Earlier in the year, I posted about how Niantic should rearrange the egg pool, and you can find that post here. I discussed how Community Day Pokemon shouldn’t be in eggs, and how the Baby Pokemon should remain in 7km eggs.
The first thing I’d like to point out is that all of the Baby Pokemon are now exclusively in 7km eggs, rather than in other egg pools. This reduces the frustration of walking 10km for a Munchlax when a 7km can yield the same result.
For 2km eggs, I suggested that any Community Day featured Pokemon be removed, and this included starters such as Charmander and the like. We saw this; however, the Sinnoh starters are still in eggs, as they are fresh from Community Days. Patrat, Lillipup and Purrloin remain in eggs, and more shockingly, the pool saw the removal of Abra, Machop, Gastly, Krabby, Misdreavus, Aron, Meditite and Spoink, which I put in my egg pool as they had a shiny chance. However, for the most part, they are more common nowadays, hence the removal. Machamp can also be commonly found in Raid Battles.
I also got a 100% Oshawott today from a 2km egg, so I’m already reaping the benefits!
In hindsight, I did over-inflate the 5km egg pool, not including regionals. For the 5km regionals, they remain the same (it may look oversaturated, but Dronpes has publically stated that he will look into separating the pools depending on region). Including Burmy forms, we’re looking at 19 base 5km options. Taking regions into account, in Europe, we’re expecting 24, so it’s lighter than even my predictions. Eevee returned to eggs after October, after the disaster that was the Flower Crown variant in Research Breakthrough boxes.
A lot of Pokemon without shiny forms have been discarded from eggs, such as Cacnea, Combee and Tangela.
The 7km egg pool remains unchanged from before, except now all of the Baby Pokemon are exclusive to this egg pool. I still feel that the Alolans should all be available in the wild, to decongest this egg pool, but no matter, one day they shall run free.
Here is where the big changes happened. The two most hated Pokemon from these eggs, Dratini and Beldum, have been removed from this pool (hallelujah!). Lapras, Aerodactyl, Porygon, Nincada and Sableye have been removed, and Gible received its shiny form, and any hopes of a Gible Community Day were quickly diminished.
All in all, I think it was a successful egg pool reshuffle. A lot of the garbage was reduced, and we now have a good chance of hatching a few more shinies (and Gible/Deino, too).