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I still don't understand the IV breeding process, even after the guide.

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3 years ago#1
So I have two of these Pokemon:

Ditto: Attack, Special Defense, Speed
Larvesta: Attack, Special Attack, Speed

How do I get my Larvesta to inherit the Special Defense from Ditto while keeping all 3 other IV stats (Attack, SP.A and Speed) from it? I gave the Ditto a Power Item that always passes the Special Defense to the baby.

Should I find a different Ditto, considering both my Larvesta and Ditto have the same perfect IVs (Attack and Speed) ?

Hope you can understand this messed up question.
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3 years ago#2
At this point, you shouldn't be using any power item, since you have more than 5 perfect stats with your 2 parents combined. Slap on a Destiny Knot + Everstone (on the pokemon with the desired), and hope you get lucky :)

Here's a tip though, try using a DIFFERENT Ditto and / or Larvesta, as inheriting the perfect "ATK" stat from both your parents is POINTLESS. Larvesta is supposed to be a SPECIAL ATTACKER so the perfect 31 in ATK is going to be useless
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3 years ago#3
Thanks hoangvin. So would it be even better to get both different Ditto and Larvesta that don't have perfect IVs in ATK but have 3 Perfect IVs each?

And

hoangvin posted...
At this point, you shouldn't be using any power item, since you have more than 5 perfect stats with your 2 parents combined. Slap on a Destiny Knot + Everstone (on the pokemon with the desired), and hope you get lucky :)


If only one perfect IV is different between the two parents (who have only 3), would it sitll be able to get 5 perfect, and not only 4?
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FC: 4124 - 5013 - 1344
3 years ago#4
Nightstar1994 posted...
Thanks hoangvin. So would it be even better to get both different Ditto and Larvesta that don't have perfect IVs in ATK but have 3 Perfect IVs each?

And

hoangvin posted...
At this point, you shouldn't be using any power item, since you have more than 5 perfect stats with your 2 parents combined. Slap on a Destiny Knot + Everstone (on the pokemon with the desired), and hope you get lucky :)


If only one perfect IV is different between the two parents (who have only 3), would it sitll be able to get 5 perfect, and not only 4?


Yeah, just keep swapping the parents with the ones you breed that have MORE IVs (Ex. Swap your 3IV Ditto for a 4IV Larvesta)

To your 2nd question, yeah its possible. The RNG only chooses 5 / 12 stats from your parents. As you know, pokemon have 6 stats... so the RNG will generate an RANDOM number between 0 - 31 for your last stat. However, the odds of the RNG picking 4 perfect stats from your parents AND THEN generating another 31 is pretty low
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3 years ago#5
The conclusion is then, to not to breed any more Ditto and Larvesta that have Perfect Attack stat and that don't share 2 other perfect stats with each other, right?

So if Ditto had [HP], [Sp. A], SP. D and Larvesta had [Sp. A], Speed and [HP] then they shouldn't be breeded with eachother, because the chance of getting another perfect stat is lower than when the perfect stats would differ.

If you can confirm this, I think it would help me understand things a lot better.
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FC: 4124 - 5013 - 1344
3 years ago#6
Nightstar1994 posted...
The conclusion is then, to not to breed any more Ditto and Larvesta that have Perfect Attack stat and that don't share 2 other perfect stats with each other, right?

If you can confirm this, I think it would help me understand things a lot better.


Yeah sure, if you don't want perfect ATK, then don't have perfect ATK on you parents.

Yeah its BETTER to have overlapping perfect stats between your 2 parents as it gives you a higher chance of inheriting that stat.
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3 years ago#7
Nightstar1994 posted...
The conclusion is then, to not to breed any more Ditto and Larvesta that have Perfect Attack stat and that don't share 2 other perfect stats with each other, right?

So if Ditto had [HP], [Sp. A], SP. D and Larvesta had [Sp. A], Speed and [HP] then they shouldn't be breeded with eachother, because the chance of getting another perfect stat is lower than when the perfect stats would differ.

If you can confirm this, I think it would help me understand things a lot better.


No...., you WANT overlap in the DESIRED stats, as it gives it a HIGHER chance of inheriting that stat
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3 years ago#8
Thanks! This means I need to get both a different Ditto and Larvesta that both don't have perfect ATK and continue from there.

Greetings.
Pokemon Y: Schneizel
FC: 4124 - 5013 - 1344
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