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Pokemon Sun and Moon Walkthrough

Individual Values

Individual Values (or IVs) are a hidden set of stats that are randomly applied to each Pokemon upon receiving or capturing them. They are part of what makes each Pokemon unique from another. These stats cannot be seen by looking at any stat menu in the game, but they can be calculated by using special calculators around the net or speaking with a certain NPC in the game.

Individual Values will determine how high or low a particular base stat can possibly be. The value will be somewhere between 0 and 31 — 0 being the worst and 31 being the best.

IV Judge

You can find out the general area of your Pokemon’s Individual Values by talking to a non-playable character somewhere in the game. More info on this later. The NPC will use specific words to tell you the range of the Individual Values and the best stat of that Pokemon. He will say your Pokemon’s overall potential is:

Statement Total IV Amount
Decent 0 to 90
Above Average 91 to 120
Relatively Superior 121 to 150
Outstanding 151 to 186

The NPC will then say what your Pokemon’s best stat is

Statement IV Range
Rather Decent 0 to 15
Good 16 to 25
Fantastic 26 to 30
Can't be beat 31

Hidden Power

The Type for the attack Hidden Power is calculated entirely on the Individual Values of your Pokemon. Hidden Power is a special move that can use one of the eighteen different types of a Pokemon (e.g. grass, electric, dragon, etc).

Breed For Better IVs

If you have a Pokemon with a good set of IVs in a particular stat, you can pass down those IVs through breeding. To do this, give a specific item to one of the parents while breeding. This will pass down one specific IV to the child.

  • Power Weight – HP IVs
  • Power Bracer – Attack IVs
  • Power Belt – Defense IVs
  • Power Lens – Special Attack IVs
  • Power Band – Special Defense IVs
  • Power Anklet – Speed IVs
  • Destiny Knot – 5 Random IVs from both parents

However, if you give two different items from the list above to both parents, the IV will be chosen at random for the baby Pokemon.

Pokemon Characteristics

Characteristics shown at each Pokemon’s summary screen usually shows the best IV out of all their stats. However, it doesn’t tell you exactly how good their best stat is. It’s possible their best stat only lands a 9 in the 0-31 IV Scale! Each characteristics will be under a certain IV. For example “Proud of it’s Power” is for the Attack stat and “Loves to Eat” is for the HP Stat.

HP Characteristics

  • Loves to eat
  • Takes plenty of siestas
  • Nods off a lot
  • Scatters things often
  • Likes to relax

Attack Characteristics

  • Proud of its power
  • Likes to thrash about
  • A little quick tempered
  • Likes to fight
  • Quick tempered

Defense Characteristics

  • Sturdy body
  • Capable of taking hits
  • Highly persistent
  • Good endurance
  • Good perseverance

Special Attack Characteristics

  • Highly curious
  • Mischievous
  • Thoroughly cunning
  • Often lost in thought
  • Very finicky

Special Defense Characteristics

  • Strong willed
  • Somewhat vain
  • Strongly defiant
  • Hates to lose
  • Somewhat stubborn

Speed Characteristics

  • Likes to run
  • Alert to sounds
  • Impetuous and silly
  • Somewhat of a clown
  • Quick to flee