Your Account
    Log into your account here:
       Forgot Password

    Not registered? Sign Up for free
    Registration allows you to keep track of all your content and comments, save bookmarks, and post in all our forums.

Effort Value Changes

Pokemon Sun Walkthrough and Guide by warrior13
Thank you for printing this page from Remember to come back to check for updates to this guide and much more content for Pokemon Sun

Effort Value Changes


EV Training use to be a hassle to do with any Pokemon, with needing to keep mental track of what Pokemon you defeat and how many EVs were earned. With the Sixth Generation came Super Training and Horde Battles, making it much easier to earn EVs and plenty of them at one Time. But now in the Seventh Generation, Super Training is out and Horde Battles exist no more. So many things have changed in EV Training in just one Generation of Pokemon; yet,things couldn't be more simpler this time around.

To start, a player can check how much EV Training they have done by going into their Pokemon's Profile and viewing the graph of their Stats. This graph will now show exactly how much training has been done with that given Pokemon, with clicking the Y Button to further get more details on this and the Pokemon's Base Stats.

The Power Items and their effects have also increased significantly. going from adding 5 additional EVs for a given Stat to actually giving that Pokemon 8 additional EVs depending on the Power Item they're holding. Horde Battles have also been replaced with SOS Battles where Pokemon call for help from other Pokemon, with said SOS Pokemon giving your Pokemon x2 EVs of its given highest stat. With use of both a Power Item and having Pokerus, a player can Max-out one of their Pokemon's given Stats with an SOS Chain as little as 7 KO'd Pokemon.

A player can even use Festival Plaza and Poke Pelago to EV Train their Pokemon. On Isle Evelup in Poke Pelago, a player can put some of their Pokemon to play, and they will actually earn specific EVs depending on what course you have them play. In Festival Plaza, a player can send their Pokemon through Bouncy Houses to earn EVs, as well as eat at Restaurants to earn items to do so. A player can even earn items from Festival Plaza to actually lower their Pokemon's EVs, just in case they accidentally made a mistake in the process.

A lot has now changed with EV Training, but for the better no less. All the enhancements, what they should be looked at as, actually has made something once so hassling and frustrating into something so simple with ease.
Very Helpful
Not Useful

Anything missing from this guide?
ASK A QUESTION for Pokemon Sun


Comments for Effort Value Changes

Add a comment

Please log in above or sign up for free to post comments
No comments yet. Tell us what you think to be the first.
Guide Updates
Get notified of updates to this guide
Many of our guides get updated with additional information. To get an email when this guide is updated click below.
Table of ContentsClose
  • Pokemon Sun & Moon Special Demo
  • Pokemon
  • Moves & Items
  • Region & Characters
  • New Mechanics
  • New Features
  • Poke Pelago
  • Festival Plaza
  • Melemele Island Walkthrough
  • Akala Island Walkthrough
  • Ula'ula Island Walkthrough
  • Poni Island Walkthrough
  • Mount Lanakila (Pokemon League) Walkthrough
  • Ultra Beasts Storyline (Post Game)
  • Eevee Quest (Post Game)
  • Legendary Pokemon Hunting (Post Game)
  • Pokemon League Rematch (Post Game)
  • The Battle Tree (Post Game)
  • Tips, Hints & Easter Eggs
  • Finale: Where Do We Go Now?
Game Discussions
Click to close