Eggs have always been a big part of the Pokemon GO experience, with players walking thousands of real miles each day in the hopes of hatching a rare Pokemon for their collection. Although it’s far more likely to hatch a common creature – another Poliwag or Krabby – there are some Pokemon that players may be surprised to learn can actually hatch from eggs.
These Hyper-Rare tier hatches have just a 0.2% chance of being added to a player’s collection, meaning that the majority of Pokemon GO fans might never have even seen them. The four rarest hatches in the game, Wobbuffet, Girafarig, Dunsparce, and Shuckle, are all Pokemon that were added in the second generation update, and are rarely found in a trainer’s Pokedex.
This fifth, hyper-rare tier was found by the folks at The Silph Road, who compiled tons of data regarding egg hatches. And what they found was that, contrary to popular belief, there is the possibility for the four listed Pokemon to hatch from an egg. It’s a very small chance, mind you, but still a chance.
Something else that players might not have noticed is that the original generation of starter Pokemon have been completely removed from the egg pool, following the beginning of the recent Anniversary event. Squirtle, Charmander, and Bulbasaur have since been replaced with the next gen starter creatures, meaning that the only way to collect the original trio is to find a spawn-point in the wild.
What this likely means for the game is that when the eagerly-anticipated third generation of Pokemon finally launches, it spells bad news for those fans who are still trying to hatch a Chikorita, Cyndaquil, or Totodile. Presumably, these starters will be replaced with the Gen 3 starters: Treecko, Torchic, and Mudkip. Thankfully, Niantic’s inclusion of Rare Candy as a raid reward means that any Pokemon‘s evolution can be obtained, given a little effort.
From what we can see, the third generation isn’t that far away, given the recent datamine reveals coding for the new creatures is already in the game. Although certain assets, such as the Pokemon‘s iconic battle cries and the new move sets, are yet to enter the game, this discovery can only mean that another huge update is just around the corner.
Pokemon GO is out now for Android and iOS devices.