Everything you need to know about Eggs in Pokemon GO

Introduced in Generation 2, Pokemon Eggs revolutionized how trainers could acquire new Pokemon. The original process entailed depositing a compatible male and female Pokemon at the Daycare, with the outcome being an Egg. Despite maintaining the Egg concept, Pokemon GO has significantly diverged from the conventional games.

An In-depth Guide to Pokemon GO Eggs

In Pokemon GO, Eggs are gained in an array of ways, including spinning PokeStops, confronting Team GO Rocket Leaders, and more. Five distinct types of Eggs exist in Pokemon GO, each characterized by the kilometers required for their hatching, such as 2km or 7km Eggs. Players are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the specific Pokemon that each Egg type may hatch and the methods of obtaining these Eggs.

Egg Categories and Hatchable Pokemon

Pokemon GO features six distinct types of Eggs:

  • 2km Eggs (Adorned with green spots)
  • 5km Eggs (Bearing orange spots)
  • 7km Eggs (Yellow with pink spots)
  • 10km Eggs (Decorated with purple spots)
  • 12km Eggs (Carrying red spots)
  • 5/10km Adventure Sync Eggs (Sporting orange/purple spots)

As seasoned trainers would know, the categorization of Pokemon GO Eggs is based on the distance that needs to be covered for their hatching. The 2km Eggs are the most common, while the 12km Eggs are the rarest. Each Egg category hatches unique Pokemon species, and although trainers may wish to hatch a specific species, the resulting Pokemon is generated randomly.

Trainers have the capacity to carry up to 12 Eggs simultaneously. The 2km, 5km, 7km, and 10km Eggs share a storage space (9 slots), while the 12km Eggs are allotted to the Bonus Storage (3 slots). To access Pokemon Eggs, follow these steps:

  • Tap the Poke Ball icon on the overworld map.
  • Choose Pokemon, then swipe right to reach the Eggs tab.
  • Alternatively, tap the Trainer icon at the bottom-left. Scroll down until you see the Eggs section. By September 2022, here’s what each Egg Type can hatch:

2km Eggs

Acquisition Method:

  • Spin PokeStops. Hatchable Pokemon (Mostly Common):
  • Magikarp
  • Pichu
  • Cleffa
  • Meditite
  • Munna
  • Pikipek
  • Yungoos
  • Fomantis
  • Stufful
  • Wimpod

5km Eggs

Acquisition Method:

  • Spin PokeStops. Hatchable Pokemon (Mostly Common):
  • Togepi
  • Tyrogue
  • Elekid
  • Magby Commonly Hatchable Pokemon:
  • Miltank
  • Bronzor
  • Rowlet
  • Litten
  • Popplio

7km Eggs

Acquisition Method:

  • Receive Gifts from friends. The 7km Eggs are unique because the Pokemon they hatch is determined by the current in-game Event. Currently, regional variants such as Galarian Ponyta populate the 7km Egg Pool. All Rarity Hatchable Pokemon:

(Event-specific Pokemon):

  • Meowth (Alolan)
  • Geodude (Alolan)
  • Vulpix (Alolan)
  • Sandshrew (Alolan)
  • Diglett (Alolan)
  • Farfetch’d (Galarian)
  • Grimer (Alolan)
  • Ponyta (Galarian)
  • Meowth (Galarian)
  • Slowpoke (Galarian)
  • Zigzagoon (Galarian)
  • Stunfisk (Galarian)
  • Darumaka (Galarian)

10km Eggs

Acquisition Method:

  • Spin PokeStops. Hatchable Pokemon (Mostly Common):
  • Tirtouga
  • Archen
  • Rockruff
  • Mienfoo Common Hatchable Pokemon:
  • Noibat
  • Espurr
  • Axew Uncommon Hatchable Pokemon:
  • Jangmo-o
  • Riolu
  • Goomy

12km Eggs

Acquisition Method:

  • Defeat Team GO Rocket Leaders (Cliff, Arlo, Sierra) Hatchable Pokemon (Mostly Common):
  • Pawniard
  • Larvitar
  • Scraggy
  • Vullaby Common Hatchable Pokemon:
  • Sandile
  • Pancham Uncommon Hatchable Pokemon:
  • Absol
  • Dieno
  • Skorupi
  • Skrelp
  • Salandit

Adventure Sync Eggs (5km Or 10km)

Pokemon GO keeps a record of the distance you walk every week. If trainers cover a distance of 25km or 50km within a week, they will be rewarded with a 5km or 10km Egg, respectively. However, if the player’s inventory already houses 9 Eggs, they won’t receive an Adventure Sync Egg. It’s worth noting that the Egg Pool for Adventure Sync Eggs differs from the regular 5km and 10km Eggs.

Acquisition Method:

  • 5km Eggs: Cover 25km within a week.
  • 10km Eggs: Cover 50km within a week. Hatchable Pokemon (Mostly Common):
  • 5km Eggs:
    • Tynamo
    • Skrelp
    • Clauncher
    • Frillish
    • Cranidos
    • Shieldon
  • 10km Eggs:
    • Beldum
    • Bagon
    • Riolu
    • Dieno
    • Noibat
    • Dratini

During special Events, players may hatch Pokemon that don’t typically belong to an Egg Pool. For instance, during the Pokemon GO Fest 2022, Audino could be hatched from a 10km Egg. Additionally, certain Pokemon are exclusively regional. Sigilyph, for example, can only be hatched from a 10km Egg in specific areas.

How to Hatch Eggs

Each player starts with an Egg Incubator with unlimited uses. Other types of Incubators, like the blue ones, can be procured from the in-game Shop using PokeCoins. Blue Incubators can be used thrice before they break. A Super Incubator reduces the hatching time for an Egg. For example, a 12km Egg would need only 8km of walking to hatch when placed in a Super Incubator. Just like a regular Egg Incubator, the Super Incubator also breaks after three uses. An Egg Incubator is priced at 150 PokeCoins, while the Super Incubator costs 200 PokeCoins. Occasionally, Incubators might feature in the Limited Time Only boxes at the Shop.

To hatch an Egg, it must first be incubated. To do this, enter the Egg menu, select an Egg, tap “Incubate,” and then select an Incubator from your inventory. New Pokemon GO players are given the orange Egg Incubator and three blue Egg Incubators to begin with.

Please note that the kilometers needed for hatching an Egg only count if the player is walking. If a player is traveling by vehicle, the distance covered does not count towards Egg hatching.

Hatching Eggs also rewards trainers with Pokemon Candy related to the species that’s hatched.

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