Niantic Labs’ hit mobile game is upping the ante with its newest update. With new Generation 2 monsters entering Pokemon GO, will catching be any easier? Some members of the title’s community have plotted helpful charts for egg hatching.
Egg Hatching remains to be one of the selling points of Pokemon GO. This allows players another means to catch Pokemon aside from walking around. However, trainers rely on luck and have no idea which monster would appear from which egg.
Interestingly, players have plotted charts about the probability of such events. However, given that the new update spawned at least 80 more monsters, trainers may have to put these new Pokemon into consideration. Luckily, the game’s community is there to save the day.
Pokemon GO: The Definitive Hatching Chart
The new guide came courtesy of a thread in /r/SilphRoad. The Reddit community has made quite a lot of improvements to these prospective charts. Thanks to Redditor Topottsel, players have a new handy guide for egg hatching.
According to the charts below, Misdreavus is the rarest Pokemon for the 2KM category. However, this is no surprise as Ghost Pokemon are indeed rare in the game. Players who participated in the Halloween event last year were blessed with an abundance of these Ghost-types.
Trainers eyeing 5KM eggs have few Gen 2 Pokemon in them. There are seven rare creatures that players can hatch from these eggs. These are Dunsparce, Girafarig, Qwilfish, Shuckle, Sneasel, Wobbuffet and Yanma. However, gamers are advised that these only have 0.62-percent hatch rates.
10KM eggs only have two extremely rare Pokemon. These are Miltank and Skarmory. However, players ought to look at the charts more carefully as they may have other prospective Pokemon they want to hatch.
Unfortunately, Niantic Labs has not released an official list of rare Pokemon, so players are basing these statistics with observable hatch “rates.”
It may be important to consider that the charts may change once Legendary Pokemon arrive by the end of the year.
More Egg Tips, Tricks
Meanwhile, Game Rant offers some other tips for prospective Pokemon hatchers. 5KM eggs are easiest to acquire in PokeStops. This means players who like to walk can gain a lot of eggs from landmarks.
Another point of contention are Pokemon that cannot be hatched from eggs. Gen 2 starters like Chikorita, Cyndaquil and Totodile cannot be found in eggs. There are also Pokemon that no longer hatch from eggs, including Meowth and Magikarp.
The latest update of the game also heralded the arrival of “baby” Pokemon. These are new “previous” evolutions of popular Pokemon like Pikachu. Unfortunately, this means Pikachu, Jigglypuff and other Pokemon cannot be hatched from eggs anymore. Instead, players can find their “baby” versions like Pichu and Igglybuff.
Meanwhile, trainers can wait for other upcoming features like trading. Players can get their share of the fun by downloading Pokemon GO through their respective app stores.