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I was looking at Starmie's stats, and I see that is says 'Egg Groups: Water 3' but also 'Gender: Genderless'. I don't understand, because I'm pretty sure a Pokemon without a gender can't breed (except Ditto) so I was confused.

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Genderless Pokémon can breed only with Ditto; the only Pokémon that can’t breed are those in the Undiscovered Egg Group.

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It's because of that a Pokémon essentially need an egg group to breed with other compatible Pokémon. All genderless Pokémon, except Legendaries and baby Pokémon can breed with Ditto. But every genderless Pokémon has an egg group.
Which means, a Pokémon having no egg group cannot breed even with Ditto (Such Pokémon doesn't exist too! Even Legendaries and baby Pokémon has an egg group called Undiscovered)! So, Gamefreak gave Starmie Water 3 type! They included it in this egg group because of this reason,

The last of three water egg groups, Water 3 is a mix of different Pokémon types, including fossil Pokémon, crabs and invertebrates.
Water 3 egg group

Starmie is based on a Starfish, which is an invertebrate. So they gave it the egg group Water 3.

Thank you!

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Some genderless Pokemon, like Raikou, can't breed with Ditto.
Of course they can't breed! But don't they have an egg group called "Undiscovered"?
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GENDERLESS Pokemon can only breed with ditto.(Starmie is one of them)
Source:https://pokemondb.net/mechanics/breeding

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This doesn't explain why it has a egg group but not a gender though :P
Idk that
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Pokemon need to be classified like real life animals so in the Pokemon world this classification is there egg group. Also Pokemon that are gender less can breed with ditto but they need an egg group to breed.
that's a link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3Dh6XFXaQY for a video

Hope I helped

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can bread with ditto lol
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Other Pokémon like Magnemite, Magneton, Voltorb, Electode, Porygon, Porygon2 are in the Mineral Egg Group are they're able to breed with Ditto.

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