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This guide will show you how to unlock the Judge Function and check your Pokemon's IVs in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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Throughout the series, a Pokemon's IVs have remained hidden values, and in Sword and Shield they remain difficult to find. To check a Pokemon's IVs, you must unlock the Judge Function. The Judge Function is mainly used for making teams for competitive play, as you can use it to check the IVs of Pokemon when breeding them much more easily than before.
You can unlock the Battle Tower by finishing the main story of Pokemon Sword and Shield and going to the Battle Tower in Wyndon.
You need to win 6 times in either Single or Double battles in the Battle Tower to get the Judge Function, as a reward for unlocking the Pokeball Tier. After winning 6 battles, you will be rewarded with the Judge Function and will be able to use it at any time.
Go to Options by tapping X in the joy con.
Go and choose the Pokemon in the menu.
Go to your boxes by tapping R on the joy con. You can also go to a Rotom terminal in any Pokemon Center to access your boxes.
Tap the + icon on the Joy-Con to view the stats of your Pokemon. Ratings which represent your Pokemon's IVs will be displayed at the right side of the screen.
|Decent||1 - 10|
|Pretty Good||11 - 20|
|Very Good||21 - 29|
|How to Check Your Pokemon's IVs||How to Increase IVs|
|Natures & Abilities|
|How to Change a Pokemon's Nature||How to Get Hidden Abilities|
|Eggs & Breeding|
|How to Learn Egg Moves||How to Breed & Hatch Strong Pokemon|
|EVs, Pokerus, & Leveling Up|
|How to EV Train Fast and Reset EVs||Pokerus Effects and How to Infect Your Pokemon|
|How to Level Up Fast|
|Building Good Teams|
|How to Build a Defensive Team|
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