Frequent question: Does Masuda method work with any foreign Pokémon?

Does Masuda method work with different species?

2 Answers. No; species doesn’t matter. Masuda method only requires 2 Pokemon of different languages.

Does Masuda method work with any language?

Masuda method, which is using pokemon from different countries to multiply the chances of breeding shiny by 5 or 6, works with pokemon with different languages. So if you have USA game and a friend of you with an AUS game sends you a Ditto, if both of your games are in English, Masuda Method will not work.

Does Masuda method only work with Japanese Pokemon?

The Masuda method works when one parent is your language and one is from a different language game. It doesn’t have to be American Growlithe and Japanese Ditto, you can use the Japanese Growlithe and American Ditto that you had at the start.

Can you do the Masuda method with a non Foreign Ditto?

1 Answer. Yes it will. So long as both Pokémon are two different languages, the Masuda Method will always apply.

Do shiny eggs look different?

1 Answer. No, the egg will look exactly the same as a normal egg. You can only find out whether it’s shiny when it hatches.

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Can Masuda method be interrupted?

1 Answer. Yes, turning off the game is perfectly fine. No such thing as a cycle exists with the Masuda method. You do not need to chain eggs like you need to chain encounters with the PokeRadar or by chain fishing.

Does breeding with a shiny Ditto increase?

Once you have a Ditto from a language that isn’t your own, you’ll be able to start breeding Pokémon easily and having increased Shiny Egg chances.

Does shiny charm affect Masuda method?

The Shiny charm increases your overall shiny chance to 1/1365 and to 1/512 for breeding using the Masuda Method.

Does a shiny Pokemon breed Shinies?

In generation II, having a shiny parent did raise the chances of hatching a shiny pokemon. However, after gen II, the chances of a shiny are NOT increased if either of the parents of shiny. So if you’re playing anything other than Gold, Crystal, or Silver, having a shiny parent won’t increase the shiny rate.

Does the Masuda method work with dittos?

Yes. The Masuda Method still works in this generation and with Ditto(s/es). In fact, you don’t even have to use a Japanese Ditto. So long as one of the Pokemon is from a different region than the other, then they have an increased chance of breeding a shiny Pokemon.

Will Pokemon make eggs if they don’t like each other?

Just like real life relationships, they also need to like each other before making babies. You can speak to the Ranch Girl out front to find out how close your Pokémon are to each other. Even if “they don’t seem to like each other”, they’ll still produce a Pokémon Egg – it’ll just take longer than if they’re friendly.

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How many eggs does it take to get a shiny?

After spending more than 30 hours hatching exactly 1,600 eggs in Pokémon Sword and Shield, the shiny Applin I’d worked so hard to find was finally mine.