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by , 18th March 2012 at 01:24 AM (302 Views)
Wow. This is harder then most people make it seem...

I like, fail at EV Training first off. I give them Vitamins items (like Calsium), give them Power items (like Power Bracer)and Macho Brace, and infect them with Pokerus. Some times I swich out the Power Items, depending on the Pokemon, like I use the Power Belt, Power Weight, and Power Bracer on my Rhyperior. But I don't keep track of the EVs, so they look like crap, or at least it seems this way.

I seem to win more battles WITHOUT EV training my Pokemon...

I researched it alot too...

Until I found a guide, I think on Smogon, that compared three identical Pokemon's Stats, only there being one factor.
The way it was trained.
The Pokemon was Wevile, which was trained in three different ways: By Rare Candies, Normal Training, and EV Training.

And you know what I found?

I saw the Rare Candy Wevile had below avrage stats, which I already knew, but also the EV Trained Wevile stats that wasn't EV Trained in, like Defence, was on par with the Rare Candy Wevile's stats. That means:

Rare Candy trained Pokemon have Low Stats in the end.
Normal Trained Pokemon have Average Stats in the end. Not (usually) high, but not low.
EV Trained Pokemon have High Stats in the stats the are EV trained in, but the other stats have Low Stats in the end.

Why hasn't someone pointed this out?
Am I doinging it wrong?
What methoid SHOULD I use?

Oh well. Guess I should keep tryn'.

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  1. Grass Type Warrior's Avatar
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    EV training is a way of specializing your Pokemon and making it fit into a particular role.

    For example, let's say you want your Wevile to be a really good physical attacker, right? Then it doesn't need it's special attack stat at all, so you can neglect it completely. It's Special Attack, which you won't use, will be as bad as a Rare Candy trained Weavile but it won't matter because it's physical Attack, which all of its moves use, will be insanely high.

    You should probably take a good look at your Pokemon's stats and make an informed decision about what you want to specialize them in. You don't want to specialize a Charizard in defense or a Blissey in offense. The idea behind EV training is to maximize a Pokemon's potential at what it's naturally good for.

    Offensive Pokemon should be EV trained in their highest offense and Speed (unless they're mixed offense, then things get a bit more complicated and individualized.) Defensive Pokemon should be trained in their highest Defense and HP. So forth.
  2. Shiny Shinx's Avatar
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    True. I know that.
    I'm ether not doing it right, even thought I did what you said, or I'm using the wrong Pokemon.
    This is what always happens:
    I attack, does alot of damage, but doesn't knock them out, they attack and knock me out, even with a move thats Not Very Effective or Regular Effectiveness, at full health.

    But what you said did help though.
  3. British Banette's Avatar
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    I had trouble with this aswell. @Shiny Shinx, if you want help, PM @derp derp derp. she is a master at this :)

    trust me , she is awesome when it comes to this stuff :)
  4. Shiny Shinx's Avatar
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    @British Banette
    Ok, I will, tomorow, 'cause it's getting late here...
    Thank you though! Really appreshate it.
  5. Grass Type Warrior's Avatar
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    @Shiny Shinx

    It could also be that your Pokemon have bad IVs, which is a whole different ballgame entirely.
  6. UnovaCastaway's Avatar
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    I find EV training tough too.


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