So, I have a male Talonflame with its Hidden Ability (Gale Wings) and a female Pelipper with a normal ability (Keen Eye). I'm trying to breed a Wingull with a Hidden Ability but I can't pass down one even though they are in the same egg group. Does the female have to have the Hidden Ability to pass down to the Wingull?


Yes, when breeding Pokémon of different species, only the female is able to pass down their Hidden Ability to the offspring. The only instance when a male is able to pass down their Hidden Ability is when breeding with a Ditto.

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  • IIRC, the male is also able to pass down their HA when they breed with a female of the same species. – SGR Jan 3 '17 at 9:22
  • @SGR It doesn't seem like it. Both Serebii and Bulbapedia say that males can only pass down their ability if they breed with a Ditto. – Wrigglenite Jan 3 '17 at 11:28
  • Danmaku is right, if two Pokemon of the same species breed only the female can pass down the HA. – pinckerman Jan 4 '17 at 14:51

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