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Matutinal Pokémon

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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.

In Generation II

Pokémon active in the morning

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


Pokémon active in the morning and daytime

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


Pokémon active during the morning and night

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


In Generation IV

Pokémon active in the morning

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


Pokémon active in the morning and daytime

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


Pokémon active in the morning and night

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


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