EV Training is one of the most important aspects of raising competitive Pokémon. EVs can be obtained by KO-ing wild Pokémon or by using the vitamins available at the Chansey Supply stores in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
EV spreads can be as simple as maxing out a Pokémon’s best stats or a complex allocation across multiple stats to ensure the best damage calculations in battle. EV spreads are forever customizable, and luckily are not set in stone. This is where the EV reducing berries come in.
Here’s a complete breakdown on all EV reducing berries in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.
What Are EV Reducing Berries?
The Grepa, Hondew, Kelpsy, Pomeg, Qualot, and Tamato Berries are used to subtract 10 EVs from a corresponding Pokémon’s stat EV total. Pokémon can only have 510 EVs in total, so choosing the right spots to allocate EVs is critical in getting the most out of your competitive Pokémon.
These berries come in handy for either fine-tuning a Pokémon’s EV spread or simply resetting stats to 0 EVs in order to build it from scratch. Here is each berries effect and which stat they reduce so you know which ones to shoot for:
- Pomeg Berry – Effect: Reduces a Pokémon’s HP EV by 10 points
- Kelpsy Berry – Effect: Reduces a Pokémon’s Attack EV by 10 points
- Qualot Berry – Effect: Reduces a Pokémon’s Defense EV by 10 points
- Grepa Berry – Effect: Reduces a Pokémon’s Special Defense EV by 10 points
- Hondew Berry – Effect: Reduces a Pokémon’s Special Attack EV by 10 points
- Tamato Berry – Effect: Reduces a Pokémon’s Speed EV by 10 points
How to get EV Reducing Berries
Win Porto Marinada Auctions
The auctions in the market area of Porto Marinada can yield a lot of valuable items, and are by far the easiest way to obtain EV reducing berries. Winning the auction(s) are the only way to ensure you get the berries, so make sure you’re stocked up on money.
Auctions in Porto Marinada are unlocked after defeating Cascarrafa’s Gym Leader, and shift their item selections every day (both in-game and in real time).
Advancing your Nintendo Switch’s clock ahead to cycle different inventory selections is the fastest way to generate and farm these berries, especially since you can buy them in bulk.
Win Tera Raid Battles
Another way to earn some berries is winning specifically 5-Star Tera Raid battles. Since battling in a bunch if Tera Raids is a great way to earn other valuable items. doing as many of them as possible can net you a bunch of extra berries too.
Obtain From Emotional Spectrum Practice Mini-Game
After defeating Tulip, the Alfornada Gym Leader, you can re-attempt the Emotional Spectrum Practice mini-game. By far the least efficient method on the list, but completing this mini-game does dole out EV reducing berries, albeit in smaller amounts.
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