Pokémon Go egg theories have been around since the Android and iOS game launched last year, but new speculation from The Silph Road is raising a few eyebrows. What if you could coordinate so your eggs with the best odds of a good monster hatch first? Does egg location matter? That’s what’s at stake if this new concept holds true.
As those who have played lots of Pokémon Go will know, a trainer’s egg screen displays any incubated eggs first followed by the rest. One of the biggest mysteries, however, is how that secondary group is sorted. Have you ever noticed that egg placement will occasionally shift simply by walking from one place to another? It seems a bit random, but Silph Road user DamnNatureY0uScary may have found the secret.
If the provided evidence is right, your extraneous egg cache may be organized based on how close you are to the PokéStop where the item was first collected. The source notes that, after shifting between two or three stops, the eggs would appear in that order. The 10km egg received at location A would appear on top as the parent stop was approached.
Obviously it’d be silly to rely on a single source, but this theory thread has gained plenty of traction with nearly 200 comments. Many have expressed disbelief, while others have seemingly verified it. At the very least, a call for research is warranted. This could be one factor in determining how your nine slots get shifted.
With regard to uses, this could potentially offer a markedly better handle on egg management. You can already select which eggs you’d like to put in an incubator, but this allows you to get a better idea of where your best eggs came from. Once everything’s been shuffled around, it can be hard to know where and when you found each item. This trick might allow you to analyze that element further.
If this method holds true, its impact could be huge. It may give Pokémon Go fanatics a deeper understanding of how the feature works. Are certain Pokémon more likely to hatch from certain stops? Are the rarest monsters being doled out in a specific way? If there is a pattern, trainers can better determine which eggs will yield the best results.
This is just a theory, of course, so it should be taken with a grain of salt. Regardless, it’s certainly got the community talking. Test out the idea and see what you think!
Pokémon Go is available now on Android and iOS.