Everything You Need To Know About Eggs In Pokemon Go

Eggs have little baby Pokemon inside of them! We’ll help you bring them into the big, bright world.


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  • How To Hatch Eggs With Incubators
  • Every Egg Type And The Pokemon That Hatch From Them

Pokemon Go is an incredible game where you get to bring your favorite animated animals to the real world! It brings a lot of mechanics from the core series, but also makes up plenty of things for itself to keep things fresh. Eggs are a mechanic straight from the video games, though!


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Eggs in the game are items you keep in your Party until they hatch into baby Pokemon! The games can track the number of steps you take and hatch the Egg when you’ve gone far enough. It’s the same basic idea in Pokemon Go, except you actually have to do the walking in real life! No need to worry; we’ll tell you everything you need to know.

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How To Get Eggs

The various types of Eggs can be acquired in different ways:

Egg Acquisition Methods
2 Km Eggs
  • Spinning Photo Discs at Gyms and PokeStops
5 Km Eggs
  • Spinning Photo Discs at Gyms and PokeStops
  • Adventure Sync reward if you walk at least 25 km in a week
7 Km Eggs
  • Opening Gifts from Friends
10 Km Eggs
  • Spinning Photo Discs at Gyms and PokeStops
  • Adventure Sync reward if you walk at least 50 km in a week
12 Km Eggs (also sometimes called Strange Eggs)
  • Defeating Arlo, Cliff, or Sierra

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How To Hatch Eggs With Incubators

Eggs are hatched by walking with their Egg while it is in an Incubator. You need to walk a certain number of kilometres in order for the Egg to hatch, and the Egg varieties are broken up by the walking requirement. Once the Egg is in an incubator, you can play Pokemon Go like normal and let it track your steps in the background.

There are three kinds of Incubators:

Incubator How To Get It Number Of Uses Special Abilities
Incubator (Orange) You get this Incubator upon creating a Pokemon Go account. Unlimited None
Incubator (Blue)
  • Leveling up
  • Purchased from the in-game store
  • Received during certain Special Research quests
3 None
Super Incubator
  • Purchased from the in-game store
  • Received during certain Special Research quests
3 You need to walk 33 percent less in order to hatch the Egg.

Certain events may temporarily decrease the distance you need to walk in order to hatch an Egg.

Additional Rewards For Hatching Pokemon

In addition to receiving a Pokemon, you’ll also get XP, Stardust, and Candies:

Egg Type Rewards
2 Km
  • 500 XP
  • 400-800 Stardust
  • 5-15 Candies (for the Pokemon hatched)
5 Km
  • 1000 XP
  • 600-1600 Stardust
  • 10-21 Candies (for the Pokemon hatched)
7 Km
  • 1500 XP
  • 800-1600 Stardust
  • 10-21 Candies (for the Pokemon hatched)
10 Km
  • 2000 XP
  • 1600-3200 Stardust
  • 16-32 Candies (for the Pokemon hatched)
12 Km
  • 4000 XP
  • 3200-6400 Stardust
  • 16-32 Candies (for the Pokemon hatched)

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Every Egg Type And The Pokemon That Hatch From Them

There are a few things you should keep in mind about hatching eggs:

  • The catchable Pokemon from any given Egg is determined when the Egg is received and does not change afterwards, even if the relevant event has ended, an event has started, you have moved, etc.
  • Ongoing events may alter which Pokemon can hatch from eggs. As we say above, that may cause you to hatch the event Pokemon even if the event has ended. After the event ends, the Pokemon catchable will revert to the list below.
  • Regional-Exclusive Pokemon can only hatch from the egg if their egg was received from their respective region. If you walk and hatch the Egg outside that region, you still might get the exclusive Pokemon.

2 Km Eggs

Pokemon Type Could It Be A Shiny? Regional Exclusive Rarity Out Of 5
Magikarp Water Yes No 1
Pichu Electric Yes No 1
Meditite Fight/Psychic Yes No 1
Cleffa Fairy Yes No 1
Pikipek Normal/Flying No No 1
Yungoos Normal Yes No 1
Fomantis Grass No No 1
Stufful Normal/Fighting Yes No 1
Wimpod Bug/Water No No 1

5 Km Eggs

Regular Pokemon
Pokemon Type Could It Be A Shiny? Regional Exclusive? Rarity Out Of 5
Togepi Fairy Yes No 1
Tyrogue Fighting Yes No 1
Elekid Electric Yes No 1
Magby Fire Yes No 1
Miltank Normal Yes No 2
Bronzor Steel/Psychic Yes No 2
Rowlet Grass/Flying No No 2
Litten Fire No No 2
Popplio Water No No 2
Mime Jr. Yes Yes, Europe N/A
Additional Possible Pokemon If You Received The Egg As An Adventure Sync Reward
Cranidos Rock Yes No 1
Shieldon Rock/Steel Yes No 1
Happiny Normal Yes No 1
Munchlax Normal No No 1
Karrablast Bug Yes No 1
Shelmet Bug Yes No 1

7 Km Eggs

Pokemon Type Could It Be A Shiny? Regional Exclusive? Rarity Out Of 5
Alolan Sandshrew Ice/Steel Yes No 2
Alolan Vulpix Ice Yes No 2
Alolan Diglett Ground/Steel Yes No 2
Alolan Meowth Dark Yes No 2
Galarian Meowth Steel Yes No 2
Alolan Geodude Rock/Electric Yes No 1
Galarian Ponyta Psychic Yes No 2
Galarian Slowpoke Psychic No No 4
Galarian Farfech’d Fight Yes No 2
Alolan Grimer Poison/Dark Yes No 2
Galarian Zigzagoon Dark/Normal Yes No 4
Galarian Darumaka Ice Yes No 5
Galarian Stunfisk Ground/Steel Yes No 2

10 Km Eggs

Regular Pokemon
Pokemon Type Could It Be A Shiny? Regional Exclusive Rarity Out Of 5
Riolu Fighting Yes No 3
Tirtouga Water/Rock Yes No 1
Archen Rock/Flying Yes No 1
Axew Dragon Yes No 2
Mienfoo Fighting No No 1
Espurr Psychic Yes No 2
Goomy Dragon No No 3 (1 If You Received The Egg As An Adventure Sync Reward)
Noibat Flying/Dragon No No 2
Rockruff Rock Yes No 1
Jangmo-o Dragon No No 3
Additional Possible Pokemon If You Received The Egg As An Adventure Sync Reward
Dratini Dragon Yes No 1
Bagon Dragon Yes No 1
Beldum Steel/Psychic Yes No 1
Gible Dragon/Ground Yes No 1
Riolu Fighting Yes No 1

12 Km Eggs (Strange Eggs)

Pokemon Type Could It Be A Shiny? Regional Exclusive Rarity Out Of 5
Larvitar Rock/Ground Yes No 1
Absol Dark Yes No 3
Skorupi Poison/Bug Yes No 3
Sandile Ground/Dark No No 2
Scraggy Dark/Fighting No No 1
Pawniard Dark/Steel No No 1
Vullaby Dark/Flying Yes No 1
Deino Dark/Dragon Yes No 3
Pancham Fighting No No 2
Salandit Poison/Fire No No 3

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