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Various zerg eggs

The zerg egg, also known as the zerg cocoon, is the basis of all zerg units other than larvae, post-Brood War queens and infestation units. They exist only for a short time: they are created when a larva is given an order to morph into a unit and burst to give birth to the ordered unit.

OverviewEdit

Most zerg units are morphed from the larvae. When one is given an order to morph into a unit, it encases itself in a soft yet extremely protective cocoon that is very difficult to destroy, entering its pupal stage as it transmogrifies its own body into the ordered unit. When the morphing is complete, the egg ruptures and the unit bursts out of it.

There's many types and versions of zerg pupal forms. Known types are: Egg, chrysalis, infested cocoon, cocoon, lurker egg/lurker cocoon, Overmind Cocoon, and more recently, baneling cocoon, brood lord cocoon, infested swarm egg, impaler cocoon, and overseer cocoon.

StarCraftEdit

Larvae morph into eggs when ordered to "train" units. Unlike other races, the unit can be killed during training by destroying its egg. Eggs retain the heavy armor of larvae, and require concentrated fire to be destroyed.

UpgradesEdit

Zerg Egg SC1 wireframe

Wireframe and portrait

Acquisition
Purchased from Evolution chamber
Hotkey C
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Lair
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Hive

StarCraft IIEdit

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Zerg eggs and a baneling cocoon

In StarCraft II, eggs are often called cocoons. Larvae morph into eggs when "training" a unit.

Each individual egg can be separately rallied; this overrides rally points set for the hatchery.[1]

In Co-op Missions, Alexei Stukov's infested terran structures spawn several eggs called "infested cocoons".

ReferencesEdit

  1. "for zerg is it the same that the hatchery sets the rally, or can you rally for each individual egg?"

    You can do both. You can set a rally for your hatchery, but can then override it with manual orders per egg as well. Also don't forget, you can set a worker rally point for your hatchery, as well as a unit rally point. Karune, Rancid_death75. Another rally question for Kaurne! Battle.net StarCraft II General Discussion Forum. Accessed 2009-02-18.