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How to Get Eggs in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet does away with the Daycare system and instead allows players to get eggs simply by having a picnic.

If you want to breed Pokemon in Scarlet and Violet, then you’re in luck as the process has been significantly streamlined. It is now easier than ever to get your hands on Pokemon eggs.

Once you find your eggs, you may want to know some good breeding tips in Scarlet and Violet, especially if you’re hunting for shiny Pokemon.

How Do You Get Eggs in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

To get eggs in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you must have a male and female Pokemon of the same egg type (or one Pokemon of any gender and a Ditto) in your party.

Set down a picnic and wait for a short period before gathering the eggs in the basket on the picnic table by pressing A next to it.

Picnicking at night with Pokemon

For a more detailed guide on how to get eggs in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, continue reading:

  • Open up the menu with X.
  • Select Boxes.
  • Pick two Pokemon that you want to breed together.
    • The two you keep need to be of the same egg type and either male and female or one of those genders plus a Ditto.
  • Move all the Pokemon you don’t want to breed from your party by selecting them with A and then using the left joystick to move them into the box. (It doesn’t matter which box you move them into so long as you remember.)
  • Find an open field where there are no trainers and then go back into the menu (X).
  • Select Picnic.
  • Wait around for a brief period of time (roughly a minute or two).
    • During this time, you can do other things, such as interacting with your Pokemon or making sandwiches. This will not interrupt the egg-making process.
  • After a minute or two has passed, go to the basket on your picnic table and press A.
    • If there are no eggs in the basket, then wait a little longer. If nothing happens after that, then your Pokemon are likely not compatible.
  • Choose each egg one after the other, selecting Yes when prompted to keep the egg.
    • The eggs are then sent to your boxes, so locate them afterward when recomposing your team.
  • Pack up your picnic by pressing Y, and then you’re done.
getting a Pokemon egg from the picnic basket in Violet and Scarlet

You can use sandwiches or food from cafes and restaurants that boost your Egg Power in order to increase the rate at which eggs spawn during a picnic.

Of course, if you don’t want to splash out on expensive food, then make sure you know how to make sandwiches in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Make Eggs Hatch in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

To hatch an egg in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet, you must have it in your party and then walk (or ride on Koraidon or Miraidon) around Paldea.

There isn’t a fixed amount of time that you’ll have to walk for, so just keep wandering around until it hatches.

You can speed up the process by having Pokemon in your party who have the Flame Body, Magma Armor, or Steam Engine abilities.

a hatching Pokemon egg next to someone riding Miraidon in Violet and Scarlet

Pokemon who have these abilities in Scarlet and Violet include:

  • Fletchinder (evolves from Fletchling at level 17)
    • Can be found in the following locations:
      • Poco Path (rarely)
      • Los Platos (rarely)
      • South Province (Area Two)
      • South Province (Area Three)
      • South Province (Area Four)
      • South Province (Area Five)
      • West Province (Area Three)
  • Talonflame (evolves from Fletchinder at level 35)
    • Cannot be found in the wild.
  • Larvesta
    • Can be found at the following location:
      • Asado Desert
  • Volcarona (evolves from Larvesta at level 59)
    • Can be found at the following location:
      • The Great Crater of Paldea
  • Rolycoly
    • Can be found at the following location:
      • East Province (Area Three)
  • Carkol (evolves from Rolycoly at level 18)
    • Can be found at the following location:
      • East Province (Area Three)
  • Coalossal (evolves from Carkol at level 34)
    • Cannot be found in the wild.
  • Camerupt (evolves from Numel at level 33.)
    • Can be found in the following locations:
      • East Province (Area Three)
      • North Province (Area Two)
      • North of Levincia
Fletchinder, Talonflame, Larvesta, Volcarona, Rolycoly. Carkol, Coalossal and
Camerupt against a purple and red background with the scarlet and violet logo above them

Can be found in the following locations:

East Province (Area Three)

North Province (Area Two)

North of Levincia

Once your egg has hatched, you can check the gender of the Pokemon by pressing X to open up the menu and then looking for either a blue (male) or pink (female) symbol next to the Pokemon’s name.

What Are Egg Types in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet?

Egg Types are a way of determining which Pokemon can breed with one another. They were introduced in Generation 2, although they’re not officially mentioned in any mainline Pokemon game.

Unfortunately, there is no way of checking what each Pokemon’s egg type is in-game. However, there are general guidelines you can follow.

a player stood next to a hatching Pokemon egg in Scarlet and Violet

Every Egg Type in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

There are 15 Egg Types in total in Scarlet and Violet that encapsulate every Pokemon in those games.

The descriptions of these Egg Types are quite vague and can describe multiple different Pokemon. So, feel free to refer back to them at any point if you’re unsure what Egg Type a Pokemon might fit into.

a classroom in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet

Here are all the Egg Types in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet:

  • Monster Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type look like Kaiju (giant monsters famously including Godzilla).
    • Examples: Tyranitar, Haxorus, Abomasnow, and Garchomp.
  • Water 1 Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type appear amphibious (they will look like toads or frogs).
    • Examples: Mareanie, Bellibolt, Psyduck, and Paldean Wooper.
  • Water 2 Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type look like fish.
    • Examples: Finneon, Tatsugiri, Gyarados, and Finizen.
  • Water 3 Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type in this group look like crustaceans and mollusks (sea creatures that have hard shells on their back).
    • Examples: Tentacruel, Wiglett, Klawf, and Crabominable.
  • Bug Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type look like bugs.
    • Examples: Combee, Scatterbug, Tarountula, and Nymble.
  • Flying Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type look like birds.
    • Examples: Fletchling, Rookidee, Squawkabilly, and Flamigo.
  • Field Group – This is the largest Egg Type group in Pokemon as it covers practically every type. It contains Pokemon that are terrestrial (essentially Pokemon that relate to land or the ground).
    • Examples: Diglett, Maschiff, Paldean Tauros, Teddiursa, Skiddo, Rockruff, Fuecoco, Lechonk, and Pawmi.
  • Fairy Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type are typically small and adorable.
    • Examples: Jigglypuff, Chansey, Tinkatink, and Tandemaus.
  • Grass Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type look like plants.
    • Examples: Sunflora, Smoliv, Sprigatito, and Hoppip.
  • Human-Like Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type use two legs to walk or appear human-like.
    • Examples: Makuhita, Armarouge, Ceruledge, and Lucario.
  • Mineral Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type appear inorganic or like rocks and metal.
    • Examples: Magnemite, Bronzor, Stonjourner, and Nacli.
  • Amorphous Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type have no real form and are there amorphous (for example, like a blob).
    • Examples: Grimer, Gengar, Mimikyu, and Dreepy.
  • Ditto Group – This Egg Type only contains Ditto. It works with every other Egg Type in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet other than the No Eggs Discovered Group and other Dittos.
  • Dragon Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type look like dragons.
    • Examples: Salamence, Dragonite, Frigibax, and Noibat.
  • No Eggs Discovered Group – Pokemon of this Egg Type cannot breed at all with any Egg Type (including its own). This typically includes all legendaries, but it can also include the first evolutions of Pokemon that can breed. For example, Riolu cannot breed, but Lucario can.
    • Examples: Pikachu, Igglybuff, Bonsly, and Gimmighoul.

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