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The '''box trick''' is a method in the [[core series]] [[Pokémon games]] that allows a Pokémon to change its stats due to [[effort values]] without [[level|leveling up]]. It works in all generations until Generation V. In Generation {{gen|I}} and {{gen|II}}, this method can be used to EV train level 100 Pokémon.
Usually, a Pokémon's stats are calculated upon leveling up; however, Pokémon stored in the [[PC]] have only the numbers used in the calculations stored, (namely the [[Effort values|EVs]], [[Individual values|IVs]] and [[base stats]]), so depositing and withdrawing a Pokémon from the PC will cause its stats to be recalculated.
In Generation {{gen|IIII}} and {{gen|IVII}}, level 100 Pokémon are unable to gain effort values through battle. This is because in these games, effort values are awarded at the same time as [[experience]]; since Pokémon at level 100 don't gain experience, they are also skipped over for effort values. This means that this trick cannot be used to alter a level 100 Pokémon's stats via leveling up; however, this trickmethod can be used to changeEV atrain level 100 Pokémon's stats by consuming [[vitamin]]s or {{cat|Friendship-raising Berries|stat-reducing Berries}}.
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From [[Generation V]] onward, the trick is obsolete. In these games, effort values are immediately applied to stats as soon as they are modified.
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