A stat can hold a max of 252, when you are 252 it can not go any higher
It flat-out can't go any higher? Will it say?
I thought that 255 was the max, but 252 was the highest it could go with effect.
They changed the hard cap with this game. It will never got higher than 252. (just to confirm what has been said) But yeah reset bag is best bet unless if you know the IVs and can use a calculator.
Reset bags are fairly easy to get at least. Just keep tapping on the punching bag. I hear having higher affection makes it more likely and they seem common enough for me when I try to get them with 5 heart affection rating Pokemon.
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