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breeding help.....

#1Flare1748Posted 11/10/2013 3:02:55 PM
iam not sure if iam doing this wrong or what or is my luck that bad....

i wanted to make a flawless 5x IV sylveon with a Bold nature and Wish

i wanted 31/x/31/31/31/31 IVs on her.....iam also being alittle picky but it has to be a female but iam not to worried about that right now il suffer over that later.....

the parents: Mother eevee has 31/x/31/x/31/31 IVs and Wish with bold nature (ever stone)
Father eevee has x/x/31/31/31/x IVs with Bold nature (Destiny Knot)

ive been breeding them countlessly for 4 days, i have nearly 4 boxes full of eevees now.....all i ever get are the same eevees going 31/x/31/x/31/31 most the time again and never EVER getting with with Sp.attack as a 31 IV....at all am i really that unlucky? or am i doing something wrong....i never really been into breeding until X and Y came out and ive been reading alot of ways to do it....i hatch 5 eggs every few minutes ive had to release so many eevees already all i do is release them now....

am i just that unlucky?
#2Flare1748(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 3:24:35 PM
bump
#3dmaster342Posted 11/10/2013 3:32:39 PM(edited)
Do you have any Male Eevees that have Special Attack and three other IVs? I'd imagine you would have gotten one during your breeding that you could replace the father and increase your chances greatly of getting a 5 IV one.

If you haven't gotten a single one that is that, you're just very very very unlucky.
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#4Flare1748(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 3:36:52 PM
actually i just looked and i do have 1 male eevee 31/x/31/31/31/x its only an HP IV upgrade from the current father iam replacing them now
#5dmaster342Posted 11/10/2013 3:39:03 PM(edited)
Flare1748 posted...
actually i just looked and i do have 1 male eevee 31/x/31/31/31/x its only an HP IV upgrade from the current father iam replacing them now


Your odds of getting a 5 now is 1/24. The breed from now shouldn't take that long at all.
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#6Flare1748(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 3:42:27 PM
just want to understand what is it that i was doing wrong possibly and what different did it really make just adding this father eevee which only had the HP IV extra as well? what was i really doing wrong that made special attack so rare to land on
#7dmaster342Posted 11/10/2013 4:26:51 PM
Flare1748 posted...
just want to understand what is it that i was doing wrong possibly and what different did it really make just adding this father eevee which only had the HP IV extra as well? what was i really doing wrong that made special attack so rare to land on


The special attack not passing was just luck. Since one parent has it, it's only a 1/2 chance of passing and that's assuming that the Destiny Knot doesn't randomly pick Special Attack which is a 5/6 chance. So about a 5/12 chance that the babies have Special Attack which is pretty close to 50%. Whenever anything is 50%, you either get really lucky or really unlucky from what I've found. I've used Synchronizers before and gotten 5+ with wrong Natures on things. Same with flipping heads or tails constantly.

Now that the mother and father have HP, it increases the odds that the babies will have that stat pass on (a 10/12 or 5/6 chance). And that will increase your odds for a 5 IV baby overall and cuts your breeding time down. If you didn't replace the Male with the better one, your odds of the 5 IV baby was 1/48 so the difference is substantial.
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#8Flare1748(Topic Creator)Posted 11/10/2013 6:38:12 PM
finally! thank you so much i actually landed a (female) eevee like i wanted with bold nature and 5 flawless IVs on HP, Defense, Sp attack, Sp Defense, and speed! so happy now i can have my sp def sylveon wall :D with wish! thanks again for the help i needed