IVs are literally the worst mechanic in Pokemon aside from luck-based events like evasion, criticals, etc.
Why? They're redundant.
Objection: IVs create diversity! Answer: EVs already do that too.
Objection: IVs give breeders something to do! Answer: Breeders can still breed for moves and abilities and natures.
Objection: IVs are tied to Hidden Power! Answer: Change what Hidden Power is tied to. Make it so you go to an old lady and she switches the type for you.
Objection: IVs make Pokemon unique! Answer: Once again, Pokemon are already unique because of their EV spreads. They are also unique because of their abilities, natures, moves, and held items. And uniqueness for uniqueness sake isn't good. A twisted fork is unique. It fails at its function.
Objection: IVs are rewards for hard work! Answer: IVs are luck-based, everyone should be able to put in the same effort for the same results. EVs already fill this purpose.
Seriously, IVs are the worst aspect of Pokemon, and I was utterly shocked to see people who wanted to keep them in. I can only assume that these are people who aren't very experienced with the mechanics of Pokemon and think complexity is inherently good. --- No, marriage is about love. It fails because people think love can be reduced to a feeling. - On the Edge
#2Doctor_SpankyPosted 9/3/2013 12:28:58 PM
You sir, speak the unvarnished and unarguable truth
#3XazealPosted 9/3/2013 12:29:14 PM
I tend to agree with this, yes. --- Official Officialty of the Officialityness Board.
#4roxbury1990Posted 9/3/2013 12:30:37 PM
I agree for the most part, but I honesty think hidden power should just be taken out. --- White FC: 2581 1588 9644 // wii code = 1308 9776 3256 7038 // 3DS FC: 4527-7258-1744 // GamerTag: Loftice Parasect is the BEST
#5gladwyn101Posted 9/3/2013 12:30:57 PM
Breeding for IVs is a task for people with no lives outside of their mom's basement. --- 4e is not D&D, but WoW making a Disguise check. Pokemon Black Friend Code: 0605-2800-9952; Trainer Name: Solace; First Pokemon (roleplaying): Snivy (Monty)
#6XxVERSUSxXPosted 9/3/2013 12:31:31 PM
I agree with your reasoning.
#7Tigo73Posted 9/3/2013 12:31:42 PM
Even if the insult in the title is a bit uncalled for, yes, this is all true. --- The man who will steal your candles. Official Omoikane of the SMT IV board.
#8gxmasterPosted 9/3/2013 12:31:43 PM
"I don't like IV's, therefore anyone that does is stupid."
Yay for opinions! --- 3DS FC: 1891-2366-2807
#9cardoor123 gfPosted 9/3/2013 12:31:46 PM
So mad you can't get good IVs without hacking. :p
#10nro87Posted 9/3/2013 12:33:00 PM
It's not ignorance. Ignorant means uninformed. The people who want IVs to stay are very informed about them, because people who don't know about them don't care about them. --- "Power of mind is infinite, while brawn is limited." Koichi Tohei Official Chespin of the Pokemon X board.