So why are Effort Values kept hidden from the UI?
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November 1st, 2012 (12:59 PM).
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You are not supposed to care about EVs. They were only added to the game so that a Lv.100 Charizard had different statistics than another Lv100 Charizard. EVs ONLY exist to make each pokemon you capture a unique creature.
The target audience is still 10 years old, and they don't care about min/maxing their pokemon. When my nephew was 10, he would use his Empolion in every battle and never use other pokemon.
EVs are cool, and I do train "almost perfect" pokemon, but Evs are not fun for children. So, they are a "secret".
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