FC 2793-2016-8218 - Name: Suoma
---------- Post added 2012-07-30 at 08:57 AM ----------
Amazing sig, done by mighty Lokann
Hello, I've been trying to raise a Sceptile for competitive play. I breed one with the right move set, nature, characteristic, and highest iv(as checked by the guy in the battle tower). I gave it 10 Calcium and 10 Carbos but nothing seemed to change, its stats remained the same. So I went on to ev train it with Pokerus and Power Anklet, defeating 15 zubats, 2 slowpokes, and 30 psyducks. However, upon plugging my stats into an iv calculator, it came up with very poor ivs which shouldn't be the case. The man in the battle tower said it was above average and it's best stat(special attack) couldn't be better. Since it's characteristic is "mischievous" that means the iv for spec attack should be 31. After subtracting 100 evs from spec attack and speed since the vitamins seemingly did nothing, it came up with what seems to be more correct values, with my spec attack iv at 31. So my question is, what exactly happened? Using the ev vitamins should have increased my stats, but instead they did nothing. Trying to give it more calcium and carbos yields the message "It will have not effect."
Here are the stats:
Above average potential
Special attack as best stat
"Can't be better"
Hidden Power Ice
Sp. atk: 48
Sp. def: 30
Assuming I ev trained correctly, they should look like this: +4 hp, + 252 sp. atk, + 252 spd.
So what's wrong?
Ev training is useful at critical levels but unless you plan to play in competitions it is not needed. I personally EV train my Pokemon but I can say it doesn't make much difference when faced with RNG (Paralysis, confusion, critical hits etc.), Pokemon that counter yours and Pokemon with a stat boosting move. Granted, EV training can make a lot of difference but it is not essential.
Does anyone happen to have a spare upgrade that they don't need\want? I'd like to evolve my porygon that I'm using in my white team. If anyone is willing to trade to help me evolve it, send me a pm