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Pokemon Go: How hatch the new baby Pokemon from eggs: Togepi, Pichu, Magby, Elekid, Cleffa, Igglybuff & Smoochum
So. It’s been a long time coming, but finally some of the Pokemon Gold & Silver Pokemon are arriving in Pokemon Go, the mobile phenomenon. But the newcomers are arriving in the form of Pokemon Eggs – meaning these new Pokemon won’t be found out in the wild.
Newly added are Togepi, Pichu, Igglybuff, Clefa, Elekid, Magby and Smoochum. All but one of these are Pokemon that are ‘baby’ Pokemon that were added in Generation 2’s Gold & Silver – this means that they evolve into an existing type of Pokemon from the base Pokemon Go game. For this reason they make a lot of sense as the first new additions to the Pokemon Go world.
But how do you get one? From what size eggs do they emerge? Well, allow us to explain for each…
Hatching a Togepi Egg
Togepi eggs sadly don’t look any different in Pokemon Go despite the fact that a distinctly-patterned egg that Togepi ‘wears’ forms an important part of this Pokemon’s design. There’s a chance for Togepi to hatch out of any regular 5km egg.
Togepi’s possible moves for battle are Zen Headbutt, Peck, Ancient Power, Psyshock and Dazzling Gleam. If you want to evolve it into Togetic it’ll cost you 50 Togepi Candy.
Hatching a Pichu Egg
Pichu is the cute pre-evolution of the most popular Pokemon of them all, Pikachu. Pichu won’t be found in the wild yet as far as we can tell, but it will now hatch at random from 5km eggs.
Pichu’s possible moves for combat encounters are Thunder Shock, Quick Attack and Thunder Punch in the quick category and Thunderbolt or Disarming Voice in the charge category. 25 candy will force it to evolve into Pikachu.
Hatching a Cleffa Egg
Cleffa is the baby Pokemon pre-evolution of Clefairy and Clefable and is in my opinion always a little overlooked compared to the other baby Pokemon. It’s a fairy-type, and you might well see a fair few of these Pokemon around – they hatch from the very common 2km Pokemon eggs.
In battle Cleffa will have access to Pound or Zen Headbutt as quick moves and Body Slam, Psychic and Signal Beam as charge moves. 25 candy will allow it to evolve into Clefairy.
Hatching an Igglybuff Egg
Igglybuff is the slightly creepy dead-eyed looking baby Pokemon form of the much-loved Jigglypuff. It’s the joint most common of the Generation 2 (Gold/Silver) Pokemon added to Pokemon Go, since it hatches from 2km eggs – the most common eggs.
When it hatches it’ll come equipped with some of the following moves: Pound, Body Slam, Feint Attack, Psychic and Shadow Ball. 25 Jigglypuff Candy will evolve it into the singing puff-ball Pokemon it’s related to.
Hatching an Elekid Egg
Elekid is the baby Pokemon pre-evolution of Electabuzz, one of the classic Generation 1 (Red/Blue) Pokemon featured in the original Pokemon Go. Much the same as Electabuzz, there’s a chance Elekid will hatch from any 10km egg you have.
For battles Elekid’s moves will be drawn from the pool of Thunder Shock, Thunder Punch, Low Kick, Thunderbolt and Discharge. It costs 25 Electabuzz Candy to evolve it into an Electabuzz.
Hatching a Magby Egg
With Electabuzz covered it’s only right Magmar gets similar love – and so it does, with Magby being that classic fiery Pokemon’s baby form. It too has a chance to hatch from 10km Pokemon eggs.
If you take your Magby into battle it’ll have a few of these moves: Ember, Brick Break, Karate Chop, Flamethrower & Fire Punch. It costs 25 Magmar Candy to evolve a Magby into a Magmar.
Hatching a Smoochum Egg
With its slightly unsettling name, Smoochum is the baby Pokemon form of Jynx, a Pokemon that is pretty damn common in the main release of Pokemon Go. As with Magby and Elekid, Smoochum actually hatches from the same class of egg as its grown-up version – 10km eggs. It’s not yet clear if that means that Jynx will no longer hatch out of these eggs, however. It cost 25 Jynx candy to evolve a Smoochum into a Jynx, also.
And a bonus: How do you get Santa Hat Pikachu?
Another addition to this latest Pokemon Go update is the ability for the beloved Pikachu to don a Santa hat for the festive season. These ‘Santa Hat Pikachu’ do appear to be separate from regular Pikachu, though they’ll spawn out in the wild using the same rules as regular Pikachu.
The only way to get one, as far as we can tell, is to go on out there and hunt for one. If you happen to know a Pikachu nest spot, you’ll find they’re plentiful around such spots.
Fans on reddit and other places have made some notes, too: If you evolve a Santa Hat Pikachu it does indeed evolve into a Santa Hat clad Raichu, yes. Ditto also won’t transform into a hat-wearing Pikachu for whatever reason. Good hunting!