What Does Team Instinct’s Appraisal Mean in ‘Pokemon GO’?

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Appraisal for Team Instinct shared on Reddit by LordMu (Reddit/LordMu)

With Niantic’s latest Pokemon GO update, trainers have a brand new set of Pokemon information to use in order to better understand their Pokemon. A new “Appraisal” feature has been added that allows trainers to better understand their Pokemon’s attack and defense capabilities, so they can decide which will be best in specific battles. But what do Spark’s sentences found in the appraise feature mean for Team Instinct?

Here’s what you need to know.

According to astute Pokemon GO players on Reddit, and information reported by Pokemon GO Gamepress, this is the meaning behind Spark’s appraisal sentences:


Team Instinct Pokemon IV Range

When it comes to an overall analysis of your Pokemon’s IV range, Spark will say the following:

  • “Overall, your (Pokemon) simply amazes me! It can accomplish anything! — IV 81% to 100% (However, others have commented that the statement is actually: “Overall, your (Pokemon) looks like it can really battle with the best of them!”)
  • “Overall, your (Pokemon) is a strong Pokemon. You should be proud!” — IV 66% to 80% (However, others have commented that the statement is actually: “Overall, your (Pokemon) is really strong!”)
  • “Overall, your (Pokemon) is pretty decent!” — It’s not clear yet exactly which IV this pertains to, but compared to Team Valor’s decent comment, it likely means an IV of 51% to 66%.
  • “Overall, your (Pokemon) has room for improvement as far as battling goes.” — IV 0% to 50%

Team Instinct on Pokemon Attack, HP, & Defense

As for your Pokemon’s stats, you’ll first be told which stat (attack, HP, or defense) has the highest IV by being told this is your Pokemon’s “best quality.” Next, if another stat has the same value as your best stat, Spark will say: “Its __ is great, too!”

According to Gamepress, Spark will say the following about stats:

If your Pokemon has at least one stat with a bonus (IV) of 15, Spark will say: “Its stats are the best I’ve ever seen! No doubt about it!”

If at least one has a bonus (IV) value of 13 or 14, Spark will say: “Its stats are really strong! Impressive.”

If at least one stat has a bonus (IV) value of 8 to 12, Spark will say: “It’s definitely got some good stats. Definitely!’

If one stat has a bonus value of 0 to 7, Spark will say: “Its stats are all right, but kinda basic, as far as I can see.”


Spark’s Comments on Pokemon Size

Because the Team Leaders are commenting on your Pokemon’s size, it’s likely that this will play a more important role in future versions of Pokemon GO.

If your Pokemon is XS, Spark has been reported to say: “Wh-whoa. That’s the tiniest (Pokemon) I’ve ever seen!”

If your Pokemon is XL, Spark says: “Your (Pokemon) is just HUGE!”

For a Large Pokemon he says: “Your (Pokemon) is a BIG one!” And for a small Pokemon he says: “Your (Pokemon) is a little small for its kind, don’t you think?”

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