Egg Hatching Guide/How to Hatch Eggs

In Pokémon Go, players have multiple ways to obtain new Pokémon. This guide will explain the necessary steps involved with hatching Eggs, as well as how to predict the kind of Pokémon you will receive. We’ve also included a Pokémon egg hatching guide chart to help you quickly and easily see what you can hatch, and how long it takes. 

New Pokémon can be discovered by searching populated locations, or by hatching them from eggs. At the start of Pokémon Go, players are given an egg incubator that has unlimited uses. These are used to incubate eggs while you walk. Temporary incubators can be purchased using coins in the Shop tab as well, but these incubators only last for a couple of uses.

Incubators can only hold one egg at a time, so you won’t really need multiple incubators unless you wish to hatch several eggs at once. Players can collect Pokémon Eggs by checking in at PokéStops. Eggs are not guaranteed at every PokéStop, but you’ll receive plenty if you swing by PokéStops regularly. 

How to Hatch Eggs

To begin the egg hatching process, start by placing an egg into an incubator. Your eggs are found within the Eggs tab of the Pokémon panel. Tap on an egg to select it, then press Start Incubation. Select an incubator to place the egg into. The egg will then appear inside the incubator whenever you go to the Egg tab until it is hatched. 

Each egg requires the player to travel a certain distance with the egg in an incubator in order for the egg to hatch. You must also keep the app open during this process for the game to read your movement. Note that this cannot be done if the player is travelling over certain speeds, meaning that driving or riding the train will not speed up the process. The player must be moving at a walking pace, or close to it, in order for the egg to hatch. Some players have found that biking, skating, and skateboarding will work as well.

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The travel distance indicated beneath each egg determines the potential rarity of the Pokémon that can hatch from that egg. An egg’s travel distance can be between 2, 5, and 10 kilometers. The shorter the travel distance required for an egg, the more likely a common Pokémon will emerge when hatched. Rarer Pokémon tend to require more steps. We’ve listed the types of Pokémon you can expect from each egg based on travel distance, and have included a handy chart from Serebii.net as a visual reference. 

Pokémon Egg – 2 Kilometers

Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Caterpie, Weedle, Pidgey, Rattata, Spearow, Pikachu, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Zubat, Geodude, Magikarp. 

Pokémon Egg – 5 Kilometers

Ekans, Sandshrew, Nidoran (female), Nidoran (male), Vulpix, Oddish, Paras, Venonat, Diglett, Meowth, Psyduck, Mankey, Growlithe, Poliwag, Abra, Machop, Bellsprout, Tentacool, Ponyta, Slowpoke, Magnemite, Farfetch’d, Doduo, Seel, Grimer, Shellder, Gastly, Drowzee, Krabby, Voltorb, Exeggcute, Cubone, Lickitung, Koffing, Rhyhorn, Tangela, Kangaskhan, Horsea, Goldeen, Staryu, Mr. Mime, Tauros, Porygon.

Pokémon Egg – 10 Kilometers

Onix, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Chansey, Scyther, Jynx, Electabuzz, Magmar, Pinsir, Lapras, Eevee, Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Dratini. 

Since egg hatching involves walking anyway, consider placing a few eggs into incubators any time you plan to head out in search of Pokémon or PokéStops. Your inventory can initially only hold nine eggs at a time, so be sure to keep hatching a few to obtain new Pokémon and clear up space for more eggs.

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