A desert is a type of arid environment in the Pokémon world. There is often a continuous sandstorm in deserts. They tend to have Rock- and Ground-type Pokémon, although Pokémon based on desert-dwelling organisms such as Cacnea may also be found. Deserts can be found in most post-Generation III regions of the Pokémon world. They are covered in sand and contain little to no water. Many deserts have deep sand that the player will sink in and can impede the speed of bicycles.

List of deserts in the Pokémon world

In the core series









In spin-off games


  • Orre mainly consists of one huge desert.

Mystery Dungeon world

Friend Areas


As a Backdrop

The Desert Backdrop

In Generation IV, there is a Backdrop named "Desert", which can be used when dressing up Pokémon. It can be obtained as a default with the Fashion Case, as the 4th rank prize obtained from Jubilife TV's lotteryDP, from a woman on the first floor of the Global TerminalPt, and from a man in the Goldenrod Tunnel.HGSS

In the anime

Mandarin Desert
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A large desert exists on Mandarin Island South known as the Mandarin Desert.

The desert in Candid Camerupt is likely based on Route 111 because the Winstrate family, another aspect of Route 111, is found living there.

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