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Pokemon Go: Guide to Hatching Eggs

Pokemon Go: Guide to Hatching Eggs

Welcome back trainers! We’re continuing our Pokemon streak today with another guide! Previously we have covered how to increase the CP of your pokemon and whether you should power up or evolve first. Today we will be covering something we haven’t talked about yet: eggs! Eggs are another way to gain new pokemon, so let’s look at our guide to hatching eggs for Pokemon Go!

How To Find Eggs!

Pokemon eggs can be found – just like most other items in the game – at any pokestop. They are less common than pokeballs, so do not fret if you don’t get one right away. If you want, try to find an area full of pokestops and visit as many as you can. Just a heads up though – by default, you can only carry a maximum of nine eggs at a time.

How To Hatch Eggs!

Once you have gotten an egg, open your Pokemon list and swipe to the side to switch to your egg view. Tap an egg to start the incubation. You will need an incubator to finalize the process, but do not worry! All trainers start with an infinite use incubator. While you can incubate at any time, an incubator can only hold one egg at a time. If you want to incubate more eggs at the same time, you will have to buy or find additional incubators at pokestops. Unlike your starting incubator, any extra incubators you get have a limited amount of uses before they break.

So, you have an egg set. Now what? Well, here’s the fun part! You probably noticed that each pokemon egg had a specific distance requirement. When the egg is incubator, you must walk that required distance. There are three different distance requirements: 2 kilometeres, 5 kilometers, or 10 kilometers. In case you’re wondering, one kilometer translates to roughly about 1,300 steps. You know what that means: get to steppin’!

What’s Inside?

The community has already collected a ton of data on the eggs and they have actually discovered that there is a small hint of what will come out of the eggs you watch. It turns out that the distance the egg needs determines what you might potentially get. Here’s the data we’ve found so far!

  • 2 KM EGGS

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

  • 5 KM EGGS

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

  • 10 KM EGGS

Onix, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Chansey, Scyther, Jinx, Electabuzz, Magmar, Pinsir, Lapras, Eeevee, Omanyte, Kabuto, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Dratini

Please note that this list may not be 100% accurate. Trainers from around the world are working together to compile data, and there have been reports of trainers receiving different pokemon in different tiers so you may have different results! If you get a pokemon in a different tier, please report what you got and from what tier in the comments below!

Tricks to Speeding up Egg Hatching: Not too fast!

Clever trainers will turn to using cars, trains, buses, and other forms of vehicular transportation to hatch eggs fast. While we commend your thinking, unfortunately many people have reported the opposite results. Pokemon Go seems to only detect slow to moderate paces, so if you’re in a car (Please do not Pokemon Go and drive!), you will probably be moving too fast for the game to register your covered distance correctly. Instead, try brisk jogging or some light biking to compliment your day.

Hatch eggs for big experience points!

Here’s a bonus tip: whenever an egg hatches, you will get a nice 500 XP, plus 500 if it is a pokemon you have not encountered yet. There is an item in the game called a “Lucky Egg” that, when used, doubles your experience gain for half an hour. Now, here’s the cool part! You will want to get multiple incubators and set as many eggs as you can at roughly the same time so that their distance meters go up in unison. When they are all about to hatch, activate a lucky egg, and you will earn a whopping 2,000 XP per egg hatched if they’re new pokemon!

That covers everything we know so far about Pokemon eggs. Got any other hatching tips or knowledge about eggs? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jeremy is a Content Writer for Touch, Tap, Play, and has been writing in the games journalism industry for almost a decade now. With a degree in English and a passion for games, he loves to talk and write about all kinds of games. While you can find him covering the latest and greatest games, there is a special place in his heart for RPGs, action-adventure games, fighting games, and anything Nintendo related.


Pokemon Go: Guide to Hatching Eggs


  1. From what I can see, you also get random amounts of candy. More than the 3 for catching one around you. I have one pokemon that I think I hatched twice (I could have caught one around me and hatched one, I don’t recall for sure) and these are the only two I have or have ever caught. It’s an Omanyte. Somehow, for just the two of them, I have 48 candy.

  2. I’ve also noticed that not using a Lucky egg I seem to keep getting the same boring pokemon that I already have over and over again. Once I link it with a lucky egg that changes. I get something different or I get something with crazy CP above what I already have. Example: I hatched a Lapras at Level 20 that was CP1357 I leveled up to 21 with a Lucky Egg and hatched another Lapras that was CP1679.


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