I hatched a bunch of Torchic's on my Emerald, and for once, l want to consider IV's.
I've never really cared for or done IV stuff before, so l got a lot of questions.
I'm using Serebii IV Calculator right now;
- For Pokemon species, should l put in Torchic or Blaziken, since l am eventually going to evolve it anyways?
- What are EP's (Effort Points)?
You should put in Torchic because if you put in Blaziken it won't work because the stats/level you enter will be way to low for Blaziken. (I assume its a Torchic now)
Effort Points (AKA Effort Values/EVs) are special hidden values in each stat you get each time you KO a pokemon. Every 4 of these in 1 stat raises that stat by 1 by the time you reach level 100. http://pokemondb.net/ev gives a good in-depth look at them.
The IV calculator won't be accurate unless you know the amount of EVs you've invested in each stat. If you just hatched your Torchic and haven't beaten any pokemon with it will have 0 EVs.