Have you ever wondered how those top-tier Pokemon trainers always seem to have such incredibly strong teams? Well, a lot of the time, it’s because they’ve taken the time to EV-train their Pokemon.
EV training can be a bit of a confusing process for newcomers, but don’t worry – this guide will explain everything you need to know in order to get started. By the end of this guide, you’ll be an EV training pro!
How EV Training Works in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
EV training is a process used by many competitive Pokemon Trainers to help increase the stats of their Pokemon. By carefully selecting which Pokemon to battle against, Trainers can earn Effort points for particular stats. These Effort points will then help to increase those stats by a few points when the Pokemon levels up.
There are a few different ways to go about EV training, but the most common method is to find a Pokemon with high stats in the desired stat, and battle it multiple times. For example, if a Trainer wants to increase their Pokemon’s Speed stat, they would find a Pokemon with high Speed and battle it multiple times. With each victory, the Trainer’s Pokemon would earn Effort points in Speed, and eventually, those points would add up and the Speed stat would increase.
There are a few things to keep in mind when EV training, such as making sure that the Pokemon you’re battling against is the correct species (as different species give different amounts of Effort points), and making sure that your Pokemon doesn’t already have too many Effort points in a particular stat (as you can only earn a maximum of 255 points in any one stat). But as long as you keep those things in mind, EV training is a great way to help give your Pokemon that extra edge in battle!
These are some Power items that you can use to boost your EV Points:
|Macho Brace||Gives 2x EVs of the wild Pokemon you defeat.|
|Power Weight||+8 HP EVs|
|Power Bracer||+8 Attack EVs|
|Power Belt||+8 Defense EVs|
|Power Lens||+8 Special Attack EVs|
|Power Band||+8 Special Defense EVs|
|Power Anklet||+8 Speed EVs|
These are some Vitamins you can use that each will increase your stat by 10:
|HP Up||+10 HP EVs|
|Protein||+10 Attack EVs|
|Iron||+10 Defense EVs|
|Calcium||+10 Special Attack EVs|
|Zinc||+10 Special Defense EVs|
|Carbos||+10 Speed EVs|