One of the better generations of Pokémon games, the eighth Generation, brought us so many cool features. However, one game got backlash for changing a lot of aspects of the Pokémon game – Pokémon Sword and Shield. On the other hand, critics gave it positive reviews and praised the willingness of developers to incorporate more innovations. Of course, a lot of fans are trying to find out about key aspects of Pokémon, which prompted us to see if Legendary Pokémon can be bred with Ditto in Sword and Shield.
Unfortunately, you cannot breed Legendary Pokémon with Ditto in Sword and Shield. The main reason for that is the fact that Legendary Pokémon are in the Undiscovered Egg group, and because developers understood the indicates around Legendary Pokémon – if you want to have the best and rarest Pokémon in the game, you will need to work hard to get it.
We will explain the details around the breeding further and throw in a few game mechanics you can use in your Sword and Shield adventure. Moreover, we will mention a few more Pokémon you can actually breed Ditto with, and conclude this topic. If you are interested, stay with us until the end of the article.
Can you breed Legendary Pokémon with Ditto?
One of the most important aspects of the Pokémon games are Pokémon themselves and their ability to breed with other Pokémon. Each Pokémon game has its own Pokémon they can use for breeding and Ditto is absolutely perfect for that.
Let’s talk a bit about Ditto. This particular Pokémon is not anything special at first glance. It is a Normal-type Pokémon, that is mostly used for breeding in Sword and Shield. It is probably the most flexible and matching Pokémon for breeding in the game, and it’s being genderless makes it available for breeding with male and female Pokémon.
Moreover, since Ditto is genderless, it can breed with other genderless Pokémon but you cannot breed it with the No Eggs Discovered egg group, since those Pokémon cannot breed with anyone.
Now, to the question of this column, can you breed legendary Pokémon with Ditto? No, you cannot. Let’s look at the reasons why. As we already mentioned, Legendary Pokémon are part of the Undiscovered Egg group, which means that the game developers simply do not want us to have Legendary or other rare Pokémon in huge numbers.
Legendaries need to be special, and Trainers need to work hard to get to them, which means they will most likely beat the Pokémon game soon enough, and they are on the right path. Besides Legendary Pokémon, in this group are also baby, Mythical, and Ultra Beasts. The baby Pokémon are designated in the Undiscovered Egg Group since they are too immature to breed while the rest are in the “same boat” as Legendaries.
So, no you cannot breed Legendary Pokémon with Ditto, even though the Pokémon is quite flexible.
What do you get when you breed Legendary Pokémon with Ditto?
Since we established that you cannot breed Legendary Pokémon with Ditto, you won’t get anything. The game does not allow you to even try or provide you with an option to even breed Ditto with Legendaries. So, if you try it, it’s futile, to say the least.
So if you try breeding Ditto with any Legendary, Mythic, or Ultra Beast Pokémon, you will simply waste your time. Once again, we need to put an emphasis on the importance of the Legendaries and the difficulty of obtaining them – Pokémon Trainers will have to invest a lot of time into the Pokémon game.
Can you breed two Ditto’s with each other?
This question was asked a lot in the Pokémon communities. Ditto is an interesting Pokémon when it comes to breeding, as we established before, and the fact it is genderless, it can breed with most Pokémon in the game. Now, we know Ditto can’t reproduce with the Undiscovered Egg group, but it can’t reproduce with his own egg group as well, fittingly called The Ditto Egg group.
This is an interesting case for Ditto since it hints at it not being able to hatch from the Egg. The Pokémon Trainers need to find Ditto’s in the wild to be able to eventually breed them in Pokémon Nursery.
What do you get when you breed two Dittos?
Of course, as we said in the previous column, Ditto Cannot breed with other Ditto’s since they are from the same Egg group, Ditto Egg group. The game won’t allow you to breed these two Pokémon, so it will be a waste of time if you try breeding two Dittos.
Can you breed Ditto with genderless Pokémon?
Now, to the quite important question of this broad topic. Ditto can definitely breed with genderless Pokémon which further proves its flexibility in the Sword and Shield. This is explained quite easily. You see, Ditto is genderless and can breed with male, female and genderless Pokémon, besides the ones that are in the Undiscovered Egg group, and The Ditto egg group.
There is a special case around one particular Pokémon – Manaphy. This Pokémon is part of the Water 1 and Fairy egg groups, and it is genderless, but Manaphy is also a Water-type Mythic Pokémon which automatically means that it cannot be bred with Ditto. However, Manaphy can which makes it the only Mythic Pokémon that can actually breed.
When Manaphy is bred with Ditto, the egg hatches Phione, which cannot evolve into it exclusively, and they are not gender counterparts. This is a special case in the Sword and Shield, and no other Pokémon in the game can do that.
What do you get when you breed Ditto with genderless Pokémon?
Let’s mention an example – if you breed your Magnezone with a Ditto, you will receive Magnemite eggs in the daycare, which will evolve eventually. We already mentioned special cases surrounding Ditto and Manaphy, but before we conclude this article we will mention a few tips on how to make your Pokémon breed faster and more efficient.
Like in real life, two counterparts need to have at least an ounce of positive feelings when trying to pursue a relationship, and that is the case in the Pokémon games when it comes to breeding. For your Pokémon to be willing and happy to breed, one needs to “like” the other, and the breeding progress in Pokémon Nursery can begin.
Sometimes, your Pokémon won’t like each other and the breeding will fail. To stop that you can use special items to make your Pokémon happy. In other words, there are items that make the breeding efficient, more lucrative and gaining new Pokémon with better stats.
Before breeding, the Pokémon you want to breed with Ditto or something else needs to carry an item for a certain ability, IV points, or something else. For example, Oval Charm helps you take eggs from the Pokémon Nursery much faster, while Everstone makes sure your hatched Pokémon will be of a certain Nature, which is really important in the Sword and Shield.
Finally, Destiny Knot makes sure your hatched Pokémon will inherit 5 IVs from both of its parents, and we all know how IV is important. In the end, we can say that Pokémon games were always great in making their players think about their gameplay, and the breeding aspect of Pokémon is definitely one of them.