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Nocturnal Pokémon

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Some Pokémon are nocturnal Pokémon, which means they appear more frequently in the wild at night, or do not appear at all unless it is night. This only applies to Generation II and Generation IV.

In Generation II

Pokémon active at night

Pokémon Games Locations
Rattata Rattata G S C Routes 30 and 31
Rattata Rattata G S C Route 4
Raticate Raticate G S C Route 1
Clefairy Clefairy G S C Routes 3 and 4
Zubat Zubat G S C Routes 3, 4, and 42
Zubat Zubat G S C Routes 3, 4, 9, 10, 30, 31, 32, 33, and 42
Golbat Golbat G S C Route 28, Rock Tunnel, and Mt. Silver (exterior)
Oddish Oddish G S C Routes 5, 6, and 25
Oddish Oddish G S C Route 25, and Ilex Forest
Gloom Gloom G S C Route 5
Venonat Venonat G S C Routes 9, 10, 13, 14, 25, and 43, Ilex Forest, National Park
Venomoth Venomoth G S C Routes 9, 10, 13, 14, 25, and 43
Meowth Meowth G S C Routes 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 38, and 39
Persian Persian G S C Route 7
Psyduck Psyduck G S C Routes 6, and 35, Ilex Forest, National Park
Golduck Golduck G S C Mt. Silver (interior)
Poliwag Poliwag G S C Routes 30, 31, and 44
Poliwhirl Poliwhirl G S C Routes 28 and 44, Mt. Silver (exterior)
Gastly Gastly G S C Sprout Tower and Tin Tower
Gastly Gastly G S C Routes 31, 32, and 36, Sprout Tower, Tin Tower
Haunter Haunter G S C Route 8
Haunter Haunter G S C Route 8 and Rock Tunnel
Drowzee Drowzee G S C Routes 6, 11, 34, and 35*
Hypno Hypno G S C Route 11
Staryu Staryu G S C Routes 14*, 19, 20, 21, 34, 40, and 41, Olivine City*, Cianwood City, Cerulean City, Cherrygrove City, Cinnabar Island, Safari Zone*
Hoothoot Hoothoot G S C Routes 1, 2, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, and 37, National Park
Hoothoot Hoothoot G S C Routes 1, 2, 5, 25, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, and 37, Ilex Forest, National Park
Noctowl Quagsire G S C Routes 2, 8, 13, 14, and 43
Noctowl Quagsire G S C Routes 2, 5, 8, 11, 13, 14, 25, 26, 27, 37, 38, 39, and 43
Spinarak Spinarak G S C Routes 2, 30, 31, and 37
Spinarak Spinarak G S C Routes 2, 30, 31, 36, and 37, National Park
Ariados Ariados G S C Route 2
Ariados Ariados G S C Routes 2 and 37
Marill Marill G S C Route 42 and Mt. Mortar
Wooper Wooper G S C Route 32, Union Cave, and Ruins of Alph
Quagsire Quagsire G S C Routes 13, 14, 26, and 27, Union Cave, Ruins of Alph
Murkrow Murkrow G S C Route 7
Misdreavus Misdreavus G S C Mt. Silver (interior)
Wobbuffet Wobbuffet G S C Dark Cave
Sneasel Sneasel G S C Route 28 and Mt. Silver (exterior)
Sneasel Sneasel G S C Ice Cave
Delibird Delibird G S C Ice Cave
Houndour Houndour G S C Route 7
Stantler Stantler G S C Route 37


Pokémon active at night and in the morning

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*


Pokémon active at night and during the daytime

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


In Generation IV

Pokémon active at night

Pokémon Games Locations
Rattata Rattata D P Pt HG SS Routes 30 and 31
Zubat Zubat D P Pt HG SS Routes 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, 216, and 217, Acuity Lakefront
Zubat Zubat D P Pt HG SS Routes 203, 204, 206, 207, 208, 209, 211, and 216
Zubat Zubat D P Pt HG SS Routes 3, 4, and 42, Cliff Cave
Golbat Golbat D P Pt HG SS 227, Mt. Coronet (summit), and Stark Mountain (exterior)
Golbat Golbat D P Pt HG SS 227, Mt. Coronet (summit), Stark Mountain (exterior), and Sendoff Spring
Oddish Oddish D P Pt HG SS Routes 224 and 230
Oddish Oddish D P Pt HG SS Routes 5, 6, 24, and 25, Ilex Forest
Gloom Gloom D P Pt HG SS Route 5
Venomoth Venomoth D P Pt HG SS Routes 24 and 25
Gastly Gastly D P Pt HG SS Route 209
Gastly Gastly D P Pt HG SS Sprout Tower and Bell Tower
Haunter Haunter D P Pt HG SS Route 7
Gengar Gengar D P Pt HG SS Old Chateau (Dual-slot mode)
Staryu Staryu D P Pt HG SS Routes 19, 34, and 40, Cherrygrove City, Olivine City, Cianwood City, Union Cave (Good Rod and Super Rod)
Hoothoot Hoothoot D P Pt HG SS Routes 210 and 211, Great Marsh
Hoothoot Hoothoot D P Pt HG SS Routes 205, 210 and 211, Eterna Forest, Great Marsh (Areas 3 and 4)
Hoothoot Hoothoot D P Pt HG SS Routes 1, 2, 29, 30, 31, 35, 36, and 37, Viridian Forest, National Park
Noctowl Noctowl D P Pt HG SS Routes 210, 211, 216, and 217, Lake Valor, Lake Acuity, Acuity Lakefront, Sendoff Spring, Great Marsh (Areas 1 and 2), Mt. Coronet (summit)
Noctowl Noctowl D P Pt HG SS Routes 210 and 211, Great Marsh, Mt. Coronet (summit)
Noctowl Noctowl D P Pt HG SS Routes 2, 8, 13, 14, 15, 43, and 47, Viridian Forest
Ariados Ariados D P Pt HG SS Route 229
Ariados Ariados D P Pt HG SS Route 2
Wooper Wooper D P Pt HG SS Route 32
Quagsire Quagsire D P Pt HG SS Routes 10, 13, 14, 15, 26, and 27
Murkrow Murkrow D P Pt HG SS Eterna Forest and Lost Tower
Murkrow Murkrow D P Pt HG SS Routes 7 and 16
Misdreavus Misdreavus D P Pt HG SS Eterna Forest and Lost Tower
Misdreavus Misdreavus D P Pt HG SS Cliff Cave and Mt. Silver (interior)
Sneasel Sneasel D P Pt HG SS Route 28 and Mt. Silver (exterior)
Houndour Houndour D P Pt HG SS Route 7
Banette Banette D P Pt HG SS Routes 225, 226, and 227, Stark Mountain (exterior)
Banette Banette D P Pt HG SS Routes 225 and 226
Duskull Duskull D P Pt HG SS Route 209 and Lost Tower
Snorunt Snorunt D P Pt HG SS Routes 216 and 217, Lake Acuity, Acuity Lakefront
Rotom Rotom D P Pt HG SS Old Chateau (one only)


Pokémon active at night and in the morning

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


Pokémon active at night and during the daytime

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

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