Originally Posted by Lan.exe
Both those things are at least 10 times simpler than EV training... combined.
EV training is actually pretty quick once you have the right items and know where to find the proper Pokemon. It only takes me about half an hour in Diamond. I think I've spent longer trying to breed for a good nature, let alone raising up certain Pokemon to learn moves that I then wanted to pass on to other Pokemon etc. xD
Originally Posted by Dragotech
Define EV training please! I may know what it means, but the term is unfamiliar.
Every Pokemon gives out different EV (Effort Value) points in one of the 6 stats (Attack, Defense, Sp. Atk, Sp. Def, Speed, HP) and if you get 4 EV points you get +1 stat point. So if you battle certain Pokemon over and over you can increase your Pokemon's stats. Here's a guide I wrote if you're interested. I tried to make it as simple as possible because when I was trying to learn to EV train, most of the guides were too complicated xD