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How do EVs and IVs work?

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I would like to know what Pokemon that are good or great for getting stats.

asked Aug 6, 2013 by Colonel Duck

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Effort values (abbreviated EVs and previously called Stat Exp) are attributes which give bonuses to a Pokémon's stats and improve differently depending which Pokémon they defeat. These bonuses, in the form of effort points, are gained in addition to bonuses gained by increasing level. A Pokémon which increases in level using a Rare Candy instead of battling does not gain any EVs, making it weaker than a Pokémon who increases in level normally.

Roughly speaking, defeating fast Pokémon increases Speed better than fighting slow Pokémon, defeating Pokémon with high hit points improves HP more than defeating Pokémon with low HP, and so on. For example, fighting 100 Machop will improve a Pokémon's Attack stat more than fighting 100 Abra of the same level, whereas the Abra will improve the Special Attack stat more.

Individual values, IVs for short, sometimes also known as determinant values, DVs for short, are the Pokémon equivalent of genes. They are instrumental in determining the stats of a Pokémon, being responsible for the large variation in stats among untrained Pokémon of the same species. IVs are randomly generated

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answered Aug 6, 2013 by Sempiternus
selected Aug 6, 2013 by Colonel Duck
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answered Aug 6, 2013 by JarJar~
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EVs are the Pokémon's Nature and IVs are the Pokémon's Personality.

EV Example: Brave nature = Attack

IV Example: Capable of Taking Hits = Defense

Nature and Personality can be altered but it cannot be changed. EV training is the method.

answered Aug 8, 2013 by Reshiro