Guide to breeding pokemon with Perfect or near-Perfect IVs ver 1.1

Terotrous
Posted: 10/24/2013 9:01:23 AM
- Every Pokemon also has a nature, which raises one stat by 10% and lowers another by 10%. If you lower a stat your pokemon doesn't need, this basically amounts to a 10% boost to a chosen stat, so having the right nature is essential for raising strong pokemon. Natures are chosen randomly when pokemon are born, but if either parent holds the Everstone, every baby will have the parent's nature. When encountering a wild pokemon, if the first pokemon in your party has the ability "Synchronize", all wild pokemon have a 50% chance to have the same nature as that pokemon.

- To breed two pokemon, leave both of them with the Day-Care Couple on Route 7, which is west of Camphrier Town, and bike back and forth along that route. When the man outside turns to face you, he has an egg for you, bike around some more until it hatches.

- Not all pokemon can breed with each other, each pokemon belongs to one or more "Egg Groups" that determine what it can breed with. The exception is Ditto, who can breed with any pokemon except those who cannot breed at all. Due to the fact that he can breed with anyone, Ditto is immensely valuable when passing down IVs. Genderless pokemon can only breed with Ditto if at all.

- When you breed pokemon, the baby is always the same species as the female. If breeding with a ditto, the baby is always the same species as the pokemon that isn't Ditto. Dittos cannot breed with other Dittos, so you can never hatch a Ditto.

- Every Pokemon also has an ability that affects how it battles. For every pokemon, at least two abilities are possible, and many have 3 possibilities. Of these abilities, one is always the "hidden ability" (or HA) which is special because it can't be found through normal encounters. Pokemon possessing their hidden ability can be found in the friend safari and through horde battles, and a Pokemon that knows its hidden ability can pass it down to a baby of their own species. You can not pass down hidden abilities to babies of a different species, for example an HA male Lucario and a non-HA female Fennekin cannot hatch an HA Fennekin. Ditto can also never pass down its hidden ability.

- When breeding, the ability babies are born with is random, but it is heavily weighted towards the female's ability (or the non-ditto's ability if using a Ditto). This means that you should try to use pokemon with the desired ability for breeding stock.

- How fast pokemon produce eggs depends on their species and OT. Pokemon caught or bred by you of different species (for example, a pokemon you hatched and a ditto you caught) have the worst breeding rate ("The pokemon don't seem to like each other much"). The breeding rate can be improved if you either got the pokemon in a trade or if the pokemon are the same species. "They seem to get along very well!" is the optimal breeding rate, but even "They seem to get along" (use the same species) is a fairly big boost.

- Pokemon can also inherit moves when they are born. If both parent pokemon know a move, and the baby can learn it via level up or TM, it will be born with it. More importantly, though, Pokemon can be born with some moves they would not normally learn (called "Egg Moves", check Serebii.net to see what Egg Moves are possible for each Pokemon) if one of the parents knows the move. Since Pokemon cannot learn these moves normally, the way to create a baby pokemon that knows this move is to breed a female of your desired species with a male of another species in the same egg group that knows the desired move. Note that females can now pass down egg moves too, so you can bring in multiple egg moves by breeding them onto a female and then changing the male pokemon.
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Terotrous
Posted: 10/24/2013 8:51:30 AM
- Every Pokemon also has a nature, which raises one stat by 10% and lowers another by 10%. If you lower a stat your pokemon doesn't need, this basically amounts to a 10% boost to a chosen stat, so having the right nature is essential for raising strong pokemon. Natures are chosen randomly when pokemon are born, but if either parent holds the Everstone, every baby will have the parent's nature. When encountering a wild pokemon, if the first pokemon in your party has the ability "Synchronize", all wild pokemon have a 50% chance to have the same nature as that pokemon.

- To breed two pokemon, leave both of them with the Day-Care Couple on Route 7, which is west of Camphrier Town, and bike back and forth along that route. When the man outside turns to face you, he has an egg for you, bike around some more until it hatches.

- Not all pokemon can breed with each other, each pokemon belongs to one or more "Egg Groups" that determine what it can breed with. The exception is Ditto, who can breed with any pokemon except those who cannot breed at all. Due to the fact that he can breed with anyone, Ditto is immensely valuable when passing down IVs. Genderless pokemon can only breed with Ditto if at all.

- When you breed pokemon, the baby is always the same species as the female. If breeding with a ditto, the baby is always the same species as the pokemon that isn't Ditto. Dittos cannot breed with other Dittos, so you can never hatch a Ditto.

- Every Pokemon also has an ability that affects how it battles. For every pokemon, at least two abilities are possible, and many have 3 possibilities. Of these abilities, one is always the "hidden ability" (or HA) which is special because it can't be found through normal encounters. Pokemon possessing their hidden ability can be found in the friend safari and through horde battles, and a Pokemon that knows its hidden ability can pass it down to a baby of their own species. You can not pass down hidden abilities to babies of a different species, for example an HA male Lucario and a non-HA female Fennekin cannot hatch an HA Fennekin. Ditto can also never pass down its hidden ability.

- When breeding, the ability babies are born with is random, but it is heavily weighted towards the female's ability (or the non-ditto's ability if using a Ditto). This means that you should try to use pokemon with the desired ability for breeding stock.

- How fast pokemon produce eggs depends on their species and OT. Pokemon caught or bred by you of different species (for example, a pokemon you hatched and ditto) have the worst breeding rate ("The pokemon don't seem to like each other much"). The breeding rate can be improved if you either got the pokemon in a trade or if the pokemon are the same species. "They seem to get along very well!" is the optimal breeding rate, but even "They seem to get along" (use the same species) is a fairly big boost.

- Pokemon can also inherit moves when they are born. If both parent pokemon know a move, and the baby can learn it via level up or TM, it will be born with it. More importantly, though, Pokemon can be born with some moves they would not normally learn (called "Egg Moves", check Serebii.net to see what Egg Moves are possible for each Pokemon) if one of the parents knows the move. Since Pokemon cannot learn these moves normally, the way to create a baby pokemon that knows this move is to breed a female of your desired species with a male of another species in the same egg group that knows the desired move. Note that females can now pass down egg moves too, so you can bring in multiple egg moves by breeding them onto a female and then changing the male pokemon.

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Terotrous
Posted: 10/24/2013 8:53:24 AM
- Every Pokemon also has a nature, which raises one stat by 10% and lowers another by 10%. If you lower a stat your pokemon doesn't need, this basically amounts to a 10% boost to a chosen stat, so having the right nature is essential for raising strong pokemon. Natures are chosen randomly when pokemon are born, but if either parent holds the Everstone, every baby will have the parent's nature. When encountering a wild pokemon, if the first pokemon in your party has the ability "Synchronize", all wild pokemon have a 50% chance to have the same nature as that pokemon.

- To breed two pokemon, leave both of them with the Day-Care Couple on Route 7, which is west of Camphrier Town, and bike back and forth along that route. When the man outside turns to face you, he has an egg for you, bike around some more until it hatches.

- Not all pokemon can breed with each other, each pokemon belongs to one or more "Egg Groups" that determine what it can breed with. The exception is Ditto, who can breed with any pokemon except those who cannot breed at all. Due to the fact that he can breed with anyone, Ditto is immensely valuable when passing down IVs. Genderless pokemon can only breed with Ditto if at all.

- When you breed pokemon, the baby is always the same species as the female. If breeding with a ditto, the baby is always the same species as the pokemon that isn't Ditto. Dittos cannot breed with other Dittos, so you can never hatch a Ditto.

- Every Pokemon also has an ability that affects how it battles. For every pokemon, at least two abilities are possible, and many have 3 possibilities. Of these abilities, one is always the "hidden ability" (or HA) which is special because it can't be found through normal encounters. Pokemon possessing their hidden ability can be found in the friend safari and through horde battles, and a Pokemon that knows its hidden ability can pass it down to a baby of their own species. You can not pass down hidden abilities to babies of a different species, for example an HA male Lucario and a non-HA female Fennekin cannot hatch an HA Fennekin. Ditto can also never pass down its hidden ability.

- When breeding, the ability babies are born with is random, but it is heavily weighted towards the female's ability (or the non-ditto's ability if using a Ditto). This means that you should try to use pokemon with the desired ability for breeding stock.

- How fast pokemon produce eggs depends on their species and OT. Pokemon caught or bred by you of different species (for example, a pokemon you hatched and ditto) have the worst breeding rate ("The pokemon don't seem to like each other much"). The breeding rate can be improved if you either got the pokemon in a trade or if the pokemon are the same species. "They seem to get along very well!" is the optimal breeding rate, but even "They seem to get along" (use the same species) is a fairly big boost.

- Pokemon can also inherit moves when they are born. If both parent pokemon know a move, and the baby can learn it via level up or TM, it will be born with it. More importantly, though, Pokemon can be born with some moves they would not normally learn (called "Egg Moves", check Serebii.net to see what Egg Moves are possible for each Pokemon) if one of the parents knows the move. Since Pokemon cannot learn these moves normally, the way to create a baby pokemon that knows this move is to breed a female of your desired species with a male of another species in the same egg group that knows the desired move. Note that females can now pass down egg moves too, so you can bring in multiple egg moves by breeding them onto a female and then changing the male pokemon.
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