The Pokemon that you catch in Pokemon Go can vary in a lot of ways. The obvious difference involves the “CP” of the Pokemon which, if you’ve caught more than one of a specific Pokemon, is visible whenever you view the Pokemon in the game.
But each Pokemon also has individual levels, or “IVs” which can be used to evaluate how good a Pokemon is. This isn’t always reflected in the CP of the Pokemon, as lower CP Pokemon can have higher IVs that higher CP Pokemon.
You can view this information in Pokemon Go by appraising the Pokemon. There you can see the Attack, Defense and HP stats as bars, as well as a star rating that gives a brief overview of the Pokemon’s quality.
Our guide below will show you how to appraise a Pokemon in Pokemon Go.
How to Appraise a Pokemon in Pokemon Go and View Its IVs
The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.5.1. I am using the most current version of the Pokemon Go app that was available when this article was written.
Step 1: Open Pokemon Go.
Step 2: Touch the Pokeball icon.
Step 3: Choose the Pokemon option.
Step 4: Select the Pokemon to appraise.
Step 5: Touch the button with three lines at the bottom-right of the screen.
Step 6: Choose the Appraise option.
Step 7: Tap the screen once to view the appraisal.
Each segment of the bar under each value indicates 5 IVs. In the image above, my Haunter has the following IVs:
- Attack – 13
- Defense – 14
- HP – 13
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Matt Jacobs has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses since receiving his Master’s degree in 2003. While he still does some consulting work, his primary focus now is on creating technology support content for SupportYourTech.com.
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