Ever wonder how Eggs are sorted in Pokemon Go? You are about to find out.
One of the best-selling mobile games of 2016 Pokemon Go definitely has a lot of mystery as to how the game works especially that it is one of the first games that introduced the concept of augmented reality worldwide. Six months after the release of the game, a Pokemon Go update on the mystery of how the Eggs in the game are sorted has now been answered.
How Do Eggs Get Sorted
In Pokemon Go, trainers can see all the Eggs they have by pressing the PokeBall on the bottom of their device’s screens. After that, the “Pokemon” tab is selected and then the “Eggs” tab thereafter. The Eggs are not sorted according to the time you obtained them such that the newest Eggs are found on top of the list and the oldest at the bottom. Neither are these Eggs arranged according to the level of hatching, meaning they are fixed according to the ones who are closest to hatching. They are not arranged randomly in the inventory as well.
A Reddit user posed a specific theory on this. The theory is that the Eggs are fixed in the inventory on a basis of how near a trainer is to where the Egg was originally obtained. Thus, the Eggs on top are those Eggs whose original niche are nearest from the trainer.
The original comment on Reddit hyped up the Pokemon community and hundreds of fans have also contributed their specific Pokemon Go updates, comments, proof and theories too. Another user who tested the theory said that the Eggs did seem to be fixed based on the player’s distance from where the Egg was obtained.
Why Is This Plausible?
The theory is reasonable because the said pattern has already been done by Pokemon Go‘s developer Niantic Labs on a game they previously created called Ingress. Ingress is also a location-based augmented reality mobile game. In this game, players would have to collect portal keys. This is similar to the collection of Eggs as discussed in this Pokemon Go update. Three keys are connected to claim an area. In the Ingress inventory, keys are arranged based on the distance from the portals where the keys have been found.
Moreover, it is no surprise that plenty of Pokemon gyms and PokeStops are located in the same Ingress portal destinations.
Another Reddit user refuted the theory and said that this is applicable only to Eggs which are in Incubators. He said that an Egg outside of the Incubator did not move at all when he went to the area where the Egg was first picked up. He monitored the track and said that after 42 minutes and 10 kms away from the origin, the Egg did not move at all.
These are just mere speculations. Real research must still be done in order to prove the main theory and the varying theories.