Thread: IV Help
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Old 04-21-2014, 04:06 PM
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Default Re: IV Help

Okay, so the most important thing for getting good IVs is the Judge in Kiloude City (which is post Elite Four). He will tell you exactly which IVs are 31s. For breeding, here's some items you may find helpful:

Everstone: Holder's nature will be the nature of all their children (B2W2XY) (in EDPPtHGSSBW it's 50% and mother only)
Destiny Knot: Instead of 3 IVs from parents being passed down, 5 IVs will be passed down. Doesn't matter which parent holds it, it will produce the same result either way. (XY only)
Power Items (EV Training ones): Can pass down the associated IV with that particular Power Item. HGSSBWB2W2XY only, can't remember if it's 50% or 100%. May have gone from 50% in older games to 100% in B2W2 like Everstone.

The abilities Flame Body and Magma Armor will increase egg hatching speed. There is also an O-Power for it which you can get in Lumiose once have every other O-Power and maximum style.

If you can trade for stuff with good IVs, or catch it in somewhere like a Friend Safari (guaranteed 2 perfect IVs), then breeding is a lot easier.

http://www.serebii.net/games/iv-calcxy.shtml XY IV Calculator
http://www.serebii.net/games/iv-calcdp.shtml Pre-XY IV Calculator

Additionally, Characteristic gives some hint about IVs. It says the highest IV, and whether that IV ends with 0/5, 1/6, 2/7, 3/8, or 4/9. Here's a list (from http://www.serebii.net/games/characteristics.shtml):

Hit Points
Loves to eat 0 5 10 15 20 25 30
Often dozes off
Takes plenty of siestas (XY) 1 6 11 16 21 26 31
Often scatters things
Nods off a lot (XY) 2 7 12 17 22 27
Scatters things often 3 8 13 18 23 28
Likes to Relax 4 9 14 19 24 29


Attack
Proud of its power 0 5 10 15 20 25 30
Likes to thrash about 1 6 11 16 21 26 31
A little quick tempered 2 7 12 17 22 27
Likes to fight 3 8 13 18 23 28
Quick Tempered 4 9 14 19 24 29


Defense
Sturdy body 0 5 10 15 20 25 30
Capable of taking hits 1 6 11 16 21 26 31
Highly persistent 2 7 12 17 22 27
Good endurance 3 8 13 18 23 28
Good perseverance 4 9 14 19 24 29


Special Attack
Highly curious 0 5 10 15 20 25 30
Mischievous 1 6 11 16 21 26 31
Thoroughly Cunning 2 7 12 17 22 27
Often lost in thought 3 8 13 18 23 28
Very finicky 4 9 14 19 24 29


Special Defense
Strong willed 0 5 10 15 20 25 30
Somewhat vain 1 6 11 16 21 26 31
Strongly defiant 2 7 12 17 22 27
Hates to lose 3 8 13 18 23 28
Somewhat stubborn 4 9 14 19 24 29


Speed
Likes to run 0 5 10 15 20 25 30
Alert to sounds 1 6 11 16 21 26 31
Impetuous and silly 2 7 12 17 22 27
Somewhat of a clown 3 8 13 18 23 28
Quick to flee 4 9 14 19 24 29


Faster egg hatching without use of an Action Replay or similar device isn't cheating. Anything that requires the use of an Action Replay is most certainly considered cheating. While it is possible for such a device to do things like give you perfect IV everything, I guarantee you will regret it. In the words of Rhunön, "When you can have anything you want by uttering a few words, the goal matters not, only the journey to it." Basically, if you can get anything you want without doing anything, then it all becomes pointless and boring.
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