Perfect IV Magikarp Pokemon GO might be within your grasp this Community Day.
August Community Day will feature none other than everyone's favorite fish, Magikarp—and, hopefully, its evolution Gyarados. As a potential evolutionary catch, it makes sense that trainers would prioritize finding the best Magikarp of the bunch. This means three-stars, super strong, perfect IV Pokemon.
Here are some tips to find your Perfect IV Magikarp Pokemon GO.
Perfect IV Magikarp Pokemon GO: How to Get
The chances of catching a Perfect IV Pokemon are extremely slim. It is said to be even rarer than catching a shiny, being a one in nearly 4096 chance instead of the 450 for shinies. However, if the selected Pokemon is currently being weather boosted, that chance increases to a one in 1728.
Additionally, with the implementation of Pokemon GO's Team GO Rocket and their Shadow Pokemon, the chance to find better IVs also increased. Shadow Pokemon are a unique mutated case where, upon purification, the chance to find a powerful Pokemon underneath is severely increased. Purified Shadow Pokemon get a nice boost to their stats which may push them into "perfect" territory.
While these may seem like good strategies, there is one more piece of information trainers should know. The best chance to get a Perfect IV Pokemon may actually come from trading. Lucky Pokemon have a one in 64 chance of being Perfect or morphing into a Pokemon with Perfect IVs. This, of course, can be expensive over long distances. However, if you have the stardust, it may just be worth it.