Wild Area

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A Trainer walking in the Wild Area.

The Wild Area (Japanese: ワイルドエリア Wild Area) is an extensive area in the Galar region. It adjoins several towns in the region.

The Pokémon found in the Wild Area vary depending on the weather, which can vary wildly between the different subareas. Pokémon with higher levels also wander outside of the normal tall grass in many places. The areas north of the Motostoke River are home to Pokémon with higher levels overall. Once the player has started the Darkest Day or captured Eternatus, Pokémon found throughout the Wild Area will generally have higher levels.

Unlike in most other areas in the game (which use a fixed perspective), in the Wild Area the player can control the camera using the right control stick. These mechanics, as well as the weather and wild Pokémon mechanics, carry over to the Isle of Armor and Crown Tundra.


An overview of the entire Wild Area

The Wild Area is composed of many subareas. The player first enters the Wild Area from the south, but the locations below are listed from north to south in accordance with the map. The Town Map's representation of the Wild Area is only a rough layout and may diverge from in-game borders.

South Wild Area
  • Watchtower Ruins lies in the northwestern corner.
  • East Lake Axewell is the large area in the north in front of the gate to Motostoke and includes most of the eastern half of Lake Axewell.
  • Axew's Eye is the island that lies in the middle of Lake Axewell.
  • North Lake Miloch lies in the northeastern corner and includes a part of the northern end of Lake Miloch.
  • West Lake Axewell is the western half of Lake Axewell (in the west). Despite the depiction on the Town Map, it also extends north of the footbridge to Motostoke's wall.
  • Dappled Grove lies in the southwestern corner.
  • Rolling Fields is the large central area in the south.
  • Meetup Spot is the southernmost point.
  • South Lake Miloch encompasses the majority of Lake Miloch (in the east).
  • Giant's Seat lies along the south and east borders of the Wild Area.
North Wild Area


The weather in the Wild Area varies between areas, and each area changes weather when the date changes. The weather determines which wild Pokémon can appear, and may cause certain weather conditions and terrain to appear in battle.

Thunderstorms, blizzards, sandstorms, and fog are rarer than other weather conditions. If these weather conditions are occurring anywhere in the Wild Area, this fact will be advertised on the X menu.

Sandstorms, blizzards, and fog will not appear until the player has reached certain points in the games. If they would appear in the Wild Area, they instead appear as intense sun, snow, or clear (respectively). Once the player unlocks the weather, any instances of it that would have appeared immediately become that weather (even without changing the date). The restrictions for foggy weather are not present in the Isle of Armor or the Crown Tundra.

On certain special dates, the whole Wild Area will have the same weather. These dates are typically the first of a month.

Since symbol encounters and wanderers are spawned based on the weather the player is currently experiencing, it is possible for the weather of one zone to affect these types of spawns in another zone near a border.

Icon Weather Common Pokémon Effect in battle Prerequisite Special dates
Clear Clear (はれ) Normal, Grass, Flying May 1
Cloudy Cloudy (くもり) Fighting, Poison, Dark March 1
Rain Rain (あめ) Water, Bug Rain October 1
Thunderstorm Thunderstorm (豪雨) Water, Electric, Dragon Rain, Electric Terrain November 1
Snow Snow (ゆき) Ice Hail December 1
December 25
Blizzard Blizzard (吹雪) Ice, Steel Hail Visit Hammerlocke February 1
Harsh sunlight Harsh sunlight (ひでり) Fire, Ground Harsh sunlight July 1
August 1
Sandstorm Sandstorm (砂嵐) Ground, Rock Sandstorm Visit Hammerlocke April 1
Fog Fog () Psychic, Ghost, Fairy Misty Terrain Become Champion February 29
June 1


The Wild Area has a number of features that appear in many different areas:

  • The Wild Area is populated with 99 Pokémon Dens, where the player can participate in Max Raid Battles.
  • There are a large number of hidden items throughout the Wild Area. These items respawn daily, and each specific spot may yield different items on different days.
  • Watt Traders allow the player to trade Watts for items, participate in the Rotom Rally, change the color of their outfit, and upgrade their Rotom Bike.


Hidden items

There are a large number of hidden items throughout the Wild Area. These hidden items regenerate each day, even if the player has not obtained them.

Each spot has one or more possible items that it can yield, with the possible items depending on the spot. Every item that regenerates daily can also rarely regenerate as a Wishing Piece (at approximately a 1% chance) instead of the items in its standard pool.

100-Watt gifts

Hikers and Fishers may appear in different parts of the Wild Area to offer the player an unspecified item for 100 Watts. The player does not know what the item is until they agree to purchase it.


Item Location Games
Pearl Pearl ×3 Common  Sw  Sh 
Big Pearl Big Pearl Common  Sw  Sh 
Big Pearl Big Pearl ×2 Average  Sw  Sh 
Big Pearl Big Pearl ×3 Average  Sw  Sh 
Pearl String Pearl String Average  Sw  Sh 
Pearl String Pearl String ×2 Rare  Sw  Sh 
Wishing Piece Wishing Piece Rare  Sw  Sh 


A Hiker's possible items depend on the player's progress, changing when the player gains their second Badge and when they become Champion.

Item Rate
0-1 Badge 2-8 Badges Champion
Exp. Candy XS Exp. Candy XS Common
Exp. Candy XS Exp. Candy XS ×2 Common
Exp. Candy XS Exp. Candy XS ×3 Common
Exp. Candy XS Exp. Candy XS ×4 Average
Exp. Candy XS Exp. Candy XS ×5 Common
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S Rare Common Common
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S ×2 Common Common
Exp. Candy S Exp. Candy S ×3 Rare
Exp. Candy M Exp. Candy M Rare Common
Exp. Candy M Exp. Candy M ×2 Uncommon
Exp. Candy L Exp. Candy L Rare
Rare Candy Rare Candy Rare Rare Rare
Wishing Piece Wishing Piece Very Rare Very Rare Very Rare


Pokémon Breeder Chloe can appear in many different Wild Area zones. She eventually reappears after being defeated.

She can appear in the following Wild Area zones:

Trainer Pokémon
Before earning the Fire Badge
Pokémon Breeder Chloe
Pokémon Breeder Chloe
テツコ Tetsuko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png2,600
810 Grookey Lv.13
No item
813 Scorbunny Lv.13
No item
816 Sobble Lv.13
No item
After earning the Fire Badge
Pokémon Breeder Chloe
Pokémon Breeder Chloe
テツコ Tetsuko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png9,000
814 Raboot Lv.30
No item
817 Drizzile Lv.30
No item
811 Thwackey Lv.30
No item
After becoming Champion
Pokémon Breeder Chloe
Pokémon Breeder Chloe
テツコ Tetsuko
Reward: PokémonDollar.png18,000
818 Inteleon Lv.60
No item
812 Rillaboom Lv.60
No item
815 Cinderace Lv.60
No item

In the anime

The Wild Area in the anime

Main series

The Wild Area appeared in Mind-Boggling Dynamax!, where Ash and Goh explored it after their arrival in Galar. They witnessed a Snorlax Gigantamaxing, but it blocked a railway line in the process, threatening to cause an accident. However, Ash and Goh were able to make Snorlax move off the tracks, saving the train. Afterwards, in the same area, Goh caught the Scorbunny that had followed him from Wyndon.

In A Pinch of This, a Pinch of That!, Ash and Goh revisited the Wild Area, this time accompanied by Chloe, to dig up Fossils that could be found there. They met two bumbling Fossil diggers named Cara Liss and Bray Zenn, whom they helped dig up Fossils they intended to restore into an Arctovish and a Dracozolt. However, their Fossil pieces got mixed up as they started the restoration process, resulting in them being restored as Dracovish and Arctozolt instead. After some interactions with the Fossil Pokémon, Cara Liss and Bray Zenn were satisfied with the data they had gotten and let Ash and Goh take care of them. As such, Ash then proceeded to catch Dracovish, while Goh caught Arctozolt.

Pokémon found in the Wild Area

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Wild Area Maractus.png
Wild Area Wooloo.png
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Wild Area Grubbin.png
Wild Area Phantump.png
Wild Area Seedot.png
Wild Area Goomy.png
Wild Area Hippopotas.png
Wild Area Tympole.png
Wild Area Frillish.png
Wild Area Flygon.png
Wild Area Snorlax.png
Snorlax ↔ Gigantamax Snorlax
Wild Area Rookidee.png
Wild Area Budew.png
Wild Area Maractus Butterfree.png
Wild Area Joltik Ditto.png
Wild Area Joltik Ditto.png
Caught Pokémon
Goh Scorbunny.png
Goh Boldore.png
Ash Dracovish.png
Goh Arctozolt.png

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

The Wild Area in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

The Wild Area first appeared during a montage at the end of Letter, where Bea was shown confronting a wild Rhydon. Bea's visit to the Wild Area was shown in full in Training, where she took a Flying Taxi there to train with her Machop, Machoke, and Machamp following her loss against Leon in a battle.

In the manga

The Wild Area in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield chapter

The Wild Area first appeared in PASS04, where Sōdo, Shirudomiria, Professor Magnolia, and Marvin went there to investigate the Pokémon Dens in the Rolling Fields, encountering Team Yell in the process.

In PASS12, the group traveled through the Wild Area again in order to reach Hammerlocke.


  • The theme used for the northern parts of the Wild Area, including Bridge Field onward, is shortened for Routes 6, 7, 8, and 9.
  • The Wild Area is based on the Lake District.[1]

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 曠野地帶 Kwongyéh Deihdaai
Mandarin 曠野地帶 / 旷野地带 Kuàngyě Dìdài
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Wilde Land
Finland Flag.png Finnish Villi seutu
France Flag.png French Terres Sauvages
Germany Flag.png German Naturzone
Italy Flag.png Italian Terre Selvagge
South Korea Flag.png Korean 와일드에리어 Wild Area
Poland Flag.png Polish Dziki Obszar
Portuguese Brazil Flag.png Brazil Área Selvagem
Portugal Flag.png Portugal Área Selvagem
Russia Flag.png Russian Нетронутые Земли Netronutyye Zemli
Spain Flag.png Spanish Área Silvestre


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Ghost Gym logo.png
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Rock Gym logo.png

Ice Gym logo.png
Dark Gym logo.png
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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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