Breeding Hisuian Pokémon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: What You Need to Know

February 12, 2024

Breeding Hisuian Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet: Is It Possible?

Following the release of the Teal Mask and Indigo Disk DLCs, Pokemon Scarlet and Violet offer a diverse range of species for catching, trading, transferring, and breeding. One notable addition is the inclusion of Hisuian Pokemon, regional variants from the ancient Hisui Region in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

While Hisuian Pokemon can be transferred and traded seamlessly between games, they cannot be encountered in the Paldea Region during a Scarlet and Violet playthrough. As a result, players often turn to breeding as an alternative method for obtaining these unique variants. However, the success of breeding Hisuian Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet depends on certain factors and limitations.

The good news is that Pokemon with Hisuian pre-evolutions can be bred in Scarlet and Violet. The resulting egg will hatch into the first stage of the Hisuian evolution. For instance, breeding a Hisuian Zoroark will yield a Hisuian Zorua, providing players with the option to keep it in its initial form or evolve it into Hisuian Zoroark.

On the flip side, Pokemon without Hisuian pre-evolutions face limitations. To obtain Hisuian Typhlosion, Hisuian Decidueye, and Hisuian Samurott without trading, players must evolve them into their Hisuian forms in Pokemon Legends: Arceus and then transfer them to Scarlet and Violet. Attempting to breed these Pokemon will only result in eggs hatching into the regular variants of Cyndaquil, Rowlet, and Oshawott, as Hisuian evolutions do not trigger in the Paldea Region.

An exception to this rule occurs when both the pre-evolution and subsequent evolution have Hisuian variants. For instance, evolving Goomy into Hisuian Sliggoo in Pokemon Legends: Arceus allows players to transfer and further evolve it into Hisuian Goodra in Scarlet and Violet, provided the special evolution requirements are met.

To guarantee that an egg hatches into a Hisuian variant, players must equip the Hisuian Pokemon with an Everstone before initiating the breeding process. This rule ensures the inheritance of Regional Variants.

Additionally, certain Hisuian Pokemon, such as Hisuian Electrode, can only breed with Ditto. It is advisable to acquire a dedicated breeding Ditto with strong stats to increase the chances of producing eggs and passing down favorable IVs to the offspring.


Hisuian Pokemon Capable of Breeding in Scarlet and Violet:

  • Hisuian Quilfish – Breed Overquil.
  • Hisuian Growlithe – Breed Hisuian Arcanine.
  • Hisuian Voltorb – Breed Hisuian Electrode.
  • Hisuian Sneasel – Breed Sneasler.
  • Hisuian Zorua – Breed Hisuian Zoroark.

Pokemon Ineligible for Breeding Hisuian Offspring in Scarlet and Violet:

  • Hisuian Decidueye – Results in Alolan Rowlet.
  • Hisuian Typhlosion – Results in Johtonian Cyndaquil.
  • Hisuian Samurott – Results in Unovan Oshawott.
  • Hisuian Lilligant – Results in Unovan Petilil.
  • Hisuian Goodra – Results in Kalos Goomy.
  • Hisuian Avalugg – Results in Kalos Bergmite.
  • Hisuian Braviary – Results in Unovan Rufflet.
  • Kleavor – Results in Kantonian Scyther.
  • Ursaluna – Results in Johtonian Teddiursa.


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