I have 2 Dragonites, one with more Combat Points than the other one with more Individual Values. I used pogobag.com to get the values:

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As you can see, the first one have bigger combat points and the other one have bigger individual values. I want to Power Up and keep only 1. Which would be the ideal one to keep?

PS: Don't mind the green one, it's their current hp

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It highly depends on your playstyle, but I tried to generalize as much as possible; Reference is having played many years of Pokémon myself.

Say you want to have the best chances in lategame, whereas lategame I refer to when everbody is lvl 30+ and eventually battles between players is implemented, you should go with the one on the right (higher iv) as until then you should probably have it maxed out in terms of cp.

If you're just happy to have a strong dragonite and you don't care too much about being the best/ part of the betters, you can go with the one on the left as it certainly is also a strong pokemon.

Long terms short: Some people still don't have a dragonite so at the moment you're still at a very good position, but in say a month more people will have a dragonite and eventually the individual values iv will start to matter more.

  • Wow. Nice detailed answer. So will the IV of a pokemon increase when I power it up using candies?
    – wobsoriano
    Aug 12, 2016 at 6:19
  • No! The iv of a Pokemon are randomly distribued values which are defined once when the Pokemon is caught. So i.e.: You catch a charmander with 100% iv (perfect values), once you evolve it, it's iv will stay the same. Evolution does not affect iv. Neither do candies, so you if you power up your dragonite on the left it's iv will remain the same (also applies for the one on the right), only their level and therefore their cp will increase.
    – GrizZ
    Aug 12, 2016 at 6:24
  • Okay so I decided to power up the one in the right.
    – wobsoriano
    Aug 12, 2016 at 6:27

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