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    Best level to check IV's at?

    I am curiouse if anyone knows what the best ( prefferably the LOWEST level) a pokie should be at when checking the IV's. I am asking this cuz I just got all of the stuff I need to start doing seriouse breeding (battle subway.........time consumeing to get bp's to get the power items) and chain breeding to pass on the IV's.

    I am breeding for a good Foongus.
    I breed a Ditto with a female Foongus, both holding the power items (ditto has the 31 iv in def and f/Foongus has 31 in specdef), got the egg, and hatched it. ( saved the game)
    I took the hatchling and left it in the day care until lvl 10.
    I used rare candies to get it at lvl 25. ( didn't save, just lvl'd up too get it to 25 for calculation purpose)
    I used Serebii IV calculator ( if there is a better one out there, where can I find it?)

    The hatchling has these IV's: 7/30/30/30/31/23 @ lvl 25 ( eh- the speed IV is undesireable (wanted a 0 there), but 4 good IV's!)

    Should I take the calculators results as correct? Or should I level it up higher? (when I can round up more rare candies, as I only have 15 atm in the game)

    Or is the hatchlings lvl too low to get a correct IV calculation?


    I know, too many questions here. But I am wanting to make sure that using a lvl 25 pokie is good to use for getting correct IV's, as that is what I did for breeding in the past and had the IV results total up correctly at lvl 25 for the previouse games. ( now, if the IV's are correct- time to try and get 31/30/30/30/31/0)
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    http://www.metalkid.info/Pokemon/Calculators/IV.aspx

    Much better IV calculator than Serebii.
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    50 is usually the lowest that you wanna check at. you can soft reset if you don't wanna use all those candies permanently. as for calculators, i use a flash cart, so i don't actually know on that one. however, if you know someone with a flash cart you can trade it to them and ask them what the iv's are and they can tell you for sure.

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    You could take a team of breeded pokemon to pokemon battle revolution. Use all lv 50 and get a good IV check at 6 pokemon.

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    You can tell as soon as level 5 if a pokemon is a no-go IV wise. If they pass that first test I just save the game and feed them a bunch of rare candies (and sometimes vitamins) to get a better estimate and then turn the game off without saving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pikamaster View Post
    http://www.metalkid.info/Pokemon/Calculators/IV.aspx

    Much better IV calculator than Serebii.
    Using this calculator you can get a solid estimate of your Pokemon's IVs by starting at level 1 and giving them 4-5 rare candies iirc.

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    In the BW game, it'll autolevel you to 50 if battling over IR or local WiFi. You just need 2 DSs and 2 copies of BW. Enter a newly-hatched Pokemon. Then, check the stats, drop them in a calculator with 0 EVs (as they haven't battled yet), and those will be your IVs.
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    Only one power item is guaranteed to pass a stat at a time, which means you've got a 50/50 chance of getting one or the other, and the other one will be inherited naturally if at all. Might as well be everstoning for nature on the other parent. /just saying

    But! What I do is talk to the judge in the subway and see what stats are highest (to make sure it's what I'm looking for), as well as get a relative idea of how good the rest of the stats are. If they are "relatively superior" or "outstanding" then I take them to the battle institute thingy next to the pokecenter in Nimbasa (save first). It temporarily boosts levels to 50, which I then plug into the legendarypokemon calculator (same one that serebii uses, only they are the one's who made it so I like to give them the traffic).
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    Quote Originally Posted by bullados View Post
    In the BW game, it'll autolevel you to 50 if battling over IR or local WiFi. You just need 2 DSs and 2 copies of BW. Enter a newly-hatched Pokemon. Then, check the stats, drop them in a calculator with 0 EVs (as they haven't battled yet), and those will be your IVs.
    Or you could save yourself the trouble and just hop on the Battle Subway in any mode, it auto-levels you to 50 for the duration as well XD

    But yeah, metalkid's calc is the best, but his site...well, besides the semi-cruddy layout, for me anyways it seems to always be down sporadically. Still, the best option...Psypoke I don't think is updated for Gen 5 (or if it is, I haven't seen it), and Serebii I don't like using unless I have to.
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    I have used Serebii calculator for so long, that I am just so used to it. But thanx for a better calculator referal.
    As far as a minimum level to check for the IV stats, it seems to be fine checking the IV's at level 25.
    I forgot about the dude in the subway that states the "best" in blah blah blah.
    thnx for the info yall.
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    Psypoke was gen v updated back when pokebeach and serebii were getting c&d notices from Nintendo.
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    I am just making sure that the IV's are correctly calculated at a minimum level of 25.
    With D/PL/PLT- all I ever did was just RC the poikie to lvl 20, use the Serebii calculator, and the IV's were good to go as I was able to max out the stats for the ones I wanted to have ( like a metagross with 405 att. stat with adament nature) - even then only using RC to get a hatchling to lvl 20 sufficed to get an accurate IV number.
    I have researched/googled other calculaters, and the Metalkid one would never load- or if it did it had errors, the psypoke one is easier to edit quickly with vs the serebii one, and tbh- I stick with what works best for me to get what I need done, and serebii's IV calculator was changed, I just didnt like the change and am just looking to find a better one to use is all.
    I did click the link for the metalkid one- worked just fine this time. I will use that calculator and do a bit of comparison against the serebii one, as I have re-adjusted to the changes in the serebii one- ( I will admit I do not like change that much.....)

    Thanx for the info yall, and I hope to have a vgc team ready soon to get in some battle practice to test out my team.
    The foongus is just the pokie I am practicing on, that and Cofagrigas, as I was re-touching up on breeding mechanics.
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