I’ve been less active in the Pokemon Go community lately in order to focus on other projects (if you’d like to check them out, I made a shopping list app for iOS and a block puzzle game for iOS) as well as my day job. So I thought I’d give an update on the oneContinue reading “One Year Birthday Update for PVP IV”
Feel free to download these files and then copy and paste their text these into a custom meta to quickly import opponents. Note that these files may not be perfectly up-to-date with the standard metas in the app, although they are intended to be the same. For more accurate results, I recommend logging opponents youContinue reading “Opponent Imports”
Today, it was announced that the level cap for Pokemon will be increasing to 50 (51 with Best Buddy boost). This article looks at which Pokemon are likely to be most heavily impacted by these changes. I obtained this information by doing Comparison Battles in the PVP IV iOS app with the projected CPM valuesContinue reading “A First Look at Level 50: The Pokemon That Benefit Most”
Soon, Lugia will get its signature move Aeroblast, which boasts an eye-popping 180 base power, and a similarly massive 75 energy cost. To keep this analysis simple, I ignored the 12.5% chance of raising Lugia’s attack by 2 stages. In summary, Aeroblast is basically a strict improvement as a secondary move over Hydro Pump (withContinue reading “Aeroblast Lugia in Master League: A First Look”
The above chart contains aggregate data representing 5797 Pokemon from thousands of battles logged with PVP IV custom metas. While this chart is a great way to get a high-level overview of the overall meta, your local meta may vary significantly based on factors such as MMR and time of day played. You can getContinue reading “Great League Meta – Season 4”
Custom Metas are PVP IV’s most powerful feature, allowing you to personalize Rankings, 1 vs All Battles, Team Battles, and Comparison Battles based on the Pokemon you have available to you and the opponents you face. This feature is only available in the PVP IV iOS app, which can be downloaded on the App Store.Continue reading “About Custom Metas”
PVP IV team battles (aka “PVP IV team builder”) is a tool to help you build strong teams. Choose a league then enter up to three Pokemon to identify which Pokemon they do well against, which Pokemon are threats, and which Pokemon might also pair well with them. This article goes into detail about theContinue reading “About Team Battles”
This article analyzes the community day options for September and October 2020: Charizard, Porygon-Z, Muk, and Butterfree. It lists out every matchup improved or worsened by the possible move changes in each relevant league. The focus is mostly on Charizard, since that’s who stands to benefit most. Here’s a tl;dr: Charizard with Dragon Breath wouldContinue reading “PVP Impact of the September & October Community Day Options”
iOS Version 3.3 is an incremental update with a couple small new features and quality-of-life changes that will pave the way for more exciting changes in future updates. The ranking algorithm was modified to weigh all even shielding scenarios equally. This simplifies the algorithm, makes it less arbitrary, and will make it easier to addContinue reading “iOS Version 3.3 Release Notes”
1 vs All battles have one Pokemon battle against all Pokemon in PVP IV’s Rankings for a specific League. The algorithm described in About 1 vs 1 Battles is used during each battle, so the computation may take a few seconds to finish. Once all battles finish, the rank the Pokemon would have in theContinue reading “About 1 vs All Battles”
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