How to hatch Pichu, Togepi, and other babies in Pokémon Go!

Pokemon Go Babies Pichu and Togepi
Pokemon Go Babies Pichu and Togepi (Image credit: Niantic)

Pokémon Go has plenty of baby Pokémon! But you can't just catch them. The good news is, you can hatch them. Here's how!

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What babies are available in Pokémon Go?

Pokemon Go Babies

Pokemon Go Babies (Image credit: iMore)
  • Pichu (baby Pikachu)
  • Togepi (baby Togetic)
  • Cleffa (baby Clefairy)
  • Igglybuff (baby Jigglypuff)
  • Magby (baby Magmar)
  • Smoochum (baby Jinx)
  • Elekid (baby Electobuzz)
  • Tyrogue (baby Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, and Hitmontop)
  • Azurill (baby Marill)
  • Wynaut (baby Wobbuffet)
  • Budew (baby Roselia)
  • Chingling (baby Chimecho)
  • Bonsly (baby Sudowoodo)
  • Mime Jr. (baby Mr. Mime)
  • Happiny (baby Chansey)
  • Munchlax (baby Snorlax)
  • Riolu (baby Lucario)
  • Mantyke (baby Mantine)

Can we catch them? Incense them? Lure them? Will they spawn?

Pokemon Go Pichu hatching

Pokemon Go Pichu hatching (Image credit: iMore)

No. No. No. Sadly, no. Pokémon Go isn't making the new Gen 2 babies available to catch, at least not yet. That means they won't spawn either randomly or at PokéStops, and they won't show up for Incense or Lures.

If you want one, you have to hatch them! And that means eggs!

Which babies hatch from which Eggs?

While the Pokémon you can get from Eggs changes regularly, currently you can find baby Pokémon in the following Eggs:

5 KM Eggs

  • Mime Jr. (only in Europe)

7 KM Eggs

  • Pichu
  • Cleffa
  • Igglybuff
  • Togepi
  • Tyrogue
  • Smochum
  • Elekid
  • Magby
  • Azurill
  • Wynaut
  • Budew
  • Chingling
  • Bonsly
  • Happiny
  • Munchlax
  • Riolu
  • Mantyke

10 KM Adventure Sync Activity Reward Eggs

  • Riolu

Can we evolve the babies?

Absolutely. In most cases, it's not a huge help, since you can catch most of the evolved forms in the wild and, even evolved, many of these species aren't super useful. But, Pokémon hatched from Eggs tend to have pretty good, if not excellent IVs. A handful of these species are also pretty useful, so it may be worth it to evolve the following:

  • Togepi into Togetic, then Togekiss
  • Magby into Magmar, then Magmortar
  • Elekid into Electabuzz, then Electivire
  • Tyrogue into Hitmontop
  • Riolu into Lucario
  • Budew into Roselia, then Roserade

Any baby Pokémon questions?

Do you have any questions about baby Pokémon? Want to show off your latest hatch? Drop them in the comments below, and be sure to check out our many Pokémon Go guides to take your game to the next level!

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  • Is there a way to increase chance at getting a Pokémon out of eggs
  • Some people think an egg is determined when you get it from a PokéStop, and that some PokéStops bias towards their biomes (so water from water) but that's still unpredictable and randomness means anything can happen. I've been playing since July and only hatched my first Lapras today.
  • STILL waiting on a Lapras (and a Chancey, too). Keep getting 10K Pinsir's and Kabuto's. Maddening.
  • I have hatched over 150 eggs this week and only hatched a total of 5 babies. I've only got a total of three 10k eggs during this time too. The chances of actually hatching a baby are very very low. Near impossible.
  • I've hatched a ton of eggs as well and only gotten one (Smoochums from a 10 egg). My godson has only hatched a few and gotten Puchu and Igglybuff from 5 and 2 eggs. Random Number Generators are the worst.
  • I'm just missing togepi & magby. I've hatched so many eggs...
  • I finally hatched the last baby tonight — Electkid. I walked 2KM in my hallway at home with Apple Watch to do it. :-/