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Old October 12th, 2012 (8:45 AM).
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Originally Posted by applefandroid View Post
Sorry I don't really get that^
IVs are random values ranging from 1-31 assigned to each pokemon once it is obtained as an egg, encountered, given, etc. IVs affect the stats you get, i.e. an IV of 31 is the best, whereas 1 etc would be horrible. Although, getting IVs of 31 are extremely hard. Getting a perfect IV pokemon is harder than getting a shiny. So if you want a speed maxed pokemon, one with max speed EVs would have less speed if it had an IV of 20 than the same pokemon with maxed speed EVs and a speed IV of 31.

Originally Posted by applefandroid View Post
It's kind of hard for me to completely avoid Pokémon that give off the wrong EVs in the beginning of the game. literally impossible.
Here is my situation: I have a 
Snivy with
5 At.
2 HP
0 De.
0 Sp. De.
2 Sp. At.
4 Sp 
I don't know if I used those abbreviations correctly...In case you couldn't tell, they are supposed to be (in order) Attack, Hit Points, Defense, Special Defense, Special Attack, and Speed. 

Just wondering, from what I've told you, can you deduce its current stats?
These are its stats btw. Can you tell me if it's even possible to do that, and if so whether or not you were right?
17 Attack
19 Defense
18 Sp. Atk
18 Sp. Def
19 Speed

Sorry for taking up so much space, and thanks again. Also, if someone wants to move this somewhere else please do.
Well, the thing is, its impractical to EV train at the beginning of a game. Unless the EV you want is there right at the beginning, you'd have to cheat to get the right EVs. And I'm a bit lost here, what did you mean with deduce the stats?

Hope I helped.