Community

The PokéCommunity

We are still working on a better slogan!

Visit Index



Advertise here

Go Back   The PokéCommunity Forums > Pokémon Gaming > Pokémon Gaming Central
Notices

Pokémon Gaming Central For topics that aren't necessarily restricted to one game, Pokémon Gaming Central ranges from comparing and contrasting the differences in the gaming generations to discussing the gaming franchise as a whole.

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1    
Old October 26th, 2012, 06:40 PM
Azureth's Avatar
Azureth
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Oklahoma
Age: 28
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm

Advertise here
I don't get it. They're just a form of alternate EXP, yet they deliberately hide it from the User Interface and keep it vague.Why don't they put a gauge on the status screen that showed how far certain EVs accumulated on each stat? I can understand why IVs are kept obscure, since they're used to randomize stats, but EV is a form of character progression.

And on that note....they should put the Pokedex 3D move set data into the game itself.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DC8hS...eature=related
  #2    
Old October 26th, 2012, 07:20 PM
Powalen's Avatar
Powalen
the Dark Sovereign
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: In the sky
Age: 20
It makes it more challenging.


"By force of will!"
  #3    
Old October 26th, 2012, 08:01 PM
Seki's Avatar
Seki
You idiot!
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Singapore
Age: 17
Gender: Male
Nature: Jolly
The game makers would just probably want to make the game easier to understand for young kids as the game is targeted to kids. EVs are at the competitive battling catergory which explores a lot into the game engine, that would be difficult for kids to understand. So that's probably why they hid it from the UI.

VM | PM | MyAnimeList | Theme | Pairs | Previously
  #4    
Old November 1st, 2012, 11:37 AM
LightOfTruth's Avatar
LightOfTruth
Likes Hacks and Official Games
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Maybe they could stick a option to turn effort values on/off in the options menu of Gen 6 and have it switched off when you start. This means you have to go to options to and turn it on. There is a few things they can do in that options screen to improve the game

Get some Sims 3 stuff now




  #5    
Old November 1st, 2012, 11:45 AM
60's Avatar
60
#isthenumbersign
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Cloud Nine
Age: 20
Gender: Female
Nature: Sassy
There are a lot of other aspects hidden, IVs probably being the notable one. So idk, if they made EVs visible they might be obliged to display IVs too. They're both pretty difficult to understand so I think that does actually play a factor.
  #6    
Old November 1st, 2012, 12:45 PM
WeGotTheJazz's Avatar
WeGotTheJazz
Unhatched Egg
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Gender: Male
Because Game Freak secretly want to make our lives miserable.
  #7    
Old November 1st, 2012, 12:59 PM
SnowpointQuincy's Avatar
SnowpointQuincy
Seeker of FRIEND CODES
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Texas
Age: 25
Gender: Male
Nature: Lonely
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".
  #8    
Old November 1st, 2012, 01:17 PM
Hoenn's Avatar
Hoenn
Elite
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Hoenn ☆
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Relaxed
Send a message via Skype™ to Hoenn
This is mainly why I don't bother with them, it's hard to keep track of them and I find it all too confusing tbh.
  #9    
Old November 2nd, 2012, 09:33 AM
morrison's Avatar
morrison
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Hamburg
Age: 29
Gender: Female
Nature: Quiet
Yea I don't care about them either really so no need to show them for me. those that are interested in them still have the in game peeps telling them if a poke has maxxe4d out ev.

Pokemon Hardmode Sapphire Comic
starts as b/w but turns colourful a couple of pages later
  #10    
Old November 2nd, 2012, 09:38 AM
Autophobic's Avatar
Autophobic
Fearing Isolation
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: New York
Age: 18
Gender: Male
Nature: Gentle
They probably kept it hidden because they knew that a lot of younger kids would just play the games casually, not competitively.
~ Pokemon Crystal Shiny Breeder ~

I'm currently breeding for a Shiny Tauros.
  #11    
Old November 3rd, 2012, 09:15 PM
True Honey's Avatar
True Honey
Unhatched Egg
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Washington, D.C.
Age: 20
Gender: Male
Nature: Calm
Maybe it is just to keep the game more random, as without it being so easy to figure out or understand it gives a greater variety to Pokemon battles that the audience doesn't know about. Also, EVs are a very hard concept to fully understand and take advantage of so, for the target audience which is primarily younger children, the game mechanic is probably too hard.

Avatar & Signature: The Little Flying Jumpluff by ~ alright123100 (deviantART)
  #12    
Old November 4th, 2012, 04:57 PM
Rivvon's Avatar
Rivvon
Unburden Belly Drum
Community Supporter
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: USA
Age: 21
Gender: Female
Nature: Jolly
There are already many older teens and young adults who can't even wrap their heads around the concept of EV training; a child seeing EVs would get confused no doubt, and trying to explain EVs to them would probably turn them off from the game. That, of course, is every game developers worst nightmare. So they exist for the competitive players, but are kept hidden for the sake of people who don't want to deal with them.
The fact that in B2W2 Bianca, as the new "effort reader," tells you which stats your Pokemon are EV trained in is pretty significant in its own right. Also, it's easy enough to just mark off how many EVs your Pokemon has gained. It's pretty irritating when you're trying to reset EVs, but at the same time the berries stop working once they've hit 0, so even then it's not so much of an issue that they aren't shown.
Post Reply
Quick Reply

Sponsored Links


Advertise here
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Minimum Characters Per Post: 25



All times are UTC -8. The time now is 08:09 AM.

About Us
© 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity™, pokecommunity.com. Pokémon characters and images belong to The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo. This website is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Nintendo, Creatures, GAMEFREAK, The Pokémon Company or The Pokémon Company International. We just love Pokémon.

Copyright
All forum styles, their images (unless noted otherwise) and site designs are © 2002 - 2014 The PokéCommunity / PokéCommunity.com. PokéCommunity™ is a trademark of The PokéCommunity. All rights reserved. Sponsor advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service. User generated content remains the property of its creator. Header artwork by Jordanice of deviantART.

Social Media
If you would like to stay up-to-date with us on the go, when we're down, or other such things, follow us on social media sites--most notibly Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus--by clicking on the links provided.

Design presented by Peitharchia. Special thanks to Hiroshi Sotomura and Ausaudriel.