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Kanto Safari Zone

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Safari Zone サファリゾーン
Safari Zone
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
FL Safari Zone.png
Map description: An amusement park outside Fuchsia City where many rare Pokémon can be observed in the wild. Catch them in a popular game!FRLG
Location: North of Fuchsia City
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, III
Kanto Safari Zone Map.png
Location of Safari Zone in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Kanto Safari Zone (Japanese: サファリゾーン Safari Zone) is a special Pokémon preserve in Kanto where Trainers can enter to capture certain types of Pokémon in. It is owned by Baoba.

For PokémonDollar.png500, the player will receive 30 Safari Balls. With a large area to cover in 500 steps, Trainers must plan out their destination so as to arrive in time to capture all the Pokémon they want.

During Generation I and Generation III, however, a sweepstakes is taking place to find a hidden house deep in the Safari Zone, called the Secret House. The winner of the sweepstakes receives HM03 (Surf).

When a wild Pokémon appears, no Pokémon may be sent out to battle it: catching Pokémon here, as in all Safari Zones, requires sheer luck. There are four options in the battle screen: Throw a Safari Ball, throw Bait, throw a Rock, and run away. Throwing Bait makes a Pokémon less likely to run, but makes it harder to catch; while throwing a Rock does the reverse, making it easier to catch but more likely to run. If the player takes too long to catch the Pokémon, it will automatically run away.

In Generation II, the Safari Zone has closed down while Baoba takes a vacation. In the contemporaneous Generation IV games, he has opened another one in Johto. Kanto's Pal Park can instead be found in this location.

Details

As with other Safari Zones, Pokémon are made easier or harder to capture by modifying the Pokémon's catch rate. Pokémon can be in any of three states - angry, eating or neutral - with the angry state making them more likely to run but the eating state making them less likely to.

Generation I

At the start of an encounter, two counters - an "angry counter" and an "eating counter" - are set to 0. Whenever Bait is thrown, the angry counter is reset while the eating counter increases by a random value between 1 and 5 (but to no more than 255). The opposite occurs if a Rock is thrown: the eating counter is reset and the angry counter increases on the same basis. The catch rate is doubled (to no more than 255) whenever a Rock is thrown, but halved (rounded down) whenever Bait is thrown.

At the end of each turn, if either the angry or eating counter is nonzero, it is decreased by 1; if the angry counter is decreased to 0, the modified catch rate resets to the Pokémon's initial catch rate. A random value between 0 and 255 inclusive is generated, and if this is less than half of the Pokémon's Speed rounded down (if the Pokémon is eating), double the Speed (if the Pokémon is in a neutral state), or four times the Speed (if the Pokémon is angry), the Pokémon escapes. A Pokémon will also always escape if its Speed is 128 or more, even if it is eating.

SAFARI GAME
POKéMON-U-CATCH!

Generation III

The Safari Zone mechanics were overhauled to more closely resemble that of the Hoenn Safari Zone. Like it, there is an additional "catch factor" that begins at 100/1275 of the Pokémon's catch rate (rounded down). Each species of Pokémon also has its own "escape rate", unlike in the Hoenn Safari Zone, which is never modified.

Like Generation I, a Pokémon will be angry or eating whenever Bait or Rocks are thrown. If Bait is thrown, it will be "eating" for 2-6 turns, during which the catch factor is halved. If Rocks are thrown, it will be "angry" for 2-6 turns, during which the catch factor is doubled. Being "angry" or "eating" is mutually exclusive, though modifications to the catch factors will stack (reverting to its original value whenever the Pokémon is neither "angry" nor "eating"). Whenever a Safari Ball is thrown, the catch factor is converted back to a catch rate by multiplying by 1275/100 and rounding down.

At the end of a turn, a random number from 0 to 99 is generated, and is compared to 5 times its "modified escape factor": 1275/100 of the escape rate (rounded down), which is doubled if the Pokémon is "angry" or quartered (rounded down) if the Pokémon is "eating". If the random value is less, the Pokémon escapes.

SAFARI ZONE
WARDEN'S HOME

Closing notices

In Generation II, the sign outside the Safari Zone contains a notice about it being closed in that reads:

The WARDEN is
traveling abroad.
Therefore, the
SAFARI ZONE is
closed.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the sign informs that since the Safari Zone is closed, the facility houses Pal Park instead.

There's a notice here...
The Safari Zone is closed.
Instead, we have Pal Park.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Safari Ball Sprite.png Safari Ball ×30 Safari Game; cannot be kept  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Nugget Sprite.png Nugget Entrance; on the island (requires Surf)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Leaf Stone Sprite.png Leaf Stone ×2
  • Entrance area, on the island (requires Surf) (hidden)
  • Area 1; on the upper pathway near the rest house
 FR  LG 
Bag Carbos Sprite.png Carbos Area 1; on the northern portion of the large mountain  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM37 (Egg Bomb) Area 1; in the grass jutting out over the water  R  B  Y 
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 (Sunny Day) Area 1; on the ledge besides the pond  FR  LG 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion Area 1; far west of the small mountain  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Full Restore Sprite.png Full Restore Area 1; near the rest house  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM40 (Skull Bash) Area 2; on the lower pathway near the rest house  R  B  Y 
Bag Protein Sprite.png Protein Area 2; on the upper pathway near the rest house  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM47 (Steel Wing) Area 2; besides a tree west of the rest house  FR  LG 
Bag Quick Claw Sprite.png Quick Claw Area 2; on a grassless patch in the middle of the area  FR  LG 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive Area 3; in a corner at the southeast base of the mountain  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Max Potion Sprite.png Max Potion Area 3; in the grass at the southwest base of the mountain  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Gold Teeth Sprite.png Gold Teeth Area 3; south of the sign asking to find them  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 (Double Team) Area 3; southeast of the Secret House  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Area 3; on the southeast statue near the Secret House (hidden)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
Bag HM Water Sprite.png HM03 (Surf) Area 3; from the man in the Secret House  R  B  Y  FR  LG 

Pokémon

Generation I

Entrance

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
22 20%
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
14 20%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
22 20%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
36 20%
102 Exeggcute
R B Y
Grass Grass
24-25 20%
102 Exeggcute
R B Y
Grass Grass
24 15%
111 Rhyhorn
R B Y
Grass Grass
25 20%
111 Rhyhorn
R B Y
Grass Grass
20 10%
048 Venonat
R B Y
Grass Grass
22 15%
033 Nidorino
R B Y
Grass Grass
31 10%
033 Nidorino
R B Y
Grass Grass
31 5%
033 Nidorino
R B Y
Grass Grass
23 10%
030 Nidorina
R B Y
Grass Grass
31 5%
030 Nidorina
R B Y
Grass Grass
31 10%
047 Parasect
R B Y
Grass Grass
30 5%
047 Parasect
R B Y
Grass Grass
27-32 15%
046 Paras
R B Y
Grass Grass
27 5%
123 Scyther
R B Y
Grass Grass
23 4%
127 Pinsir
R B Y
Grass Grass
23 4%
114 Tangela
R B Y
Grass Grass
22 4%
113 Chansey
R B Y
Grass Grass
23 1%
113 Chansey
R B Y
Grass Grass
7 1%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5-10 70%
054 Psyduck
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
079 Slowpoke
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
098 Krabby
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
147 Dratini
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
147 Dratini
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
10 20%
148 Dragonair
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 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 1

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
24 20%
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
24 5%
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
21 20%
102 Exeggcute
R B Y
Grass Grass
23-25 20%
102 Exeggcute
R B Y
Grass Grass
22-26 20%
084 Doduo
R B Y
Grass Grass
26 20%
046 Paras
R B Y
Grass Grass
22 15%
033 Nidorino
R B Y
Grass Grass
33 10%
030 Nidorina
R B Y
Grass Grass
33 10%
030 Nidorina
R B Y
Grass Grass
32 10%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
24 5%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
24 20%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
29 20%
104 Cubone
R B Y
Grass Grass
19 10%
128 Tauros
R B Y
Grass Grass
21 10%
047 Parasect
R B Y
Grass Grass
25 5%
105 Marowak
R B Y
Grass Grass
24 5%
115 Kangaskhan
R B Y
Grass Grass
25 4%
113 Chansey
R B Y
Grass Grass
21 4%
123 Scyther
R B Y
Grass Grass
28 1%
123 Scyther
R B Y
Grass Grass
15 1%
127 Pinsir
R B Y
Grass Grass
28 1%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5-15 90%
054 Psyduck
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
079 Slowpoke
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
098 Krabby
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
147 Dratini
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
147 Dratini
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 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  
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
22 20%
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
36 20%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
22 20%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
14 20%
102 Exeggcute
R B Y
Grass Grass
25-27 20%
102 Exeggcute
R B Y
Grass Grass
20 15%
111 Rhyhorn
R B Y
Grass Grass
26 20%
111 Rhyhorn
R B Y
Grass Grass
25 10%
046 Paras
R B Y
Grass Grass
23 15%
115 Kangaskhan
R B Y
Grass Grass
28-33 15%
033 Nidorino
R B Y
Grass Grass
30 10%
033 Nidorino
R B Y
Grass Grass
30 5%
030 Nidorina
R B Y
Grass Grass
30 5%
030 Nidorina
R B Y
Grass Grass
30 10%
030 Nidorina
R B Y
Grass Grass
23 10%
049 Venomoth
R B Y
Grass Grass
32 5%
104 Cubone
R B Y
Grass Grass
16 5%
113 Chansey
R B Y
Grass Grass
26 4%
123 Scyther
R B Y
Grass Grass
25 4%
128 Tauros
R B Y
Grass Grass
28 1%
127 Pinsir
R B Y
Grass Grass
15 1%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5-15 90%
054 Psyduck
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
079 Slowpoke
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
098 Krabby
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
147 Dratini
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
147 Dratini
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 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 3

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
25 20%
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
25 5%
032 Nidoran♂
R B Y
Grass Grass
29 20%
102 Exeggcute
R B Y
Grass Grass
24-26 20%
102 Exeggcute
R B Y
Grass Grass
22-26 20%
084 Doduo
R B Y
Grass Grass
26 20%
048 Venonat
R B Y
Grass Grass
23 15%
033 Nidorino
R B Y
Grass Grass
33 10%
033 Nidorino
R B Y
Grass Grass
32 10%
030 Nidorina
R B Y
Grass Grass
33 10%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
25 5%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
25 20%
029 Nidoran♀
R B Y
Grass Grass
21 20%
104 Cubone
R B Y
Grass Grass
19 10%
049 Venomoth
R B Y
Grass Grass
31 5%
105 Marowak
R B Y
Grass Grass
24 5%
128 Tauros
R B Y
Grass Grass
26 4%
128 Tauros
R B Y
Grass Grass
21 10%
127 Pinsir
R B Y
Grass Grass
25 4%
115 Kangaskhan
R B Y
Grass Grass
28 1%
114 Tangela
R B Y
Grass Grass
27 1%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
060 Poliwag
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
118 Goldeen
R B Y
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
129 Magikarp
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
5-15 90%
054 Psyduck
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
079 Slowpoke
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
098 Krabby
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
147 Dratini
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
147 Dratini
R B Y
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15 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.

Generation III

Entrance

The entrance is the first area encountered, where the gate to Fuchsia City lies.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
032 Nidoran♂
FR LG
Grass Grass
22 20%
029 Nidoran♀
FR LG
Grass Grass
22 20%
102 Exeggcute
FR LG
Grass Grass
24-25 20%
111 Rhyhorn
FR LG
Grass Grass
25 20%
048 Venonat
FR LG
Grass Grass
22 15%
033 Nidorino
FR LG
Grass Grass
31 10%
033 Nidorino
FR LG
Grass Grass
31 5%
030 Nidorina
FR LG
Grass Grass
31 5%
030 Nidorina
FR LG
Grass Grass
31 10%
047 Parasect
FR LG
Grass Grass
30 5%
123 Scyther
FR LG
Grass Grass
23 4%
127 Pinsir
FR LG
Grass Grass
23 4%
113 Chansey
FR LG
Grass Grass
23 1%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
118 Goldeen
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
060 Poliwag
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
118 Goldeen
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
119 Seaking
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
147 Dratini
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
148 Dragonair
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 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 1

Area 1 is to the northeast of the entrance.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
032 Nidoran♂
FR LG
Grass Grass
24 20%
032 Nidoran♂
FR LG
Grass Grass
24 5%
084 Doduo
FR LG
Grass Grass
26 20%
102 Exeggcute
FR LG
Grass Grass
23, 25 20%
046 Paras
FR LG
Grass Grass
22 15%
033 Nidorino
FR LG
Grass Grass
33 10%
030 Nidorina
FR LG
Grass Grass
33 10%
029 Nidoran♀
FR LG
Grass Grass
24 5%
029 Nidoran♀
FR LG
Grass Grass
24 20%
047 Parasect
FR LG
Grass Grass
25 5%
115 Kangaskhan
FR LG
Grass Grass
25 4%
123 Scyther
FR LG
Grass Grass
28 1%
127 Pinsir
FR LG
Grass Grass
28 1%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
118 Goldeen
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
060 Poliwag
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
118 Goldeen
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
119 Seaking
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
147 Dratini
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
148 Dragonair
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 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 2

Area 2 is northwest of the rest house in Area 1.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
032 Nidoran♂
FR LG
Grass Grass
30 20%
029 Nidoran♀
FR LG
Grass Grass
30 20%
102 Exeggcute
FR LG
Grass Grass
25, 27 20%
111 Rhyhorn
FR LG
Grass Grass
26 20%
046 Paras
FR LG
Grass Grass
23 15%
033 Nidorino
FR LG
Grass Grass
30 10%
033 Nidorino
FR LG
Grass Grass
30 5%
030 Nidorina
FR LG
Grass Grass
30 5%
030 Nidorina
FR LG
Grass Grass
30 10%
049 Venomoth
FR LG
Grass Grass
32 5%
113 Chansey
FR LG
Grass Grass
26 4%
128 Tauros
FR LG
Grass Grass
28 1%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
118 Goldeen
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
060 Poliwag
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
118 Goldeen
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
119 Seaking
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
147 Dratini
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
148 Dragonair
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 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 3

Area 3 is south of the northwestern part of Area 2.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
032 Nidoran♂
FR LG
Grass Grass
22 20%
032 Nidoran♂
FR LG
Grass Grass
30 5%
084 Doduo
FR LG
Grass Grass
26 20%
102 Exeggcute
FR LG
Grass Grass
25, 27 20%
048 Venonat
FR LG
Grass Grass
23 15%
033 Nidorino
FR LG
Grass Grass
30 10%
030 Nidorina
FR LG
Grass Grass
30 10%
029 Nidoran♀
FR LG
Grass Grass
30 5%
029 Nidoran♀
FR LG
Grass Grass
22 20%
049 Venomoth
FR LG
Grass Grass
32 5%
128 Tauros
FR LG
Grass Grass
25 4%
115 Kangaskhan
FR LG
Grass Grass
28 1%
Surfing
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Surfing Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
118 Goldeen
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
060 Poliwag
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
129 Magikarp
FR LG
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
118 Goldeen
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
119 Seaking
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
147 Dratini
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
054 Psyduck
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
079 Slowpoke
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
148 Dragonair
FR LG
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 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.

Layout

Version Entrance Area 1 Area 2 Area 3
Red Safari Zone entrance RBY.png Safari Zone area 1 RBY.png Safari Zone area 2 RBY.png Safari Zone area 3 RBY.png
Blue
Yellow
FireRed Safari Zone entrance FRLG.png Safari Zone area 1 FRLG.png Safari Zone area 2 FRLG.png Safari Zone area 3 FRLG.png
LeafGreen
 

In the spin-off games

In Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, the Safari Zone appears on the Red and Blue tables; catchable Pokémon include Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Paras, Doduo, Grimer, Rhyhorn, Chansey, Scyther, Pinsir and Tauros.

In the anime

In the main series

This Safari Zone appears only once in the anime: in EP035, an episode which aired only in Japan.

In the anime, the Safari Zone is run by a gun-toting warden, Kaiser. Like in the games, Trainers are restricted to only thirty Safari Balls per challenge. It is explained that this is because of too many Trainers capturing all the rarest Pokémon too rapidly and due to searching for the extremely rare Pokémon, Dratini.

Ash captures thirty Tauros in his Safari challenge.

Pokémon

Tauros Herd.png
Tauros (×30)
Dratini anime.png
Dratini
Kaiser Dragonair.png
Dratini → Dragonair
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Nidorino
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Nidorina
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Rhyhorn
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Rhydon
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Magikarp
Safari Zone Gyarados.png
Gyarados
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Horsea
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Poliwag
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Goldeen
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Slowpoke

In Pokémon Origins

The Kanto Safari Zone appeared briefly in the Pokémon Origins episode File 4 - Charizard, when Red was seen confronting Chansey in there. Initially, he had trouble choosing between throwing a rock or a bait, almost causing the Chansey to run away, but eventually, he managed to catch it and register it with his Pokédex.

Pokémon

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Chansey

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In the Red, Green & Blue chapter, Red visits the Safari Zone during Meanwhile... Vileplume!, Long Live the Nidoking! and A Hollow Victreebel. With the help of the two robots Pidgebot1 and Pidgebot2, Red goes through the jungle on a moving wooden plank. When he encounters two Nidoking fighting over a Nidoqueen, Red decided to capture a Nidoking. The Nidoking blocked the Poké Ball with its arm hitting the Nidoqueen straight on the head capturing the Nidoqueen. This made the Nidoking very angry. It began to rampage and crush everything. Red threw Rocks at Nidoking, hurting it badly and making it even angry, but managed to escape.

Later, Red was eaten by a Victreebel (using Vine Whip). He was not digested, however; merely tied up for a feast in the near future. This feast would be to celebrate the evolution of Bellsprout and Weepinbell. Red and Pidgebot had an idea to use a Poké Flute to wake the Grass Pokémon up, and distracted them with a Poké Doll before escaping. Unfortunately, they ran straight into the Nidoking from earlier on. Using a caught Victreebel, Red was also able to capture the Nidoking.

Pokémon

Red captures several Pokémon in the Safari Zone. Despite the fact that he was not supposed to bring any regular Poké Balls, Red managed to smuggle one in and catch a Nidoqueen. The others were caught using the custom Safari Balls he was given.

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Parasect
(caught)
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Exeggcute
(multiple, caught)
Safari Zone Dragonair Parasect Exeggcute Adventures.png
Dragonair
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Nidoking ♂
(multiple, caught)
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Nidoqueen ♀
(caught)
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Victreebel
(multiple, caught)
Safari Zone Weepinbell Bellsprout Adventures.png
Weepinbell
(multiple, caught)
Safari Zone Weepinbell Bellsprout Adventures.png
Bellsprout
(multiple, caught)

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Red and his Pokémon visit the Safari Zone in Rampage At The Safari Zone?!. It ends up being wrecked by Clefairy's destructive powers.

Pokémon

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Nidoran♀
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Tauros
Safari Zone Kabuto Omanyte PM.png
Omanyte
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Omastar
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Kabuto
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Kabutops
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Aerodactyl

Trivia

The prototype Safari Zone in Generation II, which uses Evolution as its background music
  • The background music is Evolution (Japanese: 進化).
  • The Safari Zone is a location in Generation II, but is very minimally programmed into the game. It can only be accessed by changing the warp pointers when a room is entered; however, when it has been accessed, the area is unmistakably the entrance area, complete with music. It is apparently a leftover from the development builds of Gold and Silver.
  • In Pokémon Yellow, Tauros's encounter rate at the Safari Zone is 10%, as opposed to the other Generation I-based games, where its encounter rate is only 1% or 4%. As the Yellow Version is highly based on the anime, this can be taken as a reference to the anime episode EP035, where Tauros were seen in large numbers around the Safari Zone, as opposed to its rarity in the previous games.
    • Another reference to the aforementioned episode in Yellow may be the fact that Dragonair, which also appeared in EP035, is available in the Yellow Version, but not in the Red and Blue Versions.
  • In Generation I, a scientist in a house in the top-right corner of Area 2 states, "You can keep any item you find on the ground here. But, you'll run out of time if you try for all of them at once!". However, so long as the player can use HM03 (Surf) as soon as they pick it up, it is actually possible to collect all possible items in the Safari Zone in one visit.
  • In Pokémon Yellow, if the player tries to enter the Safari Zone with less than PokémonDollar.png500, they can enter the Safari Zone for all of their remaining money but they get a number of Safari Balls proportional to the amount paid. If they have no money, they can enter for free but only receive a single Safari Ball.
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In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 野生原野區
Finland Flag.png Finnish Safarivyöhyke
France Flag.png European French Parc Safari
Germany Flag.png German Safarizone
Italy Flag.png Italian Zona Safari
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Zona Safari


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