Pokemon GO Nesting Species List

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Pokemon nests can be difficult to keep track of. Reddit user u/Zyxwgh has here a rundown of Pokemon nesting habits. 


  • Babies, legendaries, and mythicals don't spawn in the wild and therefore they don't nest;

  • Babies' first evolutions count as "unevolved adults" that may nest;

  • Evolved species (except for direct evolutions from babies) don't nest.

List of all NON-NESTING species

  • Current or former regional exclusives: Mr. Mime, Tauros, Kangaskhan, Farfetch'd, Heracross, Corsola, Zangoose, Seviper, Relicanth, Pachirisu, Chatot, Carnivine 
  • Most 10km eggs: Dratini, Larvitar, Porygon, Chansey, Aerodactyl, Snorlax, Lapras, Miltank, Ralts, Slakoth, Feebas, Shieldon, Cranidos
  • Some former 10km eggs (now 5km eggs): Pineco, Gligar, Mareep, Trapinch
  • The Hitmons: Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Hitmontop
  • The Purple Polluters: Grimer, Koffing
  • Three of the many Gen4 evolvables: Lickitung, Tangela, Snorunt
  • The weather-elusive (or exclusive?): Lotad, Cacnea, Castform
  • Egg or Raid exclusives: Mawile, Absol, Shinx, Lucario
  • Special cases: Togetic, Ditto, Unown, Delibird, Smeargle, Nincada, Chimecho, Clamperl, Spiritomb
  • Gen 4 Pokemon: Kricketot, Combee, Buizel, Drifloon, Buneary, Glameow, Stunky, Bronzor, Skorupi, Croagunk, Finneon, Snover

Historically Nesting species (currently NON-NESTING)

  • Gen 1: Caterpie, Weedle, Pidgey, Rattata, Spearow, Ekans, Sandshrew, Nidoran (F), Nidoran (M), Jigglypuff, Zubat, Paras, Venonat, Diglet, Meowth, Mankey, Bellsprout, Geodude, Slowpoke, Drowzee, Krabby, Goldeen, Staryu
  • Gen 2: Sentret, Hoothoot, Ledyba, Spinarak, Natu, Marill, Hoppip, Sunkern, Wooper, Murkrow, Slugma, Remoraid, Houndour
  • Gen 3: Zigzagoon, Wurmple, Taillow, Whismur, Aron, Gulpin, Barboach, Spheal

List of all NESTING species