View Full Version : Stopping Evolution

June 22nd, 2008, 11:56 AM
Under what conditions is it better to stop/allow a Pokemon to evolve? I've got into the habit of not letting any of them evolve until they've learned their final attacks. What is the best way?

June 22nd, 2008, 12:02 PM
That is pretty much the only reason I do it. Or just have them hold an everstone.

June 23rd, 2008, 04:15 AM
Mudkip can learn Hydro Pump if it didn't evolve into Marshtomp at a high level. Hydro Pump is good for the ever-so-common MixPert - a competetive Swampert using both physical and special moves. That, there, is a good example of why not to evolve a Pokemon early. Another reason is that pre-evolutions in general gain experience points much faster than their evolutionary forms (not all of them, but most). Therefore the majority of the pre-evolutionary Pokemon will level up much faster than their evolutions, causing less time to be used for training.