Pokemon Lets Go – Individual Values (IV) Guide

In Pokemon Lets Go Individual Values (or IVs) are a hidden set of stats that are […]

In Pokemon Lets Go Individual Values (or IVs) are a hidden set of stats that are randomly applied to each Pokemon upon receiving or capturing them. They are part of what makes each Pokemon unique from another. These stats cannot normally be seen, but they can be calculated by using special calculators around the net or unlocking a function in the game.

Individual Values will determine how high or low a particular base stat can possibly be. The value will be somewhere between 0 and 31 — 0 being the worst and 31 being the best. For example, if a Pokemon’s Speed IV is 31, that means its Speed can reach the maximum a Pokemon of that species can accomplish – as long as its given a max amount of Quick Candy.

How to Check Your Pokemon’s IVs

Like in Pokemon Go, a Judge function in available in Let’s Go. However, in this game, it needs to be unlocked.

Luckily, it’s pretty simple.

  • Collect 30 unique species of Pokemon.
  • Head to the building in-between Route 11 and Route 12, to the east (the right) of Vermillion City.
  • Go upstairs, and talk to the man in the lab coat.
  • He will add the Judge function to your Pokedex, which you can use from anywhere.

Here are what the different terms mean:

  • No Good: zero
  • Decent: 1- 10
  • Pretty Good: 11 – 20
  • Very Good: 21 – 29
  • Fantastic: 30
  • Best: 31

[su_note]If no EV points (called AV in Pokemon: Let’s Go – gained by candy) are invested in a stat, there will be no difference between 30 and 31 IVs at Level 50 (the level Pokemon are auto-leveled to for battles when using restrictions.)[/su_note]

Pokemons Hidden Power

The Type for the attack Hidden Power is calculated entirely on the Individual Values of your Pokemon. Hidden Power is a special move that can use one of the eighteen different types of a Pokemon (e.g. Grass, Electric, Dragon, etc).

Hyper Training

With Bottle Caps you can purchase Hyper Training for a Lv. 100 Pokemon that superficially increases its stats to reflect what they would be as if its IVs were 31. In other words, if you Hyper Train a Pokemon’s Speed, it will then rise to match what it would be as if its IV were 31.

Pokemon Characteristics

Characteristics shown at each Pokemon’s summary screen usually shows the best IV out of all their stats. However, it doesn’t tell you exactly how good their best stat is. It’s possible their best stat only lands a 9 in the 0-31 IV Scale! Each characteristic will be under a certain IV. For example “Proud of its Power” is for the Attack stat and “Loves to Eat” is for the HP Stat.

HP Characteristics

  • Loves to eat
  • Takes plenty of siestas
  • Nods off a lot
  • Scatters things often
  • Likes to relax

Attack Characteristics

  • Proud of its power
  • Likes to thrash about
  • A little quick tempered
  • Likes to fight
  • Quick tempered

Defense Characteristics

  • Sturdy body
  • Capable of taking hits
  • Highly persistent
  • Good endurance
  • Good perseverance

Special Attack Characteristics

  • Highly curious
  • Mischievous
  • Thoroughly cunning
  • Often lost in thought
  • Very finicky

Special Defense Characteristics

  • Strong willed
  • Somewhat vain
  • Strongly Defiant
  • Hates to lose
  • Somewhat stubborn

Speed Characteristics

  • Likes to run
  • Alert to sounds
  • Impetuous and silly
  • Somewhat of a clown
  • Quick to flee

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