This page offers all the information you’ll need for how to breed Pokémon and hatch eggs in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet.
Breeding Pokémon at a Picnic
In this Pokémon game, breeding works a little differently. In order to breed Pokémon and hatch eggs, you’ll need to use the Picnic system. You can start a Picnic anywhere in the world, except where the terrain is unsuitable (slopes, water) or in cities.
When you successfully breed two Pokémon, you’ll be able to check the basket at the end of the picnic table for eggs!
What Pokémon Can you Breed?
Breeding Mechanics in Pokémon Scarlet & Violet
In order to actually breed 2 Pokémon, you’ll need to have compatible Pokémon of two different sexes. Compatible Pokémon are Pokémon that are found within the same Groups with several breedable Pokémon in each group.. There are 15
Head over to our guide on Egg Groups for more information on all the Pokémon found in different Egg Groups!
Once you have a male and a female Pokémon from the same Egg Group, start up a Picnic! It’s now a waiting game - it seems to be random how long it takes so you may be here a while! Just keep interacting with the basket at the end of the table to check if there are any eggs.
You can improve your breeding rates by making with . and can give you Egg Power. You can also purchase food with Egg Power from various shops across Paldea. Check Medali’s wide range of restaurants for food that has Egg Power!
How to Hatch a Pokémon Egg
Once you have an Egg, move it from your boxes into your team and start running around! The amount of running around you’ll need to do is dependent on the egg you’re hatching so it could be quick or you might just need to run around for a good while. Luckily, it still works if you’re on your mount so you can go quickly.