Pokemon Spawn Rate is one of the calculations that’s not known to anyone even after the decoding of the game as this is setup programmatically from the Niantic servers. The Spawn Rate in Pokemon GO is the reason why you see all those Rattattas, Pidgeys and Caterpies all the time instead of Pokemons like Dratini, Squirtle and other rare ones. 

We created this chart with data taken from Poke Radar’s prediction  algorithm dataset. All percentages are calculated on a rolling 1 week period across approximately 100 million historical data points for the highest degree of accuracy. All the credit goes to the awesome developers of Poke Radar who compiled this complete dataset. After some research, we can confirm that the dataset is highly accurate as claimed by the awesome guys at Poke Radar.

Spawn times are the same for all time zones and are expressed in local time. We are working on an illustration of best times to hunt, stay tuned for updates. Check our Best Spawn Time tool also!

Pokemon GO Spawn Rate Chart

  • Bob

    Please post times in 24h format. The rest of the world is watching!

    • Chris

      It is in 24hr format. It’s also specific to the area you are looking at it in as stated at the top.

    • asgth th

      is it edited or did you misread it? it is in a 24h format (at least on my side)

    • Time zone

      Agreed. Or at least what “local time” is for the author. We can convert to our local time if we knew which time zone he was in.

    • life is shitty

      it’s military time just subtract 12 that’s all

  • Bruce Wayne

    WOW this is super useful!

  • eliasisc00l

    Please give me a charizard

  • Oblek

    You spelled venusaur wrong.

  • Steve

    What geographical area was used?
    Are we talking Big Cities, Suburban, Rural? So far this has been nowhere near accurate….Not everyone lives in big cities. Spawn rates for uncommon/rare Pokémon in my area is so random that I can only nail down spawn hours for uncommon ones.

  • I just made an interactive data viz off of this data, to make it more accessible and useful to people:

    pokemongohub.net – if you’d like to know how to make these yourself, let me know and I’d be happy to show you

  • Bob

    That is 24 hour format dingus

  • Fahim

    Please add IST Indian Standard Time as well that will be a great help….

  • Nikos

    So you’re saying that Mr.Mime has the same rate with Charizard? No way! I have like 7-10 Mr.Mimes and i see them all the time nearby and i’ve never ecountered a single Charizard or even had it nearby

    • That’s because Mr.Mime is exclusive to Europe while Charizard can spawn anywhere

  • Itachi

    Can you make it so that I can change how I look at the data, ascending and descending order for times

  • Anon

    This is so useful! Definitely bookmarking it!

  • Kametrin

    Well… Most of the pokemons that I would get excited about should spawn around 4 o’clock at night then.
    So my working hours are not like usual so I am often outside around that time. Not only I do not see anything good at that time, I even feel like there is nothing going on at that time from like 2 to 6. Never ever catched something cool (even with helping items), nor do I get a lot of common ones.

    Could be because I live in a small town… sometimes when I watch YouTube I could cry so hard. There simply is not even one spot for rares in a distance of 60 km here.

  • You should include the average total spawns per second (or minute) in your research so players can get an idea of how often (in time) these pokemon spawn.

    For example, lets say 10000 pokemon spawn per second, that would mean that Dragonair (with a spawn probability of 0.02%) spawns 2 times in the world every second.

    Also, you should state that those probabilities mean how often the selected pokemon spawns divided by the number of total pokemon spawns per second/minute/hour..

    Other than that, I think this is great research, very good idea the fact that you’re including “Most Active Spawn Time”.

    Props to you and to Poke Radar

  • nice

  • commenter

    What about the fact that Poke Radar is stealing data from Go Radar, huh? Is that Ok?
    Do you remember when at some point Poke Radar stopped showing data at all? It’s because Go radar changes their API. I guess they didn’t get the message because they’re doing it again.

  • Knivhippie

    What does distribution of spawn times actually look like and how do you determine most active time?

  • Damian

    Does anybody know if the most active times certain kinds of Pokémon spawn adapt to the time zone you’re in?

  • Isabella

    Ok, local time. Genious.

  • Lucas

    the local time you’re using its from where?

  • Joe

    This is highly accurate. Found a Charizard as a result!

  • Thomas

    Please translate in french. Or add picture of pokemon to help all peaple

  • Marcy

    1am-12pm states the exact time. But starting at 1pm the time is 13:00 then count from there so 11pm is considered 23:00

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