Can Starter Pokémon Breed? (How to Breed Starter Pokémon)

I still recall the euphoric feeling ūüėä as I marveled at each evolution of my first Pok√©mon. It was a thrill like no other.

However, it took me some time and effort to understand that while starter Pokémon can breed, there was more to it than merely producing an egg.

At the very least, I needed to learn what it took to breed a one-of-a-kind Pok√©mon ūüí™, one whose power fit my vision and ambitions in the Pok√©mon world.

If you seek to breed your starter Pokémon, join me in learning the basics.

Shall we? ūü§©


How to Breed Starter Pokémon

Ways to Breed Starter Pokémon
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For starter Pok√©mon to breed, two Pok√©mon ‚Äď a male and a female – come together to produce an egg. Sounds easy, right? Well ‚ö†ÔłŹ, it is not as easy as it seems.

FirstūüĎÜ, you need to ensure that both Pok√©mon belong to egg groups that render them compatible for breeding.

Second‚úĆ, both Pok√©mon should like one another. Once you have confirmed the Pok√©mon like one another, you will leave them at the nursery in the Wild Area, located either at the Bridge Field or Route 5.

While at the nursery, the selected Pok√©mon will eventually produce an egg ūü•ö, which you will find and pick outside.

Can First Evolution Starters Breed?

Breeding Starter Pokémon
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Yes, first-evolution starters can breed. For instance, Scorbunny (female) and Diggersby (male) can breed to yield a Scorbunny egg.

Each parent passes on something distinctive to the egg: the female passes their species while the male passes their egg moves.

Can you Breed a Starter in Emerald?

Yes, you can breed a starter in Pokémon Emerald. The breeding process is identical across all Pokémon versions. With Emerald, you can locate the breeding center along Route 117.

After leaving the selected Pokémon at the center, you will make several steps so the egg is produced and further steps for the egg to hatch to yield a baby Pokémon.

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Can you Breed a Starter in Pokémon Pearl?

How to Breed Starter Pokémon
Can you Breed a Starter in Pokémon Pearl? Image source: Pinterest

Yes, you can breed a starter in Pokémon Pearl. The nursery is in Solaceon Town. A woman at the nursery will handle the eggs you leave in their care. When the egg is ready, you will pick it from her, and breeding begins.

Note before commencing the breeding process, you should consider two essential items to facilitate better breeding outcomes.

These are Destiny Knot and Everstone, essential for the parent Pokémon to pass on Intellectual Values (IVs) and natures, respectively.

How do you Breed a Starter without Ditto?

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One option for breeding is doing so between a Ditto and any other Pokémon. That is because the ability to breed with any other Pokémon is unique to Ditto. If you do not prefer the Ditto option, you could breed male and female Pokémon from compatible egg groups.

The table below shows the various egg groups and the Pokémon categorized under each. A Pokémon may have one or two egg groups.

You may prefer selective breeding to generate powerful Pokémon species with desirable natures. Finding compatible Pokémon partners to breed is a complicated process.

That is why many prefer breeding with a Ditto.

Egg Group

Number of Pokémon

Pokémon Examples



Grimer, Muk.



Ivysaur, Venusaur.



Weedle, Kakuna.



Charmeleon, Charizard



Geodude, Graveler



Raichu, Clefairy.



Nidorina, Nidoqueen.



Rattata, Raticate.



Pidgey, Pidgeotto.



Bulbasaur, Ivysaur.




Water 1


Squirtle, Wartotle.

Water 2


Goldeen, Seaking.

Water 3


Tentacool, Tentacruel.



Abra, Kadabra.

Are the Hisuian Starters Breedable?

Yes, the Hisuian starters are breedable. However, it is crucial to consider the Hisui form ūü§Ē. Hisuian starters, like the Stantler, Ursaluna, and Rufflet, must be evolved in Pok√©mon Legends: Arceus (PLA).

All other Hisuian forms can be bred and evolve on Pokémon Scarlet and Pokémon Violet.

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