I just found out about how hidden powers are determined, and how it's based on IVs. For hidden power fire, for instance, speed IVs are 30, not 31.
So here's my question: I have a Pokemon that carries hidden power fire, and I have 31 speed IVs put into it. Does that extra speed IV get counted in battle, or will I always lose what would otherwise have been speed ties with that Pokemon? Because according to what I've read, a Pokemon with hidden power fire should not be able to get maximum speed.