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So I've heard the terms EVs been thrown around a lot and after a lot of research, I still do not understand exactly what they are. Here are some basic questions that if properly answered could be very helpful! I have a very vague understanding but nothing too detailed.

What are EVs and what does it stand for?

What is the "range" of how many EVs a Pokemon can have? I know EVs are a number involving stats.

How do you find your Pokemon's EVs?

What's the difference between EVs and IVs?

Why is it important for it to be divisible by 4?

Is there a difference between EVs and EV Yields?

Also, any other general information would be very helpful!!

closed as a duplicate of: EVs and IVs in Competitive Battles?
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I think the site i’ve post will help you a bit, but ‘Why is it important for it to be divisible by four is a bit tough
oh sorry! i tried to find a previous question but couldn't! you can remove this entire question if you want!

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EVS are evolution yields. They are gained when defeating a Pokemon, but but only certain ones. The amount and types of Evs are dependent on the Pokemon. Each base point is increase by each ev earned for the Pokemon. The maximum evs for a Pokemon is 510. There is no way (that I know of) that allows you to check evs. Ivs, are the individual strengths, and cannot be changed after you receive a Pokemon. Ivs can be pass down through certain held items in breeding( such as a power belt) From what I know of, the is no know difference between evs and ev yields. I do not know what you mean by it has to be divisible by four. What you may have misunderstood is the fact that you normally want 252 evs on 2 stats and 4 on a relitivly important one
For extra help, use the game mechanics page on here for evs and ivs, or use this smogon website: https://www.smogon.com/smog/issue28/evs_ivs

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Yeah I see why that was confusing LOL reworded it
ah ok. i've never even done an SOS battle LOL. so if your pokemon already accidentally got EVs elsewhere you're basically screwed. or is there some magical way to change the distribution of EVs?
Certain Berries (Pomeg, Kelpsy, Qualot, Hondew, Grepa, and Tamato berries. Source: https://pokemondb.net/pokebase/48404/what-are-ev-reducing-berries) will lower EVs and will increase happiness. So if you want to reset EVs, use those berries.
AHHHH thank you. now i'm satisfied. good night and be satisfied for everything you've done!
I am XD I’m glad I could help! :)