Hey, was watching RBY speedruns the other day, and got me thinking about how one would build a competitive team in-game, just out of intruige. So after a little research, I discovered IV's are 0-15, for 4 stats (Attack, Defence, Special and Speed) and that the last binary value of each of these stats makes up the HP IV. This means, ideally, we want 15 in each stat. This means the odds of getting a perfect pokemon are 16^4, or 1/65,536. 16 becuase 0 counts as a value. Of course, some pokemon don't use attack, so for those one can use 16^3 (1/4096). Special is always needed as it is both special attack and special defence. EDIT: doh, silly, we need the last (binary) digit of attack to be 1 and not 0, so that doubles the denominator so its actually 1/8192) IV checking can be done through Rare Candying, but of course one must teach the moves required as there is no going back to forgotten moves (unless soft reset obviously, but that wouldn't work for catching legends). EDIT: does timemachine to g/s/c, learning old moves then timemaching back work? I presume some moves might be R/B/Y exclusive? Stat Exp: so IIRC its 255 in every stat maxed out? I wonder what the best area is to train this? Obviously level 100 pokemon need to be boxed and unboxed for the stats to apply. All of this is me guessing from bits of information I recall etc, so I could be wrong on a lot of it, feel free to correct me! I joined competitive battling around the end of the G/S IRC bots, such as netbattle was coming on the scene, so never did anything competitive in RBY, and was just intrigued as to how someone could do it. Thoughts? Have I missed tricks/got elements wrong? Are there IDs/unobtainable IV combos? Also, does the ball you catch with effect the data of a pokemon in RBY? If one were to missingno glitch infinite master balls, would caught pokemon with it have that data stored? Is the mew glitch mew have set IVs or varying ones? Where would one save to reset to try for straight 15s? Discuss!