12km eggs have been added to Pokémon Go. Players who can get hold of one of these eggs, and walk far enough to hatch them, will receive rare Pokémon that can’t be obtained any other way in-game.
Eggs have often been a crucial way to get hold of rare Pokémon within the game, but for players at higher levels, standard 2km, 5km, and 10km eggs don’t offer much special. While the Pokémon available in eggs are shuffled around periodically, their offerings are typically more useful for newer players.
This has changed with 12km eggs, which allow players to hatch of Pocket Monsters that have never been available in the game before. The only challenge is getting hold of a 12km egg, which isn’t easy.
How to get 12km eggs in Pokémon Go
To get a 12km egg in Pokémon Go, you need to defeat a Team Rocket boss (Arlo, Cliff, or Sierra) while you have an empty egg slot. If you’re already carrying ten eggs, you won’t be able to receive a 12km egg.
Team Rocket bosses can be challenged if you have a Rocket Radar, which can either be purchased from the shop for 200 PokéCoins, or assembled from six Mysterious Components that are gained from defeating Rocket Grunts.
Once you have the 12km egg, hatching until October 19th is relatively easy – all eggs in Pokémon Go take a quarter of the usual distance to hatch, so you’ll only need to walk 3km.
What Pokémon are in 12km eggs?
12km eggs can contain three Pokémon that have never been seen in the game before: Vullaby, Sandile and Pawniard. In addition to these two, 12km eggs can also contain Absol, Larvitar, Scraggy, Trubbish, and Deino.
It’s worth bearing in mind that one of the requirements for the new An Inter-egg-sting Development special research is to defeat all of the Team Rocket bosses – as such, it might be worth progressing through this research before begining 12km egg hunt in earnest.
With enough hunting and battling, you should be able to find some rare 12km eggs that contain exciting new Pokémon.