# How accurate is the new appraisal system?

So I say "new", but I've been out of the loop for a little bit.

I used to use a third party app called "Pokegenie" to appraise my Pokemon. This would give me a rough guide on how good the Pokemon is based on their overall CP (and other values). Sometimes it would be a range, like 10-15, as well as a list of potential IV combinations, until I leveled them up high enough to give a specific IV.

However now the new in-game Appraisal system evaluates the IVs. The Pokegenie app now says that it can give a specific report on what the IVs actually are, based on this Appraisal.

So how accurate are these Appraisals? Do they give the actual IVs, or is it an average IV based on their current range?

For example, if one IV is 5-15, the average would be 10, but the actual IV might be 12, once they level up.

• Ben, if I recall Pokegenie has been updated for the new appraisal system and is 100% accurate with exact IVs now. If I can, to some of the people down-voting: why? I don't see an issue with the question and it's a genuine question, asking for clarification; but am open to figure out why. Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 11:41
• The ranges provided by Pokegenie are the result of having insufficient information to determine the exact values, because Pokegenie reverses the calculation of composite stats like CP and HP to estimate the IVs. So the ranges are basically an artifact of the specific estimation method that Pokegenie uses. The ranges don't exist within the game itself. Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 20:01

The new appraisal system shows the exact IV's of your Pokemon:
each chunk represents 5 IV's. If the bar is empty, it's 0 IV, if it's full and a darker red colour, it's 15.

I don't use the Pokegenie app but I assume it's just looking at how full the bar is and telling you the exact IV as it can be a little tricky to tell at first just by eyeballing it.

For example, it's obvious when it's 10 or 15 IV's, as the bar's filled up right to the end of a chunk; but when it's 11 or 12 it might be a little hard to tell the difference at first. But after a little practice, I personally don't think an app is necessary to tell you what IV's your Pokemon has anymore.

• +1 Pokegenie effectively take a look at these three bars and give the detail for each and the percentage to 100%. In order to have this precise point of view, you have to launch the scan of your screen while the in-game appraisal is open. If not, it will work as before the new appraisal system.
– Zoma
Commented Sep 9, 2019 at 14:11