Pokémon Go: how to get Togepi, Pichu, and every gen 2 baby Pokémon

Catching methods and details for all of the brand new Gen II baby Pokémon.

Pokémon Go's first wave of new Pokémon are here, in the form of baby Pokémon like Togepi, Pichu, and even Magby, Elekid, Igglybuff, Smoochum and Cleffa, too.

There's also the question of those Pokémon's evolutions, Togepi's in particular, as it looks as though with enough Candy you can get yourself a Togetic, the first fully-grown Pokémon from the second generation!

Below, we'll explain how to get the new baby Pokémon, along with everything else you need to know about them.


How to get gen 2 baby Pokémon Togepi, Pichu and more in Pokémon Go

Firstly, it's worth knowing that the new baby Pokémon are only available via hatching eggs. We've a separate guide on egg-hatching and egg charts for more details on that, but the main takeaway here is that, if you want to catch these new Pokémon, you're going to need to get walking.

As part of a Holiday event, from the morning of December 25 UK time to afternoon (PST) of January 3rd, the first PokéStop of the day will give out a single-use Incubator, and all PokéStops will be increasing their chances of Gen 2 Eggs.

Otherwise, and there's no official information on which Pokémon come from which eggs (2km, 5km, or 10km). However, below is our understanding of where you can find each Pokémon based on community efforts so far (thanks, Serebii and the Silph Road). We'll update this page if more definitive information appears, but here's what we understand to be correct so far:

Pokédex NumberPokémonCatch MethodEgg Distance km
172PichuHatch Egg2km
173CleffaHatch Egg2km
174IgglybuffHatch Egg2km
175TogepiHatch Egg5km
176TogeticHatch Egg
Evolve Togepi
238SmoochumHatch Egg10km
239ElekidHatch Egg10km
240MagbyHatch Egg10km
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Want more help with Pokémon Go? Read our Pokémon Go tips, tricks, cheats and guides for insights on how to improve your skills, how to choose your Eevee evolution, and how CP works. Plus details of Pokémon Go's secrets and Easter Eggs, how to get the new baby Pokémon, a guide to Egg groups, charts, and Egg hatching, details on the Daily Bonuses, finding Ditto, and even which team to join from Team Valor, Mystic, and Instinct.

How to evolve Togepi, catch Togetic, and other information you should know about the new baby Pokémon


Click to enlarge - you can see silhouettes for all of the baby Pokémon at the bottom of each screen.

There are a couple of other points these new additions have raised, that are well worth knowing:

  • Togetic can, it seems, be obtained by evolving Togepi.
  • Togepi requires 50 Candy to evolve into Togetic.
  • It appears that you'll need a new Egg, obtained after this new Pokémon update, in order to catch these Pokémon, rather than hatching one of your previous ones.
  • Only second generation Pokémon - as in, those from the Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal games - are available here, meaning no baby Pokémon like Munchlax or Happiny for now.
  • We can expect more second generation Pokémon soon, seeing as these new Pokémon come with their proper Pokédex numbers that leave plenty of space in between, whilst fully-grown Pokémon from that generation in the form of Togetic are already available.
  • Interestingly, there's no sign of Tyrogue, the baby Pokémon which evolves into Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, or gen 2's Hitmontop. Given Niantic's apparent plans to release Pokémon over the next few months, we can reasonably expect Tyrogue to appear somewhere down the line.

The other major news to come out of this update is of course the special edition Santa Hat Pikachu, which we've explained how to catch in the link above, along with providing everything else you need to know about the limited edition Pokémon.

While you're here, it's also worth checking out our Egg-hatching guide and Egg chart, too, which we'll be updating with the new information from these Pokémon, whilst we'll also be adding new info to our Pokémon Go moves and DPS guide, and more!

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