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Egg Group

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'''Egg Groups''' (Japanese: '''タマゴグループ''' ''Egg Group'') are categories which determine which {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} are able to [[Pokémon breeding|interbreed]]. Similarly to the [[type]]s, a Pokémon may belong to either one or two Egg Groups.
Egg Groups are decided by biological traits, which overall serves to allow Pokémon which are biologically similar to breed. However, there are some oddities which have been noted within Egg Groups: for example, the Field Egg Group's standards are particularly broad, and many seemingly illogical pairings can be noted within it, such as {{p|Skitty}} [[{{Appendix|Fan terminology#HSOWA|and]]}} {{p|Wailord}}.
Egg Groups are preserved along evolutionary lines; {{p|Ralts}}, {{p|Kirlia}}, {{p|Gardevoir}}, and {{p|Gallade}} are all in the {{egg|Amorphous}} group, while {{p|Pikachu}} and {{p|Raichu}} are in the {{egg|Field}} and {{egg|Fairy}}. [[Baby Pokémon]] are the only Pokémon besides {{p|Shedinja}}, {{p|Nidorina}}, and {{p|Nidoqueen}} that are not in the same group as their evolutionary relatives; {{p|Nidorina}} and {{p|Nidoqueen}} are both in the {{egg2|Undiscovered}}, while the genderless {{p|Shedinja}} is in the {{egg2|Mineral}}, thus requiring {{p|Ditto}} to breed.