In Pokemon there are specific stats which help your Pokemon in battle. These stats are HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed. Each stat is helpful to your Pokemon in one way or another.
HP raises the base HP stat of your Pokemon.
Attack boosts how much damage your PHYSICAL attacks do.
Defense measures how well your Pokemon resists physical attacks.
Special Attack boots how much damage your SPECIAL attacks do.
Special Defense measures how well your Pokemon resists special attacks.
Speed measures whether or not your Pokemon goes first on the battle field. (Priority moves, like quick attack and extreme speed, ALWAYS goes first unless both pokemon use the same priority move.)
Each Pokemon has a base number of each stat, the higher the base number the higher that Pokemons specific stat is going to be while leveling.
In Pokemon (Generation 3 and up) there are things called Natures. Natures help boost and reduce the base stat of that pokemon. For each Nature (except neutral Natures) it will boost one stat and reduce one stat. Example: An Adamant Natured Pokemon has it's base Attack stat boosted while its Special Attack stat is reduced. However not all Natures boost and reduce a base stat there are some Natures which do not boost or reduce any stats at all! These Natures are called Neutral Natures.
For a list of Natures please consult this hand made chart
|Nature||Boosted Stat||Decreased Stat|
|Rash||Special Attack||Special Defense|
|Careful||Special Defense||Special Attack|
IVs and EVs
Let’s start with the simpler of the two, EVs. EVs are stat modifiers that CAN BE MODIFIED WHILE PLAYING; ISN’T IT GREAT?!? This way each Pokemon can be unique in how it functions during battles. For every EV you put on a pokemon, the more stat points that pokemon gets per level up. The max amount of EVs you can have on a Pokemon total is 508 with 256 per stat. Usually, people have 252 as the max amount of EVs for that stat because 253-256 doesn’t actually contribute to anymore stat boosts, thus making it a waste to have. To gain EV’s on Pokemon you have to knock out the exact amount of Pokemon that give that EV to the amount you want. The best places to train for each EV are:
You can train attack EVs on Paras’ on the second floor of Mt. Moon.
You can train defense EVs on Kakunas and Metapods in Viridian Forest.
You can train sp. attack EVs on Gastlys and Haunters in the Pokemon Tower.
You can train sp. defense EVs on Tentacruels and Tentacools on da wawta.
You can train speed EVs on Pidgeys and Rattatas on Route 1 or on Digletts and Dugtrios in Digletts cave.
But, to make your lives so much easier Game Freak decided to add DRUGS that you can give to your pokemon, such as Protien, Carbos, Iron, Calcium, and Zinc. Protien boosts Attack, Carbos boots Speed, Iron boost Defense, Calcium boosts Sp. Attack, and Zinc boosts Sp. Defense.
Now, onto IVs.
IVs are hidden stat modifiers that the player cannot see, the only way to find them is to use a IV calculator. IV’s cannot be modified and are very important to the Pokemons stats. The highest IV a Pokemon can have is 31 per stat. If a Pokemon has 30-31 IVs in all stats it has perfect IVs all around.
Now, you may be wondering. “Cool we have all this information now, but what use is it to us?” EVs, IVs and Natures are mostly used for competitive purposes, which is a large part of Pokemmo.
Now, I bid you farwell and wish you luck in your EV training!