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Where can I EV train my Pokemon for Defense?

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What are the best locations for getting Effort Values in Defense?

asked Jun 1, 2010 by Pokemaster
retagged Aug 29, 2012 by Pokemaster

5 Answers

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The best place is probably Iron Island, with Geodude (1 EV), Graveler (2 EVs), Onix (1 EV) and Steelix (2 EVs). There is also Oreburgh Mine, which is good because it has low-level pokemon.


Route 45: Geodude (1 EV) and Graveler (2 EVs), plus Gligar (1 EV) or Skarmory (2 EVs) depending on version.

answered Jun 1, 2010 by Pokemaster
edited Aug 13, 2011 by Pokemaster
7 votes

Black / White:

Roggerola 1 EV
Woobats 1 Spe EV

Yamask 1 EV
Cofagrigus 2 EVs
Onix 1 EV
Sandslash 2 EVs

answered Mar 13, 2011 by DarthDestiny
edited Jan 21, 2012 by DarthDestiny
3 votes

Or Orborough gate. That almosst always has geodude.

answered Jul 15, 2010 by ohioscyther
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Black/White 2 - Defense spots

Chargestone Cave - Nosepass (1 EV), Klink (1 EV), Ferroseed (1 EV).
Avoid the rest (note: Boldore gives 1 Def and 1 Atk EV).

Haven't found anywhere with all Defense Pokemon yet.

answered Aug 29, 2012 by Pokemaster
I would suggest Lostlorn Forest. There are a lot of Swadloon (2 EV) and some Venipede (1 EV).

Need to avoid the Cottonee that gives Speed EV (Black 2) and the Petilil which provide SAtk EV (White 2).
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i would like to add onto DarthDestiny's post for Black / White: the Durant's in victory road offer 2 def. they are pretty common

answered May 21, 2012 by pokeblaze420
finally a use for durant!