The procedure of breeding in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl is just like any other Pokémon game before this one. Breeding allows you to evolve your Pokémon into a more powerful version of itself. By breeding your Pokémon you’re increasing its overall stats including the abilities, moves, and innate. Therefore, this is how you can breed your Pokémon in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pear: How to Bread
The basics include finding a daycare for your Pokémon, the items required for effective breeding, inheritance of the moves, and the Masuda Method. There is a daycare in Solaceon Town. You can unlock and use the nursery after defeating the second gym leader in Eterna City.
When you reach the Nursery, you will know that you can only deposit two Pokémon for breeding here. You will have to pay 500 credits for the first one and 1000 for depositing a second one.
Now, to breed your Pokémon you will need certain items that are important in the efficient breeding of the Pokémon. These are the items that you will need in the effective breeding of a Pokémon:
- Oval Charm (This can be obtained from Hotel Grand Lake after defeating Morimoto).
- Everstone (This item can be found from the Grand Underground, and ensures the nature of child Pokémon with the one holding it).
- Destiny Knot (You can get this from Route 224. This item lets a child Pokémon inherit 5 IVs from the parent Pokémon).
These are the Effort Items that can be bought from the Battle Tower BP shop. These let the child Pokémon inherit a particular amount of IV from its parent Pokémon. Power Brace, Power Belt, Power Lens, Power Band, Power Anklet, Power Weight.
Another category of useful items is the Incense Items that includes Rose Incense (Found at Route 212), Sea Incense (Found at Route 204), Wave Incense (Found at Route 210), Rock Incense (Found at Fuego Ironworks), Odd Incense (Found at Solaceon Ruins), Lax Incense (Found at Route 225), and Full Incense (Found at Veilstone City). These are all found at different locations.
The last important item that you need in breeding is the Light Ball, which allows the baby Pichus to come with the Volt Tacke move already learned. Volt Tacke move is performed by wild Pikachu only. For baby Pichus to learn this move, the Light Ball needs to be held by one of the parents Pokémon.
Now, you need to get your Pokémon into the Nursery and you can deposit a maximum of 2 Pokémon in Nursery. There are some instructions that you can read there on the side on breeding, and what Pokémon you can breed. For instance, a Ditto can breed with any Pokémon but not with its own self. If you breed a Pokémon that has the Flame Body ability, it’d require fewer steps to hatch eggs for Pokémon possessing this ability.
The Pokémon that has just been hatched will inherit some abilities from its parents. These abilities are learned on level 1. Then a new ability is learned when the Pokémon levels up, but the ability needs to be under its parent’s learning. It also inherits TMs that are known by its parent Pokémon, and Egg Moves as well.
The last thing in Pokémon breeding is the Masuda Method. Masuda Method increases your chances of hatching a shiny Pokémon. This method was first invented by Junichi Masuda and was named Masuda Method till then. So, you need to breed your Pokémon in different game languages, which are changed from the status screen.
You need to switch between languages while the Pokémon breeds with its parents to increase the chances of getting a shiny Pokémon by 600%. The probability of getting a shiny Pokémon before Masuda Method is 1 in 4096, and it reduces to 1 in 682. This is quite a big difference and you will luckily get a couple of shiny Pokémon to add in your roster as well.