How To Hatch Eggs In Pokémon Go

How to hatch eggs in Pokémon Go: Act like a pro

Clearly, Pokémon Go is a phenomenon that no one saw coming, and the magnitude of the game reaches far and wide.

Worldwide, to be exact.


Its impact to the world is in a whole new level of unprecedented that both fans and non-fans alike of Pokémon itself are hooked on the highly popular game.

And you can’t really blame them.

Judging by the fact that you’re here – actually reading this – means you can’t be blamed, either.

Because the game does not come with a tutorial, progressing through the game usually means a lot of hits and misses. But if you read carefully, you should get more hits rather than misses.

Here’s a little walkthrough that’ll tell you how to hatch eggs in Pokémon Go:

How Pokémon Eggs work

Pokémon Eggs are of great help if you do not wish to travel the world by foot, which some gamers might actually be inclined to be willing to do – all in the name of collecting each of those much-coveted rare Pokémons.

Although some Pokémon Go trainers have previously reported that a number of these rare creatures are usually lurking about in creepy streets and grass fields in the middle of the night, the chances of getting these rare critters by hatching eggs are still, without question, greater and far safer.

Collecting rare Pokémons is a great way to improve one’s Pokédex, and as such, gamers scramble to find every single bit of these that they can find – anywhere and everywhere that they could.

But the safest way (and by this we pertain to the real, actual safety of the player himself and not of the in-game character’s) to collect them is through the eggs – and these eggs you can actually find at Pokéstops everywhere.

Finding Eggs

As mentioned above, Pokéstops are usually the place where these eggs hang out, and these stops are usually strategically placed at popular landmarks around the area where you’re at. So the first and most important step that you should know in learning how to hatch eggs in Pokémon Go is where to find the eggs themselves.

Try visiting the most popular (or prominent) landmark in your area, and be on the lookout for these precious PokéEggs.


Once you’ve figured out everything that you need to figure out about the things mentioned above, you can go ahead and proceed with the next step in the hatching of the eggs.

In this step, you will need incubators. If you haven’t had the chance to hatch an egg in your entire life in this game, chances are, the incubator that you were so gracefully given as a starter in your newfound Pokémon Go training career should get this covered for you.


The next step worth knowing in your quest to learn how to hatch eggs in Pokémon Go would be placing the egg (or eggs) you’ve so painstakingly collected to an incubator. To do this, simply go to your Pokémon list, select the tab that says ‘Eggs’, select the egg you’d like to hatch and you will be prompted to place it in an incubator.

More walking

Placing the egg in the incubator will not be the end of all your troubles, however.

In fact, it’s just the beginning.

After placing the egg in the incubator, you will be told how far you will have to walk to get your egg hatched. This instruction, however, doesn’t technically tell you where you should be walking, and where you should be heading.

Because of this, you can actually try walking around in circles (some funny people actually tried doing this) and you’re still likely to achieve the same effect as actually walking towards somewhere (or something). Riding in cars (or bikes) won’t really do the trick.

Depending on how rare the egg that you’d like to hatch is, the game usually requires somewhere from 2km to 10km of actual walking, which translates to a distance of about 1 1/4 miles to 6 miles.

Once you’ve completed the distance required to hatch your precious egg, it’s mission accomplished.

More incubators

You might have noticed that acquiring more incubators is actually possible in the game. And you might have been wondering why.

It’s actually for good reason.

Want to save more time and energy? Hatch multiple eggs at once. This way, you won’t have to go the distance every time you feel the need to hatch an egg. You can actually hatch many of them in one go — but you’re going to need more than one incubator for that. And that’s actually the reason why you are given the option to acquire more of these magical things. The more incubators you have, the more eggs you can hatch simultaneously.

How do you get more incubators, you ask?

You’ll have to purchase additional incubators using Pokecoins, or you can wait. You can actually get these incubators as rewards as you continue to level up in the game. A word of caution, however: the incubators you acquire are only good for a set number of uses, unlike the incubator that you already have from the start of the game.

Do you know of any more useful tricks that’ll help others learn how to hatch eggs in Pokémon Go? Why not let us know in the comments below? 🙂