Pokemon Ultra Sun & Moon Strategy Guide

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Nintendo 3DS
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    23 December 2017
  • Last Updated
    6 April 2018
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau, Cassie Sun

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Pokémon Breeding

Pokémon Breeding

Nature Inheritance

Got a horrendous nature? An Everstone'll fix that for the next generation!

After you have caught your Pokémon, the first step is to lock in the Nature . Nature breeding has never been easier than now, so this is the quickest, most painless step of the whole process!

The inheritance rules using an Everstone are simple.

Whichever parent holds the Everstone has a 100% chance of passing down its nature. If both parents hold Everstone, it is a 50/50 split between the two natures (not recommended ever, really). Ditto holding an Everstone can pass down its nature too, so if you couldn’t catch the Pokémon with the right nature, just add in the extra step of pairing it with Ditto holding Everstone.

Easy, right? Just remember that after you have picked the nature, one parent must always hold Everstone as you continue to select Ability, Egg Moves, and IVs. It will be really frustrating to have a Pokémon with all the perfect IVs, only to have a random wacko nature because you forgot to keep the Everstone attached to somebody.

Function Follows Nature

A Pokémon’s Nature might seem like the shortest step in the process but it will have profoundly huge impacts on how you are able to spec out your Pokémon later down the line. Choose carefully! Many Pokémon have many different options.

Is Dragonite going to be a defensive tank? What about a Dragon Dance Physical attacker? Did you know Dragonite can learn Hurricane, which is a Specially based move? And what about the fact that its Hidden Ability is Multiscale?

Remember that you can always breed two of the same Pokémon with different natures if you really can’t decide! Do your research into a Pokémon’s base stats and movepool so that you can make the best informed decision.