About the DayCare
The DayCare page consist of four tabs:
- Pokémon: Shows the Pokémon that are currently in the DayCare, and allows the user to add or remove Pokémon. This tab also contains information regarding the Pokémon in the Daycare, such as each Pokémon's Level, EXP, Gender, Name, and when applicable, Compatibility.
- Eggs: Shows the Eggs that the Pokémon in the DayCare have produced, and allows the user to claim or release them.
- About the DayCare: Explains the use and the restrictions of the DayCare.
- Upgrades: Allows for the purchase of Account Upgrades that are related to the DayCare. Also sells Everstones and Incense.
Leaving a Pokémon in the DayCare
In order to leave a Pokémon in the DayCare, a spot must be available in the first DayCare tab. Each user may leave up to two Pokémon in the DayCare.
Things to keep in mind about Pokémon gaining experience while in the DayCare:
- Pokémon in the DayCare will still show up in a user's Party and Fields, and can still be interacted with and fed Consumables.
- Pokémon left in the Daycare will gain EXP passively.
- The base rate at which Pokémon gain EXP is 1 EXP point every 36 seconds. This amount may be increased by purchasing DayCare EXP Boosters.
- This EXP is added directly to the Pokémon; therefore, Pokémon will gain EXP while in the Daycare even if they are EXP-locked.
Breeding is considered the main usage of the DayCare, and occurs when two compatible Pokémon are left in the DayCare. Breeding two Pokémon can produce an Egg that belongs to the same evolutionary chain as either parent, rather than just the mother. Depending on the level of compatibility of the two Pokémon, there is a chance that an Egg may be produced each time the user completes 64 Interactions.
Pokémon from the Undiscovered Egg Group cannot breed with any Pokémon, this Egg Group includes Legendary Pokémon, Baby Pokémon, and recent Tournament Pokémon. Manaphy and Phione are the only Legendary Pokémon that are not a part of the Undiscovered Egg Group.
If two Pokémon that are left in the DayCare are in different Egg Groups, the Undiscovered Group, or are the same gender/genderless, a message will appear beneath the two stating, "The Pokémon are not compatible for breeding."
The only exceptions are:
- Ditto, which may breed with any egg group except for the undiscovered group and other Ditto.
- Unown can breed with other Unown despite being a genderless Pokémon.
- Articuno and Vulpix, which may breed to produce Koroku.
- Deerling and Turtwig, which may breed to produce Seasonal Turtwig.
- Rayquaza and Trapinch, which may breed to produce Ryukuza.
- Cosmog and Noibat, which may breed to produce Noismog.
The compatibility of two Pokémon is based on multiple factors, including their: Original Trainer, lineage, level, and happiness. Higher compatibility is achievable if both of the Pokémon are from two different users and family trees. The amount of eggs produced is also affected by the level gap between the Pokémon. The two Pokémon must be different genders to have a chance of producing eggs, except for Ditto and Unown. Considering this, Pokémon of the same species are more compatible with breeding with each other than with Pokémon of different species. The sentence beneath the two Pokémon in the DayCare gives a hint about how compatible they are as a breeding couple. To get an exact percentage of a couple's breeding compatibility, the Matchup Checker upgrade has to be purchased.
|The Pokémon are not compatible for breeding.||0%|
|The Pokémon can barely tolerate being together.||1-39%|
|The Pokémon seem to prefer being with others.||40-49%|
|The Pokémon get along reasonably well.||50-69%|
|The Pokémon are very friendly toward each other.||70-89%|
|The Pokémon are inseparable.||90-99%|
Sometimes, the Matchup Checker will show "(!) This couple may produce something unexpected!" This message indicates that the two Pokémon could produce a different type of Pokémon. This message will appear when breeding Unown and the parent species of the PFQ variant or regional variant Pokémon. However, this message will not appear if one of the breeding pair is a variant Pokémon since it wouldn't be unexpected to get the variant egg. For example, breeding a female Rattata with a male Primeape would make this message appear because it could result in a Saiyan Rattata egg but breeding a Saiyan Rattata with a Rattata would not make this message appear.
As of the 4th of February 2021, a full breakdown of modifiers was added to the Matchup Checker. These modifiers allow a user to see exactly what is contributing to the breeding percentage being higher or lower than the Base Percent. It also includes how many interactions are needed for the next breeding chance.
- Base: This shows the base compatibility percentage as seen in the above table and will not change.
- Low Level: This modifier appears when Pokémon are below level 50. The negative percentage, starting at -49%, goes down gradually as the Pokémon's level gets closer to level 50. It will base the percentage on the lowest levelled Pokémon.
- Level Gap: This modifier appears when Pokémon have a different level than the other Pokémon. The negative percentage begins at -1% at 1 level difference and goes up depending on the level difference. The highest negative percentage that has been seen is -99%.
- Happiness: This modifier shows as either a negative or positive percentage depending on the Pokémon's happiness. The highest positive percentage is +20% with both Pokémon at max happiness.
- Total: The total shows the exact percentage that the Pokémon are breeding at. Depending on the modifiers, this percentage can be lower or higher than the Base percentage.
- Next Breeding Chance: This shows how many interactions are needed to have a chance for an egg to appear.
A few things to keep in mind while creating a Compatible Breeding Pair:
- Once a Pokémon pair has been put in the Daycare with each other their base percentage will NOT change even if they are Traded to another user. The base percentage is locked.
- Pokémon adopted from the Shelter have been 'released' and their Original Trainer resets to the user who adopts it.
- Trading can be done in the Trade Centre either by trading with another user or with Wonder Trade.
- Trading a Pokémon to another user and then back again does not change the Original Trainer.
- If a Pokémon pair is at 70% only one of the Pokémon has a different Original Trainer.
- Pokémon hatched from eggs adopted from the Lab are extremely good for making pairs.
- If happiness drops to 0%, the Pokémon will not produce Eggs regardless of compatibility.
Some Pokémon are only able to produce Baby Pokémon when breeding with Incense, in other cases an Egg from the First Stage will be produced. When breeding with Incense it is only necessary for one parent to hold that item, though in that case 50% of the Eggs will be the Baby Pokémon and the other half will be from the First Stage. To get only Baby Pokémon Eggs, it is necessary to give both parents Incense to hold.
The Parent Pokémon can be either the first or second Stage of the Evolution line.
- Note: Exclusives and variants have a lowered breeding rate than a normal Pokémon which makes them harder to breed.
Exclusive Pokémon and Variant Pokémon are special Pokémon that are exclusive to PokéFarm and are their own unique species. Exclusive Pokémon will produce Eggs of their own species.
Variant Pokémon will produce Eggs of their own species, as well as, Eggs of their parent species, e.g. members of the Early Bird Line can produce both Early Bird Natu Eggs and normal Natu Eggs. There is a 1 in 8 max chance that an Egg that is produced will be a Variant Species, which means, a variant breeding pair will produce more normal eggs than variant eggs.
- Note: Breeding "first-generation" Variants is typically easier than breeding their offspring!
Special Breeding Pairs
There are some Breeding Pairs that have special characteristics for breeding.
- When breeding Miltank or Tauros with each other or any other Pokémon, both Miltank and Tauros Eggs can be produced. The same applies to Volbeat and Illumise, Rufflet and Vullaby and their evolutions, and Oranguru and Passimian.
- Nidoran is considered one Pokémon, ignoring its gender differences. So breeding a member of its evolution line with any other Pokémon, may result in a Nidoran Egg which can hatch either male or female.
- Even though Zangoose and Seviper should be able to breed, the feud between them makes it nearly impossible for them to do so.
- Breeding two Minun or two Plusle results in a Plusle Egg, breeding a Minun together with a Plusle will result in a Minun egg.
- Despite Articuno (either forme) being in the Undiscovered egg group, if a Vulpix (either forme) is placed in the daycare, as long as it is male and female, they can breed.
- Despite Rayquaza being in the Undiscovered egg group, if a member of the Trapinch line is placed in the daycare, as long as it is male and female, they can breed.
- Monogender, meaning male or female only, Pokémon's best way to breed is to pair them with a Pokémon of similar typing, body shape, and egg group.
All Formes of Unown are members of their own Egg Group, the Unown Egg Group, which allow for Unown to breed with each other without a Ditto. Specific Unown letters can be bred together to produce other letters of Unown.
When breeding with Unown it is necessary to know that the same letters will always produce the same letters. When breeding two A Unown with each other they will always produce A Unown. When breeding an Unown A and an Unown B they will always produce an Unown C.
To know which Unown will be produced while breeding their letters need to be seen as numbers, where each number is equal to their place in the alphabet. Unown A equals to 1, Unown B equals to 2, Unown C equals to 3, etc. A tool to calculate which letter of Unown will be produced can be found at https://pfq.eltafez.com/calculator/unownbreeding.
The first step is to find out which Unown appears later in the alphabet and therefore which Unown has the higher number of the breeding pair. This number is the first value, the number of the other Unown is the second value. Now to get the resulting Unown the second value has to be subtracted from the first value. The resulting value is added to the first value which gives the number of the resulting Unown. Mathematically speaking with an example of breeding Unown A and Unown B.
x = Number of the Unown which appears later in the alphabet, in this example: Unown B, number: 2
y = Number of the Unown which appears earlier in the alphabet, in this example: Unown A, number: 1
z = Number of the Unown which results from breeding both Unown, in this example: From breeding Unown A and Unown B
(x - y) + x = z
Where (x - y) is calculated first. In this example: (2 - 1) + 2 = 3 Looking up number 3 from the table tells that Unown C results from breeding Unown A and Unown B. Another possible formula is:
2 * x - y = z
Where 2 * x is calculated first.
- Note: If the resulting value is over 28 then 28 has to be subtracted from the result to get the real number.
The nature of hatched eggs can be influenced by giving one of the parents an Everstone to hold. The nature of the parent holding the Everstone will appear more commonly within the offspring, with a higher chance if both parents are the same nature and holding stones. The nature passed down will not always be the parents nature, but it reaches a very high percentage. If both parents are holding Everstones but are different natures, both natures will appear more commonly.
While Legendary Pokémon are unbreedable, their natures at hatching can be manipulated. If a same-species hatched Legendary is placed in the party with an Everstone, about 50% of the Pokémon will have the holders nature.
When breeding Pokémon, the eggs will inherit 3 random IV stats of its parents. Users can not manipulate what stat will be inherited.
Master Badges influences IVs by preventing the low numbers from generating in the IV. Depending on the class, this IV boost will raise the lowest IV number, making the pool of numbers smaller. This IV bonus applies to the randomised IVs. If a user is using a Destiny Knot then the IV bonus will apply to the 6th stat.
- Note: IV breeding is not 100% consistent and can result in no IVs being passed down. This is a known "inconsistent bug".
Regional Variants Breeding
- Note: Breeding for regional variants will produce eggs from the parents, as well as, the regional variants.
When a user breeds a male Pokémon with a Galarian forme and a female Pokémon in the Galar Pokédex they will produce the Galarian forme of the male Pokémon. For example, a Male Kantonian Slowpoke and a female Cramorant will produce Galarian Slowpoke eggs.
- Note: The female Pokémon must be an actual region Pokémon and not a Regional Variant Pokémon. I.E. A female Cramorant but not a female Galarian Meowth.
- White Stripe Basculin: Breed a Red Stripe Basculin with a Blue Stripe Basculin.
- Hisuian Voltorb: Give a Kantonian Voltorb an Apricorn and breed it with a ditto.
Eggs bred in the DayCare can be viewed in the Eggs tab. A user may take six Eggs from the DayCare each day. Hypermode Users get 18 extra adoptions each day, which allows them to take 24 Eggs in total. After that, DayCare Passes may be used to claim more Pokémon Eggs. Additional DayCare Passes can be purchased for Gold Poké.
- Note: The oldest Egg will always be adopted first.
Eggs will be held in the Daycare for 24 hours, regardless of when during the day they were produced. Any Eggs in the Daycare that are not claimed by the user after 24 hours will be sent to the Shelter. Two exceptions from this are the Exclusive Eggs and the Variant Eggs, as they only have a 1% chance of going into the Shelter, the other 99% will simply disappear.
- Note: If a user manually releases an Exclusive Egg or Variant Egg from the DayCare they will still only have 1% chance of going into the Shelter.
DayCare Upgrades can be purchased on the Upgrades tab of the DayCare.
- SpyGlass: A tool that will reveal the specific image of an Egg. It comes in handy when the user is breeding with two different Pokémon species. Can be bought for 20.
- Red Gigaremo: A tool that can force a user's Pokémon to be more compatible with each other while lowering their happiness. Couples must be breeding compatible to work; 0% compatibility cannot be increased. The Red Gigaremo can be used any time for a one-time purchase of 2,000.
- Matchup Checker: A small tool that shows a user exactly how compatible the user's Pokémon are for a one-time buy of 100. Once bought, a percentage will show up next to the couple's compatibility sentence.
- DayCare Pass: This allows a user to take additional Eggs from the DayCare. Each Pass costs 20 and can only be used once. Users also have the option to buy Passes in bulk, at a discount prices, in sets of 10 Passes for the price of 7, or 60 Passes for the price of 30.
- DayCare EXP Booster: Increases the amount of EXP gained by Pokémon while in the DayCare by 25%. Users can stack up to ten Boosters to get the maximum boost out of them. Without any Boosters, each Pokémon receives 1 EXP point every 36 seconds. Can be bought for 300.
- Everstone: The Everstone will not only prevent the Pokémon holding it from evolving, but when used in a breeding pair it will receive a 50% chance of passing its Nature to its child. When both parents are holding an Everstone and they have different Natures, there is a 50% chance of either Nature passing. Everstones can be bought for 500. Users can purchase up to 99 at once.
- Destiny Knot: The Destiny Knot helps with IV Breeding. If either parent holds it, then the child will inherit more of its stats from the parents than it normally would. The Destiny Knot can be bought for 1000.
- Note: A maximum of 5 IVs are inherited, the 6th will be random.