So a couple months back I was breeding a Charizard in my Pokémon White to get a Charmander. I put him in the Day Care with a Ditto, got my Egg and hatched it. To my surprise, the baby Charmander knew the moves Shadow Claw and Flare Blitz. The parent Charizard knew both of those moves, but when I looked up Zard's Egg Moves, Shadow Claw wasn't one of them!
Anyway, this got me thinking: I need a male Dragon Dance Horsea to breed DDance onto a Bagon in X. Right now I have a female with DDance, but I need a male to breed to Bagon. So I was wondering if what happened with my Charizard could happen to my Horsea: I breed the female Horsea with DDance with Ditto until I get a male baby, and DDance will be passed down to that baby. I know that Dragon Dance is not an Egg Move for Horsea, but neither is Shadow Claw for Charmander. Would this strategy work to get a male Horsea with Dragon Dance? Just a recap:
- breed female DDance Horsea with Ditto
- get baby male Horsea with DDance
- breed male Horsea with female Bagon to get DDance Bagon
Please, if anyone can confirm or deny my findings, do so.