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Thinking of doing an Egg Hunt for my Pokemon White DTQ, and Shiny Zorua looks amazing. Only issue is that I have no idea how Pokemon breeding works and how to shiny hunt egg Pokemon so if someone could give me a brief explanation as to how that would work in Gen V that would be great! I read a bit into it and all I know is it involves two parent Pokemon and depending on the Pokemon the offspring can get a special move.

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https://pokemondb.net/mechanics/breeding This site has an entire guide on breeding, I believe this question should be flagged.
That page doesn't say anything about the Masuda method.
This is fine.

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I’ll write a simpler answer for you.

First you need at least one Zorua.

  • If your Zorua is male, you can only breed him with Ditto to get Zorua offspring (or another female).
  • If your Zorua is female, you can breed her with any Pokemon in the same Breeding Group (field) for the offspring to be Zorua.

To raise your odds from 1/8192 to 1 /1365, one of the two Pokémon need to be from different languages of games. For example, a Canadian and an American Zorua will not raise your odds, but an English and a Spanish pair will.

Unfortunately GTS and online have since shut down, so you’ll either have to hack the international Pokémon or buy a secondary copy of the game online of a different language. Perhaps even a second console. It’s worth it for the odds, but you can hunt without.

What you read about special moves are Egg Moves, but they are not necessary for shiny hunting. That’s only if you want your Zorua to have a move it normally cannot learn.

Hope this helps!

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1, the comment is flagged, 2, flagging for ba requires a week of the answer being posted
Gmax…. You can flag comment for BA if the asker provides approval of the answer which is *exactly* what happened
I've been here for years and have never seen that before, I've read the flag for ba meta post multiple times.
Friendly reminder I’ve been here for 8+ years and am an expert. Anyways, here’s the thread for you

https://pokemondb.net/pokebase/meta/75030/what-circumstances-will-mods-select-the-best-answer-others
I've read that before.

I have been here since 2014, I didn't make an account until last year