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The '''Box trick''' is a method in the Generation {{gen|I}} and {{gen|II}} [[Pokémon games]] that allows a [[Pokémon]] to gain [[Effort values|effort points]] without necessarily leveling up in the process. This method is most useful when training a Pokémon that is already at level 100.
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The '''Box trick''' is a method in all Generations of [[main series]] [[Pokémon games]] that allows a [[Pokémon]] to gain [[Effort values|effort points]] without necessarily leveling up in the process. This method can EV train level 100 Pokémon in Generations {{gen|I}} and {{gen|II}} only.
   
Usually, a Pokémon gains stat points when they level up, based on the amount of effort points that the Pokémon has acquired through battle, and based on its own [[Stats#Base Stats|base stats]]. But by depositing a Pokémon into the PC and withdrawing it, the game will, in the process of depositing/withdrawing, recalculate the stats of the deposited Pokémon based on the amount of effort points etc. it possesses. The reason it does this is because while in the box the actual stat values are not stored, so they must be calculated when taken out or viewed.
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Usually, a Pokémon gains stat points when they level up, which based on a number of factors, including the number of effort values that the Pokémon has. But by depositing a Pokémon into the PC and withdrawing it, the game will, in the process of depositing/withdrawing, recalculate the stats of the deposited Pokémon. The reason it does this is because while in the box the actual stat values are not stored, so they must be calculated when taken out or viewed.
   
A Level 100 Pokémon in Generation {{Gen|III}} and {{Gen|IV}} is unable to gain effort points though battle, so this trick cannot be used to increase a Level 100 Pokémon's stats in those games. This is because Effort Points are awarded at the same time as Experience Points, and since Pokémon at Level 100 don't gain Experience, they are also skipped over for Effort Points. A Pokémon at Level 100 can still gain Effort Points by consuming [[Vitamins]]. That said, a Pokémon can still see the extra stat points earned from Effort Points without leveling up with this trick even if they are not Level 100.
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A level 100 Pokémon in Generation {{Gen|III}} and {{Gen|IV}} is unable to gain effort points though battle. This is because Effort Values are awarded at the same time as [[experience]] in these games, and since Pokémon at Level 100 don't gain Experience, they are also skipped over for Effort Values. However, this trick can be used to change a level 100 Pokémon's stats by consuming [[Vitamins]] or [[:Category:Happiness-raising berries|stat-reducing berries]].
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==
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* [[Stats]]
 
* [[Pokémon data structure in Generation I]]
 
* [[Pokémon data structure in Generation I]]
 
* [[Pokémon data structure in Generation II]]
 
* [[Pokémon data structure in Generation II]]

Revision as of 06:34, 3 July 2010

The Box trick is a method in all Generations of main series Pokémon games that allows a Pokémon to gain effort points without necessarily leveling up in the process. This method can EV train level 100 Pokémon in Generations I and II only.

Usually, a Pokémon gains stat points when they level up, which based on a number of factors, including the number of effort values that the Pokémon has. But by depositing a Pokémon into the PC and withdrawing it, the game will, in the process of depositing/withdrawing, recalculate the stats of the deposited Pokémon. The reason it does this is because while in the box the actual stat values are not stored, so they must be calculated when taken out or viewed.

A level 100 Pokémon in Generation III and IV is unable to gain effort points though battle. This is because Effort Values are awarded at the same time as experience in these games, and since Pokémon at Level 100 don't gain Experience, they are also skipped over for Effort Values. However, this trick can be used to change a level 100 Pokémon's stats by consuming Vitamins or stat-reducing berries.

See also