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This guide will show you the right method on breeding strong Pokemon in the game Pokemon Sword and Shield.
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Getting a Ditto with 6 high Individual Values will make breeding strong Pokemon faster. Ditto can breed with any Pokemon and any gender with the exception of Legendaries.
Getting a Pokemon with the ability Flame Body will help in hatching your Pokemon egg faster as it decreases the steps you need to take in hatching an egg.
|Destiny Knot||An item to be held by a Pokemon. If the holder becomes infatuated, the opposing Pokemon will be, Too.|
Destiny Knot, when held by a breeding Pokemon, will ensure that it will pass 5 out of its 6 Individual Values to its offspring. This will help you in breeding especially when you have a Pokemon which already has good IV stats.
|Everstone||An item to be held by a Pokemon. A Pokemon holding this peculiar stone is prevented from evolving.|
Everstone, when held by a breeding Pokemon, will give its nature to its offspring. This will be of great help especially when you need to breed a Pokemon with a certain nature.
To pass down Egg Moves to the offspring, you only need to breed Pokemon with Egg Moves. The offspring will have a chance of getting the Egg Move from its parent.
How to Learn Egg Moves
Free up space in your Pokemon party to make way for the Pokemon eggs. Be sure to leave one Pokemon and it is recommended to leave a Pokemon with Flame Body.
Head to the Pokemon Nursery on either Route 5 or the Pokemon Nursery on Bridge Field by the Wild Area.
Choose the Pokemon you want to breed and talk to the lady outside of the Pokemon Nursery. Leave your desired Pokemon with the high IV Ditto holding a Destiny Knot to get a chance of the offspring having high Individual Values.
Travel around with your bike, do Pokemon battles, or anything you want to let time pass by for the egg to be ready. After some time, check if the lady outside the nursery is holding her chin, this indicates that an egg has been made.
Go ahead and get the egg and it will be instantly placed into your party given that it has space.
To hatch the egg, you need to reach a certain number of steps. Having a Pokemon with Flame Body in your party will greatly lessen the steps needed to hatch the egg.
When hatching the eggs, make sure to remove unnecessary Pokemon in your party and only retain Pokemon with Flame Body ability and the Eggs. Then, stroll around with your Rotom Bike to hatch them quickly. While going around, be sure to go back to the girl at the nursery to get more eggs for you to hatch.
Repeat all the steps until you get your desired Pokemon with the right stats, nature, and Egg Moves.
If you get a Pokemon with only 5 high Individual Values, you can hyper train your Pokemon in the Battle Tower instead of hatching another egg. This will make strong Pokemon faster than having to hatch more eggs.
If you get a Pokemon with high Individual Values but not the desired nature, you can go and buy mints at the battle tower for you to change the Pokemon's nature.
Be reminded that mints are purchased with Battle Points which you get from battling in the Battle Tower.
Some Pokemon needs to have a held item for them to breed and produce an egg.
|Roselia Roserade||Rose Incense|
|Mr. Mime Mr. Rime||Odd Incense|
This item will increase the amount of Eggs a Pokemon will make. This item can be obtained by beating Leon.
This item is used to increase the chance of getting a shiny Pokemon variant. You need to complete the Pokedex for you to get the Shiny Charm.
|How to Check Your Pokemon's IVs||How to Increase IVs|
|Natures & Abilities|
|How to Change a Pokemon's Nature||How to Get Hidden Abilities|
|Eggs & Breeding|
|How to Learn Egg Moves||How to Breed & Hatch Strong Pokemon|
|EVs, Pokerus, & Leveling Up|
|How to EV Train Fast and Reset EVs||Pokerus Effects and How to Infect Your Pokemon|
|How to Level Up Fast|
|Building Good Teams|
|How to Build a Defensive Team|
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