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I don't understand IVs...

#1Fujinicole88Posted 1/14/2014 4:13:45 PM
I really don't understand the whole IV thing. I have read anything and everything I can find online about it but I still don't understand how it is works... Can someone please explain it to me?
Also I have not yet beaten the Elite Four, so how exactly can I do this to get good Pokemon for the Elite Four?
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#2Insanylum13Posted 1/14/2014 4:14:37 PM
Please understand
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#3LightningAce11Posted 1/14/2014 4:15:19 PM
Insanylum13 posted...
Please understand

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#4IamgnahkPosted 1/14/2014 4:16:04 PM
Don't bother with IVs until after E4. You don't have access to the IV judge yet so it's pointless.
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#5ShamankianPosted 1/14/2014 4:16:26 PM
Good IV pokémon are definitely not required for story playthrough (the League).

As for IVs themselves, they are random variables between 0 and 31 for each of the stats. At level 100 each IV equals 1 stat. So let say you got a Charizard with 17 HP IV, and a Charizard with 20 HP IV. The second Charizard will then have 3 more HP at level 100.
#6soshiiPosted 1/14/2014 4:17:35 PM(edited)
So all six stats, HP/ATK/DEF/SPATK/SPDEF/SPE, have a hidden value ranging from 0-31. 31 is the highest possible value and is a perfect IV. The actual effect of this value on the statistics of your Pokemon determine how much higher the stat can go. For example, if one Pokemon has 0 IVs in Speed and has 200 Speed at level 100, and another(same Pokemon species) has 31 IVs in Speed, the one with 31 IVs in Speed can have 231 Speed.
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#7RaltriosPosted 1/14/2014 4:17:47 PM
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#8crzydvdPosted 1/14/2014 4:19:32 PM
if you couldn't understand thought out and well written source material, what makes you think you'l understand our bastardization and dribble of said source material?
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#9lildragon0Posted 1/14/2014 4:19:44 PM
TC, how good is your math? Are you any good with algebra?
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#10JudgmenlPosted 1/14/2014 4:20:38 PM
crzydvd posted...
if you couldn't understand thought out and well written source material, what makes you think you'l understand our bastardization and dribble of said source material?


Please understand not everyone understands the well thought out and well written source material.
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