These unique values are randomly assigned at a Pokémon's creation and remain fixed throughout its life. For each stat of a Pokémon, an IV ranging from 0 to 31 is chosen and assigned.
Discovering the IVs of a Pokémon directly is not possible without utilizing a third-party tool. The DV Calculator provides a convenient way to find the IVs of your Pokémon without the need for save file editors or emulators.
By entering the stats of your Pokémon and the level it was caught at, the calculator will compute the possible IVs for each stat. Armed with this information, you can strategically breed Pokémon with the best possible IVs, optimizing their potential for battles and competitions.Whether you're a seasoned trainer or just starting your journey, the DV Calculator is an invaluable tool for creating the strongest Pokémon team.
Here's a user-friendly guide to help you make the most of this tool:
First things first, you need to catch a Pokemon in the wild or acquire one through encounters in the world. Keep in mind that this method won't work for Pokemon that have been previously battled. If that's the case, don't worry, we'll address it in step 6.
Once you have your Pokemon, it's time to enter its stats into the calculator. Simply input the relevant information and hit the calculate button. The calculator will generate two rows: the "Last" row displaying the possible range of DVs based on the previous calculation, and the DV row showing the most-probable DVs based on saved records. Keep in mind that the accuracy of the results is indicated by the color of the DV row, with red indicating the highest accuracy.
Now it's time to put your Pokemon to the test! Engage in battles and track the knockouts using the experience tracker. If you need to swap your Pokemon out during a battle, don't forget to check the "Share" option. You can either use the arrow buttons to track knockouts or manually enter the numbers. The calculator will take care of distributing the experience points between your Pokemon.
Once your Pokemon levels up, update its stats in the calculator and hit calculate again. Repeat this process until the DV row shows the desired level of accuracy. Remember, the other stats shown are estimates and rely on the accuracy of the DVs. Any errors in entering stats or tracking knockouts may affect the overall accuracy of the results.
If your Pokemon evolves, make sure to press the evolve button (the upward arrow pokeball) before recalculating with its new stats. Failing to do so might give you incorrect DVs. You can continue leveling up your evolved Pokemon to improve the accuracy of the calculations as usual.
If your Pokemon is a seasoned veteran and has already been in battles, click the "Veteran" button in the tracker. Prior to that, save your progress. To maximize accuracy, buy 10 of each vitamin and note how many you can use on your Pokemon before receiving the message "it won't have any effect." Enter the Pokemon's stats from before using the vitamins, specify the number of vitamins used, and press calculate. Keep in mind that vitamin-based measurements are less precise, resulting in a 50% accuracy level indicated by a yellow DV row.
If you can't use at least 1 vitamin for a stat, your only option is to level up your Pokemon until it gains maximum stat experience. Enter its stats, check the "Max Exp" checkbox, save your progress, and then calculate. You can determine if the Pokemon has reached maximum stat experience by using it in battles and occasionally depositing and withdrawing it from Bill's PC. If there is no change in the stat value before and after the withdrawal, it means the stat experience is maximized. Do keep in mind that it might take around 30 knockouts before you see any changes in this value, so this method is relatively slower for finding accurate DVs.
The "Rare" stat provides a rough estimate of the likelihood of encountering a Pokemon in the wild with the given DVs (Determinant Values) or better. This estimation does not take into account the specific species of the Pokemon, whether it is shiny or any other relevant factors. The calculation is based on the four individual stats: Attack (Att), Defense (Def), Speed (Spd), and Special (Spc), with an additional consideration for HP (Hit Points) as it is derived from the other four stats.
Special thanks to the following sources and individuals:
- Phil Erwin's DV Calculator
- Cave of Dragonflies
- Smogon University
- AndyJ01 on GitHub
For any questions or comments, please reach out to vishal [email protected].