How to Hatch Eggs Faster in Pokémon Go

Posted by Heather on July 19, 2016
Pokemon Go Egg hatching

Yesterday we explored how to find and hatch eggs, and we’ve also discussed how to find nearby Pokemon and how to use incense. After trying a few home-brewed ideas to try to get our Pokémon Go eggs to hatch faster, we’ve come up with some legit ways to help things along.  Getting straight to the point though, you’ll need to move beyond the confines of your house to get real results.

Here’s what we’ve learned about trying to hatch Pokémon Go eggs faster.

Keep in mind that you need to have the Pokémon Go app open and running. Don’t shut the app or lock your mobile device screen; otherwise, no progress will register with Pokémon Go.

Ways to Hatch Pokémon Go Eggs

Walk. Yes, I said it, the obvious—get up off your behind. Get up out of bed, off the couch, whatever, and move.  Walking randomly around your house with the app running is going to make the process painfully slower. Walking around your neighborhood is more beneficial. So, get into a wide-open space and walk. Take your dog on lots of walks to occupy you while your egg’s cooking, so to speak.                                                                                                                                                                             incubated Pokemon Go

Driving at a slower speed when you’re able helps slightly. Some other Pokémon Go players out there have said driving doesn’t work at all. Well, truth be told, it can help slightly. However, unless you’re in a traffic-less rural area or abandoned ghost town, this is probably not the best way to do things. You don’t want to hold up traffic, get in an accident, cause an accident, get stopped by the cops, or just plain be rude to all other drivers out there on the road.Pokemon Go Egg

You’re really just going to have to do some form of physical movement to hatch those Pokémon eggs, plain and simple.  Hatching Pokemon Egg

What Didn’t Work to Hatch Eggs

In our attempts to try coming up with a way to hatch our Pokémon eggs faster, here’s what we’ve tried.        Hatched Pokemon Egg Zubat

  • We attached our iPhone to the top of a motorized Hot Wheels vehicle. This didn’t really seem to accomplish our goal any faster. It actually just pulled our screen protector off our iPhone with the packing tape we used to attach it to the motorized car.
  • Holding our mobile device at arm’s length while turning our body in a circular motion to indicate movement. This just made us a bit dizzy and nauseous.
  • The iPhone was given to a three-year-old to go back and forth in the house from the kitchen to the living room. This was a big risk because said three-year-old likes to use all the Pokeballs and stardust, thus wasting our hard-earned resources. This definitely didn’t help.
  • Doing an actual barrel roll with our body across a king-sized bed to show movement from one side of the room to the other. Though it was fun, it did not help the process of hatching our Pokémon egg any faster.

So, to sum things up, you’re just going to have to do some actual physical activity to hatch those Pokémon Go eggs. You’ve got to use movement with your mobile device as well as your mind, body, and soul. It requires some semblance of effort and a little patience on your part to hatch the Pokémon eggs.

Also, make sure and check out our additional posts on how to collect more stardust, candy, and coins.

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