posted 10-28-2000 12:06 PM
Only my third post, but I've been lurking on this board for several months. Feeling a little vulnerable, so please be gentle.
First of all, thanks and kudos to White Cat for his 'dex and Meowth 346 for his breeding page. Both invaluable reference tools.
In making use of that information for planning new movesets, I haven't been able to determine if there is a pattern to which Pokemon are compatible with each other. I suppose they could be programmed in an array, but I suspect there's some process at work that I'm not seeing. Same with moves that can only be learned through breeding.
Is there a formula or rationale for determining compatibility or what moves can be learned only through breeding? Hope someone can enlighten me.
posted 10-29-2000 03:51 PM
As for compatibility, only Pokémon with the same icon can breed. To see what your Pokémon's icon is, press start, and go to the POKéMON menu. The icon will be displayed next to the Pokémon's name. You can also breed Ditto with just about anything.
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posted 10-29-2000 11:12 PM
I'm not sure about this, but I've heard that when you breed with Ditto, the baby will only get the moves that are TMs. I doubt it, but if it's true, it's worth mentioning.
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posted 10-30-2000 03:06 AM
The icon has nothing to do with breeding compatibility. This is one of the oldest G/S myths. Check the breeding chart at Meowth346's site (http://anime.at/pokefor/) for the real deal.
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posted 10-30-2000 06:04 PM
Yeah, the breeding chart is great. I use it before I put any pokes in the day care just to make sure they're compatible. But I was hoping there was some logic behind compatibilities and not just a random allocation by the programmers.
To put the question another way, did Meowth346 create his tables by trying every possible combination of pokemon to see if they were compatible? If so, I'm even more impressed with his (her?) data.
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