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How do EVs work and do I have the right method?

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Okay so i'm trying to train my jolteon and I really want to make sure I have this concept right. Take speed for example, if I kill 252 woobats (woobat=1 ev speed) dose that mean I'm done with speed and can move on to the next thing?

asked Aug 21, 2013 by Dijoc
It's easier to EV train a really high level Pokemon, so it can OHKO the Pokemon with the EVs you want, resulting in 1 PP = 1 Pokemon, meaning you don't have to keep count on a sheet of paper (I lose count often).
Also, it's better to fight Basculin for speed EVs. 2 each, and 100% when surfing in Wellspring Cave.

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For your first question yes, that works perfectly fine and gets the job done right. However, you can speed up the process by having your Pokemon hold one of these items, or if it has Pokerus. They are explained in that link too.

Effort values (abbreviated EVs and previously called Stat Exp), officially called base stats (Japanese: きそポイント base point), 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.


Since Generation III, effort points have been completely separate values from base stats. Defeated Pokémon give out 1, 2 or 3 effort points to a particular stat, depending on species (see list of Pokémon by effort value yield). However, in battles that do not give any experience (such as in the Battle Tower or if the Pokémon is level 100), Pokémon will not gain any effort points. At level 100, a Pokémon's stats will be one stat point higher in a specific stat for every four effort points gained in that stat.
Pokémon are limited to a total of 255 effort points per stat, and 510 effort points in total. However, since stats are calculated by dividing effort by 4 and disregarding the remainder, only 252 effort points are required to maximize a stat.
Vitamins add 10 effort points, but cannot raise a stat above 100, or raise the total above 510.

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answered Aug 21, 2013 by JarJar~
selected Aug 21, 2013 by Dijoc
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Yes it does. Make sure you personally keep track on a permanent object such as a piece of paper. Also, just a little bit extra: I would then go to celestial tower and train on litwick and elgyem for sp.atk EVs. 1 each.

answered Aug 21, 2013 by Chimcharizard
Thats next after speed.