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Ruby-Sapphire IVs

IVs, also known as DVs the Building blocks of your Pokmon. What do they stand for you may ask? Well Individual values, these help determine (With EVs and Nature) if your Pokemons stats will reach their max. They also determine your Pokemons hidden power; theyve been around since every single Pokmon game, although it has been changed in RS.

Okay, lets begin. Your Pokmon can have any IV from 0 31, 0 being the lowest, and 31 being the highest. This is for every stat.

Lets take an example Metagross. Lets say it has a helping nature for attack, and its been fully EV trained (If you dont know what EVS are then click here). Its max attack is 407, pretty high eh? But wait you may say! My Metagross, who Ive EV trained and has an adamant Nature and it only has 400 attack! You lie! Youre the worst person out there! Im going home to cry! Boo-hoo-boo-hooo..

Err. Calm down. This is where IVs come in; your Metagross probably has a 24 in attack. How did I know that? Its simple. 31 is the IV you need to get to have a 407 attack, and you have a 400 attack, take away 7 from 31 and you get 24? See.

Look at this table -

The IV The Attack
31407
30406
29405
28404
27403
26402
25401
24400
23399
22398
21397
20396
19395
18394
17393
16392
15391
14390
13389
12388
11387
10386
9385
8384
7383
6382
5381
4380
3379
2378
1377
0376

As you can see, it works out like the Max attack Minus How many stat points you need to the max = your IV.

So where do IVs coming from? Well, when you catch a Pokmon in a wild it has random IVs for all stats. For Breeding, its random what IV the baby inherits, for each stat it might be 25% the Mothers, or 25% the fathers, or 50% a random stat. You can check what IVs the mother and father has with IV calculators.

Anyway, thats it from me. Remember if it isnt Misdreavus, its not cute.

Page written by Psythor.

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COMMENTS
Lord Raven on Fri 27 Apr 2007 01:01:40 UTC.
Except, Metagross' 31 IV Attack is 405 :< Not only that, but there's an IV thing where 1 IV = 2 Points if you have an Adamant nature.
Skylord Xena on Wed 23 Dec 2015 01:03:09 UTC.
The way you explained it means we have to wait till max level to find out our pokémon's IVs.