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The '''Boxbox trick''' is a method in all Generations of [[main series]] [[Pokémon games]] that allows a [[Pokémon]] to gainchange it stats due to [[Effort values|effort pointsvalues]] without necessarily [[level|leveling up in the process]]. ThisIn method can EV train level 100 Pokémon in GenerationsGeneration {{gen|I}} and {{gen|II}}, onlythis method can be used to EV train level 100 Pokémon.
 
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A level 100 Pokémon inIn Generation {{Gengen|III}} and {{Gengen|IV}}, islevel 100 Pokémon are unable to gain effort pointsvalues though battle. This is because Effortin these games effort Valuesvalues are awarded at the same time as [[experience]] in these games, and; since Pokémon at Levellevel 100 don't gain Experienceexperience, they are also skipped over for Efforteffort Valuesvalues. However,This means that this trick cancannot be used to changealter a level 100 Pokémon's stats byvia consumingleveling [[Vitamins]]up; orhowever, {{cat|Happiness-raisingthis berries|stat-reducingtrick berries}},can asbe well asused to change thea statslevel of a100 Pokémon's thatstats isby belowconsuming levelvitamins 100or stat-reducing berries.
 
==See also==
 
{{Project Games notice}}
 
[[Category:Game mechanics]]