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This may just be a problem with my used Crystal game I bought, but the time only passes while the game is on. My Silver version time is the same as real world time. Is it supposed to be like this in Crystal? If, so, it is probably worth mentioning Mooresnakes 06:08, 27 December 2007 (UTC)Mooresnakes

It's perfectly normal. Optimatum♏Talk|Hi 06:29, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
I'd imagine there's a problem with it, like the clock battery's dead or something. TTEchidnaFire echyGSDS! 06:56, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
I meant, its normal for your Crystal XD *slinks back into his hole* Optimatum♏Talk|Hi 06:57, 27 December 2007 (UTC)
Ahhhhhh . . . Thanks Mooresnakes 17:15, 30 December 2007 (UTC)

I get this problem on Gold, the time keeps changing. (--<font color=#EED55E><sup>●</sup></font>[[User:GT4GTR|<font color=#4F506D>'''GT4GTR'''</font>]] <small>[[User talk:GT4GTR|<font color=#D6282C>''/ talk /''</font>]]</small> 01:58, 14 April 2008 (UTC))


What in-game time is it when you staart playing platinum?

The in-game time matches your DS' clock. Gywall Talk 10:55, 28 March 2009 (UTC)

Evolution times

Listings for evolutions use the terms "Day" and "Night" and link to this page, but those terms are used in a different context to the more common times of day this article deals with, leading to the incorrect information being given.

While there's a small mention of this with Eevee's evolutions (making it sound like the times given are specific to eevee), hidden in a rather irrelevant paragraph, the rest of the article is rather misleading when looking for an explantion of the terms.

Perhaps the evolutionary times should be put in their own section to make this clearer and less confusing? Would also be good then if the links for evolutions be updated to jump straight to that section. --Zeal T / C 09:17, 26 May 2009 (UTC)

Regarding times at which pokemon can be found in the wild

I've seen some pages relating to specific pokemon and they don't have information about what time they can be caught in the wild. Wouldn't that be useful? I didn't know where else to bring up this issue so yeah ^^. --[[User talk:Qwertyasdf|((QQ)wertyasdf 10:08, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Daisy Oak in Gen. 3

If there's no internal clock in FR/LG what determines when Daisy will next give a grooming? Smythe 05:01, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Never mind. It seems the game uses a step counter. Smythe 19:08, 11 February 2010 (UTC)

Changing DS Time

I remember hearing that in some games that use the DS's internal clock, changing the time on it will postpone all time based functions for 24 hours in the game. Is this also the case in Fourth generation pokémon games, or can one change the time with impunity? Darien Shields 10:29, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

Nope, that's how it is. You can't change the time without consequences. Although I don't know if that applies if you use your game with a different DS with different time settings... --AndyPKMN 12:29, 23 February 2010 (UTC)

I wonder how the game actually detects this, because unless the DS cart has an actively ticking clock (or the system actually tells it that the clock was recently changed), then the game has no mechanism to distinguish between a user who actually changed their system clock, versus a user who simply hasn't played their game for awhile. For example, if you play the game Monday, then on Thursday you reset your DS clock to Tuesday and play the game again, the apparent system clock says that only 24 hours have passed since you saved and quit the game Monday (even though in reality, it was three days). It's mostly when you change your system time back that the game notices, because the clock reads something earlier than your last save point.

For example, in White version one evening I set my clock back a few hours (when I hadn't actually played the game in two days) so I could catch the Royal Unova. It worked, however the next evening (after resetting the system clock) I was given the 24 hour lockout as the crew said the Royal Unova wasn't sailing that day. --Stratelier 14:54, 3 July 2011 (UTC)

PS - Now this is interesting ... after adjusting my DS clock back a few hours to see if I could catch Whitney in HeartGold (to no such luck), when I start up my Pokemon White version (which I haven't played in almost a week) I am told to wait until tomorrow before uploading a Pokemon to the PGL (i.e: "Game Sync has run out of energy"). There's no way that Pokemon White could've known without an internal clock, or the DS system telling it. --Stratelier 03:47, 4 July 2011 (UTC)

You can disregard all my speculation up to this point because apparently I overlooked one tiny detail: Changing your DS clock resets the "seconds" part of system time to zero. This makes it impossible to reset your system time "back" to precisely what it was before changing (it can be off by up to 60 seconds), thus the game will always notice if the clock has been changed. --Stratelier 15:08, 7 July 2011 (UTC)

Making a new setion for "Time specific events"

Would anyone object to me adding the contents of my Sandbox into this article? This deals with events that occur at specific times but not on specific days and are therefore missed off the days of the week article. I would plan to add this to the bottom of the page below Generation IV. If you do object please elaborate (either to say the whole concept is pointless or that it needs to be improved before it could be added). Thanking you in advance for your comments.--Beligaronia (talk) 07:32, 8 March 2010 (UTC)

I think you should. But it is incomplete; the first thing I noticed is that the officer thing is also in HG/SS. However a section like that would be quite helpful. Slrtbrtfst55 21:40, 4 April 2010 (UTC)


This page says Clair can be registered between 6am and 10pm, but the Pokégear page says 6am to 10pm. I'm changing this page on the assumption that the latter's more likely. If anyone can comfirm otherwise, feel free to change it and the other page. --Oatzy 20:16, 8 April 2010 (UTC)

Um.... what? You said the same times... is one of them supposed to be 6PM, instead of AM? R.A. Hunter Blade 20:34, 8 April 2010 (UTC)
Oops. Yeah, the second was supposed to be both AM (6am to 10am).--Oatzy 22:14, 9 April 2010 (UTC)

Displaying the current time in the article

It seems to me that the function that's supposed to display the current time and date (e.g. morning, Sunday) for the different generations in the last sentence of the beginning is broken. At the moment, I'm getting "In Generation II games set to UTC time, it is currently on Sunday, while in Generation IV games set to UTC time, it is currently on Sunday.", but I'm pretty sure that's not how it's supposed to work. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to fix it. -- Socob ( Talk | Contribs ) 00:32, 11 April 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for pointing that out. I've made a fix. —darklordtrom 11:57, 11 April 2010 (UTC)
Does this clock change based on the user's preferences? I think it would be very helpful if it did. That way, you would always know the current time in your own game, because morning, day, and night, are not necessarily the same as the real world.^_^ 12:45, 2 October 2010 (UTC)
It's linked to the server default, unfortunately. You'll just have to check the article. —darklordtrom 10:18, 8 October 2010 (UTC)

Changing DS clock

I'm not sure if there is a policy against noting hacks / abuses / cheats, but here are some things which might be integrated into this article (Gen IV section):

  • Daily events (swarms, Jubilife lottery, vocabulary at Snowpoint, massages (both), berry-giving NPCs (all), Sunyshore ribbon girl, seal store refresh) all reset if the DS clock is set to 23:59 and the hour rolls over while the game is on.
  • Nocturnal pokemon can be found during any time of the (our time) day by changing the DS's clock to late (and vice versa)
    • Same works for police officers

I have not found a way to manipulate the time for berry growth, though. I don't think they are triggered by the turn of a day. In fact I believe the berry plants die if the DS clock is reset too much. -- Pokey 10:24, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

If you begin a battle in the afternoon, close your DS lid then resume the battle in the evening, will throwing a Dusk Ball be effective? Basically, when throwing a Dusk Ball does it perform a time check directly from the DS's clock or does it rely on what the time was when the battle started?--Hasfusel 14:06, 4 June 2010 (UTC)

  • No, the game will not change time mid-battle. When you start a battle, the time is set then and there and won't change until the battle ends. Afterward the time sets itself to the current time of day. I have only done this in platinum but, it should work the same way for all five games. Prof. Sternberg 00:22, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Gen IV Day-change Movie clip

I just noticed that the times shown on the Sinnoh Time-Of-Day movie clip are not consistent with the times stated above. In the clip one of the time lapses shows "8:00 am - 11:59 am" for one of the transitions. But in the segment under Generation II it says that Morning turns to day at 10:00 am. So either there is no transition between Morning and day or someone goofed. What do you guys think? Prof. Sternberg 00:42, 7 June 2010 (UTC)

Misty's Number

I think there's a mistake in the HG/SS phone number secion. It says that you can get Misty's number after capturing Suicune, but I got her number before I'd even seen Suicune. I don't think capturing it is required. Fadm tyler 14:41, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

You're right, and I changed it because I didn't have a pokemon that knew cut on route 42. I went back after 16 badges.ShoutingRyan 16:36, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Nighttime Music in Gen II

Is it just me, or does the wild Pokémon battle music sound different at nighttime in the Gen II games? --FiMbUlWiNtEr2O|2 00:36, 15 June 2011 (UTC)

Time Specific Events: Generation III

"The tides in Shoal Cave depend on the time of day. It is low tide from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm and 9:00 pm to 3:00 am, and high tide from 3:00 pm to 9:00 am and 3:00 am to 9:00 pm."

The times for high tide are incorrect, someone put it so it overlaps with low tide, which is impossible. High tide should be from 3:00 pm to 9:00 pm and 3:00 am to 9:00 am. Anyways I can't edit the page, so will someone who can fix it please, thanks. Ash1Ketchum4 18:21, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Fixed. For the record, the page isn't protected at all, so you should have been able to edit it yourself. Werdnae (talk) 18:41, 28 September 2011 (UTC)

Oh my bad, must have been my browser not loading fully or something because I see the edit links now. Ash1Ketchum4 22:20, 28 September 2011 (UTC)


The article says that time can change the effectiveness of certain moves. Which moves are affected? Tk3141 20:56, 13 February 2012 (UTC)

No one has responded, so I will assume that there are no moves affected by time and delete the references. Tk3141 03:01, 28 February 2012 (UTC)

RTC time in Generation III?

Does anyone know where (offsets) do the GBA game cartridges save the clock data? I know VBA does save the RTC data in a different offset, but haven't found it yet. hfc2X 19:11, 5 March 2012 (UTC)

Blue's phone number in HGSS

How many massages from Daisy does one need to obtain Blue's phone number? This page says 5, but the Rematch page says 7. Tk3141 02:53, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

Okay, I've tested it, and it's 7. I'm changing this page. Tk3141 19:08, 20 March 2012 (UTC)

DS Clock (And an interesting feature)

I've changed my DS' clock time, after realising I had set it wrong after Daylight Saving Time began (I know, this late?), and for some reason, I haven't been able to activate any of the time-specific events on SoulSilver. Is this the 24-hour lockout thing people have been talking about?

Also, I've found that the DS stores data for dates from as early as the 1st of January, 2000, and as late as the 31st of December 2099. This can be utilised to catch Pokemon, especially those from Hoenn, Sinnoh and Unova on dates where they wouldn't have even been considered, or from far in the future :D

Magnesius (talk) 16:23, 20 September 2012 (UTC)

Daylight Saving Time

Do international versions of Gold, Silver, and Crystal utilize the Daylight Saving Time function? I know many countries no longer use DST or never used it to begin with, so was it a localized function? - poikins 20:44, 22 November 2013 (UTC)

Gen VI

Why is there no mention of time for Gen VI? I'm playing and its night time in game. Yamitora1 (talk) 17:22, 10 December 2013 (UTC)

Gen VI's time system seems to be:

  • Morning: 4:00 AM - 9:59 AM (need to check this)
  • Day: 10:00 AM (need to check this) - 8:59 PM
  • Night - 9:00 PM - 3:59 AM

Hope that helps a little N. Onymous (talk) 10:27, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

For time-based evolutions, here's what Gen VI considers day and night: User:SnorlaxMonster/Sandbox#Day-night for evolutions. That table should probably go in the article somewhere, but I don't know where. --SnorlaxMonster 15:25, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Wouldn't it fit best under the Time Specific Events section, possibly replacing the Generation I (lack of) info? Not a lot of sense in having a section for Gen I when the article's first sentence says it wasn't around until Gen II. Glik (talk) 15:39, 30 December 2013 (UTC)
Since the Methods of evolution page does link to this page without ever saying what the times are, the page certainly should have something about time-based evolutions. So I added a whole section, "Time-based evolutions", under "Time-specific events" and made it a catchall for every Generation. And I simply lifted the table that SnorlaxMonster linked... Tiddlywinks (talk) 18:07, 30 December 2013 (UTC)

Start/End Night and Day Gen VI

From what I've noticed night starts at 8:00 PM but I haven't seen when it ends yet. Does anyone know?

Its on the article.
But anyways Twilight starts at 8pm, and then night at 9pm. After that dawn starts at 4am and day starts at 5am. So we get 6 hours of night, 1 hour of morning, 16 hours of day and finally 1 hour of twilight. Yamitora1 (talk) 14:55, 25 January 2014 (UTC)

Random events based on time/date?

I noticed that, in the time-specific events section, while it mentions things that always occur at certain times (like Espeon/Umbreon evolution) it makes no mention of things that occur differently each day each day (like Swarms, or Lottery Ticket numbers) nor of things that may happen (like the appearance of the Blend Master in Emerald). Is there another page for this? And if not, should the information be added here, or on a new page? Bookwyrm1357 06:30, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

I've compiled lists of daily events for almost all of the games in my userspace (RSE, DPPt, HGSS, BW, XY), and a couple of more senior users have marked most of them as mainspaceable. Perhaps it's time to merge them all together in the mainspace? —Minimiscience (talk) 22:16, 26 January 2014 (UTC)
I do tend to think that we should have one page for all cyclic/repeatable events, rather than splitting it between Time and Day (and maybe other places); it'd be much easier to keep track of things on one page. (Time and Day could perhaps even stay largely as is, but link to the larger page as the "main" article.)
I got sidetracked when I started researching Pokemon-Amie, but I also started a big page about repeatable items. (Instead of a bunch of text bullet points, I made a bunch of it visual/put it in tables.) I didn't put it to a userpage, though (mostly because, again, it's quite incomplete). Tiddlywinks (talk) 22:43, 26 January 2014 (UTC)

Regarding the Moon note

Is it really need in the table? I ask as it is already mention in the section above as, "Note that these times refer to the time on the 3DS's clock," among others and that it is redundant as all of the games in Generation VI and VII all are based on the 3DS time. Not to mention that we do not have a note for the Generation III games that time is tracked only by the clock in Littleroot and not by the appearance of the overworld. --Super goku (talk) 06:08, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

The place where the text specifically says the the times are based on the 3DS clock is not in the same place as the table you're referring to.
I think Moon's time is kind of weird all around and I don't currently know an overall clean way to handle it without confusion. Tiddlywinks (talk) 06:13, 29 December 2016 (UTC)
What I am referring to is the section above which is called "Generation VII" and uses the same times. But, I can see your point that we still need something in the same section as the note. So, since we already mention FireRed and LeafGreen by name just before the table, why not put the note in a new sentence in that same paragraph? At least it would keep the table cleaner and still provide the information that is needed. --Super goku (talk) 06:20, 30 December 2016 (UTC)

Moon day offset

The article currently says that "(e)vents that refresh daily still refresh when the 3DS's clock hits midnight (or noon in-game in Moon) and events that rely on the day of the week correleate to the day according to the 3DS's clock." I'm pretty sure that's incorrect (or at least incomplete/misleading), as I recall that I received new daily Beans in the Pokémon Center Café after noon 3DS time. Does anyone else recall? (But I'm not certain whether dotw changes at midnight in-game, so I might be trying to see how Island Scan is affected.) Nescientist (talk) 10:16, 29 December 2016 (UTC)

Altering the time in Sun and Moon

So I was playing Moon at 8pm after entering the Sun-based world to get rid of the inverted time when I suddenly realised that it was daytime in the game, when it should be night. Going to a cafe resulted in the barista informing me that the time in-universe was 16 o'clock or 4pm. Going to the Altar of the Sunne to return to my native world and going back caused the time to go back to being night when it should, but when I talked to the barista again I was informed that instead of it being 20 o'clock like it should, it was instead 18 o'clock. I don't know why, but instead of travelling worlds getting the game to use the opposite game's altar, lake and timeflow, it just does the first two and sets the time to the hour when the opposite time of day would begin. Is this the same for anybody else, and if so what the hell was Game Freak thinking? Azureprism (talk) 10:00, 3 January 2017 (UTC)

Change charge to reflect timezone

The chart given on the page is inaccurate to people that aren't in UTC. It should be changed to show time based on the viewers timezone, not UTC. Realicraft (talk) 19:15, 17 June 2018 (UTC)

I don't think showing the time according to users is possible. If you want to know the time according to your area, you can use a time converter.--ForceFire 05:28, 18 June 2018 (UTC)


When does Rockruff evolve into dusk lycanroc? Is it evening in US and morning in UM (the same time in real life) or in evening in both games, but two different times in real life?--Rocket Grunt (Report To Me) 17:52, 21 October 2019 (UTC)

time set on gba console

the article says "Because time-based evolutions are not present in Pokémon Fire Red and Leaf Green, Eevee cannot evolve into Espeon or Umbreon regardless of the time set on the console. however you can't set the time on a gba, also it doesn't mention Colosseum or XD which also lack time based evolutions Wild Starfish (talk) 21:23, 22 March 2020 (UTC) Wild Starfish (talk) 21:23, 22 March 2020 (UTC)

It mean in the game. Eevee won't evolve into the time based eeveelutions regardless of the time set in FRLG.--ForceFire 04:57, 23 March 2020 (UTC)
you can't set time in frlg though (also sorry for double discuss forgot to sign) Wild Starfish (talk) 05:04, 23 March 2020 (UTC) Wild Starfish (talk) 05:04, 23 March 2020 (UTC)

Pokémon Sword and Shield

The section for these games claims that "After the player becomes Champion, time is no longer pre-set". As someone who hasn't played them, that sounds rather ambiguous to me. So what happens after you become Champion? Does time and lighting start matching your system's clock like in previous games, or it becomes eternal daytime? Golden Trainer (talk) 18:44, 8 July 2020 (UTC)

It matches your system clock just like the wild area. -Pokeant (talk) 13:05, 9 July 2020 (UTC)

Pokémon LEGENDS: Arceus

We should mention that the time of day are morning, midday, evening, and nightfall. Question though, are evening and nightfall considered as night? Same with morning and midday as day? I haven't tried the Eeveelution method to see which time of day Eevee will evolve into Espeon and Umbreon. ReignBough (talk) 08:41, 11 February 2022 (UTC)

Aslo, Adaman mentioned that "Time started to move faster for Hisui when you arrived."ReignBough (talk) 16:43, 10 September 2022 (UTC)

Potential split?

Just wanna throw it out there, I have a feeling this page might benefit from a split, for it's kinda similar to weather (at least in my mind). Also, a page for morning/day/evening/night would give details for that time of day as a game mechanic first, then subdivided by game; whereas this page currently is structured the opposite, first subdividing by game, then by time of day/game mechanic, which feels less generic/useful.

I'm not sure, though, so I'd be interested to know what others think/feel. And if someone is willing to draft a page or two in their userspace, I'd be more than happy to have a look at it. Nescientist (talk) 11:44, 14 May 2023 (UTC)

I feel like this would have the opposite effect for the reader. Having all Time related information for a given game in one place is useful, I feel like it would be more difficult to digest for the reader if they have to open four different pages (Morning, Day, Evening, Night) to understand how the time mechanic works for any given game.
Weather is a different case because they're not all inherently connected in a consistent weather "cycle", and weather mechanics extend into in-battle effects more prominently than the time of day, which warrants documenting those effects individually for each type of weather, in the same way we document other in-battle "affects the whole field" effects like terrain, hazards, etc. Atrius97 (talk) 18:25, 14 May 2023 (UTC)
I wouldn't be opposed to each time of day having its own page to document any unique behavior/general behavior for each time of day, but I don't think it should be as a result of splitting the information from the Time page up. Atrius97 (talk) 19:22, 14 May 2023 (UTC)
Yeah I'd say the Time article is mostly fine as it is, but having separate articles for Morning, Day, Evening, and Night may still be useful. Landfish7 09:12, 15 May 2023 (UTC)