Egg hatching is a major part of the Pokémon GO experience. You get Pokémon GO Eggs from spinning PokéStops, from friends, or as a reward for being active in the game.
The Eggs then need to be incubated, which you do by walking with them for 2 KM, 5KM, 7KM, 10KM, or even 12KM. Pokémon will hatch from the eggs after you’ve walked the specified distance.
Each Egg has a different Pokémon and they change often. Here, we will look at some of the hacks that help you hatch Eggs more easily in Pokémon GO.
Use an iOS Location Spoofer to Hatch Eggs without Walking
One of the best ways to hatch Pokémon GO Eggs without walking is to use an iOS Location Spoofer. A spoofing tool like MockGo can allow you to “walk” the distance required to hatch the egg without moving.
In a single click, you can change the location of your iOS device or even simulate GPS movement along a pre-determined route at a specified speed.
- You can use the two-spot or the multi-spot feature to simulate walking along a specified route
- You can choose the number of times you would like to simulate the movement
- The speed you use in the simulated movement can be customized. You can choose from walking, cycling or driving to make the movement appear more natural.
- Changing the location and movements can be done as many times as you want without needing to jailbreak the device.
To use MockGo to hatch Pokémon Eggs without walking, make sure the Adventure Sync has been turned on in Pokémon GO, and then follow these simple steps;
Step 1: Download and install MockGo onto the computer. Open it when the installation is complete.
Step 3: You should see a map on the screen. Choose the second option (one-stop route) and search for the location you would like to use in the search bar. Adjust the pin on the map to further refine the location and then click “Move Here” to start the movement.
Step 4: Enter the number of times that you would like to move and then click on “Start” You can use the speed slider at the bottom to adjust the speed as needed.
You can also use MockGo to simulate movement along with multiple spots. To do this, simply click on the multi-spot route at the top-right corner of the screen.
Then mark the multiple spots on the map to identify your route and then click on “Move Here.” Select the number of times you would like to move along the route and click “Start”.
You have now set the auto walk in Pokemon Go. You can now hatch the eggs without walking from the comfort of your cough.
How Fast Can You Walk to Hatch a Pokemon Egg?
The ideal moving speed for hatching a Pokemon egg is slightly more than 10 KM/H. Anything slower than that is acceptable, but it will take longer to hatch a Pokemon egg.
However, you should not walk at or more than 35 KM/H because you may even receive a speed lock popup.
Use an Android Location Spoofer to Set Auto Walk
Location spoofing on Android devices is also a good way to hatch Pokémon Eggs without having to walk.
The process is much easier on an Android device as you only need a Spoofing app, available on the Google Play Store. Follow these simple steps to spoof GPS location on Android;
Step 1: Go to the Settings > About Phone and then tap on “Build Number” 7 times. This will activate the Developer Options on the device, which will be necessary for the process to work.
Step 2: Now, go to the Play Store and search for an appropriate location spoofing app to use.
Step 3: Install it on your device and then go to Settings > Developer Options and turn it on. Then tap on “Select Mock locations” and choose the app you installed.
Step 4: Now just open the spoofing app and select the location you would like to use. Tap on the “Play” button to begin spoofing.
Make Friends in Pokémon GO
In-game friends in Pokémon GO can be a wonderful resource. Once you have exchanged codes with someone, you will be able to get “gifts” from PokéStops which you can give to your friends in exchange for 7KM eggs. You’ll also be able to trade Pokémon.
But having useful friends in the game can take a bit of work. Each of your friendships will have a friend level which increases as you interact.
This will reduce the amount of stardust you spend when trading and also gives you an attacking bonus when you complete raids together. Friends are helpful for those high-level battles, which can give you legendary Pokémon.
Get the Most of Your Lucky Eggs
Lucky Eggs double the amount of XP you get in the game. In the past, they had been a huge part of how you get XP, but since 2018, there are more options to earn XP, which means that you can now choose other ways to use your eggs.
Evolving is a good way to earn XP really quickly since evolving a Pokémon earns you 500 XP. If you have lucky eggs, you can double that to 1000 XP.
But the best way to get the most out of your Lucky Eggs would be to wait until a large number of XP-earning activities are happening in the same period of time.
Curveballs May Double Your Catch Chances
In the past you could use Great or Ultra balls to increase your chances of catching Pokémon. A great ball increases the chances by 1.5x and an Ultra ball by 2.0x.
Great Excellent throws further increased your chances by 1.3x and 1.5x respectively and Razz Berries proved very useful in this regard as well.
The problem is that these resources can often be very difficult to find, but there are easier ways to increase your chances.
Curveballs can give you a 1.7x bonus and you can pull them off by spinning a Poké ball before throwing it.
Use Pokémon GO Map to Find Spawn Locations
The information you get will depend on where you are in the world. But there are some online Pokémon GO maps such as the Silph Road that keeps track of “nests” where you can find certain Pokémon.
This map is however community maintained which means it relies on reports from other users. It is not an automatic service, meaning that the information you get may not be accurate for your location.
Pokémon GO Egg FAQs
1. What kind of Pokémon GO eggs are there?
Each Pokémon GO Egg can hatch a different kind of Pokémon and the potential of the Pokémon you can get and the rates at which the Eggs hatch can change. When and where you pick up the Egg can determine the kind of Pokémon you will hatch.
For example, if you picked up an Egg a week ago and new Pokémon were added to the pool this week, your egg will not contain any of the new Pokémon.
There are seven kinds of Pokémon Eggs in Pokémon GO;
- 2 KM Eggs with green spots.
- 5 KM Eggs (standard) with yellow spots.
- 5 KM Eggs with purple spots.
- 7 KM Friend Eggs that are yellow with pink spots
- 10 KM Eggs (standard) with purple spots.
- 10 KM Eggs) with purple spots.
- 12 KM Strange Eggs with red spots
Weekly fitness reward Eggs are identical to the standard 5KM and 10KM Eggs that you get from PokéStops but will have a much smaller pool of potential Pokémon.
Now that you have an idea of the kinds of Eggs you can get in the game, the following are some of the ways to quickly hatch them.
2. Is it important to use the same sort of incubator for all types of eggs?
Any egg incubator can hatch Pokemon GO eggs so there’s no difference.
However, what you should pay attention to is where you put your eggs and how many eggs you put in the incubator for best efficiency.
For example, you should put 2 KM eggs in an unlimited incubator first, then 10 KM eggs in a three-use incubator, but if you have Super incubators, use 10 KM eggs on those first.
3. Is it possible to hatch eggs by shaking your phone?
Yes, you can still use the shaking trick to hatch eggs. Here is how it works:
- Ensure that Adventure Sync is enabled in the Settings menu.
- Begin shaking your phone in an upward and downward motion.
- The Adventure Sync will begin counting steps when the shaking occurs.
- It is not necessary for the app to be open.
- Make sure you shake the phone vigorously and at a jogging pace.
Everyone likes to win and it is our hope that the cheats we have discussed here will help you get the most out of your Pokémon GO experience.
If you choose to use a location spoofing tool, it is very important to make sure that you are changing your location to a more realistic distance to avoid a soft ban on your account.