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VG Weekly Poll #4: Do you EV Train?

Do you EV train?


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Not a Power Ranger
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EV training is the easiest aspect of making a competitive Pokemon so I do it in-game too but don't keep count in-game.
 
From Leyend to Myth
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I EV train in-game loosely. I will give a prefference to battling certain pokemon with certain member of the team, and of course use up the vitamins like crazy. But I don't keep track of anything nor look up on numbers. I also use stat-recuding berries to fix them and the power items, let's not have high attack on a pokemon with just special moves.

But I don't look at the numbers.


In-game. Precise EV-training though is a really important part of competitive battling you can't take out.
 
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I have yet to do this although It deffinatly has interested me I want to try, nbut not sure when I will get around to it. I'm not sure why but I have always had this Idea of a Blissey with 250 in attack and special attack and the other 10 ( i think there is a total of 510 points?) put into its hp to make it have some good hp and powerful attack but for the people who actuall ev train this probably sounds like a bad idea
 
Sig By Blue Dragon
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I pretty much only EV train my competitive Pokemon
 
Mari-yo Puyo
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It seems that when I play the Pokemon games, I have a tendency to make a more perfect team. For Diamond, I started planning my team, but in White, I started keeping track of the EVs of my Pokemon get in addition to planning them. Yes, I actually keep track, so that I know who gets more Attack and Speed. Sadly in that game, Attack and Speed EV targets are practically everywhere, so certain places only have specialised EVs, so in the case of needing those, grinding there isn't a bad idea (ex: Stunfisk for HP, Frillish for SpDef).

Oh, when I learnt about EVs, I decided to attempt this on Pokemon to use for Battle Frontier.

Thanks for reading.
 
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I first learned about EV training in the 3rd generation and after that, I've always EV trained my all Pokémon. In-game or competitive, it doesn't really matter. I found EV training much more interesting and it gives a some sort of goal for the whole Pokémon training, that's why I'm doing it in the in-game too. Thought, I'm not so strictly following it while I'm playing in-game - losing a count or battling against a "wrong" Pokémon isn't the world end.
 
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I plan to EV train my Pokemons post-game, but I've never started in reality.
 
追放されたバカ
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To help my competitive Pokémon, yes, and I will EV train my in-game team if it's obvious that they need help for whatever reason (usually the Champion/Ghetsis).
 
Bringing Shinx to Hoenn!
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I do it for my different Teams, but after I do it for all of them, Im going to stop because its hard work and it takes the fun out of it a little.
 
Happiness is a Beautifly
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I EV train post-game, for the Battle Tower/Frontier/Subway. I don't bother with it before the Elite Four, nor do I battle competitively.
 
WHAT.
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I just started EV training for a competitive team, and I keep track on a notepad. It is a pain in the crack.

I don't start until after I've beaten the Elite Four. I'd rather just plow through all of the trainers first and have room to mess around later with breeding and all that jazz.
 
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I only EV train my in-game team, as I really don't have a huge interest in competitive battling. I do it for the challenge, more or less.
 
KYUREM FORMS ERRYWHERE
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I EV train since 2006, when I first trained my Emerald Flygon for a Battle Frontier team. It was fun to actually start winning with my favourite Pokemon. Today, I mostly train for Wi-Fi teams and such.

As for the story mode... ugh, seriously, is there any point? NPC Pokemon are so terrible (no EVs, very low IVs) that you're gonna beat them no matter what.
 
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I don't. They'll be what they'll be. Good stats don't matter to me.
 
..::~Luna~::..
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I EV train my competitive teams. I don't see any point in EV training my in-game teams; EV-trained or not, they'll still be able to defeat NPCs.
 
All hail me!
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For ingame,I used to ev train,iv breed pokes on whom I used tms like earthquake since they were rare.(this was before white came out.)
Nowadays i don't do it for ingame, only for competitive battling.
 
ボスの様感じ〜!
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I've never EV trained, which is disappointing, because I never knew about it until the last year or two... I still haven't learned much about it.
 
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I'm not a competitive player, so I rarely EV train. In fact, I only have around 3 EV trained pokémon (Azelf, Haxorus, and Ampharos) from when I wanted to give EV training a try.
 
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I think EV training is not necessary, it does produce good results but it is not necessary unless you want to get to the top of battle tower or something like that. I personally do not EV train.
 
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