To check your Pokémon’s Individual Values (or IVs), you’ll need to talk to an Ace Trainer NPC in the Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center. This NPC is also known as the IV Judge, and he will make various statements to tell you the approximate value of your Pokémon’s stats.
The IV Judge will not explicitly tell you the exact values, but will instead give you coded statements that correlate to a range of IV values.
The IV Judge can only be found in the Battle Resort’s Pokémon Center.
The Battle Resort is only accessible if you have the S.S. Ticket, a key item that allows you to board the S.S. Tidal from the ports of Slateport City and Lilycove City.
Since you can only get the S.S. Ticket from Norman after completing the Delta Episode, you won’t have access to the Battle Resort until you’ve finished that mission first.
IV Judge Meanings
In a nutshell, Individual Values (or IVs) determine how high or low a particular base stat can be. Ranging from 0 to 31 per stat, each IV is randomly generated whenever you catch or hatch a Pokémon.
The exact value of each of your IVs is hidden. But you can use the IV Judge to help you figure out its approximate value.
When you talk to the IV Judge, choose a Pokémon to be judged in your current party. Then the IV Judge will make statements that will tell you the range of your Pokémon’s IVs.
His first statement pertains to your chosen Pokémon’s overall potential. Here’s a list of all possible first statements:
Then the IV judge will tell you the stat with the highest IVs. If the Pokémon has two or more stats that are equally good, he will list all of those as well.
Lastly, he will describe the value of the Pokémon’s highest IV/s, with all possible statements & their meanings listed below:
|“They simply can’t be beat!”||31|
Tip: The IV Judge will also make a special comment if you have any stat with 0 IVs. This is useful when you need a Pokémon to have 0 IVs in Speed, since it’s ideal for Pokémon to have the lowest possible Speed in Trick Room teams.
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