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

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Team Mystic appraisal, shared on Reddit by mutabila (Reddit/Mutabila)

With Niantic’s latest Pokemon GO update, trainers have an entire 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 Blanche’s sentences found in the appraise feature mean for Team Mystic?

Here’s what you need to know.


Team Mystic Pokemon IV Range

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

  • “Overall, your (Pokemon) is a wonder! What a breathtaking Pokemon!” — IV 81% to 100%
  • “Overall, your (Pokemon) has certainly caught my attention” — IV 67% to 80%
  • “Overall, your (Pokemon) is above average” — IV 51% to 66%
  • “Overall, your (Pokemon) is not likely to make much headway in battle.” — IV 0% to 50%

Blanche is pretty blunt when it comes to lesser-skilled Pokemon. No mincing words here.


Team Mystic 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 attribute.” Next, if another stat has the same value as your best stat, Blanche will say: “It is matched equally by its ___.”

If your Pokemon has at least one stat with a bonus (IV) of 15, Blanche will say: “Its stats exceed my calculations. It’s incredible!”

If at least one has a bonus (IV) value of 13 or 14, Blanche will say: “I am certainly impressed by its stats, I must say.”

If a stat has a value of 8 to 12, Blanche tells you: “Its stats are noticeably trending to the positive.”

If one stat has a bonus value of 0 to 7, Blanche will say: “Its stats are not out of the norm, in my opinion.” Blanche is still encouraging, even if the bonus value is low.


Blanche’s Statements 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. Perhaps it will play a role in battles or in trades. For now, Blanche comments on every size of your Pokemon. (Unlike Spark, who has so far only been noted to comment on extra small Pokemon.) If your Pokemon is XL, Blanche will say: “The size of your (Pokemon) is…colossal. This is indeed exceptional. Fascinating!” If your Pokemon is XS, Blanche says: “Your (Pokemon) is tinier than any we have on record. Astounding.” Large and Small Pokemon get a similar response: “Your (Pokemon) is above (or below) average in size.” Apparently no Pokemon is normal in size.

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