Time of Day Effects - Pokémon Legends: Arceus
The time in the game is not affected by the time in the real world.
This means you can explore Hisui at nighttime even if it is in the middle of the day in your area.
You can change the time in the game by sleeping at a base camp or your home in Jubilife Village.
Players have the option to sleep for a short period until morning, midday, evening, or nightfall.
This allows you to encounter different pokemon that appear under specific time conditions.
Certain types of pokemon only appear in the daytime like Ponyta and Rapidash.
Similarly, a slew of pokemon traipse at night like Drifblim, Duskull, and Gastly.
Some Pokemon can evolve depending on what time of the day it is.
Certain requirements are necessary for your pokemon to evolve.
Like the level of friendship or different items you can equip with your pokemon.
When the sun is up, some types of pokemon can evolve.
Example: Munchlax can evolve into Snorlax if it levels up with high friendship during the daytime.
Other pokemon can also evolve at night.
Example: Equipped with a peat block, Ursaring can evolve into Ursaluna during a full moon.
Remember that the time of the day is only one of the factors that can help your pokemon evolve.
Also remember that the specific items and the level of friendship plays a part in your pokemon's evolution.