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    Default EV training necessary or not?

    Not to sound like a useless noob but I have a bit of a question, I would like to battle people online and all, but I don't have the time (or patience) to EV train, would I stand a chance on wi-fi without ev training or should I give up? just wondering. thank you in advance.

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    With a fantastic sense of prediction and incredible tactics behind you, yes. But it will be considerably harder to get anywhere, seeing as the OU Metagame now is ver yspeed base, with even one stat point making all the difference sometimes.

    So, really, yea, it's important.
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    If you really want to win, EV training is needed like we need air to breathe . You can always push your luck and hope for the best...but its never a guaranteed chance.
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    EV training is definitely necessary if you want to battle seriously. But even if you don't have the patience for it, you shouldn't just give up! Try to find other people who aren't serious competitors to battle for fun. Or, if you have PBR, you can just let it find random battles. Those tend not to have EV trained Pokemon.

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    To me, EV Training is like Snaking in Mario Kart or Wave-Dashing in Smash Bros. A little something extra meant to make single Pokemon very more, but exploited by hardcore gamers with too much time on their hands.
    Up the airy mountains / Down the rushy Glen /
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeta View Post
    To me, EV Training is like Snaking in Mario Kart or Wave-Dashing in Smash Bros. A little something extra meant to make single Pokemon very more, but exploited by hardcore gamers with too much time on their hands.
    I concur.

    Not a big EVer myself.
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    Doesn't really take that long if you have Pokérus and an EV-enhancing item...

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    I really hope they get rid of it in the next generation so I can actually have fun battling against people again.
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    While EV training is tiresome (I myself just ev trained a Lickylicky for the first time), you should easily be able to find people who aren't in to the EV training scene to battle. However, EV training is not nearly as tiresome as IV breeding, and I'm not even going to touch that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeta View Post
    To me, EV Training is like Snaking in Mario Kart or Wave-Dashing in Smash Bros. A little something extra meant to make single Pokemon very more, but exploited by hardcore gamers with too much time on their hands.
    Its not that long to fully EV-train a Pokemon. I've even found a way to EV train multiple Pokemon with similar spreads.

    If this was said about IV breeding, then we have a whole different matter.

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    I really hope they get rid of it in the next generation so I can actually have fun battling against people again.
    Simple solution, just battle people who don't EV-Train.

    I don't see why such an important factor on the strategical side of Pokemon Battling should be taken out merely because a couple people don't like it.

    Oh so simple guide

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    Because its Level Grinding: Super Special Mode.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeta View Post
    Because its Level Grinding: Super Special Mode.
    And it brings more realism to the concept of training Pokemon. Rather than mindlessly battling the elite 4 over and over to get yourselves to level 100, you actually try to train in specific stats.

    Its kind of like how athletes train different muscle groups for different purposes. I do however wish that in the 5th generation that they make EV training atleast affect the appearance of the Pokemon who EV Trains. After all, a defensive Breloom should look more bulky, while a speedy one more slender.

    And really, atleast it gives us something to do after that amazing plot of theirs is over. Even the Battle Tower has EV trained Pokemon trained in specific stats, so why should you reside yourself not to do it when the NPCs clearly do it aswell?

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    I thinks its a pretty cool thing, it's just not for me. Maybe I will use PBR more. thank you for the answers

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    Trying PBR to avoid "overpowered" Pokemon is kind of oxymoronic if you are doing random wifi battles considering people just use ubers.

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    It's boring. It's dull.

    Games are meant to be fun, not done so you can be the very best by exploiting whatever it is that you are exploiting.

    Sure, I will do it a bit, but once it starts being boring, I'll just stop.
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