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Pokémon: Sun & Moon

Poke Ball Inheritance

Vincent Lau

Poke Balls don’t make your Pokemon stronger, but they look nice.

When breeding, it’s not just the Pokemon that you can make awesome. You can also control what the Pokemon is in! That’s right, breeding somehow magically generates Poke Balls out of thin air. Either that or the Eggshell has the magically ability to become a Poke Ball. Who knows?

For whatever reason, you can control the Poke Ball the offspring will hatch in.

Females will always pass down their Poke Ball over the male if bred with a male or with a "Ditto" IconDitto. Males will pass down their Poke Ball if bred with a Ditto. There are two exceptions to this rule.

One is if the female and male are the exact same species. Then the female’s Poke Ball and the male’s Poke Ball each have a 50/50 chance of being passed down.

The second exception is if the Pokemon was caught in a Master Ball or a Cherish Ball . The former is the ultimate Poke Ball, and the latter is for event Pokemon. If the Pokemon within these two ball types are breedable and you breed them, offspring always hatch in a standard Poke Ball.

If you’re the type to always look stylish, make sure you catch the original parent in a stylish Poke Ball to match!

Beast Ball is a particularly popular option. It’s difficult to catch Pokemon in a Beast Ball, and they are exceptionally awesome to look at. Other valuable balls to pass down include the Apricorn Balls. For example, Alolan "Vulpix" IconVulpix in a Love Ball is utterly adorable.

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    12 December 2016
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    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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Welcome to Alola, a region of tropical islands, filled with gorgeous natural beauty and Pokemon never seen before. Having recently moved to Alola, your journey begins soon afterwards. Your adventures will be filled with fascinating and colorful people with quirky island traditions and of course Pokémon. Delight in the mysteries of the brand new Alola region as your travels take you the length and breadth of the region and the secrets of the legendary Pokémon Solgaleo and Lunala are finally unveiled.

Our massive and comprehensive guide includes the following:

  • A full route and trial battle guide covering your journey from Pokémon novice to eventual Champion.

  • All dungeons and Rite of the Island challenges covered.

  • Detailed breeding and capture guide, including locations for every Pokémon as well as information on the new Alolan forms.

  • Gameplay strategies to maximise your team potential as well as details on Hyper Training.

  • Minigames and secrets uncovered.

  • An explanation of the brand new Rotom Pokédex and loads more!

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