Individual Values Appraisal

Like many games and applications, Niantic continues to improve and add new features to Pokémon GO. One of these new features not a part of the original gameplay is the Individual Values (IVs) Appraisal System. If you’re not that great of a Pokemon Fan, Individual Values are the hidden values your Pokemon have for each stat. In Pokemon GO, each Pokemon has three stats – Attack, Defense & Stamina – and each of these stats can have a value up to fifteen. The higher these values, the better your Pokemon will be. (The Pokemon known as Tyrogue even evolves into one of three Pokemon based on its highest IV Stat.)

Now these values don’t have as much of an effect on your Pokemon’s Stats as the mainstream games (only between a 7-10% difference in Maximum Combat Power) but that could be the difference between a good Pokemon and a great one in this specific game. A Pokemon has a 1 in 4,000th chance of having Perfect IVs, and thus being able to achieve its personal Maximum Combat Power.


A player can check there Pokémon's IVs by accessing their individual Pokemon Page, clicking on the little icon in the bottom-right corner, and then clicking on “Appraisal”. From there, your Team Leader will personally judge how good your Pokemon is. Each Leader has different phrases to describe how good your Pokemon is, so you’ll have to learn their given lingo. That, or use the breaking down below...

Total IV Percentage Phrases
80-100% Potential:
Overall, your Pokémon simply amazes me. It can accomplish anything! (Valor)
Overall, your Pokémon is a wonder! What a breathtaking Pokemon! (Mystic)
Overall, your Pokémon looks like it can really battle with the best of them! (Instinct)

65-80% Potential:
Overall, your Pokémon is a strong Pokemon. You should be proud! (Valor)
Overall, your Pokémon has certainly caught my attention. (Mystic)
Overall, your Pokémon is really strong! (Instinct)

50-65% Potential:
Overall, your Pokémon is a decent Pokemon. (Valor)
Overall, your Pokémon is above average. (Mystic)
Overall, your Pokémon is pretty decent! (Instinct)

0-49% Potential:
Overall, your Pokémon may not be great in battle, but I still like it! (Valor)
Overall, your Pokémon is not likely to make much headway in battle. (Mystic)
Overall, your Pokémon has room for improvement as far as battling goes. (Instinct)

Best Stat Value Phrases
15 IVs:
I'm blown away by its stats. WOW! (Valor)
Its stats exceed my calculations. It's incredible! (Mystic)
Its stats are the best I've ever seen! No doubt about it. (Instinct)

13-14 IVS:
It's got excellent stats! How exciting! (Valor)
I am certainly impressed by its stats, I must say. (Mystic)
Its stats are really strong! Impressive. (Instinct)

8-12 IVS:
Its stats indicate that in battle, it'll get the job done. (Valor)
Its stats are noticeably trending to the positive. (Mystic)
It's definitely got some good stats. Definitely! (Instinct)

0-7 IVS:
Its stats don't point to greatness in battle. (Valor)
Its stats are not out of the norm, in my opinion. (Mystic)
Its stats are all right, but kinda basic, as far as I can see. (Instinct)

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