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In Sword, if I get a Ditto and Litwick to breed, what are the odds of the Litwick hatchling being shiny?

The Ditto is a Spanish Ditto from Let's Go, caught in an Ultra Ball. The Litwick is an English Litwick caught in a Moon Ball. I've been looking all over the internet for answers but I can't find anything, so any answers are appreciated.

Also, what Pokeball would the Litwick be in, Ultra or Moon? I read something about genderless Pokemon and Dittos and standard Pokeballs but I can't get my head round it haha

The answer as a shiny chance in percentage and how many eggs roughly I will need to hatch, as well as sources/maths if necessary. No shiny charm by the way.

Thanks :D

Edit: Yes I know that this is the Masuda Method XDDD I was just wondering what the odds are without the Shiny Charm are... Looking back though a few hours later this is a bit air-headed, should've just asked "What is Masuda Method odds with no Shiny Charm" lol

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What you decribed is the Masuda Method

While the standard encounter rate for a Shiny Pokémon (either in the wild or by breeding) is 1/8192 from Generation II to Generation V and 1/4096 in Generation VI onwards, the Masuda method multiplies this rate by 5 (to 5/8192 or about 1/1638) in Generation IV, by 6 (to 6/8192 or about 1/1365) in Generation V, and by 6 (to 6/4096, or 1/683) from Generation VI onwards.


When you breed a male and female of the same species (read: same pokedex number) you can pass down their pokeball with a 50:50 chance. If they're different species then it's the female's ball that gets passed down (or the male's when breeding with a Ditto).
The only exceptions are the masterball and cherishball, which can't be passed down. Offspring will come out in a standard pokeball.


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As of Generation 8, the odds of getting a shiny using the Masuda Method is about 1/683. Also, since one of the parents is a Ditto, Litwick will always be in a Moon Ball


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Shiny odds: 1/683

Pokeball: Litwick’s Moon Ball


primal ur 5 minutes late lol
Must’ve started typing when you guys finished lol