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What is the IV formula that determines Unown's shape?

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Unown's shape is determined by its IVs, but could someone please tell me which IVs correspond with which shape?

asked Dec 3, 2013 by Poke'slash
Not sure if this answers your Q because I'm too lazy to think about it.
I found that also but its only gen 3 :3

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Well in Generation II, what you had to do was find the 'nibbles' of each stat's IV, except for the HP IV.

Using Bulbapedia's example:
Unown G
Attack IV: 10 - Nibble: 1010
Defense IV: 9 - Nibble: 1001
Speed IV: 1 - Nibble: 0001
Special IV: 14 - Nibble: 1110

(Okay, I have no idea how to calculate nibbles, and in all due honestly, I don't care. So please don't ask me about it, but rather take the tough challenge of looking it up yourself. It's a binary thing. D:)

Now, you have to take the two middle digits of the nibble, and stick them all into a new number, in the respective order below.

Attack Nibble: 1---01---0
Defense Nibble: 1---00---1
Speed Nibble: 0---00---1
Special Nibble: 1---11---0

= 01000011

Now, the combination of numbers is now a nibble itself, of another number. In this case, it's 67.

And now, you divide this number by ten, and round it down.

67 / 10
= 6.7
= 6

And correspond this letter to it's letter in the alphabet. You know 1=A, 2=B etc. In this case, 6=G. So it will be Unown G!

Unown G

So, there you have it. However, in Gen III it was different. It was calculated by personality values. There are many possible personality values, and I can't be bothered talking about it, so if you wanna look just click here and scroll down to 'Unown's Letter'.

Generation IV onwards Unown's form was calculated with a separate form generator.

Hope I helped. :)

answered Dec 3, 2013 by !'•-Indigo-•'!
edited Dec 3, 2013 by !'•-Indigo-•'!
Oh god. Binary. 0.0
Meeeeeh D: