Levels (EXP) & Effort Values (EVs)

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In order to make your Pokémon team grow stronger and further progress amongst the competitive trials awaiting, you will need to train your Pokémon systematically. This is generally achieved by entering battles with your Pokémon, gaining experience to improve its stat values and available moves, and managing various aspects along the way, such as move sets and effort values.

Truthfully, it all comes down to carefully decide and design the best version of your Pokémon in terms of what would fit your playstyle and objectives through your journey. Having these precepts and concepts in mind, this article will focus in two types of training named previously, EXP and EV training, and will also give some tips about move sets to help you reach the greatest form of your Pokémon.

General

As stated in the previous paragraph, there are two main kinds of training to improve and increase the competitive potential of your Pokémon: one centers around leveling them up to the maximum possible (currently, 100 for Pokémon owned by players), and the other one emphasizes the effort values, which affect the Pokémon stat values directly and can be distributed and managed accordingly by the player. Note that these are not mutually exclusive, so it is entirely possible to intertwine and mix both types of training to save time and have a more efficient training experience.

Training Levels (EXP) EXPIcon.png

The level up screen that show after the Pokémon has earned enough experience, with the stat gains of its growth.

The first and essential kind of training revolves around gaining experience through engaging in battles with the desired Pokémon. Doing this, just like in the game saga, your Pokémon will increase its stats and will have access to a wider variety of moves, having the chance craft the move set in accordance with your battle style and team design. In this section, directives applicable for any Pokémon will be given, splitting then to review specific tips for training lower or higher-leveled Pokémon without having to face obstacles or troubles.

Universal Tips ScrollIcon.png

One thing to keep in mind is that you will need to constantly heal your Pokémon, as their health and power points will be worn down battle after battle, which can put you in a dangerous situation.

  • If you are training in the Dojo or the Boss Tower, you can use the public healers and PCs located across these structures, strategically and practically placed for your advantage and to make your life easier while training.
  • If you do not have a healer near, you can always make use of the PokeCenter ones, which you can access through the /warp pc command.
  • If you have bought a donor rank (Silver or above), you can use of the handy /pokeheal (or its short version /pheal) to swiftly restore your Pokémon.
  • If you also want to level your Herbalist skill from the PixelScape system, a good way is to use diverse types of potions during the battle (to heal HP and restore move’s PPs, remove status conditions, revive or buff Pokémon, and so on); however, this method can prove to be slower and take a significant number of resources, but might be useful and efficient to take advantage of the circumstances.

Another principle to note is that different Pokémon species yield different amounts of experience and earn different amounts of experience. As a rule of thumb, evolved and higher-leveled Pokémon tend to give the highest amount of experience, with some variance according to the species (Blissey, for example, is the Pokémon with the utmost experience yield value, but fighting them continually can be tricky and difficult, since they are quite rare and spawn in a short timespan; there are better methods in terms of effectivity and efficiency).

On the other hand, there are some held items that enhance and are of great support in the process of earning experience. The table below lists the items, their usage and their different methods of obtaining:

Item Description Obtaining methods
Lucky Egg Held item that makes the Pokémon gain 50% more experience. Defeating boss Pokémon.
PokéLoot chests (Master Ball ones).
Using the Pickup ability (more information here).
Defeating a wild Blissey (50% chance) or Chansey (5% chance).
Catching a wild Blissey (it will always have one as a held item).
Redeeming an Item Key in the Casino (around 3.5% chance of obtaining one).
Exp. Share Held item that shares 50% of the experience with the Pokémon holding it, even when it does not engage in battle (however, the Pokémon needs to be in the party for this item to work). Defeating boss Pokémon.
PokéLoot chests (Ultra Ball ones).
Using the Pickup ability (more information here).
Defeating an Arceus (50% chance).
Redeeming an Item Key in the Casino (around 3.5% chance of obtaining one).
Exp. All Held item that shares 50% of the experience with all the Pokémon in the player’s party, even when they do not engage in battle. For this item to work, it needs to be properly activated (by right-clicking it while having it in the main hand) and should remain in the player’s inventory. Defeating boss Pokémon.
PokéLoot chests (Master Ball ones).
Using the Pickup ability (more information here).
Defeating an Arceus (50% chance).
Redeeming an Item Key in the Casino (around 3.5% chance of obtaining one).

Bonus: An easier way to level up your Pokémon is resorting to Rare Candies, XP Candies and a custom item, the Experience Booster. You can find all the information for these items in the table below:

Item Description Obtaining methods
Rare Candy Levels up a Pokémon by one level for each candy used (right click the Pokémon while outside of its ball). Voting (5x).
Rank kits (Expert and all the Donor Ranks).
Playtime rewards (check /rewards to claim the first pack of them for free!).
Redeeming an Item Key in the Casino (approximately 17.3% chance of getting 5x).
Defeating boss Pokémon.
PokéLoot Chests (any).
Using the Pickup ability (more information here).
Beating the Daily Battle trainer at the PokeCenter (awards you 3x, for more information check this article).
XP Candies (XS, S, M, L and XL) Gives a fixed amount of experience to a Pokémon of your choosing depending on its size:
  • XS – 100
  • S – 800
  • M – 3,000
  • L – 10,000
  • XL – 30,000
Defeating boss Pokémon.
Leveling the PixelScape combat skill.
XP Booster Global (server-wide) boost that doubles the experience gain. PokeDex completion (randomly while redeeming a booster token).
Redeeming a Master Key in the Casino

A good trick you might want to know is that if you use Rare Candies while an Experience Booster is activated, the Pokémon will earn two levels instead of just one. The same principle applies with XP Candies; the amount of experience is doubled. So, it is always a great idea to store some candies in case you get lucky and come across an Experience Booster! Also, bear in mind that the best investment for rare candies is high-leveled Pokémon, since the amount required to level up is bigger than in lower levels (you would get more experience by using a candy, even though you still level by one).

Low-Leveled Pokémon CosmogIcon.png

One of the starter Pokémon, Rowlet, as an example of a low-leveled Pokémon.

As you start your journey in PokeResort or Pixelmon altogether, you are faced with the mission of choosing your starter Pokémon to keep you company through your adventures. The thing is that, upon just beginning playing, your first Pokémon is very weak, being just at level 5. If you wander around the spawn zone and other buildings, you will find that most of the Pokémon available for a challenge are at a significantly higher level than your Pokémon. Or, for example, if you got a Pokémon that you like from the Casino, you might also realize that they start at level 5, too. Given these scenarios, leveling the weaker Pokémon in your team can pose a big challenge. Worry no more, trainer! Here you will find some exhaustive guidance to strengthen your low-leveled Pokémon:

  • As said in this section, there is a dedicated zone to train and leveling your weaker Pokémon up (the Pokémon available in the Newbie range from level 5 to 9, offering an option for super-effectiveness to each type of the Starter Pokémon).
  • Another option is to use the known bait-and-switch technique, which consists in opening the battle with the weak Pokémon and then switching to a stronger one, able to defeat the foe; doing this, all the Pokémon that engaged the battle will earn 50% of the experience, percentage that can further be increased to 75% if combined with an Exp. Share or Exp. All.

Once you have surpassed the ‘level 10’ barrier, more efficient and practical methods are ´unlocked´ (become more viable and feasible), like, for example:

  • The level 10 Dojo Trainers (whose detailed review is shown here), which you can use to further progress in the series of Experience Trainers available there (up to level 60).

As you become stronger and reach the level 20-40 range, it is also possible to use the Boss Tower as a means of progressing in your experience training (since most of the Pokémon that spawn there go from about level 20 to level 50) or exploiting the type advantage by staying in a biome where a particular type of Pokémon spawn (for example, to train a Fire-type Pokémon, you can always go to a Jungle, where most of the spawns are Grass or Bug-types).

Following these directives, you might find yourself reaching level 60-70 at a fast pace, just putting some effort and patience in your training sessions. Now, how can you push further to level 100?

High-Leveled Pokémon SolgaleoIcon.png

One of the Sword of Justice Legendary Trio, Virizion, as an example of a high-leveled Pokémon.

Once your Pokémon are strong enough, you might find yourself in a plateau, since progressing from here might be steeper and slower. If this is the case, a few good things to keep in mind are:

  • This is a good time to invest in Rare Candies; you can save them for some time (or buy them from other players), and once your desired Pokémon reaches level 70 or above, you can use them to jump straight to level 90-100, and with that, you can help your other Pokémon by using that Pokémon to defeat stronger foes (like bosses, that will surpass the level 100 barrier and can yield great amounts of experience) and share the experience with weaker Pokémon using Exp. All or Exp. Share.
  • You can defeat the level 70 EV trainers and equip your Pokémon with a Lucky Egg to increase the experience yield even more. Although, beware that this will mess up your EV spread, and might be more useful if you cherry-pick the EV trainers according to a beneficial EV spread for that Pokémon.

Once you have attained the level 100 milestone with one of your Pokémon, made it strong and solid combat-wise, you can use it to help your other Pokémon:

  • As boss Pokémon levels depend on the highest leveled Pokémon in your party (+5 for Uncommon, +10 for Rare, +20 for Legendary and +40 for Ultimate), you can use that to your advantage and defeat various Pokémon of this kind in the Boss Tower or a Haunted Tower using the Exp. Share or Exp. All, and Lucky Eggs to potentiate the yield even more.

Training Effort Values (EVs) EVIcon.png

The EV spread and individual values, checked by using the /evs command (explained in the next sections).

Apart from the experience training covered in the sections above, Pokémon also become stronger through the effort value system, which allows them to gain stat values based on the foes they defeat.

The EV System

In case you are not familiar with this mechanic (that acts the same as in the main games), all you need to know is that:

  • Each stat value has an equivalent effort value that can be improved through successfully battling a Pokémon with the corresponding yield.
  • Pokémon can earn up to 510 EVs in total and 252 as a maximum per stat value.
  • Effort values contribute to increasing stat values up to a 4:1 ratio at level 100 (meaning that a level 100 Pokémon that earns 4 EVs in a stat, be it Speed for the sake of this example, will earn 1 stat value, i.e., 1 point of the speed in this case).
  • In order to plan the EVs you want to train, you can visit this article from the Pixelmon Reforged Wiki, which shows a full table with the EV yield for every Pokémon in the mod.

Moreover, since EVs are a nice way to give bonus stat values as the player seems fit, before jumping straight to battling random Pokémon it is a wise decision to make some research and plan a suitable and convenient EV spread for that Pokémon. Note that it is common, though not always the case, that spreads tend to focus in maximizing two stat values (investing 252 EVs) and add the rest on another relevant stat value accordingly. To check the best spreads for your Pokémon, good sources to retrieve this information are:

  • The Smogon Website (accessible here), which generally provides a few sets for the Pokémon including EV spreads, move lists, held items, natures and abilities depending on the desired role that the Pokémon will fulfill in the team.
  • The Competitive channel in our Discord server, where you can also ask any questions or for any guidance if you feel lost at any point; feel free to ask for support or help there if you are not sure of what the best spreads for your Pokémon are and other competitive related interrogates.

As you immerse yourself in the practice of EV training your Pokémon, you might notice that it can be a rather slow process, since you get 3 EVs at most from some Pokémon. Or maybe you did not know about the impact that the EV system can have in a Pokémon’s stat values, and your EVs are spread randomly across all the stats. To solve these issues or to improve the rate at which you earn EVs, there are several items available for you to use, listed in the sections down below with detailed information on what they do and how to obtain them.

Power Items PowerItemsIcon.png

The Power Items provide a great bonus in terms of EV gain. These held items give 8 extra EVs to a stat, depending on what Power Item it is, when the Pokémon holding it defeats a foe or is in the player’s party while an Exp. All is activated (since both experience sharing items also share the EVs obtained, but fully instead of just 50%, which was the case of the experience). However, holding Power Items has the handicap and downside of halving the Pokémon’s Speed stat, so keep that in mind while entering a battle. In the table down below, you will find information for all the Power Items and their obtaining methods:

Power Item Stat affected (+8 EVs) Obtaining methods
Power Weight. HP.
  • Defeating boss Pokémon.
  • PokéLoot chests (Master Ball ones)
  • Using the Pickup ability (more information here).
  • Redeeming an Item Key in the Casino (around 3.5% chance of obtaining one).
  • Defeating the Floor 1 NPC boss for a random breeding item (power items are included; more information about the NPC boss can be found here).
Power Bracer. Attack.
Power Belt. Defense.
Power Lens. Special Attack.
Power Band. Special Defense.
Power Anklet Speed.

Macho Brace EVIcon.png

The Macho Brace is another useful held item to boost the EV gain from a Pokémon, working in a similar fashion as the Power Items do. At the price of halving the Speed of the Pokémon holding, the Macho Brace will double the EV earned from battle.

So, for example, if a Pokémon holding a Macho Brace defeats a Venusaur (which would normally yield 2 Special Attack and 1 Special Defense EVs), it would earn 4 Special Attack and 2 Special Defense EVs, instead.

This item can be obtained from defeating boss Pokémon, PokéLoot chests (Ultra Ball ones), using the Pickup ability (more information here) or redeeming an Item Key in the Casino (around 3.5% chance of obtaining one).

Feathers

The Feathers are special items that have the ability of increasing the EVs of one stat by 1 when used on a Pokémon. Either way though, you might want to save them to infuse Vitamins (which will be explained in the next section) rather than consuming them straight away. In the table down below, you will find information for all the Feathers and their obtaining methods:

Feather Stat affected (+1 EV) Obtaining methods
Health Feather. HP. Defeating Staraptor (50%), Honchkrow (50%) or Toucannon (5%).
  • Using the Headbutt external move on any biome and on any tree type.
    • In order to use this move skill, you will need a Pokémon that knows/is able to learn the Headbutt move (a list can be checked here.
    • Once you have a Pokémon that meets this requirement, you will have to throw it outside of its Poké Ball, press the B key button (by default; note that this key button might be bound to the Minimap, in which case you will have to change this setting by going to Options -> Controls -> Next External move to a free key button) to open the cyclic UI showing all of the move skills/external moves available, and then select the one that has the Headbutt icon.
    • After this, all you must do is find a tree in any biome and press the G key button in order to perform the external move (which has a low chance of dropping one of the types of feathers listed here but can also drop other items and sometimes asleep Pokémon might fall out of it too, so be careful!).
Muscle Feather. Attack. Defeating Farfetch'd (5%), Swellow (66.67%), Braviary (5%) or Sirfetch'd (50%).
Resist Feather. Defense. Defeat Pidgeot (66.67%), Unfezant (5%), Mandibuzz (5%) or Corviknight (50%).
Genius Feather. Special Attack. Defeating Noctowl (100%), Pelipper (75%) or Chatot (5%).
Clever Feather. Special Defense. Defeating Fearow, Natu or Xatu (all with a 5%).
Swift Feather. Speed. Defeating Dodrio, Swanna, Talonflame or Hawlucha (all with a 5% chance).

Vitamins VitaminsIcon.png

Vitamins are special concoctions that, instead of boosting the EV gain, will add 10 EVs straight away in a particular stat, depending on the vitamin that is being used. In the table down below, you will find information for all the Vitamins and their obtaining methods:

Vitamin Stat affected (+10 EVs) Obtaining methods
HP Up. HP. Infusing 10 Sitrus Berries with a Health Feather.
  • PokéLoot chests (Ultra Ball ones)
  • Using the Pickup ability (more information here).
Protein. Attack. Infusing 10 Liechi Berries with a Muscle Feather.
Iron. Defense. Infusing 10 Ganlon Berries with a Resist Feather.
Calcium. Special Attack. Infusing 10 Petaya Berries with a Genius Feather.
Zinc. Special Defense. Infusing 10 Apicot Berries with a Clever Feather.
Carbos. Speed. Infusing 10 Salac Berries with a Swift Feather.

EV-Reducing Berries EVBerryIcon.png

EV-reducing berries are a type of organic items that work as a ´EV-reset´ of some sorts, if used correctly. Like said in the sections above, if you have messed up your EV spread and you are no longer able to invest EVs in the stats you wish, these kinds of berries are your best bet to reduce them until reaching the desired amounts (or just make them 0 for a fresh start).

They work similarly to Vitamins, but reversed: when you feed one of these berries to a Pokémon, it will reduce 10 EVs in a particular stat.

In the table down below, you will find information for all the EV-reducing berries and their obtaining methods:

Berry Stat affected (-10 EVs) Obtaining methods
Pomeg Berry HP. Defeating Lilligant (50% chance).
  • Planting and growing them in hydrated farmland (like any vanilla Minecraft crop; it will grant 5x of that kind of berries, and if bonemeal is used, the yield can go up to 9x per plant).
  • Using the external move Forage on any block and any biome, except the Nether, Mesas, Oceans or Deserts.
    • In order to forage, the Pokémon needs to be thrown out of its Poké Ball (pressing the R key), and then, looking at a block and pressing the G by default, an item, Pokémon or even nothing might be foraged (randomly).
  • Berry trees found in the wild. specifically, in any type of forest.
  • PokéLoot chests (Poké Ball ones)
  • Using the Pickup ability (more information here).
  • Buying them from the server shop (accessible using the /shop command).
Kelpsy Berry. Attack. Defeating Hitmonchan (up to 2, with a chance of 100% each) and Hitmonlee (50% chance)
Qualot Berry. Defense.
Hondew Berry. Special Attack.
Grepa Berry. Special Defense. Defeating Chansey or Sentret (50% chance).
Tamato Berry. Speed. Defeating Mankey or Primeape (50% chance).

Pokérus PokérusIcon.png

Another mechanic that affects the EV yields and gains is the Pokérus virus. This status can randomly be contracted by Pokémon with approximately a 0.00008% chance and acts like the Macho Brace; it doubles the EVs obtained and is cumulative with the held items exhibited previously. It also has a 20% chance to spread to other Pokémon, and its effects do not expire after the virus has been cured. Since the Pokérus is evidently quite rare, it is not a thing you might encounter and use often, nevertheless, it is good to keep in mind, since you might want to take advantage of its potential to the maximum, transmitting the virus to as many Pokémon as you can.

Specific Methodologies

With the general mechanics, items and tips covered, in this section the principal methods to accomplish the EV spread chosen for a Pokémon will be thoroughly reviewed. The order in which they are shown is thought as a kind of ´ranking´; the first one is generally the most simple, fast and often recommended, meanwhile the other alternatives are better if combined with other systems (for example, if you wish to grind for ResortCASH in the Boss Tower, you can also use the second method for the sake of convenience).

Method 1: Dojo EV Trainers EVTrainerIcon.png

A level 10 EV Trainer, specialized on Defense.

Making use of the specialized EV trainers in the Dojo (which you can warp to using the /warp dojo command) is, by far, the best and most reliable method available in PokeResort to train and achieve the desired spread for a certain Pokémon. This is mainly for two reasons: first, each trainer focuses in one stat, having only Pokémon that yield EVs for that stat, and second, the trainer’s levels are as low as 10, so it is possible to start EV training in earlier phases of your Pixelmon journey. Having this in mind, some good steps and tips to follow are:

  • Start with the stat(s) that demand the highest amount of EV investment (the ones that require maxing EVs are generally a good chance, since that leaves no room for mistakes for missing or exceeding the barrier number).
  • Keep track of the EV amounts gained after every battle with the /evs # command, replacing # with the position of the target Pokémon (for example, if I am training my Sylveon in the 3rd position in my part, I would check its current EV spread using /evs 3 command).
  • Try to always use Power Items to further increase the EV gain, so you do not consume a lot of time and reach the necessary amounts faster.
    • Sometimes, it is better to not use Power Items, since this can lead to situations where the amount of EVs exceeds or is lower than the one planned; always keep track of the EV spread, to avoid errors!
  • If you have exceeded the amount of EVs in one or more stats, remember to store a good number of EV-reducing berries, so you do not lose all your hard work and to be able to tweak the spread.
  • If you have more than one Pokémon that needs the same EV stat trained, you can use an Exp. All combined with the proper EV enhancing item (power items) to save more time and make the method more efficient.
  • You can review the EV trainers’ team information here, so you do not face any troubles or obstacles during your battles against them.

Method 2: Boss Tower BossIcon.png

The Boss Tower and its Pokémon.

An alternative method revolves around defeating certain Pokémon in the Boss Tower, according to their specific EV yield. For each stat in which an EV can be trained, there is at least one representative Pokémon that yields that EV, so you can always use the Boss Tower for more than defeating boss Pokémon and getting ResortCASH and items. The table below lists the Pokémon available in the Boss Tower that yield EVs for each stat with the floor they are in:

Stat Pokémon Floor EV yield
HP
Quagsire.png
Quagsire.
6th. 2 HP EVs.
Attack
Solrock.png
Solrock.
1st. 2 Attack EVs.
Carnivine.png
Carnivine.
2nd.
Druddigon.png
Druddigon.
7th.
Cacturne.png
Cacturne.
2nd. 1 Attack and 1 Special Attack EVs.
Defense
Forretress.png
Forretress.
6th. 2 Def EVs.
Special Attack
Ampharos.png
Ampharos.
5th. 3 Special Attack EVs.
Lunatone.png
Lunatone.
3rd. 2 Special Attack EVs.
Venomoth.png
Venomoth.
4th. 1 Special Attack and 1 Speed EVs.
Special Defense
Mr-Mime.png
Mr. Mime.
4th. 2 Special Defense EVs.
Magneton.png
Magneton.
7th.
Ninetales.png
Ninetales.
1st. 1 Special Defense and 1 Speed EVs.
Speed
Pidgeot.png
Pidgeot.
3rd. 3 Speed EVs.
Raichu.png
Raichu.
5th.

Having this in mind, some good steps and tips to follow are:

  • Focus on the Pokémon that have an EV yield for only one of the stats, rather than the ones having two, since this reduces the chance of making mistakes for miscalculations.
  • Start with the stat(s) that demand the highest amount of EV investment (the ones that require maxing EVs are generally a good chance, since that leaves no room for mistakes for missing or exceeding the barrier number).
  • Keep track of the EV amounts gained after every battle with the /evs # command, replacing # with the position of the target Pokémon (for example, if I am training my Sylveon in the 3rd position in my part, I would check its current EV spread using /evs 3 command).
  • Try to always use Power Items to further increase the EV gain, so you do not consume a lot of time and reach the necessary amounts faster.
    • Sometimes, it is better to not use Power Items, since this can lead to situations where the amount of EVs exceeds or is lower than the one planned; always keep track of the EV spread, to avoid errors!
  • If you have exceeded the amount of EVs in one or more stats, remember to store a good number of EV-reducing berries, so you do not lose all your hard work and to be able to tweak the spread.
  • If you have more than one Pokémon that needs the same EV stat trained, you can use an Exp. All combined with the proper EV enhancing item (power items) to save more time and make the method more efficient.

Method 3: Hunting in the Wilderness WildernessIcon.png

A wild spawning Emolga in a Jungle biome, inside the Safari Zone.

Finally, another known method is the ‘vanilla’ one (normally used in Singleplayer), which resorts to hunting wild Pokémon through the world with the EV yield needed. Given the previous two methods for EV training, more efficient, practical, straight-forward and less time-consuming, it is not recommended to actively focus on searching for those Pokémon that have the EV yield that you require, because even when they might be common spawns around the world, you have easier and better options that have been carefully thought to make the process smoother. Nevertheless, if you wish to use the good old way for EV training (or in the case that you are doing other thing in the wild, and can fit this method in it), some great directives to keep in mind are:

  • Use the EV yield table to check for common spawning and weak Pokémon that yield EVs for the stats that you need and focus on battling them using the Power Items or the Macho Brace.
    • Trying to hunt for Pokémon that yield the highest amount of EVs for the stat(s) that you require can certainly be a nuisance, since they are evolved Pokémon that are hard to find spawning in the wilderness.
  • Focus on the Pokémon that have an EV yield for only one of the stats, rather than the ones having two, since this reduces the chance of making mistakes for miscalculations.
  • Start with the stat(s) that demand the highest amount of EV investment (the ones that require maxing EVs are generally a good chance, since that leaves no room for mistakes for missing or exceeding the barrier number).
  • Keep track of the EV amounts gained after every battle with the /evs # command, replacing # with the position of the target Pokémon (for example, if I am training my Sylveon in the 3rd position in my part, I would check its current EV spread using /evs 3 command).
  • Try to always use Power Items to further increase the EV gain, so you do not consume a lot of time and reach the necessary amounts faster.
    • Sometimes, it is better to not use Power Items, since this can lead to situations where the amount of EVs exceeds or is lower than the one planned; always keep track of the EV spread, to avoid errors!
  • If you have exceeded the amount of EVs in one or more stats, remember to store a good number of EV-reducing berries, so you do not lose all your hard work and to be able to tweak the spread.
  • If you have more than one Pokémon that needs the same EV stat trained, you can use an Exp. All combined with the proper EV enhancing item (power items) to save more time and make the method more efficient.

Final Words

The purpose of this guide was to analyze and detail the entire process of training a Pokémon in its two core facets: experience and EVs. But even when leveling up and increasing the EVs makes a Pokémon notoriously stronger, it is not the only factor to weigh in combat. A good Pokémon needs to have a fitting ability, nature, IVs, move set and team companions to be at its full potential, meaning that you will have to pay attention to these other aspects, so they complement with your training work. If you have any doubts about how to choose, decide and manage these important features of your Pokémon, feel free to ask in the Competitive channel of our Discord server!

Now that the secrets of Pokémon strength have been unleashed and unveiled beneath your eyes… what are you waiting for, adventurous Trainer? It is time to exploit your companion’s full potential and to be the very best, like no one ever was! May the odds be in your favor, have fun!