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Cutting it simple, my Cherish Ball Lycanroc (Dusk Forme) won't pass down a Cherish Ball to its offspring. Why?

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Cherish Balls and Master Balls cannot be passed down by breeding.
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Any reasoning behind this on why they can't be passed down?
I don't know if there's been a definitive reason, but the short version is "because GameFreak said so".
Cherish Balls are usually for Pokémon obtained through event. A bred Pokémon isn’t being obtained through event, so I guess it’s to preserve this ‘tradition’.
and it looks like your dumb if you caught all your Pokemon in master balls. I get that, because it looks like you hacked in a lot of Master Balls, but I like the entrance animation, because it is purple, and that's my favorite color. I think the dream ball might do this, but I'm not sure it is really easy to do this (don't think it is available in any game other than B/W).
You're also limited with Dream Balls by species that are possible to obtain using the Dream World from B/W/B2/W2.  It's not that long of a list.