Pokemon Scarlet And Violet Breeding Guide

Pokemon are more than just creatures that you use to fight with, they are living creatures you can form deep...

Pokemon are more than just creatures that you use to fight with, they are living creatures you can form deep relations with and breed to get new species of Pokemon for yourself. Of course, you need to make sure that the Pokemon you breed are compatible and all that. So here, we will look at all the details you need to know for breeding Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to breed pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Breeding Pokemon in Pokemon SV has had a complete overhaul. In previous generations, you had to leave the two Pokemon you want to breed together at a Nursery for a chance to get an egg. In Pokemon SV, you can breed your Pokemon anywhere in the world.

All you need to do is find two Pokemon, one male and one female, from the same egg group in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, and have a picnic with both of them. Picnic allows you to interact with all your Pokemon in your party. With a picnic you always have the chance of two Pokemon from the same egg group breeding and getting you a Pokemon egg.

To breed any two Pokemon of your selection, provided that they are from the same egg group, you need to find any plain area and start a picnic. Press X and start a picnic and call your selected Pokemon to the picnic.

After you have called both your Pokemon, you just need to wait. We recommend that you simply go AFK, as there is no guarantee of how long it will take to get an egg from breeding in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. You might get it immediately or might have to wait a long time to get an egg.

To increase the speed of the breeding process, you can always use a snack that increases Egg Power. Go to any vendor in the city and get yourself a snack such as Jam Sandwich, that proves a Lv. 1 Egg Power. Then feed this snack to the Pokemon you want to breed to get an egg faster.

To see if you got an egg, just look next to your picnic basket on the ground. You may even get multiple eggs. You have to pick up each egg separately and you can give away any extra eggs you have at the academy.

How to breed with a Ditto

If you do not have two Pokemon from the same egg group, you always have the option of using a Ditto if you have one. Ditto allows you to breed almost any Pokemon that you have with you.

Ditto can also take the opposite gender of the original Pokemon. If you have a male, your Ditto can transform into a female and vice versa.

How to hatch the egg in Pokemon SV

Hatching the egg in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet follows the same rules as previous generations. You just need to roam around the world with the egg in your party to get the egg to hatch.

Again, there is no fixed time for your egg to hatch, so just keep it in your party. You can speed up the hatching process by just walking around in circles with the egg. You don’t really have to go from one area to another, as long as you are in motion.

How to pass egg moves in Pokémon SV

To pass Egg Moves in Pokémon SV. You’ll need to buy an item called Mirror Herb. You can get these Mirror Herbs from the Delibird Presents in Mesagoza, which will cost you 30,000 Pokedollars.

Mirror Herbs can transfer over egg moves. You can give a mirror herb to a Pokémon who wants to learn an egg move by having a picnic with a Pokémon that already know the moves.  

Now you’ll need to ensure that the Pokémon who is learning the egg move should have a spare move slot by making it forget an action in that slot.

Now you need to go to the Asado Desert and start a picnic; you don’t need to do anything, and once the picnic begins, the moves get transferred. Now exit the picnic and enjoy the new egg moves.

How to pass hidden abilities in Pokémon SV

To unlock the Hidden Abilities of a Pokémon in Pokémon SV, you must use an Ability Patch item. The ability patch will change the Pokémon ability to a hidden ability. 

Now you can breed Pokémon with that hidden Ability if you’ve changed its Ability to a hidden ability.

We suggest you use a female Pokemon with a hidden Ability, and there will be a 60% chance of this Ability passing down. 

How to breed for best stats and IVs in Pokémon SV

Breeding is the key to ensuring that your Pokémon has the absolute best stats they can. The Pokemon you get after breeding has three IVs selected randomly from two-parent Pokémon and three IVs set entirely randomly. 

There are several ways to increase the number of IVs from the parent Pokémon.

Firstly, the method for passing down IVs is the Destiny Knot. They can be obtained from the Delibird Presents in Mesagoza. The Destiny Knot will cost you 20,000 Pokedollars, and you’ll need several Gym Badges.

By holding this Destiny Knot instead of three, five IVs will be taken from two parents. However, this is still random, and there is a better chance of the child Pokémon getting good stats if the parents are also strong.

The second method is to use the power items:

The Power Weight, Power Bracer, Power Bands, Power Lends, Power Belt, and Power Anklet. These should pass down the IVs for HP, Defense, Attack, Special Defense, Speed, and Special Defense.

You can find these Power items in the Delibird Presents in Mesagoza, costing you 10,000 Pokedollars each.

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