Or so they tell you.
You've managed to beat the Elite Four and the Champion with amazing skillz, excellent.
Now you go to the Battle Frontier, expecting all the trainers to crumble under your skill like matchsticks trying to hold a Snorlax up.
You go fight Greta, the Arena leader just to discover she thrashes you. Well no, she destroys you.
You wonder why your AMAZING Pokemon aren't good enough, you say you've trained them to a high level but you keep losing. You sit there and cry for hours and hours, until something in your mind lights up.
Didn't some chap called Rex say something about EV training in RSE? Oh yes! You think you yourself; you must do more of that! So after spending countless hours hatching eggs, and drugging up your Pokemon, you're ready to start EV training.
But where do you do your EV training?
You see, Emerald is an upgrade of RS, yes? With the upgrade, locations of some Pokemon have been changed, so now you need a list of places to EV train? Well, okay, I'll do one.
Attack: Remember the Shuppets in Mt. Pyre, they're still there; they give out 1 Attack EV each. Think that's bit slow? Head over to Meteorite falls where Solrocks will give you 2 EVs each. If you're really lucky, there will sometimes be an outbreak on Nuzleafs outside Meteorite falls which also give 2 EVs each. Route 120 houses Mightyenas, which give out 2. Also, on Route 117 (Daycare Centre route) Poochyena are pretty common, and give out 1 EV each.
Defense: Silcoon and Cascoon both give out 2, and are found commonly in Petalburg Forest. Head to the Magma Hideout where Torkals and Gravelers will give out 2 defense each! What's more, besides the one-defense Geodude, nothing else is there.
Speed: Ruby and Sapphire had the perfect place to EV train speed, outside Petleburg forest. But Emerald ruined it by removing most of the Speed giving Pokemon, and replacing it with Poocyenas. Be sad, very sad. Cry. Are you still crying? Good. I will tell you a suitable replacement. In Route 119 you will come across the farily common Lioone, they give out 2 speed EVs each. Or you could just be really clever and visit Artisans Cave in the Battle Frontier. The only mon you'll meet is the 1 Speed EV-giving Smeargle! Or failing that, go to New Mauville where you shall see many Voltorbs, who also give out one speed.
Special Attack: Spindas outside Fallarbor town, are extremely common and will give you 1 special attack EV each. Glooms in the tall grass outside Mt. Pyre will help you muchly. Additionally, Oddish are very common on Route 117 (Daycare Centre route), and give a decent amount of Exp along with 1 EV each.
Special Defence: Wild Tentacool and Tentacruel in the seas. Tentacools will give you 1, while Tentacruels give you two. Route 114 is another good place, with Lotads who give you one, and sometimes the rare Lombre who give out two.
HP: Marills in the body of water on Route 115 give out two.
A good tip if your desired training Pokemon is too weak: is to bring a strong Pokemon with you. First you send out the EV trainer, switch to the stronger Pokemon to knock the foe out. You still get the same amount of EVs.
After you've done, you should have a strong team. Now go to the Battle Frontier and (read: Try to) show the Battle Brains what you're made of!
Thanks to Rex for this! Aslo special thanks goes to Robovoir and TotalEclipse for other locations
Page written by Psythor.
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ev train it for attack &&speed, it should be like umm, beast mode.? :D On Pokemon Emerald there's the Altering Cave. You'll encounter only Zubats there! Perfect for EV training in Speed! In the Rusturf Tunnel there are only Whismurs. Although they give you only 1 point in HP, it still can come in handy, especially if you want to start EV training your Pokemon on a low level. i've found that fighting electrikes and manerics on route 118 in front of the berry master's house s good for speed ev training too. and linoones too look i know one thing... meteorite falls is awesome for attack and speed ev training since the only pokemon there are solrocks and golbats which give 2 evs each. so the best option for me who wants to make two eevee's spec attack maxed would be to fight spinda over and over again...I think im going to just get a charizard and use my other game boy to create a trainer on sapphire that has nothing but a party of ditto's and use the charizard to gain 3 evs from transforming the dittos. Any one know if this would work? @Guest: It would work, if you have the patience to stack up on Dittos. Anyways, does the Macho Brace stack if you're going to use the EXP share on a weaker Pokémon until Ralts levels up to where she can fight Spindas on her own? I don't think you can do this with dittos, you need to gain experience in order to gain effort values, and you do not get experience from battling other real life trainers.