Individual Values (IVs) are hidden values behind every Pokémon’s stat that determine its growth limit. The perfect IV is 31. This means that a Pokémon with an HP IV of 31 will always have more HP than a Pokémon with an HP IV of 24 of the same species and same level. But despite IVs being an open secret in the PvP scene, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet formally introduce it to every player who finishes the game.
How to get the Judge function in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
The Judge function, which is the option that lets you check IVs, automatically unlocks after you've finished the game. This is after the credits roll post Area Zero. Just speak with Nurse Joy and she’ll tell you that the Judge function is available.
How to use the Judge function in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
Using the Judge function to check your Pokémon’s IVs is super simple. Just follow the steps below:
- Open Boxes in your Menu.
- Hover over the Pokémon whose IVs you want to check.
- Press the plus (+) button.
IV terms for Pokémon Scarlet & Violet - How are my Pokémon judged?
While the Judge function won’t show you a specific number, they will “judge” each of your Pokémon’s IVs from No Good to Best. Here’s a quick table to help.
|Very Good||26 to 29|
|Pretty Good||16 to 25|
|Decent||1 to 15|
If you’re not satisfied with your Pokémon's IVs, you can breed high IV Pokémon to produce a high-IV. Or, you can simply go to Montenevera and Hyper Train your Pokémon.
For more help with Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, take a look at Where to find an Ability Capsule in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet and Where to find an Ability Capsule in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet here at Pro Game Guides.