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Pokémon Go Eggs and how to hatch them faster

Pokemon Egg Hatching
Pokemon Egg Hatching (Image credit: iMore)

Pokémon Go isn't just about catching Pokémon — hatching is a big part of the game as well. You get Pokémon Go Eggs from spinning PokéStops, from friend gifts, as a reward for being especially active, and even from defeating the Leaders of Team GO Rocket. Then you incubate them by walking with them for 2 KM, 5 KM, 7 KM, 10 KM, or even 12 KM. Once you've walked the specified distance, Pokémon will hatch from those Eggs, but each type of Egg has different Pokémon that can hatch and those possible Pokémon change often. Luckily, we here at iMore know exactly what can hatch from any Pokémon Egg, and be sure to check out our best Pokémon Go accessories, so you can be fully equipped on your Pokémon Journey!

What kind of Pokémon Eggs are there in Pokémon Go?

Pokemon Go Eggs (Image credit: Niantic)

Each type of Pokémon Egg can hatch different kinds of Pokémon and the potential Pokémon change periodically, along with the rates at which they hatch. The Pokémon in an Egg is determined when it is picked up, as well as where it is picked up. If you picked up an Egg a few weeks ago and new Pokémon are added to the pool this week, your Egg won't have something new in it. Likewise, if you pick up an Egg in the US, it cannot have a Mime Jr. in it since Mime Jr. is exclusive to the UK.

There are seven kinds of Pokémon Eggs in Pokémon Go:

  • 2 KM Eggs with green spots.
  • 5 KM Eggs (standard) with yellow spots.
  • 5 KM Eggs* (Weekly Fitness 25 KM) with purple spots.
  • 7 KM Friend Eggs that are yellow with pink spots
  • 10 KM Eggs (standard) with purple spots.
  • 10 KM Eggs* (Weekly Fitness 50 KM) with purple spots.
  • 12 KM Strange Eggs with red spots
  • Note: Weekly Fitness Reward Eggs are visually identical to the standard 5 KM and 10 KM Eggs received from Pokéstops but have a much smaller pool of potential Pokémon.

What kind of Pokémon hatch from each type of Egg?

Pokemon Go Eggs Togepi (Image credit: Niantic)

As of July, 2022, the following Pokemon can be found in each tier of eggs in Pokémon GO:

2 KM Eggs: standard

  • Cubone*
  • Magikarp*
  • Yungoos*
  • Pikipek
  • Wailmer*
  • Poliwag*
  • Meditite*
  • Exeggcute*
  • Stufful*
  • Magnemite*
  • Barboach*

2 KM Eggs: Regional Exclusive

There are currently no Regional Exclusive Pokémon in 2 KM Eggs.

5 KM Eggs: standard

  • Togepi*
  • Wynaut*
  • Azurill*
  • Bronzor*
  • Skarmory*
  • Bonsly*
  • Rowlet
  • Litten
  • Popplio

5 KM Eggs - region exclusive

Currently, there is only one Regional Exclusive Pokémon that can hatch from 5 KM Eggs.:

  • Mime Jr.* (Europe)

7 KM Eggs

Pokemon Go 7km Eggs Alolan Galarian Forms (Image credit: Niantic)

Currently, the 7 KM Friend Eggs can contain the following Pokémon:

  • Alolan Sandshrew*
  • Alolan Vulpix*
  • Alolan Diglett*
  • Alolan Meowth*
  • Galarian Meowth*
  • Alolan Geodude*
  • Galarian Ponyta*
  • Galarian Slowpoke
  • Galarian Farfetch'd*
  • Alolan Grimer*
  • Galarian Zigzagoon*
  • Galarian Darumaka*
  • Galarian Stunfisk*

10 KM Eggs: standard

  • Audino*
  • Darumaka*
  • Emolga
  • Riolu*
  • Axew*
  • Mienfoo
  • Rufflet*
  • Espurr*
  • Goomy
  • Noibat
  • Rockruff*
  • Jangmo-o

10 KM Eggs: Regional Exclusive

There are currently no Regional Exclusive Pokémon in 10 KM Eggs.

12 KM Strange Eggs

Pokemon Go Sierra Strange Eggs (Image credit: Niantic)

Introduced on October 12, 2020, Strange Eggs can only be earned from defeating Team GO Rocket Leaders. They currently only contain Dark type and Poison type Pokémon, or Pokémon that evolve into one of those types:

  • Larvitar*
  • Absol*
  • Skorupi*
  • Sandile
  • Scraggy
  • Pawniard
  • Vullaby*
  • Deino*
  • Pancham
  • Skrelp
  • Salandit

Weekly fitness Eggs

If you enable Adventure Sync, every week you can potentially earn two Eggs. These Eggs look like 5 KM and 10 KM Eggs, but the contents are different.

If you log 25 KM with Adventure Sync in a week, your 5 KM Egg can contain:

  • Cranidos*
  • Shieldon*
  • Happiny*
  • Munchlax
  • Rogenrola*
  • Frillish

If you log 50 KM with Adventure Sync in a single week, your 10 KM Egg can contain:

  • Dratini*
  • Bagon*
  • Beldum*
  • Deino*
  • Riolu*
  • Goomy

An asterisk indicates a Pokémon with the potential to be Shiny.

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.

  • I have tested hatching during the previous/first change over. Everything I had was from the original distribution, before the first change. I did not get any new eggs until I hatched everything I had. I had several 10 km and incubators for them, a couple 5 km, and a few 2 km eggs. It wasn't too bad to go through them. The eggs all had the old Pokémon in them from the first distribution. You will have to catch an egg that you acquired after the second change (thord version) of egg distribution. There is no way to tell which egg that might be, aside from hatching everything you habe and start fresh.
  • Same. Incredibly, I hatched two 10 KM eggs right at the start of the event and both were Dratini, skyrocketing me to a Dragonite (only my second). Since they removed a lot of the less than exciting Pokémon from 10 KM eggs, I look forward to getting more. But it looks like the reduced pool will also mean reduced odds of getting 10 KM eggs. (Except for Smoochums right now...)
  • Ya, they I've stopped playing, so I haven't hatched anything in a while. I mean, I'll take advantage of the lures in the event (never used any), but that's about it. Besides some interesting events, Niantic just doesn't delivers. When I started, I planned for the future; now that it's the future, I plan in stopping. Still I like reading about it and link articles to my simple site. I'm still hopeful that trading and battling are in the roadmap. The friend I would play with has cancer, and Pokémon GO is not illness friendly. Trading and battling would change that.
  • I've found that my office is about halfway between to fairly close cell towers. Due to this my GPS bounces between them frequently, which looks to Pokemon Go as if I'm jogging. If I leave the app open and my phone plugged in (battery hog, this app is!) I can hatch 2-5 eggs a day just sitting at my desk, depending on which eggs they are. I believe this is what you may be describing as "GPS drift" above, but it does come in handy.
  • One thing I found for feeding the Battery Hog - change your brightness to as low as it can go while you are walking around (or as it is sitting on your desk).
  • Where is the part "HOW TO HATCH THEM FASTER"?
  • I found an app that syncs (Sync Solver) my Fitbit data to Apple’s health app, so that Adventure Sync not only counts movement while holding my phone, but all movement that my Fitbit band collects.
    This makes the walking in straight lines etc. not as necessary, because it’s counting just my movement as I walk around my house, at work etc. It extrapolates the distance walked based on my step count, not actual GPS.
    Seems to work pretty well for me. I usually hatch 3-6 eggs a day, if not more.