Matutinal Pokémon

Kangaskhan seen in the morning

Some Pokémon are matutinal, which means they appear more frequently in the wild in the morning, or do not appear at all unless it is morning. This only applies to Generation II and Generation IV, where time is a major feature; while Generation VII features time-based encounters, it doesn't differentiate morning from daytime encounter-wise.

In Generation II

Pokémon active in the morning

Pokémon Games Locations
  Butterfree G S C Route 2
  Beedrill G S C Route 2
  Ledyba G S C Routes 2, 30, 31, and 37
  Ledyba G S C Routes 2, 30, 31, 36, and 37, National Park
  Ledian G S C Route 2
  Ledian G S C Routes 2 and 37
  Teddiursa G S C Dark Cave
  Phanpy G S C Routes 45 and 46


Pokémon active in the morning and daytime

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 14*, 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, and 41, Olivine City*, Cianwood City, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Cinnabar Island, Safari Zone*
  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 in the morning and night

Pokémon Games Locations
  Zubat G S C Routes 32 and 33
  Wooper G S C Route 32*
  Quagsire G S C Routes 10*, 13*, 14*, 26*, and 27*


In Generation IV

Pokémon active in the morning

Pokémon Games Locations
  Butterfree D P Pt HG SS Viridian Forest
  Beedrill D P Pt HG SS Viridian Forest
  Ledian D P Pt HG SS Route 229
  Ledian D P Pt HG SS Route 2
  Kricketot D P Pt HG SS Route 206


Pokémon active in the morning and daytime

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 in the morning and night

Pokémon Games Locations
  Beedrill D P Pt HG SS Route 2
  Clefairy D P Pt HG SS Mt. Coronet
  Zubat D P Pt HG SS Routes 32 and 33
  Venonat D P Pt HG SS Routes 24 and 43
  Spinarak D P Pt HG SS Routes 2, 30, 31, and 37
  Cleffa D P Pt HG SS Mt. Coronet
  Kricketot D P Pt HG SS Routes 203, 204, and 207
  Kricketot D P Pt HG SS Routes 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, and 207, Eterna Forest
  Kricketune D P Pt HG SS Route 206 and Valor Lakefront


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