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Pokemon GO: All Pokemon You Can’t Get From Eggs

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Some Pokemon can no longer be hatched. [Image from Pokemon GO Facebook]

Despite it’s drop in popularity, Pokemon GO continues to be a fun mobile experience for many fans of the title. After plenty of updates and events, it feels like this should have been the game fans got at launch. One constant feature of the game is the Poke Eggs, which recently became necessary for those that want baby Pokemon.

While eggs are needed to get baby Pokemon, it turns out there are some creatures that can’t be hatched. This might sound odd, but it seems like there are Pokemon that can only be captured in the wild. Some fans might balk at this, though it does ensure that fans go out and try catching some new monsters.

The Unhatchables

On the Silph Road subreddit, user myekkul posted a picture of the creatures that can’t be hatched in Pokemon GO. Some of these changes were made post-launch, since there was a time players could hatch any of the monsters. Now that 80 Pokemon from Gen 2 has joined the mobile game, it makes sense to eliminate some hatchlings.

Gen 1 Unhatchables: Caterpie, Weedle, Pidgey, Rattata, Spearow, Zubat, Venonat, Meowth, Mankey, Bellsprout, Doduo, Horsey, Magikarp and Ditto.

Gen 2 Unhatchables: Sentret, Hoothoot, Ladyba, Spinarak, Chinchou, Marill, Hoppip, Sunken, Murkrow, Unown, Snubbull, Teddiursa, Swinub and Houndour.

Some of them being unhatchable makes sense, since they are commonly found in most places of the world. There was a time when players could get Caterpie from eggs, which usually resulted in anger and plenty of cursing. Now that some of them can’t be hatched, it looks like we have a more balanced mobile game for everyone.

The Complaints

Removing monsters like Caterpie and Weedle from getting hatched in Pokemon GO makes sense, since they are way too common. However, excluding Pokemon like Magikarp has angered some fans, since hatchings lead to extra candy needed for evolutions. Since it can take forever to get a Gyrados, the anger some fans feel is quite understandable to be honest.

Making Snubbull and Houndour unhatchable is also an odd decision, though the two aren’t super rare or anything like that. However, it would have been nice to get them from eggs, since their evolutions are actually pretty strong. It will be interesting to see how some fans cope with these changes, as more will likely be made in the future.

Pokemon GO is available now on iOS and Android devices. While it’s free to download, there are certain things that can be paid for.

Also Read: Pokemon GO Events: How Ingress Could Influence Global Events

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