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Pokémon Scarlet and Violet: Ultimate egg-hatching guide

Breed a Pokémon to make your squad stronger

Breeding or Hatching has been one of the most exciting features in the Pokémon franchise since The Pokémon Company first introduced the feature in the second generation of the Pokémon game, Pokémon Gold and Silver. As the name suggests, this feature allows the trainers to leave a pair of Pokémon and a compatible Egg-group to breed a new Pokémon. Pokémon Scarlet and Violet have added the Picnic, where the trainers can complete this breeding process to hatch an egg of the Pokémon they want. In Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the trainers can go on a picnic anywhere in the Paldea region, make sandwiches, and enjoy their time while breeding their Pokémon to get the desired egg. In this guide, we will discuss the whole process of getting and hatching an egg in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet.

How to get eggs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

To start the breeding process and to get eggs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, the trainers will have to go on a picnic in a non-town area with a good ambiance and place two Pokémon of opposite genders together. The trainers must only take the two Pokémon they want to breed in their party while starting the picnic.

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Image via The Pokemon Company

However, both the Pokémon must be from the same Egg-group. The trainers can also use Ditto for breeding, which can be used for breeding any type of egg group or breeding Pokémon with only male gender. There are currently 14 different egg groups in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet:

  • Amorphous Group
  • Bug Group
  • Dragon Group
  • Fairy Group
  • Field Group
  • Flying Group
  • Grass Group
  • Human-Like Group
  • Mineral Group
  • Monster Group
  • Undiscovered Group
  • Water 1 Group
  • Water 2 Group
  • Water 3 Group

After the picnic, the Pokémon will start breeding, and the eggs will appear in the basket near the table. Once the trainers have the eggs in the basket, Press A to collect them and send them to your box. Note that the trainers will only receive the species of Pokémon matching with the female Pokémon. Additionally, the trainers cannot breed legendaries or mythical Pokémon. 

How to hatch eggs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Once the trainers have collected the eggs from the basket, they will have to simply walk or move around the Paldean region for a certain period to finish hatching. Taking an egg in the party will take up one slot, and the trainers will have to take at least one Pokémon with the eggs in their party.

The trainers can boost the hatching process by taking a Pokémon with Flame Body, Magma Armor, or Steam Engine Abilities at the party. The Pokémon can help to hatch the eggs quicker due to their abilities:

  • Volcarona
  • Coalossal
  • Fletchinder
  • Talonflame
  • Camerupt
  • Carkol
  • Rolycoly
  • Larvesta
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Image via The Pokemon Company

Some Pokémon eggs can require more time to hatch, so the trainers should be patient during the hatching process. However, with the ability to ride Miraidon/Koraidon moving around the Paldea region has become an easy task for the trainers to hatch the eggs.

Hope this guide answered your questions. If you are still facing any problems hatching eggs in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, let us know in the comments below!

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