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Pokemon Let’s Go | Catch Perfect Pokemon IVs

Published: 18/Nov/2018 22:38 Updated: 16/Jan/2019 18:39

by Paul Cot


There is more to battling in Pokemon Let’s Go than just capturing. Pokemon IVs (individual values) determine the strength of your Pokemon and therefore play an integral role in battling.

What are Pokemon IVs?

The individual values of Pokemon are essentially your Pokemon’s stats. Wild Pokemon, even of the same species, differ massively on IVs. 

Naturally the goal of any Pokemon trainer is to capture a Pokemon that has the highest IVs possible. Of course Pokemon with higher IVs become increasingly rare the better their IV values are.

IV Stats – Breakdown

Individual values are broken down into stats for various categories. In Pokemon Let’s Go those categories are:

  • HP – determines how much damage a Pokemon can receive before fainting
  • Attack – the amount of damage a Pokemon generates when using a physical move
  • Defense – the amount of damage a Pokemon receives when hit by a physical move
  • Speed – determines whether a Pokemon acts first in battle
  • Special defense – the amount of damage a Pokemon receives when hit by a special move
  • Special attack – the amount of damage a Pokemon generates when using a special move


Pokemon natures were introduced generation three (Pokemon Ruby & Sapphire). Every Pokemon has a random nature. 

The main result of this nature is that it will increase one stat and decrease another by 10%. There are 25 natures in total, five of which will increase and decrease the same stat, resulting in no change. 

Being aware of natures in Pokemon Let’s Go is important as you can actually choose the nature of wild Pokemon. You can do this by visiting Madam Celadon, who is in the Celadon City Pokemon Center. For 10,000 Poke dollars you can choose the nature of wild Pokemon for an entire day.

IV Judge

Another important thing to do before searching for high IV Pokemon is to unlock the IV judge feature. To be able to see the IVs of Pokemon such as the image below you will need it enabled in your Pokedex. 

This is enabled by one of Professor Oak’s assistants. He is located East of Vermillion City, in the building just before you encounter Snorlax. If you have captured 30 or more unique types of Pokemon, he will enable the judge function for you.

Pokemon Let’s Go Summary Page – IVs Stats

Pokemon Let’s Go IVs

Now that we understand IVs and can see what each of our captured Pokemon’s IVs are, we can go search for top level Pokemon. Each IV, or stat, has a maximum value of 31. Any stat that reaches 31 is referred to as perfect, or flawless.

There has been some confusion online as to whether the highest value is 31 or 32. To clarify, the highest IV value is 31 while there are 32 possible values (including 0).

Furthermore, you may have heard the terminology “how to get perfect 6 IV Pokemon”. The 6 refers to each stat being perfect. If a Pokemon is referred to as 4 IV, then this means they will have 4 out of 6 perfect IVs.

Increasing The Odds of Perfect IVs

Fortunately you can increase your chances of finding a perfect IV Pokemon in Pokemon Let’s Go. This is achieved using the same method to increase the chances of encountering a shiny Pokemon. 

The method is called chain counts or catch combos and is explained in greater detail in the read more link below. The higher your catch combo the more likely it is you will encounter a Pokemon with 4+ perfect IVs.

Pokemon Let’s Go Guaranteed Max IVs

After a certain number of catch combos you are guaranteed to encounter a wild Pokemon with a certain number of flawless IVs.

Catch Combo Guaranteed Max IVs
0 – 10 0
11 – 20 2
21 – 30 3
31+ 4

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How to unlock Galarian Star Tournament in Pokemon Crown Tundra

Published: 21/Oct/2020 21:01

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Sword & Shield’s second DLC, The Crown Tundra, is finally here, and the requirements for the new Galarian Star Tournament mode have been revealed. Here is what you will need to do in order to unlock the new feature.

The Pokemon franchise was ushered into its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield in 2019.  The Nintendo title whisked players away to the Galar region – which was largely inspired by locations in the  U.K.

On October 22, the RPG is getting expanded in a major way with the release of its second DLC, The Crown Tundra. Here’s what it will take to unlock the new Galarian Star Tournament mode.

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The special tournament brings all of Galar’s best Trainers together.

How to unlock the Pokemon Galarian Star Tournament

The Crown Tundra DLC brings many features to Sword & Shield – from Ability Capsules, to Dynamax Adventures. To celebrate Gen VIII’s region, the RPG is getting a new mode called the Galarian Star Tournament.

According to its official description, the tournament was designed by former Champion Leon to “lift the spirits of Galar.” Players will get to choose a partner from various Gym Leaders and characters, and enter a duo battle tournament.

In previews of Crown Tundra, it’s been revealed that fans can only gain access to this new mode after beating the main storyline for The Crown Tundra, The Isle of Armor, and Sword & Shield itself. Leon will then send you an invite to join the Wyndon-based tournament after you’ve completed all three campaigns.

Games outlet IGN detailed unlocking the mode in their early hands-on of the DLC. “Finishing all the stories in the base game, and both DLC packs gives you the chance to participate in the Galarian star tournament,” they wrote.

According to the official Pokemon website, the mode is described as giving players a glimpse at a “new side” of Trainers featured in the title. Based on the summary, it sounds like whoever you choose to go into battle with, you might get to learn more about the character – and who wouldn’t want more Marnie dialogue?

pokemon sword shield crown tundra star tournament
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Pokemon Sword players can team up with Gym Leader Bea in the new tournament.

While it’s unclear if The Crown Tundra will be the final DLC for Sword & Shield, the tournament seems to be a reward to players for beating everything – which certainly feels like a conclusion to the Gen VIII RPG.

The wildly anticipated expansion drops on October 22, and whisks players away to a snow-filled terrain. The new content will bring over 116 new monsters to Galar, including a host of Legendaries from past generations.