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

    2 years ago #5
    The Masuda Method:

    - Every Pokemon can also come in two possible colours, the standard one, and an alternate colour that is referred to as a "Shiny". The colour does not affect their battle performance in any way, it is purely cosmetic.

    - Shinies are ludicrously rare (about 1 in 8000), but there is a way to hatch them with slightly better odds. If you breed two pokemon from different regions, you now have a 5 in 8000 chance to get a Shiny.

    - You can combine this with IV breeding if you have a parent pokemon from a different region. The best way to do this is to get to the final step, then find someone on the trading boards from a different region and swap high-IV male pokemon. Remember, you only need to find a pokemon from the same egg group for Masuda breeding.
    Alternatively you could try trading someone a different region some eggs and have them send them back to you after they hatch.

    - Unfortunately, you can't replace this traded pokemon with a superior baby if you want to get the Shiny, because every egg you hatch is always considered to originate from your region. And note that hatching a shiny still takes absurdly long.

    - And no, there's no way to pass down Shininess to a baby. Shiny Pokemon aren't any more likely to have Shiny babies than anything else.


    So how long does this process take?

    Luck is always a factor, and so is how long a pokemon's eggs take to hatch and the ratio of male to female pokemon for that species. On average, once you are set up, a 4 perfect pokemon should take about 20-30 minutes, and a 5 perfect takes about 2-3 hours. 6 perfect will probably take about 5-10 hours. A shiny could be the rest of your natural life.


    Credits and useful sites:

    http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml
    This site is the #1 resource on all things pokemon. It shows the full list of moves for each pokemon and has tons of information about anything you could ever want.

    http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_breeding
    Bulbapedia also has loads of information and I had to consult their breeding guide a couple times for minor points of clarification.
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    Previous Versions
    2 years ago
    Now you can post. This should clarify pretty much all of the common questions that the previous version of the breeding guide had.
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    2 years ago
    The Masuda Method:

    - Every Pokemon can also come in two possible colours, the standard one, and an alternate colour that is referred to as a "Shiny".

    - Shinies are ludicrously rare (about 1 in 8000), but there is a way to hatch them with slightly better odds. If you breed two pokemon from different regions, you now have a 5 in 8000 chance to get a Shiny.

    - You can combine this with IV breeding if you have a parent pokemon from a different region. The best way to do this is to get to the final step, then find someone on the trading boards from a different region and swap high-IV male pokemon. Remember, you only need to find a pokemon from the same egg group for Masuda breeding.

    - Unfortunately, you can't replace this traded pokemon with a superior baby if you want to get the Shiny, because every egg you hatch is always considered to originate from your region. And note that hatching a shiny still takes absurdly long.
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    http://terosclassicgaming.blogspot.com/ - Watch me beat "NES Rampart"
    http://www.backloggery.com/tero - My backloggery
    2 years ago
    The Masuda Method:

    - Every Pokemon can also come in two possible colours, the standard one, and an alternate colour that is referred to as a "Shiny". The colour does not affect their battle performance in any way, it is purely cosmetic.

    - Shinies are ludicrously rare (about 1 in 8000), but there is a way to hatch them with slightly better odds. If you breed two pokemon from different regions, you now have a 5 in 8000 chance to get a Shiny.

    - You can combine this with IV breeding if you have a parent pokemon from a different region. The best way to do this is to get to the final step, then find someone on the trading boards from a different region and swap high-IV male pokemon. Remember, you only need to find a pokemon from the same egg group for Masuda breeding.

    - Unfortunately, you can't replace this traded pokemon with a superior baby if you want to get the Shiny, because every egg you hatch is always considered to originate from your region. And note that hatching a shiny still takes absurdly long.

    - And no, there's no way to pass down Shininess to a baby. Shiny Pokemon aren't any more likely to have Shiny babies than anything else.
    ---
    http://terosclassicgaming.blogspot.com/ - Watch me beat "NES Rampart"
    http://www.backloggery.com/tero - My backloggery
    2 years ago
    The Masuda Method:

    - Every Pokemon can also come in two possible colours, the standard one, and an alternate colour that is referred to as a "Shiny". The colour does not affect their battle performance in any way, it is purely cosmetic.

    - Shinies are ludicrously rare (about 1 in 8000), but there is a way to hatch them with slightly better odds. If you breed two pokemon from different regions, you now have a 5 in 8000 chance to get a Shiny.

    - You can combine this with IV breeding if you have a parent pokemon from a different region. The best way to do this is to get to the final step, then find someone on the trading boards from a different region and swap high-IV male pokemon. Remember, you only need to find a pokemon from the same egg group for Masuda breeding.

    - Unfortunately, you can't replace this traded pokemon with a superior baby if you want to get the Shiny, because every egg you hatch is always considered to originate from your region. And note that hatching a shiny still takes absurdly long.

    - And no, there's no way to pass down Shininess to a baby. Shiny Pokemon aren't any more likely to have Shiny babies than anything else.


    So how long does this process take?

    Luck is always a factor, and so is how long a pokemon's eggs take to hatch and the ratio of male to female pokemon for that species. On average, once you are set up, a 4 perfect pokemon should take about 20-30 minutes, and a 5 perfect takes about 2-3 hours. 6 perfect will probably take about 5-10 hours. A shiny could be the rest of your natural life.
    ---
    http://terosclassicgaming.blogspot.com/ - Watch me beat "NES Rampart"
    http://www.backloggery.com/tero - My backloggery
    2 years ago
    The Masuda Method:

    - Every Pokemon can also come in two possible colours, the standard one, and an alternate colour that is referred to as a "Shiny". The colour does not affect their battle performance in any way, it is purely cosmetic.

    - Shinies are ludicrously rare (about 1 in 8000), but there is a way to hatch them with slightly better odds. If you breed two pokemon from different regions, you now have a 5 in 8000 chance to get a Shiny.

    - You can combine this with IV breeding if you have a parent pokemon from a different region. The best way to do this is to get to the final step, then find someone on the trading boards from a different region and swap high-IV male pokemon. Remember, you only need to find a pokemon from the same egg group for Masuda breeding.

    - Unfortunately, you can't replace this traded pokemon with a superior baby if you want to get the Shiny, because every egg you hatch is always considered to originate from your region. And note that hatching a shiny still takes absurdly long.

    - And no, there's no way to pass down Shininess to a baby. Shiny Pokemon aren't any more likely to have Shiny babies than anything else.


    So how long does this process take?

    Luck is always a factor, and so is how long a pokemon's eggs take to hatch and the ratio of male to female pokemon for that species. On average, once you are set up, a 4 perfect pokemon should take about 20-30 minutes, and a 5 perfect takes about 2-3 hours. 6 perfect will probably take about 5-10 hours. A shiny could be the rest of your natural life.


    Credits and useful sites:

    http://www.serebii.net/index2.shtml
    This site is the #1 resource on all things pokemon. It shows the full list of moves for each pokemon and has tons of information about anything you could ever want.

    http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Pok%C3%A9mon_breeding
    Bulbapedia also has loads of information and I had to consult their breeding guide a couple times for minor points of clarification.
    ---
    http://terosclassicgaming.blogspot.com/ - Watch me beat "NES Rampart"
    http://www.backloggery.com/tero - My backloggery