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Those guides explain thoroughly, it made me understand it.
Basically, those two things is a special way to train your Pokemon to give them an advanatge in battle. It's time consuming at first but you really see the difference. Thhis way, you can have a Garchomp that's killer in Attack and the same thing for a Porygon-Z in Speacial Attack. EVs also tell you why it's bad to feed your Pokemon a bazillion Rare Candies.