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

Near the beginning of this zone, when arriving from the Tower of Waters. If you need directions, stand at the back of the tower and face the sea. Then travel in the direction of the island with a single tree. It’s somewhat near a rocky island.

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 B

From Den A, turn ever so slightly left, while facing the island with a tree. It’s directly ahead, between the island you were facing and a bigger island that’s in Stepping-Stone Sea. Be mindful of a Sharpedo.

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 C

On the island with a single tree. Next to the tall grass, on the side that’s facing the mainland.

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 D

From Den C, face the Tower of Waters, then turn left. It’s in the sea, a moderate distance away.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Chinchou Water/Electric ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Clauncher [Sword] Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Skrelp [Sword] Poison/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Staryu Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Wailmer Water ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Wishiwashi Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Wailord Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Lanturn Water/Electric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Starmie Water/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Clawitzer [Sword] Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Dragalge [Shield] Poison/Dragon ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Sharpedo Water/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Clauncher [Sword] Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Skrelp [Shield] Poison/Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Staryu Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Wailmer Water ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Pelipper Water/Flying ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Lanturn Water/Electric ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Seadra Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Clawitzer [Sword] Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Dragalge [Shield] Poison/Dragon ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Lanturn Water/Eletric ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Starmie Water/Psychic ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sharpedo Water/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den E

From Den D, continue traveling in the opposite direction of the island with a single tree. This den is on a circle-shaped islet, not far from the transition to Honeycalm Sea.

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%
Krabby Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Binacle Rock/Water ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Tentacool Water/Poison ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Remoraid Water ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Tentacruel Water/Poison ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Octillery Water ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Avalugg Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Beartic Ice ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Kingler Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Cloyster Water/Ice ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Kingler (Gmax) Water ☆☆☆☆☆ - 10%

Guide Information

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