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I hate the Random Number God.

#1Lord_IchmaelPosted 12/28/2013 9:54:25 PM
I'm breeding Skarmories where I should have a 1/12.63 chance of getting a 31/31/31/x/31/31 with Sturdy, and am at 32. HP is the weak link where one parent doesn't have 31. So, naturally, I'm getting x/31/31/x/31/31 all over the place... Then, 13 hatched eggs in, I get one that the IV Checker tells me is 31/31/31/x/31/31 and think "Sweet!... Oh, crap, that means it almost certainly has Keen Eye... Yep, damn it." Now, at 32 eggs, I get a batch where 4 in a row all have 31 in HP, but of course, each of them lacks a 31 in one of the other 4 relevant stats- all of them different ones, too! It's like the game has a fetish for selecting Special Attack as an IV to pass down when I don't want it to. I've heard other stories like this before, and had a problem with the game almost endlessly throwing non-31/31/31/x/31/31 5 IV Adamant Swablus at me a few weeks ago I made a topic about too. Does hax luck apply to breeding, too?

... This gives me lots of Skarmory trade fodder. Almost 1/3 as much as the Swablus.
#2CharizardFirePosted 12/28/2013 9:58:03 PM
If you're getting frustrated, you could try to get an Ability Capsule to use on the one with the IV spread that you wanted.
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#3Lord_Ichmael(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 9:59:09 PM
Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Might be worth a shot. Too bad I blew >120 BP on other items today. Not too hard to grind for though.
#4Lord_Ichmael(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 10:03:28 PM
Hmm, compared to the Battle ___ doing things like Quick Claw + Horn Drill 3 times in a row, this is pretty tame...
#5Metal Gear RaxisPosted 12/28/2013 10:11:05 PM
I hate WoW missing.
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#6CharizardFirePosted 12/28/2013 10:12:04 PM
From: Lord_Ichmael | #004
Hmm, compared to the Battle ___ doing things like Quick Claw + Horn Drill 3 times in a row, this is pretty tame...

At least you get 1 BP per victory, instead of having to win multiple times in a row to get any BP...
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#7Lord_Ichmael(Topic Creator)Posted 12/28/2013 10:33:44 PM
True.

Finally got it 41 eggs in. There should be only a 3.39% chance of having to get that many, but... oh well, could have been worse.

I am never, ever going to try Masuda Method or anything else for a shiny. I just don't have the patience (or box space).
#8ColtCababaPosted 12/28/2013 10:35:22 PM
It is the Lord.

The Lord of screwjobs.
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