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Hoenn Safari Zone

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Safari Zone サファリゾーン
Safari Zone
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Hoenn Safari Zone E.png
Map description: This amusement area provides a rich environment in which to catch many different kinds of Pokémon.
Location: North of Route 121
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III, VI
Hoenn Safari Zone Map.png
Location of Safari Zone in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

The Hoenn Safari Zone (Japanese: サファリゾーン Safari Zone) is a special Pokémon preserve where Trainers can enter to capture certain types of Pokémon. The entrance is on Hoenn's Route 121.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, this Safari Zone is only accessible to Trainers participating in the Safari Game. In a Safari Game, players may only use Safari Balls; rather than weaken them in battle, players must use non-conventional tactics to try and catch wild Pokémon. For PokémonDollar.png500, the player is granted entry and 30 Safari Balls.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the Safari Game has been removed, and players can enter the Safari Zone area without paying a fee. Pokémon found here are now collected through normal battles.

Geography

Certain areas can only be accessed with the Mach Bike, Acro Bike, or Surf; in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, some areas require both the Mach Bike and Acro Bike. In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, there are also smashable rocks, but they do not prevent progress and only facilitate encountering Pokémon. In Emerald, after the player obtains National Pokédex another area will open up to the east which contains many Johto Pokémon not found in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, with a pathway directly north of the entrance.

Areas

Hoenn Safari Zone numbered E.png
  • Area 1 houses the entrance.
  • Area 2 is directly west of Area 1.
  • Area 3 is directly north of Area 2. The Mach Bike is needed to get there.
  • Area 4 is directly north of Area 1. The Acro Bike is needed to get there.
  • Area 5 is directly east of Area 1. It is only accessible in Emerald, and only after the player has entered the Hall of Fame.
  • Area 6 is directly north of Area 5. It is only accessible in Emerald, and only after the player has entered the Hall of Fame.

Pokéblock feeders

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, there are Pokéblock feeders throughout the Safari Zone. The Pokéblock feeder will only have effect on grass patches and water tiles up to five steps away from the feeder; all wild Pokémon encountered in these tiles will have a Nature for which the Pokémon would be enthralled by it if an identical Pokéblock was thrown at it (or a random Nature if no such Nature exists). Only one Pokéblock may occupy a feeder, and the feeder's effect disappears after 100 steps are taken.

Safari Game

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, this Safari Zone is only accessible to Trainers participating in the Safari Game. In a Safari Game, players may only use Safari Balls; rather than weaken them in battle, players must use non-conventional tactics to try and catch wild Pokémon. There are four options on the battle screen: throw a Safari Ball, throw a Pokéblock, go near, and run away. Throwing Pokéblocks makes a Pokémon less likely to run, but makes it harder to catch; while going near does the reverse, making it easier to catch but more likely to run.

Players have to option to approach wild Pokémon to influence the catch rate of wild Pokémon to make them easier to catch, referred to as the "catch factor". Furthermore, there is an "escape factor", which represents the probability that a Pokémon will escape the following turn. At the start of an encounter, the catch factor starts at 100/1275 of the Pokémon's catch rate, rounded down (if this is lower than 1, this will be set to 1), while the escape factor starts at 3.

Depending on the action taken, the catch and escape factors are modified as follows (neither factor may increase to more than 20 nor decrease to less than 1):

Action Catch factor Escape factor
Go Near the first time Increase by 3 Increase by 4
Go Near the second time Increase by 2 Increase by 4
Go Near each subsequent time Increase by 1 Increase by 4
Throwing a Pokéblock the first time, and the Pokémon is enthralled No change Decrease by 5
Throwing a Pokéblock the second time, and the Pokémon is enthralled No change Decrease by 3
Throwing a Pokéblock each subsequent time, and the Pokémon is enthralled No change Decrease by 2
Throwing a Pokéblock the first time, and the Pokémon is curious No change Decrease by 3
Throwing a Pokéblock the second time, and the Pokémon is curious No change Decrease by 2
Throwing a Pokéblock each subsequent time, and the Pokémon is curious No change Decrease by 1

Throwing a Pokéblock that the Pokémon completely ignores has no effect. A Pokémon is enthralled by a Pokéblock if its preferred flavor dominates its disliked flavor, while a Pokémon completely ignores it if its disliked flavor dominates its preferred flavor. If both preferred and disliked flavors are equal (including if neither are present), the Pokémon is curious about the Pokéblock.

If a player chooses to throw a Safari Ball, the catch factor is multiplied by 1275/100 (rounded down) to obtain the modified catch rate. At the end of a turn, a randomly generated value from 0 to 99 is obtained, and if this value is less than 5 times the escape factor, the Pokémon escapes.

These numbers translate to a 5% change in probability of escaping for every unit change (plus or minus 1) in the escape factor, with an initial 15% chance of escape; and approximately a 2.5% change in probability of capture for every unit change in the capture factor, with an initial capture probability of approximately catch rate/510 rounded down to the nearest multiple of 0.025 (2.5%), or 0.025 if it would be less.

Items

Area 1

Item Location Games
Bag Protein Sprite.png Protein Southwest of the Area, in the southwest corner of the first hill with a muddy slope (requires Mach Bike)  OR  AS 
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium South of Area 1 pond, east of a patch of long grass (requires Acro Bike and Surf)  OR  AS 

Area 2

Item Location Games
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive Far southwest of the Area, beyond the pond (requires Surf)  R  S  E 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive Far southwest of the Area, beyond the pond (requires Acro Bike and Surf)  OR  AS 

Area 3

Item Location Games
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 (SolarBeam) Far northeast of the area, beyond the pond (requires Surf and Mach Bike)  R  S  E 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget Far north of the Area, east of the pond (requires Mach Bike)  OR  AS 
Bag Big Pearl Sprite.png Big Pearl On the hill with muddy slopes south of the Area 3 pond (requires Mach Bike)  OR  AS 
Bag Absolite Sprite.png Absolite In the northeast corner of the cliff south of the long grass patch, accessed via the Acro Bike railway (requires Acro Bike)  OR  AS 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy In the northeast-most corner of the Safari Zone (requires Acro Bike) (hidden)  OR  AS 

Area 4

Item Location Games
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium In the far northwest part of the area (requires Acro Bike)  R  S  E 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Far southeast of the Area, in a section isolated from the rest of the Area accessible only from Area 1 (hidden)  OR  AS 
Bag Ultra Ball Sprite.png Ultra Ball Far north of the Area, across the Area 3 pond, at the northeast of the Area 4 pond (requires Mach Bike and Surf) (hidden)  OR  AS 
Bag TM Grass VI Sprite.png TM22 (Solar Beam) North of the Area, on the bank east of the Area 4 pond (requires Mach Bike and Surf)  OR  AS 

Area 5

Item Location Games
Bag PP Up Sprite.png PP Up Three squares south of the southernmost Pokéblock stand (hidden)  E 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore In the furthest southeast patch of grass (hidden)  E 
Bag Big Pearl Sprite.png Big Pearl East in a patch of grass beyond the top of the waterfall  E 

Area 6

Item Location Games
Bag Rare Candy Sprite.png Rare Candy In the southeast portion of the area there is a 2×3 patch of light green grass in the lower right portion of it (hidden)  E 
Bag Zinc Sprite.png Zinc In a small nook among the wall in the rocky path to the north (hidden)  E 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget Between two ledges at the end of the rocky path to the west  E 

Pokémon

Generation III

Area 1

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
025 Pikachu
R S E
Grass Grass
25, 27 5%
043 Oddish
R S E
Grass Grass
25, 27 40%
044 Gloom
R S E
Grass Grass
25 5%
084 Doduo
R S E
Grass Grass
25 10%
177 Natu
R S E
Grass Grass
25 10%
203 Girafarig
R S E
Grass Grass
25, 27 20%
202 Wobbuffet
R S E
Grass Grass
27, 29 10%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Area 2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
025 Pikachu
R S E
Grass Grass
25, 27 5%
043 Oddish
R S E
Grass Grass
25, 27 40%
044 Gloom
R S E
Grass Grass
25 5%
084 Doduo
R S E
Grass Grass
27 10%
177 Natu
R S E
Grass Grass
25 10%
203 Girafarig
R S E
Grass Grass
25, 27 20%
202 Wobbuffet
R S E
Grass Grass
27, 29 10%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
R S E
Surfing Surfing
20-35 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 30%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 70%
118 Goldeen
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 40%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 60%
118 Goldeen
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 80%
119 Seaking
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-40 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Area 3

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
043 Oddish
R S E
Grass Grass
27, 29 30%
044 Gloom
R S E
Grass Grass
29, 31 15%
084 Doduo
R S E
Grass Grass
27, 29 15%
085 Dodrio
R S E
Grass Grass
29, 31 5%
111 Rhyhorn
R S E
Grass Grass
27, 29 30%
127 Pinsir
R S E
Grass Grass
27, 29 5%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
R S E
Surfing Surfing
20-35 95%
055 Golduck
R S E
Surfing Surfing
25-40 5%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 30%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 70%
118 Goldeen
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 40%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 60%
118 Goldeen
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 80%
119 Seaking
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-40 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Area 4

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
043 Oddish
R S E
Grass Grass
27-29 30%
044 Gloom
R S E
Grass Grass
29, 31 15%
177 Natu
R S E
Grass Grass
27, 29 15%
178 Xatu
R S E
Grass Grass
29, 31 5%
214 Heracross
R S E
Grass Grass
27, 29 5%
231 Phanpy
R S E
Grass Grass
27, 29 30%
Rock Smash
074 Geodude
R S E
Rock Smash Rock Smash
5-30 100%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Area 5

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
163 Hoothoot
R S E
Grass Grass
35 5%
167 Spinarak
R S E
Grass Grass
33 10%
179 Mareep
R S E
Grass Grass
34, 36 30%
190 Aipom
R S E
Grass Grass
34 10%
191 Sunkern
R S E
Grass Grass
33, 35 30%
207 Gligar
R S E
Grass Grass
37, 40 5%
209 Snubbull
R S E
Grass Grass
34 5%
234 Stantler
R S E
Grass Grass
36, 39 5%
Surfing
183 Marill
R S E
Surfing Surfing
25-35 39%
194 Wooper
R S E
Surfing Surfing
25-30 60%
195 Quagsire
R S E
Surfing Surfing
35-40 1%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
25-30 30%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
25-30 70%
118 Goldeen
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25-30 20%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25-30 60%
223 Remoraid
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
30-35 20%
118 Goldeen
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-30 40%
223 Remoraid
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 59%
224 Octillery
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
35-40 1%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Area 6

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
163 Hoothoot
R S E
Grass Grass
35 5%
165 Ledyba
R S E
Grass Grass
33 10%
190 Aipom
R S E
Grass Grass
33, 35 30%
191 Sunkern
R S E
Grass Grass
34 10%
204 Pineco
R S E
Grass Grass
34 5%
216 Teddiursa
R S E
Grass Grass
34, 36 30%
228 Houndour
R S E
Grass Grass
36, 39 5%
241 Miltank
R S E
Grass Grass
37, 40 5%
Rock Smash
213 Shuckle
R S E
Rock Smash Rock Smash
20-40 100%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Generation VI

Area 1

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
025 Pikachu
OR AS
Grass Grass
28, 30 20%
044 Gloom
OR AS
Grass Grass
28-30 30%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Grass Grass
27, 29 20%
084 Doduo
OR AS
Grass Grass
28-30 30%
Long grass
044 Gloom
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28-30 30%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
27, 29 20%
084 Doduo
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28-30 30%
203 Girafarig
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28, 30 20%
DexNav exclusive
014 Kakuna
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
017 Pidgeotto
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
427 Buneary
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
Horde Encounters
043 Oddish
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 35%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 5%
084 Doduo
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 60%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Surfing Surfing
20, 25, 30 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 35%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10, 15 65%
118 Goldeen
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 35%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 65%
119 Seaking
OR AS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30, 35, 40 100%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Area 2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
044 Gloom
OR AS
Grass Grass
28-30 30%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Grass Grass
27, 29 20%
084 Doduo
OR AS
Grass Grass
28-30 30%
178 Xatu
OR AS
Grass Grass
28, 30 20%
Long grass
044 Gloom
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28-30 30%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
27, 29 20%
084 Doduo
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28-30 30%
202 Wobbuffet
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28, 30 20%
DexNav exclusive
014 Kakuna
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
017 Pidgeotto
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
427 Buneary
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
Horde Encounters
043 Oddish
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 35%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 5%
084 Doduo
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 60%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Surfing Surfing
20, 25, 30 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 35%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10, 15 65%
118 Goldeen
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 35%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 65%
119 Seaking
OR AS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30, 35, 40 100%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Area 3

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
044 Gloom
OR AS
Grass Grass
28-30 30%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Grass Grass
27, 29 20%
084 Doduo
OR AS
Grass Grass
28-30 30%
111 Rhyhorn
OR AS
Grass Grass
28, 30 20%
Long grass
044 Gloom
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28-30 30%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
27, 29 20%
084 Doduo
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28-30 30%
214 Heracross
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28, 30 20%
DexNav exclusive
014 Kakuna
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
017 Pidgeotto
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
427 Buneary
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
Horde Encounters
043 Oddish
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 35%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 5%
084 Doduo
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 60%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Surfing Surfing
20, 25, 30 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 35%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10, 15 65%
118 Goldeen
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 35%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 65%
119 Seaking
OR AS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30, 35, 40 100%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Area 4

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
044 Gloom
OR AS
Grass Grass
28-30 30%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Grass Grass
27, 29 20%
084 Doduo
OR AS
Grass Grass
28-30 30%
232 Donphan
OR AS
Grass Grass
28, 30 20%
Long grass
044 Gloom
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28-30 30%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
27, 29 20%
084 Doduo
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28-30 30%
127 Pinsir
OR AS
BW Long Grass Sp.png Tall grass
28, 30 20%
DexNav exclusive
014 Kakuna
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
017 Pidgeotto
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
427 Buneary
OR AS
Grass Grass
30  ??%
Horde Encounters
043 Oddish
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 35%
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 5%
084 Doduo
OR AS
Grass Grass
15 60%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
OR AS
Surfing Surfing
20, 25, 30 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 35%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10, 15 65%
118 Goldeen
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 35%
129 Magikarp
OR AS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
25 65%
119 Seaking
OR AS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
30, 35, 40 100%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Layout

Version Original Expanded
Ruby Hoenn Safari Zone RS.png
Sapphire
Emerald Hoenn Safari Zone E.png
 

Trivia


Safari Zones
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