Pokemon Scarlet and Violet have a pretty solid range of species available to catch, trade, transfer in, and breed, following the addition of the Teal Mask and Indigo Disk DLCs. Among the Pokemon available to transfer over from previous titles into Scarlet and Violet, there is Hisuian Pokemon, the beloved regional variants of certain Pokemon from Pokemon Legends: Arceus’ ancient Hisui Region.
However, while these Pokemon can be transferred from Legends: Arceus to Scarlet and Violet and even traded off to other trainers with no problems, Hisuian Pokemon are not native to the Paldea Region, and therefore cannot be caught during a Scarlet and Violet playthrough. For this reason, players look to other methods for obtaining all available Hisuain Pokemon in the game, such as breeding. However, breeding isn’t always a successful method to use when acquiring Regional variants, so it’s important to know information regarding the benefits and limits of this method when trying to catch em’ all.
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Can You Breed Hisuian Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?
As it turns out, there is a possibility when it comes to breeding Hisuian Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, though there are also some limits to consider, too. Any Pokemon that has a Hisuian pre-evolution can be bred in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, with the egg hatch result being the first stage of Hisuian evolution. For example, breeding a Hisuian Zoroark in Scarlet and Violet will result in the hatching of a Hisuian Zorua, which you can choose to keep in its first form, or evolve further into a Hisuian Zoroark.
Other Pokemon that don’t have Hisuian pre-evolutions are very much out of luck, as they need to be evolved into their Hisuain forms in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, and then transferred to Scarlet and Violet. This means that in order to get Hisuian Typhlosion, Hisuian Decidueye, and Hisuian Samurott, for example, without trading, you’d need to crack open a copy of Pokemon: Legends Arceus and do all of the leveling work on there. Once you transfer these Pokemon to Scarlet and Violet and attempt to breed them, they will only produce eggs that hatch into the regular variants of Cyndaquil, Rowlet, and Oshawott, as only the final forms had Hisuian variants, and these Hisuian evolutions don’t trigger at all in the Paldea Region.
The only exception to this evolution rule occurs in instances where both the pre-evolution and following evolution have Hisuian variants. For example, if you evolve Goomy into Hisuian Sliggoo in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, you can then transfer this Pokemon to Scarlet and Violet, and evolve it further into Hisuain Goodra, as long as the special evolution requirements are met – in this case, raising Hisuian Sliggoo above level 50 in rainy weather.
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Full List of Hisuian Pokemon That Can Be Obtained Through Breeding in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet
While not all Hisuian Pokemon can be obtainable through breeding in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, there is still quite a decent collection of pre-evolutions that you can acquire through breeding Hisuian final forms. Note that to ensure the egg hatches into a Hisuian variant Pokemon, you’ll need to equip the Hisuain Pokemon that you wish to breed with an Everstone before using this method, as this is the rule/mechanic that guarantees Regional Variants.
On top of this, while many Pokemon have dedicated Egg Groups, some of the Hisuian Pokemon below, Hisuian Electrode in particular, can only breed with Ditto. For this reason, it’s recommended that you acquire a dedicated breeding Ditto with solid stats. This way, you’ll ensure that all Hisuian Pokemon you breed will be capable of producing eggs, but also have a chance of passing down some strong IVs to their offspring.
Hisuian Pokemon Capable of Breeding in Scarlet and Violet
- Hisuian Quilfish – Breed Overquil.
- Hisuain Growlithe – Breed Hisuian Arcanine.
- Hisuian Voltorb – Breed Hisuian Electrode.
- Hisuian Sneasel – Breed Sneasler.
- Hisuian Zorua – Breed Hisuian Zoroark.
Pokemon Ineligible of Breeding Hisuian Offspring in Scarlet and Violet
- Hisuian Decidueye – Will result in Alolan Rowlet.
- Hisuian Typhlosion – Will result in Johtonian Cyndaquil.
- Hisuian Samurott – Will result in Unovan Oshawott.
- Hisuian Lilligant – Will result in Unovan Petilil.
- Hisuian Goodra – Will result in Kalos Goomy.
- Hisuian Avalugg – Will result in Kalos Bergmite.
- Hisuian Braviary – Will result in Unovan Rufflet.
- Kleavor – Will Result in Kantonian Scyther.
- Ursaluna – Will Result in Johtonian Teddiursa.
Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
- November 18, 2022