Spawn location

A Pokémon's spawn location determines which environment(s) it can spawn in. This includes land, water, air, air persistent, and underground. Some Pokémon are able to spawn in multiple spawn locations.

Spawn location is not to be confused with spawn biome, which is another factor determining where Pokémon can spawn.

Note: Although several Pokémon cannot spawn naturally, these Pokémon are still affected by spawn location when spawned by Pixelmon spawners or if modified to spawn naturally through means such as Spawn of Psyduck.

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Land spawns

These Pokémon spawn on land. They will only spawn on dirt-based blocks (grass, dirt, mycelium, podzol), stone-based blocks (stone, cobblestone, ores, metal blocks, sandstone, gravel), sand, soul sand, leaves, snow, ice, and packed ice.

Water spawns

These Pokémon spawn in water.

Air spawns

Despite the name of the spawn location, air spawns are mostly the same as land spawns with regards to spawning. The only differences are related to movement AI and Pixelmon spawners.

Air persistent spawns

These Pokémon spawn in the air. However, they will only spawn directly above dirt-based blocks (grass, dirt, mycelium, podzol), stone-based blocks (stone, cobblestone, ores, metal blocks, sandstone, gravel), sand, soul sand, leaves, snow, ice, and packed ice.

Underground spawns

These Pokémon spawn in enclosed spaces such as caves. They spawn on dirt-based blocks (grass, dirt, mycelium, podzol) and stone-based blocks (stone, cobblestone, ores, metal blocks, sandstone, gravel).