Hello everyone! This is basically an updated version of this guide, or to be more specific, the breeding parts of that guide.
If you want to breed for specific Pokémon or Baby Pokémon, you have to visit the Daycare. You can leave two Pokémon there, and if you put enough money into the deposit, these Pokémon might have the chance to produce an egg at each full hour. ($50 needed per hour with two adopts for the chance of an egg)
Not every Pokémon can produce Eggs with every other Pokémon. You can only breed regular adopts that could hatch out of the random Eggs you can adopt from Professor Birch. Neither Promos nor Legendaries can breed.
Spoiler for General Breeding Info:
Usually, you need a female and male of compatible Egg-Groups. To learn more about Egg-Groups, you can check a pokemon info website of your choice, for example Bulbapedia or Serebii.
In general, VA Breeding follows the videogame-canon, eg. if you breed a compatible male and female adopt, their eggs will be the species of the mother. If you breed with Ditto, the egg will always be the species you matched with Ditto.
Some Pokémon may only have females - in such cases, you can take a male of any compatible egg-group or Ditto to get an Egg! The female only Pokemon include the following, as well as their evolutions: Nidoran♀, Chansey, Kangashkan, Jynx, Miltank, Illumise
Male only Pokémon will need a Ditto as a breeding partner to yield Eggs of their species. The Hitmon-Line, Nidoran♂-Line, Tauros and Volbeat can produce same species-Eggs with Ditto.
Some Pokemon might need to hold an item to reproduce! Marill & Azumarill need to hold a Sea Incense and Wobbuffet a Lax Incense to be able to breed as of the Hoenn Update. They will give you their according Baby Pokémon-Eggs, and only one of the parents needs to hold the item. It doesn't matter if it's the male or female parent!
Currently, the following Pokémon can not breed at all, even though they can in the games: Alolan Sandshrew, Alolan Vulpix, and Shedinja.
Also, despite not being able to breed in the games, Nidorina and Nidoqueen can breed on Virtuadopt!
This might change in the future.
If you put two Pokémon into the Daycare, you will see one of the following messages below them:
"The two get along great."
"The two are getting along."
"The two don't seem to like each other."
"The two prefer to play with other Pokemon than each other."
"The two are constantly fighting with each other."
1. This happens only for same species Adopts. Your chances to get an egg are the highest they can be!
2. This is the message for adopts out of the same egg-group. Your chances are good, but they could be better.
3. This means you are breeding with Ditto. You can get an egg, but the chances are rather low.
4. This text tells you that your adopts aren't compatible or not able to breed at all - there will be no egg.
5. This text should not be in the game yet, but if you see it, it has the same meaning as 4.
You might also have noticed the Progress-Bar in the Daycare! This will be very important if you want to get eggs faster.
As mentioned on the Daycare-Page, a full bar does not mean a guaranteed egg, but especially when breeding with Ditto, you will need that bar to be full. Each hour, the bar progresses automatically. Every 100 feeding-clicks on adopts, wether taken in the Click Exchange or manually in someones boxes, will also give you progress in the bar. The amount of progress depends on how well your Adopts get along.
1. 3 % per hour and per 100 interactions with Adopts
2. 2% per hour and per 100 interactions with Adopts
3. 1% per hour and per 100 interactions with Adopts
4. + 5. aren't able to breed, so the bar will not progress.
The bar will only update if you still have enough money in the Daycare!
How to get...
Here's a quick list on how to best breed for specific currently available Baby Pokémon!
Pichu: Female and Male Pikachu
Cleffa: Female and Male Clefairy
Igglybuff: Female and Male Jigglypuff
Tyrogue: Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee or Hitmontop with Ditto
Smoochum: Jynx and Any Male of the Human-Like Egg-Group (Abra, Machop, Drowzee, Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, Mr. Mime, Electabuzz, Magmar, Hitmontop or Evolutions)
Elekid: Female and Male Electabuzz
Magby: Female and Male Magmar
Azurill: Female and Male Marill, one needs to hold Sea Incense
Wynaut: Female and Male Wobbuffet, one needs to hold Lax Incense
Of course, for anything but Tyrogue a Female Parent with a male partner of a compatible Egg-Group would work as well if you do not have a same species male at hand! Just try to avoid Ditto if possible.
Can I breed...?
Are you wondering about the breeding-availability of specific Pokémon? Check this!
Male only Pokemon? Currently, the Hitmon-Line, Nidoran♂-Line, Volbeat and Tauros can be bred with Ditto!
Pokémon with unknown Gender? Regular Pokémon with unknown gender like Staryu, Porygon, Magnemite, Voltorb, Lunatone, Solrock and Beldum can breed since the Update on 15th January 2023. Baltoy still needs to be tested. Shedinja is an exception as it can not breed on VA.
Alolan Sandshrew/Vulpix? At the time writing this guide, no Alolan Pokémon is able to be bred on Virtuadopt.
Promos? In general, Promo Adopts can not be bred. There might be event specific exceptions to this, as was the case on Halloween 2022 - but you did not breed with Promos back then, either.
Legendaries? No - the only Legendary that can be bred is Manaphy to get Phione, and neither of them are available right now.
Variants? Not really - currently, color variations like Kecleon or Smeargle can only breed in their original (green) forms. Same seems to go for Spinda - just the 'original' Blush Variant can reproduce.
Hope this helps! ^w^
PS: With new regions and new breeding methods coming out, please feel free to share information you figured out that isn't in the guide yet, so it can be updated accordingly! owo
Last edited by SchokoKitsune on April 27th, 2023, 7:59 pm, edited 15 times in total.
Oh, I wish I knew! If anyone finds out, I'll update the guide! I'm currently as clueless as everyone else - even left my purple Smeargle in the Daycare for a day cuz I didn't realize they won't breed x_x"
Afaik you can only breed the green/normal Smeargle. Not sure if breeding colored ones is fixed yet but they will breed green offsprings too. You can only get the colored ones from adopting random eggs >w<'
Whats about shiny hunting chains via daycare? Is there a higher chance to hatch a shiny when a special amount of eggs are hatched from the same pokemon? Or is it complete random? Sorry but i havend found anything about that in the forum ^^
So I'd assume the odds are technically the same as for random adopted eggs, but because you can control which adopt you are breeding, you are getting a bigger amount of eggs for that species and should theoretically be able to get a shiny of that specific mon more easily.
But in practice it could still happen that you breed over 300.. say, Eevee, but none of them ever is shiny while someone else managed to randomly hatch one in that same timeframe.