Use the PlayerCounter.com Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Training Guide to reach new levels, and strengthen your characters with powerful items.
If it happens to you, then it can happen again. Unfortunately, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet don’t allow players to evolve their favorite pokémon over hundreds of levels.
Certain Pokémon in the new games have a unique evolution method. You must take them out of their Pokéballs and “walk” them in the “Let’s Go!” feature. Don’t run too quickly; otherwise, the Pokémon will return to its Pokéball.
If you enter regular battles, they cancel out any time your character spends when it walks. That’s why some players had no idea they had spent so much time just standing there.
Goal 1: Finding The Perfect Ditto In Pokémon Scarlet And Violet
To make the game easier to play, players can only evolve their Pokémon if they’ve walked enough times. So, for example, if you’re trying to develop a Pidgey into an Eevee, you’ll need to walk around until you get about 50% of the total number of points required.
Once you do, you’ll see a pop-up message saying, “You have reached the maximum amount of walking allowed.” You may then choose to continue walking (and thus earn more experience) or press the A key to stop walking.
It may seem not easy initially, but raising EVs is worthwhile because they’ll significantly improve your Pokémon’s stat totals.
Goal 2, Making Use Of EVs from the Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Training Guide
EV stands for “Effort Value.” It’s a statistic used by trainers to determine their Pokémon’s potential to level up. Each state has its maximum number of EVs (510), and each EV points toward an individual state.
If you defeat various Pokémon, your Pokémon gains passive statistics. Competitive Pokémon trainers will usually assign 252 EVs to two valuable statistics and the remaining four to a third statistic.
You can significantly increase your Pokémon’s stats by battling them against specific Pokémon until they’ve reached their maximum EV points.
To see your Pokemon’s EV (Experience Value) stats, open its summary menu and press the L button. If its stats are complete, they’ll glow green.
How you can EV Train in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, and why you would want to.
Use an external training set (EV) to improve our models’ performance. For example, put a powerful Pokemon with either max EVs (experience points) or stats we don’t need in front of our team.
If you want to fill the rest of the table with Pokémon that all need EVs in the same category, then use these Pokémon: Gholdengo, Charcadet (EVs), Tatsugiri, Toedscool, and Kirlia.
For each EV training Pokémon, give them their corresponding boost items. (See the power items section below.)
To boost the encounter rates of the target Pokémon, eat a sandwich.
Use these Pokémon for battling until they reach their maximum EV values. You’ll need to use 28 different Pokémon and items to achieve this.
Here are the Pokémon you will encounter and their EV values:
Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire EV training targets. Eat the sandwich mentioned in the previous sentence, but any sandwich that boosts the encounter rate for the Pokemon’s type will suffice.
Each of these Pokémon grants one EV per KO or capture, but you can boost EV gains substantially by allowing your Pokémon to hold Power Up Pads. With a Power Up Pad, your Pokémon will instead earn 9 EVs per KO or capture of the above Pokémon. Your entire team will gain EVs due to the permanent activation of the EXP share.
Auto battles don’t give you any extra EVs.
What do they do, and where can you buy them?
Power-up moves reduce the speed of the Pokemon holding them, but they increase their attack power by a certain number of EVs.
You can buy power items from the General Goods category.
- Power Bracer: Attack
- Power Belt: Defense
- Power Lens: Special Attack
- Power Band: Special Defense
- Power Weight: HP
- Power Anklet: Speed
How to remove EVs:
If you’re playing against someone with random EVs from battling anything they come across, you can use certain berry items to clear their Pokémon of any stat boosts.
- Pomeg: Lowers HP
- Kelpsy: Lowers Attack
- Qualot: Lowers Defense
- Hondew: Lowers Special Attack
- Grepa: Lowers Special Defense
- Tomato: Lowers Speed
You can usually buy these berry-like items by finding them lying on the floor, but the best way to obtain them is through an NPC who sells multiple things at once. If you collect enough of these items, you can use them to increase your Pokémon Scarlet and Violet stats using this guide. Enjoy, and if you need more, head over here.