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I don't know how people IV Breed. I've wasted so much time today

#1XerunPosted 12/27/2013 12:19:28 AM
I'm going for a 31/x/31/31/31/31 modest hidden ability Abra either gender.
I've got two non modest HA abras and a 4iv modest HA abra. But it's been 3 hours if breeding since then and nothing. This is the worst
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#2Reginleif20Posted 12/27/2013 12:20:46 AM
Xerun posted...
I'm going for a 31/x/31/31/31/31 modest hidden ability Abra either gender.
I've got two non modest HA abras and a 4iv modest HA abra. But it's been 3 hours if breeding since then and nothing. This is the worst


This guy gets it
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#3The Fir CoatPosted 12/27/2013 12:21:12 AM
Xerun posted...
I'm going for a 31/x/31/31/31/31 modest hidden ability Abra either gender.
I've got two non modest HA abras and a 4iv modest HA abra. But it's been 3 hours if breeding since then and nothing. This is the worst


EVERSTONE
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#4Shigmiya64Posted 12/27/2013 12:22:27 AM
Reginleif20 posted...
Xerun posted...
I'm going for a 31/x/31/31/31/31 modest hidden ability Abra either gender.
I've got two non modest HA abras and a 4iv modest HA abra. But it's been 3 hours if breeding since then and nothing. This is the worst

This guy gets it

Since he somehow managed to get the wrong nature, it sounds like he doesn't.
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#5ZerocrossingsPosted 12/27/2013 12:22:33 AM
The Fir Coat posted...
Xerun posted...
I'm going for a 31/x/31/31/31/31 modest hidden ability Abra either gender.
I've got two non modest HA abras and a 4iv modest HA abra. But it's been 3 hours if breeding since then and nothing. This is the worst


EVERSTONE


This, geez people.
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#6IceCooleyPosted 12/27/2013 12:22:45 AM
If the ivs overlap so that both parents cover all the ivs (for example: 31/x/31/31/31/x + 31/x/31/31/x/31) and one has an everstone and the other has a destiny knot then you are just having really bad luck.

If so, I wish you better luck!
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#7marcov15Posted 12/27/2013 12:22:51 AM
Are you doing it right, though? You're supposed to switch out your non-4iv parents when a better one is born. That way it gets easier every time.
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#8Xerun(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 12:23:31 AM
The Fir Coat posted...
Xerun posted...
I'm going for a 31/x/31/31/31/31 modest hidden ability Abra either gender.
I've got two non modest HA abras and a 4iv modest HA abra. But it's been 3 hours if breeding since then and nothing. This is the worst


EVERSTONE


I didn't have anything Modest prior to starting. I'm now breeding my 5ivHA female holding destiny knot with my 4ivHA male modest holding everstone. It's been 3 hours since I've hatched that and no 5 IVs
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#9Reginleif20Posted 12/27/2013 12:24:51 AM
Shigmiya64 posted...
Reginleif20 posted...
Xerun posted...
I'm going for a 31/x/31/31/31/31 modest hidden ability Abra either gender.
I've got two non modest HA abras and a 4iv modest HA abra. But it's been 3 hours if breeding since then and nothing. This is the worst

This guy gets it

Since he somehow managed to get the wrong nature, it sounds like he doesn't.


Not really. For all we know he could be running SW, a spinblocker, and something else to deal w/ Flying/Levitate Pokemon
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#10TurtleatlawPosted 12/27/2013 12:28:06 AM
Hold on . . .

Xerun posted...
I've got two non modest HA abras

Are you not using Everstone to breed??

Xerun posted...
a 4iv modest HA abra.

Despite what this board might make you believe, you don't actually need 5 IVs to have a competitively viable or successful pokemon. For Alakazam, I would say his DEF is completely negligible. Any physical hit he takes will make him faint anyway. So, if you're having difficulty getting 5 IVs, a stat spread of
31/-/-/31/31/31 is , for all intents and purposes, the same for Alakazam.

If you're STILL having trouble, I would say that HP and Sp Def could also be negotiated. See if you can get
28~/-/-/31/28~/31

I say "28~" as a ballpark to mean that, it doesn't have to be perfect, but you probably don't want it to slip down too low either.

Sp Atk and Spd are non-negotiable. 31 is required.

Hope this helps and keep at it.

I would also point out that, if Abra is your first breeding project, you started off at a tough place. You're looking for a Hidden Ability and working with 75/25% male/female ratios. The male female ratio makes it harder for you to get a good female candidate along the way to improve your odds. The HA, which would, preferably be on the female, also makes this difficult.

If you're having trouble, start with another candidate in the "Humanshape" egg group that doesn't need a HA to be competitively viable, and has 50/50 male/female ratio. Once you hatch a 5IV (or better yet 6 IV) male in an egg group, breeding for everything else in that egg group will be much easier.

Hope this helps!
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