I'm curious how breeding in Pokémon Sun and Moon is affected by the new Alolan forms. Is the form randomly distributed based on the parents, like abilities or nature are?

For example, if I breed an Alolan Dugtrio with a standard Dugtrio, what is the probability that I will get an Alolan Diglett?

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According to Serebii, you will hatch a Alolan form of whatever Pokémon you are breeding, by default, if there is one.

When you transfer Pokémon from previous games and breed them, you will get their Alola Forms. However, if you attach an Everstone to the non-Gen VII native variant and breed, you'll get the standard form.

Thus, if you breed two standard Dugtrio, you will get an Alolan Diglett. The only way to not breed an Alolan form is to have the standard form parent hold an Everstone.

As mentioned in the comments, this means that breeding a standard form Pokémon with a Ditto holding an Everstone will still result in an Alolan form baby. In order to get a standard form baby with one of the parents being a Ditto is for the non-Ditto parent to hold the Everstone.

  • What about breeding with Ditto? If it holds the everstone what will you obtain?
    – pinckerman
    Nov 18, 2016 at 15:46
  • @pinckerman If the Ditto holds the Everstone? "if you attach an Everstone to the non-Gen VII native variant and breed, you'll get the standard form" makes it sound like the everstone has to be held by the thing you want the standard form of, so having the Ditto hold it won't stop the baby from being the Alolan version.
    – Vemonus
    Nov 18, 2016 at 15:48
  • Good to know, it will be difficult to pass the right Nature, otherwise.
    – pinckerman
    Nov 18, 2016 at 15:58
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    @pinckerman I added a clarification to the answer based on this, thanks!
    – Vemonus
    Nov 18, 2016 at 16:21
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    @pinckerman Assuming the Ditto has the right nature and the partner doesn't, you could use 2 Everstones to get a 50% shot at the right nature, preserving the form, then switch for Destiny Knot once you have a standard form with the right nature.
    – scenia
    Nov 19, 2016 at 0:06

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