So yeah I'm kind of asking the question that's highlighted on the front page.. and if anyone wants to just copy and paste information..somewhere for me that's fine xD Sorry for a recurring question..
But what are EVs and IVs and how can I understand them better? I don't own a Pokemon game currently, but I'll be getting X and Y when it comes out and I'd like to be prepared.
A quick response to this, is that it's great that you're getting X and Y! However, understanding EV's and IV's are not essential to playing the game. It is mainly for competitive use only. You can play through the game and level up your PokÃ©mon without worrying about what EV's they are getting and what IV's they already have. And that's the way most people play it. If you really want to get into competitive, that's usually something people do after they beat the game, since at that point there is more available to them.