‘Pokemon Go’ Generation 2 Biomes: Where the New Pokemon Spawn

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Pokemon Go is available for iOS and Android devices. (Niantic)

Over 80 new Pokemon have been released in Pokemon Go.

The second generation of Pokemon made their debut in the game last week, and players have slowly been getting a better sense of where the new creatures spawn and how common or rare they are. As was the case with the first generation, Pokemon typically spawn at a higher frequency in specific biomes, areas of the real world that are associated with that type of Pokemon.

For some Pokemon, it’s fairly obvious what areas that type will be associated with. With water Pokemon, for instance, spawns will occur at a higher frequency near water, and with grass Pokemon, spawns will occur near grassy areas.

For others types, it’s a bit more unclear. With “normal” Pokemon, for instance, spawns can occur basically anywhere, but they seem to happen at a slightly higher frequency near residential areas. With the second generation, there is also an entirely new Pokemon type: dark Pokemon, a category that comprises Umbreon, Murkrow, Sneasel, Houndour, Houndoom, and Tyranitar. At this time, nobody is really sure what a “dark” biome is, although it appears that these Pokemon spawn more frequently at night.

The following chart breaks down the Pokemon type for each generation two species and identifies what areas in the real world that type of Pokemon can typically be found. In addition, if you’re hunting for a specific creature, you can also make use of The Silph Road’s nest atlas, a map identifying areas where the same species of Pokemon spawns at a very high frequency.

Pokemon Type Typically Found Near
Chikorita Grass Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Bayleef Grass Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Meganium Grass Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Cyndaquil Fire Residential Areas, Places With Warm/Dry Climate
Quilava Fire Residential Areas, Places With Warm/Dry Climate
Typhlosion Fire Residential Areas, Places With Warm/Dry Climate
Totodile Water Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors, Docks
Croconaw Water Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors, Docks
Feraligatr Water Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors, Docks
Sentret Normal Residential Areas
Furret Normal Residential Areas
Hoothoot Normal Residential Areas
Noctowl Normal Residential Areas
Ledyba Bug Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Ledian Bug Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Spinarak Bug & Poison Parks, Gardens, Forests, Grassy Areas & Wetlands
Ariados Bug & Poison Parks, Gardens, Forests, Grassy Areas & Wetlands
Crobat Poison & Flying Wetlands, Lakes & Ponds
Chinchou Water & Electric Schools, Industrial Areas & Beaches, Lakes & Rivers
Lanturn Water & Electric Schools, Industrial Areas & Beaches, Lakes & Rivers
Pichu Electric Schools & Industrial Areas
Cleffa Normal Residential Areas
Igglybuff Normal Residential Areas
Togepi Normal Residential Areas
Togetic Normal Residential Areas
Natu Psychic Hospitals & Residential Areas
Xatu Psychic Hospitals & Residential Areas
Mareep Electric Schools & Industrial Areas
Flaaffy Electric Schools & Industrial Areas
Ampharos Electric Schools & Industrial Areas
Bellossom Grass Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Marill Water Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors, Docks
Azumarill Water Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors, Docks
Sudowoodo Rock Shopping Malls, Parking Lots, Farmlands, Hiking Trails
Politoed Water Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors, Docks
Hoppip Grass Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Skiploom Grass Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Jumpluff Grass Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Aipom Normal Residential Areas
Sunkern Grass Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Sunflora Grass Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Yanma Bug Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Wooper Water & Ground Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Parks & Farmlands
Quagsire Water & Ground Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Parks & Farmlands
Espeon Psychic Hospitals & Residential Areas
Umbreon Dark TBD, But They Spawn More Frequently at Night
Murkrow Dark TBD, But They Spawn More Frequently at Night
Slowking Water & Psychic Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors & Hospitals
Misdreavus Ghost Residential Areas & Churches
Unown Psychic Hospitals & Residential Areas
Wobbuffet Psychic Hospitals & Residential Areas
Girafarig Normal & Psychic Hospitals & Residential Areas
Pineco Bug Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Forretress Bug & Steel Parks, Gardens, Forests, Grassy Areas & Train Stations
Dunsparce Normal Residential Areas
Gligar Ground Farmlands, Parks & Playgrounds
Steelix Steel & Ground Train Stations, Farmlands, Parks & Playgrounds
Snubbull Normal Residential Areas
Granbull Normal Residential Areas
Qwilfish Water & Poison Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans & Wetlands
Scizor Bug & Steel Parks, Gardens, Forests, & Grassy Areas
Shuckle Bug & Rock Parks, Gardens, Forests, Farmlands, Hiking Trails
Heracross Bug & Fighting Parks, Gardens, Forests, Grassy Areas & Gyms
Sneasel Dark & Ice Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Grassy Areas, Snowy Areas
Teddiursa Normal Residential Areas
Ursaring Normal Residential Areas
Slugma Fire Residential Areas, Places With Warm/Dry Climate
Magcargo Fire Residential Areas, Places With Warm/Dry Climate
Swinub Ice & Ground Parks, Farmlands, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Grassy Areas
Piloswine Ice & Ground Parks, Farmlands, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Grassy Areas
Corsola Water & Rock Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors & Farmlands
Remoraid Water Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors, Docks
Octillery Water Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors, Docks
Delibird Ice & Flying Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Grassy Areas, Snowy Areas
Mantine Water & Flying Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors, Docks
Skarmory Steel & Flying Train Stations, Large Buildings
Houndour Dark & Fire Residential Areas, Places With Warm/Dry Climate, At Night
Houndoom Dark & Fire Residential Areas, Places With Warm/Dry Climate, At Night
Kingdra Water & Dragon Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors & Golf Courses
Phanpy Ground Farmlands, Parks & Playgrounds
Donphan Ground Farmlands, Parks & Playgrounds
Porygon2 Normal Residential Areas
Stantler Normal Residential Areas
Smeargle Normal Residential Areas
Tyrogue Fighting Gyms, Stadiums, Residential Areas
Hitmontop Fighting Gyms, Stadiums, Residential Areas
Smoochum Ice & Psychic Lakes, Rivers, Oceans & Hospitals
Elekid Electric Schools & Industrial Areas
Magby Fire Residential Areas, Places With Warm/Dry Climate
Miltank Normal Residential Areas
Blissey Normal Residential Areas
Raikou Electric Schools & Industrial Areas
Entei Fire Residential Areas, Places With Warm/Dry Climate
Suicune Water Beaches, Lakes, Rivers, Oceans, Harbors, Docks
Larvitar Rock & Ground Shopping Malls, Parking Lots, Farmlands, Hiking Trails
Pupitar Rock & Ground Shopping Malls, Parking Lots, Farmlands, Hiking Trails
Tyranitar Rock & Dark Shopping Malls, Parking Lots, Farmlands, At Night
Lugia Psychic & Flying Hospitals & Residential Areas at Night
Ho-Oh Fire & Flying Residential Areas, Places With Warm/Dry Climate
Celebi Psychic & Grass Hospitals, Residential Areas, Parks, Forests & Grassy Areas