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Pokemon Sword and Shield – How to Hatch Pokemon Egg

Make room in your party for this egg to hatch.

by William Schwartz

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Breeding Pokemon is one of the new features in Pokemon Sword and Shield which allows you to place two different Pokemon in a nursery to make an egg.  But what are you suppposed to do once you’ve got the egg?  In this guide we’ll explain what you need to do with the egg to make it hatch in Pokemon Sword and Shield.

After you’ve made it to the nursery on Route 5 you will have the ability to breed pokemon and when you do you will get an egg.  We’re not going to go over all the details of how to breed Pokemon, but rather what you need to do with the egg once you have it.

After you get the egg from the Nursery you need to put it in your party

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If the Pokemon are compatible you will get an egg when you go back to the nursery.  Once you have an egg you will need to carry it around with you in your party to make it hatch.  We found that it takes about 20-30 minutes to hatch the egg and it will do it automatically once it is time.

The trick is that you have to have the egg as one of your party members for it to hatch.  You simply can’t just hold the egg in a box, it has to be in your party.

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