Although it is not the first of its kind, Pokémon go has made an augmented reality in video games at the forefront of everyone’s mind. This means that through your phone, you can have the Pokémon universe shown in your world.
Catching Pokémon that appear in your living room or playing with your Pokémon buddy out in the park, there’s a lot of ways that Pokémon go interacts with reality. One of the elements is walking to hatch eggs. Each egg requires a certain number of kilometers to hatch an egg ranging from 2 km to 15 km.
What is the best way to hatch an egg?
Walking! It’s the simplest way to do so. Whether it’s a simple walk to the store or a long Sunday stroll, it all adds up to hatch your Pokémon. While the app is on and even when it is off, the app tracks the distance that the player walks to track the progress of the egg. all together Pokémon GO players have walked over 23 billion km as of March 2019 (Games Radar). In 2016 alone, Pokémon GO players walked 8.7 billion km (Inverse). That’s enough to get to the end of the Solar System.
Here are some, YEG locations to walk to get your hatching started!
- Walking Down 124th
- Alberta Legislature Grounds
- Sir Winston Churchill Square/Jasper Ave
- Whyte Ave
- The River Valley
Why do you have to walk to hatch eggs in Pokémon Go?
It encourages players to get out in the world and walk. It’s inspired many to increase their physical activity. Thus, hatching more eggs and bringing in more exercise. Below we’ve got some musical suggestions to get you in the walking and hatching mood.
“Pokémon“ by PhreniaBand. Check it out on Spotify.