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In pokemon platinum I am currently training it on iron island by simply switching to anothe pokemon and ko the wild pokemon to ev train defense but becuase my rhyhorn doesn't know earthquake yet I can't hurt the opponent with her becuase all of her moves are not very effective(horn attack and stone edge)


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First I would suggest training special defense a lot because Rhyhorn is very susceptible to Surf and other special moves. His defense is already very high

You can check our various questions for locations in the games, eg for attack: http://pokemondb.net/pokebase/1425/where-can-i-ev-train-my-pokemon-for-attack

Unfortunately EV training can be pretty slow. You can't really get round the time it takes for each battle apart from turning off move animations. But you can reduce the number of battles you need:

  • Use vitamins (they only work for the first 100 EVs).
  • Pokerus doubles all your EVs
  • Holding the Macho Brace doubles EVs, or you can hold the power items to gain an extra 4 EVs. See http://pokemondb.net/ev for examples.

If you don't have any of those items, you can use Exp. Share. Send out your strong pokemon and KO them. Your Rhyhorn will get the EVs from the enemy without battling. But this is slower because Pokerus doesn't count and you can't hold the other items obviously.