How Rare Are Eggs in Pokemon Go?
Understanding how eggs work in Pokemon Go can be a bit tricky to understand. When the game first [...]
Understanding how eggs work in Pokemon Go can be a bit tricky to understand. When the game first came out, players quickly noticed that they were much more likely to pull a 5 KM egg from a Poke Stop than a 2 KM egg or a 10 KM egg.
When Pokemon Go shifted the egg pools last year to make more Pokemon hatch from 2 KM eggs, the chances of hatching a 2 KM egg significantly increased.
However, back in March, the Silph Road research group (which tracks and reports on the nuances of Pokemon Go) determined that egg rarity isn't determined by egg type, it's determined by what sort of Pokemon is inside. Basically, Pokemon Go picks out what Pokemon you're going to hatch and then gives you its egg as opposed to picking out what egg you receive from a Poke Stop and then determining what Pokemon is inside the egg.
In addition, the Silph Road also determined that there were four rarity tiers within the egg pools, which explains why some Pokemon are much harder to hatch than others. So while you'll notice that you hatch a lot of Krabby from 2 KM eggs, finding a Misdreaveus is a lot harder to find.
With the recent shift in egg pools, we've decided to list how each egg pool is divided along with their approximate odds of finding a certain Pokemon.
2 KM Eggs
The 2 KM eggs originally contained the most common Pokemon in Pokemon Go. Over time, Pokemon like Pidgey, Rattata, and Spearow were pulled out of the egg pool and replaced with Pokemon that originally hatched from 5 KM eggs like Abra and Machop. This egg group also has the bulk of the Baby Pokemon, including popular Pokemon Pichu and Togepi.
Common: (Odds of Hatching: 6.96%) Krabby, Nidoran (M), Nidoran (F), Geodude, Ekans, Goldeen
Uncommon: (Odds of Hatching: 3.48%) Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Gastly, Abra, Machop, Diglett, Slowpoke, Oddish, Exeggcute, Aipom, Igglybuff, Slugma, Cleffa, Pichu, Togepi
Rare: (Odds of Hatching: 1.74%) Remoraid
Super Rare: (Odds of Hatching: 0.87%) Misdreaveus
5 KM Eggs
The 5 KM egg pool remains the largest egg pool in Pokemon Go, although its ranks were thinned out a bit during various re-shuffles. Notably, there's a lot of "Super Rare" Pokemon in this pool, including several hard to find Pokemon like Porygon, Kabuto, and Shuckle.
Common: (Odds of Hatching: 7.21%) Ponyta, Staryu, Poliwag, Phanpy
Uncommon: (Odds of Hatching: 3.6%) Eevee, Voltorb, Vulpix, Growlithe, Drowsee, Shellder, Magnemite, Rhyhorn, Cubone, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Elekid, Magby, Stantler
Rare: (Odds of Hatching: 1.8%) Onix, Pinsir, Scyther, Tangela, Seel
Super Rare: (Odds of Hatching: 0.9%) Koffing, Lickitung, Grimer, Kabuto, Omanyte, Porygon, Wobbuffet, Qwilfish, Yanma, Sneasel, Shuckle, Dunsparce, Girafarigprevnext
10 KM Eggs
The 10 KM egg pool is still the "rarest" egg pool, but it's still the best egg pool in terms of quality. Dratini and Larvitar both hatch from 10 KM eggs, as do Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Lapras, and Chansey. If you get a 10 KM egg, there's a pretty good chance you're going to wind up with a Pokemon that can be used competitively in some way.
Common: (Odds of Hatching: 12.9%) Dratini, Gilgar, Mantine, Larvitar, Pineco
Uncommon: (Odds of Hatching: 6.45%) Chansey, Mareep, Sudowoodo
Rare: (Odds of Hatching: 1.74%) Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Lapras, Miltank, Skarmory
Do Not Hatch From Eggs
Here's the Pokemon that don't hatch from eggs, either because they were never added or because they were pulled out because they were too common. Weirdly enough, Pokemon Go chose not to add many Gen 2 Pokemon to the egg pool, including the Gen 2 starters and Pokemon like Houndour and Snubbull. The Gen 2 Pokemon were briefly added to the game during the Eggstravaganza event, but were removed when the event was done.
Never Added: Marill, Chinchou, Houndour, Ledyba, Sentrent, Sunkern, Unown, Snubbull, Teddiursa, Hoppip, Spinarak, Murkrow, Hoothoot, Corsola, Heracross
Pulled from Egg Pool: Weedle, Caterpie, Pidgey, Spearow, Mankey, Bellsprout, Venonat, Zubat, Rattata, Magikarp, Horsea, Tentacool, Tauros, Natu, Wooper, Tentacool, Sandshrew, Duduo, Psyduck, Kangaskhan, Mr Mime, Farfetch'd
Event Only: Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodileprevnext
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