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Best Breeding Guide | How To Make Strong Pokemon

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Breed The Best Pokemon Guide in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet (Pokemon SV). See info on how to breed, IVs, Dittos, Abilities and Items and more.

Table of Contents

Egg Hatching & Power Guide

What Needs to Be Confirmed Before Breeding

When Choosing Which Egg To Make, Capture Your Best Pokemon

Breeding is necessary when you are wanting a certain stats Pokemon. To get the closest Pokemon that you want, breeding is recommended than catching it in the wild. Especially when you are planning to battle online and wanting to win, you definitely need to know this.

With Certain Items You Can Change The Stats

ItemEffect&How To Get
Bottle Cap IconBottle CapIt can strengthen 1 type of ability and increase Pokemon's IV
Purchase it at the Delibird Present for $20000
Mint IconMintsCan alter the changes in status without having to change their Nature. This specific item is useful when you want to stick to a particular Nature.
Purchase each at Chansey Supply for $20000
Ability Capsule IconAbility CapsuleIf you use on a Pokemon that has 2 types of abilities, it will change to another different ability (Can't change to Hidden Ability)
Purchase at Chansey Supply for $100000
It is an expensive purchase and you want to use it wisely

In this game, you will be able to buy such items in the shop, so breeding has become a lot easier. When breeding you want to mainly look at Ability and Gender. Individual & Nature can be changed with money that you have collected while progressing through the game.

What Can Be Done When Breeding

ElementExplanation
Gender-When you have 2 genders, you will get a random of ♂ or ♀
-It varies which gender Pokemon will be born from the Eggs
Nature-It is chosen randomly (25 in Total)
-If you give a parent an item to hold, the child will inherit that parent's nature
 └ You may change it later with items
IV-Will inherit a total of 3 from both parents
-If you give a parent an item to hold, you can increase the amount that it inherits, or guarantee a certain IV to be passed on
 └ You may change it later with items to the MAX
Move-If you meet the criteria, the child will learn the move from the parent as an Egg move
 └You may change it later with items (Lateral Inherit)
Ability-Has a higher probability to have the same ability as the female parent
-If the parent has a hidden ability, there is a chance the child has a hidden ability as well
Ball-Will inherit the ball the parent is in
-If it is 2 different types, it will inherit the female's Poke Ball
Shiny-There is a small chance you will get a Shiny
-If you make the parent hold a Shiny Charm, your probability will increase
-If you breed from overseas, the probability increases

Heredity Egg Moves

Join A Picnic
Gengar IconGengar (♂ Parent)
Learned Destiny Bond
Gardevoir IconGardevoir (♀ Parent)
Child That Will Be Born
Ralts IconRalts
Destiny Bond Learned by Heredity (Egg Move)

When a Pokemon is born from an Egg, sometimes it has already learned a move that only can be learned from Leveling Up or from TMs. This is called an Egg Move which is heredity. This happens when one of the parents have remembered this special Egg Move prior to mating with each other.

Egg Moves Guide - Breed Moves & How To Use Mirror Herb

Lateral Inherit Egg Moves

Join a Picnic
Iron Valiant IconIron Valiant
Learned Destiny Bond
Ralts IconRalts
Holding the Mirror Herb
Has a slot open in Moves
After Time Passes
Iron Valiant IconIron Valiant
No Changes
Ralts IconRalts
Destiny Bond Lateral inherit (Egg Move)

Not only does the child learn the Egg Move when hatching, if you make it hold a Mirror Herb you can make it lateral inherit. If you have other Pokemon that have learned an Egg Move, you can let them play together at the picnic and the child has a chance that it will learn that move.

ItemWhere To Get
Mirror Herb IconMirror HerbPurchase for $30000 at the Delibird Presents in Cascarrafa

Witll Inherit A Part Of The Parent's Stats

Once a Pokemon hatches from an Egg, a part of its stats matches the parent Pokemon. By catching a lot of wild Pokemon will be hard you can use items to bring out the Hidden Abilities and IVs. But the Tera Type does not get inherited.

▶Hidden Ability Guide

Breeding A Shiny Pokemon

You may have a chance of getting a Shiny Pokemon from an Egg. When you do specific steps, you can increase the chance of a Shiny. You may capture Shiny Pokemon in the wild, but if there are Pokemon that can not be found in the wild, you can only get it by breeding.

▶Shiny Pokemon Guide

Breeding Overseas Increases The Probability Of Shiny Pokemon

If the parent Pokemons has different citizenship (born in different countries), you will have a 6 times chance increase on getting a Shiny Pokemon. If you want a Shiny Pokemon, try exchanging Pokemons online with someone from another country.

▶Multiplayer / Co-Op Guide

What You Want To Prepare For Breeding

Things You Want To Prepare Explanation
- Pokemon that will be the ParentIf you don't have parents you can't breed
- High Individual Value DittoYou will have a chance to breed a high IV child
- SandwichesSandwiches with Egg Power
Even if you do not use this power, you still have a chance to find Eggs
- Judge FunctionResearching IVs will be a lot easier
- Useful ItemsInheriting IVs and Nature will be a lot easier
- Abilities that make Breeding EasierDecreases the number of steps needed to hatch an Egg

Prepare Your Parent Pokemon

When you are choosing to Breed, the first important step is choosing which Pokemon are going to be the parents. You need to have both parents, male and female, to be in the same Egg Group. You may also have Ditto as one of your parents, but do not forget, the child will inherit all of the female IVs and Pokemon.

You Can Use A Ditto For the Other

Ditto Icon

A Ditto is a special Pokemon, that can be a parent to any kind of Pokemon. It is very recommended to get the Ditto from a High Difficulty Tera Raid so it has high stats.

▶ Ditto How To Get & How To Find Disguises

Sandwiches

Jam Sandwich

Make a sandwich that has Egg Power. If you do not have Egg Power, there is a chance that the Parent Pokemons are not compatible and you will not find any Eggs. So it is recommended to make a sandwich.

▶How To Make Sandwiches?

You Can Eat Food From Restaurants In Town

▲How to go to the Fancy Restaurant (Head Northeast of South of Levincia)

In some cities, there is a fancy restaurant (Gastronomie en Famille), where you can order a menu that has an Egg Power of Lv 2. If you have not gotten a recipe of an Egg Power of Lv 2~3, this is a menu that is recommended to order.

Judge Function

Judge

Post Game, you will unlock the Judge Function. By having this feature, by just opening your Pokemon Box, you can see your Pokemon's stats and Individual Values.

▶How To Get Perfect IV? | Individual Value Checker Guide

Useful Items

There are several items that could be used when Egg Hatching. Especially the "Everstone" and "Destiny Knot" are a must-have items.

ItemEffect & How To Get
Everstone IconEverstoneConfirms the heredity of 「Nature」 of the Pokemon holding it
Purchase at Delibird Presents for $3000
Destiny Knot IconDestiny KnotUsually 3 of the IV will be passed on, but with this an additional 2 IV will be inherited
Purchase at Delibird Presents in Mesagoza for $20000
Power Weight IconPower WeightConfirms the heredity of [HP Individual Value] of the Pokemon holding it
Purchase at Delibird Presents for $10000
Power Bracer IconPower BracerConfirms the heredity of [Attack Individual Value] of the Pokemon holding it
Purchase at Delibird Presents for $10000
Power Belt IconPower BeltConfirms the heredity of [Defense Individual Value] of the Pokemon holding it
Purchase at Delibird Presents for $10000
Power Lens IconPower LensConfirms the heredity of [Special Attack Individual Value] of the Pokemon holding it
Purchase at Delibird Presents for $10000
Power Band IconPower BandConfirms the heredity of [Special Defense Individual Value] of the Pokemon holding it
Purchase at Delibird Presents for $10000
Power Anklet IconPower AnkletConfirms the heredity of [Speed Individual Value] of the Pokemon holding it
Purchase at Delibird Presents for $10000

Shiny Charm

If you have the Parent holding a Shiny Charm, it will increase the probability of you having a Shiny Pokemon. If you want to get a Shiny Pokemon, it is definitely a must-have item, but to get the Shiny Charm, you must fill up your Pokedex, so it is a very long process and hard to complete.

How To Decrease The Amount Of Steps For Egg Hatching

Add a Pokemon that has an ability listed below, and you do not have to walk as much to hatch an Egg. It is highly recommended to have one of them in your party to make hatching easier.

List of Abilities That Will Make Hatching Easier

Best Way To Breed For An Egg

Walkthrough of Making An Egg
  1. Put The Chosen Pokemon In Your Party
  2. Make Food At A Picnic
  3. Leave it Alone till You Find the Egg
  4. Put the Egg in Your Party and Walk Around
  5. Keep Breeding till You Get the Pokemon You Want
  6. Use An Item To Change Stats
  1. Put the chosen Pokemon in your party
  2. Put only the Pokemon you chose in your party. If you don't want to change your Nature, give that parent an "Everstone", if you don't want to change your individual value, give that parent a Power type Item and it will eliminate not getting erased during mating process.

  3. Make Food at the Picnic
  4. Jam Sandwich

    Start a picnic, and make a Jam Sandwich or a food item that has "Egg Power". There are also other foods that you can eat ▲Such as food in a Town's Restaurant.

  5. Leave them alone till you find an Egg
  6. During the picnic, you can just leave them alone and not do anything. Even if the Pokemon falls asleep, no problem. Once some time has passed, check the basket. In one check, you may find a total of 10 Eggs maximum.

  7. Put the Egg in your party and walk around till it hatches
  8. Add the parent Pokemon back into the Box, and take out the Egg and add to your party. Once you have the Egg in your party, start walking around to hatch the Egg.

    TipsIf you have a Pokemon that has the Ability [Flame Body], [Steam Engine], [Magma Armor] You can decrease the amount you need to walk to hatch an Egg. When you are trying to hatch, it is recommended to add a Pokemon with this ability in your party.
  9. Keep Challenging Till You Get The Stats You Want
  10. Once you get the ability and gender of the Pokemon you are aiming for, then you can stop this process.

  11. With an Item, Change The Stats
  12. Use the items below and create a Pokemon that is your ideal and the strongest that you want it to be. The Ability 〇〇 is hard to get so you want to choose which item you want to use wisely.

    ItemEffect & Where To Get
    Bottle Cap IconBottle CapIt can strengthen 1 type of ability and increase Pokemon's IV
    Purchase at Delibird Presents for $20000
    Mint Icon〇〇 MintIf used 〇〇will increase, but it will make △△ harder to increase(Nature does not change)
    Purchase each at Chansey Supply for $20000
    Ability Capsule IconAbility CapsuleIf you use on a Pokemon that has 2 types of abilities, it will change to another different ability (Can't change to Hidden Ability))
    Purchase at Chansey Supply for $100000
    It is an expensive purchase and you want to use it wisely
    Ability Patch IconAbility PatchChanges to Pokemon's Hidden Ability
    Reward for defeating a Difficult Tera Raid
    It is very hard to get, so use it wisely

    It Does Not Always Become a 6V

    AttackIf you are not going to use a Physical Move, you want to decrease the Confusion damage so decrease your Individual Values
    SpeedSometimes having a lower Speed than your opponent is better
    ie: Trick Room Types or U-Turn Types

    For some Pokemon, "The Best!" is not a perfect one, but "Not So Bad!" might just do it for you. You want to choose the right Pokemon for the Individual Value that best fits your situation.

You May Send Your Extras For Exchange

GameWith Exchange Forum Is Recommended

When you are Breeding, you may stumble upon Pokemon that does not match your best needs and be left with a lot of extra Pokemons in your hands. For these Pokemons you can add them to the Forum and exchange them with Pokemon that you want.

▶Pokemon Trading Board

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