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In addition to (or in the absence of) any inherited moves, the offspring Pokémon will know at least one default move when hatched, labeled in their level up move list as either "Start" or "--" in lieu of a level number. If this would result in the offspring possessing more than four moves, the inherited moves take priority and the moves on top of their level up move list (with "Start" or "--") will be the ones that are not learned. (If desired, the player may consult a [[Move Reminder]] to acquire those moves.)
 
In addition to (or in the absence of) any inherited moves, the offspring Pokémon will know at least one default move when hatched, labeled in their level up move list as either "Start" or "--" in lieu of a level number. If this would result in the offspring possessing more than four moves, the inherited moves take priority and the moves on top of their level up move list (with "Start" or "--") will be the ones that are not learned. (If desired, the player may consult a [[Move Reminder]] to acquire those moves.)
   
==Exceptions==
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==Special cases==
* Genderless Pokémon cannot inherit any Egg moves, as they can only be bred with {{p|Ditto}}, and always start with a fixed number of moves. Some of these, such as {{p|Unown}} and {{p|Beldum}}, are also incapable of learning moves via TM and HM.
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===Breeding with Incence===
* {{p|Pichu}} can "inherit" {{m|Volt Tackle}} if the female {{p|Pikachu}} or {{p|Raichu}} of the breeding pair holds the [[Light Ball]].
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* [[Incense]]-bred Pokémon often have a different or expanded Egg move list than their evolved forms, due to being classified in the Pokédex as a different species.
* [[Incense]]-bred Pokémon often have a different Egg move list than their evolved forms, due to being classified in the Pokédex as a different species.
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===Volt Tackle===
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{{p|Pichu}} can "inherit" {{m|Volt Tackle}} if the female {{p|Pikachu}} or {{p|Raichu}} of the breeding pair holds the [[Light Ball]].
  +
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| style="background:#{{psychic color light}}" | {{mcolor|Agility|{{psychic color dark}}}}
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===Generless Pokémon===
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Genderless Pokémon cannot inherit any Egg moves, as they can only be bred with {{p|Ditto}}, and always start with a fixed number of moves. Some of these, such as {{p|Unown}} and {{p|Beldum}}, are also incapable of learning moves via TM and HM.
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==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 15:21, 17 September 2013

An Egg move is any move passed down from a Pokémon breeding pair to their offspring, which it would not normally possess at the level it hatches. The term is also frequently used specifically for moves that a Pokémon can acquire only from breeding (i.e. moves that the offspring cannot learn via level-up, TM or HM, or Move Tutor), though a Pokémon can inherit moves from its parents in other ways. All of these methods require the male Pokémon (the father) to know the move prior to breeding.

Before breeding a Pokémon, one must consider whether to use any Egg moves in that Pokémon's moveset, and breed accordingly. To learn more than one Egg move, since they are only passed on by the father, only a father Pokémon in the appropriate Egg Group that can legitimately have all of the moves in one moveset can be used. This makes certain combinations of Egg moves impossible for certain Pokémon: e.g. Tentacruel has both Rapid Spin and Mirror Coat as available Egg moves, but no Pokémon in the Water 3 Egg Group can learn both moves so Tentacruel can't use both in the same moveset.

Sometimes to get a certain moveset onto a Pokémon, such as a Spinda with Wish and Baton Pass, several steps must be taken; this is called chain breeding.

Rules of Egg move breeding

Level-up moves

If both parents know one or more moves that their offspring could learn by leveling up, the offspring will inherit that move. For example, Gengar and Mismagius both know Mean Look, so their child, Misdreavus, who learns the move at level 19 will know it when it hatches.

Parents 094.png
Gengar
429.png
Mismagius
Moves Mean Look Magical Leaf
Dark Pulse Mean Look
Lick Lucky Chant
Hex Perish Song
Offspring 200.png
Misdreavus
Moves Mean Look
Growl
Psywave
---

Note that Ditto cannot be used to pass down moves in this manner, because the only move it possesses is Transform.

TM and HM moves

If the male Pokémon knows a TM or HM move that the offspring can learn, the offspring will have that move. This applies whether or not the female Pokémon knows the move (or if Ditto was used in lieu of a female). In this example, the father, Gliscor, learns X-Scissor naturally, and his child, Joltik, can learn the same move through TM81, so it will know this move upon hatching.

Parents 472.png
Gliscor
596.png
Galvantula
Moves TM81 X-Scissor Thunder
Fire Fang Bug Buzz
Stone Edge Agility
Screech Gastro Acid
Offspring 595.png
Joltik
Moves TM81 X-Scissor
String Shot
Leech Life
Spider Web

Prior to Generation V, this was the only way to "reuse" one-of-a-kind TMs, like the ones obtained from Gym Leaders.

Egg moves

If the male Pokémon knows a move that the offspring can learn only by breeding, the offspring will be born knowing the move (similar to the inheritance of TM moves described above). For example, if a male Dragonite knowing Outrage is bred with a female Charizard, the resulting Charmander will know Outrage.

Parents 149.png
Dragonite
006.png
Charizard
Moves Outrage Flamethrower
Thunder Wave Shadow Claw
Surf Dragon Claw
Ice Beam Fly
Offspring 004.png
Charmander
Moves Outrage
Scratch
Growl
---

Default moves

In addition to (or in the absence of) any inherited moves, the offspring Pokémon will know at least one default move when hatched, labeled in their level up move list as either "Start" or "--" in lieu of a level number. If this would result in the offspring possessing more than four moves, the inherited moves take priority and the moves on top of their level up move list (with "Start" or "--") will be the ones that are not learned. (If desired, the player may consult a Move Reminder to acquire those moves.)

Special cases

Breeding with Incence

  • Incense-bred Pokémon often have a different or expanded Egg move list than their evolved forms, due to being classified in the Pokédex as a different species.
Parents 055.png
Golduck
184.png
Azumarill
Moves Amnesia Superpower
Soak Hydro Pump
Psychic Helping Hand
Psych Up Rollout
Female
Held item
Nothing Sea IncenseSea Incense
Offspring 183.png
Marill
298.png
Azurill
Moves Amnesia Soak
Tackle Splash
Bubble Bubble
--- ---

Volt Tackle

Pichu can "inherit" Volt Tackle if the female Pikachu or Raichu of the breeding pair holds the Light Ball.

Parents 303.png
Mawile
026 f.png
Raichu
Moves Crunch Thunderbolt
Iron Head Feint
Fire Fang Nasty Plot
Sweet Scent Agility
Female
Held item
Nothing Light BallLight Ball
Offspring 172.png
Pichu
Moves ThunderShock
Charm
--- Volt Tackle
---

Generless Pokémon

Genderless Pokémon cannot inherit any Egg moves, as they can only be bred with Ditto, and always start with a fixed number of moves. Some of these, such as Unown and Beldum, are also incapable of learning moves via TM and HM.

Parents 132.png
Ditto
474.png
Porygon-Z
Moves Transform Tri Attack
--- Thunderbolt
--- Ice Beam
--- Shadow Ball
Offspring 137.png
Porygon
Moves Conversion 2
Tackle
Conversion
Sharpen

See also

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