Eggs are a sure-fire way of catching Pokemon in Pokemon GO — here’s a guide on what to expect from the three types of egg that are currently available in the game.

Trainers who have found themselves caught up in the Pokemon GO phenomenon will have already had good and bad experiences with the game’s eggs; hatching one to find a rare Pokemon is a hugely satisfying experience, but seeing the egg crack only for a Pidgey or a Rattata to emerge is undoubtedly rage-inducing.

Time for a quick primer: eggs are special items found at Pokestops that hatch into a Pokemon after the player walks either 2KM, 5KM, or 10KM with the egg housed in an incubator. They’re not to be confused with lucky eggs, which are an unrelated item that instead doubles the experience a player receives for half an hour.

The contents of an egg are randomized, so there’s no way to influence which Pokemon will emerge once the stipulated distance has been travelled. However, the three types of egg seem to contain particular pocket monsters, so players can at least temper their expectations on what sort of reward they’re going to receive.

Here are the Pokemon thought to be available from a 2KM egg:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Caterpie
  • Weedle
  • Pidgey
  • Rattata
  • Spearow
  • Pikachu
  • Clefairy
  • Jigglypuff
  • Zubat
  • Geodude
  • Magikarp

Obviously, most of these are rather underwhelming, with the exception of a couple of rarer finds like Geodude and the sought-after Pikachu. However, even the likes of Clefairy, Jigglypuff, and Magikarp can be useful Pokemon to hatch, as the process offers up significant amounts of candy that’s vital for the evolution process.

pokemon go egg walking distance incubator

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