Effort level

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Effort levels (Japanese: がんばレベル Tenacious Level), referred to internally as Ganbaru values, are a mechanic introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Effort levels take the place of effort values from previous games.

Gaining effort levels

The Pokémon's initial effort level for each stat is based on its IV for that stat.

IV value Initial effort level
31 3
26 to 30 2
20 to 25 1
Less than 20 0

Effort levels can then be raised further by using Grit items. The item needed depends on the current effort level of the stat to be raised:

Item name Min. level Max. level
Grit Dust 0 3
Grit Gravel 3 5
Grit Pebble 6 8
Grit Rock 9 10

These items are found by releasing Pokémon from the pastures, defeating wild Pokémon in battle (especially alpha Pokémon), or by exchanging lower tier versions of them with Zisu at the training grounds in Jubilife Village.


The Pokémon's stats are calculated using the following formulae. The final values are rounded to the nearest integer.



  •   is the Pokémon species' base stat for that stat
  •   is the Pokémon's level
  •   is 0.9 if the Pokémon's has a hindering Nature, 1.1 if it has a helpful Nature, and 1 otherwise.
  •   is the effort level bonus, directly added to the Pokémon's stat.
    •   is the effort level multiplier, which is determined from the effort level as follows:
Effort Level Multiplier
0 0
1 2
2 3
3 4
4 7
5 8
6 9
7 14
8 15
9 16
10 25

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 奮鬥等級
Mandarin 奋斗等级
  French Niveau d’effort
  German Leistungslevel
  Italian Livello di impegno
  Korean 노력 레벨을
  Spanish Nivel de esfuerzo

Pokémon individuality
LevelStatsFriendshipGenderAbility (Hidden Ability) • NatureCharacteristic
Effort valuesIndividual valuesGo PowerEffort level

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