- If you were looking for the character with the Trainer class Wanderer, see Miror B..
A wanderer (Japanese: 固定シンボルエンカウント fixed symbol encounter) is a type of wild Pokémon encounter found in the Galar region in Pokémon Sword and Shield. It is a wild Pokémon that appears in a fixed location in the overworld.
The trigger for a wanderer to respawn varies. Some respawn as soon as the player leaves the area, some respawn at certain times (e.g. daily), and other never respawn.
In the Wild Area, wanderers appear at a higher level than other Pokémon in the area. If caught or defeated, wanderers in the Wild Area respawn once per day; if run from, they instead respawn as soon as the player leaves the area.