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# How long does it take to breed?

how long to breed sandslash and ditto and what Pokemon would it hatch as?

It depends on the OT numbers.

Different species, different ID numbers
The chance of getting an Egg is 49.5% (has a value of 50). The old man in the Day Care will say: "The two seem to get along."
Different species, same ID numbers
The chance of getting an Egg is 19.8% (has a value of 20). The old man in the Day Care will say: "The two don't seem to like each other."

If the Ditto and Sandslash have different OT numbers, then the chance of getting an Egg is 49.5%.
If the Ditto and Sandslash have same OT numbers, then the chance of getting an Egg is 19.8%.

So you get a 19.8% chance or a 49.5% chance every 256 steps depending on the OT numbers.

And you will get a Sandshrew at the end.

Source

You say Samurott?
I copied and pasted from my old answer, since they were basically the same.

You have to talk to the man and see what he says.

Same species with different ID numbers:
Chance of getting an egg; 70% | Statement; "The two seem to get along very well!"
Same species with same ID numbers:
Chance of getting an egg; 50% | Statement; "The two seem to get along"
Different species with different ID numbers:
Chance of getting an egg; 50% | Statement; "The two seem to get along"
Different species with same ID numbers:
Chance of getting an egg; 20% | Statement; "The two don't seem to like each other"
Different Egg Groups:
Chance of getting an egg; 0% | Statement; "The two prefer to play with other Pokémon more than with each other."

Basically, every 256 steps, that chance is taken. If you make it, then you get an egg. If you don't, then no egg.

http://Pokemondb.net/pokedex/sandshrew

It would hatch as a sandshrew.

And it would take minimum 5355 steps to hatch.

Eggs utilize the same memory allocation as Pokémon, so the coding structure is very similar. What would be the friendship value in a Pokémon is the Egg cycle count for an Egg. Unlike friendship, this value counts down after every 256 steps (255 from Generation IV on), rather than increasing. When the count reaches zero, the Egg will hatch. The number of Egg cycles required for an Egg to hatch is determined by its species and is determined at creation.

From Bulbapedia

Sorry for the complicatedness but basically, as you can see on Sandshrew's Pokedex page there are 21 egg cycles; 21 * 255 = 5355.

And if you have a Pokmeon with Magma Armor or Flame Body ability at the front of your party, the steps needed are halved.

http://www.serebii.net/games/breed.shtml

Hope I helped! :D

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