Pokemon Go has been out for more than five months now and recently has announced some very important partnerships with the likes of Starbucks and Sprint to help bring more PokeStops and Gyms. On top of that, they teased a big announcement that was revealed yesterday as the first Johto Pokemon in the form of babies. Rather than catching these Pokemon, there is a special method to getting them and we’re here with some help for you to get each of them.
Pokemon Gold and Silver introduced babies of existing Pokemon that would come through breeding, including Pokemon like Pichu and Togepi. A number of these were added to Pokemon Go starting yesterday and the only way currently to obtain them is through egg hatching.
First of all, if you already have eggs saved up, these will not lead to any of the baby Pokemon. Instead, you must use up your existing ones and get more, which could potentially have these baby Pokemon or ones that came from the eggs prior.
With this new update, there have been seven new Pokemon introduced into the game, with them distributed across the three different egg types.
Two Pokemon can be hatched from the 2km eggs, including Cleffa and Igglybuff. The 5km eggs can provide you with two more, including Pichu and Togepi. Lastly, the 10km eggs can now provide you with three additional Pokemon in Elekid, Magby, and Smoochum.
What is really strange here is that previously you could hatch a Pikachu from a 2km egg, but now its pre-evolution Pichu requires a 5km egg. We are not sure if Pokemon that could previously be hatched in eggs but have pre-evolutions, such as Pikachu, Jigglypuff, and such will still be found in eggs, or if these essentially are replacing them. Hopefully that is the case, as that would just make it harder to get certain Pokemon.