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    Egg Group FAQ by Ratleh

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                                   Table of Contents                               
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    1. What Egg Groups Are [WHAT]
    2. Egg Groups Chart [CHRT]
    3. Passing Down Moves Through Chain Breeding [PASS]
    4. Legal Junk [LEGL]
    5. Contact Info [CNTC]
    
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                              1.  What Egg Groups Are                        [WHAT]
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    - IMAGE: ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    http://media.playhaven.com/jMHPmfdvLypzh1g1Fq65FQ/original/solaceon.PNG
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     To breed your Pokemon, just drop them off at the Daycare Center in Solaceon
    (shown above), then bike around until the man is facing east (this indicates
    that an egg was created). Talk to him with an empty party slot to get the egg.
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    An egg group is what determines whether two Pokemon are compatible or not, when
    breeding. Every Pokemon belongs to either one or two egg groups, no more. For
    example, Pikachu and Clefairy are both in the "Fairy" egg group, so they can
    successfully breed. Pikachu also belongs to the "Ground" egg group, so it could
    breed with a Vulpix or an Eevee (both in the Ground group). A Pikachu could
    never breed with an Oddish, since Oddish does not belong to the "Fairy" group
    OR the "Ground" group. You can often tell whether two Pokemon are compatible or
    not just by looking (birds can generally breed with birds, plants with plants,
    etc).
    
    Because of overlapping and/or broad egg groups, there are some decidedly odd
    combinations, such as Skitty and Wailord (both in the Ground group). This
    particular pair has spawned a meme known as "Hot Skitty on Wailord Action"
    (HSOWA).
    
    Also, one quick tip when breeding Pokemon--bring along a 'mon with either Flame
    Body or Magma Armor as its ability, and the number of steps that any egg would
    normally take to be hatched will be halved. So any Pokemon with roughly 10k
    hatch steps would then have just 5k, for example.
    
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                               2. Egg Groups Chart                           [CHRT]
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    Simply Ctrl + F to find any given Pokemon's group(s).
    
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Egg Group                            | Pokemon Within Group                 |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Monster                              | Abomasnow, Aggron, Ampharos, Aron,   |
    |                                      | Bastiodon, Bayleef, Blastoise,       |
    |                                      | Bulbasaur, Charizard, Charmander,    |
    |                                      | Charmeleon, Chikorita, Cranidos,     |
    |                                      | Croconaw, Cubone, Exploud,           |
    |                                      | Feraligatr, Flaaffy Gabite,          |
    |                                      | Garchomp, Gible, Grotle, Grovyle,    |
    |                                      | Ivysaur, Kangaskhan, Lairon, Lapras, |
    |                                      | Larvitar, Lickilicky, Lickitung,     |
    |                                      | Loudred, Mareep, Marowak, Marshtomp, |
    |                                      | Meganium, Mudkip, Nidoking, Nidoran  |
    |                                      | F, Nidoran M, Nidorino, Pupitar,     |
    |                                      | Rampardos, Rhydon, Rhyhorn,          |
    |                                      | Rhyperior Sceptile, Shieldon,        |
    |                                      | Slowbro, Slowking, Slowpoke,         |
    |                                      | Snorlax, Snover, Squirtle, Swampert, |
    |                                      | Torterra, Totodile, Treecko,         |
    |                                      | Tropius, Turtwig, Tyranitar,         |
    |                                      | Venusaur, Wartortle, Whismur         |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Plant                                | Abomasnow, Bayleef, Bellossom,       |
    |                                      | Bellsprout, Breloom, Bulbasaur,      |
    |                                      | Cacnea, Cacturne, Carnivine,         |
    |                                      | Cherrim, Cherubi, Chikorita,         |
    |                                      | Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Gloom, Grotle, |
    |                                      | Hoppip, Ivysau,r Jumpluff, Lombre,   |
    |                                      | Lotad, Ludicolo, Meganium, Nuzleaf,  |
    |                                      | Oddish, Paras, Parasect, Roselia,    |
    |                                      | Roserade, Seedot, Shiftry,           |
    |                                      | Shroomish, Skiploom, Snover,         |
    |                                      | Sunflora, Sunkern, Tangela,          |
    |                                      | Tangrowth, Torterra, Tropius,        |
    |                                      | Turtwig, Venusaur, Victreebel,       |
    |                                      | Vileplume, Weepinbell                |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Ground                               | Absol, Aipom, Ambipom, Ampharos,     |
    |                                      | Arbok, Arcanine Bibarel, Bidoof,     |
    |                                      | Blaziken, Buizel, Buneary, Camerupt, |
    |                                      | Chimchar, Combusken, Cyndaquil       |
    |                                      | Delcatty, Delibird, Dewgong,         |
    |                                      | Diglett, Donphan, Dugtrio,           |
    |                                      | Dunsparce, Eevee, Ekans, Electrike,  |
    |                                      | Empoleon, Espeon, Exploud,           |
    |                                      | Farfetch'd, Flaaffy, Flareon,        |
    |                                      | Floatzel, Furret, Girafarig,         |
    |                                      | Glaceon, Glameow, Golduck, Granbull, |
    |                                      | Growlithe, Grumpig, Hippopotas,      |
    |                                      | Hippowdon, Houndoom, Houndour,       |
    |                                      | Infernape, Jolteon, Kecleon,         |
    |                                      | Leafeon, Linoone, Lopunny, Loudred,  |
    |                                      | Lucario, Luxio, Luxray, Mamoswine,   |
    |                                      | Manectric, Mankey, Mareep, Mawile,   |
    |                                      | Meowth, Mightyena, Miltank,          |
    |                                      | Monferno, Nidoking, Nidoran F,       |
    |                                      | Nidoran M, Nidorino, Ninetales,      |
    |                                      | Numel, Nuzleaf, Pachirisu, Persian,  |
    |                                      | Phanpy, Pikachu, Piloswine, Piplup,  |
    |                                      | Ponyta, Poochyena, Primeape,         |
    |                                      | Prinplup, Psyduck, Purugly,          |
    |                                      | Quagsire, Quilava, Raichu, Rapidash, |
    |                                      | Raticate, Rattata, Rhydon, Rhyhorn,  |
    |                                      | Rhyperior, Sandshrew, Sandslash,     |
    |                                      | Sealeo, Seedot, Seel, Sentret,       |
    |                                      | Seviper, Shiftry, Shinx, Skitty,     |
    |                                      | Skuntank, Slaking, Slakoth,          |
    |                                      | Smeargle, Sneasel, Snubbull, Spheal, |
    |                                      | Spinda, Spoink, Stantler, Stunky,    |
    |                                      | Swinub, Tauros, Teddiursa, Torchic,  |
    |                                      | Torkoal, Typhlosion, Umbreon,        |
    |                                      | Ursaring, Vaporeon, Vigoroth,        |
    |                                      | Vulpix, Wailmer, Wailord, Walrein,   |
    |                                      | Weavile, Whismur, Wooper, Zangoose,  |
    |                                      | Zigzagoon                            |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Flying                               | Aerodactyl, Altaria, Chatot, Crobat, |
    |                                      | Dodrio, Doduo, Farfetch'd, Fearow,   |
    |                                      | Golbat, Honchkrow, Hoothoot,         |
    |                                      | Murkrow, Natu, Noctowl, Pelipper,    |
    |                                      | Pidgeot, Pidgeotto, Pidgey Skarmory, |
    |                                      | Spearow, Staraptor, Staravia,        |
    |                                      | Starly, Swablu, Swellow, Taillow,    |
    |                                      | Togekiss, Togetic, Wingull, Xatu,    |
    |                                      | Zubat                                |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Water 1                              | Azumarill, Bibarel, Bidoof,          |
    |                                      | Blastoise, Buizel, Clamperl,         |
    |                                      | Corphish, Corsola, Crawdaunt,        |
    |                                      | Croconaw, Delibird, Dewgong,         |
    |                                      | Dragonair, Dragonite, Dratini,       |
    |                                      | Empoleon, Feebas, Feraligatr,        |
    |                                      | Floatzel, Gastrodon, Golduck,        |
    |                                      | Gorebyss, Horsea, Huntail, Kabuto,   |
    |                                      | Kabutops, Kingdra, Lapras, Lombre,   |
    |                                      | Lotad, Ludicolo, Mantine, Marill,    |
    |                                      | Marshtomp, Masquerain, Milotic,      |
    |                                      | Mudkip, Octillery, Omanyte, Omastar, |
    |                                      | Pelipper, Piplup, Politoed, Poliwag, |
    |                                      | Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Prinplup,      |
    |                                      | Psyduck, Quagsire, Relicanth,        |
    |                                      | Remoraid, Seadra, Sealeo, Seel,      |
    |                                      | Shellos, Slowbro, Slowking,          |
    |                                      | Slowpoke, Spheal, Squirtle, Surskit, |
    |                                      | Swampert, Totodile, Walrein,         |
    |                                      | Wartortle, Wingull, Wooper           |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Water 2                              | Barboach, Carvanha, Chinchou,        |
    |                                      | Finneon, Goldeen, Gyarados, Lanturn, |
    |                                      | Lumineon, Luvdisc, Magikarp,         |
    |                                      | Octillery, Qwilfish, Relicanth,      |
    |                                      | Remoraid, Seaking, Sharpedo,         |
    |                                      | Wailmer, Wailord, Whiscash           |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Water 3                              | Anorith, Armaldo, Cloyster,          |
    |                                      | Corphish, Corsola, Cradily,          |
    |                                      | Crawdaunt, Drapion, Kabuto,          |
    |                                      | Kabutops, Kingler, Krabby, Lileep,   |
    |                                      | Omanyte, Omastar, Shellder, Skorupi, |
    |                                      | Tentacool, Tentacruel                |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Dragon                               | Altaria, Arbok, Bagon, Charizard,    |
    |                                      | Charmander, Charmeleon, Dragonair,   |
    |                                      | Dragonite, Dratini, Ekans, Feebas,   |
    |                                      | Gabite, Garchomp, Gible, Grovyle,    |
    |                                      | Gyarados, Horsea, Kingdra, Magikarp, |
    |                                      | Milotic, Salamence, Sceptile,        |
    |                                      | Seadra, Seviper, Shelgon, Swablu,    |
    |                                      | Treecko                              |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Fairy                                | Azumarill, Blissey, Breloom,         |
    |                                      | Castform, Chansey, Cherrim, Cherubi, |
    |                                      | Clefable, Clefairy, Delcatty,        |
    |                                      | Froslass, Glalie, Granbull, Hoppip,  |
    |                                      | Jigglypuff, Jumpluff,  Marill,       |
    |                                      | Mawile, Minun, Pachirisu, Pikachu,   |
    |                                      | Plusle, Raichu, Roselia, Roserade,   |
    |                                      | Shroomish, Skiploom, Skitty,         |
    |                                      | Snorunt, Snubbull, Togekiss,         |
    |                                      | Togetic, Wigglytuff                  |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Mineral                              | Froslass, Geodude, Glalie, Golem,    |
    |                                      | Graveler, Nosepass, Onix, Probopass, |
    |                                      | Snorunt, Steelix, Sudowoodo          |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Bug                                  | Ariados, Beautifly, Beedrill, Burmy, |
    |                                      | Butterfree, Cascoon, Caterpie,       |
    |                                      | Combee, Drapion, Dustox, Flygon,     |
    |                                      | Forretress, Gligar, Gliscor,         |
    |                                      | Heracross, Illumise, Kakuna,         |
    |                                      | Kricketot, Kricketune, Ledian,       |
    |                                      | Ledyba, Masquerain, Metapod, Mothim, |
    |                                      | Nincada, Ninjask, Paras, Parasect,   |
    |                                      | Pineco, Pinsir, Scizor, Scyther,     |
    |                                      | Shuckle, Silcoon, Skorupi, Spinarak, |
    |                                      | Surskit, Trapinch, Venomoth,         |
    |                                      | Venonat, Vespiquen, Vibrava,         |
    |                                      | Volbeat, Weedle, Wormadam, Wurmple,  |
    |                                      | Yanma, Yanmega                       |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Humanshape                           | Abra, Alakazam, Buneary, Cacnea,     |
    |                                      | Cacturne, Chimchar, Croagunk,        |
    |                                      | Drowzee, Electabuzz, Electivire,     |
    |                                      | Hariyama, Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee,     |
    |                                      | Hitmontop, Hypno, Illumise,          |
    |                                      | Infernape, Jynx, Kadabra, Lopunny,   |
    |                                      | Lucario, Machamp, Machoke, Machop,   |
    |                                      | Magmar, Magmortar, Makuhita,         |
    |                                      | Medicham, Meditite, Monferno, Mr.    |
    |                                      | Mime, Sableye, Spinda, Toxicroak,    |
    |                                      | Volbeat                              |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Indeterminate                        | Banette, Castform, Chimecho,         |
    |                                      | Drifblim, Drifloon, Dusclops,        |
    |                                      | Dusknoir, Duskull, Gallade,          |
    |                                      | Gardevoir, Gastly, Gastrodon,        |
    |                                      | Gengar, Grimer, Gulpin, Haunter,     |
    |                                      | Kirlia, Koffing, Magcargo,           |
    |                                      | Misdreavus, Mismagius, Muk, Ralts,   |
    |                                      | Shellos, Shuppet, Slugma, Spiritomb, |
    |                                      | Swalot, Weezing, Wobbuffet           |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Gender unknown (can only breed with  | Baltoy, Beldum, Bronzong, Bronzor,   |
    | Ditto)                               | Claydol, Electrode, Lunatone,        |
    |                                      | Magnemite, Magneton, Magnezone,      |
    |                                      | Manaphy, Metagross, Metang, Phione,  |
    |                                      | Porygon, Porygon2, Porygon-Z, Rotom, |
    |                                      | Shedinja, Solrock, Starmie, Staryu,  |
    |                                      | Voltorb                              |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Ditto (cannot breed with Ditto, but  | Ditto                                |
    | can breed with anything else)        |                                      |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    | Cannot breed (generally legendaries  | Arceus, Articuno, Azelf, Azurill,    |
    | and "baby" Pokemon)                  | Bonsly, Budew, Celebi, Cleffa,       |
    |                                      | Cresselia, Darkrai, Deoxys, Dialga,  |
    |                                      | Ditto, Elekid, Entei, Giratina,      |
    |                                      | Groudon, Happiny, Heatran, Ho-oh,    |
    |                                      | Igglybuff, Jirachi, Kyrogre, Latias, |
    |                                      | Latios, Luigia, Magby, Mantyke,      |
    |                                      | Mesprit, Mew, Mewtwo, Mime Jr.,      |
    |                                      | Moltres, Munchlax, Nidoqueen,        |
    |                                      | Nidorina, Palkia, Pichu, Raikou,     |
    |                                      | Rayquaza, Regice, Regigigas,         |
    |                                      | Regirock, Registeel, Riolu, Shaymin, |
    |                                      | Smoochum, Suicune, Togepi, Tyrogue,  |
    |                                      | Unown, Uxie, Wynaut, Zapdos          |
    +--------------------------------------+--------------------------------------+
    
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                    3. Passing Down Moves Through Chain Breeding             [PASS]
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    Chain breeding is the act of breeding different species of Pokemon across
    several generations to produce one final Pokemon with the desired species and
    move. It's important to know about egg groups, so you can design a successful
    chain. Here's an example: 
    
    You have a Golduck (M) who has learned Amnesia through leveling up. You have an
    Azumarill (F) who is compatible with the Golduck. You also have a Clefable (F).
    You breed the Golduck and Azumarill, and Amnesia gets passed on to the
    offspring, a Marill (M). You breed the Marill (M) with the Clefable (F) to get
    a Cleffa that knows Amnesia. 
    
    Neither Azumarill nor Clefable could normally learn Amnesia unless it was
    inherited from a parent. Clefable can't breed with Golduck, which is why you'd
    need to first get an Amnesia-knowing Marill. 
    
    Veekun has created a chain breeding calculator of sorts that'll show you the
    quickest way to pass down any given move:
    http://veekun.com/dex/calculators/breeding_chains
    
    NOTE: Moves are only passed down if a) the offspring can learn that move and b)
    the move-carrying parent is male!
    
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                                   4. Legal Junk                             [LEGL]
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    publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other
    website or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a
    violation of copyright.
    
    If anyone sees this FAQ anywhere besides gamefaqs.com and playhaven.com, please
    contact me!
    
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                                   5. Contact Info                           [CNTC]
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    You may email me at: tabbitrabbit (AT) gmail (DOT) com
    
    Please only do so if you have a legitimate question or something you think will
    contribute to the guide, or anything else relevant to this guide. Don't go and
    start up a conversation about what things were like when you were a kid. :P
    
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