Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: Breeding guide
The method of mating two Pokémon in order to produce powerful offspring will be explained in this breeding guide for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Pokémon Shining Pearl. Using this tutorial, you’ll learn about the process of breeding, how to breed using Ditto, and what objects you should utilise in order to maximise your efforts.
WHAT IS POKÉMON BREEDING?
It’s possible for two Pokémon in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl to mate and have children of their own. It is possible to generate a creature with high Individual Values (IVs) or one with a specific nature from this offspring, which will inherit stats from both parents.
Breeding partners with high stats makes them ideal for competitive play in the Pokémon games. The technique can take a long time to create results that you are satisfied with, but that is part of the endgame of the Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
HOW TO CHECK IVS
You may learn how to check your IVs by chatting to a glasses-wearing NPC in the Battle Tower, on the right side, once you have completed the Pokémon League. As part of the Judge feature, he’ll show you how to use the ‘+’ (Plus) button to look at your Pokémon’s data. This is how they’re arranged in the stats:
If you want the best, you should aim for a perfect 31 IV in that metric.
WHAT ARE THE BEST PLACES TO BREED POKÉMON?
Head to a nursery if you want to breed Pokémon. In Solaceon Town, there is a nursery.
Speak with the counter woman at the nursery. She’ll ask you for the names of the two Pokémon you want her to keep for breeding purposes. When she has the animals in her care, she begins the breeding process.
Breeding is a lengthy process that requires patience. As a result, you’ll have to kill time by exploring Sinnoh. To monitor the breeding process while you’re away, speak to the man on the left at the nursery and he’ll offer you an app. As soon as an egg is ready, ask the lady at the counter to give it to you. The breeding process begins anew with the inclusion of the egg in your party.
HOW TO BREED WITH DITTO
It is necessary for two Pokémon to belong to the same egg group in order for them to be bred. Assume that egg groupings are part of a specific animal family. Selective breeding can be difficult when it comes to finding matching partners from the same egg group, but an unique Pokémon can help make the process go more smoothly.
The Pokémon Ditto is open to mating with any other Pokémon, regardless of the egg’s gender or group. Choosing a Ditto with strong values as your first mating partner is a good idea before you begin breeding. Using your Ditto as a starting point, look for the other Pokémon you wish to breed with Ditto as a partner.
DESTINY KNOT AND EVERSTONE
Before you begin breeding, you’ll need two things. These two items will greatly enhance your breeding efforts.
Five of the six IVs can be passed down from one generation to the next using the Destiny Knot. If you have a Ditto with high IVs, this item is best given to them. Once you get a high IV, you can look for a compatible companion. In the event of a mating, at least five of the kids will have good IVs, and the sixth will hopefully be filled in by the mating partner.
The Everstone serves two purposes. The default ability of this Pokémon prohibits it from evolving into anything else. But in breeding, the stone takes on a new role. A Pokémon’s nature can be passed on to its children if it is holding an Everstone when reproducing. Keeping this in mind is critical, as nature can raise or decrease some metrics. Make sure your non-Ditto breeding partner’s offspring has the correct temperament by handing over your Everstone.