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How to check a Pokémon’s IVs in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

To become the very best, you also need the best Pokémon for the role.

Individual Values (IVs) are hidden values behind every Pokémon’s stat that determine its growth limit. But despite IVs being an open secret in the PvP scene, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet will only introduce it to people who have already finished the game—here's how to check.

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How to get the Judge function in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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The Judge function, which is the option that lets you check IVs, automatically unlocks after you've finished the game. This is after the credits roll post Area Zero. Just speak with Nurse Joy, and she’ll tell you that the Judge function is available.

How to use the Judge function in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

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Using the Judge function to check your Pokémon’s IVs is super simple. Just follow the steps below:

  1. Open Boxes in your Menu.
  2. Hover over the Pokémon whose IVs you want to check.
  3. Press the plus (+) button.

Related: How to tell if a Pokémon is Shiny in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

IV terms for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet - How are my Pokémon judged?

While the Judge function won’t show you a specific number, they will “judge” each of your Pokémon’s IVs from No Good to Best. The perfect IV is 31. This means that a Pokémon with an HP IV of 31 will always have more HP than a Pokémon with an HP IV of 24 of the same species and same level.

Here’s a quick table to help:

AppraisalIV Range
Best31
Fantastic30
Very Good26 to 29
Pretty Good16 to 25
Decent1 to 15
No Good0

If you’re not satisfied with your Pokémon's IVs, you can breed high IV Pokémon to produce a high-IV. Or, you can simply go to Montenevera and Hyper Train your Pokémon. Hyper Training is especially crucial to clearing The Indigo Disk DLC content!

For more help with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, take a look at Where to find an Ability Capsule in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Where to find an Ability Capsule in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet here at Pro Game Guides.


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