Pokémon Eggs date back to the second generation of the main series, and in Pokémon Go, they also have a very important role to play.

Unlike the main games, there's no breeding mechanic this time. Pokémon Eggs are found at random from PokéStops - or in the case of 7km Eggs, Gifts - until you reach a maximum of 9 in your bag.

Most importantly, there's no way of telling which Pokémon's inside the Egg itself, aside from, that is, narrowing it down to the four large Egg groups for 2km, 5km, 7km and 10km Eggs below.

Update (April 17th): There has been a temporary revamp as part of April's Eggstravaganza event. Specifically, the 2km pool now hatches a variety of Baby Pokémon. These are also hatching in 7km Eggs. Since 7km eggs carries some other random creatures you might not want, both appear to have the same odds at catching those elusive babies you might need to complete your 'dex.

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Pokémon Go 2km Egg Chart

As part of April's Eggstravaganza event, the 2km pool adds Baby Pokémon (thanks Caio on reddit for confirming) - as well as the existing 2km pool of creatures. These include:

  • Pichu (Gen 2)
  • Cleffa (Gen 2)
  • Igglybuff (Gen 2)
  • Togepi (Gen 2)
  • Smoochum (Gen 2)
  • Tyrogue (Gen 2)
  • Elekid (Gen 2)
  • Magby (Gen 2)
  • Azurill (Gen 3)
  • Wynaut (Gen 3)
  • Bonsly (Gen 4)
  • Budew (Gen 4)
  • Chingling (Gen 4)
  • Munchlax (Gen 4)
  • Mantyke (Gen 4)
  • Riolu (Gen 4)
  • Happiny (Gen 4)

The 2km Egg pool also features the following, and will likely revert back to just these once following once the Eggstravaganza event ends:

  • Bulbasaur (Gen 1 starter)
  • Charmander (Gen 1 starter)
  • Squirtle (Gen 1 starter)
  • Machop (Gen 1)
  • Nidoran F (Gen 1)
  • Nidoran M (Gen 1)
  • Zubat (Gen 1)
  • Abra (Gen 1)
  • Bellsprout (Gen 1)
  • Slowpoke (Gen 1)
  • Gastly (Gen 1)
  • Magikarp (Gen 1)
  • Chikorita (Gen 2 starter)
  • Cyndaquil (Gen 2 starter)
  • Totodile (Gen 2 starter)
  • Midsreveaus (Gen 2)
  • Swinub (Gen 2)
  • Mudkip (Gen 3 starter)
  • Treecko (Gen 3 starter)
  • Torchic (Gen 3 starter)
  • Aron (Gen 3)
  • Luvdisc (Gen 3)
  • Swablu (Gen 3)
  • Wailmer (Gen 3)
  • Turtwig (Gen 4 starter)
  • Chimchar (Gen 4 starter)
  • Piplup (Gen 4 starter)
  • Kricketot (Gen 4)
  • Starly (Gen 4)

Pokémon Go 5km Egg Chart

Previously Baby Pokémon hatched in this category, but they are currently in 7km Eggs at the time of writing.

  • Eevee (Gen 1)
  • Lickitung (Gen 1)
  • Poliwag (Gen 1)
  • Magnemite (Gen 1)
  • Onix (Gen 1)
  • Pinsir (Gen 1)
  • Sandshrew (Gen 1)
  • Scyther (Gen 1)
  • Tangela (Gen 1)
  • Ponyta (Gen 1)
  • Horsea (Gen 1)
  • Chinchou (Gen 2)
  • Gligar (Gen 2)
  • Pineco (Gen 2)
  • Shuckle (Gen 2)
  • Yanma (Gen 2)
  • Sneasel (Gen 2)
  • Houndour (Gen 2)
  • Phanpy (Gen 2)
  • Anorith (Gen3)
  • Lileep (Gen 3)
  • Cacnea (Gen 3)
  • Lotad (Gen 3)
  • Meditite (Gen 3)
  • Nosepass (Gen3)
  • Seedot (Gen 3)
  • Snorunt (Gen 3)
  • Wingull (Gen 3)
  • Duskull (Gen 3)
  • Electrike (Gen 3)
  • Buneary (Gen 4)
  • Croagunk (Gen 4)
  • Snover (Gen 4)
  • Stunky (Gen 4)
  • Bronzor (Gen 4)
  • Combee (Gen 4)
  • Finneon (Gen 4)

Pokémon Go 7km Egg Chart

Unlike other Eggs, which come from spinning PokéStops, 7km Eggs are only found within Gifts.

Right now, Baby Pokémon are hatching in 7km Eggs, even after the Pokémon Go Holiday Event has concluded.

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You can also catch the following creatures from 7km Eggs:

  • Pichu (Gen 2)
  • Cleffa (Gen 2)
  • Igglybuff (Gen 2)
  • Togepi (Gen 2)
  • Smoochum (Gen 2)
  • Tyrogue (Gen 2)
  • Elekid (Gen 2)
  • Magby (Gen 2)
  • Azurill (Gen 3)
  • Wynaut (Gen 3)
  • Feebas (Gen 3)
  • Beldum (Gen 3)
  • Nincada (Gen 3)
  • Mawile (Gen 3)
  • Absol (Gen 3)
  • Bonsly (Gen 4)
  • Budew (Gen 4)
  • Chingling (Gen 4)
  • Munchlax (Gen 4)
  • Mantyke (Gen 4)
  • Riolu (Gen 4)
  • Happiny (Gen 4)

Furthermore, 7km Eggs continue to be the primary source of Alolan creatures. Remember, you can evolve them to get their evolved version of Alolan Pokémon, so it's worth hatching two of each if you want of each Form to keep.)

Alolan Vulpix now seems easier to catch than at launch, so if you still need one, now's your time to try!

Pokémon Go 10km Egg Chart

  • Aerodactyl (Gen 1)
  • Dratini (Gen 1)
  • Porygon (Gen 1)
  • Miltank (Gen 2)
  • Larvitar (Gen 2)
  • Mareep (Gen 2)
  • Bagon (Gen 3)
  • Beldum (Gen 3)
  • Feebas (Gen 3)
  • Slakoth (Gen 3)
  • Ralts (Gen 3)
  • Trapinch (Gen 3)
  • Mawile (Gen 3)
  • Shinx (Gen 4)
  • Drifloon (Gen 4)
  • Skorupi (Gen 4)
  • Riolu (Gen 4)
  • Shieldon (Gen 4)
  • Cranidos (Gen 4)

Pokémon Go Egg hatching explained

On the surface, Eggs in Pokémon Go appear to simply be another way of randomly acquiring a few new Pokés - but just just like the mighty Magikarp, we shouldn't judge Eggs by their seemingly ineffectual appearances.

Eggs and hatching can still be an extremely useful tool for expanding your collection - or indeed powering up the Pokémon you already have.

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Below is every Pokémon confirmed to be obtainable via hatching Eggs - according to avid players on Reddit and the Silph Road - along with their corresponding Egg group.

Note only the first evolution of each chain is available from an Egg - for example Bulbasaur can be hatched from an Egg, but not Ivysaur or Venusaur.

That rule is now the same for the baby Pokémon Togepi, Pichu, Smoochum and so on, as they were seemingly counted as pre-evolutions at first and included alongside their evolved forms - for example, Elekid with Electabuzz - in their respective egg groups. To be clear, you can now only get the babies in those evolution chains.

New events and generations have seen several refreshes to the list - and with the arrival of Gifts, a 7km Egg tier - with new additions added or familiar faces shifting distances or being removed altogether. Thanks to The Silph Road for helping fill the gaps in the list.

What are my chances of hatching a specific Pokémon in 2km, 5km, 7km and 10km Eggs?

While anecdotal experience at launch suggested certain creatures do have higher chances than others from hatching in Eggs, the researchers at the Silph Road proved there are rarity tiers when it comes to eggs.

The findings can be summerised as there being four tiers of rarity across all three egg groups, and though the three groups more or less fit into them (2km being common, 5km uncommon, and 10km rare) there is some crossover, with some 5km creatures having very rare hatches, and 10km having some uncommon hatches.

What does this tell us? The longer the distance, the higher your chances of a rarer creature, but that isn't guaranteed. You can see more detail in Silph Road's rarity tier research.


April offers a new event, with Eggstravaganza Field Research, a revamped Pokémon Go 2km egg chart and new shinies. We've also recently seen the addition of Lucky Friends and Latios counters. Meanwhile, take a look at the Pokémon Go Gen 4 Pokémon we're still waiting on, how to get a Smeargle photobomb as well as details of the next Community Day Pokémon Torchic.


What else you need to know about hatching 2km, 5km, 7km and 10km Eggs in Pokémon Go

Finally, there are a few other general - but still important - tips to bear in mind when hatching Eggs in Pokémon Go:

  • The Egg hatching list changes over time. While at launch it was noted that 10km Eggs could feature creatures from 2km and 5km tiers, this is no longer the case. More common creatures such as Pidgeys and Rattatas were also removed from the set as part of a past update, alongside the demotion of Eevee hatches, and now the lists change quite frequently, with events and other updates over time.
  • You can only hold a maximum of 9 Eggs at a time, including the Eggs you have in Incubators.
  • If you hit the maximum of 9 Eggs, you'll watch to hatch some as quickly as you can, so as to keep as steady a flow of new Eggs as possible. Prioritise 2km Eggs until you have some more space - an remember to save opening your Gifts from Friends until you have a free spot, if you want those 7km Eggs!
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  • Incubators purchased with PokéCoins are disposable, with only three uses each. To get the very most out of them, hatch your 10km Eggs in the disposable Incubators, whilst your free, infinite-use Incubator quickly churns out 2km and 5km Eggs in a higher volume.
  • Pokémon Eggs are likely to be the quickest way to power up your starter Pokémon - Bulbasaur, Charmander, and Squirtle - unless you're fortunate enough to have found a particularly good spot to find them in the wild. The fact they can be found in the relatively common, quick-to-hatch Eggs makes all the difference.
  • The Pokémon Go app no longer has to be open for you to make progress towards hatching Eggs, which is handy! You just need to hook it up with Adventure Sync, if you haven't already.
  • Travelling in cars, trains, and other fast-moving vehicles won't count towards your distance travelled, as the game knows when you're moving too fast to be walking.
  • Often the app will display your character as moving slightly, even though you and your phone may be staying perfectly still. This can, in fact, be used to help tick away at your Egg hatching - plug your phone into a charger, leave it open, and the game should do some of the work for you simply through the quirks of its GPS.
  • The CP of Pokémon hatched from Eggs are tied trainer level at the time you acquired the Egg - not at the time the Egg hatches.
  • Now and again seasonal updates will increase the rates of some drops, such as Pokémon Go's Halloween event each year, so be sure to keep an eye on that if you're saving your Incubators for a special time.
  • The various region exclusive Pokémon are unable to be found through either Egg hatching or encountering in the wild outside of those regions.
  • If you're a completionist, then hatching Eggs is a requirement for some of Pokémon Go's Medals, which might be an added incentive if you're not particularly interested in Candy or Stardust.

Additional writing by Matthew Reynolds.

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