How do you hatch the Gen 2 babies — Pichu, Togepi, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Magby, Smoochum, Elekid, and Tyrogue — in Pokémon Go? Like this!

Update: With the release of Pokémon Go Gen 2, the babies have changed their Pokémon Egg distances — for the better!

Pokémon Go has begun to release Gen 2, starting with the ones from the Johto Region in Pokémon Gold and Pokémon Silver video games... and yes, that means the babies! The bad news is, you can't catch them. The good news is, you can hatch them. Here's how!


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What are the Gen 2 Pokémon Go babies?

  • Pichu (baby Pikachu)
  • Togepi (baby Togetic)
  • Cleffa (baby Clefairy)
  • Igglybuff (baby Jigglypuff)
  • Magby (baby Magmar)
  • Smoochum (baby Jinx)
  • Elekid (baby Electobuzz)

And as of February, 2017:

  • Tyrogue (baby Hitmonchan, Hitmonlee, and Hitmontops)

Can we catch them? Incense them? Lure them? Will they spawn?

No. No. No. Sadly, no. Pokémon Go isn't making the new Gen 2 babies available to catch, at least not yet. That means they won't spawn either randomly or at PokéStops, and they won't show up for Incense or Lures.

If you want one, you have to hatch them! And that means eggs!

Which Gen 2 Pokémon babies hatch from which eggs?

You can hatch Gen 2 Pokémon babies from all different egg types, including 2KM, 5KM, and 10KM eggs. Here's the breakdown:

2KM eggs Baby Pokémon hatches

  • Cleffa (baby Clefairy)
  • Igglybuff (baby Jigglypuff)
  • Pichu (baby Pikachu)
  • Togepi (baby Togetic)

5KM eggs Baby Pokémon hatches

  • Magby (baby Magmar)
  • Smoochum (baby Jinx)
  • Elekid (baby Electobuzz)

Update: With the general release of Gen 2 in February, 2017, all the babies got knocked down an Egg level so there are far more 2 KM babies and no more 10 KM babies. Enjoy!

Can we evolve the babies?

Absolutely. In most cases, it's not a huge help, since you can catch the evolved forms in the wild. But, if you have the candy and want to try your luck for higher CP, better IV, or an ideal attack or defense moveset, go for it!

25 candy Baby Pokémon evolutions

  • Pichu to Pikachu
  • Cleffa to Clefairy
  • Magby to Magmar
  • Igglybuff to igglypuff
  • Elekid to Electabuzz
  • Smoochum to Jynx
  • Tryogue to Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, or Hitmontops

Read how to control Tyrogue's evolution and get Hitmontops

50 candy Baby Pokémon evolutions

  • Togepi to Togetic

Any baby Pokémon questions?

Drop them in the comments below!