The Generation Nine Pokémon games have made EV training easier than ever before. The improved approachability has made it possible for regular players to create competitive teams without spending several hours doing so. In some cases, you may need to reset EVs if you messed up while EV training. Here’s our guide on how to reset EVs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
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How to get reset EVs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet
The term EVs stands for Effort Values, which are values that add to a Pokémon’s stats. They scale with level, but are beneficial at all levels as they can greatly increase a Pokémon’s strength. Each Pokémon can earn a total of 510 EVs with the usual setup consisting of two stats maxed with 252 EVs and a third stat using the remaining 6 EVs.
Training EVs is easy enough these days, but what about removing them? The only way to remove EVs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet is through the use of stat-reducing berries. When eaten by a Pokémon, these berries will remove exactly 10 Effort Values from a given stat. Assuming that your Pokémon has maxed EVs, it will need 51 stat-reducing berries for a full reset.
Each base stat has a corresponding berry that you’ll need to lower it. These are Pomeg Berry for HP, Kelpsy Berry for Attack, Qualot Berry for Defense, Hondew Berry for Special Attack, Grepa Berry for Special Defense, and Tamato Berry for Speed. Each stat-reducing berry will only work on its assigned stat and can only be used on a Pokémon that has EVs in that stat.
You can find stat-reducing berries to reset EVs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet by interacting with the sparkling items found on the ground throughout Paldea. Alternatively, those with money can head over to the auction house in Porto Marinada. Here, stat-reducing berries are often auctioned for a reasonable fee.