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Introduces the article by using the official name. (See EVs and Base stats)
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'''Individual valuesstrengths''' (Japanese: '''{{j|{{tt|個体値生まれつきの強さ|こたいちうまれつきのつよさ}}}}''' ''individualinnate valuesstrengths''), abbreviated '''IVs''', andfrom sometimesits referredmore tocommonly asknown fan term, '''determinantIndividual values''' (DVs) in the context of [[GenerationJapanese: I'''{{j|Generations I]] and {{gentt|II個体値|こたいち}}}}''' ''individual values''), 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 the context of [[Generation I|Generations I]] and {{gen|II}}, which have a different IV system, IVs are also referred to as '''determinant values''' (DVs).
 
Each of the six [[statistic|battle stats]] has an IV associated with it, with that IV coming into calculation alongside the Pokémon's [[base stats]], [[Nature]], and {{EV}}s to determine the actual stat number. A Pokémon's IVs are fixed when it is [[Pseudorandom number generation in Pokémon|generated by the game]] (i.e. when it is obtained as an {{pkmn|Egg}} from the [[Pokémon Day Care]], [[wild Pokémon|encountered in the wild]], or [[Gift Pokémon|given to the player by an NPC]]), and cannot be changed (although [[Hyper Training]] causes stats to become values corresponding the maximum IVs).
 
IVs have been officially known as '''{{j|{{tt|生まれつきの強さ|うまれつきのつよさ}}}}''' ''innate strengths'' in Japanese since at least {{game|Gold and Silver|s}}. In English, recent media from [[The Pokémon Company International]] has called them '''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> In the games, the term '''potential''' is often used to allude to IVs, such as by the [[stats judge]]. [[Shigeru Ohmori]] has stated that the reason {{EV}}s and IVs are hidden is because he prefers to think of {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} as "real, living creatures".<ref>[http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2014-12/11/pokemon-interview Pokemon's Junichi Masuda: 'We weren’t explicitly targeting children' (Wired UK)]</ref>
 
==Generation I and II==
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