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So I am trying to breed a sigilyph with 5 perfect Ivs, the egg moves stored power and psycho shift. The sigilyph also will have a timid nature and the ability magic guard. So the problem that I am having is that I have two sigilyphs and they both have the ability magic guard but when they produce an egg the child that hatches from it has the wonder skin ability. The male sigilyph has a destiny knot while the female sigilyph has an everstone. Does anybody know what I could be doing wrong?


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First of all the chance of getting Wonder Skin or Magic Guard is 50% each so you must have bad luck. If you try to hatch more eggs but all of them got Wonder Skin just use Ability Capsule. There's not really anything that could give it a higher chance for the Magic Guard ability. Just try hatch more eggs and good luck. Everstone only affects Natures and Destiny Knot passes down IVs.

Thats what I remember of breeding Pokemon.

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Your not doing anything wrong your just extremely unlucky.

Okay when you breed a Female Sigiyph with it's Normal Ability with another Pokémon of it's species, a Pokémon in it's egg group, or with a Ditto, the resulting offspring has a chance to either have Magic Guard or Wonder Skin.

Since your Female Sigiyph has Magic Guard and your not breeding with a Ditto, you have an 80% chance of hatching a Sigiyph with Magic Guard.

However, starting from Pokémon Black and White, there is an 80% chance of the resulting offspring having the same "slotted" Ability as its mother and hence a 20% chance of the other Ability being passed down as long as the other parent is not Ditto.

Source: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Ability

Hope I helped :)

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Thanks to both of your answers I never knew that their was still a chance to get the other ability when breeding two Pokemon with the same ability.