How to Incubate an Egg in Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go provides you with a number of different ways to acquire Pokemon Go.

These options include catching them, battling in raids, and hatching eggs.

If you’re new to Pokemon Go or haven’t fully explored the game’s interface, you might not realize that you have eggs, and that you can hatch them with the help of an incubator.

Hatching eggs in Pokemon Go is a great way to get new species of Pokemon, often with better stats than the Pokemon you catch in the overworld.

Our guide below will show you how to incubate an egg in Pokemon Go on an iPhone.

How to Incubate an Egg in Pokemon Go

  1. Open Pokemon Go.
  2. Touch the Pokeball icon.
  3. Select the Pokemon option.
  4. Choose the Eggs tab.
  5. Tap the egg you want to incubate.
  6. Touch the Incubate button.
  7. Select the incubator to use.

Our guide continues below with additional information and pictures for these steps.

How to Incubate and Hatch Eggs in Pokemon Go on an iPhone

The steps in this article were performed on an iPhone 11 in iOS 13.6.1. I am using the most current version of the Pokemon Go app available when this article was written.

Step 1: Open the Pokemon Go app.

open Pokemon Go

Step 2: Touch the red and white Pokeball at the bottom of the screen.

tap the Pokeball

Step 3: Choose the Pokemon option at the bottom-left.

select the Pokemon option

Step 4: Select the Eggs tab at the top-right of the screen.

choose the Eggs tab

Step 5: Tap the egg that you wish to incubate.

There are some different eggs in Pokemon Go, and each of them require different amounts of distance that must be walked. That distance is indicated under the egg before you incubate it.

choose the egg to incubate

Step 6: Touch the green Incubate button.

tap the Incubate button

Step 7: Select the incubator that you wish to use.

Everyone has an infinite incubator in Pokemon Go that can be used to hatch eggs. You can also acquire and purchase additional incubators, but those have a limited amount of uses.

how to incubate an egg in Pokemon Go

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