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Do you have to defeat an opponent to gain its EV?

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I have heard that just switching out a Pokemon would give it EV and just encountering wild Pokemon seems no different. Just ho complicated can EVs be?

asked Dec 12, 2011 by Riley55

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You will only obtain EVs if the opponent faints. If it flees or you run away, you will not get EVs. However, if multiple teamates partake in the battle they will both receive EVs. For example, if you encounter a wild Bellsprout with your Magicarp and switch out and defeat it with your Ninjask, both Magicarp and Ninjask will receive 1 Attack EV, which is Bellsprout's EV yield. The same goes if you were in a trainer battle. If you just ran away you would receive no EVs.

answered Dec 12, 2011 by Fritjof
selected Dec 13, 2012 by Mewderator
thats why exp shares are usefull when ev training 2 pokemon (takes half the time but you could always use items such as macho brace but they lower base speed)