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273 bytes added, 02:27, 6 August 2015
Since the name comes from online/guidebooks and not the games, I think it should have a citation.
{{redirect|IV|the fourth generation of Pokémon games|Generation IV}}
'''Individual values''' (Japanese: '''{{tt|個体値|こたいち}}''' ''individual values''), abbreviated IVs, officially known as '''individual strengths'''<ref>[http://www.pokemon.com/us/strategy/training-battle-ready-pokemon/ Training Battle-Ready Pokémon!]</ref><ref>[http://www.pokemon.com/us/strategy/the-details-of-discovering-pokemon-eggs/ The Details of Discovering Pokémon Eggs]</ref> (Japanese: '''生まれつきのつよさ''' ''innate strengths''), and sometimes referred to as '''determinant values''' (DVs) in the context of [[Generation I|Generations I]] and {{gen|II}}, are the Pokémon equivalent of {{wp|genes}}. They are instrumental in determining the [[stats]] of a Pokémon, being responsible for the large variation in stats among untrained Pokémon of the same species.
 
In theofficial gamesmedia, the term '''potential''' is often used to allude to IVs.
 
==Overview==
* [http://www.psypokes.com/dex/iv.php Psypoke's IV calculator]
* [http://www.serebii.net/games/iv-calc.shtml Serebii.net's IV calculator]
 
==References==
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