Niantic adds seven baby Pokemon to Pokemon GO, but trainers will have to work to add them to their collections. Check out Game Rant’s guide for collecting all the baby Pokemon.
Pokemon GO developer Niantic recently teased that new Pokemon from the second generation of games would be coming to its mobile title, and the developer has made good on the promise. Gamers can now add up to seven baby Pokemon to their Pokedexes if they know how to get them.
Unlike Ditto, which is masquerading as low-tier Pokemon on Pokemon GO‘s world map, the new baby Pokemon can only be captured by hatching Pokemon eggs. This includes Cleffa, Elekid, Igglybuff, Magby, Pichu, Smoochum, and Togepi – the baby forms of Clefairy, Electabuzz, Jigglypuff, Magmar, Pikachu, Jynx, and Togetic, respectively.
How To Get Baby Pokemon
Essentially, Niantic has added the new baby Pokemon to the pool of existing hatchable Pokemon in Pokemon GO. This means that hatching a Pokemon egg is not a guarantee of receiving a baby Pokemon. However, trainers who want to try it should keep in mind that the type of baby Pokemon available from each egg differs.
The quickest Pokemon to hatch are Cleffa and Igglybuff, which can hatch from Pokemon eggs that only need 2KM worth of steps in incubators to hatch. Pichu and Togepi both hatch from 5KM eggs, and the highest tier of egg, the 10KM variant, may grant trainers Elekid, Magby, or Smoochum upon hatching. Furthermore, it appears that all of the baby Pokemon can be evolved into their second forms effective immediately. This includes Togepi, which requires 50 candies to evolve into Togetic.
Perhaps most importantly, it appears that the new baby Pokemon will only hatch from eggs that have been acquired following Niantic’s announcement that baby Pokemon had been added to the game. Eggs that trainers picked up from Pokestops previously are not hatching into baby Pokemon, so any trainers who want to hatch new Pokemon and have an inventory full of existing Pokemon eggs will first need to hatch those eggs and then acquire new ones.
It remains to be seen if the baby Pokemon will ever be made available for capture on the world map, but if Niantic stays true to the lore of the original games, they will remain only available via Pokemon eggs. However, it wouldn’t be the first time that Niantic has strayed from the traditional Pokemon games. Pokemon GO allows trainers to capture Pokemon without battling, as well as the ability to become gym leaders. In any case, for the near future at least, gamers should expect that adding baby Pokemon to their Pokedexes will require some luck and walking.
Pokemon GO is out now for Android and iOS devices.
Check out our Pokemon GO guides:
- How to Use the New Sightings Tool
- How to Win Battles
- How to Become a Gym Leader
- How to Get Pokecoins
- How to Catch Pikachu as a Starter
- How to Use and Hatch Eggs
- How to Catch Rare Pokemon
- How to Use Pokestops
- How to Control Eevee’s Evolution
- Trainer Rewards at Every Level
- How to Hold Gyms Longer
- Where to Find Specific Pokemon
- How to Trigger Pokemon Spawns
- Every Type’s Strengths and Weaknesses
- Catching Region Exclusive Pokemon
- Everything to Know About the Buddy System
- How to Equip a Buddy Pokemon
- How to Use Pokemon GO Plus
- How to Catch Santa Hat Pikachu