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Male and Female Starter Pokémon Gender Ratio?

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I'm not asking what the gender ratio of a starter Pokémon is. I already know that it has an eighty-seven-point-five chance of being male, and a twelve-point-five chance of being female. In other words, that's a seven-to-one ratio of a male; and, thus, a one-to-seven ratio of a female.

What I'm wondering is—why? I mean, I already know the obvious reason; it's because they want female starters to be rare. I understand that part.

But . . . it's exceedingly frustrating for me, personally, as a person who, frankly, enjoys the Pokémon games and plays them a lot, to know that there is such a difference between the chance of a male and female starter. Why is that the case? Is there a legitimate reason, or is it just because Nintendo and Game Freak like to aggravate us with the fact that female starter Pokémon are so hard to get?

I may just be overthinking this—I tend to do that a lot—and I'm sorry if this explanation seems so complicated and intricate. I just . . . wonder about the Pokémon world sometimes. There typically isn't much thought put toward the logistics, or it doesn't seem like there is. Some clarification would definitely be helpful. Thanks!

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It's because the 'starter' Pokemon are supposed to be rare and special, which is why you can't catch more. Having common female starter Pokemon would make breeding them and getting a bunch of them make them not as special. So it's their way of showing that you should cherish the one you have.

Also, if you want more, just breed your starter with Ditto. Ditto can breed with any gender.

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I am well aware that Ditto can breed with any gender. This question was generalized, and wasn't actually referring to my games personally. I didn't mean to say they were supposed to be common, I merely meant why couldn't they raise the ratio of female starters? I know for a fact that Eevee have a twenty-five percent chance of being female; that's better than twelve-point-five percent, which is half of twenty-five. I still find them to be rare, sometimes rarer than the starters.
Well, if your question is why they won't raise the ratio, then I'm afraid that's the best answer I can give you. That they want to make the starter special.

Only Game Freak can truly answer your question.
so basically as a real world logic: there is none