The world affects the Pokemon you receive on Pokemon Go, so it’s only natural to question if the weather does as well. Below we’ll share a list of the Pokemon that you can find in adverse weather.
What kind of weather affects Pokemon Go?
Rain and lighting appear to affect the Pokemon that are available in your area on Pokemon Go. Heat and wind may also affect available Pokemon, although we have not been able to confirm this yet.
The latest Pokemon Go craze has led people to go out running into the rain in search for Pokemon. Other than the climate of your area effecting your Pokemon availability, it turns out that the weather does affect the spawn points of Pokemon you can catch in Pokemon Go.
When it rains in your area, Pokemon Go will generate more spawn points for water-type Pokemon. That means, when it rains you are able to catch Pokemon like Poliwag or Psyduck. It also appears that during lightning storms, it is possible to catch some electric Pokemon like Electabuzz. Luckily for our safety, the electric Pokemon can still be caught during a non-lighting rain storm.
It still isn’t clear whether other weather conditions like extreme heat or wind will lead to changes in the Pokemon that are available in your area. But we do know that based on your location biome (i.e. Desert, Forest area) the various Pokemon you can spot changes. If you do spot any other weather condition specific changes, please let us know on our Pokemon forums.
What Pokemon Appear in the Rain in Pokemon Go?
The following Pokemon are the possible Pokemon you can catch in the rain and lightning storms on Pokemon Go: