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How does anyone get a 5IV Protean Greninja
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I've already bread quite a few 5IV pokes, but Froakie just seems to be impossible. It took forever to catch a female that also had Protean from the Safari, but I finally managed it. I then paired it with a Naive Ditto and bread about 30 of them. I got 1 female, 30 males and the female did NOT have Protean.
So to get eggs faster I paired the female with one of the male offspring (With Naive) and started making more babies. I made no less than 50 more males with no females. The percent listed on Bulbapedia is 12.5% female so maybe I'm just unlucky. The point is, even if I do manage to get a female Protean Naive Froakie...that's just step one. Getting it to 5 IVs (Even with my 5IV male Dragonite which matches it's egg group) is just going to be impossible.
The female rate along with only 80% chance of hidden ability means each upgrade is going to take at least 4 hours. I've already put 4-5 hours into this thing and I don't even have the right nature on the female. How does anyone go about doing this? Quit their job?
Any advice or sharing of your own frustrating stories are welcome. I'm going to give it a break for now.
My personal approach was to first breed a Naive Froakie with the proper IVs, and then to breed that with my Protean female. (For me, it was a matter of getting a male with HP, ATK, and DEF, and then breeding with a female that had SPATK, SPDEF, and SPD...but I'm also going for six on mine.)
Once you hit that point, it's just a matter of upgrading whenever you get a new potential parent with better IVs than the one you're currently using, but then I imagine you already know that. Of course, the one stipulation is that the female has to have Protean, but you know that too.
I've already got quite a few 5 IV Froakies, but no 6 IV ones yet...I'm probably gonna see a bunch of 6 IV Torrent ones before I ever get one with Protean...
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