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This is concerning Pokemon Black.

I have a female Staravia with hidden ability Reckless and I'm trying to breed a Starly with both an egg move Roost and the hidden ability.

So far I've bred ~20 eggs with a male Unfezant and each and every hatched Starly has the standard Keen Eye ability. I've breed 10 eggs with a male Starly with the same results.

That seems unbelievably unlikely considering Bulbapedia's claim that there is a 60% chance to pass down the hidden ability. Am I missing something?


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Yeah in B/W and B/W 2 Starly's only ability is Keen Eye that changed in Gen VI. So to see if your Starly has Reckless you need to evolve it to a Staravia.

Source: Starly bred before

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Thanks! After reading your answer I've managed to find a reference about it: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Reckless_%28Ability%29#Pok.C3.A9mon_with_Reckless