Pokemon GO Best Spawn Times for Pokemon

As you may be aware, we recently obtained a database containing 500 000 Pokemon sightings world wide. The data was collected using a third party tracking app and provided by a reddit user on /r/pokemongodev. Afterwards, we posted our initial data mining report and obtained additional data sets by two reddit users – kudos to ptchamp2016 and trizock.

We combined the data, analysed it multiple times to see if it checks out and here we are: a complete breakdown of Pokemon species encounters hour by hour. If you are reading this, we feel obliged to make sure you are aware of the following:

  • Encounter times are the same worldwide
    • Example: Sandshrew is globally more encountered from 01:00 to 05:00 than at other times of the day
  • Your local biome/spawn can change what Pokemon you get, but not the times when they are most likely to spawn
    • Example: even if you never get any Raichus in your neighborhood, it still doesn’t change the fact he still spawns mostly from 00:00 – 06:00
  • Even though this was a HUGE data set to mine, it’s still fairly small when compared to overall data that could be collected. If you happen to posses a nice data sight of Pokemon sightings, feel free to get in touch in the comment section.