Pokémon Go trainers that have been hoping to hatch a shiny baby Pokémon now have the odds in their favor.
As reported by The Silph Road, Niantic has added the four baby Pokémon that have their shiny variants in the game to the Alolan egg pool. As usual, the distinctive pink eggs can be earned by opening Gifts from trainers on your friend list. What’s even better, though, is that players have noticed that the babies—Pichu, Wynaut, Togepi, and Magby—have been hatching more often than the Alolan Pokémon found in the 7km eggs. While hatching one of the adorable color-swapped Pokémon isn’t guaranteed, the Alolan egg pool is small, giving trainers a much better chance of finding an elusive shiny.
In addition to the old babies, the official Pokémon Go Twitter account revealed that Generation IV’s Budew, the preevolution of Generation III’s Roselia, can now be found in 5km eggs. Users on The Silph Road that have already managed to hatch the new Poison/Grass-type have also reported that its shiny form is in the game.
Put those walking shoes on and get hatching, Trainers. 👟 Budew, a Grass- and Poison-type Pokémon originally discovered in the Sinnoh region, can now be found in Eggs!
— Pokémon GO (@PokemonGoApp) November 6, 2018
It’s unclear what prompted Niantic to create a special baby event, but it came at the perfect time for players. Recently, it was announced that a new Stardust Blast event will award double Stardust for every catch and hatch until November 13th at 1 p.m. PT. This also means that the upcoming Cyndaquil Community Day will grant four times as much Stardust.
Outside of the events, trainers have been able to find new Generation IV Pokémon, such as Buizel in raids and Drifloon in the wild.
Pokémon Go is available for iOS and Android.
Source: Pokémon Go on Twitter