Our wonderful moderator over at Mt. Moon, Kabutopzilla, has graciously written up a 5 part EV training guide for pokejungle!  Here is the fourth article in the series which focuses on the mysterious illness ‘pokérus’ and our favorite EV-raising medicines.

There is also another way to boost EV gain even further: the PokéRus. The PokéRus is an odd little virus that is rarer to find than shiny Pokémon. It effectively doubles your EV gain in any stat, like the Macho Brace, but there is no temporary Speed reduction and it does not take up the item slot. If you manage to contract the PokéRus, you had better spread it to a Pokémon you deem useless (or even a few of them, to be sure) and keep the carriers in your PC Box. There, the condition remains ripe and ready to spread. Outside the PC however, PokéRus disappears after approximately twelve hours, including time you haven’t been playing. By storing backup carriers in your PC, you allow new Pokémon you decide to train be able to contract it with ease.

Because the PokéRus does not take the individual Pokémon’s item slot, you can use the PokéRus in conjunction with a Power Item* or the Macho Brace to boost EV gain even further. *PokéRus’s EV-doubling feature is applied AFTER a Power Item’s EV adding. Example: Lillipup yields 1 Attack EV naturally. With a Power Bracer, that raises to 5 (due to the +4). Then DOUBLE that because of the PokéRus, and that brings you to a grand total of 10 Attack EVs per Lillipup defeated. That’s pretty impressive. You do the math for the other EV yields if you wish. Speaking of boosters, we can’t forget about the medicines: HP Up, Protein, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, and Carbos, now can we? The stuff is useful for shortening the time it takes to max out EVs by a huge margin, but they can’t provide any more EVs if the EV count in a stat is at 100. The stuff raises EVs by 10, but only until you hit 100 EVs in that stat. After that, it will spit “It won’t have any effect.”

There are also wings, which can be found on the Driftveil or Marvelous Bridges. They can be used infinitely until your EVs hit the max (whether in a singular stat or total), however, they only add 1 EV to whatever they are tailored for. They are a lot cheaper (they’re free), they can be used infinitely (theoretically), but the amount they give per wing is so low that it isn’t even worth the time.

Short part of the guide, but yes, we’re back on track with publishing them!

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  • i only had pokerus once on heartgold and it is really awesome. does anyone have the virus still spreadable? If so can we battle so i can get it? And btw does anyone else think pokerus is gonna be explained sooner or later? they say it’s a mysterious virus, but what if it’s a part of a pokemon? or what if it has side effects that we don’t know about?

    • Why is nobody else commenting?

      • Ertre100

        They’re working, sleeping, gaming, doing other non-computer stuff or are just interested in commenting, because there isn’t a lot to talk about here.

        This part basically says: Pokerus can rare, can spread to other pokemon, they develop immunity after some time but not when in the box and gain double EV’s while effected. Medicines can be used until a certain limit, wings don’t have that limit but the process is slower.

  • paipr_christian

    one thing that i think is missing from this part of the ev guide, is a small comment. it was mention that pokerus is only on a pokemon for 12 hours, does this mean after the twelve hours are over you cant get double ev’s any more? or is the twelve hour time the limit on how long you can spread it?

    • pokemon4ever

      Even after the Pokerus ‘sign’ on your pokemon turns into a smiley face, it still has the same effect ie: doubling EVs

  • From what I can remember, Pokerus can last up to 3 days but I don’t take chances and have at least 4 Pokemon in my PC so I can spread it without worrying about not having any spreaders.

    • If I were to make an educated guess, the time seems to fluctuate. Sometimes it can take what seems like forever, and other times it can disappear within hours. I don’t think anyone can truly pinpoint when the PokéRus likes to go away.

  • I’m pretty sure Pokerus will lose its ability to spread at the end of a calender day – at midnight, any party Pokemon with active Pokerus can’t spread it anymore.

    • WZ

      Yes, it is like that. But if you store it in a box it still fresh.

  • WZ

    I have spreadable Pokérus Yay!

    • Can I battle you??

      • WZ

        I think that its better to trade, I dont know if you can get it battling.

      • You can’t get it through battling. Someone can spread it and trade you the carrier, though.

  • WZ

    Sure, mi nick is JOAQUIN (yes, i’m mexican) and my FC is 4169 5016 2958.

    • Lol okay. My name is chris (yes I’m black lol) and my code is 2150 9104 6905 I’m ready whenever you are

      • WZ

        Well, maybe its better if we talk in msn.

        • On msn? I don’t have an account.

          • WZ

            Or facebook.

  • miJ

    part 5…?