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IV Judge - How To Check IVs For Breeding

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Learn more about IVs in Pokemon Sword and Shield. Learn how to check the IVs of your Pokemon, unlock the IV Judge (IV Checker) for breeding, Hyper Training & more!

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What Are IVs?

Individual Stat Value Unique to Each Pokemon

IVs, or Individual Value is a unique value given to each Pokemon. These IVs fluctuate and dictates the highest possible value for each stats.

Each Stat Has An Individual Value

Each stat, such as Speed or Attack, has an Individual Strength (also known as Individual Value, or IV) assigned to it. This value ranges from 0 to 31. It is random and typically cannot be changed

1 Individual Value = 1 Stat

A Pokemon with a 31 Attack IV will have 31 more Attack than a Pokemon with a 0 Attack IV at level 100.

IV Checker - How To Unlock

Unlock The IV Judge

You need to unlock the Judge Function to check the IV of your Pokemon. To unlock it, go to the Battle Tower and rank up to Poke Ball Tier.

Check Out Our Battle Tower Guide Here!

Check IVs At The PC

IV Judge
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▲"Best" means that your Pokemon's IVs are at their maximum (31).

Hyper Training - How To Increase IVs

Hyper Training

Hyper Training is available in Pokemon Sword and Shield! You can access it at the Battle Tower. You will need Bottle Caps or Gold Bottle Caps and your Pokemon have to be level 100 to do this.

Find Out The Fastest Way To Level to 100 Here!

Bottle Caps At The Battle Tower

Bottle Cap

Bottle Caps, the required currency for Hyper Training, are available at the Battle Tower. They can be bought with BP, or gained as rewards for Tier battles there.

Check Out Our Battle Tower Guide Here!

How To Pass IVs Down

Use The Destiny Knot

Destiny Knot

The Destiny Knot is a held item added in previous games which allowed you to pass down 5 of the 6 IVs of a parent Pokemon to its child when breeding. Once you get a Pokemon with great Individual Strengths, you can breed it to pass down those stats.

Find Out How To Get The Destiny Knot Here!

Pass Down A Specific Stat With Power Items

Power Items

"Power" items can be used to pass down specific IVs. This is very important when you're trying to make a Perfect IV Pokemon! Currently, the vendor for these items is located in the Pokemon Center of Hammerlocke City!

ItemEffectCost
Power Weight Passes down the holder's HP IV 10BP
Power Bracer Passes down the holder's Attack IV 10BP
Power BeltPasses down the holder's Defense IV 10BP
Power LensPasses down the holder's Sp. Attack IV 10BP
Power BandPasses down the holder's Sp. Defense IV 10BP
Power AnkletPasses down the holder's Speed IV 10BP
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Requires BP To Purchase

Power items will require BP (battle Points) to purchase. BP is the currency you get for gaining Ranks at the Ranked Battle in Battle Tower.

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