While we didn’t get all 100 second generation Pokémon we thought were coming, instead Niantic has rolled out seven of them, specifically baby Pokémon.
These are pre-evolutions of Pokémon from the original game - Magby (Magmar), Elekid (Electabuzz), Smoochum (Jynx), Pichu (Pikachu), Igglybuff (Jigglypuff), Cleffa (Clefairy) and Togepi, which evolves into the brand new Togetic. Here’s how you can add them to your Pokédex:
These baby Pokémon hatch from the same eggs that you used to collect from regular PokéStops. To hatch them, you need to equip the Incubator item. If you haven’t done so before, head to the “Pokémon” tab. Then, tap on the “Eggs” tab on the top right. Select the egg you want to incubate.
You have one unlimited use Incubator by default, and you can collect more as you level up. If you don’t have any extra, you can purchase more with real cash in-game.
Next, you’ll need to walk a specific distance in order to hatch them. Green spotted eggs are 2km, orange spotted eggs are 5km, and you’ll need to walk 10km to hatch purple spotted eggs.
Which Eggs Spawn Which Baby Pokemon?
Pokémon Trainers have reported that these Baby Pokémon hatch from different coloured eggs:
2km eggs - Igglybuff and Cleffa
5km eggs - Pichu and Togepi
10km eggs - Magby, Elekid and Smoochum
Hatching baby Pokémon is not a done deal. Unfortunately you might still hatch Pokémon like Zubat, Pidgey or Caterpie from your eggs.
So what are the new baby Pokémon you might be able to hatch? Here they are, in no order of cuteness.
Igglybuff is a dual type Normal/Fairy Pokémon that evolves into Jigglypuff at 25 candies. Its soft, elastic body makes it bounce continuously anytime, anywhere. Thought Jigglypuff was the cutest thing you ever laid eyes on? You haven't seen this little guy in action yet.
Cleffa is a Fairy type baby Pokemon. At 25 candies, you can evolve Cleffa into Clefairy, the moon Pokémon. Like Clefairy, the star-shaped Cleffa is attracted to meteor showers at night.