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Pokémon GO Player Hatches 2016 Egg, Reveals a Hidden “Surprise”

In the world of Pokémon GO, surprises and disappointments often come hand in hand. One dedicated player took this rollercoaster to the extreme by holding onto a 5KM Egg since 2016, only to crack it open recently. The result wasn’t what anyone expected, but it surely gave the community a good laugh.

Remember those Eggs you pick up from PokeStops in Pokémon GO back in 2016? Well, this player got hold of a 5KM Egg back then and decided to keep it safe for seven whole years. You might think this was an attempt to hatch a rare and special Pokémon, but the outcome was quite the opposite.

After all those years of anticipation, the Egg finally cracked, and what did it give? A Tentacool. Yes, you read that right – a Tentacool, one of the most common and least exciting Pokémon you can find. Imagine the collective facepalm from the community when they learned about this epic 5KM Egg hatch.

My 2016 egg just hatched. Here’s the update for those that asked. RIP egg. 2016-2023
by u/dadstachecashstash in pokemongo

This story tells us a lot about how Pokémon GO keeps its players engaged. The uncertainty of what you’ll get from hatching an Egg is a big part of the fun. You can get Eggs from different sources – PokeStops, gifts, and even by battling Team Rocket Leaders. These Eggs come in various distance categories – 2KM, 5KM, 7KM, 10KM, and even the rare 12KM Eggs.

Sometimes, Pokémon GO shakes things up during special events. They change what can hatch from Eggs, making it easier to find certain Pokémon for a limited time. This can be exciting because you might hatch a creature you wouldn’t normally find. And then there’s Adventure Sync, a feature that lets you hatch Eggs and earn rewards even when you’re not actively playing the game.

To make things interesting, here is an Egg Chart from sometime back in 2016.

2 KM Eggs

  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Caterpie
  • Weedle
  • Pidgey
  • Rattata
  • Spearow
  • Pikachu
  • Clefairy
  • Jigglypuff
  • Zubat
  • Geodude
  • Magikarp

5 KM Eggs

  • Ekans
  • Sandshrew
  • Nidoran – Female
  • Nidoran – Male
  • Vulpix
  • Oddish
  • Paras
  • Venonat
  • Diglett
  • Meowth
  • Psyduck
  • Mankey
  • Growlithe
  • Poliwag
  • Abra
  • Machop
  • Bellsprout
  • Tentacool
  • Ponyta
  • Slowpoke
  • Magnemite
  • Farfetch’d
  • Doduo
  • Seel
  • Grimer
  • Shellder
  • Gastly
  • Drowzee
  • Krabby
  • Voltorb
  • Exeggcute
  • Cubone
  • Lickitung
  • Koffing
  • Rhyhorn
  • Tangela
  • Kangaskhan
  • Horsea
  • Goldeen
  • Staryu
  • Mr. Mime
  • Tauros
  • Porygon

10 KM Eggs

  • Onix
  • Hitmonlee
  • Hitmonchan
  • Chansey
  • Scyther
  • Jynx
  • Electabuzz
  • Magmar
  • Pinsir
  • Lapras
  • Eevee
  • Omanyte
  • Kabuto
  • Aerodactyl
  • Snorlax
  • Dratini

As we reflect on the journey of Pokémon GO, it’s heartening to see how far the game has come. While we acknowledge the hurdles of the past, we’re grateful for the progress made. Let’s remember that challenges are part of the adventure, and as the game evolves, we hope for a brighter future where the Pokémon GO community relishes every moment of gameplay.

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Dejan Kacurov

Hey there, I'm Dejan! Let me take you through my life, where family, gaming, and CrossFit play prominent roles. Since day one, I've been surrounded by the love and support of my family. Growing up, every moment spent with my parents and siblings was filled with warmth and laughter, creating memories I hold dear. As a parent now, I've experienced a whole new level of love and responsibility. My two wonderful kids bring endless joy and a sense of purpose to my life. In the digital realm, I found my passion - gaming. Whether I'm conquering the world of Apex Legends or embarking on adventures in Pokemon Go, gaming fuels my sense of adventure and competition. Beyond the virtual world, I discovered the exhilaration of CrossFit. The challenging workouts, camaraderie with fellow fitness enthusiasts, and constant drive to push my limits have become an integral part of my life. Balancing family time, gaming, and CrossFit has been a journey of self-discovery. Each passion complements the other, bringing fulfillment and joy to my daily routine.

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