EV Trainer is the title of the seventh episode. It was originally uploaded to the official Dorkly website on December 10, 2012.
If you want to be the very best, you have to be the absolute worst. Guest-starring Brentalfloss!
The episode starts with Rusty's Zubat beaten by Level 72 Clefairy using pound in one hit. He comments on how quickly he was beaten compared to other trainers. His opponent, the EV Trainer Julian, scoffs as if it should have been obvious, stating about Zubat's nature. Rusty is immediately interested to learn what nature is, but Julian denounces it because EV Trainers are the secret art only for Pokémon-Masters. Rusty guesses that Julian may have many badges, but Julian compares badges to extraordinary membership fields such as independent tournaments, most exclusive toy stores, and middle school gymnasiums. Hence, his Clefairy is buffed up with big muscles.
Rusty insists Julian to teach him, but he doesn't know what EV means. After a long, difficult training in the classroom about the secret of effort values, Rusty notices that this training doesn't have fun. Nevertheless, Julian states that Pokémon is not about fun: it's about "math and winning" and like a "job that he doesn't get paid for". Angrily, Rusty finds out that it is close to school, seeing that a trainer himself doesn't want to learn educationally. Julian then criticizes that Rusty won't have a Pokémon as strong as he has.
Team Rocket intervenes with a truck and kidnaps Julian's Clefairy quickly. After the Team Rockets leave, Rusty uses his bike to follow them and save Pikachu. Julian is too late to remind Rusty rate and subscribe his how-to videos. He kneels in agony.
- The teaching segment in this episode features the song EV Training by Brentalfloss.