Ok guys Goomb here. Not too long ago some people on the Patrouski discord asked questions on the * and breeding process and I wanted to experiment with it and ask some extra questions myself.
So I compiled some questions on the * and did some experiments to test them out. Thanks to Gix's DM and Alaknight for helping me in this x).
The * appears when u breed a pokemon whos main parents was not ur OT AND not registered in your deck. This * however does NOT show up for someone else if you trade the pokemon to them. This made me question how to get rid of an * once placed on a pokemon. Is it even possible?
This video by Gixmurgan creates 3 scenario's on this topic and answers 3 questions:
However, I was still left with questions after this video. (But thanks to Gix for the vid and the experiments!)
Now onto my experiments:
These were my testers/base:
Breeding a maril with two non-OT to generate an asterisk
The dex after this
For this research, I bred three OT* marils.
Question 1: What happens to the * when u catch an OT pokemon after u bred an * one, will the asterisk dissapear on the bred one?
Answer 1: No. The * does not dissapear. Despite you now having maril as an OT registered pokemon
Question 2: If u then evolve the bred * pokemon WITHOUT having its evolved form as a caught mon in ur dex, will it still have OT* and count as a traded evolution despite you having the base form now in the dex?
Answer 2: No. Evolving a pokemon with an * does not get rid of the *, despite you having the base form now as a caught pokemon. Instead you get a blue border/traded evo in the dex and * on the evolved * pokemon.
Question 3: If u evolve the caught OT pokemon (register its evolved form in the dex), will the previously evolved * pokemon now have its * removed?
Answer 3: No. Despite you now having both pokemon registered in the dex, the * does not get removed from the original * pokemon.
Question 4: If u evolve the caught OT pokemon (register its evolved form in the dex), and THEN evolve the * pokemon, will the * in the bred and evolved pokemon dissapear, as u already have the evolved form registered when u evolve the * pokemon?
Answer 4: No. The * remains, even if the evolved form is already in the dex.
Question 5: If u breed a pokemon to have an *, then catch the pokemon to register it in your dex/as your OT WHILE the egg is in egg form and THEN hatch if after catching the OT pokemon, will the egg have *?
Answer 5: YES, this means the egg * is generated at the START of ur breed and this creates a funny scenario where theres a * despite the pokemon clearly having been hatched AFTER it was registered in the dex.
Question 6: What happens when u trade an * mon and then receive it back, will u still see the *?
Answer 6: YES. The * remained on my screen, yet cannot be seen by the person I traded the mon to.
Question 7: What happens when u breed the *mon with an NON-OT poke. Will the bred (and registered pokemon) now have an *?
Answer 7: No. The * is removed when u breed a pokemon you have already registered with two OT* pokemon or TWO non-OT pokemon
The answer is: Nothing will remove the * on a pokemon once it is generated at breeding stage. The only way to get rid of an * is to breed the pokemon once uve registered it in ur dex.