Pokemon Go 100 IV: How rare are perfect stats and how do you get them? - Dexerto
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Pokemon Go 100 IV: How rare are perfect stats and how do you get them?

Published: 16/Nov/2020 15:05

by Paul Cot

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Finding a Pokemon with perfect IVs is very rare, so it’s no wonder trainers are desperate to find them in Pokemon Go.

Trainers catch Pokemon in their millions across the world, always hoping to find that one with 100% IVs. Pokemon Go players can easily catch more than 1,000 without coming across one.

Before we delve into how to put the odds in your favor, if you’re unaware of what IVs mean and how they compare to other stats, such as CP, you can read our article which explains the differences between IVs and CP in Pokemon Go.

Now, for those of you that know exactly what IVs are, let’s look at the big question: what are the chances of finding a 100 IV Pokemon? The short answer is that it depends but we break down each scenario below.

Lucky Pokemon Perfect IVLucky Pokemon are one way to increase your chances of perfect stats…

Perfect IV odds in the wild?

There’s a one in 4,096 chance, or 0.0244% portability, of finding perfect IVs from a wild catch. There is also a Weather Boosted wild catch though, which gives you a significant odds boost.

Instead of the 1 in 4,096 chance, a Weather Boosted catch increases your odds to a 1 in 1,728 chance. This is still very unlikely but still drastically better than before. Fortunately, there are ways to further improve those odds.

There are various other methods of obtaining Pokemon and these all provide better chances of finding that one highly sought after 100% IV Pokemon. Firstly, let’s take a look at Shadow Pokemon.

Shadow Pokemon and 100 IVs

When Team Rocket brought Shadow Pokemon into Pokemon Go they also gave trainers a much greater chance of perfect stats. While it might be costly for some species, purifying a Shadow Pokemon gives each IV an automatic boost of two.

That means if a Shadow Pokemon has, for example, 2 attack, 5 defense and 8 stamina, upon purification it will become 4 attack, 7 defense and 10 stamina. So, if you can find a Shadow Pokemon with an IV of 13 for each stat (or more) then you essentially have a perfect IV Pokemon.

You have a 3 in 16 chance of a particular stat being 13 or more. This means you have a 1 in 152 chance (just less than 1%) of getting IVs of 15 across the board every time you capture a Shadow Pokemon.

Trading Pokemon is a good way to take low IV Pokemon and make them more powerful…

Doesn’t trading increase the chances of perfect stats?

Yes, it does. Trading Pokemon between friends is a great way to increase the odds of finding perfect IVs. It’s also a good way to boost IVs, too.

With that said, the odds still aren’t great, and depend on your level of friendship. The odds are as follows:

  • Good friend trade: 1 in 3,375
  • Great friend trade: 1 in 2,744
  • Ultra friend trade: 1 in 2,197
  • Best friend trade: 1 in 1,331

This means if you’re relying on trading Pokemon to find those perfect stats across the board, you could be waiting a while.

What about eggs, quests and raid bosses?

Hatching Pokemon from eggs, earning them in quests or defeating them as a Raid Boss all provide the same chance of obtaining a 100 IV Pokemon – 1 in 216. That is because each stat is guaranteed to be 10 or more.

Pokemon hatched from eggs will have a minimum of 10 IVs across the board…

Lucky Pokemon the best way to get 100% IV

Should you be fortunate enough to catch a lucky Pokemon, there will be a 1 in 64 chance it has perfect IVs. You will also have a 1 in 64 chance if you decide to trade them, also. There’s a reason they are called ‘lucky’ Pokemon.

Thank you to Titleist12 for doing the initial research and sharing the findings. It should be noted that Niantic can change these percentages at any given time but haven’t to our knowledge in the last several months.

League of Legends

Riot dev responds to broken League damage bug with Ravenous Hydra

Published: 28/Nov/2020 18:15

by Daniel Cleary

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A Riot Games developer has responded to a bizarre bug in League of Legends, which is preventing the Ravenous Hydra from working with certain champions’ abilities in-game.

Riot Games introduced plenty of changes in the 2021 preseason patch such as completely revamping the League Item Shop and items to improve the game’s experience before Season 11 kicks off.

Ravenous Hydra is one of the items that has remained in League, but it received some updated stats amid the changes. The item still provides players with lifesteal, in the form of Omnivamp, but Riot has now removed the Crescent Active and added 20 Ability Haste in its place.

However, one thing that has not changed much is the item’s passive ability Cleave, which allows basic attacks and abilities to trigger extra damage, which varies based on the distance between targets.

Urgot's splash artLeague players called for a Ravenous Hydra fix after a glitch was found with champions like Urgot.

There are some champions with abilities that had unique interactions with this item, such as Aphelios’ Severum Q, but players have now noticed a bug, which stops it from working correctly with certain champions.

The issue was raised with League dev Riot Phlox, with one Redditor explaining that champions with multi-hit abilities, like Urgots W, Renekton W, and Warwick’s Ult seem to be where the problem lies.

Riot Phlox responded to the bug, revealing that they are now aware of the unusual damage glitch with Ravenous Hydra and that it would be passed on to the League Dev team.

“I’ll pass this along so we can make sure there are eyes on it, thanks!” the League dev responded, confirming they would soon be working on it.

However, he also revealed that he was unsure just when a fix might be issued for this broken damage bug, adding that they “can’t give a timeframe.”

While it is unclear when the patch will arrive in League of Legends, this will still come as good news to Urgot mains, and those who play similar champs, after they were quite vocal on this issue, as it will soon allow them to have more build options in-game.