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    Quote Originally Posted by varanus_komodoensis View Post
    This is actually a pretty complicated question. What you're seeing is that Volcarona can have between 302 and 405 as its maximum stats for Special Attack (SpA) with a beneficial nature. You know already that this means that it has a nature that increases SpA, such as Modest. What this range means is that Volcarona will have, at level 100, 302 as its SpA stat IF it has 0 IVs, 0 EVs, and a beneficial nature. It will have, at level 100, 405 as its SpA stat if it has 31 IVs, 256 EVs, and a beneficial nature. So 405 is the absolute maximum it can have as its SpA stat. You HAVE to EV train it in order to get that maximum - but if your Volcarona has fewer than 31 IVs, it will not reach 405 and its SpA stat will be between 342 and 404. (I'm pretty sure that 342 is the max-EV, 0-IV stat).

    Unless you have a neutral nature, a nature will always favor one stat and lower another one. This is why you should always choose a nature that will lower a stat that doesn't matter on that Pokemon. For Volcarona, this stat is Attack. Volcarona never uses its Attack stat, and so you want it to have a stat that raises either SpA or Speed, and lowers Attack. So you should choose either a Modest or Timid nature for Volcarona.

    The way that EVs work is that you can have a MAXIMUM of 510 EVs TOTAL, but you can only put 252 EVs maximum into a single stat. So, you can max out 2 stats of your choice, and then have 4 left over to put in another stat. (If you want to know where the other 4 goes, I can explain it, but I left it out so I wouldn't confuse you). If you have a Volcarona with a Modest nature, it would be best to max out that SpA stat, because you get the nature boost on top of the EVs. Even though you don't have a nature boost on Speed, it is still beneficial to max out the Speed stat as well, because Volcarona has naturally good Speed. So you should have 252 SpA/252Spe. The other 4, most people put in HP, but you can put it in whatever you want.

    Does this help? Let me know if you have any more questions about IVs, EVs, and nature, and I can explain it more in-depth.
    What an excellent reply! That was very informative. Thanks a lot for taking the time to explain.
    I went and checked information on EV's and I kind of understand it now. What I am still unsure about is the IV's.
    What exactly are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbodor. View Post
    What an excellent reply! That was very informative. Thanks a lot for taking the time to explain.
    I went and checked information on EV's and I kind of understand it now. What I am still unsure about is the IV's.
    What exactly are they?
    IVs are Individual Values.

    Every single Pokémon (not species) has 1 for each stat.

    They can vary between 1 and 31.

    What they do is give you the amount of Stat Points at Level 100.

    Say, you had 12 Attack IVs. That would mean that at Level 100, your Pokémon would have 12 extra points in Attack. (Really, it would have 11 Extra points because 1 is the minimum, not 0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garbodor. View Post
    What an excellent reply! That was very informative. Thanks a lot for taking the time to explain.
    I went and checked information on EV's and I kind of understand it now. What I am still unsure about is the IV's.
    What exactly are they?
    Dirkac isn't exactly right in his/her reply.

    An IV is an "Individual Value". (EV stands for "Effort Value"). Each Pokemon has 6 stats, as you know, and it has an IV for each stat. This IV cannot be changed. It is set when you catch, hatch, or receive the Pokemon. An IV will range from 0 to 31 (not 1, as dirkac said). You want a high number as an IV - a Pokemon with a high IV in a stat will have a higher value in that stat. A Pokemon with 31 IVs in every stat (or in every stat that matters - for example, Volcarona's Attack stat doesn't matter, and therefore it doesn't matter what the IV is in Attack) is called a "perfect" Pokemon. It is VERY difficult to get high IVs in each stat, as it is completely random what you'll end up with.

    Some people like to breed for IVs, which essentially means hatching a bazillion eggs until you get a good one. You can have a little bit of control over the IVs of a hatched Pokemon, though. A baby Pokemon will inherit at least 1, but up to 3, IVs from each parent. Which ones and how many from each parent are passed down is completely random, but there is one thing you can do to help get the IVs you want. If you have a parent Volcarona, for example, with 31 IVs in SpA, and you want to breed for a Larvesta that has 31 IVs in SpA and 31 in Speed, you can give the parent Volcarona the Power Item (In this case, the Power Lens) that goes with the IV you want to pass down, and that one will be guaranteed to be given to the Larvesta. You can also give the other parent a Power Item as well. So, you can control up to 2 IVs that your hatched Pokemon get.

    Received and caught Pokemon, on the other hand, have completely random IVs and if you want certain ones, you'll have to SR for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by varanus_komodoensis View Post
    Dirkac isn't exactly right in his/her reply.

    An IV is an "Individual Value". (EV stands for "Effort Value"). Each Pokemon has 6 stats, as you know, and it has an IV for each stat. This IV cannot be changed. It is set when you catch, hatch, or receive the Pokemon. An IV will range from 0 to 31 (not 1, as dirkac said). You want a high number as an IV - a Pokemon with a high IV in a stat will have a higher value in that stat. A Pokemon with 31 IVs in every stat (or in every stat that matters - for example, Volcarona's Attack stat doesn't matter, and therefore it doesn't matter what the IV is in Attack) is called a "perfect" Pokemon. It is VERY difficult to get high IVs in each stat, as it is completely random what you'll end up with.

    Some people like to breed for IVs, which essentially means hatching a bazillion eggs until you get a good one. You can have a little bit of control over the IVs of a hatched Pokemon, though. A baby Pokemon will inherit at least 1, but up to 3, IVs from each parent. Which ones and how many from each parent are passed down is completely random, but there is one thing you can do to help get the IVs you want. If you have a parent Volcarona, for example, with 31 IVs in SpA, and you want to breed for a Larvesta that has 31 IVs in SpA and 31 in Speed, you can give the parent Volcarona the Power Item (In this case, the Power Lens) that goes with the IV you want to pass down, and that one will be guaranteed to be given to the Larvesta. You can also give the other parent a Power Item as well. So, you can control up to 2 IVs that your hatched Pokemon get.

    Received and caught Pokemon, on the other hand, have completely random IVs and if you want certain ones, you'll have to SR for them.
    Thank you for your great explanation once again.

    I guess IV's are somewhat complex matter when it comes to Pokemon. I will follow what you said.
    I only care about volcarona's sp.attack and speed. Hopefully I will get one with Good Iv's in those states.

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    Okay so i just restarted my Black 2 game and i picked Snivy. It has a modest nature, and i was wondering if that is good, and if a special attacking Serperior works in-game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frootquake View Post
    Okay so i just restarted my Black 2 game and i picked Snivy. It has a modest nature, and i was wondering if that is good, and if a special attacking Serperior works in-game.
    Modest is okay, but Timid is better. Serperior can be a physical or special attacker. A Modest Serperior would be just fine in-game.

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    My team in Black 2 is:
    Serperior
    Arcanine
    Crobat
    Zoroark
    Jelicent
    And i don't know what else to use. I was thinks about Metagross, Aggron, or Excadrill. Which of those do you like best for my team?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frootquake View Post
    My team in Black 2 is:
    Serperior
    Arcanine
    Crobat
    Zoroark
    Jelicent
    And i don't know what else to use. I was thinks about Metagross, Aggron, or Excadrill. Which of those do you like best for my team?
    Metagross appears very late in the game, while Excadrill isn't the best In-Game.

    I'd go for Aggron, and althout it isn't in your choices, Flygon instead possibly.

    Aggron and Flygon are both about just as good In-Game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirkac View Post
    Metagross appears very late in the game, while Excadrill isn't the best In-Game.

    I'd go for Aggron, and althout it isn't in your choices, Flygon instead possibly.

    Aggron and Flygon are both about just as good In-Game.
    What are talking about? Go with excadrill. I beat the entire elite four with that alone. Give it swords dance, eaarthquake, x-scissor, rock slide. Done. It's amazing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deoxysdude94 View Post
    What are talking about? Go with excadrill. I beat the entire elite four with that alone. Give it swords dance, eaarthquake, x-scissor, rock slide. Done. It's amazing.
    I'm talking about persoanl preference that Marlon/Marshall can easily OHKO that thing while Aggron can actually take a hit and survive, and then retaliate harder due to better movepool.

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    I'm hoping someone can tell me why this just happened: I was going through the battle subway with Emboar, Bisharp, and Eelektross. Emboar was leading, and at the start of the battle, the opponent sent out a Jellicent. I then switched to Bisharp, and the Jellicent used trick room. Bisharp then used Sucker Punch but the Jellicent AVOIDED IT, then attacked with Surf.

    So...what's up with that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychicPsycho View Post
    I'm hoping someone can tell me why this just happened: I was going through the battle subway with Emboar, Bisharp, and Eelektross. Emboar was leading, and at the start of the battle, the opponent sent out a Jellicent. I then switched to Bisharp, and the Jellicent used trick room. Bisharp then used Sucker Punch but the Jellicent AVOIDED IT, then attacked with Surf.

    So...what's up with that?
    Sucker Punch will fail if the opponent uses a non-damaging move, and Trick Room is a non-damaging move.

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    Anybody know where I can get/are willing to trade a poison sludge (I think that's what its called)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CrusherTheFeraligatr View Post
    Anybody know where I can get/are willing to trade a poison sludge (I think that's what its called)?
    Black Sludge is what I think you mean. And you can find one in Castelia Sewers, though I don't remember exactly where. Otherwise, wild Garbodor and Muk have a 50% chance of holding one, so keep catching one until you find one with the item, preferably from Route 9.
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    Quote Originally Posted by varanus_komodoensis View Post
    Sucker Punch will fail if the opponent uses a non-damaging move, and Trick Room is a non-damaging move.
    (I do know that, just so you don't think I'm an idiot)

    Ok, what happened was:

    1st turn
    Me: Emboar switched to Bisharp
    Op: Jellicent uses Trick Room

    2nd turn
    Me: Bisharp uses Sucker Punch (avoided)
    Op: Jellicent uses Surf (successful)

    So since the opponent used a damaging move on the same turn I used Sucker Punch, shouldn't it have worked? Also the game said the attack was avoided, rather then it failing, which I found particularly odd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PsychicPsycho View Post
    (I do know that, just so you don't think I'm an idiot)

    Ok, what happened was:

    1st turn
    Me: Emboar switched to Bisharp
    Op: Jellicent uses Trick Room

    2nd turn
    Me: Bisharp uses Sucker Punch (avoided)
    Op: Jellicent uses Surf (successful)

    So since the opponent used a damaging move on the same turn I used Sucker Punch, shouldn't it have worked? Also the game said the attack was avoided, rather then it failing, which I found particularly odd.
    Oh. That's really weird. Maybe the Jellicent was holding a Brightpowder?

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    Jellicent indeed hold Bright Powder in the Subway (possibly something else), so that was it.



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    I have a legit mew with sketch. To this day I have not figured out what move to sketch onto it. Any suggestions?

    EDIT: The Mew has a serious nature and I have hardly used it before, so it has very few EVs. Its trait is quick to flee. Its ability is pressure (wat).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allieon View Post
    I have a legit mew with sketch. To this day I have not figured out what move to sketch onto it. Any suggestions?

    EDIT: The Mew has a serious nature and I have hardly used it before, so it has very few EVs. Its trait is quick to flee. Its ability is pressure (wat).
    I doubt in any way that the Mew is legit. Sketch and Pressure? I don't buy it. Did you mean Mewtwo? Mewtwo has Pressure, though I doubt it learns Sketch through any Event either.
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    No, it's a mew. I know it's legit because I downloaded the mystery gift for it myself. It was the gift pokemon for attending Fanime 2010. It even has the ribbon and the cherish ball so I doubt it would come up anywhere as hacked. It's OT is FANME10, which corresponds to the event just like the MYSTRY mew.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allieon View Post
    No, it's a mew. I know it's legit because I downloaded the mystery gift for it myself. It was the gift pokemon for attending Fanime 2010. It even has the ribbon and the cherish ball so I doubt it would come up anywhere as hacked. It's OT is FANME10, which corresponds to the event just like the MYSTRY mew.
    It's not listed here on Serebii's Event Database

    Maybe its a fan made event, I can't find much after a quick Google search.
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    It wasn't officially distributed by nintendo, but instead by the people who set up the convention. Since it has all the odds and ends of other event pokemon, I figure it would count as legit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Allieon View Post
    It wasn't officially distributed by nintendo, but instead by the people who set up the convention. Since it has all the odds and ends of other event pokemon, I figure it would count as legit.
    Nintendo would never consider that legitimate.

    To answer your original question, my first thought would be to Sketch an attack that isn't a TM, as Mew learns any TM. But then again, a Serious nature doesn't do much for it, and if you battle online and someone sees Mew has Pressure, it could cause some issues.
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    Ah. Okie dokie then.

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    I was wondering if I beat the musketeer trio at level 45 are there natures, IVs and their shininess set in stone, or can I still soft reset for a shiny?
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