Event Dens

If you’ve connected to the Internet and received the latest Wild Area news, some of the dens may contain event raids instead of the standard raids listed here. For example, during the Zeraora raid event.

Den A

From the Forest of Focus entrance, straight ahead, surrounded by tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Psyduck Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Chewtle Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Arrokuda Water ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Barboach Water/Ground ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Golduck Water ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Cramorant Flying/Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Barraskewda Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Drednaw Water/Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Whiscash Water/Ground ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Arrokuda Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Tympole Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Psyduck Water ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Palpitoad Water/Ground ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Golduck Water ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Whiscash Water/Ground ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Barraskewda Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Seismitoad Water/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gyarados Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Basculin Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den B

When coming from the Forest of Forest, turn right. At the end of the raised path, near a tree.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Fletchling Normal/Flying ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Salandit Poison/Fire ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Larvesta Bug/Fire ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Fletchinder Fire/Flying ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Torkoal Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Talonflame Fire/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Salazzle Poison/Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Volcarona Bug/Fire ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Larvesta Bug/Fire ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Litwick Ghost/Fire ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Salandit Poison/Fire ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Torkoal Fire ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Salazzle Poison/Fire ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Talonflame Fire/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Chandelure Ghost/Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Volcarona Bug/Fire ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Ninetales [Sword] Fire ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Arcanine [Shield] Fire ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Charizard Fire/Flying ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den C

From the direction of the forest, along the shoreline just past the sandbar leading to the tower.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Sandshrew Ground ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Sandile Ground/Dark ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Cubone Ground ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Krokorok Ground/Dark ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Sandslash Ground ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sandoconda Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Marowak Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Krookodile Ground/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Kangaskhan Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Sandshrew Ground ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Cubone Ground ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Trapinch Ground ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 55%
Krokorok Ground/Dark ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Sandslash Ground ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Marowak Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Krookodile Ground/Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Kangaskhan Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Flygon Ground/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Golurk Ground/Ghost ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den D

In the water, near Den C. Requires the water-traversing bike.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Sandygast Ghost/Ground ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Frillish Water/Ghost ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Cubone Ground ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Drifloon Ghost/Flying ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Jellicent Water/Ghost ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Drifblim Ghost/Flying ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Palossand Ghost/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Marowak Ground ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Sandygast Ghost/Ground ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Frillish Water/Ghost ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Drifloon Ghost/Flying ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Jellicent Water/Ghost ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Drifblim Ghost/Flying ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Gourgeist Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gourgeist (Small Size) Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gourgeist (Large Size) Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gourgeist (Super Size) Ghost/Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Palossand [Sword] Ghost/Ground ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Cursola [Shield] Ghost ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den E

Halfway across the zone, near where the shore means the grassy part.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Dedenne Electric/Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Magnemite Electric/Steel ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Shinx Electric ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Morpeko Electric/Dark ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Luxio Electric ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Magneton Electric/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Pincurchin Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Luxray Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Magnezone Electric/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Shinx Electric ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Pichu Electric ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Pikachu Electric ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Pincurchin Electric ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Luxio Electric ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Raichu Electric ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Boltund Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Dedenne Electric/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Manectric Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Luxray Electric ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Magnezone Electric/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den F

Further along the shore. Just before the berry tree at the end of the shore.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Exeggcute Grass/Psychic ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Abra Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Ralts Psychic/Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Kadabra Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40% [Sword], ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Sword]
Kirlia Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Oranguru [Shield] Normal/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Exeggutor Grass/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Gardevoir Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Alakazam Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Starmie Water/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Elgyem Psychic ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Abra Psychic ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Slowpoke (Galarian) Psychic ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Kadabra [Sword] Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Oranguru [Shield] Normal/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Musharna Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Indeedee (male) [Sword] Psychic/Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Indeedee (female) [Shield] Psychic/Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Beheeyem Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Alakazam Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Meowstic (male) [Sword] Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Meowstic (female) [Shield] Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den G

Behind the Tower of Waters.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Tentacool Water/Poison ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Krabby Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Remoraid Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Tentacruel Water/Poison ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Wishiwashi Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Octillery Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mantine Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Kingler Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Cloyster Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Shellder Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Binacle Rock/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Mareanie Poison/Water ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Remoraid Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Tentacruel Water/Poison ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Pyukumuku Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Octillery Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Mantine Water/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Barbaracle Rock/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Cloyster Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Toxapex Poison/Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den H

Head right from the entrance to Courageous Cavern (facing the cavern). It’s just around the corner, past some tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Mienfoo Fighting ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Clobbopus Fighting ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Mienfoo Fighting ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Scraggy [Sword] Dark/Fighting ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Croagunk [Shield] Poison/Fighting ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Passimian [Sword] Fighting ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Scrafty [Sword] Dark/Fighting ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Toxicroak [Shield] Poison/Fighting ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Mienshao Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 60%
Grapploct Fighting ☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 25% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Mienfoo Fighting ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Scraggy [Sword] Dark/Fighting ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Croagunk [Shield] Poison/Fighting ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Sawk [Sword] Fighting ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Throh [Shield] Fighting ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Mienshao Fighting ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Falinks Fighting ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield]
Passimian [Sword] Fighting ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Mienshao Fighting ☆☆☆ - 15% [Shield], ☆☆☆☆ - 15% [Sword], ☆☆☆☆ - 40% [Shield] , ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Scrafty [Sword] Dark/Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Toxicroak [Shield] Poison/Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Grapploct Fighting ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sirfetch’d [Sword] Fighting ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    27 November 2020
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The games introduce several new features such as Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, functions that increase size and change forms of certain Pokémon; the Wild Area, a large open world with free camera movement; and raids with co-op battling. They also reintroduce features previously seen in Sun and Moon and Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Let’s Go, Eevee!, such as regional variants and roaming Pokémon depicted in the overworld.

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