Talk:Pokémon Egg

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I'm seeing that "Egg" is written with initial caps. However, too many articles link to this... Is it possible that I'm basing myself on too few occurrences? --Johans 04:21, 18 September 2007 (UTC)

If we added a section called "Notable Eggs", ask TTE to put Darkeiya in (Just a joke).  dpiconani475.gif Optimus35Talk | DP   06:51, 22 September 2007 (UTC)

Sorry, but I didn't understand the joke :P. Anyway, I saw again an ocurrence of the word "Egg" in the game, so I'm moving this if no one minds. --Johans 16:48, 25 September 2007 (UTC)
TTE calls Darkeiya an 'egg' PH34RИван 09:26, 8 January 2008 (UTC)
Oh, I get it. I should get on the Bulbagarden forums more often or wherever it happened.
As for the move I was willing to do, I backed off because the "eggs" in Snap aren't necessarily like "Eggs" in that a Trainer could make them hatch when having them in their party. So I only capitalized the ocurrences of "egg" that refer to "Egg" as in the definition from the Generation II onwards. --Johans 16:17, 9 January 2008 (UTC)


How does the gender of the hatched pokemon is determined? - unsigned comment from MAXDude17 (talkcontribs)

There's a percent chance of it being one gender or the other (usually 50-50, but there's been things like 85 male-15 female, etc.). There's no way you as a player can control it.--Loveはドコ? (talk contribs) 02:11, 23 January 2008 (UTC)
Is the gender determined after the egg is generated, or after I take the egg from the Day Care? SFtheGreat (talk) 08:36, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Shiny chance in English Crystal's only 12.5? I've definetly seen a lot of different sites/people say 50%... Tina δ  19:22, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

It's 50% in the Japanese Crystal, but for whatever reason it was reduced in the English version, as Meowth346 proved. IIMarckus 19:25, 23 March 2008 (UTC)

Pokémon Channel

There is an egg guessing game, called "Eggzamination: Hatch Up!" Do you think this should be noted here? Big Nutter 18:23, 8 June 2008 (UTC)

Sugimori art species

Mooites, if you can find a source that states it to be Pichu that would be great. I'm personally fine with leaving it as it is now temporarily, but considering we already know one is a Togepi it would be nice if we could confirm the other as either Pichu or Elekid. IIMarckus 02:58, 22 September 2008 (UTC)

This Egg from Sugimori Artwork appears in Puzzle Challenge as Elekid's egg. It's Elekid's. Pichu's Egg looks different. It was shown in the anime and the mangas (Special and Golden Boys) - it was Yellow with a black thing on the bottom. The one from Sugimori's artwork is definitely Elekid. --Maxim 20:13, 28 November 2008 (UTC)

Mystery Dungeon 2

in Mystery Dungeon 2, is the eggs counted in steps or days?--Wowy 06:57, 6 November 2008 (UTC)

Ekans's pokedex entry

I think it was the first time a pokémon egg were quoted on games.

"Eats the eggs of birds, such as Pidgey and Spearow, whole.", "...searching for its favorite food--Pidgey and Spearow eggs."

Mateussf 03:41, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

Bad Eggs?

Why don't Bad Eggs get a link to their article, or at least a mention on this page? They seem to be a integral part of the history of Pokémon Eggs in the games. --Alex S. 23:29, 5 December 2008 (UTC)

What are 'bad eggs'? Bttsstewart 10:40, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

See bad egg. — THE TROM — 10:41, 9 December 2008 (UTC)

Egg as a separate species

As I'm sure many of you know, Egg and BAD Egg are separate species, 494 and 495 in DPPt respectively. Is this relevant enough to give them their own separate articles? I mean, most other glitch pokemon have their own articles. I calculated that both of their base stat total is 10 all around, giving them the o=lowest base stat total of 60, they are both normal types, they can only learn splash through level up and neither are compatible with any TM or HM. Additionally, in platinum, Egg's in game cry is identical to that of Shaymin Sky Forme. Both of their menu sprites appear as in both the party and PC. Skaisdead 16:33 June 22 2009

The egg is counted as a "separate species" as much as Wormadam Sandy Cloak and Trash Cloak are from Wormadam Plant Cloak, Giratina Origin Forme is from Giratina Altered Forme, Shaymin Sky Forme is from Shaymin Land Forme, and Heat, Wash, Fan, Frost, and Mow Rotom are from normal Rotom. It's just a case of game programming, much like how -- appears in some movesets listed: it's a case of programming things so that they work well together. TTEchidna 21:59, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
Maybe so, but do Giratina-O and Shaymin-S have their own individual nationaldex number? Wormadam and Shellos are better examples as they exist permanently in their separate forms, but even still, they are the same pokemon. Skaisdead 22:03, 22 June 2009 (UTC)
That's not their NDex number, that's their index number. 494's used in the same way that 253 was used in GSC: to tell the game "THIS IS AN EGG SO SHOW THE EGG STATUS SCREEN". As for whether the altformes have their own index numbers: yep. They do. TTEchidna 02:24, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Pokémon Egg Shells?

I'm just wondering, as seen in the anime, when a Pokémon comes out of its egg, the "shell" of the egg itself disappears... Where does it go? Hmm...Palkia38 06:48, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

In cases as with May's Eevee, the egg itself becomes the new Pokémon. You could ask a similar point with evolution, i.e. "where does the old skin go?", but it's essentially the same thing.--Oz 10:10, 22 December 2009 (UTC)

Is odd egg shinyness predetermined?

is it decided when you start the game? - unsigned comment from Gen1king (talkcontribs)

It's not. I tried to get a Magby from it, and after a bunch of normal Smoochums, Cleffas and an Igglybuff, I got a shiny Elekid. (Keeping it, too.) I don't know if the shininess is fixed when you receive the egg or when it hatches, though. - unsigned comment from Neo Qwerty (talkcontribs)
That would be determined when you get the egg. --Shiningpikablu252 18:20, 7 February 2010 (UTC)

HGSS Primo

There are eggs that can be obtained from Primo with the right code. So far Mareep, Wooper, and Slugma can be obtained. I woulld note it but i don't have HGSS, so idk if there's anything special about them Malake256 03:17, 29 April 2010 (UTC)

Possible new hatching mechanics?

Been playing SS for a while now, and just got back into breeding. Been breeding a Pikachu with a Ditto just to get a shiny Pichu (which requires 21 cycles to hatch), and as soon as I get the egg, it says "It appears to move occasionally. It may be close to hatching." Due to the information stated under mechanics, this message would appear when there's 5-9 cycles left. I'll look into it more for when it changes to "It's making sounds!" - unsigned comment from KurosakisTwin (talkcontribs)

After checking every 85 steps (goldenrod north gate straight down til you hit the water's edge by the day care), The egg changed status to "it's making sounds!" after 1630 steps, or a little more than 6 cycles. The egg hatched after 3410 steps, or about 13 cycles. My conclusion is that they changed the cycles from 255 (and 256 does not create a rounded number, either). Edit: 3410 is the definite number at which Pichu hatched.KurosakisTwin 21:24, 18 July 2010 (UTC)
Did you have a Pokémon with Flame Body in your party? Also a change in the number of steps per cycle is not the only conclusion to draw—it could be a change in the number of cycles for hatching Pichu. AsbestosBill 17:18, 11 April 2012 (UTC)
Just realized this is really old. I guess nothing came of it? AsbestosBill 17:18, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Sinjoh Ruins Event

During the Sinjoh Ruins event, Arceus is shown creating a Pokemon Egg. Should this be mentioned? AdamRS92 01:45, 7 October 2010 (UTC)

Egg Design Trivia

I've just added the following trivia, which I believe to be correct:

The eggs of Elekid and Magby are the only eggs which designs depict those of the Pokémon's evolved form, rather than the Pokémon it directly hatches into.

Could someone double check this? Thanks in advance. XVuvuzela2010X 22:09, 14 February 2011 (UTC)

Pal Park

Is it possible to transfer an egg via Pal Park or Poké Transfer? If it is true, some Pokémon may obtain new ability before it is hatched, especially for new ability for single ability. Thanks! ~~ AKUro? あくロちゃん 02:21, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

No, it is not. --HeroicJay 02:44, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
And my apologies for apparently shaving off half your sig. I don't know how that happened, but I blame my wonky mouse that has a habit of selecting things I don't want selecting and not selecting those things I do. --HeroicJay 18:18, 2 March 2011 (UTC)

Odd Egg Gender

I have been hatching the Odd Egg for a shiny one, and I noticed that it always seems to be female. Is the Odd Egg always female, or is that just bad luck? - unsigned comment from Jdthebud (talkcontribs)

I've wondered about that myself. In all my years of restarting Crystal and playing through it, not once did I ever get a male Pokemon from the Odd Egg (never even got a Tyrogue). - unsigned comment from Missingno. Master (talkcontribs) 23:03, 29 May 2011 (UTC)
IIRC, the IVs are predetermined and have two possibilities: 0/0/0/0 (yes, you read that right) and 2/10/10/10 (this makes it shiny). As gender is based on the Attack IV, odd eggs will be indeed female for most Pokémon (except for Tyrogue). --Blaziken257 22:24, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Trade Room

Can eggs be hatched in the trade center in generation 3? If so, what would it say in the info for where the pokemon was encountered? I am very curious... Nokota 01:15, 15 July 2011 (UTC)

Double Hatch?

Sometimes when I am hatching eggs a lot an egg hatches, then I take one step and another hatches! This happens a lot, at least 4 times already. I thought you have to take 256 steps before another would hatch... Does anyone know how this is possible? MasterGiygas 02:14, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

This is probably from a number of factors. But most likely its because the game can't play two egg hatching cutscenes at the same time, so it requires one more step in order to do it again. Littlmiget123 02:30, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
When two or more Eggs would hatch at the same time, only one does and the other Egg hatches on the next step (or repeats the process again if you have more than two). I thought that was in the article. I'm pretty sure I've seen it somewhere on Bulbapedia. --SnorlaxMonster 16:29, 8 January 2012 (UTC)

Pink egg

Any confirmation that this egg is really Slowpoke's? Ruxax 08:12, 23 January 2012 (UTC)

Could you give us a link to the egg? Jdrawer 17:26, 5 February 2012 (UTC)


He mean this egg. There's no other Pokémon it could possibly be, but as there's no distinguishing symbols on it, it cant be 100% confirmed. Vuvuzela2010 Δ 17:52, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Dummy Eggs

In the anime section, it mentioned "Dummy Eggs." Does this mean eggs that weren't actually eggs or eggs that have unused designs?Jdrawer 17:27, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

They arent real eggs, they're just toys (can't think of a better word to describe them). Vuvuzela2010 Δ 17:52, 5 February 2012 (UTC)

Check if egg will hatch Shiny or not

Is this check performed when egg is received or hatched? Marked +-+-+ 19:12, 4 April 2012 (UTC)

Received, as this is when the personality value is set. However, since Shininess also depends on the Trainer ID, trading it to a different person as an Egg also affects if it will be Shiny or not. --SnorlaxMonster 06:42, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Egg Cycle mechanics

It is mentioned that receiving or hatching an egg reduces the egg cycle count for all eggs in your party, but after some experimentation, I have a couple things to add to that: #1, When this happens, it resets the step counter for each egg to zero. #2, if the eggs would hatch, the cycle count is instead set to 1 and the step counter is reset. This means that if you have an egg that is one step away from hatching, and another that is two steps away, when you take a step, the first egg will hatch and the second will take an additional 255 steps. #3, If two eggs would hatch at the same time, the first in the party hatches, resetting the other to 1 cycle with 255 steps to go. | . . . p . . . | My research was done in Pearl by walking a certain number of steps with an egg, then depositing it in a box until I was able to have an entire party of eggs with very similar egg cycle counts. After the first one hatched, each additional one took exactly 255 steps. Additionally, on a separate occasion, I had a group of eggs I was trying to get closer together in terms of hatching time, though much less systematically. I took note of the order in which they hatched (2,1,3,4,5), then reset the game. I deposited the first hatcher (#2), thinking I would put some extra time on the others and bring the it back into my party. However, as I left the PC, an egg that should not have been due (#3) hatched almost immediately. This supports my above theories: When I let #2 hatch in the first playthrough, it reset the step counter of all eggs and decreased the egg cycles of them by 1—except #3, for which it was set from 1 with a few steps left to 1 with 255 steps left. Presumably, egg #1 was also set to 1 egg cycle with 255 steps, which would suggest that eggs set to hatch at the same time are hatched in order of party position with the other(s) being reset. | . . . p . . . | Additional research should be easy to do, now that there are a few working hypotheses. If anyone can posit an alternative set of conclusions to draw from the information I provided, I'd be interested in hearing it. — AsbestosBill 17:43, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Language Clearup

"In Ruby and Sapphire, there was a minor bug when Pokémon hatched from an Egg in another game was traded to either game. When so is done, the "Egg" that appears after the location where the Egg hatched in the summary will change to "met" when traded to Ruby or Sapphire. This bug was fixed in Pokémon Emerald." Can somebody fix the phrasing in this, please? I'm not quite sure what its supposed to say. 0.o;

Also, a bit random, but didn't Eggs have a very quiet "cry" in GenII that hasn't been used since?Me, Hurray! 13:01, 9 June 2012 (UTC)

Iris's Axew

Wasn't he hatched from an Egg? Glalie Power (talk) 15:35, 13 August 2012 (UTC)

Axew was never hatched from an egg onscreen. Iris met Axew after it was hatched already. --Pokemaster97 15:43, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
But its still needed to be noted Misty's azurill is the same and its on the article Glalie Power (talk) 17:15, 13 August 2012 (UTC)
Every Pokemon hatched from an egg. Ash's Pikachu did, just not onscreen.  ~Bisumito~  Tell me something. How have i helped BP? 15:24, 31 August 2012 (UTC)


When an egg is hatched, what determines its moves? What priority do Egg moves, starting moves, and TM/HM moves have over each other? --Abcboy (talk) 20:06, 27 October 2012 (UTC)

It starts off with the moves it would know at level 1, then it adds the fathers moves like the Daycare does—first-in-first-out, adding to the bottom of the move lists. --SnorlaxMonster 09:48, 5 March 2013 (UTC)

Egg hatching animation

You know how the first image on evolution is a Bulbasaur evolving? Can someone make a Bulbasaur hatching animation? --Abcboy (talk) 03:11, 18 November 2012 (UTC)

Shiny Eggs

Do Eggs have shiny sprites, and thus, can you see before they hatch if the pokemon is shiny? Legionaireb (talk) 20:00, 11 September 2013 (UTC)

No. Ataro (talk) 20:45, 11 September 2013 (UTC)
Crud. Thanks for the answer. Legionaireb (talk) 19:52, 24 September 2013 (UTC)

"Strictly Speaking, They're Not Eggs"

There's a gentleman on a bench in Coumarine city who informs you that "So those Egg-like things that are found at the Pokémon Day Care... Strictly speaking, they're not Eggs. They're more like a Pokémon cradle." Anyone know what he's on about? Pyleic (talk) 13:02, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Perhaps he's making a statement that Pokémon do not develop in the egg like real life animals do, but perhaps rather they develop in the womb (or whatever Pokémon have) like mammals and are simply born already developed in the egg. So it's a "baby" whilst in the egg giving eggs the role of a cradle, and then when they hatch they're no longer a baby but a fully "grown" Pokémon which is why they're ready to battle immediately after hatching. Just my speculation of his comment. Jo the Marten ಠ_ಠ 13:42, 26 October 2013 (UTC)

Change in Egg System

I have noticed that, on at least four occasions, my Houndour Eggs have hatched within one step of each other. I know that this was impossible in previous generations, because they hatch when an Egg Cycle ends. Does anyone think there might have been a change in the way Eggs hatch in Generation VI? EpicDeino (talk) 02:13, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

Right after I posted this, I hatched four Eggs in a row, each within one step of the last. There is definitely something different here; should I add it to the article? EpicDeino (talk) 02:16, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
SnorlaxMonster posted higher up on the page about the game hatching any other eggs that would've hatched at the same time as the first egg on subsequent steps. Are you sure that's not what's happening? Glik (talk) 02:30, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
Oh! I must have missed that. x.x That is exactly what happened. XD Sorry! (I think that should probably be put in the article, though. It isn't stated anywhere in the article itself that I can see.) EpicDeino (talk) 06:24, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
I put it in, though it might need to be worded better. Glik (talk) 15:09, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
Though, I have to ask. Are you using a Flame Body/Magma Armor pokémon to speed up the process? Luna Tiger * the Arc Toraph 15:55, 8 December 2013 (UTC)
The first time it happened, I was not, but I started using one later and it happened again. It seems like it happens either way. EpicDeino (talk) 19:08, 8 December 2013 (UTC)

My Gible egg shook twice before hatching. What does this mean? JEFLIV (talk) 20:16, 20 December 2013 (UTC)

Eggs Getting Pokerus

I don't believe this is in the article, but anyways while I was hatching some eggs in my X I had a Pokemon that had Pokerus in my party and the Pokerus spread to the eggs. I think this should be put on the article if it already isn't. AwesomeGrovyle (talk) 23:34, 29 December 2013 (UTC)

Stadium 2 Egg

Can someone do something about the Egg picture from Stadium 2? The caption doesn't fit because the picture is so small and I can't figure out how to fix that. AGGRON989 17:21, 8 March 2014 (UTC)

Best Wishes Tamago Egg Plush by Takaratomy

Can someone do me a favor and add these to the egg page? Last time i did it, I think it got removed for having too long a name or something dumb like that... Could the Info also be added about how Azurill's egg is the first design to be revealed through merchandise, instead of appearing in the anime or manga. (Adding to it was mentioned in the anime but never shown)

I apologize for the large picture, but I wanted to be sure it was good quality, I've also included a spare link to a image of just the Azurill one just encase.

Collection Picture
Azurill Alone
--Atlantahammy (talk) 21:05, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

I've consulted the page history and it looks like Lady Ariel put it on its own page, Pokémon Egg Plushes, where it fits better than this article, which is supposed to be a general overview of Eggs with a focus on the games, rather than merchandise. Pumpkinking0192 (talk) 21:05, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Huh I've never seen this page in my life, not to mention a lot of other people that still think Azurill's egg was never shown, I suppose it be better to ask to have this linked somewhere on the page, perhaps in Trivia? as, it also kinda doubles as a page that holds and showcases all the canonly showed pokemon eggs...Which is why I originally found it odd Azurill's was never added... Also that seems like such a strange reason, given Manga and anime eggs are all listed on this page. (I'm so sorry, i dunno how to do the neatly nested thread line) --Atlantahammy (talk) 21:12, 10 December 2016 (UTC)

Regional variant egg

Based on the Trainer Tips in Melemele Sea (on islet with a Blackbelt), you can get other regional variant from egg.

Is there any data on the rate to get other region variant? ReignBough (talk) 17:34, 6 October 2019 (UTC)

how does met location work for hatched pokemon

I can't find this out anywhere - unsigned comment from Wild Starfish (talkcontribs)

While it is not currently noted on the page, from Generation III onward, when a Pokémon hatches, it will state the level it hatched at and the area it hatched in. Frozen Fennec 02:49, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
ok but does the game recognize where the egg was obtained Wild Starfish (talk) 17:46, 20 March 2020 (UTC)
Eggs typically list who the Egg was received from rather than where the Egg was obtained. So for Eggs obtained from Day Care, it will say "Day-Care Couple" or "Day Care helpers". Likewise, gift Eggs will normally list the person who it was received from. --SnorlaxMonster 01:02, 21 March 2020 (UTC)
sorry if this is a late response but what I meant was will the information of who the egg was obtained from still be listed after the egg hatches Wild Starfish (talk) 18:10, 26 March 2020 (UTC)
Yes, since Generation IV hatched Pokémon will list both how the Egg was obtained and where it was hatched, at least within the generation in which they were hatched. (In later generations, Pokémon obtained in a previous generation have their met location abbreviated to just a region.) In Generation III, hatched Pokémon only display where they were hatched. --SnorlaxMonster 03:11, 29 March 2020 (UTC)

Stardust and Candy Formula for Strange Eggs

Does anyone know the variables for the candy and Stardust from Strange Eggs (the 12 km Eggs)? YoungMan16 (talk) 17:52, 14 October 2020 (UTC)

Gen 8 Research

I know the amount of time it takes for an Egg to develop has been shortened but by how much? Also, I'm pretty sure there are no in-game eggs obtainable (the gift Toxel is given as-is), but can someone double-check that? Other than that, I don't think Gen VIII changed much in the way of Eggs. Quzergirl (talk) 06:05, 29 December 2020 (UTC)


I was always under the impression that the further away from the 'nearest' Pokémon in the party the slower the Egg hatched, so for example if my party consisted of 'PPPPPE', where P is Pokémon and E is Egg, the Egg in position six would hatch faster than if my party was 'PEEEEE'. Is there any truth in this?--Tmwps (talk) 00:57, 30 December 2020 (UTC)

Families with varying Egg Cycles.

Some Pokémon families have varying egg cycles between different stages. (Zorua, Venipede, Croagunk, Patrat, Manaphy/Phione) I'm not able to find any information on how this functions mechanically--Does the egg have the number of egg cycles of the Pokémon it hatches into, or the Pokémon it is breed from? And if the latter, which parent? WOLKsite (talk) 13:02, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Good point. It's what it hatches into. I've edited Egg cycle accordingly. Nescientist (talk) 16:42, 23 February 2021 (UTC)
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