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Breeding and Transferring

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Breeding & Transferring

Two more key aspects in having a chance at finishing the Pokedex are the techniques of Breeding and Transfers.

Breeding is done by putting two Pokemon that are compatible in the Pokemon Daycare, in the Games since the third generation, and soon an egg will be given to you. Ditto is the best breeding partner as it can breed with any Pokemon that can breed, but as just mentioned, a number of Pokemon, mainly Legendary Pokemon, can't be bred. Mainly Competitive Players try to use Breeding, along with Move Tutors and TMs/HMs, to build the perfect Pokemon, and many of them will literally breed until the Pokemon has all the perfect stats. [They will even specially train these Pokemon, Effort Value Training (Every Pokemon you defeat in the wild will give your Pokemon a certain number of EV Points to a certain stat based on the defeated Pokemon's Stats) to be exact, to properly build the maximum stats they are going for.] However, trainers that go for the goal of obtaining all Pokemon also use the technique to up their Pokedex Data.

But the the greatest way to obtaining a mass number of Pokemon at once is done through Pokemon Transfer. Pokemon Transfer is a unique process, and can only be done with Games from the third generation moving forward, as their was a break in the functionality of the games made from the first two generations to the ones made after. And transfer can only be done from one generation of games to the very next generation of games; you cannot skip generations when transferring Pokemon (ie fourth generation games cannot transfer straight to sixth generation games, you must first transer them to the fifth generation games).

To transfer from the GamboyAdvance Games of the third generation, one can insert it in the bottom game area of a Nintendo DS while playing their fourth generation games. This will allow the player to transfer Pokemon from the third generation game to be captured in Pal Park in the fourth generation games.

Pokemon Transfer changed dramatically though from the fourth to fifth generation, as players actually had to acquire or borrow a SECOND Nintendo DS to transfer from the two generations. Once you had two systems, you had to access the Transfer Lab in the fifth generations Games and then wirelessly connect to your fourth generation games inserted in the second DS to transfer the Pokemon. You could only transfer a few Pokemon at a time though, and you actually had to play a mini-game in order capture them.

By the time the Sixth Generation of Pokemon released, transfering was once again changed. This time, however, you could transfer massive amounts of Pokemon from your fifth generation Games. There was literally no limit of Pokemon you could transfer, however, there was a catch (of course). On your Nintendo 3DS, you actually have to download additional software known as PokeTransfer and PokeBank and pay a yearly charge in order to keep/access it. Once purchased, you could insert your fifth generation games and transfer all the Pokemon your heart desired. You could then transfer them to your PC Boxes in game or keep them in your PokeTransfer Box for additional storage uses.
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