Slumbering Weald

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Slumbering Weald まどろみの
Slumbering Forest
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: West of Postwick
Region: Galar
Generations: VIII
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Location of Slumbering Weald in Galar.
Pokémon world locations

The Slumbering Weald (Japanese: まどろみの Slumbering Forest) is a forest in southern Galar, located west of Postwick.

Role

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The altar where Zacian and Zamazenta sleep

The player and Hop first visit the Slumbering Weald after they've obtained their starter Pokémon in order to chase a Wooloo that had forced open the gate leading to the forest. While going through the forest, the player and Hop ran straight into a thick wall of fog, and are suddenly approached by a mysterious Pokémon. None of the player's Pokémon's moves have any effect on it, and they and Hop are soon knocked unconscious as the mysterious Pokémon envelops them in completely opaque fog. The two wake up and are found soon after by Leon, who also managed to find the runaway Wooloo, and leaves everyone out of the forest.

After Rose interrupts the Champion Cup by starting the Darkest Day, the player and Hop enter the forest again in order to find the Pokémon they met before, since legend says it once stopped the Darkest Day in the past. The player and Hop eventually find both of the Pokémon described in Galarian legends, and Sonia explains that they are known as Zacian and Zamazenta, which were born somewhere beyond the Slumbering Weald long, long ago. At an altar at the deepest part of the forest, the player and Hop discover the Rusted Sword and the Rusted Shield, ancient artifacts that were once used to stop the Darkest Day. Each of them takes one of the relics, before traveling to Hammerlocke to stop Rose. While the player and Hop confront Eternatus, Zacian and Zamazenta awaken from their long sleep near the altar and rush to join the battle.

During the post-game, the player meets Hop at Slumbering Weald and battles him. After the player has defeated Hop yet again, the two return the relics to the altar, only for Sordward and Shielbert to show up and snatch them. The player manages to recover one of the items, but the two brothers get away with the other one.

Later, Hop pursues ZamazentaSw/ZacianSh to the Slumbering Weald after the twin brothers had driven it berserk, and manages to calm it down by the time player is done catching the other Legendary Pokémon and they and Sonia reach the Slumbering Weald. The Legendary Pokémon then willingly lets itself to be caught by Hop, becoming one of his partners. Hop then requests the player battle him for one last time, in the same place where their adventure first began. Once the battle is over, Hop declares that his new dream is to become a Pokémon Professor, and Sonia offers him a place as her assistant, which he accepts.

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Geography

Items

Item Location Games
Full Restore Full Restore In the center of the first patch of grass in the deeper part of the forest (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
Life Orb Life Orb At the end of the eastern path in the deeper part of the forest, across the water  Sw  Sh 
Misty Seed Misty Seed At the western branch of the eastern path in the deeper part of the forest  Sw  Sh 
Mental Herb Mental Herb On the very western path in the deeper part of the forest  Sw  Sh 
Elixir Elixir On the eastern branch of the western path in the deeper part of the forest, in a patch of grass right after a fallen tree (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
TM Ghost VI TM86 (Phantom Force) At the end of the eastern branch of the western path in the deeper part of the forest  Sw  Sh 
Smoke Ball Smoke Ball At the eastern branch of the western path deep within the forest  Sw  Sh 
Rusted Sword Rusted Sword At the altar in the deepest part of the forest*  Sw 
Rusted Shield Rusted Shield At the altar in the deepest part of the forest*  Sh 
Sonia's Book Sonia's Book From Sonia, after defeating Hop in the deepest part of the forest  Sw  Sh 
None Hop's rare League Card From Hop after defeating him for the second time in the deepest part of the forest  Sw  Sh 

Pokémon

Random encounters

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
First three patches of grass
Sw Sh
Grass
2-3 15%
Sw Sh
Grass
2-3 5%
Sw Sh
Grass
2-3 50%
Sw Sh
Grass
2-3 20%
Sw Sh
Grass
2-3 10%
Other patches of grass
Sw Sh
Grass
45-47 5%
Sw Sh
Grass
45-47 30%
Sw Sh
Grass
45-47 25%
Sw Sh
Grass
45-47 5%
Sw Sh
Grass
45-47 20%
Sw Sh
Grass
45-47 15%
Fishing
Sw Sh
Fishing Rod
45-47 20%
Sw Sh
Fishing Rod
45-47 20%
Sw Sh
Fishing Rod
45-47 60%
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.

Visible encounters

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
First three patches of grass
Sw Sh
Grass
2-3 10%
Sw Sh
Grass
2-3 40%
Sw Sh
Grass
2-3 30%
Sw Sh
Grass
2-3 20%
Other patches of grass
Sw Sh
Grass
45-47 50%
Sw Sh
Grass
45-47 30%
Sw Sh
Grass
45-47 5%
Sw Sh
Grass
45-47 15%
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.

Special

On the player's first visit, they are forced to participate in three guaranteed random encounters.

This is followed by a special battle with ZacianSw/ZamazentaSh. In this battle, that Pokémon's name and level are replaced with ??? and the player only has the option to Fight or Run, although they are unable to run. All of the player's Pokémon's moves have no effect, and the wild Pokémon does not use any moves, instead, it keeps making the fog in the battle thicker and thicker until the player passes out at the end of the third turn.

None of these Pokémon can be caught, as the player has no Poké Balls at this stage of the game.

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Forced random encounters
Sw Sh
Grass
2 One
Sw Sh
Grass
3 One
Sw Sh
Grass
2 One
Special Pokémon
Sw Sh
Premier Ball
Only one
 ??? One
Sw Sh
Premier Ball
Only one
 ??? One
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.

Trainers

First post-game visit

Grookey If the player chose Grookey:



Scorbunny If the player chose Scorbunny:



Sobble If the player chose Sobble:



Pokémon Sword



Pokémon Shield



Second post-game visit

Pokémon Sword

Grookey If the player chose Grookey:



Scorbunny If the player chose Scorbunny:



Sobble If the player chose Sobble:



Pokémon Shield

Grookey If the player chose Grookey:



Scorbunny If the player chose Scorbunny:



Sobble If the player chose Sobble:



In the anime

The Slumbering Weald in the anime
The altar in the anime

The Slumbering Weald appeared in JN042. Ash and Goh ended up there after pursuing a Bunnelby that had stolen one of their scones from a train. Goh ended up catching the Bunnelby, but he then became separated from Ash. While there, Ash encountered Zacian, and Goh encountered Zamazenta. They tried battling them, but the two Legendary Pokémon were completely immune to all of the moves used. Ash and Goh were then briefly knocked out by a thickening fog before regaining consciousness and making it out of the forest.

In JN044, Goh revisited the forest with Sonia in order to ask for Zacian and Zamazenta's help in stopping the Darkest Day. Following the illusions of the two Legendary Pokémon, they found an altar at the center of the forest, where Goh found the Rusted Sword and Rusted Shield. Taking them with him, he and Sonia then headed to Hammerlocke.

In JN045, Ash and Goh revisited the forest together to return the Rusted Sword and Rusted Shield to the altar. As they did, they expressed their hopes that they would get to meet Zacian and Zamazenta again in the future.

In the manga

Slumbering Weald in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokemon Adventures manga

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The Slumbering Weald appeared in a flashback in PASS05. One year before the events of the Sword & Shield chapter, Sōdo and Shirudomiria entered it after seeing a pair of Wishing Stars falling there. After finding them, Sōdo also wished to see the legendary Rusted Sword and Rusted Shield at the heart of the forest. Upon finding the artifacts, they were confronted by illusions of Zacian and Zamazenta. As all of Shirudomiria's Pokémon's attacks just phased right through them, Sōdo was able to identify them as nothing but harmless illusions and just walked right through them. However, before the two could reach the artifacts, they were blinded and knocked unconscious by a bright burst of light. When they woke up, the artifacts and Shirudomiria's Pokémon were all gone. Sōdo, feeling partially guilty of the event, decided to help Shirudomiria find her missing Pokémon by joining the Gym Challenge with her, hoping to use the attention brought by it to help find Shirudomiria's Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 微寐森林 Mèihmeih Sāmlàhm
Mandarin 微寐森林 Wéimèi Sēnlín / Wēimèi Sēnlín
France Flag.png French Forêt de Sleepwood
Germany Flag.png German Schlummerwald
Italy Flag.png Italian Bosco Assopito
South Korea Flag.png Korean 꾸벅졸음숲 Kkubeok Joreum Sup
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bosque Oniria


Galar
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Settlements
PostwickWedgehurstMotostokeTurffieldHulburyHammerlocke
Stow-on-SideBallonleaCirchesterSpikemuthWyndon
Routes
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Landmarks
Slumbering WealdGalar MineGalar Mine No. 2Motostoke Outskirts
Glimwood TangleRoute 9 TunnelRose Tower/Battle TowerEnergy Plant
Wild Area
Meetup SpotRolling FieldsDappled GroveWatchtower RuinsEast Lake AxewellWest Lake Axewell
Axew's EyeSouth Lake MilochGiant's SeatNorth Lake MilochMotostoke RiverbankBridge Field
Stony WildernessDusty BowlGiant's MirrorHammerlocke HillsGiant's CapLake of Outrage
Isle of Armor
Fields of HonorMaster DojoSoothing WetlandsForest of FocusChallenge BeachTower of WatersBrawlers' Cave
Challenge RoadTower of DarknessCourageous CavernLoop LagoonTraining LowlandsWarm-Up Tunnel
Potbottom DesertWorkout SeaStepping-Stone SeaInsular SeaHoneycalm SeaHoneycalm Island
Crown Tundra
Slippery SlopeMax LairFreezingtonFrostpoint FieldGiant's BedRock Peak RuinsIron RuinsOld Cemetery
Snowslide SlopeIceberg RuinsTunnel to the TopPath to the PeakCrown ShrineGiant's FootRoaring-Sea Caves
Frigid SeaThree-Point PassSplit-Decision RuinsBallimere LakeLakeside CaveDyna Tree Hill

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