There are a lot of tools for competitive players
in Pokémon Sword & Shield, but many of them aren’t available until you finish the main
game. That’s when the Battle Tower becomes unlocked which is where Battle Points can
be spent for items like the mints that change a Pokémon’s Nature or Bottle Caps for Super
Training. But there’s one other key tool that’s not readily available in the game,
the IV Checker. And that’s because it needs to be unlocked. It’s a pretty simple affair
though. All you need to do is compete in the Battle Tower until you’re challenged by
Leon. Defeating him will not only increase your rank to the Poké Ball Tier but unlock
the Judge function for the PC Boxes. And from there, all that needs done is press of the
plus button to look through your Pokémon and see a judgment of their IVs. With this,
you can create a solid team that’s sure to help you in online battles! Thanks for
watching and be sure to subscribe to GameXplain for more on Pokémon and other things gaming.

How to Unlock the IV Checker in Pokémon Sword & Shield! (Guide & Walkthrough)
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64 thoughts on “How to Unlock the IV Checker in Pokémon Sword & Shield! (Guide & Walkthrough)

  • November 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    I’m much of a Pokémon guy but I could pick this up to play from time to time. also first or something, I hated typing that. And bottle caps? Is this fallout or Pokémon?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    IV Checker: Exists

    Me: Spending 7 hours looking for it

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:02 pm
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    We're just going to play competitive on Pokemon Showdown anyway, where we have all the Pokemon.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    Have you seen Metacritic the review bombing this game is getting is just plain disrespectful to the developers who spent time to make this game, I understand you are upset but don’t go throwing around 0s for a game most of these people haven’t played

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    Nobody is going to talk about the corrupted save data from the eshop?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    I'm not the biggest Pokemon guy (I'm a big Yoshi and Starfox fan when it comes to Nintendo if you notice my profilepic) but this game looks pretty fun, even if some parts of it are kinda disappointing.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    Fantastic!
    Time to get competitive battling again. Thanks for the QOL changes GF.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:04 pm
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    So it just say ok stats and so on shit

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    I'll be getting the game, it's a nice and convenient feature. This game is good despite the whining.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:05 pm
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    Vibe check ❎
    IV check 👌

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:08 pm
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    "Their are a lot of tools for competitive players"

    checks pokedex…….insert sarcastic meme here

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    Searched for this all day long thx!

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:12 pm
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    Star trek confirmed.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    Final-freaking-ly

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:17 pm
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    Well… that's rad.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:25 pm
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    WAY easier than Alola, where you had to breed stuff. On the bright side, I have lots of Littens and Rowlets as Surprise Trade fodder when Home gets released (they’re apparently transferable)…

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:30 pm
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    Meh, it's still the rather vague "very/pretty good" thing. I swear being exact in games is like some kind of crime I'm not aware of.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:36 pm
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    Are Hidden Ability Starters obtaible?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:41 pm
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    I there any way to obtain mints other than the battle tower in this game?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:43 pm
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    I'm only 30min into the game. I have work and stuff 🙁

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:48 pm
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    IVs should not exist. EVs and Natures are enough

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:50 pm
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    NO ONE IS GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE RALTS LVL 60?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    Can you make a video about the battle tower?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:01 pm
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    My copy of this game may not arrive until the 18th T.T

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:02 pm
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    IV Checker
    VI Checker
    VIbe Checker

    heheh

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    You guys are really milking those Pokemon videos

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    I'm sorry, but "ok" is nowhere near in-depth enough for an IV judger. If I'm not certain my pokemon has the stats it needs, then I have to hypertrain it and grinding every pokemon out to 100 is going to be the worst

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    Forget the Curry Dex. This is my favorite new feature in Sword and Shield.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    Wait, wasn't the IV checker supposed to be available from the beginning, tons of people reported on that being the case.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    does anyone know if there are any types of trainer rematches other than the battle tower?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm
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    So when I understand this right: You can change the ability, the EVs and the nature of your main-game Pokemon, but you can't see their IVs until you finish the main game. So if your Mons have horrible IVs you still have to breed them. Why not unlock the IV-Checker right away or create something similar to mints in order to change the IVs without having to breed

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:51 pm
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    (^~^)

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  • November 15, 2019 at 4:52 pm
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    With only a fraction of the cut Pokemon survived and 90 moves gone the battle tower will be hell

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  • November 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm
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    Thank uuuu

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  • November 15, 2019 at 5:22 pm
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    Why the fuck is this something you need to unlock?
    And why can't it just show the number?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 5:46 pm
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    Why's there a level 60 ralts

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  • November 15, 2019 at 6:00 pm
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    Ok why couldn’t we keep the Gen 7 IV checker!
    That’s B.S. ffs.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 6:36 pm
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    You know GF hates progress amd innovation when they couldn't bother to program the IV judge mechanic to show you exactly what IVs your Pokemon have. Just being able to show you a possible range unless your IV is 31 or 0 is outdated.

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  • November 15, 2019 at 6:43 pm
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    still with "best, decent, very good" instead of real numbers…. ok 🙁

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  • November 15, 2019 at 7:21 pm
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    Fucking eugenics still exists in these games.
    FFS

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  • November 15, 2019 at 7:37 pm
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    is there a shiny charm in this game?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 8:22 pm
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    Why have this feature locked in the first place?

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  • November 15, 2019 at 10:31 pm
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    So where is super training for bottle caps in this game?

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  • November 16, 2019 at 12:21 am
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    How do I get 5iv Pokémon

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  • November 16, 2019 at 3:51 am
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    I'm pretty sure you can check IV's from the beginning, just without the "rating." When you're looking at the Blue stats graph and you press X/Y (forget which) it'll switch to a yellow graph. Since freshly caught Pokemon have points in this graph I'm assuming that they are IVs and not EVs unless freshly caught Pokemon come with random EVs to start with.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 3:56 am
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    Now we need to find those bottle caps. Ether farm the silver ones or event ourselves for a gold one.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:38 am
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    Seriously!? Damnit, now I gotta wait before I get my Dynamax Pikachu.

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  • November 16, 2019 at 12:48 pm
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    A one minute video explaning exactly what it says in the title. That's it, im subscribing

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  • November 16, 2019 at 1:42 pm
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    How many battles to Leon though?…

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  • November 16, 2019 at 3:10 pm
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    new intro graphic goes HARD 🔥

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  • November 16, 2019 at 5:32 pm
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    Are there local co-op multi battles at the battle tower?

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  • November 17, 2019 at 8:21 am
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    Did someone know whetr tu buy vitamins?

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  • November 17, 2019 at 11:22 am
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    Is there a way to see the EV’s of a pokemon ?

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  • November 17, 2019 at 4:32 pm
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    Anyone knows what the iv checker says for the max iv stat ? Is it best or fantastic ?

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  • November 18, 2019 at 1:29 am
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    I live how straight to the point it is

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  • November 18, 2019 at 3:50 am
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    Why can't this be available from the beginning of the game…..

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  • November 18, 2019 at 9:26 am
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    Nice so i need to spend days to get all of the 4 Fossils and Gigantamax Pokemon whit perfect IV because they are not breedable . It will take alot time to get all of them to Lv 100 and to get that many BP 🙁

    Thank fully all of my Fossil have the perfect Nature so i only ned the mints for Gigantamax Pokemon and Eternatus 🙂

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  • November 18, 2019 at 11:26 am
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    Just beat the game. Used a wishing stone on the ditto den he talked about and got a 5 star ditto with amazing stats.

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  • November 18, 2019 at 1:07 pm
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    Is there also an EV checker like in SuMo?

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  • November 18, 2019 at 6:30 pm
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    How many Pokemon can you hold in the PC

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  • November 18, 2019 at 8:48 pm
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    Does it matter if you do doubles or singles

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  • November 18, 2019 at 10:28 pm
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    I'm really surprised that they don't flat out list it from a scale of 1 – 31… these "quality of life improvements" are accompanied by numerous drawbacks.

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  • November 19, 2019 at 12:08 am
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    Oooh! So no need for numbers anymore. Best=31 and No Good=0. Didn't really need the other numbers anyway. Thank you for keeping this simple and to the point! It irritates me when people on Youtube advertise their channels and take ten minutes to give us a simple answer in their videos. 😑 I'm off to get my destiny knot for breeding!

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  • November 19, 2019 at 1:11 am
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    Where is the tower? I beat the main game

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