Hey dude, how's it going? :D Uh....I have a question about genderless Pokemon like Metagross, for example....how the heck do they breed? I mean, Ditto is self explanatory due to being made of cells, so I think it can literally be gender fluid/switching. However, how does a Metagross and similar Pokemon breed? I've thought about this, but I can't really come up with a good answer myself, so I need some help. ^^;
Hey man! Sorry it took me so long to answer this. But that’s an interesting question. I don’t think there’s really an answer for it, since breeding specifics are left ambiguous, but we can do some speculating.
In-game, first off, genderless Pokemon (besides Legendaries) can breed with Ditto, so we know that they are capable of breeding under the right circumstances.
In Pokemon Stadium 2, genderless Pokemon who were able to breed were placed in a new pseudo-Egg Group called “the Gender unknown Egg Group”. This Egg Group isn’t included in other games, but I think “gender unknown” is a key phrase. Perhaps these Pokemon are just a different gender (outside of male and female), and can still breed but can’t breed with Pokemon who are male or female. By breeding with ditto, who can assume any gender, they are still capable of reproducing.
I’m not sure the logic of why two genderless or gender unknown Pokemon can’t breed with each other - such as two Metagross - when they can breed with Ditto. I’m assuming that they really could in the Pokemon world, but can’t for gameplay purposes. So maybe they’re just also Pokemon who, for whatever reason, won’t breed together in captivity.
Sorry I don’t have a definite answer for you, but if anyone has more thoughts on genderless Pokemon and breeding, I’d love to hear them!