Hot of the trial of the recently announcement and release of friends, gifts and trading making their way to Pokémon GO, developer Niantic Labs have confirmed that eggs received from gifts can hatch some of the newly added Alola Pokémon. This new Pokémon are often hard to come across but knowing there is a chance one could hatch from an egg increases the chance of trainers adding one to their collection.
Going live only a few days ago, the new friends and trading features have been long awaited additions to the popular augmented reality (AR) videogame. Offering players new ways to interact with each other and bringing the title closer to its mainline entry counterparts on other systems. When added as friends, which is done by exchanging friend-codes, trainers can then visit PokéStops to collect gifts and then send them to each other, with the chance of finding an egg when opened.
Confirming the news on Twitter, the official Pokémon GO account revealed that reports of Alolan Pokémon hatching from eggs that were gifted by another trainer were need correct. The image posted with the news features Alolan Meowth, Sandshrew and Vulpiz which have a chance to hatch from 7km eggs via the trading feature.
Alola, Trainers! 🌴 Professor Willow has confirmed reports of Alolan Pokémon hatching from Eggs that were gifted by another Trainer. pic.twitter.com/JXUHd2gYWl
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) June 22, 2018
Those looking to get in on some more Pokémon GO fun can do so next week in the upcoming Pokémon GO Safai Zone Dortmund event. The event will be a free to enter beginning at 9am CET on Saturday, 30th June and Sunday, 1st July. At 12pm CET on both days a special one-of-a-kind group photo will be taken of all trainer in attendance to the event marking the gathering of trainers looking to catch plenty of Pokémon.
Elsewhere, the Pokémon GO Fest 2018 event is set to take place on July 14th to July 15th in Chicago, Illinois but is now sold out. It is set to feature a 1.8 mile course which will have a number of activities planned along the route for the thousands of trains attending to take part in. Hopefully there are no technical issues like last time.