How do you evolve Togetic, currently the rarest Pokémon currently in the game, and jumpstart your Gen 2 Pokédex? Like this!

Togetic is the evolution of Togepi, the Gen 2 Pokémon baby still partially trapped in her egg. It's also probably the rarest and hardest to get Pokémon in the game right now. That's because you can't hatch Togetic from a Pokémon egg and you can't, much less catch one in the wild. But, you can still get Togetic now. Here's how!


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How do you hatch Togepi?

Togetic evolves from Togepi, so first you have to hatch a Togepi. How do you do that? Well, the Pokémon inside an egg is determined when you pick it up. Togepi hatches from a 5 KM egg. It appears to be one of the rarest hatches, though. Unless you got lucky during the Pokémon Go Holiday Event, which had temporarily — and very slightly! — increased the odds of hatching a baby, it means the only way to get her is to collect and hatch a lot of 5KM eggs. A. LOT.

For that you'll need to:

  1. Hit a lot of PokéStops.
  2. Buy a lot of Incubators (sorry).
  3. Walk/run/bike a lot of steps.

If you have Pokémon Go for Apple Watch, and it's actually working for you, using it as a workout can help speed up the hatching process. So can things like GPS drift, if that happens where you live or work, and even leaving Pokemon Go on in the cupholder while driving in low-speed areas. (Just don't distract yourself by looking at the screen!)

It took me almost two weeks and dozens and dozens of eggs to hatch my first Togepi but others hatched several the first couple of days. That's the cruel capriciousness of Pokémon Go's random number generator (RNG) for it. All told I hatched two Togepi during the Holiday Event, for a total of about 30 candy.

How do you evolve Togetic?

To evolve Togepi to Togetic in Pokémon Go requires 50 Togepi candy. (Yes, for some reason it's called Togepi candy instead of Togetic candy, which is how the other baby/mature Pokémon candy are labeled.)

Since you can't catch Togepi, let alone Togetic, in the wild, that leaves you with only two options:

  1. Hatch multiple Togepi.
  2. Walk your Togepi as a buddy.

Each Togepi you hatch will give you from 10 to 21 candy. So, you'll need to hatch at least 3 Togepi to get enough candy to evovle togetic. Given how low the odds of getting a Togepi egg are, that could take a while. (Though, it could also happen at any time, because random is random.)

Though Togepi comes from a 5 KM egg, walking it as a buddy only nets you candy at the same rate as a Pokémon hatches from a 10 KM egg — namely 1 candy per 5 KM walked. (Yeah, thanks Pokémon Go!) So, if you hatch one Togepi and get 17 candies, you'll need to walk 33 x 5 = 165 KM to get enough candy to evolve that single Togepi. Depending on how much you walk each day, you're looking at a couple weeks if not a month of activity before you can evolve.

Whether by hatching, walking, or both, when you do get enough candy — Togetic is yours!

What about evolving Togetic into Togekiss??

Whoa there young bison! Togekiss is the next evolution of Togetic, but she's also a Gen 4 Pokémon and we've only just begun getting Gen 2. So, be patient. It's never too early to start saving 100 Togepi candies, of course, but be patient.

Any questions?

You probably want to try and hatch at least a couple Togepi, that way you jump-start your way towards evolving and get to keep a baby around for your living Pokédex. Regardless, if you have any questions about evolving Togetic, or anything else, drop them in the comments below.