#### EKZ1505

##### Well-Known Member

If I EV my Timid Scarf Magneton just enough to outrun base 130s, how many EVs does that leave for another stat? I'm investing 252 def to survive a Jolly Kartana Sacred Sword before it boosts (in case it's sashed or scarfed), and I want to put the rest into sp attack if 252 speed isn't needed too badly.

Magneton is too slow to outspeed base 130 speed pokemon even with full investment and scarf

The next best thing you can outspeed is weavile with 228 evs

This is correct, but only at lvl 100.

Scherzando, if you're playing VGC or on cartridge at lvl 50, you can just barely outspeed base 130s with max speed investment (base 130s reach 200, and your Magneton reaches 134, so 134 x 1.5 is 201), but then you will only have 4 EVs to invest in special attack.

In the future, you can look at either Serebii's individual Pokedex pages to see a Pokemon's max speed at lvl 50 or lvl 100, or use a damage calculator (like this one: http://jake-white.github.io/VGC-Damage-Calculator/ ) to see your speed stat.