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Old December 10th, 2012, 04:02 PM
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Griffinbane
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Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Pennsylvania, US
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Nature: Lax
That is some incredibly lucky breeding. I usually have to fill up 3-4 boxes, at least, using parents similar to those to get good results. This is basically how it works (as close as I can remember):

With 1 power item:
1. Baby's IVs are randomly generated
2. Power item IV is passed
3. 1 random IV from other parent is passed
4. 1 random IV from either parents (that hasn't been passed already) is passed

With no power item:
1. Baby's IVs are randomly generated
2. 1 random IV from one parent is passed
3. 1 random IV from the other parent is passed
4. 1 random IV from either parents (that hasn't been passed already) is passed

With 2 power items:
1. Baby's IVs are randomly generated
2. 50% chance of one of the power item IVs is passed
3. 1 random IV from other parent (the one that didn't get power item pass) is passed
4. 1 random IV from either parents (that hasn't been passed already) is passed

IV breeding is VERY hit or miss. You can (usually) wind up with boxes and boxes of total crap and very rarely breed what you wanted within a couple of eggs. And the IV passed by one parent can be overwritten by the IV in the same stat passed from the other parent. We in trade corner like to say it's like rolling the lottery. The chances of getting something good is very low. Whenever breeding, you want to get parents with the best IVs possible in order to breed a baby with optimal IVs.
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Last edited by Griffinbane; December 10th, 2012 at 04:09 PM.