sharkshocker's breeding blog: Project I (Modest Goomy)
by, 19th October 2013 at 07:03 PM (4185 Views)
Testing, testing...well I thought it'd be interesting to make a blog of my attempts at Pokemon breeding. It should be fun to reminisce about what I went through...and maybe to encourage me to keep working to finish my projects :P
For my first XY breeding project I have chosen Modest Goomy. It was a toss-up between Noibat or Goomy: I ran into two Noibats and caught them in Premier Balls (my favorite) but the Goomy won out. Maybe Noibat will be my next or at least an upcoming project.
This started because I had received an Italian Goomy so I decided to try breeding for a shiny Pokemon. One thing I did not know going in to this project was that Goomy is a "pseudo-legendary" Pokemon and his high base stats justify the numbers of steps I'd need to hatch it. I'll try for something a bit quicker next time :P
Halfway through Day 1 (and after 50 or so eggs) I decided to instead focus on making a competitive Goomy, so I had to start to focus on crunching out perfect IV's. Modest nature was chosen because it was the main +Sp. Atk nature I remember off the top of my head (which I was postive meant -Atk) and thankfully I was right.
The first perfect IV I got was Attack, which would be rather pointless in a Modest nature but is still something nevertheless. Somehow I didn't get a Modest Nature until I was starting to breed double flawless IV's, but from the beginning until around triple flawless it's mostly busy work.
One Power item and an Everstone would be your best friends until you get what I call "overlapping doubles", where you have 2 Pokemon with double flawless IV's, sharing one in common. From that point you have a good chance of making triple flawless, giving a Power item to a perfect IV that isn't shared.
I would have preferred the Goomy to be in a Premier Ball (the Italian female Goomy is in an Ultra Ball) but I thought that it wouldn't really matter. I was able to make triple flawless parents and start working my way to quad, but then the thought of the Premier Ball stuck to me. So I decided to try to see how difficult it would be.
I go and start catching Goomy in the wild, and I catch the first female I see with a Premier Ball. I expected it to not have any perfect IV's but I checked just in case. Sure enough it was just an average Pokemon, and I figured that this would set me back a couple of breeding cycles.
This is when I really notice the improvement on the breeding system, specifically how useful Destiny Knot is. For those unaware, Destiny Knot allows five IV's to be passed down from either parent when held. (I am still unsure whether it's any five from one parent, or a combination of five from both) I hatched five eggs from the Premier Goomy and was able to get a female triple flawless to continue my work. :D
I hit a snag when I started churning out quad flawless: since Destiny Knot passes down five IV's, any non-perfect IV has a chance of being passed down (which would prevent them from generating a perfect IV). I needed to add Sp. Atk and Speed into the mix so that I can have offspring with overlapping IVs.
This was solved by the Friend Safari where I had access to Charmeleons (100+ Charmeleons and not one Solar Power...) and luckily enough I already had one in my box that had perfect Sp. Atk and Speed! I read somewhere that Friend Safari Pokemon tend to have 2 flawless IV's so this serves to substantiate that.
Whew, this turned out longer than I thought and I just realized how far I've already worked in this project :P Currently I'm trying to get a hold of Gooey so that I can add it into the mix, hopefully that works out...
Thanks for taking the time to read this, and feel free to share your thoughts! :D
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