Pokemon

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.

Smash

Dr Eggman voice actor responds to Smash Ultimate DLC fighter speculation

Published: 23/Feb/2021 21:14

by Michael Gwilliam

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Sonic villain Doctor Eggman is one of the most popular candidates to join the Super Smash Bros Ultimate roster as a DLC fighter, and now, the character’s voice actor has responded to rampant fan speculation.

Doctor Eggman, also known as Robotnik, is one of the most famous antagonists in video game history, and is the main villain of the Sonic The Hedgehog series. Throughout the games, the mad scientist uses numerous different weapons, robots and other various machines to do battle against his blue nemesis.

With Final Fantasy 7’s villain Sephiroth joining Smash Ultimate, fans have been eager to see other gaming baddies get an invitation, as well.

Responding to fan speculation, the voice of Doctor Eggman, Mike Pollock, took to Twitter to address those asking him about if he could be joining Nintendo’s flagship fighter.

“If he will, I couldn’t talk about it,” he simply said. “If he won’t, I wouldn’t want to.”

While this may seem like a bit of a non-answer, he further elaborated. “I said the same thing about me in the film, because the same sentiment holds true: I like talking about things I’m in, once they’re released.”

Furthermore, the voice actor added that he doesn’t like taking about projects he’s not in, especially when “everyone was expecting him to be.”

Basically, the actor seems tired of fans asking him about if he’s voicing Eggman in Smash – and despite his comments, some came to take his remarks as confirmation.

“So since you’re mentioning it that means yes,” one fan commented.

“It also means you should study logic more,” Pollock struck back.

The voice actor further explained his position over on the GameFaqs forums, where he made an account.

“Regardless of how iconic Dr. Eggman may be to you, in a typical year, he’s no more than two days of work for me, if I’m lucky. The rest of the time I’m focusing on keeping my calendar from being devoid of gigs by constantly auditioning for roles for new clients, and continuing existing work for other current clients,” he explained.

“My life doesn’t revolve around Dr. Eggman for the same reason that yours doesn’t revolve around your birthday. Every gig is a precious gift, and whichever I’m doing at the moment is the most important.”

Dr Eggman voice actor comments on GameFaqs
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The voice actor further explained his position.

In any case, the chances of Eggman appearing in Smash remain about the same as they were before: unknown. That said, after the reveal of Pyra as DLC 9, only two slots are left in Fighters Pass Volume 2.

We’ll have to see if Eggman ends up being one of the two remaining fighters, but at least Pollock doesn’t seem opposed to the idea.