In Pokémon Go, it is known which Pokémon can be hatched from each distance of eggs, with the 10km eggs having a chance to hatch into some of the highest CP-potential Pokémon in the game.

I know that some of the Pokémon you get from hatching eggs can also be caught in the wild. Looking at the Pokémon in the 10km egg category, I've caught Eevee, Dratini, Scyther, and Pinsir in the wild. However, I've never encountered wild Snorlax, Magmar, Lapras, etc.

For the sake of Pokédex completion (and having a better strategy at hatching eggs), are there some Pokémon that can only be obtained via egg hatching? If so, is there a list of said Pokémon?

Please note, I am not referring to region-locked Pokemon, as is being asked in this question. I am simply asking if there are any Pokémon that are not obtainable in the wild somewhere in the world, where the only option to obtain one is to hatch an egg with it.

  • @BrianJ Yeah, it sounds like this supports pay's answer, that all catchable Pokemon can be encountered in the wild, but eggs give you another avenue to obtain some of the rarer ones. Thanks for the feedback.
    – king14nyr
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 19:03
  • There are wild Snorlax and Lapras in the wild: I've caught 2 wild Snorlaxes, and seen a Lapras in the sightings. As for Magmar, I've caught around 5, and I've caught a wild Electabuzz.
    – The_CIA
    Commented May 9, 2017 at 3:35

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Not really, no. The only Pokemon that would be considered to be 'only hatched from an egg' are the region-restricted Pokemon. But, even then, if you were to travel to one of those countries, you could of course catch those as well. The region-restricted Pokemon can be seen here: What are the regional Pokemon?

Edit: I feel it is important to add that this is still a pretty hotly debated fact. There was a survey done which claims to conclude that out of approximately 40,000 hatched eggs, none of the Pokemon were region-locked Pokemon. However, there are some people who claim (with evidence) that they have hatched region locked Pokemon. Some of these people even claim to have spoken to the person who created the aforementioned survey, only to have that person dismiss their claims as lies or 'hacking'.

So, right now, I am leaning towards that it IS possible to hatch region-locked Pokemon, however, there is yet to be 100% conclusive evidence either way. You can see some of the threads on Reddit where users have made claims for both sides.

Edit 2: Just to be clear, the answer to the actual question at hand here still appears to be no, the edit above is just some additional information, some of which may be a bit beyond the scope of this question.

  • Thanks for the answer. I saw a couple other questions about the regional ones and hatching region-locked mons, but I was really focusing on the other, non-region specific ones. If everything is available in the wild, I guess the eggs are just another method to get some that appear less frequently out in the world. :)
    – king14nyr
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 16:29
  • Is there anything in the way of evidence other than that one comment that you can in fact hatch region restricted pokemon from an egg outside the region? This thread on TheSilphRoad Reddit at face value would offer that proof but as you can see in the comments most people believe you can not.
    – DasBeasto
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 18:45
  • I've added quite a bit to the answer. After searching more about this, I am not sure it is definitively answerable as of right now.
    – pay
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 18:56
  • @DasBeasto there is another question asking about the region-locked Pokemon potentially hatching from eggs, here. However, for the scope of my question, I was more asking along the lines of "Are there any Pokemon that are not accessible in the wild somewhere in the world, where the only option is to hatch an egg?". The answer to that still seems to remain "No". I'll update my question to make this point clear.
    – king14nyr
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 19:02
  • @king14nyr Yes sorry did not mean to clutter your question as my comment is out of the scope of that, it is in scope of the answer, however, as a large part was based on that, but it has been cleared up now.
    – DasBeasto
    Commented Aug 8, 2016 at 19:05

Only a few Pokémon can only be hatched: baby Pokémon. They originally come from Johto (second generation) and hatch from all stages of eggs. They have been added in a very recent update, and can't be caught in the wild. They evolve using 25 candy.

Names: Pichu, Togepi, Cleffa, Igglybuff, Magby, Elekid, and Smoochum.

Ditto, on the other hand, cannot be hatched at all.

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    Sinnoh? Gen 2 is Johto. Sinnoh is 4th gen. Also, you don't really have to refute an answer that's already at -2. The downvotes kind of indicate that a post is incorrect/not good quality.
    – Vemonus
    Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 4:48
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    Also, could you please not type gibberish in your edit comments? If you don't have anything substantial to say in it, leave it blank. It will be autofilled with more descriptive information than "fwfqe"
    – Vemonus
    Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 4:55
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    Happiny is not a Johto baby, but it is in Sinnoh.
    – Vemonus
    Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 5:16
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    @Iguanodon_Bubbles7777777 - You make some incorrect claims: 1) You state "[Baby Pokemon] originally come from Sinnoh", which is untrue, the first Baby Pokemon (Togepi for example) came from Johto. 2) You say 'Pokemon Go is set in Kanto', which is not true: PoGo started with Kanto Pokemon sure, but there is no in-game indication as to the 'region'. If anything the 'region' is actually the "real world", per se. Everything else in your answer is fairly OK: If you correct the above statements, your answer will be a lot better.
    – Robotnik
    Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 6:07
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    @Iguanodon_Bubbles7777777 where did you see this? Sinnoh has never been mentioned in relation to Pokémon Go in anything I've ever seen and it simply wouldn't make sense to add Gen 4 before Gen 2.
    – Vemonus
    Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 7:00

You actually can get certain Pokemon from only eggs, today I hatched a machop, looked up where to catch him because I haven't seen him in my region yet, and multiple sources said only found in 5 km egg

  • Hi, and welcome! If possible, could you list your sources? Commented Aug 24, 2016 at 21:06
  • I've caught multiple Machop in the wild.
    – Vemonus
    Commented Feb 7, 2017 at 4:55

I have caught many Machop in the wild. Currently, the only Pokémon that has been stated to only be available through hatching an egg is Aerodactyl.

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    do you have a source? everything I have ever read, including official resources, have said that all Pokemon can be caught in the wild, minus the 6 that are not in the game yet (Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres, Ditto, Mew, Mewtwo)
    – Vemonus
    Commented Oct 11, 2016 at 18:37
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    Aerodactyl is most certainly available in the wild.
    – Eikre
    Commented Oct 17, 2016 at 17:25

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