Originally Posted by perplexed_one
hi im new here, and im fairly new to pokemon gaming. so i have pokemon silver on gbc.
delaying evolution has its good side that being that moves are learned quicker. but is there a drawback to not evolving? by evolving am I getting any additional upgrades on top of the usual stat upgrade i get by leveling up?
also, does an pokemon hatching from an egg, always start at lvl 5?
does a breed hatchling always have better base stats than its wild-found (same lvl) counterpart?
1. DELAYING EVOLUTION.
lets think of it as... dratini. a dragon pokemon who has quite bad special attack and attack for its level. it evolves into dragonair and still bad. you evolve into dragonite-gets less speed, more special, more attack and defence, but then its now flying. thats bad. so you get advantages and disadvantages when delaying evolution.
2.HATCHLINGS AT LVL 5?
yes, no matter what it is.
3.BETTER THAN WILD?
well, 98.8% it is better.