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Vague and useless? If you combine the IV checker with the characteristic of your Pokemon, you actually get a really good impression of the quality of your IVs in general. Yes, it could be more specific, but as a starting point it's not that bad; you can pick out all the offspring that have "outstanding" as their descriptor and work from there, for example.
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