How To Skip Egg Hatching Animation

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We all know how annoying it can be when you’re in a taxi or bus, with a rare Pokemon finally in your sights, and just as you’re about to catch it, your eggs start hatching like crazy, effectively causing you to miss out on the shiny new Pokemon.

No doubt, there are various other scenarios where this would be frustrating.


Well, it appears you can actually skip the animation simply by zooming in (pinch zoom). The information come from redditor puchijon on /r/TheSilphRoad subreddit.

I went ahead and tried it myself, and it works like a charm. We do wish egg hatching would have been possible to initiate manually, but until then, we’ll have to settle for this ‘skip egg hatching animation’ trick. Unfortunately, using the same method when evolving Pokemon does not have the same effect.

[Update – 09/15/16]

Apparently updating to the latest version of Pokemon GO breaks the ability to skip the animation. Why they would take this away from us is beyond me, but hopefully they have something better in store.

[Update – 09/16/16]

Some friends claim that you can still skip the hatching screen by zooming out (pinching in) on the “Oh?” screen. We will try as soon as we have an egg to hatch and come back with results.  > [Update] > Tested and it does indeed work zooming/panning out on the “Oh?” screen 🙂

Safe and happy catching!

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