Handle With Care! Discovering Pokémon Eggs, Part 1
30 Sep, 2009 in Video Games
Learn about Pokémon Eggs and how to discover new Pokémon at the Day Care!
Discovering Pokémon Eggs is a remarkable way to grow your collection of Pokémon, as well as to develop custom Pokémon with just the right moves! When you get a Pokémon Egg and keep it in your party for a while, it will eventually hatch into a new Pokémon with special moves and Abilities. Discovering Pokémon Eggs and waiting for them to hatch is the only way to find some Pokémon, so it’s absolutely necessary to know how to do it if you want to obtain all of the Pokémon!
During your adventures, you’ll sometimes be given Eggs by friendly folks you meet. All you need to have to accept them is an open spot in your party. But most of the time, you’ll have to find Pokémon Eggs at the Pokémon Day Care in Solaceon Town. To have an Egg appear at the Day Care, you must leave two of your own Pokémon—one male, one female—with the Day-Care Lady who runs the place. If you leave the two Pokémon in the Day Care long enough, a Pokémon Egg will appear! It’s pretty easy to do, but there is one major condition—both of the Pokémon you leave need to be of the same Egg group, as well.
There are 14 Egg groups and every Pokémon belongs to one. (There’s even an Egg group for Pokémon that can’t be used to discover new Pokémon.) For example, some Pokémon are in the Mineral group, such as Graveler, Porygon, and Baltoy. There’s also the Amorphous group, which contains more blobby-looking Pokémon such as Grimer, Swalot, and Spiritomb. But it’s not always that easy to tell what Egg group a Pokémon is in! For example, you might guess Diglett and Dugtrio to be in the Amorphous group or Mineral group, but they’re actually in the Field group. It’s up to you to try matching different Pokémon to see which two are in the same group.
After your find two matched Pokémon and you’ve left them in the Pokémon Day Care for a while, the Day-Care Lady will tell you that an Egg has appeared, and she’ll give it to you as long as you have room in your party. To hatch Pokémon Eggs, you need to keep them in your party for a certain amount of time. During that time, they can’t be used in battle, learn any new moves, or do pretty much anything else a regular Pokémon could—they basically just take up space. Eventually, a Level 1 Pokémon will hatch from the Egg, and it usually already knows at least a couple of moves.
A Pokémon that hatches from an Egg is quite often different from either of the Pokémon that you left at the Day Care. You can get a good idea of what to expect by following these guidelines: the new Pokémon will be the same species as the female Pokémon left at the Day Care, or its earliest pre-evolution (if it has one). For example, if you put a female Tentacruel in the Day Care, the Egg you discover will be a Tentacool!
The moves the new Pokémon knows at birth are based on several factors: some Pokémon automatically learn Egg moves, moves they wouldn’t know if you just found the Pokémon in the wild. Then, if there’s a level-up move that both the male and female Pokémon at the Day Care know, the Egg Pokémon might learn it, too. Or, if the male Pokémon at the Day Care knows a TM move or an Egg move that the Egg Pokémon can learn, it might start with that move. Since the new Pokémon can know only four moves at a time, it will begin with a random mix from all these sources. In short, the new Pokémon has the potential to know all kinds of different moves right away, and there’s no guarantee that any two Pokémon that you find will be the same!
That’s the basics of Pokémon Eggs and how to discover new Pokémon. After you’ve found a good match and the Pokémon have spent some time in the Day Care, when you return you’ll find that an Egg has appeared. Take it from the Day-Care Man and leave it in your party until it hatches into a new Pokémon!
- RELEASE DATE Mar 22, 2009
- GENRE RPG
- PLATFORM Nintendo DS™
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS 1
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