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: From now until the foreseeable future, due to Covid-19 measures all Egg Incubators are automatically twice as effective - meaning distances you need to walk each Egg is halved.
On this page:
- Pokémon Go 2km Egg Chart
- Pokémon Go 5km Egg Chart
- Pokémon Go 7km Egg Chart
- Pokémon Go 10km Egg Chart
- Pokémon Go Egg hatching explained
- What are my chances of hatching a specific Pokémon in 2km, 5km, 7km and 10km Eggs?
- What else you need to know about hatching 2km, 5km, 7km and 10km Eggs in Pokémon Go
What are the new Eggs appearing in Pokémon Go's March events?
March has just one event which is changing which Eggs appear in certain categories.
The Psychic Spectacular event sees changes to 2km Eggs which - you guessed it - offers Psychic Pokémon.
This sees the following 2km Egg changes between Friday, March 27th to Monday, March 30th, starting at 8am (local time) and finishing at 10pm (local time):
Psychic Pokémon appearing in 2km eggs:
Once the event ends, both Solosis and Gothita will appear in 5km eggs.
Meanwhile, the following Fossil Pokémon are still appearing in 7km eggs:
Pokémon Go 2km Egg Chart
Note: Until Monday, March 29th, the Psychic Spectacular event has seen changes to this Egg pool. See the previous section for details!
Here are all confirmed 2km Egg hatches:
- Magikarp (Gen 1)
- Wurmple (Gen 3)
- Luvdisc (Gen 3)
- Swablu (Gen 3)
- Wailmer (Gen 3)
- Turtwig (Gen 4 starter)
- Chimchar (Gen 4 starter)
- Piplup (Gen 4 starter)
- Snivy (Gen 5 starter)
- Tepig (Gen 5 starter)
- Oshawott (Gen 5 starter)
- Patrat (Gen 5)
- Lillipup (Gen 5)
- Purrloin (Gen 5)
- Venipede (Gen 5)
- Dwebble (Gen 5)
Pokémon Go 5km Egg Chart
Here are all non-regional exclusives 5km Egg hatches:
- Cubone (Gen 1)
- Eevee (Gen 1)
- Pinsir (Gen 1)
- Ponyta (Gen 1)
- Scyther (Gen 1)
- Grimer (Gen 1)
- Gligar (Gen 2)
- Skarmory (Gen 2)
- Anorith (Gen 3)
- Carvanha (Gen 3)
- Clamperl (Gen 3)
- Lileep (Gen 3)
- Buizel (Gen 4)
- Burmy (Gen 4)
- Cherubi (Gen 4)
- Croagunk (Gen 4)
- Skorupi (Gen 4)
- Roggenrola (Gen 5)
- Tympole (Gen 5)
- Trubbish (Gen 5)
- Karrablast (Gen 5)
- Joltik (Gen 5)
- Shelmet (Gen 5)
As well as the above, from January 10th, 2020, the following regional exclusives can be found in 5km Eggs in their respective regions:
- Farfetch'd (Gen 1)
- Kangaskhan (Gen 1)
- Tauros (Gen 1)
- Heracross (Gen 2)
- Corsola (Gen 2)
- Volbeat (Gen 3)
- Illumise (Gen 3)
- Torkoal (Gen 3)
- Zangoose (Gen 3)
- Seviper (Gen 3)
- Lunatone (Gen 3)
- Solrock (Gen 3)
- Tropius (Gen 3)
- Relicanth (Gen 3)
- Pachirisu (Gen 4)
- Mime Jr. (Gen 4)
- Chatot (Gen 4)
- Pansage (Gen 5)
- Pansear (Gen 5)
- Panpour (Gen 5)
- Maractus (Gen 5)
- Heatmor (Gen 5)
- Durant (Gen 5)
Pokémon Go 7km Egg Chart
Note: The fossil Pokémon event began on Wednesday 18th February, but we don't have an official end date at the moment. Niantic, in the Pokémon Go blog post announcing the event, claim that they 'aren't sure how long this phenomenon will last.'
This event will make it easier to find fossil Pokémon, which have a low spawn rate, especially the Gen 5 fossil Pokémon, in the wild.
Unlike other Eggs, which come from spinning PokéStops, 7km Eggs are only found within Gifts.
These Eggs contain two specific types of creatures - Baby Pokémon and Alolan Pokémon.
You can catch the following 'baby' Pokémon from 7km Eggs - the exception being Mime Jr. (Europe only) and Cherubi, which are in 5km 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)
- Bonsly (Gen 4)
- Budew (Gen 4)
- Chingling (Gen 4)
- Munchlax (Gen 4)
- Mantyke (Gen 4)
- Riolu (Gen 4)
- Happiny (Gen 4)
As well as the above, the following Alolan Pokémon are available from 7km Eggs:
Remember, you can evolve each one to get their evolved version of Alolan Pokémon, so it's worth hatching two of each if you want of each Form to keep.)
Pokémon Go 10km Egg Chart
As part of the February 2020 Fossil Pokémon event, Riolu was added to the 10km egg pool.
Here are all confirmed 10km Egg hatches:
- Absol (Gen 3)
- Feebas (Gen 3)
- Mawile (Gen 3)
- Cranidos (Gen 4)
- Shieldon (Gen 4)
- Shinx (Gen 4)
- Gible (Gen 4)
- Timburr (Gen 5)
- Tirtouga (Gen 5)
- Archen (Gen 5)
- Ferroseed (Gen 5)
- Klink (Gen 5)
- Litwick (Gen 5)
- Axew (Gen 5)
- Golett (Gen 5)
- Darumaka (Gen 5)
- Deino (Gen 5)
On January 10th 2020, the following regional exclusives can be found in 10km Eggs in their respective regions:
- Thorh (Gen 5)
- Sawk (Gen 5)
- Sigilyph (Gen 5)
Pokémon Go in 2020 continues to add new features, such the arrival of the Go Battle League - which is currently highlighting the Ultra League - and soon, Clone Pokémon. We've also recently had the Buddy Adventure feature, which introduces a variety of perks - including finding Souvenirs - as well as a new trade evolution feature. 2019 saw the release of the first Gen 5 Pokémon, along with new regional exclusive Pokémon, Egg charts, and the introduction of the Unova Stone. Pokemon Go also sees regular events - including weekly Spotlight Hour evenings, monthly Field Research rewards and Pokémon Go Community Day, plus a new Giovanni counters quest - the latest being The Shadowy Threat Grows. There is also the gradual arrival of new Promo Codes to redeem, too.
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.
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.
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!
- 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 starter Pokémon - Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, and the like - 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.