Pokémon GO” trainers have long known that some Pokémon are not available to hatch from eggs, which is why they have to catch them in the wild. With niantic labs rolling out the Gen 2 update last month however, the list of unhatchable eggs has been updated to give way to other critters from the Johto Region.

While some players are still determined to own the Pokémon included in the unhatchable list, others are pretty much frustrated – even some rare Gen 1 monsters will only be available in the wild. On Reddit, a keen trainer compiled a list of Gen 1 and Gen 2 monsters that cannot be hatched from eggs based on The Silph Road’s “Pokémon GO” egg distance list.

The list below contains Gen 1, Gen 2 and Regional Pokémon, excluding evolutions. They cannot hatch from any of the eggs, be it 2KM, 5KM or 10KM.

Gen 1

  • Bellsprout
  • Caterpie
  • Ditto
  • Doduo
  • Horsea
  • Magikarp
  • Mankey
  • Meowth
  • Pidgey
  • Rattata
  • Spearow
  • Venonat
  • Weedle
  • Zubat

Gen 2

  • Chikorita
  • Chinchou
  • Cyndaquil
  • Hoothoot
  • Hoppip
  • Houndour
  • Ledyba
  • Marill
  • Murkrow
  • Sentret
  • Spinarak
  • Snubbull
  • Sunkern
  • Swinub
  • Teddiursa
  • Totodile
  • Unown


  • Corsola
  • Farfetch’d
  • Heracross
  • Kangaskhan
  • Mr. Mime
  • Tauros

Redditor and trainer gustavomly shared the list in the forum, although some “Pokémon GO” trainers doubt its credibility. Gustavomly himself said: “I have my doubts about some like Mankey or Magikarp, I don't know if the data for those were too small or if those are really unhatchable.” Other Redditors have joined the bandwagon of doubters and shared their views, while some merely vented their frustrations over Niantic’s decision of which monsters cannot be hatched from eggs.

Legendary Pokémon coming to 'Pokémon GO'

Meanwhile, John Hanke, CEO of developer Niantic Labs, explained that making legendary Pokémon available in the mobile app is currently a priority for 2017. In an interview with the German edition of Wired, five rare pocket monsters were mentioned: Mew, Mewtwo, and the three legendary birds that serve as the game’s team mascots, Articuno, Moltres and Zapdos. Niantic has not given out an official date yet, but the legendaries should be available in the game’s trading feature, which, according to game director Tatsuo Nomura, is currently in the works.