Alongside the friends and trading feature recently introduced in the latest Pokemon GO update, Niantic also gave players the ability to gift items to friends. While there is an extensive list of items players can gift each other, one of the more coveted items is an exclusive gift-given 7 KM egg.
The contents of these unusual eggs (in the sense that prior eggs hatched at 2 KM, 5 KM, and 10 KM) are four of the recently revealed but not yet fully implemented Alolan forms. For those unaware, an Alolan Pokemon is an alternate variant with a tropical twist first introduced in Pokemon Sun and Moon and, a few weeks ago, Pokemon GO introduced its first Alolan-form Pokemon as the Grass/Dragon-type Alolan Exeggutor.
The list of Alolan Pokemon is relatively short, with each Alolan sprite as well as its shiny version recently added to the game. Exeggutor, Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Diglett, Dugtrio, Grimer, Muk, Rattata, Raticate, Raichu, Marowak, Meowth, Persian, Vulpix, Ninetales, Sandshrew, and Sandslash all have this alternate form, but currently, only four of the aforementioned are hatched via 7 KM eggs. Check them out in this screenshot:
As indicated above, the Alolan forms of Vulpix, Meowth, Grimer, and Sandshrew are obtainable through these special eggs. Diglett and Geodude are missing from this list, as they are set to be featured at GO Fest 2018. Marowak and Raichu don’t have Alola pre-evolutions, so players may expect to see them manifest in another way later, and Aloloan Ratata is catchable in the wild.
Gifting is definitely a huge benefit for players, self-evident ever since the update went live. As Niantic continues to refine its friend feature, it’ll be interesting to see how the company varies up the gifts. While these latest additions are certainly exciting now, eventually the excitement will wear off, but with Niantic’s reputation, this shouldn’t be a real concern. For now, Pokemon GO trainers biggest concern may be getting these Alolan eggs. Good luck out there, trainers!
Pokemon GO is available now in select regions for Android and iOS devices.
Source: Pokemon GO Hub