Iodise's Ev Training Guide EVs are a staple to any future competitive pixelmon player, they are the backbone of a team and are in line with importance with natures. EVs, also know as Effort Values, are values that improve the stats of a Pokemon based on strengths of a Pokemon they have defeated. Pokemon can gain six different types of EVs, HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defence and Speed. Once you become more familiar with EVs, you may start to recognise these as Hp, Atk, SpA, SpD, Def and Spe for short. Pokemon can gain a maximum of 510 EVs, and allow of a max of 255 EVs in each stat, however, after gaining 252 EVs in a stat, anything over will not longer contribute to boosted stats thus making them worthless. These 510 EVs can be spread over multiple stats and not just two, this can be especially common on bulky Pokemon or setup Pokemon who may need the extra bulk to be able to sweep a team. Gaining EVs at levels do not matter, if you gain the EVs at level 10 and level it up to level 100, you will still see the same effect of EV Training if you was to EV train the Pokemon at level 100. The most important part of EV training is items, this will help accelerate how fast it will take you to EV train your Pokemon, these I will be going over later in the thread. Berries Berries are used to decrease a Pokemons EV stats, this is especially useful when being new to EV training as you will likely have already defeated wild Pokemon which will add unnecessary EVs to Pokemon, you can check what Evs you Pokemon via the /Ev [Slot] command, which will bring up a list of each EV you have in each stat and how much percentage you have left until you have no more EVs left to gain. Berries will decrease EVs by 10 and increase Pokemons happiness, making them an expensive but fast way of increasing happiness on a Pokemon. To remove certain EVs, you will need certain berries, these will be displayed here. Pomeg Berry Decreases HP (Hp) Kelpsy Berry Decreases Attack (Atk) Qualot Berry Decreases Defense (Def) Hondew Berry Decreases Special Attack (SpA) Grepa Berry Decreases Special Defense (SpD) Tamato Berry Decreases Speed (Spe) Remember, all of those only decrease the EVs by 10! Power Items Power Items are key to EV training Pokemon, it greatly reduces the time spent trying to EV train and is extremely convenient. This becomes even more easy with the fact EvolveCraft has provided us with a EV training centre, you can access this through /warp EV. Power Items increase the gain of EVs by +4 based on what type of power item you are holding, this means if you defeat the correct type of Pokemon, you can increase your yield of EVs from 3 to 7. Although it is not recommended, you can also kill a different type of Pokemon that does not give the same EVs that the power item does, this will in turn give you 4 EVs of the power item you are holding, and 3 of the Pokemon you killed. If you are missing Power Items, you can purchase all 6 of them from /warp Pokemart. Power Weight +4 EVs to HP (Hp) Power Bracer +4 EVs to Attack (Atk) Power Belt +4 EVs to Defense (Def) Power Lens +4 EVs to Special Attack (SpA) Power Band +4 EVs to Special Defense (SpD) Power Anklet +4 EVs to Speed (Spe) Defeating 36 Pokemon of the correct type with the Power Item on will get you exactly 252 EVs in that stat!