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Pokemon GO Season of Discovery Egg Changes Explained

Niantic Labs has announced the next content season in Pokemon GO—the Season of Discovery.
Niantic Labs has announced the next content season in Pokemon GO—the Season of Discovery. / Niantic Labs

Niantic Labs has announced the next content season in Pokemon GO—the Season of Discovery.

Trainers are in for a world of—well—discovery this upcoming season. Several aspects of the game are about to undergo a few tweaks to fit the latest content, including raid boss lists, wild encounters, PokeStop research tasks, and even egg groups. We've uncovered all the additional changes coming to eggs, egg hatching, and egg groups in the Season of Discovery.

Pokemon GO Season of Discovery Egg Changes Explained

Fortunately, egg mechanics won't see too much of a shift as trainers enter the Season of Discovery. The most notable of these is progress toward egg hatching transparency. Niantic has introduced a feature that allows trainers to check the eggs they pick up in order to see which Pokemon they can expect to hatch from them. These, of course, are categorized by distance.

Researchers at the Silph Road did a fantastic job of explaining egg hatching and probabilities earlier this month.

For its part, Niantic announced a few additions to the egg groups in their latest post detailing the season. All groups will receive a few extra members to their hatching pool:

  • 2 k.m.—Meditite, Buizel, Spritzee, and Swirlix
  • 5 k.m.—Togepi, Gligar, Skarmory, and Bonsly
  • 10 k.m.—Timburr, Rufflet, Goomy, and Noibat
  • Adventure Sync 5 k.m.—Cranidos, Shieldon, Skrelp, and Clauncher
  • Adventure Sync 10 k.m.—Bagon, Beldum, Gible, and Riolu

It's worth noting that the developers ended each short list with "and more," alluding to additional members yet to be announced. We encourage trainers to keep an eye on the soon to be available lists for each egg to fill in the blanks.