Me and my friends have encountered this situation many times.
We need to decide which Pokemon to evolve.
Take the following scenario:
- Growlithe A: 20% more CP than Growlithe B. (898 instead of 743).
- Growlithe B: 26% more IV than Growlithe A. (87 instead of 69 in this case).
I didn't give more details about each Pokemon because I'd like a general answer that others can use.
Thank you kind folks!
P.S this is not a duplicate, since I understand what a higher IV interprets into.
Yes, a higher IV will define the MAX CP, but it's not the only thing to consider. A higher IV also means better chance of better moves for the evolved pokemon - and those are much more important than a high CP. Also consider that I have many Arcanines and I don't have the stardust to max them out (that is a different question).