Wasn't Togepi randomly found in a fossil dig site? I think in that case it's fine to just hand it to Misty despite being Ash's, but Ash received this egg as a token of thanks.
Originally Posted by hol123
Like I said, I can't see the writers or Ash just giving an egg to someone when it was used as a token of thanks.
Zuruggu can just be found and caught in a later episode. Besides, the Meguroco we saw Ash with from sketches seemed rather scared of it's surroundings but really close with Ash, that's pretty much the typical baby behavior. Where as Zuruggu was just there not acting scared at all.
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