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Noob help on EV training

Discussion in 'Pokémon Generation III Discussion' started by Clossy, Nov 18, 2012.

  1. Clossy

    Clossy New Member


    So I've just learned the fundamentals of EV training and decided to go try it out. Went to the verdanturf cave with my lvl 60 metagross, killed 4 whismurs and to my dismay my HP didn't increase. Why is this? I'm assuming it's something like the stat changes only occur on a level increase but I can find no guide that confirms this, oddly.

    Much appreciated if anyone helps.
  2. Kalosian

    Kalosian Never Say Forever

    As you said, the stat changes happen when the Pokemon levels up. My source for this is Bulbapedia. It is different in the 5th gen games though, where the stats are recalculated after every battle instead.
  3. MedicalSledgeHammer

    MedicalSledgeHammer AveragePokemonFan

    ^You know more than me, I didn't know 5th gen worked differently. Thanks for that, as for the question, it updates it after the level up.
    Plus, you'd get more EVs if you gave your Pokemon a Macho Brace. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
  4. No, you're correct. Macho Brace doubles your EVs gained (and Pokerus, if you're lucky enough to find that).
  5. MedicalSledgeHammer

    MedicalSledgeHammer AveragePokemonFan

    I thought that was a Pokemon sickness though, and made you lose your Pokemon?
  6. Forbidden Snowflake

    Forbidden Snowflake take it out on me

    No, not at all. It's a good shite in general, and the effect of doubling EVs also stays after the virus' gone, you just can spread it out no more. As for me, I just don't like the sign which is marked in your poke's summary once it's recovered from the virus- some ulgy (tiny) smiley..
  7. MedicalSledgeHammer

    MedicalSledgeHammer AveragePokemonFan

    Ahh, so it's actually a good thing. I knew about it, just none of my Pokemon have ever had it.

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