Although I am an expert Pokémon player, getting the hang of EVs and how they work was not easy, but after a lot of trial and error, I finally understand the hype. EVs come in handy and get better as your Pokémon climb game levels.
But, is it true that you will eventually hit a wall with your EV progression? Yes, you will.
You will find it impossible to EV train past level 100, except in Scarlet and Violet.
This article has all the information you need.
Can Pokémon Still Gain EVs At Level 100?
No, your Pokémon cannot gain EVs past level 100 💯 except in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet. EVs, Effort Values, or Base Points are stats your Pokémon gain as they defeat or catch others.
They are quite important as they are factored in when Pokémon progress from level to level. That is why EV-trained Pokémon are usually considered better than wild Pokémon of the same level.
Although with other versions of Pokémon, you cannot get more EVs past level 100, this is different in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, where you can still gain EVs at level 100.
Can You EV Train At Level 100 In Pokémon Violet?
Yes, you can since with Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you can EV train up to level 150. EV training is a good idea because it helps raise a Pokémon’s stats.
The amount it raises a certain stat by is determined by the Pokémon’s level. Once a Pokémon is at level 100, it will get 1 point for every EV it has in that stat.
However, this does not mean your Pokémon will immediately get the extra points as soon as it hits level 100 (as is the common Pokémon myth).
To EV train in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet with level 100 Pokémon, all you need to do is battle as normal using proteins, carbs, and vitamins 💊.
How Can I Add EV To A Pokémon That’s Already LVL 100?
In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you can add EVs to your Pokémon past level 100 using vitamins 🍓 🍊. If you are dissatisfied with your Pokémon’s EVs and it has already progressed passed level 100, you have the option of changing them.
This entails reducing them using berries 🍇 and adding your desired EVs. Here is a breakdown of the berries you need to make room for new EVs:
Reduces 10 HP EVs
Reduces 10 Defense EVs
Reduces 10 Speed EVs
Reduces 10 Attack EVs
Reduces 10 Special Attack EVs
Reduces 10 Special Defense EVs
To Get Max EVs, Does The Pokémon Have To Be Level 100?
No, your Pokémon do not have to be at level 100 to get EVs and fully train them. Although it is advisable that you get your Pokémon to level 100 to enjoy EVs’ full benefits, you can collect and train them at virtually any level, even one.
As earlier stated, a Pokémon’s level only affects the multiplication applied to points, but that doesn’t mean you cannot earn from them.
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