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For example, Rotom is in the amorphous egg group, but it can't breed with other amorphous Pokemon, only Ditto. So why put it in the amorphous egg group in the first place? This applies to all other genderless Pokemon that are in egg groups other than Ditto and Undiscovered.

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Think of it like this: what if having an Egg group was never really an option? What if it was some sort of an integral feature, that was absolutely necessary for breeding? In that case, every Pokemon has to be in an Egg group, including the Genderless ones.

So Genderless Pokemon have to be in Egg groups. They can breed with Ditto, meaning Undiscovered is not an option. Ditto was never an option. We're left with only the standard Egg groups. You could argue that GF could have made an exclusive Egg group for them, but then there's not point in doing this extra effort (elaborated below).

Oh and I also want to mention this: Egg groups are not even a visible factor, ergo, giving them a standard Egg group or an exclusive Egg group would make no outward difference to the casual player. Unless of course they hack into the game to find out, but it would still make no difference. They would obviously go with the simpler option i.e the standard Egg group.

As a personal opinion, Egg groups don't just symbolize the breeding classes. Rather, they symbolize the type of Pokemon they are (Magnemite being of mineral origin, Starmie of water, Rotom of shapeless structure, etc). A separate Egg group just seems out of place.

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GF is somewhat illogical, but they're not completely bonkers either ;>
gf has a lot of logic
just think hard and you see the logic is quite illogical :>
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Mineral Group

>A mineral is a solid inorganic substance of natural occurence.

Baltoy is modelled after ancient clay toys that are found at various archeological digs. Claydol is simply a larger one.

The Beldum line is obviously based on metal, particularaly steel, and magnetism.

Bronzor comes from the word bronze, a mineral, and mirror. Bronzong is modelled after a metal bell or gong.

Carbink is based off of diamonds, a type of mineral.

Cryogonal's a special snowflake. It looks like it should be in a Water egg group, being a frozen water droplet after all. However, it also resembles a type of crystal that I cannot remember the name of.

Honestly, this seems far fetched. Voltorb and Electrode do seem to be meant to resemble posessed Poké Balls, but that might be stretching the definition of "mineral".

These guys are based off of golems, huge clay desert monsters in Jewish culture. Correct me if I'm wrong.

The Klinklang line is a network of metal gears, much like clockwork. The steampunk Pokémon.

Lunatone is, quite literally, a moon rock.

The Magnemite line quite obviously originated from magnetism and magnetic metals, as well as electricity.

Porygon, Porygon2 and Porygon-Z are supposed to be man-made cyber-Pokémon. It doesn't fit with the definition, but, well, take it as you will.

I don't even know. It's a discarded bug shell that eats souls. We could go out on a limb and say that it could, eventually, become a fossilized bug shell that eats souls.

Not much speculation here — it literally has "rock" in its name.

Fairy Group

>A small imaginary being that posesses magical abilities.

It's a Fairy-type, mostly. Also, as I said before it was based off of diamonds, which are ofteen attributed with magic, etc.

Amorphous Group

>Without a clearly defined shape or form.

Nothing suits the definition of "without clearly defined form" than Rotom. The Poltergeist Pokémon will posess any piece of technology available.

Water 3 Group

>A transparent, odorless liquid.

They're starfish. That live in… wait for it… WATER!

List of genderless Pokémon.