Pokémon Go’s new Pokémon can’t be caught in the wild, unlike the original monsters. Instead, players have to rely on Pokémon eggs, which require their owners walking a whole bunch of steps before they’ll hatch into one of the adorable, second-gen baby Pokémon. The rub with eggs is that each one must move a different distance in order to hatch, and the Pokémon inside is a surprise — unless you know which Pokémon tend to come out of which eggs.
After months of paying close attention to the hatching patterns of the various types of Pokémon eggs, one Reddit user has a complete guide on how to find the new baby Pokémon.
Igglybuff and Cleffa take the least time to hatch; they’re found in eggs that just need to be walked over two kilometers before they’re ready to go. Pichu and Togepi live inside the five kilometer eggs, while Smoochum, Elekid and Magby need the most activity in order to hatch, at 10 kilometers per egg each.
Granted, there’s still some guesswork here; there’s no guarantee that each egg you find will hold one of these new Pokémon, but it’s a start. This is especially useful, considering this walking-heavy event is a bit ill-timed. Players can’t really bypass the step requirement in order to hatch eggs, but with the weather getting colder, it may be time for Pokémon Go players to consider the limits of their devotion to completing the Pokédex.