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Does shininess affect IVs?

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Becuase it says on this site that personality effects shininess and Ivs effect personality. This could explain why shiny pokemon are so strong in animie if it makes IVs highier. I wouldn't think it would aply to event shinies though.

asked Mar 8, 2011 by Speed freak
edited Mar 12, 2011 by Pokemaster

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In Gold/Silver/Crystal this is true that shiney pokemon have inhanced IVs. However in the later games this inhancement is no longer active.

answered Mar 8, 2011 by wesley
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No, the shininess does not affect the IVs, or to put it another way, a shiny Pokemon can have any from a wide range of IVs, good or bad.

In generation 2, a shiny would have speed, defense, and special IVs of 10 and an attack IV of 2, 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14 or 15. In gen II IVs were only out of 15 so a shiny would always have a decent speed/defense/special IV, and could also have a good attack IV.

In generation 4 it's based on the trainer ID and Pokemon personality value. But the personality doesn't affect the Pokemon's stats, so a shiny Pokemon can have any IVs basically.

answered Mar 12, 2011 by Pokemaster