Hatching eggs in Pokémon GO is an important alternative source of new Pokémon, often with more favourable hatching percentages for monsters that are rarely encountered in the wild. Keeping track of what is available to hatch is a challenge in itself - with plenty of limited time events and tweaks to availability to stay aware of. In this regularly updated guide, we'll help you concentrate on the egg types that will help you complete your Pokédex, and alert you to important potential hatches.
Pokémon GO Egg Types and Where to Get Them
Eggs come in a variety of different forms, the names corresponding to the distance you must walk to hatch them:
- 2km (with green spots)
- 5km (orange spots)
- 7km (yellow with pink spots)
- 10km (purple spots) -
2, 5 and 10km eggs have a random chance of dropping when you spin a Pokéstop (10km eggs tending to drop less frequently). 7km eggs are found instead in gifts received from friends. You can carry a maximum of 9 eggs of any variety at one time - new eggs will not be dispensed until you hatch one of your existing eggs (note that you cannot delete eggs).
Eggs aren't just about hatching harder to get species - the Pokémon you get from them also have higher than average IVs (two and three star ratings) and you'll also get a random number of evolution candies (longer distance eggs yield more candy).
How To Hatch An Egg in Pokémon GO
To hatch an egg, simply tap the Pokéball, tap on the 'Eggs' column, select an egg, then hit 'Incubate' and select an incubator. Alternatively, you can select an incubator using the icon on the bottom right of the eggs column, then select an egg.
All players receive a single infinite use incubator, but if you want to hatch a lot of eggs at once you can acquire additional limited use incubators from the shop or as a reward for completing special research quests such as that for Mew and Celebi.
Once an egg's sitting in an incubator, simply walk the specified distance to hatch the egg.
- If you enable Adventure Sync (see the app's settings) you don't even have to have the app open while you walk
- Note that during certain events, Pokémon GO developer Niantic may halve hatching distances - this stacks with the super incubator (which reduces distance to two-thirds normal).
Pokémon GO Egg Hatching Odds
The Pokémon contained in each egg will be a mystery until you hatch it - however, there are a limited number of species that appear in each egg type.
It is important to note that species in the lists do not have an equal probability of hatching - Niantic make continual tweaks to probabilities for balancing purposes (and these tweaks are never made public) but community research suggests that certain species may appear in as many as 10% of all eggs of any given type, while others appear in fewer than 1%.
One very important thing to note - the Pokémon in any given egg is determined by the egg list at the time it was received. If you receive an egg during an event in which a certain Pokémon is available, you can hatch it months later and it still may contain that Pokémon! However, eggs received before the event will not contain the limited time offer Pokémon even if hatched during the event (for this reason, you best option is to aim to have an empty/easy to empty egg-list ahead of major events).
Pokémon GO Egg Hatch List
Below, you'll find a handy list of all of the Pokémon you can find in each of the different hatching types, from 2km all the way up to 10km.
- Niantic have announced that regional Pokémon have been added to 5km eggs in their respective regions. Mime Jr. has also been released for the first time in European 5km eggs
- Generation 5 (Unova) begins its rollout on 16 September - known hatches are now listed below
We are currently monitoring the effect of these changes and whether they have lead to the exclusion of certain Pokémon from the hatching lists.
2km Egg Hatches
5km Egg Hatches
5km Region-Exclusive Egg Hatches
The following Pokémon also have a chance of appearing in 5km eggs in their respective regions: Farfetch'd, Kangaskhan, Tauros, Heracross, Corsola, Volbeat, Illumise, Torkoal, Zangoose, Seviper, Lunatone, Solrock, Tropius, Relicanth, Pachirisu, Chatot, Pansage, Pansear, Panpour, Heatmor and Durant.
Please see our Regional Pokémon guide to see if the Pokémon listed above are available in your region.
7km Egg Hatches
10km Egg Hatches
Do Egg Lists Change?
Niantic does like to change things up regularly, and we've already seen a bunch of changes to the eggs list since Pokémon GO launched. Examples of changes include:
- Adding Pokémon from new generations
- Event Pokémon (usually temporary)
- Time-limited events
So as you can probably tell, you can expect this list to change on a number of different occasions, and sometimes temporarily. Remember that Pokémon can be removed as well as added!
We will keep this eggs list updated, so keep checking back to ensure you remain on top of any changes.
- Unown were available in 10km eggs from 2 to 9 September
- Regional exclusives Mr. Mime, Tauros, Farfetch'd and Kangaskhan were available in 7km eggs worldwide from 9 to 22 September