We’ve received a huge number of messages stating users are noticing higher hatching rates for their Pokemon Go Eggs. After taking a quick look into our own testing, we’re able to confirm that either the Pokemon GO Egg Hatch Speed has increased or the frequency of tracking has been increased.
Pokemon GO Egg Hatch Speed Increased A Ton!
Messages coming in state that the distance tracker now works even while biking and some have been saying that the tracker updates more often than previously. After taking a morning bike ride for ourselves we’ve definitely noticed a substantial increase in the hatching speed!
It looks like Niantic did one and possibly both things:
- increased the top speed at which the game will register the traveled distance
- increased the frequency of detecting the traveled distance
A reddit user Gabbe95 posted a thread on the /r/pokemongo sub reddit claiming he is able to achieve top speed at around 20 MPH before the game stops registering:
“Did some testing after hearing about the increase to refresh rate of GPS location and the ‘walking’ speed of being able to hatch eggs. After going different speeds I found roughly around 20 MPH is where it’ll finally stop. I easily hatched a 10K egg by driving around my neighborhood for about 10 minutes. Anyone else do any testing of their own? Edit: Just to be clear I wasn’t the one driving while playing.”
Our own tests confirm somewhere around that speed however we never were able to get it directly at 20 MPH. No matter, the bikers and joggers will be pleased because this means better tracking on their morning jog and bicycle trips!
The change was confirmed on Twitter and it looks like all of it is “server side” changes:
— Pokémon GO News (@PokemonGoNews) August 21, 2016
On another note, the amazing data miners and math geniuses at the /r/TheSilphRoad subreddit have also created a very useful chart depicting the perfect IV values and Max CP for every hatched Pokemon from eggs. If you’re planning on testing the new Pokemon GO Egg hatch speed, make sure to take a look at the following chart: