Scarlet & Violet EV Training Guide Updated, EV Counter Tool Added

Category: Site Updates
Posted by Marriland
A fully EV trained Azumarill, with HP and Attack maxed

It’s been a busy few weeks, but I am pleased to announce that the Pokémon Scarlet & Violet EV Training Guide has been substantially updated with new methods, with better explanations, and with a special new EV Counter tool that can be used to help you keep track of your EVs!

The Scarlet & Violet EV Training Guide has been a great resource for tons of Pokémon fans playing Scarlet & Violet and has become the most popular page on the Marriland website by a lot, so thank you for that, and I’m glad that it’s helped you! However, since I first wrote it a few weeks ago, I’ve been working on finding better methods for training after receiving some helpful feedback, so these have now been incorporated into the guide. There are also a lot of other cool things that I didn’t realize before, or that I forgot to mention, so I’ve added those as well!

Here’s a look at what has been improved with this exciting update:

Every Stat Has Its Own Page

This is a big one, but a very important one: in addition to the main Scarlet & Violet EV Training Guide page, which still shows several recommended Pokémon to fight (as it previously did), each of the six stats now has its own dedicated page that has a lot more information on it!

This was important because trying to squeeze so much information onto one single page was not very easy, or at least wouldn’t provide a good viewing experience.

Now that each stat has its own page, I have also added ALL Pokémon that provide EVs exclusively for the stat in a table at the bottom of each page. One thing that the original version of the EV Training Guide did not properly suggest was mass outbreaks! Mass outbreaks are fantastic for EV Training, but the problem is they are not generally easy to control, so you don’t know which you’ll have on any given day. That makes offering any sort of recommendation very difficult!

Now that there’s a table on each page, you can just see if a Pokémon from an outbreak is there, and you’ll know how many EVs it gives as a base as well as how many EVs it gives with the Power Item held. This can also be used for non-outbreak Pokémon, too, as it’s very possible you might have a better spot you’d like to try out, or want to fight against something specific for some reason. This should help provide a lot of extra flexibility for EV Training, so I hope that it’s a help for you!

The EV Counter Tool

This is something that I’m particularly proud of and I hope will be a massive help for any of you that are into EV Training: the EV Counter tool!

The EV Counter tool with a Corvisquire selected, showing various inputs and progress

Unlike other tools on the Marriland website, like the Marriland Team Builder and the IV Calculator, the EV Counter tool actually lives on the individual stat pages for the Scarlet & Violet EV Training Guide. That’s because you’re usually training one EV at a time, so this way, while you’re looking up what to EV Train against and where, you’ll have a nice, handy tool at the top of the page that can keep track of every KO, tell you how many more Pokémon you need to knock out, and tell you when to remove the Power Item, if necessary.

It’s pretty simple to use: you just input your target EVs (defaults to 252), choose which Pokémon you want to fight for it—with recommended Pokémon from that page being shown first—and then just tap the Pokémon’s picture or either of the “Knock Out!” buttons to update your current EVs and update the count telling how many more you need to knock out to reach your target. The little text bubble above the inputs also changes color as you get closer to your target so you know you should probably pay more attention.

It saves your progress automatically with functional cookies, so you can do a little bit, then come back and you’ll be right where you left off. Each stat is saved separately, too.

As this is the first version of the EV Counter, there may be some bugs here and there, so if you happen to notice any or if you have any other feedback, feel free to reach out to me on social media at @Marriland on Twitter or on the Marriland Facebook page.

More Miscellaneous Changes

The changes made above were the big ones, but there were also a few other things changed on the main guide, so here’s a list of the things that I can remember:

  • Added instructions on how to view your Pokémon’s EVs from their stat screen in-game (doesn’t show exact numbers, but shows if you’ve maxed a stat or maxed all of your EVs).
  • Showed where to get the Effort Ribbon for Pokémon that have earned 510 EVs.
  • Added stronger recommendations for eating meals with Encounter Power, because it is very useful.
  • Added a section on EV reducing berries and how to get a lot of them.
  • Added quick recommendations to each stat section on the main Scarlet & Violet EV Training Guide page. This provides a quick, “tl;dr” version that should be a lot easier to read at a glance.
  • Removed Lechonk and Paldean Wooper from suggestions for HP, prioritized Azurill, and also added Chansey to HP because it is really good for both HP and Exp. Points.
  • Added better locations for Flamigo for Attack, and also put in a notice that Paldean Tauros does indeed give 2 Attack EVs. Kantonian Tauros gives 1 Attack and 1 Speed EVs, but Paldean Tauros gives 2 Attack EVs; some websites may mistakenly list Paldean Tauros as giving 1 Attack and 1 Speed, but I have personally tested it in-game and can confirm that it is 2 Attack EVs, so I felt the need to clarify was important.
  • Added Orthworm for Defense, also suggested Stonjourner (Scarlet) and Eiscue (Violet) on the Defense page itself because they’re pretty good. Defense is just a pain, though, especially with so much having Sturdy.
  • Recommended a lower-level location for Girafarig that is available earlier for Sp. Atk EVs, and also suggested Mareep and Flaaffy.
  • Added Gothorita for Sp. Def recommendations on the Sp. Def page, because it’s a nice alternative to Floette.
  • Added Cyclizar for Speed because it can be boosted with Encounter Power: Dragon and nothing else around Porto Marinada or Levincia benefits from that boost.
  • Added Back to Top buttons periodically throughout the main page, because it’s a pretty long page.

Anyway, that should cover it! I really hope that this proves to be the best, most comprehensive, helpful EV Training Guide for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet! At the very least, I’m confident it will help some people out, and hopefully it makes EV Training a lot easier! Enjoy!

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