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Old July 14th, 2013 (07:52 PM).
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I am just wondering. I know EVs are important I know Speed iV is an important one, but should I be super dedicated to the other IVs?

Have you been successful with Lower Ivs then Ideal? I know Speed is an important one
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Old July 14th, 2013 (08:15 PM).
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The title made me think this should've gone to the Simple Questions thread.

Anyway, IVs are important for Hidden Power base powers and types. I only go for IVs that range from 20-31 in the stats I intend on focusing on.
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Old July 14th, 2013 (08:30 PM).
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If you arent using Hidden Power. Is it important?
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Apart form Hidden Powers, it depends on whether it's a Pokemon that uses Gyro Ball (Like Ferrothorn) or if its a Special Attacker that doesn't need Hidden Power (Like Starmie), or even a Suicide Lead (Like Banette). In the first two cases, I'd drop the Speed and Attack IV respectively, the former makes it as slow as possible to increase the power of Gyro Ball, and the latter takes less damage from the rare confusion status ailment.

In the case of Banette, A suicide Pokemon has its defenses and speed minimized to 0 IVs so that Banette is brought down to his Focus Sash, allowing him to gain a kill with Destiny Bond with much more reliability.
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Old July 15th, 2013 (03:48 AM).
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IVs can give a maximum of +31 points in a stat at level 100, so arguably they are quite important, yes! If you're playing competitively then chances are all of your opponent's Pokémon will have max IVs, which for stats like Attack and Defence won't make a huge difference in the grand scheme of things, but the difference between 0 and 31 Speed can be game changing, especially in a meta full of such powerful sweepers. IVs aren't important for in-game teams, but for competitive teams they can occasionally win or lose you the match, especially if you come up against the same Pokémon as you're using but with higher IVs, so I'd always aim to get them as high as possible. EVs and base stats are more important to focus on, but IVs can be a big deal too, especially in the lower base stats where +31 could be a huge amount to add.

And, as said above, IVs are also used to determine the type/power of Hidden Power, so they're worth looking out for in that regard too.
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Two things. Trick Room and weather. I could have sworn you've asked this at least twice already.
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Old July 17th, 2013 (02:24 PM).
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Two things. Trick Room and weather. I could have sworn you've asked this at least twice already.
I dont recall asking about this twice. >.>; I know i asked something about IVs before but not its importance.
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Old July 18th, 2013 (05:38 AM).
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In competitive battling, yes. They are important for the type of Hidden Power. 0 IVs in Speed are also important for any Gyro Ball using Pokemon (such as Ferrothorn). In general however, aim for 31 IVs in all stats. On Showdown! and PO you can tweak these IVs to your preference.
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