Breeding unovamap

Published on September 21st, 2012 | by Havak

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EV Training Hot-Spots in Black & White

Throughout the Unova Region, there are various locations that make EV training your Pokémon significantly easier. This article will direct you to these locations and help you understand how to find the Pokémon required to give the EVs you need. As well as finding the Pokémon you need, I’ll state their encounter rate and level range, so you’ll know whether it’s best to battle said Pokémon yourself, or simply switch to something stronger in order speed things up. The amount of EVs you gain from each battle will explained, so you’ll know how many of each Pokémon you need to battle to gain that amount of EVs. Before you begin, though, make sure you check out our Introduction to EV Training article so you’re 100% prepared.

HP


victini

Pokémon: Victini
Location: Liberty Garden
Encounter Rate: 100%
Level: 15
EVs: 3 HP

EVs per Battle

Pokérus / Macho Brace: 6 EVs
Pokérus + Macho Brace: 12 EVs
Pokérus + Power Item: 14 EVs

Victini can be re-battled as many times as you wish until captured.

stunfisk

Pokémon: Stunfisk
Location: Route 8, Icirrus City, Moor of Icirrus
Encounter Rate: 100%
Level: 15-35
EVs: 2 HP

EVs per Battle

Pokérus / Macho Brace: 4 EVs
Pokérus + Macho Brace: 8 EVs
Pokérus + Power Item: 12 EVs

Stunfisk is encountered at 100% while surfing in the above locations. However, some of the puddles you can surf on may freeze over during Winter.

Attack


lillipup patrat farfetchd

Pokémon: Lillipup, Patrat, Farfetch’d
Location: Route 1
Encounter Rate: 50% / 50%
Level 2-4 (15-55)
EVs: 1 Atk

EVs per Battle

Pokérus / Macho Brace: 2 EVs
Pokérus + Macho Brace: 4 EVs
Pokérus + Power Item: 10 EVs

Lillipup and Patrat inhabit Route 1 with a 50% encounter rate each, meaning you’ll always get an Attack EV.

Swarm Warning: Farfetch’d can Swarm on Route 1. Luckily, it grants an Attack EV as well; however, its level will be significantly higher (15-55).

Defense


roggenrola

Pokémon: Roggenrola
Location: Wellspring Cave
Encounter Rate: 50%
Level: 10-13
EVs: 1 Def

EVs per Battle

Pokérus / Macho Brace: 2 EVs
Pokérus + Macho Brace: 4 EVs
Pokérus + Power Item: 10 EVs

Roggenrola has a 50% encounter rate in Wellspring Cave; however, having the Sturdy ability (along with the 50% chance of finding a Woobat instead) can make things quite time consuming.

venipede sewaddle

Pokémon: Venipede, Sewaddle
Location: Pinwheel Forest
Encounter Rate: 20% / 40%
Level: 14-17
EVs: 1 Def

EVs per Battle

Pokérus / Macho Brace: 2 EVs
Pokérus + Macho Brace: 4 EVs
Pokérus + Power Item: 10 EVs

Venipede and Sewaddle give a 60% encounter rate when combined. You need to pay more attention when EV training in Defense, as nowhere in the game(s) guarantees Defense EVs at 100%.

Special Attack


litwick elgyem

Pokémon: Litwick, Elgyem
Location: Celestial Tower
Encounter Rate: 100% (50% / 50%)
Level: 26-29
EVs: 1 SpA

EVs per Battle

Pokérus / Macho Brace: 2 EVs
Pokérus + Macho Brace: 4 EVs
Pokérus + Power Item: 10 EVs

Litwick has a 100% encounter rate on the second floor. Elgyem can also be found from the third floor onwards, with a 15%, 30%, and 50% encounter rate on the third, fourth, and fifth floors respectively. It also grants 1 Special Attack EV, but generally to save time you can just go to the second floor and know you’ll only face Litwick. If you do go to the top floor, you have the 50% encounter rate of each Pokémon and you can use Fly to escape the tower once finished.

Special Defense


frillish

Pokémon: Frillish
Location: Route 4, Route 17, Route 18, Driftveil City, P2 Laboratory
Encounter Rate: 100%
Level: 5-25
EVs: 1 SpD

EVs per Battle

Pokérus / Macho Brace: 2 EVs
Pokérus + Macho Brace: 4 EVs
Pokérus + Power Item: 10 EVs

Frillish has a 100% encounter rate while surfing at the above locations. Driftveil City is usually the best location as it is near a Pokémon Center and more easily accessible.

Speed


basculin

Pokémon: Basculin
Location: Route 1, Route 3, Route 6
Encounter Rate: 100%
Leve: 5-30
EVs: 2 Spe

EVs per Battle

Pokérus / Macho Brace: 4 EVs
Pokérus + Macho Brace: 8 EVs
Pokérus + Power Item: 12 EVs

Basculin has a 100% encounter rate while surfing at the above locations.

Happy training!

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