Individual Values, or IVs for short (sometimes also called Diversification Values or DVs) are essentially numbers that act as the Pokémons genes. Every Pokémon has a gene for each of its stats (HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed), which is a number between 0 and 31.
How does Pokémon IV work?
IVs are hidden stats that are randomly applied to each Pokémon when theyre caught. IVs determine how high or low a base stat can go and sets the value to a specific number. This number is usually between zero and 31, with zero being the worst and 31 being the best.
What are IVs used for Pokémon?
IVs (Individual Values) - the hidden numbers which dictate why one Pokémon has better or worse stats than another of the same species. So why one Alakazam, for example, could be faster than another. EVs (Effort Values) - another hidden number which dictates a Pokémons final stats.
How do you know a Pokémons IVs?
Within Pokémon Go, you can check IVs by opening the menu on a Pokémons screen and clicking Appraise. Your chosen team leader will show you how your Pokémons stats fare. A 100% IV would mean that Attack, Defense and Stamina are all at 15.
Does powering up Pokémon increase IV?
In Pokémon Go, IVs are given a value out of 15 for each stat, so a spread of 15/15/15 across Attack, Defence, and Stamina would be considered perfect IVs. Raising a Pokémons Level is easy enough - each time you use the Power Up function in-game, it raises that Pokémon by half a level.