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Diamond, Pearl and Platinum Pokémon: Breeding Changes | Breeding can't change that much, right?
Yes, in Diamond and Pearl, there are changes to how breeding works, and they are changes for the better in some cases, and for the worse in others.

So, put two compatible Pokémon in Solaceon Town Day Care Centre, and you bring out an egg. It hatches and... Huh? Is it a bad egg? Below are a list of the changes that are to do with breeding.

Level 1

The previously impossible Level 1 is now obtainable through hatching eggs, as the Pokémon come out at this level. It does make more sense, as coming out at Level 5 seems stupid, as it would seem that it has wild Pokémon to battle inside.

Level 1 is much more logical, and theoretically means that you can make hatched Pokémon that little bit more powerful.

Egg Steps

The amounts of egg steps have changed slightly for each Pokémon, with new amounts coming in for the new ones. They are quite high, and so are a pain to walk, but cycling up and down through the route below Solaceon Town and up to the trees above Solaceon Town is a good way to pass the time, each round knocking up 150 steps.

Egg Groups

There have been new Pokémon added to new egg groups. Go figure, really. Click here to see them!

Pokétch App

There is a new Pokétch app given to you by the man in the Day Care Centre, which shows you the levels of your Pokémon in care, and if an egg is there. You need to refresh it often though, as it doesn't do it itself.

It is useful, as you can know when the egg is there, instead of asking the man if there is an egg. You still do get the egg from him, by the way.

There's even another application obtainable at future Nintendo Events which can predict whether two Pokémon in your party can produce an egg or not!


Baby Produced
Adult Pokémon

Rose Incense




Pure Incense



Rock Incense



Full Incense



Wave Incense



Luck Incense




Odd Incense

Mime. Jr

Mr. Mime

Now, incase you were wondering where you get all of these lovely items, just follow my table below (yes, I love tables, but it doesn't half take a while to code!) for rough locations.

Rose Incense
Northern Route 212, requires Surf
Pure Incense
Route 221, West of House with Old Man
Rock Incense
Fuego Ironworks
Full Incense
Veilstone City, requires Rock Climb
Wave Incense
Route 210, requires Surf and Waterfall
Luck Incense
Route 204, requires Rock Smash and Surf
Odd Incense
Bottom of Solaceon Ruins

Well, I hope that you enjoyed my guide on breeding in Diamond and Pearl, and I will hopefully be writing more guides like this. Lorem Ipsum, signing out.

Thanks to Lorem Ipsum for this!

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Sizacu on Sat 01 Sep 2007 08:56:18 UTC.
Kewl guide Lorem!^^ (Second post) Heh, this may help me now that i'm getting Pearl this month!^.^;
magnemiteslairking (or Milk for short!) on Sat 01 Sep 2007 19:52:03 UTC.
I bred a Snorlax holding a Lax Incense and a Ditto and got a Snorlax! W00T! But does it need to be a Full Incense to make a Munchlax?
Lorem Ipsum on Sat 01 Sep 2007 20:25:03 UTC.
Yes, it's a Full Incense. I wrote a guide about it somewhere...
Dragonpika on Sun 02 Sep 2007 10:10:15 UTC.
The second paragraph of "Level 1" doesn't make a lot of sense... how does hatching at a lower level allow you to make the Pokémon more powerful? And EVing is easy, just stick an Exp Share on it or switch out at the start of the battle. Otherwise, nice guide. The Solaceon route will prove useful for me, I was looking for a good hatching route =] Ta.
Rell_Smurffinder on Sun 14 Oct 2007 12:42:44 UTC.
I now all tihs
jamie.14 on Sat 03 Nov 2007 14:55:10 UTC.
kwl very useful
Palkia4evar on Wed 13 Feb 2008 16:16:01 UTC.
ty, i knew bout the eggs, just i only had the luck incense very useful, im very rich with it. h3r3 i go mumbing on again...
Alexi: Crazier by the Day on Sat 23 Feb 2008 03:46:09 UTC.
Yay! I can get a munchlax!
Laprabi on Sun 24 Feb 2008 08:52:35 UTC.
I got my munchlax this way. It warks!
PinkyMagenta on Mon 11 Aug 2008 19:31:30 UTC.
Good guide, the part with where to find the incenses will be very useful!
Paki Princess on Fri 15 Aug 2008 19:38:30 UTC.
this is very useful
Lion Demon on Wed 20 Aug 2008 18:08:47 UTC.
The New Daycare Rules seem more sense and Because of that I officaly quitted catching and Started hatching!:) And They should do 1 for Kangaskhan I mean hatched as 2 Pokemon :(
darkus2 on Tue 17 Mar 2009 21:38:06 UTC.
same as paki princess
LINK05 on Thu 25 Jun 2009 22:54:43 UTC.
the rose,wave and pure incenses are really no use because you can get a budew,chingling and a mantyke in the wild
Pokemon Warrior on Thu 20 Aug 2009 20:32:47 UTC.
Uh..A Blissey and a Chansey make a Happiny?
Glaceon101 on Thu 19 Nov 2009 01:00:26 UTC.
what about sea incense?
ElectricPikachu on Thu 18 Feb 2010 00:18:41 UTC.
What's a bad egg?