Welcome to the Parent Bank sponsored Breeder’s Compendium thread. My name is matsumouri. I am renowned as one of PerfectPokemon.com's knowledgeable and experienced breeders. Here I will teach you just about everything you need to know to obtain that perfect Pokemon! Bear in mind that there will be a lot of information covered here and I have broken it up into several sections in order to make it easy to read. Topics that I will cover: Where to find what you need to get started The Basics (the birds and the bees) IVs and EVs - What’s the difference? Natures Abilities and Hidden Abilities How to Obtain Shinies with The Masuda Method The Time Machine Method How to breed for a specific Hidden Power Useful tips and tricks Not only will I teach you, this thread will also function as an Ask Me Anything [AMA] for any questions you may have about the art of breeding. I will also offer any advice to those of you that are interested in breeding your own Pokemon.