Incense Day: Type Shuffle

It’s Incense Day, travelers! A new type of event is starting to roll-out around the world. From 11:00 am – 5:00 pm local time on April 19, Incense will draw special Pokémon to you. Each hour of the event, a new type of Pokémon will be highlighted, rotating through Water, Fire, Grass, Psychic, Bug, and Ground types. Our researchers have set out (or stayed in) to bring you live data on what we’re seeing out in the field! Let’s check out what they’ve unearthed so far!

4/19/2020 21:00 UTC Update

From the data collected so far on over 8,900 Incense spawns, it appears that each hour will highlight exactly 10 species. Sentret will spawn during every hour, occupying a little more than a quarter of all spawns, and is accompanied by nine other species of the corresponding type. We’ve also recorded several Ditto during different hours (all from the expected disguises).

Here’s the raw data from what we’ve recorded so far. We also show the average number of spawns in one hour.

Water Hour (11am – 12pm)

Pokémon Count
(n=2,025)
Avg. Spawns
per Hour
Sentret 605 17.9
Mudkip 190 5.6
Poliwag 184 5.5
Psyduck 164 4.9
Tentacool 160 4.7
Totodile 158 4.7
Squirtle 151 4.5
Piplup 148 4.4
Spheal 137 4.1
Clamperl 126 3.7

 

Fire Hour (12pm – 1pm)

Pokémon Count
(n=1,814)
Avg. Spawns
per Hour
Sentret 536 17.7
Houndour 153 5.1
Ponyta 150 5.0
Torchic 150 5.0
Charmander 148 4.9
Vulpix 148 4.9
Chimchar 147 4.9
Cyndaquil 146 4.8
Growlithe 143 4.7
Litwick 93 3.1

 

Grass Hour (1pm – 2pm)

Pokémon Count
(n=1,109)
Avg. Spawns
per Hour
Sentret 347 20.7
Roselia 87 5.2
Turtwig 84 5.0
Treecko 79 4.7
Bulbasaur 77 4.6
Chikorita 75 4.5
Sunkern 74 4.4
Oddish 70 4.2
Lileep 59 3.5
Ferroseed 53 3.2

 

Psychic Hour (2pm – 3pm)

Pokémon Count
(n=1,398)
Avg. Spawns
per Hour
Sentret 411 17.6
Spoink 144 6.2
Slowpoke 116 5.0
Baltoy 109 4.7
Drowzee 109 4.7
Ralts 109 4.7
Exeggcute 108 4.6
Natu 106 4.5
Bronzor 103 4.4
Gothita 83 3.6

 

Bug Hour (3pm – 4pm)

Pokémon Count
(n=1,430)
Avg. Spawns
per Hour
Sentret 405 17.0
Weedle 125 5.3
Skorupi 121 5.1
Ledyba 119 5.0
Anorith 118 5.0
Caterpie 117 4.9
Venonat 114 4.8
Wurmple 114 4.8
Spinarak 111 4.7
Joltik 83 3.5

 

Ground Hour (4pm – 5pm)

Pokémon Count
(n=1,154)
Avg. Spawns
per Hour
Sentret 347 18.0
Diglett 112 5.8
Wooper 110 5.7
Geodude 94 4.9
Cubone 91 4.7
Barboach 89 4.6
Sandshrew 88 4.6
Onix 84 4.4
Hippopotas 78 4.1
Drilbur 61 3.2