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Often this subject appears in talks a lot, so we decided to explain how this is handled in the world of PMDe, so that various player characters’ backstories can be better put together.

When Pokemon procreate with another, there's a chance that an offspring happens in the form of an egg.

Since there is a wide range of different Pokemon species, cross breeding is bound to happen. As such, over the centuries, almost all forms of breeding and compatibility has been verified and documented in various genealogy books in PMD-e’s world.

What is known and documented is considered a "hard compatibility," in which procreation is certain between a male and a female. All listed examples are seen in the website veekun.com, like for example: Seviper & Serperior will produce an offspring. Also taken into account is that Nidorina and Nidoqueen follow the same hard compatibility as Nidoran female for this world (Nidoqueen and Nidorina cannot breed in the games).

Another thing to consider in the world of PMDe is that the species of the offspring isn't determined by the female. As an example, a male Lucario and a female Zangoose may have Riolu or Zangoose as children. Or if a clutch of eggs was made, perhaps both.

Some Pokemon species may have absolute sexes. For example, Kangaskhan are always female, while Tauros are always male. They may decide to identify themselves as the opposite gender, if they wish.

Sometimes, female Pokemon may lay unfertilized eggs. They appear as a wholly white egg, with no distinct features. Fertilized eggs will have a color pattern on their shell.

Pokemon with mythical status, such as Lugia, are capable of procreation themselves, and do indeed have a sex.

Material Pokemon that have no sex, such as Magnemite and Voltorb, do not procreate regularly, as their origin is a mystery. However, the very special Ditto is able to procreate and produce offspring of not only Material Pokemon, but Organic Pokemon as well.

Finally, not only are there "hard compatibilities"--such as in the main games-- but there are "soft compatibilities" as well for this world. These are incredibly rare, and as such are undocumented, however procreation is possible with scant odds. They seem to happen with Pokemon that are similar in features... for an example, Hydreigon & Flygon were never documented, so their chances are procreation are nil. But because they both are dragon-monsters, the chance does exist. Keep in mind that some Pokemon absolutely cannot breed with another, like a Finneon with a Teddiursa.  They share no common traits! Obviously, we can’t oversee every “soft compatible” breeding example, so try to be reasonable.  It stands that most mammalian-like Pokemon should have this slim chance of breeding with each other, most lizard-like ones with each other, etc... So use your best judgment if you’re using this for backstory or storyline related purposes, please.  (And keep in mind, even if your Pokemon starts a family, they can’t add in the baby to their team without an appropriate recruit opportunity.)
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dar-a Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013  Student General Artist
sadly we cannot breed skitty with wailord in pmde. XD
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Pinksneasel Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
Yes we can. They are still in the same egg group, even if they don't look alike. The restriction is only on Pokemon who aren't in the same egg group and have NOTHING in common to justify breeding.
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Ladlebug Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Since we're on the topic of eggs and the article mentions Kangaskhan, I just wanted to ask this question. If you were to get a Kangaskhan egg and it hatches you'd get a full grown Kangaskhan, not the little baby in the pouch...or would it be a cubone...
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LynionPoe Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Professional Writer
Since the cubone thing is only a rumour, you'd get a baby kanghaskhan.
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OneTrueSoul Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013
so lemme get this straight:

pmd-e follows egg groups and breeding rules as set by the games.

however, in the case of two pokemon not compatible but it should seem that way (because of similar looks), there's a very slim chance of a child coming along.

am i right?
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MissFluffyKitty Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very slim, I believe.
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Saberstar1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
does the chart only show the first form of the compatible pokemon?
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drakke148 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
by chart it means the egg groups, and egg groups include the evolved forms as well.
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Saberstar1 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you.
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SapphireMiuJewel Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OwO Oh~ I see~
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