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Old January 26th, 2013 (08:23 PM).
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Quote originally posted by dabidpelix:
hey guys, I know this was probably asked a million times in this forum but ive been searching and searching and i couldnt find the answer. are traded pokemon weaker than caught pokemon?
Ok, here's the definitive answer.

As you may know, traded Pokémon gain experience faster than other Pokémon. However, (I think) they don't gain more EVs from beating other Pokémon. This means it takes longer for them to reach the EV cap and therefore they can be higher-leveled yet have poor stats because of not enough EVs.

Ultimately, though, they'll reach the EV cap and become as powerful as any other Pokémon. So they're not "weaker".
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