I know this thread is called "simple questions; simple answers", but this is a bit complex. I apologize if this has been hashed out before.
I have a few questions concerning breeding that aren't 100% clear to me for whatever reason, and I'm hoping someone can spell it out for me.
1. I understand that power items pass on the IV's of the parent it is attached to, according to the item. However, some articles I've read suggest that if a power item is attached to both parents, only one of them is passed on? If this is the case, is it one of the stats with the band, or does it simple "increase the chances" if the desired IV to be passed down?
For instance, I'm trying to breed an Hidden Power Fire onto a child pokemon. The Mother has 30 Special Attack and 31 Special Defense. The Father has a 30 Speed and a 31 Special Defense. My theory is that, if I equip the mother with the SPATK Item and the Father with the Speed Item, then the only babies I should consider are ones with the desired nature and have a "Somewhat Vain" Characteristic. Since the Speed and SPATK are "guaranteed", the only stat "Somewhat Vain" could be is 31. Now, after that, I know that the Hidden Power could be Water, Fire, or Steel, and at that point, it would just be a matter of waiting, but my main question is: is all of this correct thinking, or am I missing something?
2. In previous generations, if the father's moveset changed such that your desired move would be forgotten, the children reflected this. I have noticed so far that, in this generation, that doesn't seem to be the case. It seems that the moves that the father learned at the time he was placed in the daycare stay until the father is taken out of the daycare. Can anyone confirm this? The only reason I ask is that I'm chain-breeding, and I can't simply get my move back with a Heart Scale. (I know I can use the offspring should I decide to take him out, but I'm just wondering)
Thanks to anyone who bothers to read all of this and give me a straight answer!