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I kept wondering why I was only running into female Litleo in the wild, then I realised the gender ratio is like 12.5 male to 87.5 female. I since tried breeding as my understanding is that the gender is supposed to be random. But I only got female Litleo hatching as well. What would be the best way to attempt this?

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From Pokemon Emerald onward and before Gen 9, if the Pokémon at the head of your party had the Cute Charm ability, there was a 66% higher chance of you encountering a Pokémon of the opposite gender to your front Pokémon.

Sadly, this effect was removed in Scarlet/Violet, so I think you have no way to improve your odds of a male Litleo. Just keep trying.

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  • I didn't realise the cute charm odds were removed, that makes sense now. So the odds of breeding a male egg vs encountering a male litleo in the wild are the same?
    – FrontEnd
    Commented May 23 at 0:36
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    @FrontEnd yes, same chances
    – pinckerman
    Commented May 23 at 8:27

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