Here's How To Figure Out Your IV Stats in the New Pokemon Go Update

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Yesterday, ComicBook.com reported that the new Pokemon Go update will allow trainers to find out their Pokemon's "IV stats", individualized stats unique to each Pokemon. Unlike online IV checkers (which are technically against Pokemon Go's terms of service) that list individual statistics and totals,  Pokemon Go's new "Pokemon appraisal" system will only give a general idea about a Pokemon's IV stats. However, there is a way to interpret the results to get a pretty good idea about how strong a Pokemon really is.

Each Pokemon has three different IV stats related to attack, defense, and stamina. A Pokemon can have an IV stat between 0 and 15 for each stat, with a maximum total IV stat of 45. Usually, most players discuss IV stats either by listing three sets of numbers (15/15/15 would be a perfect Pokemon and 0/0/0 would be the weakest) or with a percentage based on total IV. A Pokemon with a stat line of 8/8/8 would have a total IV percentage of 53.3% or 24/45.

There are two lines of dialogue that each team leader uses when appraising Pokemon, one of which relates to total IV percentage and the other that relates to a Pokemon's highest individual stat. The dialogue varies by Team Leader, so we've listed all the possible dialogue below:

Blanche - Team Mystic

IV Percentages

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) is a wonder! What a breathtaking Pokemon!" -  IV percentage between 80% and 100%

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) has certainly caught my attention." - IV percentage between 67% and 79%.

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) is above average." - IV percentage between 51% - 66%.

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) is not likely to make much headway in battle." - IV percentage between 0% - 50%.

Individual IV value

Blanche will first say "I see that its best attribute is its [Attack, Defense, or HP]" to indicate which stat she's referring to, followed by:

"Its stats exceed my calculations. It's incredible!" - Your Pokemon has at least one IV value of 15.

"I am certainly impressed by its stats, I must say." - Your Pokemon has at least one stat with an IV value of 13 or 14.

"Its stats are noticeably trending to the positive." - Your Pokemon has at least one stat with an IV value between 8 and 12.

"Its stats are not out of the norm, in my opinion." - Your Pokemon has at least one stat with an IV value between 0 and 7.

Candela - Team Valor

IV Percentages

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) simply amazes me. It can accomplish anything!" - IV percentage between 80% and 100%

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) is a strong Pokemon. You should be proud!" - IV percentage between 67% and 79%.

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) is a decent Pokemon" - IV percentage between 51% - 66%.

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) may not be great in battle, but I still like it!" - IV percentage between 0% - 50%.

Individual IV value

Candela will first say "Its [Attack, Defense, or HP] is its strongest feature," to indicate which stat she's referring to, followed by:

"I'm blown away by its stats. WOW!" - Your Pokemon has at least one IV value of 15. 

"It's got excellent stats! How exciting!" - Your Pokemon has at least one stat with an IV value of 13 or 14.

"Its stats indicate that in battle, it'll get the job done." - Your Pokemon has at least one stat with an IV value between 8 and 12.

"Its stats don't point to greatness in battle." - Your Pokemon has at least one stat with an IV value between 0 and 7.

Spark - Team Instinct

IV Percentages

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) looks like it can really battle with the best of them!" - IV percentage between 80% and 100%

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) is really strong!" - IV percentage between 67% and 79%.

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) is pretty decent!" - IV percentage between 51% - 66%.

"Overall, your (Pokemon Name) has room for improvement as far as battling goes." - IV percentage between 0% - 50%.


Individual IV value

Spark will first say "Its best quality is its Attack or HP or Defense." to indicate which stat he's referring to, followed by:

"Its stats are the best I've ever seen! No doubt about it!" - Your Pokemon has at least one IV value of 15.

"Its stats are really strong! Impressive." - Your Pokemon has at least one stat with an IV value of 13 or 14.

"It's definitely got some good stats. Definitely!" - Your Pokemon has at least one stat with an IV value between 8 and 12.

"Its stats are all right, but kinda basic, as far as I can see." - Your Pokemon has at least one stat with an IV value between 0 and 7. 

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