Pokemon Soul Silver Breeding question: catching dittos?

Ive been reading a IV breeding guide(http://www.smogon.com/ingame/guides/breeding_guide... and it claims in a certain paragraph that each time you catch a ditto, there is a 1 in 6 chance that it will have a 31 IV in a certain stat. Is this true? I've been having trouble finding a ditto with a 31 SP.Attack IV.

Here is a copy and paste of the paragraph:

"You might be saying, after reading all this: "Okay, let's see if I'm understanding this correctly. I need a Ditto with a Timid Nature and a 31 IV in Speed in order to breed it with my Gastly, so that I can get a Timid Gastly with 31 Speed IV, right? But from where am I going to get such a Ditto?"

The short answer is: you need to catch it.

I can hear groans of disappointment, but cheer up: this is actually not very difficult to do.

When a wild Pokémon is encountered, the IVs for that Pokémon are generated completely at random. This means that there is a 17.3% chance (about 1 in 6) that a Pokémon caught in the wild has at least one of its IV to be a perfect 31. All we need to do, then, is to catch six Ditto, each of which has a perfect IV in one of the six stats."

Update:

Also wanted to add, that the first ditto I found had 31 IV's in attack, so he may be correct on this...or I just got lucky...

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  • 8 years ago
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    It's true. It's really not that hard to do. It can become frustrating when you keep catching the the 31 in the same stat though. And it's also difficult if you want 2 or 3 flawless IVs on a Ditto. When I still bred the normal way I had lots of Ditto with 31 IVs though, and one lucky Ditto with three 31's. It didn't take me more than a few days.

    Also, if you want more immediate results, like a Ditto with a 31 in every stat, you can try RNG manipulation. It's a bit difficult for HGSS, because Smogon doesn't have any guides on that, but if you want to I can create an HGSS wild capture-guide (I've already made one on breeding --- you'd have to wait until my computer is fixed though, so I can download the new RNG Reporter).

  • hyer
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Pokemon Silver Breeding Guide

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