Hello all, I just want some explanations on the things that I thought would happen with EVs, but apparently not. I'm assuming I'm going on my own misconceptions here which is why I am more or less clueless on the subject.
If possible could somebody kindly respond to each point and clarify if each of the following is true or false:
4 EVs gained of a stat will increase the level by 1 for that specific stat
Respective EVs can continue to stack where ever 4 EVs gained will result in another stat increase
The EVs of a Pokemon is only gained by defeating that Pokemon and leveling up
The cap on EVs for a stat is 255
The cap on EVs for a Pokemon is 510
When EVs for the cap on a Pokemon is reached you will automatically gain a ribbon
Only when a Pokemon has reached level 100 will have the gain in EVs reflect the gain in stats. So if they have defeated 20 Swablu, they should definitely see an increase of at least see a gain of +4 in Special Def along with whatever else was to be increased along with it.
All EV stats increased are automatically tabulated along with the Pokemon's level up.
Hopefully you can see that some of the statements made seem to be inconsistent with one another let alone the games themselves. But sadly, this is what my current perception of the reality is for me regarding this subject at the moment.
The main issue I'm having is really not getting "my EVs worth" when seeing my stat level increases and I'm there just wondering why!
Thankyou for whoever knows enough about generation III to answer my question. Although it seems the EV system hasn't changed after but I only play generation III so I wouldn't know about it.