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All you need to know!

Are you tired of playing Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl without the perfect IV Pokemon or the most fantastic shinies?

Then you’re in the right place: read on ahead to find out everything there is about breeding in our breeding guide for Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl!

Breeding with the Destiny Knot

If you want a Pokemon with perfect IVs, obtaining the Destiny Knot for breeding is a must. When you have both the Pokemon that are needed for breeding in your possession, have one of the two Pokemon hold the Destiny Knot. This will cause the resulting offspring to inherit 5 of the 12 combined IVs from either of the parents.

What is the Base Shiny Rate in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?

When you are breeding without any item or method that gives you a multiplier of sorts, the base shiny rate for an egg to hatch as a shiny is 1/4096!

What is the Masuda Method for Breeding in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl?

The Masuda Method of breeding was named after the Pokemon franchise’s director, Junichi Masuda. This method drastically increases the odds for the resulting egg to be shiny, from the very volatile 1/4096 base shiny odds to an astounding 1/683 shiny odds!

To proceed with the Masuda Method, you need to get two compatible Pokemon, caught from games in different parts of the world, to breed together in the Pokemon Daycare.

And that is all you need to know for breeding in Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl!

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