Where To EV Train in Pokémon Black 2 & White 2

Pokémon Black 2 & White 2 may be set in the same region as the original Pokémon Black & White, but there are a few differences for EV Training your Pokémon in these second versions.

For the most part, fighting against wild Pokémon will be your best bet, but there is an instance where you can repeatedly fight a Pokémon Breeder to amass Speed EVs rather quickly and get some money to boot.

You’ll ideally want to have the Power Items — which can be purchased for BP in the Battle Subway and are also scattered around the world — and the Pokérus, but given the fact that the Pokérus is rather rare, that might not be an option you’ll have available.

EV Training Spots

Listed below are the recommended training spots for each of the six stats that you wish to EV Train in.

HP

  • Stunfisk (Route 8, Icirrus City, and the Moor of Icirrus — 100% while surfing) gives 2 HP EVs.
  • Ducklett (Driftveil Drawbridge — in the feathery shadows) gives 1 HP EV and can be found rather easily. Additionally, you may pick up some wing items while searching for Ducklett, which raise EVs by 1 point for the respective stat.
  • Audino, which can be found anywhere in shaking grass, although anywhere in the Virbank Complex is recommended for a full 100% encounter rate. Audino gives 2 HP EVs.

Attack

  • Route 4 has several Pokémon that give Attack EVs, with a combined 75% chance of running into one. Sandile (35%), Darumaka (35%), and Scraggy (5%) all give 1 Attack EV.
  • Every Pokémon in Dragonspiral Tower gives 2 Attack EVs, but are at a very high level.
    • Golurk can be found 100% of the time on Dragonspiral Tower 2F.
    • Otherwise, on Dragonspiral Tower 1F, Golurk is found 50% of the time, Druddigon 30%, and Mienshao 20%.

Defense

  • In Relic Castle B1F–B2F, Yamask (40%) and Sandshrew (20%) each give 1 Defense EV.

Special Attack

  • Litwick (Celestial Tower 2F — 100%) gives 1 Special Attack EV. Unlike the original Black & White, the upper floors also contain Golbat in addition to Elgyem, making it less desirable for EV Training purposes.

Special Defense

  • Frillish gives 1 Special Defense EV and is available 100% of the time by surfing in Virbank City or the Virbank Complex (levels 5–15). (It is available elsewhere, but not in ideal locations.)

Speed

  • Pokémon Breeder April uses a Minccino and Deerling, each at level 27 and awarding 1 Speed EV. You can leave the route and then reenter to fight her over and over again.

How Many EVs You’ll Actually Gain

It’s important to keep in mind that all of the numbers listed above for how many EVs each Pokémon give are their base yield, so that’s before any multipliers or bonuses. The actual number you’ll get should be much higher than that.

Here’s a little cheatsheet for how much EVs you’ll gain (the base EV yield is the number you see listed in the encounters):

  • If you have no Macho Brace, Power Item, or Pokérus…
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 1, you’ll get 1 EV each.
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 2, you’ll get 2 EVs each.
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 3, you’ll get 3 EVs each.
  • If you have the Macho Brace but no Pokérus or the Pokérus but no Macho Brace…
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 1, you’ll get 2 EVs each.
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 2, you’ll get 4 EVs each.
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 3, you’ll get 6 EVs each.
  • If you have the Macho Brace and the Pokérus…
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 1, you’ll get 4 EVs each.
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 2, you’ll get 8 EVs each.
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 3, you’ll get 12 EVs each.
  • If you have a Power Item but no Pokérus…
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 1, you’ll get 5 EVs each.
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 2, you’ll get 6 EVs each.
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 3, you’ll get 7 EVs each.
  • If you have a Power Item and the Pokérus…
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 1, you’ll get 10 EVs each.
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 2, you’ll get 12 EVs each.
    • If the Pokémon’s base EV yield is 3, you’ll get 14 EVs each.
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