IV Calculator for Pokémon Go. To ensure that you have the strongest Pokémon to fight and defense.
Choose your Pokémon, enter Pokémon's CP, HP, Stardust. Check the Appraise infomation to make it more accurate.
IV Calculator Information
The IV Calculator will help you accurately determine the individual value (IV) of a Pokémon. In order to get the IV, these are the primary data needed regarding the Pokémon:
- Pokémon – The Pokémon that you want to know its IV value
- CP – Combat Power of the Pokémon
- HP – HP value of the Pokémon
- Stardust – Stardust cost to power up the Pokémon
- Powered – Leave it as “NO” if you are sure that you have not powered up the Pokémon before. Else, choose “YES”
For more accuracy to the IV result, you can use the appraise function in-game to let your virtual team leader assess the Pokémon. Then input the result into the following optional fields:
- Your Team Logo – Choose your team logo as the appraisal result for each team is different
- Overall, your – Select from the drop down menu the appraisal result
- Best attribute – The in-game appraisal will let you know which attribute is the best between Attack, Defense, and Stamina
- Stats – Select from the drop down menu the appraisal result
- Matched equally – If there are 2 or more stats that are the same, the in-game appraisal will inform you. Tick the appropriate box(es>
Note: We are using the stat HP because that’s what Niantic chose to use in the appraisal text. The correct term should be Stamina as there are three IV stats which are Attack, Defense and Stamina. The Stamina IV is ultimately used to calculate the Pokémon’s HP
FAQ on Pokémon IV
What is IV and what does it mean?
Not every Pokémon is born equal. Apart from species, what sets each Pokémon apart is the individual value or IV which will determine the Pokémon’s strength in Attack, Defense, and Stamina. Each species of Pokémon has its own base value for these three stats. Then the base value is added with the IV value which is a random number from 0 to 15. It is called Individual Value because it is a value specific to each individual Pokémon. A Pokémon with perfect IV will have +15 to all three stats (15/15/15). Higher IV will result in a higher Combat Power (CP) Pokémon which mean better battling capabilities.
Why should I care about IV?
Pokémon IV is a hidden stat that will affect a Pokémon’s attack, defense, HP, and maximum CP. Trainers who know their Pokémon’s IV will know which Pokémon to evolve and power up saving them candy and stardust in the long run. It is well worth using these resources efficiently and use it on a really good Pokémon
What should I prioritize if I want a strong Pokémon?
The most important is the species of the Pokémon, then move set, then IV, and lastly is CP. Each species will have its strengths and weaknesses. But some Pokémon are naturally stronger than others. For instance, Rattata will have a low max CP while Dragonite has a very high max CP. Move set will affect the damage output the most and ultimately DPS (damage per second). Move set will be randomized during evolution. IV will affect the overall combat capabilities of a Pokémon to a lower extend. CP could be powered up with the cost of stardust and candy.
Can I see or check the IV in-game?
Yes and no. IV is a hidden stat and is not readily available. However, the recent update brings a new appraisal feature to the game. Trainers still can’t see the IV but can get a simple appraisal from their team’s virtual leader. The appraisal will inform trainers roughly how good is their Pokémon based on IV range and the best stat among the three.
Does IV change through evolution and power up?
No. The IV will remain the same even after evolution and power up. However, the move set will be randomized again during evolution.