How to Hatch Eggs in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

And thus, a new sassy Pokemon was born

How to Hatch Eggs in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

If you’ve been playing Pokemon Scarlet and Violet for a while now, you’re likely already familiar with travelling around, catching wild Pokemon and levelling them up. You may even have a good chunk of your Pokedex completed alongside clearing the gyms, Titans and Team Star bases. Breeding and hatching eggs, however, is an entirely different matter. If you’re interested in learning more, continue reading to discover how to hatch eggs in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

How to Hatch Eggs in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Before you can begin hatching eggs, you’ll have to get one first! The two main ways to do this are by breeding Pokemon during picnics or trading one with another player. If you obtain your own egg, you’ll have to set up a picnic and get two Pokemon, one male and one female, to start the process. Over time, eggs will appear in a basket for you.

If you don’t want to do that, you can get a friend to breed Pokemon for you. From here, you can head into the Poke Portal and start a Link Trade. That’s exactly what I did to get my Quaxly. More on that later, though.

Related: How to Breed Pokemon in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Now that you have your egg, it’s time to begin hatching! To hatch your egg, you’ll have to place it in one of your party slots and start walking around. When doing this for my aforementioned Quaxly egg, I moved it into my first party slot before running around for about three to four minutes. After some time, the game will interrupt your exercise adventures with a cutscene. Your egg with hatch, rewarding you with a level one Pokemon to take its place.

Hatching Quaxly Egg in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet
Image via Pokemon Scarlet

Pokemon Scarlet and Violet are available on Nintendo Switch through the official website. If you’re interested in learning more, be sure to check out How to Reset your Game and Where to Find Slakoth in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet.

About the Author

Madison Benson

Madison is a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.