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

Den A: While following the road from Armor Station, it’s next to a rocky hill on the left.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Igglybuff Normal/Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Lillipup Normal ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Buneary Normal ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Jigglypuff Normal / Fairy ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Herdier Normal ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lopunny Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Wigglytuff Normal/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Dunsparce Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Stoutland Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Lillipup Normal ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Stufful Normal/Fighting ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Buneary Normal ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Dunsparce Normal ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Dubwool Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lopunny Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Stoutland Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Bewear Normal/Fighting ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Wigglytuff Normal/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den B

Den B: Near Den A, through the tall grass on the left side of the road.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Roggenrola Rock ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Rhyhorn Ground/Rock ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Rockruff Rock ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Boldore Rock ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Rhydon Ground/Rock ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Crustle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gigalith Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lycanroc (Midday) [Sword] Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Lycanroc (Midnight) [Shield] Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Rhyperior Ground/Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Rockruff Rock ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Bonsly Rock ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Rhyhorn Ground/Rock ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Rhydon Ground/Rock ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Shuckle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lycanroc (Midday) [Sword] Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lycanroc (Midnight) [Shield] Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sudowoodo Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gigalith Rock ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Crustle Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Rhyperior Ground/Rock ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den C

Den C: Coming from Armor Station, head around the right side of the rocky hill on the right. It’s overlooking the ocean.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Igglybuff Normal/Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Azurill Normal/Fairy ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Comfey Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 45% , ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Jigglypuff Normal/Fairy ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Marill Water/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Klefki Steel/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Azumarill Water/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Wigglytuff Normal/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gardevoir Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Cleffa Fairy ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Morelull Grass/Fairy ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Marill Water/Fairy ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Clefairy Fairy ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Kirlia Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Klefki Steel/Fairy ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Comfey Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Clefable Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Gardevoir Psychic/Fairy ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Shiinotic Grass/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Azumarill Water/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den D

Den D: Near Den C, behind the rocky hill, surrounded by tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Pinsir [Sword] Bug ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Heracross [Shield] Bug/Fighting ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Dwebble Bug/Rock ☆ - 40%, ☆ - 25%
Dottler Bug/Psychic ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Crustle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Scyther Bug/Flying ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Orbeetle Bug/Psychic ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Scizor Bug/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Scyther Bug/Flying ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Pinsir [Sword] Bug ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Heracross [Shield] Bug/Fighting ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Shuckle Bug/Rock ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Whirlipede Bug/Poison ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Crustle Bug/Rock ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Scolipede Bug/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Accelgor Bug ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Escavalier Bug/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Scizor Bug/Steel ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den E

Den E: Coming from Armor Station, directly above the rocky hill on the left, near a slope that leads to the riverbank.

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

Den F: After crossing the bridge, near a tree on the left, through some tall grass.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Foongus Grass/Poison ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Fomantis Grass ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Petilil Grass ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Lurantis Grass ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Amoonguss Grass/Poison ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Tangela Grass ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lilligant Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Tangrowth Grass ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Tangela Grass ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Fomantis Grass ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Foongus Grass/Poison ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Lurantis Grass ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Maractus Grass ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lilligant Grass ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Amoonguss Grass/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Tangrowth Grass ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Abomasnow Grass/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den G

Den G: After crossing the bridge, around the back of the rocky hill on the right. Near the ocean.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Poliwag Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Wooper Water/Ground ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Goldeen Water ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Poliwhirl Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Crawdaunt Water/Dark ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Seaking Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Quagsire Water/Ground ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Poliwrath Water/Fighting ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Politoed Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Corphish Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Dewpider Water/Bug ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Goldeen Water ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Poliwhirl Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Crawdaunt Water/Dark ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Quagsire Water/Ground ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Seaking Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Poliwrath Water/Fighting ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Araquanid Water/Bug ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Politoed Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den H

Den H: From Den G, at the back of the rocky hill, nearer the Master Dojo.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Mienfoo Fighting ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Clobbopus Fighting ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
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%

Den I

Den I: Turn right in front of the Master Dojo entrance. At the end of the path, overlooking the ocean.

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 J

Den J: To the right of the bridge, in the river. You can come here by entering the water from the shoreline on the Armor Station side.

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%

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    RPG
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    25 November 2020
    Version History
  • Guide Author

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