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Perfect IV Roselia: Pokemon GO Trainer Guide

The perfect IV Roselia in Pokemon GO could lead to a powerful Roserade on any trainer's team.
The perfect IV Roselia in Pokemon GO could lead to a powerful Roserade on any trainer's team. / Niantic Labs

The perfect IV Roselia in Pokemon GO could lead to a powerful Roserade on any trainer's team.

Catching a perfect individual value (IV) Pokemon in any game can be tough—but Pokemon GO distinctly makes it no simple task. Instead of producing exact values for each stat, Niantic Labs chose to let team leaders tell trainers the worth of three major aspects: health, defense, and stamina. Obviously, the height of the stat directly translates to the power of the Pokemon.

Following the Feb. 7 Roselia Community Day, we've outlined everything there is to know about a perfect IV Roselia.

Perfect IV Roselia Pokemon GO

Perfect IV Pokemon are extremely powerful to have on any team. With few true grass-type powerhouses available, it reasons that Roserade's sharp rise to prominence had led trainers scrambling to catch one.

One way to tell a Pokemon's IV in Pokemon GO is by its CP value. Pokemon who can reach a high CP value tend to have IV's of the same weight. We've taken the liberty to list some of the major "level" checkpoints and the CP Roselia should have below:

  • Level 15: 801
  • Level 20: 1068
  • Level 25: 1335
  • Level 30: 1603
  • Level 35: 1736
  • Level 40: 1870
  • Level 45: 1990
  • Level 50: 2114

Another way—perhaps the easiest—is to ask for an appraisal from the trainer's team leader. Candela, Spark, or Blanche will appear and detail each important detail of the selected Pokemon. They will also display a small graphic at the bottom left corner of the screen with a visual representation of the three core stats we mentioned before. Perfect IV Pokemon will have each stat bar completely filled and be marked with three bright stars.

As breeding isn't available in Pokemon GO, the best way to go about finding a perfect IV Roselia is to catch as many as possible. February's Community Day was a good opportunity for this due to the Pokemon's specifically increased spawn rate. Those who missed the event can find Roselia in wooded areas, gardens, and parks.

These CP values are likely to change once Roselia evolves into Roserade or if trainers are attempting to measure its pre-evolved form, Budew. Originally introduced in the Sinnoh region, Budew can be evolved into Roselia with 25 candies. In turn, Roselia can evolve into Roserade using 100 candies and a Sinnoh stone.