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How to check IVs in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Want to know the Individual Values of your Pokemon Scarlet & Violet pals? Well we’ve got you covered with our in-depth IV guide.



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Pokemon Scarlet & Violet uses IV as a crucial stat for its Pokemon as these almost hidden stats can determine the strength and growth of your Pokemon.

People who’ve played Pokemon games in the past will be quite familiar with base stats such as Attack, Special Attack, Speed, and more. Pokemon Scarlet & Violet carries on this tradition and gives players an easy overview of the most basic, but necessary, stats.

However, there’s a lot of strategy and depth that goes into Pokemon battling, and a lot of this can also come down to a principle that many fans aren’t aware of – IV stats.

These additional attributes aren’t made completely obvious to view, unlike every Pokemon’s base stats. So without further ado, let’s quickly run you through the process and how to see a Pokemon’s IV in Scarlet & Violet.

How to see IV stats in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Unfortunately, the reason why you can’t view your Pokemon’s IV stats early on is because they can only be viewed once you’ve defeated the Elite Four for the first time and achieved your dream of being a Pokemon Champion in Scarlet & Violet.

Meaning, you’ve got many, many hours of grafting and hard work to put in first, but once you do, you will finally have access to IV in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

We’ve got a ton of information on becoming a Pokemon Champion with our in-depth story path guide that covers Gym Leaders, Titan Pokemon, and Team Star.

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How to use the IV Checker in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

If you’ve been able to conquer the Elite Four, then you will ust need to visit a Pokemon Center to gain access to the feature properly.

These are the precise instructions to follow:

  1. Beat the Elite Four.
  2. Head to your nearest Pokemon Center once you’ve done this.
  3. Talk to the main receptionist there.
  4. You should recieve the Judge Feature.
  5. Now, open up the Pokemon Box, and select which of your caught ‘Mon to check the full stats of.
  6. Press + twice on the Pokemon, and you will now get a full viewing of a Pokemon’s IV stats.

What is IV in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

IV stands for Individual Values, and pertains to the idea that every Pokemon Scarlet & Violet creature has unique stats that will influence how their overall attributes will evolve over time.

So if you catch two of the same Pokemon, one could have better Attack potential, but one could go on to have a lot more HP – giving you a chance to see which is better to raise.

That’s everything you need to know about IV in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, so let’s help you with more matters as we have plenty of other Pokemon Scarlet & Violet guides for you to read:

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