Do you remember in Sorcerers’ Apprentice that some random character sucks or steal someone’s soul or ability in order to get stronger and stronger? That’s probably one of the easiest explainations for Ev’s which stands for Effort Values but let’s dig deeper.
In Pokemon your Pokemon has stats which are divided into 6 categories- HP, ATTACK, DEFENSE, SPECIAL ATTACK, SPECIAL DEFENSE, and SPEED. Each pokemon only has a maximum value of 510 Effort Values to be earned and each stat can only have 252 points of Effort Values. These stats determine how strong your Pokemon will be and you can control these by defeating or knocking out certain pokemon.
Each and every Pokemon in the game yields or gives Ev’s or Effort values every time you defeat them and you can check them here in the link
For example, everytime you encounter a Pidgey in the wild and you defeat it, the pokemon you used to defeat it will receive a point or an effort value of 1 in the speed stat since a Pidgey yields 1 stat point or Effort Value in the Speed stat. So, if you want your Pokemon to have a max stat of 252 in the Speed stat, you need to defeat 252 Pidgey’s. Items like vitamins and other Ev training items can help boost your Pokemon’s stats.
Let’s talk about IV’s or Individual Values next.
IV’s seems to have a little similarity to Ev’s since it also influences your pokemon stats and how strong they can be.
Each Pokemon in the game will have a randomly generated number from 1 is the lowest and 31 is the highest to every stat I have mentioned earlier and they can be perfect 31’s in every stat. Everytime you encounter pokemon in the wild, they will have different values in their Iv’s because as I have said, these numbers are generated randomly by the system. Typically, you would aim for the 31 since it’s the highest and it will make your Pokemon stronger than the rest.
Also you need to know what your pokemon’s nature is, while its not exactly part of Ev’s and Iv’s, nature still affects the stat of your pokemon since natures boosts one stat of your pokemon by 10% and lowers the other by also 10% but other natures will have neutral effects or no effects at all.
You can still control the Ivs’ of your pokemon but it’s a little bit harder because it involves breeding and I think Im just gonna talk about it on a different blog because breeding is I tell you VERRRRRRY HARRRRD to master and learn.
And that’s pretty much it. If you’re a casual gamer and dont care about stats for your pokemon I think this blog will still give you knowledge in case you ever want to be competitive in Pokemon .
To end this Blog here’s a Motto from one of the Elite Four ( Elite Four members are 4 of the strongest trainers in the Region you’re playing in) from the Johto Region, Karen.