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An Egg Incubator in Pokémon GO

An Egg Incubator (Japanese: ふかそうち Incubator) is an item in Pokémon GO required to hatch Eggs. Every player starts off with one infinite-use Egg Incubator (Egg Incubator ∞). Players can obtain more limited-use Egg Incubators, which break after three uses, during gameplay or at the Shop. To hatch an Egg, the player can select an Egg from the Pokémon menu and tap the "Incubate" button. The user interface will show a list of all available incubators along with the number of uses it has left.

During the 2016 and 2017 Holiday events, players may obtain a single-use Egg Incubator, once per day, at the first PokéStop visited.

On August 2017, the Super Incubator was introduced. It is a limited-use Egg Incubator that hatch Eggs 50% faster, effectively reducing the distance by a third. Using a Super Incubator, the distance required to hatch an Egg are as follows:

  • 2 km → 1.33 km
  • 5 km → 3.33 km
  • 7 km → 4.67 km
  • 10 km → 6.67 km

Types of Egg Incubators

Image English name Japanese name Description Acquisition
GO Egg Incubator Infinity.png Egg Incubator ∞ ムゲンふかそうち
Infinite Egg Incubator
A device that incubates an Egg as you walk until it is ready to hatch. Unlimited use! In Bag from start
GO Egg Incubator.png Egg Incubator ふかそうち
Incubator
A device that incubates an Egg as you walk until it is ready to hatch. Breaks after 3 uses. Level up reward (Lv. 6 and every 5 levels starting Lv. 10)
Special Research
Shop
GO Super Incubator.png Super Incubator スーパーふかそうち
Super Incubator
A more powerful Egg Incubator helps Eggs hatch quickly. Breaks after 3 uses. Special Research
Shop

In other languages

Egg Incubator ∞

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 無限孵化器 Mòuhhaahn Fūfahei
Mandarin 無限孵化器 Wúxiàn Fūhuàqì
France Flag.png French Incubateur ∞
Germany Flag.png German Ei-Brutmaschine ∞
Italy Flag.png Italian Incubatrice Uova ∞
South Korea Flag.png Korean 무한 부화장치 Muhan Buhwajangchi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Incubadora ∞

Egg Incubator

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 孵化器 Fūfahei
Mandarin 孵化器 Fūhuàqì
France Flag.png French Incubateur
Germany Flag.png German Ei-Brutmaschine
Italy Flag.png Italian Incubatrice Uova
South Korea Flag.png Korean 부화장치 Buhwajangchi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Incubadora

Super Incubator

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 超級孵化器 Chīukāp Fūfahei
Mandarin 超級孵化器 Chāojí Fūhuàqì
France Flag.png French Super-Incubateur
Germany Flag.png German Super-Brutmaschine
Italy Flag.png Italian Superincubatrice
South Korea Flag.png Korean 슈퍼 부화장치 Syupeo Buhwajangchi
Spain Flag.png Spanish Superincubadora


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