Recently, I have been breeding Mareeps to get an Ampharos with HP Ice. This involved me foregoing a perfect Attack IV (not a problem) and Defence IV.
Although I got what I wanted, I found that the IV calculators were saying that the highest possible IV for my Mareep was 18! This is a huge problem as I need my Ampharos to have at least a defence IV of 30 to survive certain hits.
Please help me! How can I do this?