How To Check EVs (Effort Values) in Pokémon ORAS

The EV Checker NPC in Slateport Market (Pokémon Alpha Sapphire)

There are two ways to check your Pokémon’s Effort Values (EVs). You can talk to an NPC known as the EV Checker, or you can open the “Super Training” screen in your DexNav to get more specific EV stat details.

The EV checker NPC is a Pokémon Breeder that’s located in one of the stalls on the left-hand side in the Slateport City Market.

She can verify if the Pokémon leading your party has maxed out its EVs. If so, she’ll present your Pokémon with the Effort Ribbon!

EV Checker’s Location (Step-by-Step)

Among the landmarks in Slatepot City is the Slateport Market. This is an outdoor bazaar featuring some items that can’t be found anywhere else.

On the left in the second row of stalls, you can find a Pokémon Breeder known as the EV Checker. She’s right next to the Energy Guru, which is a Vitamin seller NPC.

If you haven’t visited Slateport City yet then you’ll just need to do the following prerequisites to gain access:

  • Win the second Gym Badge from Brawly, the Gym Leader in Dewford Town.
  • Unlock the option for Mr. Briney to take you to Route 109, which is near Slateport City.
Talking to Mr. Briney / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Talking to Mr. Briney

Once you’re ready, just head to Slateport City’s Pokémon Center and we’ll guide you to the EV Checker’s exact location.

Step 1: From Slateport City’s Pokémon Center, take the left path heading southwards.

Slateport City’s Pokémon Center going south / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Slateport City’s Pokémon Center going south

Step 2: Once you’re at the market you’ll pass under a wide orange canopy.

From here, continue going south and be on the lookout for the EV Checker. Her stall is located on the left side in the second row.

Inside Slateport City Market / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Inside Slateport City Market

Step 3: On the left-hand side just look for a woman wearing a red hat and a red apron. She’ll be standing next to the Energy Guru.

Talk to her and you can check if the first Pokémon in your party has max EVs.

EV Checker’s exact location / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
EV Checker’s exact location

What Does the EV Checker Do?

Talking to the EV Checker / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Talking to the EV Checker

Effort Values (EVs) are hidden values that contribute to each Pokémon’s stats.

You can earn EVs from battles, Vitamins, or Super Training. And each specific type of EV boosts a particular main stat.

Each Pokémon can accumulate a maximum of 510 EVs overall, with up to 252 in any single main stat.

In competitive battles, this is one of the mechanics that allow trainers to maximize their Pokémon’s potential in battles.

Before you talk to the EV Checker you’ll want to make sure the Pokémon whose EVs you want to check is leading your party. She won’t let you choose a Pokémon, so she’ll just check the EVs of your party’s lead Pokémon.

Then she’ll tell you whether or not your Pokémon has hit that max amount of EVs (510).

If your Pokémon’s EVs are maxed out, the EV Checker will award it the Effort Ribbon — a sign of your Pokémon’s hard work and your dedication as a trainer!

Checking Your Pokémon’s EVs with the DexNav

Aside from the EV Checker, the “Super Training” feature of the DexNav also offers a way to track your Pokémon’s EVs.

Here’s a quick guide on how to do it:

Step 1: Navigate to your DexNav in the bottom screen. Then find and click the “Super Training” button under PlayNav.

PlayNav screenshot / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
PlayNav screenshot

Step 2: On this screen, a radar chart will display your Pokémon’s EV distribution.

Each spike in the graph stands for a different stat, and the spike’s length corresponds to the amount of EVs in that stat.

To view your other Pokémon’s EVs just tap on their sprites to cycle through your party.

Super Training screen / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Super Training screen

Step 3: When you notice the green vertical meter bar on the right is filled up and a muscle icon shows up on the top-left of your screen, that means your Pokémon’s total EVs are fully maxed out at 510.

You can even tap the muscle icon to receive a brief congratulatory message for fully training your Pokémon.

Fully EV Trained Swampert / Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Fully EV Trained Swampert

Using Super Training not only enables you to keep a close eye on your Pokémon’s EV distribution, but it also provides a way to boost your Pokémon’s EVs.

It’s a useful tool for trainers looking to build the perfect competitive team.


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