Having Pokemon like Miltank or other Pokemon portrayed as a mammal lay eggs means Pokemon has a new Unique selling points becuase if you add bits into Pokemon like egg hatching it keeps the person that is playing the game interested. If a Pokemon just gave birth to a Pokemon at level 1 without it hatching an egg then players would lose intrest after a while.
Also everybody says this so It's how Gamefreak designed the game :P
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