No, Closing Pokemon GO and Walking Doesn’t Count For Your Eggs

We got some bad news for Pokemon trainers.

With Pokemon GO now out in the open, trainers are trying to find the best ways to get the most out of their time with the game. One area where players have been trying to speed up the process is with hatching eggs. Unfortunately, we’ve got some bad news for you.

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The app gives players the chance to acquire new Pokemon from hatching eggs. While the process itself is relatively straightforward (put the Egg in an incubator and walk a set distance), racking up the distance can sometimes take quite a while. Due to this, since the game’s release, players have been wondering whether you could close Pokemon GO and your steps and the distance you’re traveling would still count. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but this is not the case.

Your steps and the distance you travel when walking around is only ever tracked when you have the app open. Any steps that you take when the app is closed will not contribute towards the distance you need to walk to make your Pokemon Egg hatch.

Looks like we’ll be walking around with our phones in our hands for quite some time then. Anyone up for a Pokemon Egg hatching walk?

For all tips, tricks, and guides, be sure to check out our Ultimate Pokemon GO Guide.

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