Hey in my response to the "economy-thread" I suggested to make it more difficult to breed pokemon. I think I have a solution on how to improve the system and highten the difficulty at the same time without making it "unfair". Here is it how it goes:
Everything should stay the same, except: The child/egg can only inherit IVS from the parent, if the parent is the same pokemon. If the child/egg has two parents that share the same pokemon being, it can inherit IVS from both. However: If the child/egg has only one parent, that it shares a pokemon being with, it can only inherit IVS from the said parent. (For example: If you have two bulbasaur, the child can inherit IVS from both of them. But if you have a ditto/different pokemon and a female bulbasaur, the child (a bulbasaur) can only inherit IVS from the parent bulbasaur)
Currently breeding works as following: You put a pokemon with a 100% IVs Ditto, take the child-pokemon and put it into its parent place.
With my solution you would have to either: Put two pokemon of the same sort and hope for the best or more efficiently: Hunt the pokemon in order to look for IVS that you can introduce into your "gene-pool":
Not only would it make pokemon more precious, it would actively encourage players to go catch more pokemon, making the game more adventurelike. Rare pokemon would be more valuable since they would be harder to obtain, but isn t this exactly what we would like? Rare things to be valuable?
You can still put Ditto s to breed, but it would be more akin to cloning than evolution. I think that is more fitting considering what Ditto is.
So, what do you think?