Pokémon Go night and day spawns explained

Night and day in Pokémon Go are an aspect of the game’s weather system that is intended to reflect the real world.

Along with the rest of the weather system, along with most aspects of the game, the day cycle is very poorly explained in Pokémon Go, making events like Summer 2023’s Solstice Horizons, with day and night gathering challenges, are incredibly confusing. On top of that, certain Pokémon with special evolutions only evolve during certain times of the day!

Here we will cover how this system works and how you can use it to find the Pokémon you need for Go Battle League and raids. You could even say that the comparison between our explanation and Niantic’s is like night and day…

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When do night and day start in Pokémon Go?

Night and day are aspects of the weather system in Pokémon Go, as seen on the sunny/clear/night weather information pages. We also know that the position of the sun in the game is supposed to reflect where the sun is in real life, much like the Nosepass in Pokémon Go will always face magnetic north on the world map.

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As such, with the sun moving in real time and small head movements, as if your shadow lengthens as the sun sets, the game is supposed to switch between night and day at the expected sunset time in the country you are currently in.

However, just as the game can be slow to update when the weather changes and sometimes simply crashes, Pokémon Go has difficulty determining when day and night begin and end.

Anecdotal evidence and community reports show this to be particularly true in parts of Europe where night and day are radically different at different times of the year, such as London in winter, when it can get dark by 3:30pm, but in the world is day of Pokémon Go, or Oslo in summer, where the sunset can reach until 10:00 p.m.

The problem is that Niantic’s opacity in how this system works means players have to guess. The best bet is to assume (and hope) that if the sun rises in real life, the sun will also rise in the game.

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When do night and day spawns change in Pokémon Go?

This is where things get complicated.

Night and day have long existed in the main series games, and nocturnal Pokémon entered the franchise with Pokémon Gold and Silver. In the main series, the spawn group (the list of Pokemon you can catch) is governed by whether the game thinks it’s day or night.

In Pokémon Go, a game that tries to reflect the actual position of the sun, nocturnal Pokémon might be expected to come out when night falls, as logic tends to dictate. However, research dating back to 2018 shows that generation swapping is actually dusk/sunrise +2 hours.

This means that night Pokémon come out about two hours after sunset and daytime Pokémon come out about two hours after sunrise.

Some events care whether it is day or night. (Image via pokemongolive.com).

The complicating factor is that the spawns are based on the time of day and remain for a predefined period of time, usually 15 minutes, but sometimes (rarely) up to 45. There is also an hourly wipe to respawn throughout the map, which is best highlighted by events like Go Fest with its rotating biomes.

But since the sun doesn’t rise and set in such orderly increments, there’s likely some overlap between sunrise and sunset and the appearance and disappearance of Pokémon.

This means that if the sun sets at 9:17 in your neighborhood, nocturnal Pokémon should start appearing between 10:47 and 11:47 (two hours, 30 minutes or so). However, the math is not exact as we do not have Niantic’s power data. What we do have is a community consensus that two hours after sunrise/sunset is too long, especially considering the problem of late sunrise and sunset during certain times of the year!

Thanks to kairality and mikeleemikey on Reddit for collecting this information in 2018, depending on when Lunatone and Solrock appear.

Lunatone and Solrock only appear during the night and day, respectively.

These two Pokémon only appear during their respective times of day, making them an excellent measure for what time of day Pokémon Go assumes it to be.

Another, albeit much less accurate, barometer is simply keeping an eye on the number of determined spawns: Outside of events, Dark- and Ghost-type Pokémon are much more likely to spawn at night than during the day. This means that if you need a Trevenant for Go Battle League, you shouldn’t be looking for Phantump during your lunchtime walk!

What’s interesting, because things must get even more complicated, is that outside of Lunatone and Solrock, night Pokémon like Hoothoot and dark-type Pokémon like Murkrow can and do appear during the day.

Finally, it’s worth noting that Niantic has the power and ability to change this, as shown on July 21, 2023, when they swapped spawn times midway through the Solstice Horizons event. For the rest of the event, the spawns would change at 6am and 6pm, regardless of the local diurnal cycle!

Trainers, we have updated the Solstice Horizons event so that Pokémon associated with the night now appear from 6 pm to 6 am local time for the remainder of the event.

— Niantic Support (@NianticHelp) June 21, 2023

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I hope this helps you continue catching Pokémon, whether it’s night or day!

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