Sugimori art of Pokémon Eggs.

A Pokémon Egg is an egg that will hatch into a Pokémon, introduced in Generation II. A Pokémon Egg can be obtained by breeding two Pokémon in the Day Care Center (leaving them in the daycare at the same time). Pokémon left in the daycare will have an Egg if all of the following conditions are met:

  • Same Egg group (e.g. Lucario and Blaziken, both in the Human-Like Egg group) or one of them is in the Ditto group (which, currently, is only Ditto itself).
  • Different Genders
  • Must not be in the Undiscovered group, containing all Mythical and Legendary Pokémon, and the non-Legendary Pokémon Phione, Nidoqueen, Nidorina, Unown, and Baby Pokémon.

Day Care Centers Locations

In order to produce eggs in the Kanto-based games, Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, the player can sail to Four Island, situated in the Sevii Islands, in post-game.


When you carry an Egg, you need to walk a number of steps for it to hatch. Different Eggs have different amount of steps for them to hatch. The number of steps needed to hatch an Egg will always be the same for all members of that species.

If you carry a Pokémon with the ability Flame Body or Magma Armor in the same party as your Egg, it will cut the number of steps required to hatch the egg in half.

When the Egg is about to hatch, you will receive a message. The screen will switch to a scene of the Egg hatching into the new baby Pokémon inside. The new Pokémon will be at Level 5 when hatched (or Level 1 in Generation IV onwards).

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  • A Manaphy Egg was shown in a movie as it hatched then May looked after it until it left for the sea.





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