Diurnal Pokémon

Sunkern seen in the day

Some Pokémon are diurnal Pokémon, which means they appear more frequently in the wild during the day, or do not appear at all unless it is daytime. This only applies to Generation II, Generation IV and Generation VII, where time is a major feature.

In Generation II

Pokémon active during daytime

Pokémon Games Locations
  Machop G S C Mt. Mortar
  Machoke G S C Mt. Mortar and Mt. Silver (interior)
  Ponyta G S C Mt. Silver (exterior)
  Rapidash G S C Mt. Silver (exterior)
  Magmar G S C Mt. Silver (interior)
  Sunkern G S C National Park
  Ursaring G S C Mt. Silver (interior)
  Larvitar G S C Mt. Silver (interior)
  Pupitar G S C Mt. Silver (interior)


Pokémon active during daytime and morning

Pokémon Games Locations
  Caterpie G S C Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park
  Caterpie G S C Routes 2, 24, 25, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park
  Metapod G S C Routes 2, and 30, Ilex Forest, National Park
  Metapod G S C Routes 25, and 30, Ilex Forest, National Park
  Butterfree G S C Routes 2 and 25
  Weedle G S C Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park
  Weedle G S C Routes 30 and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park
  Kakuna G S C Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park
  Pidgey G S C Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 25, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, and 37, National Park
  Pidgey G S C Routes 1, 2, 5, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, and 37, Ilex Forest, National Park
  Pidgeotto G S C Routes 2, 8, 13, 14, 25, 37, and 43
  Pidgeotto G S C Routes 2, 5, 8, 10, 13, 14, 25, 27, 37, and 43
  Rattata G S C Routes 6, 7, 11, 38, and 39
  Raticate G S C Route 7
  Spearow G S C Routes 3, 7, 9, 10, 33, 42, and 46
  Spearow G S C Routes 3, 4, 7, 9, 10, 33, 42, and 46
  Fearow G S C Routes 9 and 10
  Fearow G S C Routes 9, 10, and 42
  Ekans G S C Routes 3, 4, 32, 33, and 42
  Arbok G S C Routes 3, 4, 26, 27, 28, and 42, Mt. Silver (exterior)
  Pikachu G S C Route 2
  Sandshrew G S C Routes 3 and 4, Mt. Moon, Union Cave
  Sandslash G S C Route 26 and Victory Road
  Nidoran♀ G S C National Park
  Nidorina G S C Routes 13 and 14
  Nidoran♂ G S C National Park
  Nidorino G S C Routes 13 and 14
  Venonat G S C Routes 25 and 43
  Growlithe G S C Routes 8, 35, 36, and 37
  Ponyta G S C Routes 26, 27, and 28
  Rapidash G S C Route 28
  Farfetch'd G S C Routes 38, 39, and 43
  Doduo G S C Routes 26, 27, and 28, Mt. Silver (exterior)
  Dodrio G S C Routes 26, 27, and 28, Mt. Silver (exterior)
  Dodrio G S C Routes 27 and 28, Mt. Silver (exterior)
  Seel G S C Whirl Islands
  Cubone G S C Rock Tunnel
  Marowak G S C Routes 9 and 10, Rock Tunnel
  Lickitung G S C Route 44
  Rhyhorn G S C Victory Road
  Rhydon G S C Victory Road
  Kangaskhan G S C Rock Tunnel
  Jynx G S C Ice Path
  Tauros G S C Routes 38 and 39
  Sentret G S C Routes 1 and 29
  Sentret G S C Routes 1, 29, and 43
  Furret G S C Route 1
  Furret G S C Routes 1 and 43
  Hoppip G S C Routes 13, 14, 32, and 33
  Hoppip G S C Routes 11, 13, 14, 29, 30, 31, 32, and 33
  Skiploom G S C Route 14
  Snubbull G S C Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 34, and 35
  Granbull G S C Route 6
  Ursaring G S C Dark Cave
  Swinub G S C Ice Path
  Corsola G S C Routes 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, and 41, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Cinnabar Island
  Skarmory G S C Route 45
  Donphan G S C Route 45
  Smeargle G S C Ruins of Alph
  Miltank G S C Routes 38 and 39


Pokémon active during daytime and night

Pokémon Games Locations
  Raticate G S C Mt. Mortar
  Zubat G S C Mt. Mortar
  Golbat G S C Mt. Mortar and Mt. Silver (interior)
  Geodude G S C Mt. Mortar


In Generation IV

Pokémon active during daytime

Pokémon Games Locations
  Pidgeotto D P Pt HG SS Route 37
  Sunkern D P Pt HG SS Route 24 and National Park
  Ralts D P Pt HG SS Route 212


Pokémon active during daytime and morning

Pokémon Games Locations
  Caterpie D P Pt HG SS Routes 2, 30, and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Viridian Forest
  Metapod D P Pt HG SS Routes 2 and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Viridian Forest
  Butterfree D P Pt HG SS Route 2
  Weedle D P Pt HG SS Routes 30 and 31, Ilex Forest, National Park, Viridian Forest
  Kakuna D P Pt HG SS Routes 30 and 31, Ilex Forest, Viridian Forest
  Pidgey D P Pt HG SS Routes 1, 2, 5, 6, 25, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, and 37, National Park, Viridian Forest
  Rattata D P Pt HG SS Route 7
  Spearow D P Pt HG SS Routes 3, 7, 9, 10, 22, 33, 42, and 46
  Fearow D P Pt HG SS Route 226
  Fearow D P Pt HG SS Routes 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, and 22
  Poliwhirl D P Pt HG SS Cerulean Cave (Super Rod)
  Bellsprout D P Pt HG SS Routes 224 and 230
  Graveler D P Pt HG SS Cliff Cave
  Farfetch'd D P Pt HG SS Routes 38, 39, 47, and 48
  Doduo D P Pt HG SS Routes 22, 27, and 28, Mt. Silver (exterior)
  Dodrio D P Pt HG SS Route 27
  Dodrio D P Pt HG SS Route 26
  Sentret D P Pt HG SS Routes 1 and 29
  Furret D P Pt HG SS Route 1
  Ledyba D P Pt HG SS Routes 2, 30, 31, and 37
  Hoppip D P Pt HG SS Routes 13, 14, 15, 32, and Route 33
  Skiploom D P Pt HG SS Route 14
  Wooper D P Pt HG SS Cliff Cave
  Quagsire D P Pt HG SS Cliff Cave
  Corsola D P Pt HG SS Routes 19, 34, and 40, Cherrygrove City, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave (Good Rod and Super Rod)
  Wurmple D P Pt HG SS Routes 204 and 205, Eterna Forest
  Meditite D P Pt HG SS Route 217 and Acuity Lakefront
  Tropius D P Pt HG SS Great Marsh (Areas 1 and 2)
  Starly D P Pt HG SS Great Marsh (Areas 1 and 2)
  Budew D P Pt HG SS Great Marsh (Areas 1 and 2)
  Chatot D P Pt HG SS Routes 213 and 222
  Chatot D P Pt HG SS Routes 222 and 224


Pokémon active during daytime and night

No Pokémon are active during both the daytime and night in Generation IV.

Generation VII

Pokémon Games Locations
  Fearow S M US UM Mount Hokulani
  Jigglypuff S M US UM Routes 4, 6 (SOS Battle)
  Paras S M US UM Route 11, Brooklet Hill, Lush Jungle
  Paras S M US UM Brooklet Hill, Lush Jungle
  Parasect S M US UM Route 11
  Poliwrath S M US UM Malie Garden (SOS Battle in rain)
  Ledyba S M US UM Route 1
  Ledian S M US UM Routes 10, 11, 17, Malie Garden, Ula'ula Meadow
  Igglybuff S M US UM Routes 4, 6
  Natu S M US UM Akala Outskirts
  Xatu S M US UM Akala Outskirts (SOS Battle)
  Gorebyss S M US UM Route 15, Melemele Sea (SOS Battle, fishing)
  Drifloon S M US UM Hau'oli Cemetery
  Riolu S M US UM Poni Grove
  Lucario S M US UM Poni Grove (SOS Battle)
  Yungoos S M US UM Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, Hau'oli City, Kala'e Bay
  Yungoos S M US UM Routes 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, Kala'e Bay
  Gumshoos S M US UM Routes 10, 11, 15, 16, 17, Akala Outskirts, Ancient Poni Path, Malie City, Poni Gauntlet, Poni Grove, Poni Plains, Poni Wilds, Tapu Village
  Gumshoos S M US UM Routes 10, 15, 16, 17, Akala Outskirts, Tapu Village, Mount Lanakila, Poni Plains
Route 8 (SOS Battle)
  Vikavolt S M US UM Blush Mountain (SOS Battle)
  Lycanroc
Midday Form
S M US UM Vast Poni Canyon
  Dewpider S M US UM Brooklet Hill
  Araquanid S M US UM Malie Garden


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