How to get Pokémon Eggs

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How to breed Pokémon eggs in Pokémon Sword and Shield.

You can either breed two Pokémon of the same species as long as they are opposite genders or you can breed a Pokémon with a Ditto to get a duplicate of the mother parent. You can either get a Ditto from a raid or in the Wild Area across the Lake of Outrage. Keep in mind this area is higher level so it might take some time before you can catch Pokémon here, they are generally around Level 60. The Ditto can spawn in any weather.

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Once you have either gotten the two Pokémon of the same species or a Ditto and a Pokémon you will need to take them to one of the two nurseries. There is one on route 5 and a second in the Bridge Field in the Wild Area.

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Give the two Pokémon to the Nursery caretaker, after a while the caretaker will change position such as having her hand under her chin with arms crossed, this will indicate she will have an egg for you. Go to her and she will give it to you.

Once you receive the egg, put it in your party and go for a walk, after a certain distance the egg will hatch. The distance will vary, depending on the Pokémon.

To hatch eggs faster, you can carry a Pokémon with the Flame Body ability in your party along with the eggs. This will increases the hatch rate by 50%.

hatching egg sequence

Egg hatching can be used for all types of things in the games from getting baby Pokémon , hatching Pokémon to trade, and even to shiny hunt!

This page was last updated on November 6th, 2020, 02:00 PM