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Old November 21st, 2012, 10:24 PM
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I wonder about peoples breeding styles. Do you breed with Ditto or do you stay with same breed or so forth?
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 06:32 AM
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The way you used the word "breed" is confusing.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 08:23 AM
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I usually use a Ditto. I'm too lazy to get the same two Pokemon of a species. I tend to go for males to pass on egg moves and TM moves though.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 08:58 AM
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Ditto + *insert Pokemon here* breeding has helped me a bunch, especially when the male Pokemon has the egg moves I need.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 01:22 PM
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Generally when I'm breeding something, Ditto + "x" will suffice. I have to agree that I mostly only breed male Pokemon with Ditto (for passing down of moves), and I just can't be bothered to get another compatible species unless I'm trying to go for a chain breed to pass down a move.
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Old November 22nd, 2012, 01:46 PM
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If possible, I will always avoid using Ditto to breed any Pokemon. I'll only ever consider it if it's to acquire a Phione, or it's somewhat impossible to obtain the female of the species I want.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:33 AM
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I use it when I don't have a reason not to, ie. if I'm not looking to pass down the mother's hidden ability.
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The way you used the word "breed" is confusing.
OP's first use of 'breed' is in a context of reproduction; second use in the same context as before; third use in a context of referring to (sub)species'.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 11:38 AM
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I used two Mienfoo and two Solosis when I was IV breeding. But other than that, Ditto all the way. My Ditto is flawless anyway, so it's a good match for anyone.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 02:46 PM
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I always use Ditto. I am not a big IV/EV person so I really never need 2 of the same pokemon. Let's just say I caught a Ditto in HG in the area before Goldenrod City. He is now level 100 without battleing him or using Rare Candies.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 03:13 PM
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I always breed with Ditto, cos it's handy when I can't get the female of a species.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 03:27 PM
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I always keep a Ditto in the daycare center for that purpose. I think it's up to level 70-something at the moment. But when I breed Pokemon, it's just to get more (for trading or something similar), or to find a shiny of that species.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 05:00 AM
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Unless I want to breed an egg move or speed up the process, etc, I'd just go with a Ditto as it's the quick and easy option, so to speak. Even if I want to breed for natures I have a number of them as well so I'm pretty well set up with them.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 08:12 PM
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I'm too lazy to look up what Pokemon belong to which egg groups so I'll just use a good old Ditto. He literally sits in the Day Care gaining levels.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 08:37 PM
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I got almost a box full of Ditto's. I generally breed with Dittos. When I breed with Females "x" Pokemon I do it for same nature, but with males do it for moves. Usually when I catch Stone evo Pokemon I catch them the nature I want and male and when I find the nature I want I breed with with a Ditto of that nature.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 09:09 PM
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This is a good topic, I most always use a ditto, but when moves are needed, I use my smeargle to get the male with the moves, then hope it hatches male with the moves and then breed it to get the one I want, but I like it when ppl ask for breeds of nature and gender and no moves, that way my ditto stays in the DC!!
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Old November 24th, 2012, 09:39 PM
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This is a good topic, I most always use a ditto, but when moves are needed, I use my smeargle to get the male with the moves, then hope it hatches male with the moves and then breed it to get the one I want, but I like it when ppl ask for breeds of nature and gender and no moves, that way my ditto stays in the DC!!
Wait, doesn't a male Pokemon breeding with a Ditto still carry it's moves onto the baby if they can learn it? Say if I breeded a (M) Pikachu with a Ditto, and it had the moves Thunderbolt, Grass Knot, Light Screen, Discharge would the baby have the moves as well? That would be VERY useful if your using Stone evo Pokmeon competively but want the best stats. You simply wanna train up the pre evo til it lears all it's good moves then breed with Ditto to keep the moves and evolve at lvl 1. Would that work? I've never tried.
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Old November 24th, 2012, 10:02 PM
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I generally breed just to collect Pokemon. But yeah, without ditto, I'd be lost.
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Old December 9th, 2012, 06:59 AM
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Oh heck yes. Using ditto, I've made an Eeveelution team (all of them but Flareon) and gotten all the baby pokemon.
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Old December 27th, 2012, 12:06 PM
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I almost always use Ditto.
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