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           [[POKEMON PLATINUM EV TRAINING HOTSPOT GUIDE]]



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                      made by: 211kyle211

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          I. Table of Contents [itocs]          
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I. Table of Contents [itocs]
II. Legal Stuff [iiles]
       2.1 - Version History [iiveh]
       2.2 - Copyright [iicop]
III. Basics [iiiba]
       3.1 - What are EVs? [iiiev]
       3.2 - Before EV Training - What You Need to Know [iiibe]
       3.3 - Tips on EV Training [iiiti]
IV. EV Training Hotspots [ivevt]
       4.1 - Wild Pokemon Hotspots [ivwil]
       4.2 - Trainer Hotspots [ivtra]
       4.3 - Wild Pokemon Hotspots for Two Stats [ivwp2]
       4.4 - Trainer Hotspots for Two Stats [ivtb2]
V. Miscellaneous Stuff [vimis]
       5.1 - Chaining [vicha]
       5.2 - VS Seeker Rematches [vivss]
       5.3 - Levelling Up [vilup]
VI. FAQ [evfaq]
VII. Conclusion [evcon]




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          II. Legal Stuff [iiles]         
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Basic legal stuff.



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          2.1 Version History [iiveh]         
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Version 1.7 // Woah, long time no update. Confirmed the EXP Share + Lucky Egg 
bonus, Corrected several user-sent errors, added several user-sent FAQ 
questions and put several user-sent entries (March 15, 2010)

Version 1.6 // Added a Subsection under Section 5 about Levelling Up, Made some
Minor Editing and Put another site allowed to display this FAQ (June 25, 2009)

Version 1.5 // Edited the intro of Section IV, Edited the FAQ, Edited Something
Important about the Vitamins and EV-reducing Berries, Edited Info about Beauty 
Devon, Edited the Section on Special Defense under Section 4.2, Made some Minor 
Editing and Added Miscellaneous Stuff section. (May 17, 2009)

Version 1.4 // Made some Editing on the Maid Battles and Jogger Craig, Updated 
the FAQ, Edited the Conclusion and Added a sub-section under Section III. 
(April 28, 2009)

Version 1.3 // Corrected a lot of Corrections, Expounded on Section 3.2, Added 
more Hotspots and Added a FAQ Section (April 11, 2009)

Version 1.2 // Added Wild Pokemon Hotspots for Two Stats, Added the Pokemon 
Center Battles (something I completely forgot!) and Made some Editing (April 6, 
2009)

Version 1.1 // Added Trainer Hotspots for Two Stats and Made some Editing 
(April 3, 2009)

Version 1.0 // Submitted the Guide to GameFAQs (April 2, 2009)



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          2.2 Copyright [iicop]         
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This guide is owned by me, 211kyle211, of the Philippines.

Only the following websites can use this guide:


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For the latest versions, please go to Gamefaqs.


This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal, 
private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed 
publicly without my permission. Use of this guide on any other web site or 
as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a violation of 
copyright.




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          III. Basics [iiiba]         
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Before we get started, here are some basic terms and stuff you ought to know 
before we go to the hotspots.



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          3.1 What are EVs? [iiiev]         
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EVs, or "Effort Values", are external values important to the overall training 
of a Pokemon. They are gained, along with Experience Points (EXP), from any 
Pokemon you battle, may it be in the wild or from other trainers (though, as a
side-note, Pokemon from the Battle Frontier do not give EVs, as they do not 
give EXP as well).

Each Pokemon has a unique set of EVs they give out, 1-3 EVs for one, or 
sometimes two, stats. For every four EVs a Pokemon obtains, that's one point 
added to the stat with four EVs. For example, if you fight four Starly (which 
give 1 Speed EV each), you gain 4 Speed EVs, which means +1 in the Speed stat.

Sounds neat, right? But, of course, there are limits. A Pokemon can only gain a
total of 510 EVs, and 255 EVs per stat. That means the maximum stat bonus EVs 
can give per stat is 63, should you give 252 EVs to one stat. 252 is the 
accepted bonus, as it is the highest number less than 255 divisible by 4. With 
that said, 252/252/6 is pretty much the most basic EV spread for a Pokemon, 
adding 63 points to two stats and 1 point to one stat. 

So yeah, it's very important. An un-EV trained Pokemon almost always falls to a
properly-EV trained Pokemon of the same level. Add in IVs and Natures, and 
you've used your Pokemon to its fullest battling potential. =)



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          3.2 Before EV Training - What You Need to Know [iiibe]         
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Okay, so before you even start EV training, there are a lot of values 
determined the moment you obtain your Pokemon while it still has 0 EVs, and 
some of them have an influence on EV training. They won't be discussed as 
thoroughly as you expect (since this is, primarily, an EV training hotspot 
guide), but I'll try my best to give you everything that you need to know.



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| Natures |
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To start with, an obvious one - Natures. Introduced in 3rd Gen, a Pokemon can 
have one of twenty-five natures. Natures boost one stat and hinder another by 
ten percent each, though five boost and hinder the same stat, having no effect 
to the Pokemon's stats at all. 

The twenty-five natures are:


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|    Nature     || Boosted Stat || Hindered Stat |
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|     Hardy     ||    Attack    ||    Attack     |
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|    Lonely     ||    Attack    ||    Defense    |
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|    Adamant    ||    Attack    ||  Sp. Attack   |
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|    Naughty    ||    Attack    ||  Sp. Defense  |
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|     Brave     ||    Attack    ||     Speed     |
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|     Bold      ||    Defense   ||    Attack     |
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|    Docile     ||    Defense   ||    Defense    |
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|    Impish     ||    Defense   ||  Sp. Attack   |
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|      Lax      ||    Defense   ||  Sp. Defense  |
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|    Relaxed    ||    Defense   ||     Speed     |
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|    Modest     ||  Sp. Attack  ||    Attack     |
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|     Mild      ||  Sp. Attack  ||    Defense    |
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|    Bashful    ||  Sp. Attack  ||  Sp. Attack   |
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|     Rash      ||  Sp. Attack  ||  Sp. Defense  |
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|     Quiet     ||  Sp. Attack  ||     Speed     |
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|     Calm      ||  Sp. Defense ||    Attack     |
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|    Gentle     ||  Sp. Defense ||    Defense    |
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|    Careful    ||  Sp. Defense ||  Sp. Attack   |
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|    Quirky     ||  Sp. Defense ||  Sp. Defense  |
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|     Sassy     ||  Sp. Defense ||     Speed     |
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|     Timid     ||     Speed    ||    Attack     |
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|     Hasty     ||     Speed    ||    Defense    |
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|     Jolly     ||     Speed    ||  Sp. Attack   |
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|     Naive     ||     Speed    ||  Sp. Defense  |
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|    Serious    ||     Speed    ||     Speed     |
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Remember when I said that five natures don't affect the Pokemon at all? Those 
are Hardy, Docile, Bashful, Quirky and Serious. So you should avoid these 
natures because if you have a Pokemon with them, you're wasting this dynamic 
value.

Practically, one must aim for a nature that benefits a stat the Pokemon will 
most likely use, and hinder one that the Pokemon wouldn't. For a Physical 
Sweeper, one should either go for Adamant (boosting Attack, the stat a Physical
Sweeper abuses, and hindering Special Attack, one that it never uses) or Jolly 
(boosting Speed instead, because with the fourth generation, speed has become 
more important). Likewise for a Special Sweeper, one should go for either 
Modest (boosting Sp. Attack and hindering Attack) or Timid (boosting Speed and 
hindering Attack). 

You might be wondering if there's a way to influence the nature of your 
preference when you obtain your Pokemon, and there are two specific ways, one 
for Wild Pokemon and the other for Breeding.

For the first one, if you lead your party with a Pokemon that has the ability 
Synchronize, then the chances of any Wild Pokemon (including legendaries) to 
have the same nature as your Lead Pokemon is 50%. This is especially useful 
when you're hoping for the best nature for Legendaries, as this is the only way
you can influence their nature. This doesn't work with running legendaries, 
though (Lati@s in RSE, Legendary Dogs in FR/LG, and Mesprit, Cresselia and 
Legendary Birds in DPPt) as their natures and other dynamic values are pre- 
determined.

The Eleven Pokemon who can have the Synchronize ability are:

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|   Abra   |    Mew   |   Ralts   | Espeon  |
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| Kadabra  |   Natu   |  Kirlia   | Umbreon |
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| Alakazam |   Xatu   | Gardevoir |
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The second one is a little bit harder to understand, and a lot harder to pull 
off. Should the female Pokemon of two breeding Pokemon hold the Everstone 
(Ditto if it's Pokemon + Ditto, regardless of the gender), there's a 25% 
chance that the offspring of both Pokemon will have the same nature as the 
female/Ditto holding the Everstone. This was introduced in Emerald, and a very 
handy tip nonetheless. A tactic one of my friends use is to catch Ditto of all 
twenty-five natures, and breed a Pokemon and a Ditto with his desired nature. 
I felt like sharing it to you all because it's actually a pretty good tactic. 

For your information, you can find Everstones in the Underground, held by Wild 
Geodude and Graveler, and when you trade a Medicham to a woman in Snowpoint 
City. The Haunter she'll be sending over has an Everstone, preventing her 
Haunter from evolving to a Gengar, which is a really nasty trick.   

And should you want to use the Ditto trick, Ditto are found through the 
Pokeradar in Route 218 in Diamond and Pearl, and as a Mansion Pokemon in 
Trophy Garden in Platinum.



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|   IVs   |
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A much more complicated dynamic value are Individual Values, or IVs. Unlike its
counterpart (EVs), these are determined the moment you get your Pokemon, and 
are pretty much what differentiates two Pokemon of the same species, and even 
of the same gender, ability and nature.

IVs are six different values determined for the six main stats - HP, Attack, 
Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense and Speed. They range from 0 to 31, 
and the higher they are, the higher the base and maximum number a Pokemon's 
stat may be.

Granted that you should aim for a Pokemon with an IV of 31 for all six stats, 
but that might not be a case for several Pokemon. IVs are also the values 
that determine the type and power of a move called Hidden Power. I do not know 
how exactly you determine this, so look in another guide.

One other thing is that it is very, VERY unlikely for your Pokemon to have an 
IV of 31 for all stats, let alone have an IV of 31 for one stat (and even if it
did, it may not be your desired stat), so it is extremely hard to breed for the
perfect IVs. Several IV breeders take months to get ONE perfect Pokemon, so it 
is really dependent on luck. There is only one way to influence IVs, and that 
is through breeding.

Whenever you breed a Pokemon, it inherits three of the twelve IVs from both 
parents. There is way more to this than it seems, but I'm not really sure with 
my information, so it's best to resort to another guide. Sorry. u_u 

To know the IVs of your Pokemon, it is best to resort to an online IV 
Calculator. Serebii has one, but I'm pretty sure many sites have their own, so 
pick one of your preference. IVs become more accurate if the Pokemon's level is
higher, so level-up your Pokemon should you want it exact. Should you only want
a range, 20-30 is already a pretty good level to find that out.

Oh, and as an extra bonus - introduced in Diamond and Pearl is a value called a
Characteristic. This tells you what the highest IV of a Pokemon is, which is 
really helpful and a quick way to tell if your Pokemon has good IVs or not. It 
does not give you exact values, though, so you should still resort to IV 
calculators for that.

Here are the characteristics and the possible values that they imply. Note that
whatever value they imply is the highest value, so a single-digit IV could be 
your highest one, which means you're really unlucky. =(

And yes, I got this off Serebii. I'm sorry if it seems like I'm ripping them 
off, but their format was so practical that I couldn't really find another 
format besting it.

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|    Characteristic     ||            Values              |
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|     Loves to eat      || 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 | 20 | 25 | 30 |
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|    Often dozes off    || 1 | 6 | 11 | 16 | 21 | 26 | 31 |
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| Scatters things often || 2 | 7 | 12 | 17 | 22 | 27 |     This one
------------------------------------------------------      is for
| Often scatters things || 3 | 8 | 13 | 18 | 23 | 28 |        HP
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|    Likes to relax     || 4 | 9 | 14 | 19 | 24 | 29 |
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|    Characteristic     ||            Values              |
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|  Proud of its power   || 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 | 20 | 25 | 30 |
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| Likes to thrash about || 1 | 6 | 11 | 16 | 21 | 26 | 31 |
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|A little quick tempered|| 2 | 7 | 12 | 17 | 22 | 27 |     This one
------------------------------------------------------      is for
|    Likes to fight     || 3 | 8 | 13 | 18 | 23 | 28 |      Attack
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|    Quick tempered     || 4 | 9 | 14 | 19 | 24 | 29 |
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|    Characteristic     ||            Values              |
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|     Sturdy body       || 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 | 20 | 25 | 30 |
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|Capable of taking hits || 1 | 6 | 11 | 16 | 21 | 26 | 31 |
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|   Highly persistent   || 2 | 7 | 12 | 17 | 22 | 27 |     This one
------------------------------------------------------      is for
|    Good endurance     || 3 | 8 | 13 | 18 | 23 | 28 |      Defense
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|   Good perseverance   || 4 | 9 | 14 | 19 | 24 | 29 |
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|    Characteristic     ||            Values              |
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|    Highly curious     || 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 | 20 | 25 | 30 |
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|      Mischievous      || 1 | 6 | 11 | 16 | 21 | 26 | 31 |
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|   Thoroughly cunning  || 2 | 7 | 12 | 17 | 22 | 27 |     This one
------------------------------------------------------      is for
| Often lost in thought || 3 | 8 | 13 | 18 | 23 | 28 |  Special Attack
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|     Very finicky      || 4 | 9 | 14 | 19 | 24 | 29 |
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|    Characteristic     ||            Values              |
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|     Strong willed     || 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 | 20 | 25 | 30 |
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|     Somewhat vain     || 1 | 6 | 11 | 16 | 21 | 26 | 31 |
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|    Strongly defiant   || 2 | 7 | 12 | 17 | 22 | 27 |     This one
------------------------------------------------------      is for
|     Hates to lose     || 3 | 8 | 13 | 18 | 23 | 28 |  Special Defense
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|   Somewhat stubborn   || 4 | 9 | 14 | 19 | 24 | 29 |
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|    Characteristic     ||            Values              |
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|     Likes to run      || 0 | 5 | 10 | 15 | 20 | 25 | 30 |
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|    Alert to sounds    || 1 | 6 | 11 | 16 | 21 | 26 | 31 |
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|  Impetuous and silly  || 2 | 7 | 12 | 17 | 22 | 27 |     This one
------------------------------------------------------      is for
|  Somewhat of a clown  || 3 | 8 | 13 | 18 | 23 | 28 |      Speed
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|     Quick to flee     || 4 | 9 | 14 | 19 | 24 | 29 |
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So, yeah. If you see any correction, kindly email me. Thanks. =)




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          3.3 Tips on EV Training [iiiti]         
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252 is such a high number, and battling a Pokemon 252 times (or 126 for those 
that give 2 EVs) sounds very tiring. Fortunately, Gamefreak has blessed us with
items that are there specifically to aid in EV training.

First of which is the Macho Brace, which has been around since the 3rd Gen. 
When held by a Pokemon, it doubles the EVs obtained by the Pokemon holding it, 
at the expense of its speed being halved. So, if you battle a Starly with a 
Macho Brace, instead of getting one Speed EV like you normally should, you get 
1 x 2 = 2 EVs.


Secondly are six new items introduced in Diamond and Pearl. For every EV you 
gain, you get four EVs in a certain stat, regardless of the EV you receive. You
can all get them in the Battle Frontier for 16 BP IIRC. They are as follows:


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     Item     ||   Stat they Affect 
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 Power Weight ||         HP
 Power Bracer ||       Attack
 Power Belt   ||       Defense
 Power Lens   ||    Special Attack
 Power Band   ||    Special Defense
 Power Anklet ||        Speed
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So if you battle a Starly with a Power Anklet, instead of getting one Speed EV 
like you normally should, you get 1 + 4 = 5 EVs. 


Third are six vitamins that have been around since second gen. They are sold 
for 9800 Pokedollars or 1 Battle Point each, and they do aid in EV training by 
providing at most 100 EV points in their specific stat. Do note, though, that 
they'll only provide the FIRST 100 EV points, and not the last. Sorry I didn't 
note this earlier. u_u The items are:

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  Vitamin   ||   Stat they Affect 
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  HP Up     ||         HP
  Protein   ||       Attack
  Iron      ||       Defense
  Calcium   ||    Special Attack
  Zinc      ||    Special Defense
  Carbos    ||        Speed
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Last, but definitely not the least, isn't an item, but rather a special virus 
called the Pokerus. Wild Pokemon have a very, VERY small chance of possessing 
this very special virus (almost as rare as wild Pokemon being shiny), but if 
you're lucky enough to battle one, the Pokemon that beat it will be infected by
the virus. To find out, simply open up your Pokemon's page, and if a purple bar
with "PKRS" appears next to its name, it's infected. After a few more battles, 
your entire party will be infected with this really awesome virus.

What does it do? It doubles the amount of EVs you receive in battle, taking 
into consideration all the items mentioned above.

So if you battle a Starly with a Macho Brace AND Pokerus, instead of getting 
one Speed EV like you normally should, you get (1 x 2) x 2 = 4 EVs. 

And if you battle that same Starly with a Power Anklet AND Pokerus, instead of 
getting one Speed EV like you normally should, you get (1 + 4) x 2 = 10 EVs. 
One of the users of this guide has given me proof that this is the correct 
formula, so yeah. =)

They don't work with the vitamins though. Feeding a Pokerused Pokemon with 
Protein doesn't give it 20 Attack EVs, but the usual 10. 

And one more thing, Pokerus is never-ending, but the spreading part doesn't 
last for more than one or two days. Everytime the date rolls over (a new day), 
Pokerus "leaves" your Pokemon. When it does, the purple "PKRS" sign will be 
replaced by an orange smiley face. Don't fret, though, as the double in effort 
points will still be in effect - the only thing that leaves is the ability to 
spread it to other Pokemon.

With this in mind, one must avoid losing Pokerus completely by storing a 
Pokemon with an active Pokerus on the PC Storage. This will preserve the 
status of Pokerus forever until the Pokemon is taken out. A handy thing, 
indeed.


Should you make a mistake with EV training, though, you should never fear, as 
there are six berries that take away ten EV points and increase the Pokemon's 
happiness. That way, you can redo your EV training to make your Pokemon to 
your liking. The berries are: 

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   Berry    ||   Stat they Affect 
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   Pomeg    ||         HP
   Kelpsy   ||       Attack
   Qualot   ||       Defense
   Hondew   ||    Special Attack
   Grepa    ||    Special Defense
   Tamato   ||        Speed
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Do note that if you have more than 100 EVs on your Pokemon on a certain stat, 
eating the correct berry will reduce those EVs all the way down to 100. So you 
technically only need eleven of the same berry to reduce a stat from 101-252 
back to 0. 


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          IV. EV Training Hotspots [ivevt]         
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The main part of this guide. It's divided into four - the first and third are 
Wild Pokemon Hotspots for one stat and two stats respectively, and the second 
and fourth are Trainer Hotspots for one stat and two stats respectively. 

For the trainer hotspots, there are quite a few trainers who can only be 
battled once a day, such as:

       -> Trainers in the Battleground (post National Dex)
       -> Trainers in the Pokemon Center (post National Dex)
       -> The Maid Battles in Pokemon Mansion

Since the Battleground generates 2-4 trainers out of 13, one has to be really 
lucky to get the one you want. Or you can simply soft-reset for your desired 
trainers, much like what you do with Swarms and Trophy Garden Pokemon. (Thanks 
a million to wolffster25 for this tip!)


Oh yeah, the format I'm gonna use:

Location: [Location of the Wild Pokemon // Trainer]
Trainer: [The trainer, for the second section]
Pokemon: [List of Pokemon, and in parentheses the EVs they give. For sections 
4.3 and 4.4, two of these are present, one for each stat.]
Levels: [The levels of the Pokemon]
Comment: [My personal comments]



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          4.1 - Wild Pokemon Hotspots [ivwil]        
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| Attack |
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Location: Route 207
Pokemon: Machop (1), Stantler* (1)
Levels: 6-8
Comment: Eh, it's the earliest one (well, technically second earliest, after 
Shinx), and the Machop are abundant enough so yeah. Stantler's only available 
through the Pokeradar.

Location: Route 210 North
Pokemon: Bibarel (2), Machop (1), Machoke (2), Scyther (1), Bagon* (1), 
Zangoose* (2) 
Levels: 28-30
Comment: Pretty good spot. And Scyther's an awesome Pokemon anyway so eh. Bagon 
is only available through the Pokeradar, and Zangoose are only available when 
you put the Ruby Cartridge in the GBA slot.

Location: Almost anywhere with Water
Pokemon: Gyarados (2), Seaking (2)
Levels: 50+
Comment: You'll need a Super Rod, but it's a pretty okay technique. Any water's
available, but they not all of them are available in all routes.



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| Defense |
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Location: Oreburgh Mine
Pokemon: Geodude (1), Onix (1)
Levels: 5-10
Comment: Earliest one, and Geodude are pretty common so it's pretty good.

Location: Route 214
Pokemon: Geodude (1), Rhyhorn (1), Graveler (2)
Levels: 21-24
Comment: It's a pretty okay training spot, should you not like Iron Island. 

Location: Iron Island
Pokemon: Graveler (2), Geodude (1), Onix (1), Steelix (2)
Levels: 30-35
Comment: It's still the best one, and the addition of Steelix just made it even
better. 

Location: Route 227 and Stark Mountain (Outside)
Pokemon: Graveler (2), Weezing (2), Rhyhorn (1), Skarmory (2), Torkoal* (2)
Levels: 51-53
Comment: This is also good, but their encounter rate is pretty low (something 
Iron Island is superior to). Torkoal is only available through the Pokeradar.

Location: Stark Mountain (Inside)
Pokemon: Graveler (2), Weezing (2), Rhyhorn (1), Magcargo (2), Koffing* (1)
Levels: 51-53
Comment: Like above, but inside, and replace Skarmory with Magcargo. They're 
more common now so yeah. Koffing only appear in Heatran's room, though.



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| Special Attack |
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Location: Old Chateau
Pokemon: Gastly (1), Gengar* (3)
Levels: 14-17
Comment: Earliest one, and probably really good because it's the only one 
you'll find. Gengar is only available if you insert any GBA cartridge.

Location: Route 208
Pokemon: Budew (1), Ralts (1), Roselia (2)
Levels: 17-20
Comment: Kinda okay. Budew are pretty common.

Location: Fuego Ironworks
Pokemon: Magnemite (1), Magmar (2)
Levels: 28-30
Comment: It's okay, they're pretty common.

Location: Route 224
Pokemon: Roselia (2), Gloom (2), Beautifly (3), Oddish* (1), Natu* (1)
Levels: 49-52
Comment: Okay-ish, but I don't like the location. Oddish only appear at night, 
while Natu only appear through swarms.



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| Special Defense |
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Location: Route 212 South
Pokemon: Tentacool (1), Tentacruel (2), Lotad* (1), Lombre* (2)
Levels: 20-40
Comment: Not that good since the last two require the Sapphire Cartridge, but 
at least it's versatile. The first two are found through surfing, while the 
last two are found in the grass, which require the Sapphire Cartridge like 
said.

Location: Route 218 (Walking and Surfing)
Pokemon: Mr. Mime (2), Tentacool (1), Tentacruel (2)
Levels: 20-40
Comment: Kinda good coz you get to kill mimes now I guess.

Location: Route 223
Pokemon: Tentacruel (2), Mantyke (1)
Levels: 30-50
Comment: Ooh, Mantykes. Tentacruel are pretty common so yeah. 



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| Speed |
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Location: Route 201 and Lake Verity
Pokemon: Starly (1)
Levels:  2-4
Comment: Meh, it's the first one available, and it's pretty good for low-
levelled Pokemon since they're so common.

Location: Trophy Garden
Pokemon: Pichu (1), Pikachu (2), Staravia (2), Plusle* (1), Minun* (1), Meowth*
(1)
Levels: 21-24
Comment: Pretty cool place. The ones with an asterisk on them aren't daily 
Pokemon, but rather the Pokemon that only appear for two days when you talk to 
Mr. Backlot. 

Location: Route 222
Pokemon: Electabuzz (2), Floatzel (2), Wingull (1), Skitty* (1)
Levels:  39-41
Comment: Eh, not that good since there are many more Pokemon in this route. But
thoe first two are the most common, so eh. Skitty is only available through 
swarms.

Location: Victory Road Main Level (Surfing)
Pokemon: Floatzel (2), Golbat (2)
Levels: 30-50
Comment: I've been suggested of this millions of times, but not once have I
remembered to put this here. People say this is the best simply because while
surfing, those two are the only ones you'll see. I hate the place, but try it 
out! =D

Location: Route 225
Pokemon: Fearow (2), Raticate (2), Spearow (1), Rattata (1)
Levels: 47-50
Comment: I like this one. Fearow and Raticate are pretty common.

Location: Route 227 and Route 228 (Surfing)
Pokemon: Poliwhirl (2) and Poliwag (1)
Levels: 35-55
Comment: Many users sent this, and I agree that this is a nice hotspot as 
those two are the only ones you'll find.




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| HP |
------

Location: Route 201 and Lake Verity
Pokemon: Bidoof (1)
Levels:  2-4
Comment: Meh, it's the first one available, and it's pretty good for low- 
levelled Pokemon since they're so common. And yes, same I said for Starly.

Location: Route 205 South
Pokemon: Shellos (1), Bidoof (1), Gastrodon* (2)
Levels:  9-12
Comment: Better than the above. Shellos are abundant, which is really good. 
Gastrodon is only available through surfing, while Shellos is available through
both tall grass and surfing.

Location: Route 212 South
Pokemon: Shellos (1), Quagsire (2), Gastrodon* (2), Grimer* (1)
Levels: 23-26
Comment: It's a cool route as they're pretty common. Gastrodon is only 
available through surfing. Shellos is available through both methods. Grimer is
only available through the Pokeradar.

Location: Route 215
Pokemon: Marill (2), Lickitung (2)
Levels: 20-22
Comment: Thanks to Carlos for pointing this out. They're two different Pokemon 
so it might be worth your time.




==================================================
          4.2 - Trainer Hotspots [ivtra]       
==================================================

----------
| Attack |
----------

Location: Cycling Road
Trainer: Cyclist John
Pokemon: Farfetch'd (1), Dodrio (2) and Staraptor (3)
Levels: 57-59
Comment: You'll need quite a few rematches for this one. Before this rematch, 
though, he has two Staraptors which give 3 Attack EVs each, so yeah.

Location: Route 213
Trainer: Swimmer Sheltin
Pokemon: Gyarados x3 (2)
Levels: 32
Comment: One of many trainers with loads of Gyarados.

Location: Route 215
Trainer: Jogger Craig
Pokemon: Luxray x2 (3)
Levels: 59
Comment: In case you don't like killing Gyarados. He can only be battled in the
morning, though, just like all the other joggers.

Location: Route 220
Trainer: Swimmer Jessica
Pokemon: Goldeen x3 (1), Seaking (2)
Levels: 30-33
Comment: In case you want lower levels.



-----------
| Defense |
-----------

Location: Route 205 South
Trainer: Hiker Daniel
Pokemon: Geodude x3 (1)
Levels: 10-12
Comment: For low-levelled ones. I love Hikers.

Location: Route 207
Trainer: Hiker Kevin
Pokemon: Geodude x3 (1), Onix (1)
Levels: 17-19
Comment: Just like the above, but with an extra Onix! I love Hikers.

Location: Route 228
Trainer: Pokemon Ranger Krista
Pokemon:  Lairon (2), Marowak (2)
Levels: 57
Comment: Kinda okay. At least they're higher-levelled.



------------------
| Special Attack |
------------------

Location: Route 212 South
Trainer: Scientist Shaun
Pokemon: Magneton (2), Alakazam (3)
Levels: 55 and 51
Comment: A few rematches, and you'll get a pretty good trainer for Sp Atk. 
Shame he doesn't have two Alakazams anymore.  

Location: Route 213
Trainer: Swimmer Evan
Pokemon: Golduck x2 (2) 
Levels: 32 and 34
Comment: At least this guy doesn't require rematches.

Location: Pokemon Centers
Trainer: Interviewers Roxy and Oli
Pokemon: Gardevoir (3), Magnezone (3)
Levels: 59
Comment: It's a double battle, and it's only once per day, but that's six free 
Special Attack EVs per day.


-------------------
| Special Defense |
-------------------

Side-note: Platinum was bad to Special Defense as it didn't give it as much 
trainer EV Hotspots as it did in DP. Eh. I'm sorry if I misled most of you from
the three Wormadam of Beauty Devon. Without her, there aren't any trainers in 
Sinnoh that have Pokemon that ONLY give Special Defense. So I've listed some 
with most Pokemon giving Special Defense, but I also included ones that don't 
and give EVs that aren't really fit with Pokemon training for Special Defense.


Location: Route 212 North
Trainer: Lady Melissa
Wanted Pokemon: Hoppip (1), Bellossom (3)
Unwanted Pokemon: Cherrim (2 SpA EVs)
Levels: 58
Comment: Requires quite a few rematches, but it might be pretty much the best 
one here.

Location: Route 212 South
Trainer: Collector Dean
Wanted Pokemon: Umbreon (2)
Unwanted Pokemon: Espeon (2 SpA EVs)
Levels: 27
Comment: Someone told me this needed moar Eeveelutions so here you go.

Location: Route 223
Trainer: Swimmer Oscar
Wanted Pokemon: Mantyke (1), Mantine (2)
Unwanted Pokemon: Remoraid (1 SpA EV)
Levels: 41-43
Comment: I love Mantine.

Location: Route 224
Trainer: Dragon Tamer Hayden
Wanted Pokemon: Altaria (2)
Unwanted Pokemon: Kingdra (1 EV in Atk, SpA and SpD)
Levels: 60
Comment: I love Altaria. Kingdra actually gives 1 EV in SpD but unless you're 
willing to use the EV-reducing berries don't battle it. And it's the only 
reason why this Dragon Tamer is listed and not the others with Altaria.



---------
| Speed |
---------

Location: Route 205 North
Trainer: Fisherman Andrew
Pokemon: Magikarp x6 (1)
Levels: 10
Comment: At least this guy wasn't gone from DP like Cowgirl Shelley. 
Undoubtedly the easiest trainer to get Speed EVs from. 

Location: Cycling Road
Trainer: Cyclist Kayla
Pokemon: Plusle (1), Minun (1), Raichu (3)
Levels: 58
Comment: Like Cyclist John, you'll need quite a few remathces for this one. A 
nice alternative if you're sick of murdering Magikarps. 

Location: Route 211 West
Trainer: Ninja Boy Zach
Pokemon: Golbat (2), Crobat x2 (3)
Levels: 51
Comment: Fisherman Andrew has a competitor! This one requires rematches, 
though, but it's the best one.

Location: Pokemon Centers
Trainer: Pokekid Ariel
Pokemon: Pichu (1), Pikachu (2), Raichu (3)
Levels: 53
Comment: It's only once per day, and I know the Pika-line can be annoying, but 
hey, six free Speed EVs per day won't hurt.



------
| HP |
------

Before the trainers, I just wanna say that it sucks that Cowgirl Shelley 
doesn't have 5 Bidoofs anymore. So we have to find new people. -_-

Location: Route 213
Trainer: Tuber Jared
Pokemon: Gastrodon x3 (2)
Levels: 51
Comment: Thank God for this guy. Though it requires rematching, I'm happy that 
Cowgirl Shelley's 5 Bidoofs have been avenged. 

Location: Route 226
Trainer: Swimmer Lydia
Pokemon: Marill (2), Wailmer (1), Spheal (1)
Levels: 54
Comment: At least this girl doesn't need any rematching.

Location: Route 230
Trainer: Swimmer Sam
Pokemon: Sealeo (2), Gastrodon (2)
Levels: 53
Comment: This guy doesn't need any rematching either.

Location: Pokemon Mansion
Trainer: Five Maids
Pokemon: Clefairy x5 (2), Blissey* (3)
Levels: 
Comment: It's 10 free HP EVs, and it's good, but the catch is you can only do 
this once per day. Eh, at least they aren't Gastrodons to anyone concerned with
the awesome slug. Oh, and as a side-note, if you do manage to beat all five 
Maids in the required number of turns, you get to battle the master who has a
Blissey, which gives delicious amounts of EXP and 3 HP EVs.

Location: Battleground / Top Trainer Cafe
Trainer: Cheryl
Pokemon: Wobbuffet (2), Drifblim (2), Hariyama (2), Wailord (2), Blissey (3)
Levels: 61-65
Comment: Don't go on rejoicing yet. This is if and only if you get to see 
Cheryl in the Cafe. And since the trainers are random each day, there's no 
guarantee. If she is there, though, she's a really awesome HP Hotspot. 

Location: Pokemon Centers
Trainer: Idol Grace
Pokemon: Clefairy x6 (2)
Levels: 53
Comment: Just like the maids, only this time there's an extra Clefairy to kill! 
You can only battle her once a day, though, but 12 extra HP EVs wouldn't hurt, 
right? =P



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          4.3 - Wild Pokemon Hotspots for Two Stats [ivwp2]       
=====================================================================

So what if you don't want to train one stat at a time, but rather two stats at 
a time? Well this is the place for you - let's start with Wild Pokemon 
Hotspots.


------------------
| Attack + Speed |
------------------

Mostly for Physical Sweepers.

Location: Route 202
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Shinx (1), Sentret* (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Starly (1), Zigzagoon* (1), 
Levels: 2-4
Comment: Earliest one, and it's pretty okay. Sentret's only available through 
Pokeradar, and Zigzagoon's only available through Swarms.

Location: Route 206
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Machop (1), Kricketune* (2), Larvitar* (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Ponyta (1), Zubat* (1)
Levels: 16-19
Comment: Eh. Kricketune are only available during morning and night. Zubat's 
only available during night. Larvitar's only available through swarms.

Location: Route 216
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Snover (1), Ursaring* (2)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Sneasel (1), Meditite (1), Zubat* (1)
Levels: 32-35
Comment: Higher levels, and pretty okay overall, just don't like the place. 
Zubat's only available at night, and Ursaring's only available with the Emerald
cartridge.



--------------------------
| Special Attack + Speed |
--------------------------

Mostly for Special Sweepers.

Location: Ravaged Path (Surfing)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Psyduck (1), Golduck (2) 
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Zubat (1), Golbat (2)
Levels: 20-40
Comment: Earliest one, and it's cool since those four are the only ones you'll 
see when you surf. Zubat and Psyduck are also available on land.

Location: Lost Tower
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Gastly (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Zubat (1)
Levels: 17-21
Comment: Very reliable because if it isn't nighttime, these two Pokemon are the
only ones you'll see.

Location: Route 212 North
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Roselia (2), Kirlia (2)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Staravia (2), Smeargle* (1)
Levels: 21-26
Comment: Easier to access than the previous one, but you have to run away from 
the hundreds of Marill =( . Smeargle's only available through Pokeradar.

Location: Route 229
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Roselia (2), Beautifly (3), Venomoth* (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Volbeat (1), Illumise (1), Pidgey (1), 
Venomoth* (1)
Levels: 47-50
Comment: The abundance of Roselia and the semi-abundant Volbeat + Illumise make
this a pretty good Special Sweeper spot. Venomoth give 1 EV in both stats, and 
is only available through the Pokeradar.



---------------------------
| Attack + Special Attack |
---------------------------

Mostly for Mixed Sweepers.

Location: Route 208
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Bibarel (2), Zangoose* (2), Seviper* (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Budew (1), Ralts (1), Roselia (2), 
Seviper* (1) 
Levels: 18-20
Comment: If you don't like Unown, this is the place for you. Please do note 
that Zangoose is only available by putting a Ruby cartridge and Seviper is only
available by putting a Sapphire cartridge, and thus only one of them can be 
available at a time. Seviper gives 1 EV in both stats, btw.

Location: Solaceon Ruins
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Unown* (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Unown* (1) 
Levels: 20-30
Comment: Probably the best training ground for any Mixed Sweeper. Unown give 1 
EV in both sides of the offense spectrum, so you'll have a lot of fun training 
your Mixed Sweepers here.



-----------------------------
| Defense + Special Defense |
-----------------------------

Mostly for Tanks / Defensive-sided Pokemon.

Location: Route 223
Pokemon giving EVs in Defense: Pelipper (2)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Defense: Tentacruel (2), Mantyke (1)
Levels: 30-50
Comment: Same I said for the Special Defense section for 4.1, but with Pelipper 
for Defense.



----------------
| Defense + HP |
----------------

Mostly for Physical-Inclined Tanks.

Location: Route 201
Pokemon giving EVs in Defense: Kricketot* (1) 
Pokemon giving EVs in HP: Bidoof (1), NidoranF* (1)
Levels: 2-4
Comment: It's the earliest one possible. I don't like it, though, since 
Kricketot are only available morning and night. NidoranF give 1 EV in HP, too, 
in case you use the Pokeradar.

Location: Route 205 North
Pokemon giving EVs in Defense: Silcoon (2), Cascoon (2), Kricketot* (1) 
Pokemon giving EVs in HP: Bidoof (1), Wurmple* (1), Hoothoot* (1), Slowpoke* 
(1)
Levels: 12-14
Comment: I like this one, though several of these Pokemon have certain times. 
Kricketot only appear in the morning and night, Wurmple only appear in the 
morning and day, and Hoothoot only appear in the night. Slowpoke is only 
available through the Pokeradar. It's a good early place, though.



------------------------
| Special Defense + HP |
------------------------

Mostly for Special-Inclined Tanks.

Location: Route 205 South (Surfing)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Defense: Tentacool (1), Tentacruel (2) 
Pokemon giving EVs in HP: Shellos (1), Gastrodon (2)
Levels: 20-40
Comment: Earliest one, and it's pretty okay since they're the only ones you'll 
see. As a side-note, Hoppip appear through the Pokeradar in the grass, which 
give 1 EV in Special Defense. Bidoof and Shellos also appear in the grass, so 
it may also be a viable option should you use the Pokeradar.

Location: Route 212 South (Surfing)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Defense: Tentacool (1), Tentacruel (2) 
Pokemon giving EVs in HP: Shellos (1), Gastrodon (2)
Levels: 20-40
Comment: Exactly like above, but with cooler-colored Shellos! Also available 
in the route through walking is Quagsire which give 2 HP EVs, Grimer which 
give 1 HP EV if you use the Pokeradar, and Lotad and Lombre who give 1 and 2 
EVs in Special Defense respectively with the Sapphire Cartridge. 

Location: Route 218
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Defense: Mr. Mime (2) 
Pokemon giving EVs in HP: Gastrodon (2)
Levels: 28-31
Comment: In case you don't wanna surf. If you do wanna surf, the Pokemon are 
the same as Route 205 South's Pokemon while Surfing, so it's also possible to 
train there.


================================================================
          4.4 - Trainer Hotspots for Two Stats [ivtb2]       
================================================================

As an added bonus, this one lists the Trainer Hotspots wherein they give EVs 
for two stats. These two stats are usually used in conjuction for a type of 
Pokemon, which will be noted in their specific section.


------------------
| Attack + Speed |
------------------

Mostly for Physical Sweepers.


Location: Route 205 North
Trainer: Fisherman Zachary
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Goldeen (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Magikarp x2 (1)
Levels: 14-16
Comment: An early one with lower levels.

Location: Route 205 South
Trainer: Camper Zackary
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Bibarel (2)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Ambipom (2)
Levels: 52
Comment: I find it funny they're both in the same route and have almost the 
same name. Heh.

Location: Route 207
Trainer: Battle Girl Helen
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Machamp (3)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Medicham (2)
Levels: 60
Comment: An early one with higher levels.

Location: Route 217
Trainer: Skier Bjorn
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Mamoswine (3), Weavile* (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Delibird (1), Weavile* (1)
Levels: 56-60
Comment: More Attack-Oriented. Weavile gives 1 EV in both Attack and Speed.

Location: Route 225
Trainer: Bird Keeper Audrey
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Farfetch'd (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Swellow (2), Pidgeot (3)
Levels: 57-61
Comment: More speed-oriented. 

Location: Battleground / Top Trainer Cafe
Trainer: Marley
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Arcanine (2), Weavile* (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Ninjask (2), Crobat (3), Electrode (2), Weavile* 
(1)
Levels: 61-65
Comment: Don't go on rejoicing yet. This is if and only if you get to see 
Marley in the Cafe. And since the trainers are random each day, there's no 
guarantee. If she is there, though, she's a really awesome Attack + Speed 
Hotspot. Oh, and Weavile gives 1 EV in both Attack and Speed. Just sayin'.



--------------------------
| Special Attack + Speed |
--------------------------

Mostly for Special Sweepers.


Location: Route 203
Trainer: Lass Madeline
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Golduck (2)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Lopunny (2)
Levels: 43
Comment: I made a mistake with this one, but now it's correct.

Location: Route 204 South
Trainer: Lass Samantha
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Roselia (2), Beautifly (3)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Combee (1)
Levels: 51
Comment: More Special Attack-Oriented.

Location: Route 216
Trainer: Ace Trainer Blake
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Porygon2 (2)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Ambipom (2)
Levels: 39 and 40
Comment: Iffy about the place.

Location: Route 226
Trainer: Bird Keeper Geneva
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Xatu* (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Speed: Golbat (2), Xatu* (1)
Levels: 53 and 57
Comment: Xatu gives 1 EV in Special Attack and 1 EV in Speed. More Speed-
Oriented



---------------------------
| Attack + Special Attack |
---------------------------

Mostly for Mixed Sweepers.


Location: Route 217
Trainer: Ace Trainer Dalton
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Electivire (3)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Magmortar (3)
Levels: 54
Comment: Reminiscent of Volkner x Flint.

Location: Route 218
Trainer: Fisherman Luc
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Gyarados (2)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Remoraid x4 (1)
Levels: 29-31
Comment: In case you want more Special Attack.

Location: Route 221
Trainer: Ace Trainer Jake
Pokemon giving EVs in Attack: Staraptor (3)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Attack: Girafarig (2)
Levels: 54 and 55
Comment: In case you want more Attack.



-----------------------------
| Defense + Special Defense |
-----------------------------

Mostly for Tanks / Defensive-sided Pokemon.


Location: Route 208
Trainer: Hiker Alexander
Pokemon giving EVs in Defense: Graveler (2), Probopass* (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Defense: Probopass* (2) 
Levels: 38 and 40
Comment: Probopass gives 1 EV in Defense and 2 EVs in Special Defense.

Location: Route 214
Trainer: Beauty Devon
Pokemon giving EVs in Defense: Wormadam (2), Wormadam-S* (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Defense: Wormadam-G (2), Wormadam-S* (1)
Levels: 24
Comment: I sincerely apologize to everyone who suffered in my mistake. The 
three Wormadams give different EVs, and are thus put here. I am truly sorry.

Location: Route 225
Trainer: Psychic Daisy
Pokemon giving EVs in Defense: Slowbro (2)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Defense: Slowking (3)
Levels: 58 and 62
Comment: Sloooooooooooow.

Location: Battleground / Top Trainer Cafe
Trainer: Buck
Pokemon giving EVs in Defense: Torkoal (2), Shuckle* (1), Dusknoir* (1)
Pokemon giving EVs in Special Defense: Umbreon (2), Claydol (2), Shuckle* (1), 
Dusknoir* (2)
Levels: 61-65
Comment: Don't go on rejoicing yet. This is if and only if you get to see 
Buck in the Cafe. And since the trainers are random each day, there's no 
guarantee. If he is there, though, he's a really awesome Defense + Special 
Defense Hotspot. Oh, and Shuckle gives 1 EV in both Defense and Special 
Defense, while Dusknoir gives 1 EV in Defense and 2 EVs in Special Defense. 
Just sayin'.



----------------
| Defense + HP |
----------------

Mostly for Physical-Inclined Tanks.


Location: Route 210 North
Trainer: Bird Keeper Brianna
Pokemon giving EVs in Defense: Skarmory (2)
Pokemon giving EVs in HP: Noctowl x2 (2)
Levels: 59
Comment: At least she's there.


Location: Route 212 South
Trainer: Pokemon Ranger Allison
Pokemon giving EVs in Defense: Leafeon (2)
Pokemon giving EVs in HP: Azumarill (3)
Levels: 61
Comment: Doesn't require that much rematches. The levels given are already 
maxed out.





======================================================
            V. Miscellaneous Stuff [vimis]        
======================================================

[Since I'm running out of ideas], I decided to make a miscellaneous section 
where you can find everything random and extra on EV training. From things 
that'll make it easier to extra things that your DS game actually possesses, 
you'll be sure to find it here.

(Should you not find it here, email me and I'll put it here! =P )



==========================================
          5.1 - Chaining [vicha]       
==========================================

The best way to utilize the Wild Pokemon Hotspots is through a little new DP 
thing called Chaining. 

After you beat the Elite Four and get the National Dex, you'll receive a Key 
Item from Professor Rowan called the Pokeradar. This little tool allows you to 
guarantee that you'll encounter a Pokemon in the route you use it in, as well 
as some Pokemon that aren't normally available without it.

There is one limitation to chaining, though - you can only do so in patches of 
grass. That means chaining is impossible inside caves and on water. That means 
you can't chain Gyarados, Tentacruel, Azumarill or the like. And by grass, I 
mean short grass - not the long grass you see on the south part of Route 210.

And one more thing - should you want to use the Pokeradar again, you'll have to
make fifty steps from when you last used it. A very important thing to remember
when chaining. 

With Chaining, you can guarantee that you'll see the same Pokemon over  
and over again. This is really useful for EV training as you'll be 
continually getting the same EVs since you'll be battling the same Pokemon 
over and over again. There are several rules you have to follow when it comes 
to chaining, but since this is an EV training guide this wouldn't be the right 
FAQ to look at for these rules. I am a chainer myself, but I don't really know 
all the rules. -_-

What I do know is that there are several Pokemon that are only available 
through chaining, and should you wish to kill these types of Pokemon for your 
EV training instead of the normal ones, I've included the EVs that they give. 

This is, of course, a listing for Platinum. There are quite a few changes from 
Diamond and Pearl, what with the additions in the Sinnoh Dex. 


-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Pokemon   ||      Location      ||     EVs given      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Nidoran F  ||      Route 201     ||        1 HP        | 
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Nidoran M  ||      Route 201     ||      1 Attack      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Sentret   ||      Route 202     ||      1 Attack      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Sunkern   ||   Route 204 North  ||  1 Special Attack  |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Hoppip    ||   Route 205 South  || 1 Special Defense  |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Slowpoke   ||   Route 205 North  ||        1 HP        |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Baltoy    ||      Route 206     || 1 Special Defense  |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Stantler   ||      Route 207     ||      1 Attack      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Smeargle   ||      Route 208     ||      1 Speed       |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Kirlia    ||      Route 209     ||  2 Special Attack  |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Tauros    ||   Route 210 South  || 1 Attack + 1 Speed |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Miltank   ||   Route 210 South  ||     2 Defense      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|    Bagon    ||   Route 210 North  ||      1 Attack      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Tyrogue   ||   Route 211 West   ||      1 Attack      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Smeargle   ||   Route 212 North  ||      1 Speed       |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Swellow   ||      Route 213     ||      2 Speed       |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Poochyena  ||      Route 214     ||      1 Attack      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Piloswine  ||      Route 217     ||  1 Attack + 1 HP   |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Nidorina   ||      Route 221     ||        2 HP        |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Nidorino   ||      Route 221     ||      2 Attack      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Flaaffy   ||      Route 222     ||  2 Special Attack  |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Mankey    ||   Route 225 + 226  ||      1 Attack      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Primeape   ||   Route 225 + 226  ||      2 Attack      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Torkoal   ||      Route 227     ||     2 Defense      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Venonat   ||      Route 229     || 1 Special Defense  |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Venomoth   ||      Route 229     || 1 Sp.Atk + 1 Speed |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Togepi    ||      Route 230     || 1 Special Defense  |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Nincada   ||    Eterna Forest   ||     1 Defense      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Wobbuffet  ||      Lake Valor    ||        2 HP        |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|  Wobbuffet  ||     Lake Verity    ||        2 HP        |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Loudred   ||   Mt. Coronet Top  ||        2 HP        |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Torkoal   ||   Stark Mountain   ||     2 Defense      |
-----------------------------------------------------------
|   Mareep    ||  Valley Windworks  ||  1 Special Attack  |
-----------------------------------------------------------


To put it in another perspective, here's a list of the chain you'll need to 
get the desired number of EVs - 252 (or really close to that) with one or two 
of the EV training helpers.

For Pokemon that give 1 EV:
       -> With Pokerus, a chain of 126 to get 252 EVs
       -> With Macho Brace, a chain of 126 to get 252 EVs
       -> With the right Power Item, a chain of 50 to get 250 EVs
       -> With Pokerus + Macho Brace, a chain of 63 to get 252 EVs
       -> With Pokerus + Power Item, a chain of 25 to get 250 EVs

For Pokemon that give 2 EVs:
       -> With Pokerus, a chain of 83 to get 252 EVs
       -> With Macho Brace, a chain of 83 to get 252 EVs
       -> With the right Power Item, a chain of 42 to get 252 EVs
       -> With Pokerus + Macho Brace, a chain of 31 to get 248 EVs
       -> With Pokerus + Power Item, a chain of 21 to get 252 EVs

So with Pokerus and the right Power Item, you'll only need to kill either 
25 or 21 of the same Pokemon to max the stat out! So that's another reason 
for you to get both! =P

Seeing that Pokemon that give 2 EVs are much more convenient to chain, I've 
come up with a list of all the Pokemon that give 2 EVs and are frequent enough
for you to easily chain. Pokemon exclusive to the Pokeradar only have a 12% 
encounter rate (which is divided if there are two radar-exclusive Pokemon in a 
route), so this is my attempt to list you the Pokemon that give 2 EVs 
and are way more common than the standard 12% encounter rate for Pokeradar 
Pokemon. In fact, the cut-off I did was 25% and below, so yeah.

I've divided them per stat, FYI. And do remember, they all give 2 EVs in that 
stat. Most of these Pokemon appear in more than one route, but I've only 
listed the ones they're most frequent in, as well as their level ranges.

Watch out for the symbols at the side - this corresponds to a note at the end 
of the section.


----------
| Attack |
----------

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|   Pokemon   ||      Location      || Encounter Rate |  Level Range  |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|   Bibarel   ||     Lake Valor     ||      35%       |    39 - 41    |
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|   Machoke   ||  Route 225 / 226   ||      25%       |    48 - 50    | +
-----------------------------------------------------------------------



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| Defense |
-----------

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|   Pokemon   ||      Location      || Encounter Rate |  Level Range  |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|  Graveler   ||      Route 214     ||      35%       |    22 - 24    | @
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|  Sudowoodo  ||      Route 221     ||      25%       |    29 - 31    |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|  Pelipper   ||      Route 230     ||      30%       |    48 - 50    |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------



------------------
| Special Attack |
------------------

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|   Pokemon   ||      Location      || Encounter Rate |  Level Range  |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|   Roselia   ||      Route 229     ||      45%       |    48 - 50    |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|  Girafarig  ||      Route 221     ||      25%       |    28 - 30    | *
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|  Girafarig  ||   Valor Lakefront  ||      25%       |    26 - 28    | *
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|   Magmar    ||   Fuego Ironworks  ||      30%       |    28 - 29    | @
-----------------------------------------------------------------------


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| Special Defense |
-------------------

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|   Pokemon   ||      Location      || Encounter Rate |  Level Range  |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|  Mr. Mime   ||      Route 218     ||      25%       |    29 - 31    |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------


---------
| Speed |
---------

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|   Pokemon   ||      Location      || Encounter Rate |  Level Range  |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|  Staravia   ||      Route 215     ||    40% @ day   |    19 - 22    |
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|  Floatzel   ||   Route 218 / 222  ||   40% @ night  | 29-31 / 38-41 | ^
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|  Electabuzz ||      Route 222     ||      30%       |    39 - 41    | @
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|   Fearow    ||      Route 225     ||      30%       |    48 - 50    | @
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|   Dugtrio   ||      Route 228     ||      30%       |    50 - 52    |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------


------
| HP |
------

-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|   Pokemon   ||      Location      || Encounter Rate |  Level Range  |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|   Marill    ||   Route 212 North  ||   45% @ night  |    21 - 23    | *
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|   Marill    ||      Route 215     ||   45% @ night  |    20 - 22    | *
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|  Quagsire   ||   Route 212 South  ||      30%       |    24 - 26    |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------
|  Gastrodon  ||      Route 218     ||   35% @ night  |    28 - 30    |
-----------------------------------------------------------------------


+ Machoke is available in both routes, and have the same encounter rate and 
level range in both routes.

* Girafarig and Marill are listed twice only because their locations are too 
long to list in one box. And, in a way, to list different level ranges.

^ Floatzel is available in both routes, and the levels are arranged in what 
route it is found. Level 29-31 in Route 218, and Level 38-41 in Route 222.

@ Because of the limited space in the Encounter Rate box, I can't fit in the 
fact that these encounter rates are only true during Morning and Day. At 
nighttime, they become less frequent.



=====================================================
          5.2 - VS Seeker Rematches [vivss]       
=====================================================

If you read sections 4.2 and 4.4, you may have noticed that most of the 
trainer's comments have "it needs rematching" or something in that sense. This 
is because for the trainers to have those kinds of Pokemon, both of these 
should happen:

         -> You must have battled the trainer a lot
         -> You must have beaten the Elite Four a certain number of times

I have no idea the number of times the Elite Four must be beaten to get the 
trainers above, nor how many times you have to battle the trainer. If you do, 
let me know ASAP so I can put it here.

Rematches happen through a very nifty tool introduced in FR/LG (but was absent 
in Emerald) called the VS Seeker. Like chaining, you cannot use it inside 
caves (which is a shame, really, as rematching the trainers in Victory Road for 
sweet, sweet EXP could've been possible), but unlike chaining you can use it 
outside of tall grass and while surfing - just as long as there is a trainer 
you have battled before. 

Rules of time still apply to joggers and policemen, so you cannot rebattle them 
if it isn't morning or night, consecutively. If no trainer wishes to rebattle 
you, a note will say that you should try again later, which you should follow.

 
Listed here are the trainers that are listed in 4.2 and 4.4, but with their 
Pokemon in each stage of their VS Seeker rebattling. It's listed by route, so 
use the Ctrl+F function to find the trainer you wish.

Not all trainers are listed, since not all of them need to be rebattled to get 
the highest levels and EVs given. Yeah.

The first number in the parentheses is the level, while the second is how much 
EVs the Pokemon gives. 

The last battle listed will always be the trainer's roster from that point 
onwards.

All the info below are from Serebii's Pokearth. If you see an error, email me.



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   Trainer: Lass Madeline                  Location: Route 203
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Psyduck (8, 1 SpA EV)

Second Battle: Psyduck (22, 1 SpA EV), Buneary (22, 1 Spe EV)

Third Battle: Golduck (33, 2 SpA EVs), Buneary (33, 1 Spe EV)

Fourth Battle: Golduck (43, 2 SpA EVs), Lopunny (43, 2 Spe EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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   Trainer: Lass Samantha                  Location: Route 204 South
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Budew (7, 1 SpA EV)

Second Battle: Budew (24, 1 SpA EV)

Third Battle: Beautifly (33, 3 SpA EVs), Roselia (33, 2 SpA EVs)

Fourth Battle: Combee (51, 1 Spe EV), Roselia (51, 2 SpA EVs),
               Beautifly (51, 3 SpA EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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   Trainer: Camper Zackary                 Location: Route 205 South
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Aipom (14, 1 Spe EV)

Second Battle: Aipom (24, 1 Spe EV)

Third Battle: Ambipom (35, 2 Spe EVs)

Fourth Battle: Ambipom (52, 2 Spe EVs), Bibarel (52, 2 Atk EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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   Trainer: Cyclist John                   Location: Cycling Road
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Starly (18, 1 Spe EV), Staravia (20, 2 Spe EVs)

Second Battle: Staravia (32, 2 Spe EVs), Staraptor (34, 3 Atk EVs)

Third Battle: Staraptor (43, 3 Atk EVs) X 2

Fourth Battle: Farfetch'd (57, 1 Atk EV), Dodrio (58, 2 Atk EVs), 
               Staraptor (59, 3 Atk EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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   Trainer: Cyclist Kayla                  Location: Cycling Road
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Pikachu (21, 2 Spe EVs)

Second Battle: Pikachu (35, 2 Spe EVs)

Third Battle: Raichu (45, 3 Spe EVs)

Fourth Battle: Plusle (58, 1 Spe EV), Minun (58, 1 Spe EVs), 
               Raichu (58, 3 Spe EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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   Trainer: Battle Girl Helen              Location: Route 207
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Machop (21, 1 Atk EV), Meditite (21, 1 Spe EV)

Second Battle: Machop (33, 1 Atk EV), Meditite (33, 1 Spe EV)

Third Battle: Medicham (44, 2 Spe EVs), Machoke (44, 2 Atk EVs)

Fourth Battle: Medicham (60, 2 Spe EVs), Machamp (60, 3 Atk EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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   Trainer: Bird Keeper Brianna            Location: Route 210 North
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Hoothoot (31, 1 HP EV), Noctowl (33, 2 HP EVs)

Second Battle: Noctowl (44, 2 HP EVs) x 2

Third Battle: Skarmory (59, 2 Def EVs), Noctowl (59, 2 HP EVs) x 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Trainer: Ninja Boy Zach                 Location: Route 211 West
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Zubat (14, 1 Spe EV) x 3

Second Battle: Zubat (32, 1 Spe EV), Golbat (33, 2 Spe EVs) x 2

Third Battle: Golbat (42, 2 Spe EVs) x 3

Fourth Battle: Golbat (51, 2 Spe EVs), Crobat (51, 3 Spe EVs) x 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


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   Trainer: Lady Melissa                   Location: Route 212 North
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Cherubi (1 SpA EV)

Second Battle: Cherrim (2 SpA EVs)

Third Battle: Cherrim (2 SpA EVs)

Fourth Battle: Hoppip (1 SpD EV), Cherrim (2 SpA EVs), Bellossom (3 SpD EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Trainer: Pokemon Ranger Allison         Location: Route 212 South
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Marill (29, 2 HP EV), Leafeon (29, 2 Def EVs)

Second Battle: Azumarill (35, 3 HP EV), Leafeon (35, 2 Def EVs)

Third Battle: Azumarill (45, 3 HP EV), Leafeon (45, 2 Def EVs)

Fourth Battle: Azumarill (61, 3 HP EV), Leafeon (61, 2 Def EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Trainer: Scientist Shaun                Location: Route 212 South
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Magnemite (30, 1 SpA EV), Kadabra (26, 2 SpA EVs)

Second Battle: Magnemite (36, 1 SpA EV), Kadabra (32, 2 SpA EVs)

Third Battle: Magneton (46, 2 SpA EV), Kadabra (42, 2 SpA EVs)

Fourth Battle: Magneton (55, 2 SpA EV), Alakazam (51, 3 SpA EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Trainer: Tuber Jared                    Location: Route 213
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: East Shellos (25, 1 HP EV) x 2, West Shellos (26, 1 HP EV)

Second Battle: East Shellos (32, 1 HP EV) x 2, West Shellos (32, 1 HP EV)

Third Battle: East Gastrodon (51, 2 HP EVs) x 2, West Gastrodon (51, 2 HP EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Trainer: Jogger Craig                   Location: Route 214
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Luxio (22, 2 Atk EVs), Luxio (24, 2 Atk EVs)

Second Battle: Luxio (43, 2 Atk EVs) x 2

Third Battle: Luxray (59, 3 Atk EVs) x 2
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Trainer: Ace Trainer Dalton             Location: Route 217
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Electabuzz (40, 2 Spe EVs), Magmar (40, 2 SpA EVs)

Second Battle: Electivire (54, 3 Atk EVs), Magmortar (54, 3 SpA EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Trainer: Skier Bjorn                    Location: Route 217
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Swinub (36, 1 Atk EV), Sneasel (38, 1 Spe EV)

Second Battle: Piloswine (43, 1 Atk & 1 HP EV), Sneasel (43, 1 Spe EV)

Third Battle: Delibird (56, 1 Spe EV), Weavile (58 1 Atk & 1 Spe EV), 
              Mamoswine (60, 3 Atk EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Trainer: Ace Trainer Jake               Location: Route 221
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Staraptor (35, 3 Atk EVs), Girafarig (36, 2 SpA EVs)

Second Battle: Staraptor (54, 3 Atk EVs), Girafarig (55, 2 SpA EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Trainer: Dragon Tamer Hayden            Location: Route 224
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Altaria (56, 2 SpD EVs), Seadra (56, 1 SpA & 1 Def EV)

Second Battle: Altaria (60, 2 SpD EVs), Kingdra (60, 1 EV in Atk, SpA & SpD)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Trainer: Bird Keeper Audrey             Location: Route 225
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Taillow (51, 1 Spe EV), Farfetch'd (53, 1 Atk EV),
              Pidgeot (55, 3 Spe EVs)

Second Battle: Farfetch'd (57, 1 Atk EV), Swellow (59, 2 Spe EVs), 
               Pidgeot (61, 3 Spe EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------


------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Trainer: Psychic Daisy                  Location: Route 225
------------------------------------------------------------------------------
First Battle: Slowpoke (52, 1 HP EV), Slowbro (56, 2 Def EVs)

Second Battle: Slowbro (58, 2 Def EVs), Slowking (62, 3 SpD EVs)
------------------------------------------------------------------------------



==============================================
          5.3 - Levelling Up [vilup]       
==============================================

So you've finished inputting all your 510 EVs. You've raped your Macho Brace / 
Power Items, and outused your VS Seeker to the point that you see normal people
having exclamation marks on the top of their heads. You've gotten your Effort 
Ribbon from Sunyshore, and all your hard work finally comes to an end.

Or so you think.

Most of the time, when you finish EV training, your Pokemon will be between 
level 30 and level 50. Now, unless you plan on using your Pokemon in the Battle
Frontier (barring Factory, and to an extent Hall) or if you're gonna battle 
over WiFi with all your Pokemon automatically being Level 50 / 100, you still 
need to pump up those levels to 100, right?

Fortunately, this is the easiest part of training, and arguably the shortest. 
Breeding takes forever (and even longer if you IV breed), and EV training needs 
some getting used to for you to breeze through it with ease. 

Unlike EV Training, Levelling up doesn't limit you to certain Pokemon - since 
all you'll be doing is raking in the EXP, you wouldn't really give a damn which
Pokemon you battle. 

Well, not quite. As you already know, there are two types of Pokemon to avoid 
when levelling up, since no matter which Pokemon they are, they will never give
EXP. They are:
           - Pokemon in the Battle Frontier
           - Pokemon from Real-Life People (either Wireless or WiFi)

So unless you battle those, no matter what, you will receive sweet, sweet EXP.

To make things easier for you, there are two ways to help you in raking in the
EXP faster. You probably already know them, but for the sake of this guide, 
I'll mention them.


First of which is trading. If you have a Pokemon with a different Owner, they 
will get 150% of the Original EXP it would normally receive if it wasn't a 
traded Pokemon. Whether you traded your Pokemon from Diamond and Pearl or 
WiFi / Wireless, or you've imported your Pokemon from the 3rd gen games, 
they'll rake in way more EXP than a Pokemon from your own game.


And secondly, there's a very rare item called a Lucky Egg. When a Pokemon holds 
this, it will receive more EXP than it normally does, much like a Pokemon that 
holds a Macho Brace / Power Item will get more EVs. It'll receive 150% of the 
EXP it would normally receive, much like a traded Pokemon would. It's a very 
helpful Item, and if you're lucky enough to have one, consider it a Godsend. 

And I'm pretty sure this compounds with the trading bonus, which makes it way,
way easy to level-up.

Why is it rare? 'Coz it's only found on Wild Chansey. Chansey in itself is a 
rare Pokemon, and a Chansey only has a 5% chance of holding it. A benefit of 
this, though, is that like the Power Items, Lucky Eggs are unlimited. So you 
could get six of these, give them to your entire party, then level up like 
there's no tomorrow.

A pretty cool tactic in getting a Lucky Egg (and, really, any item that's only
exclusive as a Wild Pokemon's Hold Item) is to chain them, then use Thief on 
each one you encounter. This only works on Pokemon you can chain, though, but
Thief is the move to use if you wanna get a Lucky Egg, Black Sludge, 
Deepseatooth, Deepseascale, etc.

Wild Chansey are found in Route 209, the south part of Route 210, and as one of
the Pokemon Mr. Backlot would "see" and "be kissed in the cheek" in Trophy 
Garden.


One other item you should consider is the EXP Share. Yeah, that awesome Godsend
from EV training is back, and this time, it's providing its real use. As you 
can see from its name, the EXP Share divides the EXP given by the defeated 
Pokemon and distributes them evenly to the one who defeated it and the Pokemon
holding the EXP Share. More than one Pokemon in a party may hold the EXP Share,
in that case, it'll be divided further and distributed.

Unfortunately, this does not compound with the trading bonus. If the Pokemon 
that defeated the opponent comes from a trade, and the Pokemon that's holding 
the EXP Share does not, it will receive its share of the EXP as if the Pokemon
defeating the opponent did not come from a trade - that is, it does not receive
the trading bonus, but the Pokemon defeating the opponent will. 

And another unfortunately, but the Lucky Egg bonus DOES NOT COMPOUND with the 
EXP Share bonus. Several have emailed me about this, and I cannot believe I let 
such a simple tactic go.


So you know the items, now we go to the places that give a lot of EXP. Well, 
for a start, Pokemon owned by Trainers give more EXP than Pokemon in the Wild. 
I'm not sure if this holds true now, but I'm pretty sure it's a factor.

And then there's the Elite Four. Yeah, Platinum gave a boost to these five, 
raising their Pokemon's levels by a very significant amount after you've 
obtained the National Dex. They're easily the best and most reliable trainers, 
with them being able to be rematched unlimited times a day.


Not too far behind is your rival. Every Saturday and Sunday, you have an 
opportunity to battle your rival. He's in the Survival Zone, right outside a 
house. If his Pokemon's levels are already maxed out, he has the 
highest-levelled Pokemon in the game, and in the history of Non-Playable 
Pokemon Trainers, with his starter being Level 85. The title was held by Red's 
Pikachu back in the second generation. One major downside, though, is that you 
can only battle him twice a week - once in Saturday, and once in Sunday. 
Nevertheless, don't miss the opportunity to battle him - he gives TONS of EXP.

You know the house your rival is standing outside of? Well, that's another 
place to rake in the EXP, known by all as the Battleground. You know the drill;
inside are two to four trainers that you have met before in your journey 
around Sinnoh. They can be either some of the eight gym leaders, or some of 
the stat trainers - the five trainers you've partnered with (Cheryl, Mira, 
Riley, Buck and Marley). For the latter, do note that you'll have to have done 
their side-story before they appear. Though it's only once per day, it's still 
a fun and awesome way to level-up.

The two methods above can only be accessed after completing the Stark Mountain 
quest (with Buck, Team Galactic and Looker).


Those three should do, really. The only trainers that have Pokemon whose levels
are close to theirs are the ones whose Pokemon raise levels when you rematch 
them, the ones inside the Pokemon Centers (once per day), and the trainers on
Route 224 and around the Battle Zone. 


I may update this section later with listings if I don't feel lazy. =D   





=========================================
            VI. FAQ [evfaq]         
=========================================

Due to popular demand. Lol.


Q1: EVs? What the heck are those?
A1: EVs stand for Effort Values, which are values that help raise the stats of
Pokemon. For a more in-depth answer, please check section 3.1. 


Q2: Cool! But, how do you get them?
A2: Everytime you get experience from a Pokemon, you get the EVs that 
correspond to them. So, you get them during wild Pokemon encouters and trainer 
battles apart from WiFi and Battle Frontier.

This also means that any Pokemon that encounters the battle will get the EV 
points even if it is switched out, and any Pokemon holding the EXP share will 
get the same amount of EVs as the Pokemon who defeated it.


Q3: So when can you start EV training?
A3: As soon as you get your Pokemon (either through breeding or catching it in 
the wild), it will have 0 EVs, then you can proceed to EV training it. 


Q4: I gave my Pokemon [high number] EVs in [stat], but it only got +[low 
number] boost when it levelled up! What's wrong?
A4: It's perfectly normal. All the stat bonuses EVs give will all be obtained 
once your Pokemon reaches Level 100. So the +63 per stat will be divided among 
the stat boosts it gets per level.


Q5: How can you check if you've completed your EV training / have all 510 
Effort Points used up?
A5: There's a lady in the Seal Shop in Sunyshore City (the one in the bottom 
left) that will give your Pokemon an Effort Ribbon if all Effort Points have 
been used up. This is a great way to check, and it's one extra ribbon on your 
Pokemon, too.


Q6: Morning? Daytime? Nighttime? Exactly what time are they?
A6: Morning is from 4:00 AM - 9:59 AM, Daytime is from 10:00 AM - 7:59 PM, 
and Nighttime is from 8:00 PM - 3:59 AM.


Q7: If I put a Pokemon with a Power Anklet and another with Exp. share, and I 
let the Pokemon with a Power Anklet battle, does the Pokemon with Exp. 
share get the EV bonuses from both the Pokemon and the Power Anklet?
A7: No, it only gets the EV bonuses of the Pokemon. Only the holder of the 
Power Items and Macho Brace (as well as the one infected with Pokerus) will 
receive the bonus of the respective item (and virus).


Q8: If traded Pokemon get more EXP, do they get more EVs?
A8: No, they get the same amount of EVs as Pokemon in your cartridge.


Q9: Is it better to start EV training in a lower level or a higher level?
A9: Either, really. As long as the Pokemon doesn't have EVs yet (or you've 
taken them away should they already have them through the berries), whichever 
level you start, and as long as you finish EV training, you will receive all 
the bonuses gradually until your Pokemon reaches Level 100.


Q10: Is it better to start EV training pre-National Dex or post-National Dex?
A10: Easily, Post-National Dex, so that everything will be available.


Q11: Are EVs on a "first come, first serve" basis? Can they ever be replaced?
A11: Yes, they come on a first come, first serve basis indeed. But it doesn't
mean that they cannot be replaced - several EV reducing berries mentioned in
section 3.3 can be used to somewhat "replace" them.

Q12: If I attach a Power Item to a Pokemon, but it battles a Pokemon that
gives a different set of EVs, will it still receive the bonus of that Power
Item? For example, I hold the Power Bracer that gives 4 Attack EVs and I 
defeat a Roselia that gives 2 Special Attack EVs. What EVs will I get?
A12: You will get the Power Item bonus along with the Pokemon bonus. They 
stack up.

Q13: Is there any way to know how many EVs a Pokemon has?
A13: No, there isn't any way to know specifically other than manually tallying
them. The closest way I could think of is the Ribbon lady in Sunyshore, who 
gives you a ribbon if you've already maxed out your EVs.

Q14: Is it possible to EV train a Level 100 Pokemon?
A14: As far as I know, since you need a Pokemon to level-up for it to receive
its EV bonuses, you can't EV train a Pokemon who is Level 100.

Q15: I found a Wild Pokemon / Trainer Hotspot that you didn't list down!
A15: Then kindly email them to me at the email address in the "Conclusion" 
part. It would be of great help to make this FAQ as complete and concise 
as possible. 



More to come soon.



===========================================
          VII. Conclusion [evcon]         
===========================================

If you see an error, or have a suggestion or question, please contact me at 
kyle_211_nina@yahoo.com. I don't check my email that much, so don't complain if
your query isn't addressed in the next update. 

For questions, please check the FAQ first before anything else. PLEASE.

For emails, I DO NOT:

     -> Answer Questions found in the FAQ, or aren't related to EV training
     -> Do Team Rates. I'm bad at these u_u
     -> Tolerate Spam and Flame. Grow up. 
     -> Answer Questions about hacks. I am not a hacker, nor am I a cloner.


Thanks a MILLION to Serebii.net for their Pokearth, their really reliable 
Pokedex, and their site in general. This FAQ wouldn't have been possible 
without it.

Thanks to GameFAQs for hosting this FAQ.

A special thanks to the user Alexcalibur for his EV training guide for DP, 
which was one of the bases of this FAQ.

Thanks to Kevin for the Clefairy thing. Yeah, no one ever remembers Cleffa. =P

Thanks to Alex for the Unown tip.

Thanks to Chad for the correction on Lass Madeline.

Thanks to Benoit for Question 7 of the FAQ.

Thanks to Amy for testing the Pokerus + Power Item combo and proving an 
equation.

Thanks to John for telling me Octillery gives 1 EVs in both Attack and Special 
Attack. I'm so dumb. u_u

Thanks to Will for Question 8 of the FAQ.

Thanks to Adnan for Question 9 of the FAQ.

Thanks to wolffster25 for the Battleground tip.

Thanks to David (and a lot of other people, but he gave me a link so =D ) for 
the correction on Beauty Devon's Wormadam.

Thanks to Carlos for an entry in Section 4.1.

Thanks to Yorks for confirming the Lucky Egg and EXP Share bonus.

Thanks to Jean for Question 11 of the FAQ.

Thanks to Atlan for clearing something up about Ditto-Everstone breeding.

Thanks to a bajillion of emailing people for telling me about Floatzel and
Golbat in the Surfing spots of Victory Road.

Thanks also to a separate bajillion for telling me the EXP Share and Lucky Egg 
bonuses don't stack up.

And that Ditto is the female, regardless of the gender of the other Pokemon.

Thanks to Chananja for telling me Dewgong doesn't give HP EVs.

Thanks to Kali for reminding me Swimmer Evan's Golducks have levels, too.

Thanks to Drake for Question 12 of the FAQ.

Thanks to several users for correcting the calculations in Section 5.1.

Thanks to Christian for Question 14 of the FAQ. 






And thanks to YOU for actually using this FAQ. =P 




[[end of FAQ]]



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