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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


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.