Pokemon Individuals values or IV’s are hidden stats that can add up to 15 extra points to an individual Pokemon’s Attack, Defense and Stamina values.
These hidden values are the reason why some of your Pokemon may be more powerful than others, even though they are both maxed out.
We felt this information was important enough to receive its own page in our Strategy guide so you should read more about it here if you want to capture and evolve Pokemon with the absolute highest stats possible.
This is something the average Pokemon Go player who just plays for fun and to ‘catch em all’ not worry too much about.
However for those Pokemon Trainers who want to be the very best, and would like to add a potential 10% increase to your Pokemon’s stats then be sure to check out the post on Pokemon IV’s in our strategy guide.