Pokemon Go Players “Eggs have Become More Like Loot Boxes”

Pokemon Eggs are not something new to the community and as we all know they are very important and we all give our best to hatch as many 2KM, 5KM, 7KM and 10 KM Eggs as we can and eventually hatch the Pokemon we need.

There are two Egg Pools in the game, the 2km, 5km, 7km, 10km and the Adventure Sync Egg Pool. With that being said there are hundreds of species that one can hatch from these types of Eggs. But what if Niantic keeps on adding new Pokemon and decreases their hatch rate? That means that we have to use Incubators and we all know that the Incubators are not something that is free in the game.

At the beginning of 2019, a Pokemon Go player made an analysis about the “True Cost of Riolu” and it turns out that players have to walk 1,000KM and spend real money, an average of $50-$60 just to hatch Riolu. I know that many of you are still trying to hatch Riolu from Eggs, and the truth is the chances are very low.

A Pokemon Go player called PlayfulTitan18 started a “Eggs are Loot Boxes” discussion and it got a lot of attention – over 4,000 Pokemon Go players agree with his thread.

Here is what he wrote:

Eggs have really become more like “loot boxes” in Pokemon Go.

Niantic just continues to add Pokemon into eggs and while it makes sense with new generations of Pokemon being introduced into the game there comes to a point where they need to change what’s in eggs. There is way to many Pokemon in them that if you just want a certain one from the eggs the odds of you hatching that Pokemon are very slim. So they either need to dilute the egg pool or do something to make hatching eggs less daunting.


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  1. Stop crying about spending money to buy incubators or any I game item. How do you think they pay their developers and to run their servers? You think people provide that service to Niantic for free?

    Put Pokémon in gyms and get free coin that way. You can get 1500 coins a month. A box with incubators costs less than that. Play smart not hard.

  2. I personally think we need to start a petition to get Niantic to allow a chance for Pokéstops to drop 1, regular egg incubator per day, and to introduce breeding into the game both to have the ability to hatch a specific Pokémon, and to get said Pokémon with better IV’s, and possibly with attacks it normally wouldn’t have access to.

  3. People just need to get over themselves… he can be hatched… i hatched him without spending a cent on the game… and there are others out there who have hatched multiple… find someone and trade…

  4. You can literally do all that for free it just takes a lot of time so while yes spending money does help, it’s not needed, this same situation and happened with call of duty supply drops,dokkan battle summons etc like you can get the stuff for free if you’re just lucky or spend a lot of time playing so don’t say it’s pay to win and considered a loot box

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