As suggested by Origin, all the stickied threads are beginning to look rather unsightly and are taking up much of the front page so, this the the newly combined EV Training and Breeding Guides thread. ^^
Feel free to comment and ask questions on anything related to either guide. ^^
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Aug 14, 13 at 5:04am
if you breed anything with a ditto then it will have a egg of thepokemon which is not a ditto because ditto has nogender and is definitlynot a legdendary
Introduction Breeding is using pokémon for mating and creating offspring through eggs. There are many different ways to breed your pokémon and many different styles of a pokémons species you can hatch. This guide is for basic breeding, not IV Breeding.
How To Breed Pokémon will breed by leaving two compatible pokémon in the daycare. The daycare is on Route 3 right off of Straiton city. For pokémon to be compatible with one another they must be the same species (Ex: Eevee with Eevee), and or share at least one "Egg Group" and be opposite genders.
Egg Groups Egg Groups are categories used to interbreed different pokemon. There are 15 different egg groups
Monster group: Pokémon in this group are Croc/Dino-like in appearance and nature. Water 1 group: Pokémon in this group are amphibious in nature. Bug group: Pokémon in this group are Bug-like in appearance. Flying group: Pokémon in this group are Bird-like in appearance. Field group: The largest group, Pokémon here are terrestrial in nature. Fairy group: Pokémon in this group are petite and considered very cute. Grass group: Pokémon in this group are plant-like in appearance. Human-Like group: Pokémon in this group are fully bipedal (stand on two legs.) Water 3 group: Pokémon in this group resemble aquatic invertebrates. Mineral group: Pokémon in this group are inorganic in nature. Amorphous group: Pokémon in this group are amorphous, having no definite form. Water 2 group: Pokémon in this group are Fish-like in appearance. Ditto group: As the name implies, Ditto is the only Pokémon in this group, and is capable of breeding with all others (regardless of gender) aside from the Undiscovered group. Dragon group: Pokémon in this group are draconic in appearance. Undiscovered group: Pokémon in this group are unable to breed with anything. All Legendary pokémon (excluding Manaphy/Phione)
Pokémon CAN have more than one Egg Group
Another way to find out compatibility between two pokémon is simply talking to the daycare man outside.
Same species, different ID numbers: "The two seem to get along very well." Same species, same ID numbers: "The two seem to get along." Different species, different ID numbers: "The two seem to get along." Different species, same ID numbers: "The two don't seem to like each other." Different egg groups, same genders or No eggs group: "The two prefer to play with other Pokémon than each other."
Determining What Hatches
Whenever you're breeding, the offspring will always be the first stage pokémon. By this I mean that you can't breed two Arcanine's and having the egg hatch into an Arcanine.
If breeding same species pokémon, the offspring will be the same species. Example: Breeding a female and male Eevee will give you an Eevee offspring.
When breeding different species of pokémon, the offspring will always be of the females specie. Example: Breeding a male Lillipup and a female Eevee will give you Eevee offspring.
Of course there are exceptions to the rule in breeding. Such as "variable eggs". The offspring of these eggs is determined by if the parents are holding a certain incense. The following are:
Maril&Azumarill+ Sea Incense= Azurill Chansey&Blissey+ Luck Incense= Happiny Roselia&Roserade+ Rose Incense= Budew Chimecho+ Pure Incense= Chingling Sudowoodo+ Rock Incense= Bonsly Mr. Mime+ Odd Incense= Mime Jr. Wobbuffet+ Lax Incense= Wynaut Snorlax+ Full Incense= Munchlax Mantine+ Wave Incense= Mantyke
Hatching Eggs Depending on what egg type you have depends on how long or how many steps it will take to hatch your egg. Fairy egg types hatch quickly compared to other types, and rare powerful eggs like Dratini, Bagon, Beldum, Larvitar, Gible, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Spiritomb, Chansey, and Eevee take a lot more time to hatch.
To speed up the hatching process, have Magby/Magmar/Magmortar or any pokémon with the ability "Flame Body" or "Magma Body" in your party. These abilities reduce the number of egg cycles it takes to hatch an egg. Cycles are 255/256 steps, and for an example gligar's egg has about 21 cycles. So 21x255 is roughly 5355 steps.
Also riding a bike greatly decreases the amount of time it takes to hatch an egg. The best spot in my opinion to hatch eggs is on Skyarrow Bridge. If you get in the middle lane on your bike and just go all the way down and back it shouldn't take you 5 minutes to hatch an egg.
Inherits Moves: The moves obtained by a Pokémon when hatching are as follows:
A.) The Pokémon will start with any moves that it would learn as a "Start" move in its learnset. B.) The Pokémon will start with any moves that it would learn by leveling up only if both parents know the move. This does not apply to moves that later evolutions can learn (such as Breloom's Mach Punch, which Shroomish cannot learn for obvious reasons). C.) The Pokémon will start with any TM or HM moves that the father knows and the baby can also learn by machine. D.) The Pokémon will start with any egg moves that the baby can learn and the father knows.
The moves will take precedence in the order listed, and if there are more than four moves to learn, the moves will start being overwritten much like when leveling up at the Pokémon Day Care.
Stats A Pokémon's individual values are also passed down.
The baby will inherit three IVs, each from a different stat and from a random parent. In addition, a new mechanic was added to breeding, where if either or both parents holds an EV item, instead, the baby will receive the IV of the corresponding stat from one of those parents and the baby will then inherit two other different random IVs, each from a random parent. For example, if a parent is holding the Power Anklet, the baby will inherit a Speed IV from that parent, and it will also inherit two other different IVs from its parents, for example, Attack and Special Defense. As another example, if one parent holds a Power Anklet and the other parent holds a Power Weight, the baby will inherit either a Speed IV from the first parent or an HP IV from the second parent, and it will also inherit two different IVs from its parents other than Speed or HP
Another change introduced in Emerald is the ability to inherit Nature, which also influences stats. If the mother (or Ditto) is holding an Everstone, the baby has a 50% chance of inheriting that Pokémon's Nature. When breeding a female Pokémon with Ditto, it is Ditto whose Nature has the increased 50% chance of being inherited in case it holds Everstone.
From Generation V, female Pokémon with Hidden Abilities have a 60% chance of passing on the Hidden Ability to their offspring when bred with a male Pokémon from the same egg group. For example, if a female Darmanitan with Zen Mode bred with a male Simisage, the offspring Darumaka may have Inner Focus instead of the usual Hustle, and would evolve into a Darmanitan with Zen Mode (instead of Sheer Force). Hidden Abilities cannot be passed down from male or genderless Pokémon, and will not be passed down if the female was paired with a Ditto.
Can I Hatch A Shiny Pokémon?
YES. Breeding a shiny pokémon is extremely rare but is possible. Hatching a shiny pokémon has the same percentage as finding one in the wild, a rough 1/8192. Breeding a shiny pokémon in the daycare does NOT raise the percent of getting a shiny baby.
It has been confirmed that breeding two pokémon from different language games brings the chance for a shiny baby from 1/8192 to about 1/1366. Which is about 6 times less than breeding two from your languages game.
Breeding is a very big, in depth topic. There is lots of information in this "Skill" alone. So please, please, PLEASE! Give me some feedback! I hope the best for everyone trying to become an excellent breeder.