Sorry for the confusing title. It's a long question with weird words, and I'm just trying EV training for the first time. I think I get the basics, but I'm stumped by this question.
I have an Azelf in a playthrough, and I want to EV train it for Attack and Special Attack. The only thing is, I've already used it in a couple battles and wasn't keeping track of the EV's gained yet. I caught it at Lv. 50 and it's at Lv. 53. So whatever's left, I want to go to Attack and Special Attack. I'm training in Attack first by repeatedly battling a dude with 3 Machop on Route 215 for 6 Attack EV's a pop, but what I want to know is...
If Azelf's Attack EV's are eventually maxed out at 255, and Azelf obviously hasn't cashed out all 510 of it's EV's, and I keep fighting Machop that only give Attack EV's, am I at a point where Azelf gets Exp. but not EV's? Or is Azelf still collecting EV's that it can't use? Or is something else happening all together? I thought these games were meant for kids.
I'm trying to do a lot of things right now, and one of those things is not taking this super seriously, so I'm not keeping a spreadsheet on Azelf's battles or anything like that, but I can't stop thinking about this question, and I'm having trouble finding information about it. Thank you if you take time to skim this and leave any answer, and have a wonderful day.