Pokemon Go new appraisal chart for IVs – How does it work?

Published: 16/Jul/2019 10:05 Updated: 18/Jul/2019 13:03

by Paul Cot


Pokemon Go’s new appraisal chart allows you to work the IVs of your Pokemon and is already a huge hit with trainers.

The news was confirmed on the Niantic Support Twitter account: “We are rolling out an updated appraisal system to give you more detailed information on your Pokemon’s stats,” and is live following the 0.149.0 update.

This is the first time the current appraisal system is getting a substantial update since Pokemon Go was released in July, 2016. The overhaul is already receiving widespread praise from Pokemon Go trainers as appraising Pokemon in the old format was time consuming and hard to understand.

Pokemon Go appraisal star meaning

As the shared video shows, the new appraisal system will give each Pokemon a rating out of three stars. This is based on an average score of attack, defense and stamina, whereby an average of one bar is one star and so forth.

The ratings are as follows:

  • Zero Stars: 50% or below
  • One Star: Between 51.1% and 64.4%
  • Two Stars: Between 66.7% and 80%
  • Three Stars (orange): Between 82.2% 98%
  • Three Stars (pink): 100% perfect IV

NianticThe new appraisal system will give each Pokemon a rating out of three stars…

Work out your IV with the new appraisal system

Some Pokemon Go trainers want more than just a star rating for their Pokemon, they want to know their Pokemon’s IV. Well, fortunately with the new system you can work this out. Three stars with a pink background is clear and obvious – a 100% IV.

However, some of the others require a closer look. You can work out your Pokemon’s IV by simply looking at the bars, the image below shows exactly what each sized bar converts to.


Old appraisal system needed a change

With the previous appraisal system you had to click on each Pokemon before selecting appraise. Even then, the appraisal description wasn’t clear and had to be interpreted in various ways as they don’t provide any numbers.

If you don’t know what they meant, we did the research for each Pokemon Go appraisal meaning for you, although this is now redundant.

The old appraisal system didn’t really tell you how strong your Pokemon were in any great detail…

How popular the new changes will be remains to be seen but they are already making appraising Pokemon far easier. As there is no specific IV score though, usage of third party apps will likely remain.

Niantic won’t be too concerned with these apps that strictly appraise Pokemon and are more worried about spoofing applications which allow players to circumvent their GPS to go anywhere they want and see Pokemon ratings before encountering them.

Last updated 09:02 ET, July 18, 2019


Complete First-Edition PSA10 Pokemon card set could sell for over $700K

Published: 16/Jan/2021 0:19

by Michael Gwilliam


An incredible, complete set of 1999 first-edition Pokemon cards is available for auction – and it’s looking like it could sell for more than half a million dollars when it’s all said and done.

The complete set is made up entirely of PSA 10s, the best possible grade one can give to a card, meaning these are in tip-top condition.

According to Goldin Auctions, who is hosting the bid, the collection includes four extremely sought-after Charizard cards. For many, Charizard is considered the holy grail of Pokemon cards.

So far, five people have put in the funds necessary to bid on the collection in two weeks. If you want to join in, you’re going to need some deep pockets – the minimum bid starts at $125,000.

Screenshot of Charizard Pokemon Trading Card Game 1999.
Charizard is one of the rarest Pokemon cards.

The fact that there are four Charizards alone in the collection is nothing to scoff at, and could very well be the cherry on top of the pristine PSA 10 collection.

Just back in October of 2020, rapper Logic purchased the 1st Edition card for just over $226,000. But that was then, and this is now.

Goldin Auctions states they “just sold an SGC Gold Label Pristine 10 ‘1 of 1’ example of the Charizard for nearly $400,000 in their December Holiday Auction.”

Pokemon booster box
Heritate Auctions
Booster boxes can sell for hundreds of thousands.

While the card alone can sell for a ridiculous amount, booster box prices have also seen their value rise.

As the TGC community has continued to grow, plenty of YouTubers and Twitch stars have started spending a lot of money on booster boxes from the 90s. The end result is that costs have skyrocketed.

Earlier in December, a booster box from Heritage Auctions sold for a whopping $408,000.

Given the insanity of the current lot and just how many perfect condition cards are included, we could be seeing a brand new Pokemon record once the bidding wraps up. The only question is: Will it ever reach the million-dollar mark? We’ll have to see what 2021 has in store.