Day & Night Cycle

Following on from Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and as a departure from prior Pokémon games, Pokémon Scarlet & Violet doesn't use a realtime clock but instead has its own day/night cycle. This cycle lasts 72 minutes and all effects in the game are tied to it. While some in-game elements are tied to the real-time clock such as Raid and Mass Outbreak resets, the majority of them are tied to this in-game cycle.

The time cycle doesn't alter much but does change certain spawns of Pokémon, as well as some evolutions only being available at those specific times. The Porto Marinada Auctions also refresh at sunrise each day

Unlike Pokémon Legends: Arceus, however, there is no way of forcing the time forwards to the next morning, day or night.

Day & Night Cycle

List of Time Cycle Durations

PictureTimeDuration
MorningMorning6 minutes
MorningDay30 minutes
MorningEvening6 minutes
MorningNight30 minutes

Pokémon Exclusive to Morning & Day

Note: The following list is referring to Paldea. Area Zero is not affected by Day/Night Spawns

Pic Name Type
Sunkern
Sunflora
Espeon
Ralts
Kirlia
Gardevoir
Starly
Staravia
Staraptor
Gallade
Lycanroc

Pokémon Exclusive to Evening

Pic Name Type
Lycanroc

Pokémon Exclusive to Night

Note: The following list is referring to Paldea. Area Zero is not affected by Day/Night Spawns

Pic Name Type
Venomoth
Gastly
Haunter
Umbreon
Murkrow
Misdreavus
Shuppet
Banette
Drifloon
Drifblim
Mismagius
Honchkrow
Lycanroc