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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Pokemon community goes nuts after possible Let’s Go Sinnoh hint

Published: 24/Feb/2021 0:46

by Brent Koepp


A viral tweet from The Pokemon Company sent fans of the Game Freak RPG into a frenzy after some believed it was a hint about the long-rumored Diamond & Pearl remakes. Is the Sinnoh reimagining a Let’s Go sequel?

Over the last two years, rumors about a Diamond & Pearl remake have been inescapable. As we inch closer to Pokemon Day on February 27, the hype surrounding the 2006 titles has never been greater, as many believe the project to be a foregone conclusion.

A social media post from The Pokemon Company’s official Twitter account, however, had fans worried that the Gen IV reimagining would be a Let’s Go release instead. The panic became such a frenzy that Sinnoh began trending on Twitter worldwide.

Screenshot of shocked Pikachu from Pokemon Lets Go Eevee & Pikachu.
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Pokemon fans were shocked when an official tweet used Let’s Go and Sinnoh in the same sentence.

Sinnoh tweet sparks panic from Pokemon fans

In 2018, Game Freak reimagined the Kanto region in the form of Let’s Go Pikachu & Eevee. The Nintendo Switch titles removed Wild Area battles and put a greater emphasis on catch mechanics. The RPG was meant to draw in Pokemon Go players to the mainline series. The project has been divisive as some fans argue its difficulty was too easy.

The community was shocked then when the official Pokemon Twitter account tweeted out a 25th-anniversary countdown message on February 23 that referred to both Diamond & Pearl and Let’s Go in the same sentence. “Let’s go, Sinnoh! Turtwig, Chimchar, and Piplup are preparing for #PokemonDay—it’s only 4 days away!”

While the social media post could have been purely coincidental, the phrasing of “Let’s go” immediately caught the eye of fans who believed it to be a reference to the 2018 Gen I remakes. As a result, #Sinnoh immediately began to trend on the platform as the tweet quickly went viral.

“Please don’t be let’s go. Please don’t be let’s go. Please don’t be let’s go,” a player wrote in reaction. “That doesn’t sound like remakes it sounds like a gen 4 let’s go oh no,” another user jokingly replied. Other fans panicked over the social media post. “NO, you WILL NOT. Listen here, if you guys decide to turn this game into a let’s go remake instead of a true remaster I WILL CRY PLEASE NO,” someone else said. One follower even exclaimed, “This remake better not be a sh**ty let’s go game. If it’s a let’s go game, you just wasted this remake.”

Screenshot of Pokemon fans in a frenzy over Pokemon Sinnoh Lets Go tweet.

Adding fuel to the fire, it was also discovered on February 23 that Nintendo had gotten a new certificate for the Poke Ball Plus peripheral released for the Let’s Go titles in 2018. While it’s not uncommon for companies to update recertification, user ‘Pixelpar’ pointed out that it also had testing done for the controller. “Periodic testing needs to be done (at a minimum) once per year. If a material change is made then the production batch needs retesting. This means it’s either a reprint or a new version,” they explained.

Popular rumor account Centro Pokemon commented on the frenzy, stating that they still expect a traditional Diamond & Pearl remake. “It’s funny to see the Pokémon community panic, however, our expectations remain the same; we don’t expect DP remakes to be a ‘Let’s Go’ game.” The publication then wrote, “However, Let’s Go is not dead. It will likely come back in the future, maybe in a much different way than you’re expecting.”

So what’s to make of all this? We know that in January, Nintendo created a Diamond & Pearl subdomain, and set it live for a few minutes before disabling it after fans discovered it. On February 22, there was a leak claiming a Let’s Go sequel was going to be announced alongside a Gen IV remake. Although updated reports claimed to debunk that. All signs point towards some form of a Sinnoh title in the works.

The new murmurings of Let’s Go can not be ignored, however. At the end of the day, fans should just drop expectations. In fact, expect nothing at all – that way, there is no disappointment. The 25th anniversary is only a few days away at this point, so we will soon find out what Game Freak is actually working on. The rumors and hype have gotten so out of control that it’s best to take everything with a grain of salt until we get an official announcement

One thing is for certain though – many in the community do not want Diamond & Pearl to be a Let’s Go release. While the 2018 switch titles were divisive, to say the least, it appears a lot of fans would rather have a mainline RPG similar to Sword & Shield rather than the catch-oriented projects. Just the slight mention of its title next to Sinnoh was enough to cause panic. Pokemon Day is going to be one heck of a ride, that is for sure