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Day Night Cycle Guide

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Check out this guide about Day and Night Cycle in Pokemon Sword and Shield! Know how to change time, how it affects the game, & more!

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Is There A Day & Night Cycle?

Cycles In The Wild Area

Battle In Wild Areas For EXP And New Pokemon!

There is a day and night cycle present in the Wild Area & it is directly affected by your Switch's system clock.

Check Out The Wild Area Guide Here!

Story-Only For Cities & Routes

Night Time Hammerlocke

Cities and Routes also have a day and night cycle. However, it cycles and changes only during specific story events.

Effects Of Day / Night Cycle

Time Affects The Appearance Of Pokemon

Wild Area

A number of Pokemon only appear during a specific time of the day, some appear at night while some only during the day. Know when the Pokemon that you want is going to appear before you go to the Wild Area!

Day & Night Affects Some Pokemon's Evolution

To be able to get a certain Pokemon, you need to evolve them only at a specific time of the day. This also requires having a High Friendship with them for them to evolve.

Check Out The List Of Pokemon With Special Evolutions Here!

Pokemon That Evolve Only In Daytime

PokemonTypeHow To Get
LucarioNo.299
Lucario
Fighting Icon
Steel
Evolves By Leveling Up Riolu With High Friendship In Day Time.
EspeonNo.200
Espeon
PsychicEvolves By Leveling Up Eevee With High Friendship In Day Time.

Pokemon That Evolve Only At Night

PokemonTypeHow To Get
UmbreonNo.201
Umbreon
darkEvolves By Leveling Up Eevee With High Friendship In Night Time.
WeavileNo.293
Weavile
dark
Ice
Evolves By Leveling Up Sneasel With Razor Claw In Night Time
FrosmothNo.350
Frosmoth
Ice
bug
Evolves By Leveling Up Snom With High Friendship In Night Time
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