Pidgey 100% perfect IV stats, shiny Pidget in Pokémon Go

This week’s Spotlight focuses on the Tiny Bird Pokémon, making it the perfect time to catch a perfect Pidgey in Pokémon Go.

While this isn’t the first time Pidgey has taken center stage in Pokémon Go (it’s not even the first time it’s had a featured hour with this exact bonus), there are plenty of reasons why you shouldn’t overlook the humble Pidgey. The evolved form of him, Pidgeot, not only has a Mega Evolution, but is also decent at competitive play.

If you don’t want to get a Pidgey, the other attraction of this week’s Spotlight Hour is the special bonus that runs alongside the event: the Double Evolution XP Bonus.

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Pidgey IV stats 100% perfect in Pokémon Go

This week’s Featured Hour is a great opportunity to catch a Pidgey with perfect IV stats.


“Perfect” means two things in Pokémon Go, depending on how you plan to use a given Pokémon. First, there’s the max build, 100% IV, which is the 15/15/15 you’re looking for for your 4* Pokédex, Raids, and Master League. However, because of how CP is calculated using three stats, a perfect Pokémon IV is usually just the best version of itself in the Master League.

Of course, you can’t see a Pokémon’s IV without catching it first, but with a little research beforehand, you can quickly spot a perfect Pidgey based on CP alone.

If you’re at level 30 (or higher), you’ll ideally be looking for the following CPs for a perfect 15/15/15 Pidgey:

  • Level 30 (Max Wild CP) – 583 CP
  • Level 35 (Weather-Boosted Wild Max CP: 632 CP
  • The wild CP value aligns with your trainer level until you reach level 30, and since the majority of the player base is now above this level, we’ve kept these values ​​for the sake of simplicity. However, these values ​​will be different if you are currently below level 30.

    Is Pidgeot good at PvP?

    Pidgeot is excellent almost everywhere, except in the Master League, where Ice-type Pokémon keep even the bravest bird at bay.

    In Great League and Ultra League you are looking at one of the strongest Pokémon in the meta, both running Wing Attack, Feather Dance and Brave Bird. Note that if you want to create one with these moves, you will need to use Elite Fast TM to get the exclusive Wing Attack move.


    The reason Pidgeot is so good is mainly the combination of the fast-charging Wing Attack, along with the Feather Dance debuff, which reduces the opponent’s attack by two stages. After this, it matters much less that Brave Bird lowers your defense by three stages, due to how incredibly hard he hits.

    So while using Pidgeot successfully can be a bit tricky, simply showing up with one will put your opponents at a disadvantage as they’ll burn through their shields trying to stay alive.

    The disadvantage is that you are executing mono-Flying movements; Without any cover, there are some matchups you simply won’t win. This means you need to know your matchups and know when to switch. In Great League you can expect to beat Trevenant, Sableye, Medicham, Noctowl, and Swampert (which is a reasonable set of wins) while losing to Bastiodon, Lanturn, Registeel, Galarian Stunfisk, and Skarmory (again, a reasonable set of losses). .

    Ultra League is where Pidgeot shines the most and is currently one of the top three Pokémon in terms of its placement in the meta. While you still lose to Galarian Stunfisk, Ice-types like Walrein and Alolan Ninetails, and players like Obstagoon and Empoleon, your wins are still very solid. You can still beat Trevenant and Swampert here, but you can add Talonflame, Giratina, and Cresselia to your win list, which puts you in a very good position.

    The problem is simply its CP range: a perfect 15/15/15 Pidgeot caps out at 2407 CP, meaning it’s woefully underpowered in the Master League. You won’t win here, so play to your strengths in the lower leagues.

    If you’re looking for a perfect PvP Pidgey, you’re looking at a 0/14/14 for Great League (CP 1498 at level 27) and a 15/15/15 for Ultra League (CP 2407 at level 50). .

    The Season of Adventure Abundance is here! Its first event is A Paldean Adventure, which sees the true launch of Gen 9 and the special research mission A Paldean Adventure. You can also work on the Timed Investigation: Master Ball mission and compete in Go Battle League. Be sure to compete in Shadow Raids, complete routes, use Daily Adventure Incense for a chance to encounter Galarian Articuno, Galarian Zapdos, and Galarian Moltres. This incense can also give you encounters with other rare Pokémon in Pokémon Go.

    Is there a shiny Pidgey in Pokémon Go?

    Yeah! Released in June 2019, there is a shiny Pidgey in Pokémon Go. Since then it’s also had a Community Day, so a shiny Pidgey is far from a rarity.

    Everything in Pidgey’s evolution line is Normal/Flying type. (Image via

    Spotlight Hours, unlike Community Days, do not have an enhanced brightness rate, so when you search for a shiny Pidgey, you will do so at the usual brightness rates in this work. This means that if you really want a shiny Pidgey, you should make the most of this hour!

    What does the shiny Pidgey look like?

    Shiny Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Rattata, and Raticate were released at the start of Pokémon Day 2019. As you can see in the preview below, our favorite pigeons basically go Super Saiyan, turn golden in color, and turn blonde.

    While it’s not the most ambitious set of shinies in the game, they seem pretty effective. Just keep in mind that in bright light it can be difficult to spot if your Pidgey is shiny, so keep an eye out for the flashes when a shiny Pokémon appears!

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    Thanks to Reddit user Suskyxlops for the handy preview!

    Other tips for this hour of attention

    Besides trying to catch a perfect Shiny Pidgey in Pokémon Go, there are a couple of other good reasons to participate in this week’s Spotlight. The vast majority of players who show up for this Featured Hour will undoubtedly do so to enjoy the special one-hour bonus below:

    • The best reason is, of course, the double evolution XP bonus that runs throughout the hour. This gives you the opportunity to accumulate a lot of XP very quickly, so you can increase your trainer level. The best way to do this is to have two tags in your Pokémon storage dedicated to this time. The first is the things you want to evolve and keep (usually strong Pokémon and Pokémon you need to evolve to update your Pokédex) and the things you want to evolve and transfer. This second box should contain all of the 12 candy Pokémon. The search string to quickly find all of these rated less than 3* is: 0*,1*,2*&10,13,16,265,293,519&!shiny
    • If you’re a newcomer, this Featured Hour is the perfect time to collect enough Pidgey candy to fully evolve this Pokémon and record its evolution, Pidgeot, in your Pokédex.
    • Thanks to Pidgey being a Normal and Flying-type Pokémon, catching a bunch during this Featured Hour will add progress to your respective catch bonus medals.

    Remember: Spotlight Hour events only last one hour: from 6 pm to 7 pm (local time). Next week’s Spotlight Hour is all about Woobat and the accompanying double-catch Stardust bonus.

    Good luck finding a perfect shiny Pidgey!

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