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EV Training Spots in Black/White

Discussion in 'Wi-Fi' started by Mekkah, Mar 12, 2011.

  1. AriadosPerson

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    Victory Road with Lv. 40/42 dead Pokemon at party's top and Repels gives you 66% Durants, at 2 Def. EVs apiece.
  2. Elite_Battle_Master

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    Speaking of EV's... does anyone know where you obtain the Effort Ribbon in BW?
  3. Alex Practice

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    You don't get effort ribbons anymore, but there's a woman in Opelucid that tells you when your Pokemon has maxed EVs.
  4. Elite_Battle_Master

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    Oh alright then. Do you know which house it is? I'm currently EV training my Latios right now in the Celestial Tower.

    Also, found it interesting that I was EV training my Latios and after the 15th Litwick I fainted, it grew to level 36. Normally when EV training and defeating that many pokemon in the older games, the stat you were training in would make a large increase (like +15 or +21). This time, it only went up by 4. Anyone know why?
  5. TM13IceBeam

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    EVs are now applied after the battle, not during a level up. This facilitates training of Lv 100 Pokemon(Arceus).
  6. Sprocket

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    The Effort Lady is in a house directly north of the Pokemon Center in Opelucid City. Unlike previous generations, she simply tells you that your Pokemon has the maximum EV value, and does not award you an Effort Ribbon for your trouble.

    Also unlike previous generations, she will not change her phrase regardless of how close or how far away you are from maxing your EVs.

    The exact phrase she uses when your Pokemon has a full 510 EV is:

    "Your <Pokemon>...
    has put in a great effort!"

    When your Pokemon does not have 510 EV, she will say:

    "Your <Pokemon>...
    looks like it can try a little harder."

    The best way to verify your EVs is, as always, to earn exactly 508 EVs, check the message to see if you maxed them out, then earn exactly 2 EVs and re-check. Alternatively you can earn exactly 508 EVs, check, use 1 wing, check, and use 1 last wing and check.
  7. Andren

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    Druddigon only gives 2 Atk points. Tested this while training a Tyranitar.
  8. Muk Man

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    why not just use all wings?
  9. TM13IceBeam

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    Because they only give 1 EV. It's unreliable getting them too.
  10. Kiebin

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    I did it once. Took me 6 hours of riding back and forth on Marvelous Bridge. It's not exactly the fastest way to go.
  11. Muk Man

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    Yeah... if you did it that way, but thats like actually trying to BUY enough rare candys to level up your pokes... im just saying, EV training is a WHOLE lot easier this game
  12. DrDimentio

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    It bothers me that there's no way to reduce EVs in Black and White, since items can't be transferred and there's no way to get the EV-reducing berries in the 5th gen yet.

    Also, if I'd let my Zekrom faint to the first Pokemans in the battles against N and Ghetsis, would that be the only way to avoid those unwanted EVs from Reshiram and Cofagrigus? It's too late now, but just wondering if that's how it works.
  13. TEA_DEMON

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    you could just choose to not use zekrom in the battle.
  14. DrDimentio

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    I needed it in my party so I could check its stats to work out its IV and nature; if I'd sent it to the PC box, I wouldn't be able to access that until after the credits, which includes an auto-save. Oh well, it's only 4 'wasted' EVs anyway.

    Also, the OP is very helpful... wish I'd seen this thread before I wasted so much time in less convenient places.
  15. TM13IceBeam

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    You are auto-healed after the N battle for Ghetsis.

    Yes, it sucks.

    Yes, you must kill Zekrom twice.
  16. ScizorMeTimbers

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    Awesome, only places I had figured out so far were route 1 for attack, and celestial tower for sp. atk. This saves me a lot of effort
  17. AriadosPerson

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    No, you can't. You're literally forced to use it first. The only way to avoid getting EVs is to have it die to the first Pokemon the final bosses send out. Against the second, you have Slash which you can spam while you die to Toxic, but against the first you have to use either your Psychic move or Slash and pray not to crit. Your Fusion move may double in power, and of course you shouldn't Dragonbreath.
  18. Raptorg

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    You can waste time by spamming X items, using offensive X items will allow you to waste up to 24 turns, enough to get a KO.
  19. Cooler110033

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    Actually the best thing to do to stall is use an Antidote.

    It'll say "But it had no effect!" and your turn will pass without you actually having done anything. And the antidote will NOT have been consumed. I do this all the time.

    (i didn't bother trying any other status-ailment healing items, but i'd bet they work the same)
  20. xcfrisco

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    ^^hot tip man, thanks
  21. C4RN4GE

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    if you have higher level pokes your ev training for Attack the field off of route 1 after you surf is great place...

    Attack pokemon 100% (also great chance for double battle)
    Lvls 30-35ish

    Watchdog- 2 Atk
    Herdier- 2 atk
    Scraggy- 1 atk

    (Also good place for pretty easy mid-level (30-50s) pokemon leveling up with the lucky egg- watchdog/herdier give an avg of 1000 exp)
  22. XienZo

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    1. Switch
    2. Roar/Whirlwind

    Zekrom won't get any experience/EVs this way, and you won't need to stall until it gets KOed either.
  23. Mario With Lasers

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    Oh wow, I thought it just wouldn't let you use the item, but not lose the turn in DPPt? That's good news.
  24. UnhandledException

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    @XienZo : Zekrom will indeed get the evs even if you switched it out on the first turn.

    @OP: Might want to mention Route 4 in the OP for Attack evs. Its got Scraggy(20%), Sandile(40%) and Darumaka(40%) all of whom give 1 Atk ev each.
  25. MrSalty

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    you also run into Palpitoads something like 40% of the time in Icirrus, which give 2 HP's as well.

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