I know you can find water Pokémon near water, and grass Pokémon near... well grass. But what about Ghost/Poison/Psychic (let's just say "GPP" for short) type Pokémon?

I heard a rumor that you can find GPP Pokémon at night, but the only GPP Pokémon I've caught have just been in random suburb areas during the daytime, along with grass type Pokémon. Is there a specific location where you can find GPP type Pokémon? Or are they just rare and randomly placed?


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I think you will find this link helpful: http://www.pokemongodb.net/2016/04/pokemon-go-types.html

It has a chart at the top showing what percentage of Kanto pokemon belong in each type. Below, it shows a list of all Pokemon in the game and after that there is a chart showing what type of Pokemon to expect in various Biomes.

Happy Hunting!

Possible Types


Boundaries, Landuse, Places, Roads, Transit, College, Commercial, Common, Footway, Hospital, Hotel, Library, Major Road, Minor Road, Pedestrian, Pitch, Playa, Recreation Area, Retail, Runway, School, Sports Center, Stadium, University


Landmass, Farm, Farmland, Farmyard, Forest, Garden, Golf Course, Grass, Meadow, Nature Reserve, Park, Path, Playground, Residential, Wood


Farm, Farmland, Farmyard, Forest, Garden, Golf Course, Grass, Nature Reserve, Park, Path, Playground, Wood


Water, Basin, Canal, Dock, Drain, Glacier, Lake, Ocean, Reservoir, River, Riverbank, Stream


Farm, Farmland, Farmyard, Forest, Garden, Grass, Nature Reserve, Park, Wood


Building, Landmass, Highway, Industrial, Parking, Quarry, Railway, Urban Area


Landmass, Ditch, Land, Parking, Playground, Railway, Taxiway, Urban Area


POIs, Cemetery, Place of Worship


Cemetery, Cinema, Theatre


Building, Railway















  • I suck at formatting lol, I couldn't figure out how to make a table. Do you know of a way to make it look prettier?
    – Sync
    Jul 15, 2016 at 16:28
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    Oh jeez, so fire Pokémon are all but nonexistent then?
    – jackwise
    Jul 15, 2016 at 17:38
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    While I really like this list, I don't think it is accurate when it comes to the Ghost type Pokemon. I've been in a graveyard and have not seen any Ghost type. But I have found a Ghastly off a city street, and a Haunter at my church. So it really seems that it's just random. But I'm still curious if they spawn anywhere in particular. Jul 15, 2016 at 18:19
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    Oh yeah, because everyone just has access to a freakin' glacier. =P
    – Sidney
    Jul 15, 2016 at 18:23
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    I'm also a bit skeptical about the pokemon types / locations. Hasn't exactly been true in my experience and I'm worried this website (or some other website, which this website got the info from) made it up or just did a lot of liberal conjecturing. Jul 18, 2016 at 2:25

Are there any other ghost types in Gen 1 besides the Gastly family? Anyways, I've found a few in urban locations and a few in suburbs. I have also heard that they are more common at night. I can't say for sure because I've largely been hunting in the evenings so my 'data' would be biased.

  • The only time I saw some Gastly was near a mall between 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.. Since I have only hunt was after 8:00 p.m., can't tell if they spawn at daytime.
    – Jouramie
    Jul 11, 2016 at 18:54
  • I saw one during the daytime on a Saturday, but it ran away before I could find it. Jul 14, 2016 at 15:48

The only current ghost type Pokémon are from generation 1 (the Gastly family - Gastly, Haunter, and Gengar). These can be caught at any time of day, although they are more likely to appear at night. I am not aware of any location restrictions for Ghost-type Pokémon at this time. Thanks to user Ellesedil for pointing this out with evidence of daytime appearance here.

Furthermore, there is no hard evidence that Gastlys (or other Pokémon) appear more often at night. Several sources (such as Polygon's guide) claim that Gastly spawns more frequently at night, but don't offer any source or evidence, so take this how you will. Personally I have seen two Gastlys at night and two during the early afternoon, so it is entirely possible that any night time relation is false.

Edit: After the edit to the question, my response is that there is no such delineation as "Purple Type" and that Psychic and Ghost are different types and have different spawning/location-time rules.

  • You seams to know what you are taking about. Do you have any sources or it's from personnal experience?
    – Jouramie
    Jul 11, 2016 at 19:01
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    It's on the website somewhere I believe - specifically mentioned as a "night-time" Pokémon, I'll update my response if I can find it.
    – turner
    Jul 11, 2016 at 19:03
  • Keep me updated with what you find @turner, I'm not sure if the game goes by the TCG or if the types are split up. Jul 11, 2016 at 19:41
  • @HunterTurner it uses the video game types (so geodude is rock/ground and not fighting) I don't know if it uses Gen 1 types or current types for things like Clefairy (which is fairy now, but used to be normal)
    – diego
    Jul 11, 2016 at 19:50
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    I don't think I agree with your "at night" timing, as I caught one at 6:25 this morning in a rural gas station parking lot. :P
    – Niro
    Jul 12, 2016 at 13:49

For Poison:

I've know 2 locations at my town that have a ton of Nidoran spawns.
Zubat apparently spawns everywhere, day or night.

For Psychic:

I know 1 location which spawns a lot of Abras, another location that spawns a lot of Drowzees. Also caught a random Jynx at one point. Drowzee is more an urban area while Abra is more grassland.

For Ghost:

I cannot say for sure, I've seen Ghastly in all places I went to, its just super rare. Also I've noticed that Ghastly shows up around 2x-3x at night.

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