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I'm trying to EV train my Starmie, but I hacked to find it.

Staravia gives off 2 Speed EVs.

With a Macho Brace, I should be getting 1 Speed point a kill. So, in theory, I should automatically get 1 Speed point.

After I kill the Staravia, my Starmie's Speed hasn't changed.

What's the problem here? Am I not understanding EV training, beating a dead horse by trying to train a hacked Pokemon, or is it a problem with the game?


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Yes, you can EV train hacked pokemon, and this is your problem:

Generation 1-4

EVs are factored into the Pokémon's stats when it levels up.

Generation 5

Pokémon can now gain effort values from battling even at Level 100,
and stats are recalculated at the end of every battle instead of only
after leveling up.

So, Starmie has to level up to see the extra Speed point.


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Aw, f*** it, it's lvl 100!

But the answer was VERY helpful. Thank you Swagg!
No problem
I suppose now I'll just EV train first and then use those leftover Rare candies.....