We know that breeding is not necessary for Ranked Battles in Pokemon Sword and Shield but it is still a major part of the game and is worth learning about. In this Pokemon Sword and Shield perfect breeding guide, we are going to go over how you can raise the strongest Pokemon.
Before we get into the guide there are a few things that you should know about in general. If you are new to the game then you should know what breeding is and the different stats that are associated with breeding.
What Is Breeding?
This is a method of getting new Pokemon. You can hatch Pokemon eggs in order to get new Pokemon. You can hatch multiple eggs in order to select the strongest Pokemon.
Different Pokemon species have different base stats. This determines which stat will be higher compared to other species.
This stat is different for different Pokemon. This will tell you which stat will grow higher compared to others.
These are hidden and are gained by defeating other Pokemon. Base points increase stats such as Attack and Speed.
Now that we have gone over some basic terms and you have an idea of what Breeding is about we can go into details regarding how you can breed the strongest Pokemon in Pokemon Sword and Shield.
Perfect Breeding In Pokemon Sword and Shield
In order the breed the strongest Pokemon in the game it is recommended that you complete the story first. During the story, breeding can be very limited. The following is what you need to know about breeding the strongest Pokemon in the game:
Breeding For Max Stats
You can breed two strong Pokemon and hatch multiple eggs in order to select the best stats and get the best growth potential.
Earning Base Points
Base Points are also called Effort Values. You can use these to customize the stats of your Pokemon. These are earned by defeating other Pokemon in the game. Stats will increase as you earn more base points.
Best Method For Breeding In Pokemon Sword and Shield
The stats of a Pokemon are not only determined by the base stats of the species bu the individual strengths as well. You can hatch multiple eggs and choose the Pokemon that have the highest individual strengths. This will affect the final stats of the Pokemon.
The nature of the Pokemon affects the growth rate of its stats. Some Pokemon have higher growth rates than others. This is something that you should keep in mind when breeding. The nature of a Pokemon is random and cannot be changed but it can be passed down.
The following items can be used to pass down nature:
|Everstone||Passes down the holder’s nature|
|Destiny Knot||Passes down 5 of the holder’s IVs|
|Power Weight||Passes down the holder’s HP IV|
|Power Bracer||Passes down the holder’s Attack IV|
|Power Belt||Passes down the holder’s Defense IV|
|Power Lens||Passes down the holder’s Sp. Attack IV|
|Power Band||Passes down the holder’s Sp. Defense IV|
|Power Anklet||Passes down the holder’s Speed IV|
This marks the end of our Pokemon Sword and Shield perfect breeding Guide. If you are interested in learning more about the game then you can check out our guide on new abilities in the game. You can also learn about the differences between the two versions of the game.