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Can you get Sniper Beedrill by catching Kakuna in the Friend Safari?

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Sniper is Beedrill's Hidden Ability. You can get Kakuna in the Friend Safari, but Kakuna itself doesn't actually have a Hidden Ability. So if you catch a bunch of Kakuna and evolve them, is there a chance some of the Beedrill might have their hidden ability?

asked Jul 2 by MeloettaMelody

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No.

According to this, when a Pokemon with a HA evolves into one without one, the third evolution is stuck with a normal ability. For example...

Say you have a Run Away Weedle. When it evolves into Kakuna, it loses its Hidden Ability and now has its normal ability, Shed Skin. When it evolves into Beedrill it will have Swarm instead of Sniper. The only way to get a Sniper Beedrill is from the Hidden Grotto in Black and White.

answered Jul 2 by Le Scraf
selected Jul 2 by MeloettaMelody
Really? That sucks. I thought it might have been  hidden number or something, meaning that the third stage would have their Hidden Ability if the first stage did. It also means you can't breed for good nature/IVs. Thanks anyway.
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Actually, you can!

When you catch the Kakuna in the Friend Safari, put it into the daycare. Some Weedle will hatch with Run Away, the hidden ability. Evolve it into Kakuna, and again in to Beedrill and it'll have Sniper.

I just did this now while EV training my HA Weedle.

answered Oct 14 by potato_raichu
No it is not
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