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Pokémon Egg

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A '''Pokémon Egg''' (Japanese: '''ポケモンのタマゴ''' ''Pokémon {{tt|tamago|Egg}}'') is an object from which all {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} are known to hatch. An Egg's shell will usually have a pattern that reflects the appearance of the Pokémon developing inside, though in the games, this is not the case (likely to save space on the game media).
Pokémon Eggs are produced by {{pkmn|breeding}} two Pokémon of a compatible [[Egg Group]] and opposite gender together and will contain, by default, the lowest species in the evolutionary line of the mother. According to a girl in [[Solaceon Town]], where one of many [[Pokémon Day Care]]s are located, no one has ever seen a Pokémon lay an Egg, and thus, it is not confirmed that this is how they appear. No alternate explanation for their creation is offered, however, and most assume that the details are not gone into to keep the games appropriate for all audiences. According to a [[Gentleman]] in [[Coumarine City]], Eggs aren't actually eggs and are more like "cradles".
Some Pokémon, known as [[baby Pokémon]], are also found by hatching them from an Egg created by their evolved forms, either naturally or through use of a held [[incense]]. Unlike other species {{egg|Undiscovered|which cannot breed}}, baby Pokémon evolve into species which can do so. The majority of [[legendary Pokémon]] cannot breed in captivity, and thus cannot produce Eggs of themselves. However, a notable exception is made with {{p|Manaphy}} and {{p|Phione}}, which both produce Phione Eggs if bred with {{p|Ditto}}.