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Hatching Eggs: The ability Steam Engine also halves egg cycles
As an example, in {{g|X and Y}}, a {{p|Misdreavus}} Egg starts with 25 Egg cycles, meaning it requires from 6169 to 6425 steps to hatch, depending on where the Egg cycle step counter is when the Egg is picked up. After each Egg cycle is completed, the Egg's Egg cycle count will drop by one, first to 24, then 23, then 22, and so on until the Egg cycle count hits zero, at which point the Egg will hatch into Misdreavus.
 
There are ways to speed up the time required to hatch an Egg. Riding a [[Bicycle]] reduces the time required simply by making it faster to complete steps. From Pokémon Emerald onward, if a Pokémon with {{a|Flame Body}} or, {{a|Magma Armor}}, {{a|Steam Engine}} or is in a player's party, Egg cycles are reduced by two instead of one at the end of an Egg cycle, effectively halving the steps needed to hatch the Egg. In the Misdreavus example, the Egg would start at 25, and with {{p|Slugma}} in the party, the Egg would drop 2 Egg cycle counts after each Egg cycle, to 23 then 21 then 19 and so on, until it finally drops from 1 to 0 and hatches. Having multiple Pokémon with the Ability or one with each will not increase the Egg cycle reduction. Since the fifth generation, Hatching Powers can also be used (either from {{DL|Entralink|Pass Powers}} or [[O-Power]]s) to shorten the length of an Egg cycle, making Eggs hatch 1.25, 1.5, or 2× faster depending on the strength of the power used. In {{g|Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire}}, Secret Pals in the player's [[Secret Base]] can also use the skill "Take care of an Egg" to reduce an Egg's Egg cycle count by half of its base Egg cycles.
 
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