I have a strategy for finding Pokemon with hidden abilities in my friend safari. I have a Gardevoir with the ability Trace, which means I can copy the opponent's ability. I use my Gardevoir to check the wild Pokemon's ability, and if it has the ability I prefer (typically hidden abilities), then I will capture it. Nature doesn't matter because I can breed them.
Anyway I've been trying to capture a Crawdaunt with adaptability for almost 45 minutes now, and it's been REALLY frustrating seeing 'shell armour' and 'hyper cutter' all the flipping time. Not only that, but the other Pokemon in this safari (Nuzleaf) haven't been showing up with pickpocket either. Just the standard abilities for these Pokemon.
Why is this happening?! I'm planning to train a powerful adamant Crawdaunt with knock off, aqua jet, waterfall, and superpower. Maybe have it choice banded. But I guess that's not gonna happen until this is fixed :(
I'm not sure if this is a contributor, but the friend who gave me this friend safari was never online at the same time as me (we were friends before I started playing Pokemon Y) so there are only 2 Pokemon instead of 3, and the player icon only shows a question mark instead of a proper avatar. Does that mean we have to be online at the same time before I can get hidden abilities?