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Can Heatran breed or what is the reason for having a gender?

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asked Jul 13, 2013 by Nidorey

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It's mostly for the reason what JJ said, though I thought of some:

  • The ability Rivalry can be used on Heatran.
  • Some PokeBalls are based on the Pokemon's gender.

So yeah, any more abilities and stuff that requires gender is put to use.

answered Jul 13, 2013 by Flare
selected Aug 19, 2013 by Aura Warrior
Thats what I was wondering, having a gender only makes him vulnerable to rivalry, attract, cute charm, and a few other moves, and Heatran's stats arent overwhelming so its not like its to balance him out. I cant think of any other dual gender pokemon who cant breed, it would have made more sense to make heatrans a single gender if they werent made genderless.
Nobody uses any of those things...
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It can't breed unfortunately. I'm not sure why it has a gender, maybe Game Freak just wanted to mix it up a bit.

answered Jul 13, 2013 by JarJar~