Pokémon breeding is a feature in many Pokémon games where players can get an egg by leaving two Pokémon to ‘breed’ in a Pokémon Daycare center. Players use the breeding feature to get the most powerful Pokémon with ‘6iv’ for online battles.
To get a 6iv Pokémon, players breed two-high IV Pokémon, one male, and one female. They often include a destiny knot item or involve a Ditto, a neutral gender Pokémon.
There are many ways to make a Pokémon stronger in-game. The most common way is to raise an effort value and breed a Pokémon with good individual value.
A 6iv is a Pokémon with stats such as HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed that has an excellent 31 individual value or ‘iv’ in all 6 Pokémon stats. Thus, the ‘6’ and the ‘iv.’
The way to obtain more effort value (EV) and individual value (iv) of a Pokémon is different. You can get a higher EV by raising Pokémon through battles and medicine.
And to get a perfect 6iv, there’s no other way but to breed for it. Breeding until getting 6iv Pokémon will take a long time to accomplish.
It is always not guaranteed to get good Pokémon stats, and iv raising is more reliant on random number generators (RNG) than EV raising.
How Do You Get 6 Perfect IVs?
Getting a 6 Perfect IV Pokémon is a long manual process but not impossible. However, there are steps to follow to get what you want.
Read the steps below to get started.
Step 1: Get a 6IV Ditto
One does not simply get a 6iv ditto by catching it in the wild or other areas. Firstly, remember that aside from breeding for good ivs, getting a 6iv Ditto is very rare.
An average player can get a 6iv ditto with a chance of one in one million or something close to it. You can borrow or trade the perfect 6iv Ditto from a friend or any willing individual.
Also, you can have a chance to obtain a 6iv Ditto through raid battles, which are in Pokémon Sword and Shield. What’s special about getting a 6iv Ditto because it drastically makes breeding for competitive Pokémon battles a lot easier.
And since Ditto can breed with almost any Pokémon, it is advantageous if you have one. Also, remember that You can only pass down 5 stats from a parent Pokémon by using a destiny knot.
Step 2: Use Destiny Knot
A Destiny Knot is an item that will ensure that your offspring Pokémon will get at least 5 perfect stats from your perfect iv Pokémon like 6iv ditto and more.
It will not matter who holds the destiny knot item. You can give it to a parent Pokémon of your choosing.
Step 3: Use Another Pokémon with Other IV’s
It would be best to use other Pokémon to pair with other Pokémon for breeding. So make sure that you have good ivs to maximize the chance of the offspring inheriting the good iv stats.
Step 4: Breed the Two Pokémon
Go to a daycare center in the Pokémon game after making sure that 2 Pokémon of the opposite gender or Ditto have your desired iv stats. Leave your Pokémon there and wait.
You can wait for 15 minutes and talk to the Pokémon daycare counter to receive your egg.
Step 5: Breed its Nature
There are many kinds of Pokémon nature, and like ivs, it can be inherited by the offspring through an everstone. A Pokémon nature can also affect a Pokémon stat.
Each Pokémon nature provides 1 increased stat and 1 decreased stat. There are also items called mints that affect a Pokémon’s nature.
What are the Chances of Breeding a 6IV Pokémon?
The chances of breeding a perfect iv in a Pokémon is approximately 1/55 or can be less or more. If 1 iv has a chance of 1/55, you have to multiply this with 6 because there are 6 total Pokémon stats.
How Rare is a Perfect IV Pokémon?
The rarity is one of the fifty-five chances. So on average, you have to get roughly 55 eggs and expect a perfect IV Pokémon.
Remember that it is only one stat, and there are a total of six stats in a Pokémon. There’s a 1.8 percent chance to obtain it through breeding to get a perfect iv.
The condition for this is you must have two perfect iv-parent Pokémon.
How Hard is it To Get a 6 IV Ditto?
Continuous raid battles in Pokémon Sword and Shield are needed to obtain a 6iv Ditto.
If you want to obtain a 6iv ditto, you can instead request other players to trade their extra 6iv Ditto.
Is it Possible to Have 31 IV in All Stats?
Yes. The methods, as mentioned earlier, are the only known way to get 31 iv in all stats.
However, the whole process is tedious and will take a lot of effort. Many players have also given up and used hacking tools instead to edit a Pokémon’s stat.
It is not recommended to hack, especially if you are breeding for battling other players online.
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