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Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! & Let's Go, Eevee!

Manipulating IVs

By
Vincent Lau

To emphasize, a Pokémon’s IVs are fixed after you get them. If you’re looking to create the ideal Pokémon, IVs are one of the things (alongside Nature) that you want to nail down at the very beginning, if possible. Actually, there is a way to change IVs, so you can relax a little. Anyway, here are the ways you can influence IVs:

1. Sheer Luck

By default, Pokémon you catch/obtain will be assigned completely random IVs. If you’re persistant, you could keep catching Pokémon until you get one with high IVs. However, this could take a long, long time. Instead…

2. Catch Combo

If you get a high Catch Combo, the Pokémon you catch will have a certain number of guaranteed “Best” (31) IVs. The higher the combo, the more “Best” IVs you’ll get. This benefit caps out at 4 guaranteed “Best” IVs. If you want more than that, you’ll need to rely on luck or…

Catch Combo Minimum “Best” IVs
0 to 10 No minimum
11 to 20 2
21 to 30 3
31 or higher 4

3. Hyper Training

(1 of 2) Defeating Mina will net you a guaranteed Bottle Cap each day.

Defeating Mina will net you a guaranteed Bottle Cap each day. (left), With patience, you can max out all the IVs that matter! (right)

Hyper Training, introduced in Sun and Moon, lets you alter a Pokémon’s IVs after you’ve obtained them. But it will take a bit of effort. First, you need to defeat the Elite Four. Afterwards, Mr Hyper will appear in the Daycare Center on Route 5. If you have a Bottle Cap, he’ll max one of the IVs for a Level 100 Pokémon.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    23 November 2018
  • Last Updated
    19 December 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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  • A complete walkthrough with strategies to defeat all the Kanto Gym Leaders and conquer the Pokémon League.
  • Encounter tables for all the wild Pokémon, including the rare Pokémon with undisclosed habitats in the Pokédex.
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  • Where to find all the Master Trainers and hidden battles after beating the game.
  • A handy mini-Pokédex containing the key details for all 153 obtainable Pokémon and where to find them.

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