How come a Pokemon's CP can exceed the value found by an IV calculator?

If I use an IV Calculator such as this one, then I can enter:

``````Eevee  CP 10, HP 10, Stardust 200
``````

and it will say that, at level 12, the best, maximum CP for a Vaporeon is 965. However, I have a Vaporeon with CP 1069, but my Trainer's level is at level 12 (so when I try to power up the Vaporeon, it will say the trainer's level is too low. I will have to level up myself (the trainer) before I can power up this Vaporeon).

So how can the CP be greater than what the IV calculator found out?

(my Vaporeon is CP 1069, HP 131, Stardust 1600 to power up, but I don't think it makes any difference)

• I don't see anything about trainer levels on that calculator. The level slider refers to the pokemon level which is hidden in-game just like IVs Commented Aug 28, 2016 at 9:00
• I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because bugs in third-party tools are off-topic for this site Commented Aug 28, 2016 at 10:14
• If I'm not mistaken, your Pokémon's level can exceed your Trainer's level... I believe it is by 1.5 levels but don't quote me on that. This can easily account for the 100CP disparity you see, considering it's Vaporeon. Commented Aug 28, 2016 at 11:18
• Whether the calculator is highly used or not is irrelevant; we don't provide support for third party tools. Commented Aug 28, 2016 at 17:16
• While the question does seems to focus on the calculator, what the actual problem is that the OP doesn't understand the IV system and thus, the calculator he is trying to use. Commented Aug 29, 2016 at 17:49

Ok a bunch of things...

1. The PokeAssistant IV calculator actually gives you No combinations found with the stats of `Eevee CP 10, HP 10, Stardust 200`. The stuff you see for Vaporeon is just auto-calculated results and irrelevant because the stats you have entered in are wrong. In other words, 965 CP Vaporeon is not a standard to compare against.

2. Even if it were correct, you cannot compare the result of the IV calculator with another Vaporeon, because your 1069 CP vaporeon is a completely different pokemon with different IVs.

3. Any pokemon with CP 10 (like the one you are trying to enter in the calculator with) cannot be reliably calculated on the IV calculators:

So these are a bit of a pain. Niantic rounds up those formulas above to 10 if they ever score below.

4. Finally, as Niet alluded to, the pokemon level is not the same as trainer level, although the pokemon's max level is limited by the trainer level.

Note that Pokemon have hidden levels and each level requires two "Power-Ups"

So this most likely means that your pokemon can be .5 level higher than your trainer level. Which makes sense because the max pokemon level is 40.5, while max trainer level is 40.

As others have mentioned, the question is confusing trainer level with pokemon level. For the linked IV calculator, entering Eevee with 10 CP, 10 HP, 200 Stardust finds no combinations, but the webpage has a neat, dynamic feature where you may see a range of possible values. Setting this feature to level 12 (hidden pokemon stat) is too low for the Vaporeon in question.

However, entering Vaporeon with 1069 CP, 131 HP, 1600 Stardust and the powered up checkbox finds a suitable range of stats.

So the answer is that you were confusing the pokemon's level with your trainer level. The website's calculator seems to be working fine. If anything, the maximum pokemon level is yet to be verified.