I was watching a video from Trainer Tips (link below) where he talked about the possibility of being able to train Pokemon you have already caught in order to improve the IVs, and honestly I think it’s a brilliant idea. His reasoning behind it was to stop the advantage of using maps and trackers to find perfect IV Pokemon. But I really really like the idea.
Let’s say you catch a 10/10/10 Mewtwo (very unlucky if so). To improve it to a perfect IV Mewtwo, you would need to improve each stat by 5. So what if, every time you battle with your Mewtwo and defeat a Pokemon, you work towards earning a “token” that can then be spent on improving one of those stats by 1. Now your Mewtwo is 11/10/10. Maybe you have to win 15 battles to earn a token (I haven’t thought that far ahead) but I really think it’s a cool idea and would encourage players to engage in regular gym battles instead of just raids.
I also think this would be a good way to introduce a competitive aspect to the game, whether it be PvP or a leader board system.
What are your thoughts on this? Would it ruin catching a 100 IV in the wild?
Trainer Tips video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMSU-YVLvNA