How to check IVs in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: IV Checker guide

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Pokemon Scarlet and Violet use IVs as a crucial stat for Pokemon as these almost hidden stats can determine the strength and growth of your Pokemon. We’ll show you how to get the IV checker to see IV stats in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

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 and Violet carry on this tradition and give players an easy overview of the most basic, but necessary, stats.

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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 stat that many fans aren’t aware of – IVs.

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

How to see IV stats in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

To see your Pokemon IV stats in Scarlet and Violet you’ll need the IV Checker. Unfortunately, the reason you can’t view your Pokemon’s IV stats early on is that 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.

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You’ve got many hours of grinding and hard work to put in first, but once a Champion, you will finally have access to IVs 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 get the IV Checker in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

If you’ve defeated the Elite Four in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet, then you will just need to visit a Pokemon Center to gain access to the feature properly.

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These are the precise instructions to follow to unlock the IV Checker:

  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 receive the Judge Feature.
  5. Now, open up the Pokemon Box, and select which of your caught Pokemon 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.

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

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