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Third Generation Discuss the third generation Pokemon games: Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed and LeafGreen.


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Old 08-19-2007, 07:14 PM
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Default EV what the?

what the heck is EV suposed to stand for and more inportantly what is it?

someone please help im tottaly lost.
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:39 PM
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what the heck is EV suposed to stand for and more inportantly what is it?

someone please help im tottaly lost.
i answered your other thread.

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Old 08-20-2007, 12:36 AM
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i answered your other thread.

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EV stands for Effort Values
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Old 07-30-2008, 01:34 AM
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EV means Effort Value huh?

I have heard of EV training and I don't get that or IV either so someone care to explain
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IVs? What are they?
Individual Values are what makes that stats of all Pokemon different. It gives
them their "individuality", hence the name Individual Value, or shortened as
IV. Wild Pokemon's IVs are random, although once you catch them you cannot
change it. Traded Pokemon from ingame trainers(NPCs) also have random IVs.
Pokemon that are traded from real people will have the same IVs as when they
first caught them. There's no way to change IVs. IVs have a value of 0-31 in
each stat, 31 being the best. So, you would want to try and have the highest
IVs possible in every stat. IVs are also sometimes known as DVs.

What are the effects of IVs?
Well, there are several pretty accurate forumlas for calculating stats.
Depending on the nature and *EVs, each Pokemon will have a max stat for each
stat. For each integer away from 31 for each IV, subtract one from the
Pokemon's max stat. So, let's say that Alakazam's max Special Attack is 403
with 31 IVs. However, it has a special attack IV of 0, so then its special
attack will be lower by 31 points, making it only a max of 372.


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Effort Values, or EVs, is something that has drastically changed the Pokemon
metagame. In previous games, they were known as "Stat Experience", and were
gained whenever you battled, which is why Rare Candying your Pokemon was bad.
You could gain max stats easily, using vitamins on all your stats, etc. It
all increased your Pokemon's stat exp., and thus you'd have higher stats.
In R/S, there are caps to how much stat exp can be gained, and how many per
stat. But first, let's go a bit more in depth to what this stat exp is.

EVs are gained by battling Pokemon. Any Pokemon will do, it doesn't matter if
it is wild, a trainer Pokemon, or your friend's. They all give EVs. Like IVs,
there is a value for every stat. And again like IVs, the more you have, the
stronger your Pokemon is. 4 EVs in one stat = one stat point. That may not
seem like much, but when you have 252 EVs, that a full 64 stat points! Just
keep certain Pokemon to get it.

When I say certain Pokemon, I mean ones that carry the EVs you want. Each
Pokemon gives you a certain kind of EV. Usually, higher evolution Pokemon have
more than lower ones. Every Pokemon has at least one though. Each Pokemon give
different kinds of EVs, such as a Poochyena gives 1 Attack EV, while a
Mightyena gives 2 Att EVs. The most a Pokemon can give you is 3.

So, to get strong, you keep battling. So the more you battle, the stronger you
get, right? Well, the answer is both yes and no. It is true that the more you
battle, the more EVs you get thus you have higher stats. But there are also
caps. The most amount of EVs that you can ever get is 510. The most per stat
is 255. But then stats don't increase after 252, so usually you would stop at
that point.

You can split the EVs in any way that you want. But however, if you just dish
out EVs sloppily, they won't help much. This is where the roles of Pokemon
come in. For example, if you have a physical sweeper, you would want to have
high Att EVs and Spd EVs so that it would efficient in attacking first and
finishing the opponent before they have a chance to reply with an attack of
their own. Since you'll be doing all this sweeping, Defense EVs wouldn't
really be your concern since the opponent won't really hit you very often.

This is the main reason why people like to use either a physical sweeper or
a special sweeper. If a mixed sweeper is used, then you must give EVs in both
attack and special attack, but then it would be too slow to attack. There is
also personalities that you want to consider. Subtracting defense for an
attack stat wouldn't be too wise because you would want your Pokemon to at
at least take a hit. This is why it is wiser to use Pokemon using only
physical attacks or special attacks.

What if I send out a Pokemon and switch it?
If you switch, then all the Pokemon who participated gain EVs as if it were
the only one battling. So in other words, all the Pokemon will have gotten
full EVs.

Now, all you need to learn is to EV train. You can go peeking through tall
grass trying to find certain Pokemon with certain EVs, or, you can find
specific training areas in which you can find many Pokemon that give a certian
type of EV

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