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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}}.
Many Pokémon are included in two different Egg Groups and can form what are known as [[chain breeding|breeding chains]]. These link many unrelated Pokémon together, allowing moves that would not normally be accessible to certain Pokémon to be legal, like {{m|Heal Bell}} on {{p|Blissey}}.
[[TM]]s are also passed down through breeding from the [[gender|father]]. Any move in the father's current moveset that can be learned via TM, [[Egg moveMove]], or [[Move Tutor]] (in Crystal) will be passed down to the Pokémon hatching from the Egg.
==Egg Groups==