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Are there EVs in Emerald (Gen. III)?

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I need to know if I should pay attention to what Pokemon my Lotad/Lombre battle.

asked May 16, 2013 by Mega Evolution Guru

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The EV system was completely overhauled in Generation III (Ruby/Sapphire). Prior to that, battling a Pokemon would give you Effort Values equal to its stats. - The Pokemon Database EV Section

So yeah, they existed, and work just like they do in the present games.

answered May 16, 2013 by Poke'slash
selected May 16, 2013 by Mega Evolution Guru