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 Fields of Honor, this den is directly ahead and slightly towards the left.

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

This den is straight ahead from the entrance, near a big shallow pool. There’s some tall vegetation right next to it.

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 C

Head towards Brawlers’ Cave. It’s past a circular shallow pool, with a sunken log inside.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Carvanha Water/Dark ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Pawniard Dark/Steel ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Zorua Dark ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Sharpedo Water/Dark ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Malamar Dark/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Drapion Poison/Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Bisharp Dark/Steel ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Zoroark Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Zorua Dark ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 55%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Carvanha Water/Dark ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Inkay Dark/Psychic ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 25%
Krokorok Ground/Dark ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Malamar Dark/Psychic ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Thievul Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Zoroark Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Sharpedo Water/Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Liepard Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Krookodile Ground/Dark ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den D

Go right, when coming from the Fields of Honor. It’s located past two trees and 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 E

This den is next to the cliff wall opposite the entrance, halfway along the wetlands. There’s a pile of rocks and logs nearby.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Whismur Normal ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Lickitung Normal ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Miltank Normal ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Loudred Normal ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Miltank Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Bouffalant Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Tauros Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Exploud Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%
Lickilicky Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Whismur Normal ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Tauros Normal ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lickitung Normal ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 30%
Miltank Normal ☆☆ - 20%, ☆☆☆ - 50%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Bouffalant Normal ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Exploud Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 40%
Cinccino Normal ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Lickilicky Normal ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Den F

Follow the cliff wall towards the Forest of Focus/Towers of Water. It’s next to a log past the shallow pool in the shape of an arc.

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

From Den F, face the wall on the opposite side. It’s behind some tall grass towards the left, right near the cliff wall.

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 H

This den is located opposite the entrance to the Forest of Focus, inside a shallow pool.

Common Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Chansey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Venipede Bug/Poison ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Skorupi Bug/Poison ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%
Tentacool Water/Poison ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 50%
Whirlipede Bug/Poison ☆☆☆ - 40%, ☆☆☆☆ - 50%
Drapion Poison/Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 30%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 45%
Tentacruel Water/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Scolipede Bug/Poison ☆☆☆☆☆ - 15%

Rare Den

Name Type Encounter Rate
Blissey Normal ☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆/☆☆☆☆☆ - 5%
Mareanie Poison/Water ☆ - 60%, ☆☆ - 30%
Qwilfish Water/Poison ☆ - 40%, ☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆ - 25%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Whirlipede Bug/Poison ☆☆ - 45%, ☆☆☆ - 55%
Amoonguss Grass/Poison ☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆ - 25%
Toxapex Poison/Water ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Scolipede Bug/Poison ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 35%
Drapion Poison/Dark ☆☆☆☆ - 15%, ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%
Weezing (Galarian) Poison/Fairy ☆☆☆☆☆ - 20%

Den I

The final den is near the riverside, not far from the forest entrance. It’s next to a lonely tree, surrounded by an arc of tall grass.

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%

Guide Information

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