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IV breeding, am I doing something wrong?

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I've been trying to breed a flawless attack Charmander for almost a whole week! I'm using a japanese female Charmander with HP, attack, sp. Def and speed IVs. I'm also using a male Charmander with HP, attack, defense and speed IVs, but I just can't get a flawless one with all five. I gave the male a destiny knot. But am I doing something wrong?

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keep trying ! sometimes i snatch one from the first try ! and sometimes take hours , and sometimes takes days ,  just be patient.

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No, you're not doing anything wrong.

The Destiny Knot chooses 1 IV to ignore when creating the baby each egg cycle, then for the other 5 IVs it chooses between the parents for that IV at random. Since both of your Charmanders have 4 IVs each, you simply have a moderately high chance of getting the non-31 IVs to be chosen. Eventually, you may get a Charmander that is exactly how you want.

However....

It is substantially easier with better breed stock. I obtained a 6 IV foreign Ditto from /r/BreedingDittos that will never leave my daycare ever again. Using that Ditto, I was able to take my random no IV Bulbasaur I had, and breed a new Bulbasaur (came out 4 IV I think), which replaced the random one in the Daycare. That union produced a better Bulbasaur, which replaced it's parent in the Daycare, and so on. I have since churned out a LOT of "perfect" 5 IV Bulbasaurs and perfect 6 IV Bulbasaurs in my quest for a "perfect" Shiny Bulbasaur. Now, I get 5 IVs every time courtesy of the Destiny Knot.

Which IVs those happen to be, on the other hand.... yeah, takes time.

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