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Anjoola's Website Pokémon Guides Advanced Breeding Guide

Now that you've got the hang of breeding, you can move on to more advanced topics! (If you need more information about the basics of breeding, click here.) Breeding in Pokémon isn't simply to make eggs, it is also to make your Pokémon more stronger by passing down traits from parents.
Read on to find out how to make your Pokémon eggs stronger! You can use the quick links below for easier navigation.
Introduction | Chain Breeding | Breeding Movesets | Breeding Natures and IVs
Introduction Back to Top

Sometimes, it seems that you never catch a Pokémon with your desired traits. It may take hundreds, or even thousands of tries to catch a perfect wild Pokémon. As a result, many trainers resort to breeding, which has a little more predictability than random Pokémon hunting.

How are Pokémon made better? Well, their moves, nature, and IVs determine how strong it is, so there must be a way to get a Pokémon with great traits. Luckily, this can be done by breeding, or, in more specific terms, chain breeding. This involves breeding multiple Pokémon in succession, so that a certain characteristic is passed down each time.
More details will be covered in the following sections, so please continue reading!

Chain Breeding Back to Top
Basically, chain breeding is a process in which you breed many Pokémon together in order to get one Pokémon with the traits you want. For example, if you wanted a Plusle with Volt Tackle, you would have to chain breed, since Plusle can't learn Volt Tackle naturally.

So, you must first breed two Pikachu with a Light Ball, so an egg containing a Pichu with the move Volt Tackle will come out. Next, you raise that Pichu into a Pikachu so it can breed (since baby Pokémon can't be bred). Then, breed the new Pikachu and Plusle together, and if done correctly, you should have a baby Plusle with Volt Tackle!
If you aren't quite sure about the mechanics of breeding, read this guide first. You are on your way to become an advanced breeder!

The above example was actually one of the easier chain breedings. Chain breeding can be an extremely complicated method, as sometimes long chains must be formed simply for one egg to be hatched with a certain move. But, it can be quite useful, as you will find out next.

Breeding Movesets Back to Top
One of the main reasons the chain breeding procedure was developed was because it made it easier to change a Pokémon's moveset. Pokémon can naturally learn moves as they level up, but there are some moves that can only be gotten by breeding.
One type of move that can be passed down are moves learned by leveling up. If the offspring can learn a move by leveling up, and both its parents know that move, then the offspring will be born with that move, even if it isn't supposed to learn the move until later on.

This can be quite handy if you want, say, a Charmander with Flamethrower early on in its training. This way, you won't have to wait for Charmander to level up!
Another type of move are those learned with TMs and HMs. If the offspring can learn a move through TMs or HMs, and the father knows that move, then the offspring will be born knowing that move without using any extra TMs or HMs. This is quite useful!

Egg moves are one of the newer additions to Pokémon games, and some of those moves are actually pretty good. If the offspring can be bred to learn an egg move and that father knows that move, then it will be born knowing that move. Each Pokémon has a different set of egg moves that it can only learn by breeding, not by leveling up. You can find a list of these in one of the online Pokédexes.
Finally, moves learned from Move Tutors can also be passed down. These moves are similar to egg moves, because what move tutors really do is teach Pokémon moves they've forgotten or moves they can be bred with (egg moves).

Breeding Natures and IVs Back to Top

Pokémon are sometimes bred to get certain natures, which are helpful in EV training as they provide a 10% boost or 10% decrease in EVs each time you level up. There are many different types of natures, and all affect stats and Pokéblock or Poffin flavor preference. 
Please visit this page for more information about Pokémon natures and an in-depth guide on how to breed them. Visit this page to learn more about EVs and EV training.
IVs, or Individual Values, are probably the most popular things Pokémon breeders breed for. These values are tough to breed, but when done correctly, a Pokémon can be made quite powerful. Click here for more information about IVs.

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