Effort level

Effort levels (Japanese: がんばレベル Tenacious Level), referred to internally as Ganbaru values, are a mechanic introduced in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Effort levels take the place of effort values from previous games.

Gaining effort levels

The Pokémon's original effort level for each stat is based on its IV for that stat.

IV value Initial Effort Level
31 3
26 to 30 2
20 to 25 1
Less than 20 0

Effort levels can then be raised further by using Grit items. The item needed depends on the current effort level of the stat to be raised:

Item name Min level Max level
Grit Dust 0 3
Grit Gravel 3 5
Grit Pebble 6 8
Grit Rock 9 10

These items are found by releasing Pokémon, dropped by certain Pokémon after defeating them (such as Alpha Pokémon), or by exchanging lower tier versions of them at the Training Area in Jubilife Village.

Calculation

The Pokémon's stats are calculated using the following formulae. The final values are rounded to the nearest integer.

{\displaystyle {\begin{aligned}HP&=\left\lfloor ({Level \over 100}+1)\times Base+Level\right\rfloor +ELB\\OtherStat&=\left\lfloor {\Bigl \lfloor }{\frac {({\frac {Level}{50}}+1)\times Base}{1.5}}{\Bigr \rfloor }\times Nature\right\rfloor +ELB\\\\ELB&={\frac {{\sqrt {Base}}\times Multiplier+Level}{2.5}}\end{aligned}}}

where:

• ${\displaystyle Base}$ is the Pokémon species' base stat for that stat
• ${\displaystyle Level}$ is the Pokémon's level
• ${\displaystyle Nature}$ is 0.9 if the Pokémon's has a hindering Nature, 1.1 if it has a helpful Nature, and 1 otherwise.
• ${\displaystyle ELB}$ is the effort level bonus, directly added to the Pokémon's stat.
• ${\displaystyle Multiplier}$ is the effort level multiplier, which is determined from the effort level as follows:
Effort Level Multiplier
0 0
1 2
2 3
3 4
4 7
5 8
6 9
7 14
8 15
9 16
10 25

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 奮鬥等級
Mandarin 奋斗等级
French Niveau d’effort
German Leistungslevel
Italian Livello di impegno
Korean 노력 레벨을
Spanish Nivel de esfuerzo

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