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Perfect IV's in Friend Safari

#1PabloBakaPosted 7/20/2014 9:59:32 PM
Is it possible to get a pokemon from the Friend Safari with more than two perfect IV's? I've never caught one myself with more than two perfect IV's. Is it just really rare to get one with 3+ IV's? Or is it just not possible?
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#2wantfastcarsPosted 7/20/2014 10:00:12 PM
I've never caught one with MORE than three, but three isn't incredibly uncommon, at least not in my experience, I've caught a handful.
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#3LexifoxPosted 7/20/2014 10:01:29 PM
Pretty sure that it's possible, but it's not that likely because 4/6 IVs are randomized.
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#4Matthew3DSGamerPosted 7/20/2014 10:03:14 PM
You are guaranteed 2, the chances of 3 or more are as follows:

3: 1/32

4: 1/ 32^2

5: 1/ 32^3

6: 1/ 32^4
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#5Lucario39Posted 7/20/2014 10:04:45 PM
Lexifox posted...
Pretty sure that it's possible, but it's not that likely because 4/6 IVs are randomized.


Precisely. Two are guaranteed, the rest are luck.
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#6ghost_tailsPosted 7/20/2014 10:05:16 PM
I once caught a 4IV Riolu.

There isn't anything restricting having better IVs, but it's still unlikely that you'll get many. The odds of a given Pokemon from the Friend Safari having a certain number of perfect IVs is 1/32^(n-2) where n is the number of perfect IVs. Because the variable is in the exponent, which is in the denominator, the odds get really low, really fast. Of course, it's worse outside the safari, since you don't get that -2. Legends fare a bit better, with a -3 instead. But despite all this, it's still exponents we're dealing with, and exponents of 32 at that. Getting many perfect IVs at random just doesn't happen often.

Which is why everybody breeds for them.
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#7PabloBaka(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2014 10:07:19 PM
Ah, I see. Darn exponents. Thanks guys! This was very informative. At first I thought it was the higher consecutive chain of pokemon you can rally, the more IV's you are able to get. I spent a good couple of hours testing that theory, but no luck.
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#8PabloBaka(Topic Creator)Posted 7/20/2014 10:11:27 PM
Wow, after doing the math, that's a 1/1,048,576 chance of getting a 6 IV poke. Ouch
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#9Tsukasa1891Posted 7/20/2014 10:22:48 PM
ghost_tails posted...
I once caught a 4IV Riolu.

There isn't anything restricting having better IVs, but it's still unlikely that you'll get many. The odds of a given Pokemon from the Friend Safari having a certain number of perfect IVs is 1/32^(n-2) where n is the number of perfect IVs. Because the variable is in the exponent, which is in the denominator, the odds get really low, really fast. Of course, it's worse outside the safari, since you don't get that -2. Legends fare a bit better, with a -3 instead. But despite all this, it's still exponents we're dealing with, and exponents of 32 at that. Getting many perfect IVs at random just doesn't happen often.

Which is why everybody breeds for them.


Wild baby pokemon like azuril have 3 perfect IVs if you're looking for something as a base to start breeding perfect iv pokemon. So it's not to hard to get a 4 iv from one of them.
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#10Alpha218Posted 7/20/2014 10:32:44 PM
Matthew3DSGamer posted...
You are guaranteed 2, the chances of 3 or more are as follows:

3: 1/32

4: 1/ 32^2

5: 1/ 32^3

6: 1/ 32^4


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMRrNY0pxfM
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