Glimwood Tangle

Glimwood Tangle ルミナスメイズの森
Luminous Maze Forest
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Glimwood Tangle SwSh.png
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Location: Between Stow-on-Side and Ballonlea
Region: Galar
Generations: VIII
Galar Glimwood Tangle Map.png
Location of Glimwood Tangle in Galar.
Pokémon world locations

Glimwood Tangle (Japanese: ルミナスメイズの森 Luminous Maze Forest) is a forest in the northwestern part of the Galar region. It lies between Stow-on-Side (to the south) and Ballonlea (to the north).


Glimwood Tangle is a forest with several, maze-like paths. Though perpetually dark, luminescent mushrooms provide small circles of light at various points on the paths; touching these mushrooms causes them to glow more brightly and expands the area that they light. The paths are divided into a southern and a northern group, connected only by the easternmost path. When entering the tangle from Stow-on-Side, the paths lead to a T-shaped fork. Taking the fork's western branch leads to a four-way intersection that connects (via the northern and southern exits) to a roughly circular path, with a ledge in the northern part of the circle; the western exit leads to a dead end. The fork's eastern branch leads to a curving path with two small, dead-end offshoots before connecting to the northern group of paths. The northern paths branch into four broad, overlapping circuits, with an oblong one north of the other three. Four ledges divide some areas of the paths: one between the westernmost and central lower circuits, one between the westernmost and northern circuits, and two on the northeastern corner of the northern circuit. On the eastern edge of the northern circuit sits a wide clearing, which connects to a path to the northeast that leads to Ballonlea.

Until the player has defeated Bede at Stow-on-Side, two Team Yell Grunts block the way through the forest.


Item Location Games
  Bright Powder West of the first crossroads, down the path south of Cook Derek  Sw  Sh 
  Full Heal ×2 East of the first crossroads (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  Big Root Down the eastern path, next to a tree root  Sw  Sh 
  TM24 (Snore) In a dead end west of the Daring Couple  Sw  Sh 
  Hyper Potion ×2 Southwest of the northern exit  Sw  Sh 
  Luminous Moss On a ledge along the path near Madame Judy (hidden)  Sw  Sh 
  TM56 (U-turn) On a ledge at the end of the path near Madame Judy  Sw  Sh 


Hidden encounters

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh 34-36 10%
Sw Sh 34-36 10%
Sw Sh 34-36 10%
Sw Sh 34-36 10%
Sw Sh 34-36 20%
Sw Sh 34-36 15%
Sw Sh 34-36 9%
Sw Sh 34-36 9%
Sw Sh 34-36 10%
Sw Sh 34-36 1%
Sw Sh 34-36 15%
Sw Sh 34-36 10%
Sw Sh 34-36 20%
Sw Sh 34-36 5%
Sw Sh 34-36 5%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Curry encounters

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh 34-36 7.94%
Sw Sh 34-36 8.93%
Sw Sh 34-36 9.01%
Sw Sh 34-36 9.01%
Sw Sh 34-36 9.93%
Sw Sh 34-36 9.93%
Sw Sh 34-36 9.93%
Sw Sh 34-36 9.93%
Sw Sh 34-36 9.93%
Sw Sh 34-36 10.14%
Sw Sh 34-36 10.17%
Sw Sh 34-36 11.17%
Sw Sh 34-36 11.27%
Sw Sh 34-36 11.27%
Sw Sh 34-36 11.27%
Sw Sh 34-36 11.55%
Sw Sh 34-36 12.16%
Sw Sh 34-36 12.68%
Sw Sh 34-36 13.80%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


  • There are two Impidimp seen hiding behind luminescent mushrooms, and are encountered when interacting with them. One is near the entrance, the other is near a dead end to the east, just before Cook Derek. They respawn every time when exiting and re-entering the area.
  • Morgrem is located to the left of Madame Judy, behind a large tree. It does not respawn.
Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Sw Sh
31 N/A
Sw Sh
38 One
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Trainer Pokémon
Cook Derek
ケンサク Kensaku
Reward: $4,080
  Milcery Lv.33
No item
Phony Form
No item
  Shiinotic Lv.34
No item
Daring Couple Robert and Jacqueline
ユウタとミレイ Yūta and Mirei
Reward: $7,344
  Ninetales Lv.34
No item
  Kirlia Lv.34
No item
Madame Judy
メグミ Megumi
Reward: $6,600
No item
No item

In the anime

Glimwood Tangle in the anime

Glimwood Tangle first appeared in The Tale of You and Glimwood Tangle!. Chloe went there alongside Ash and Goh in search of a Galarian Ponyta and Rapidash. Whilst there, Goh spotted a Morelull and chased after it, causing him and Ash to become separated from Chloe. Goh eventually caught Morelull, and whilst trying to find Chloe, they wandered into Ballonlea and met Opal.

Chloe, meanwhile, encountered a Galarian Ponyta, who led her to an injured Galarian Rapidash. Chloe went off in search of a flower whose dew could heal Rapidash, only to run into a trio of Impidimp that stole her backpack. After a playful fight with Bluk Berries, Chloe retrieved her backpack and got the flower dew she had searched for, using it to heal Rapidash. As thanks for healing it, Rapidash let Chloe ride itself and took her to Ballonlea.

The forest reappeared in The Sweet Taste of Battle!, where Leon was seen interacting with some of the forest Pokémon on his way to Ballonlea, before admitting that he was completely lost.

In Must Be Our Heroes and the Witch!, Brock was lured into Glimwood Tangle by a Hatterene, which wanted to feed on the strong negative emotions of his latest heartbreak. Ash, Misty, and Cilan received help from a Hatenna in leading them to Brock, whom they were able to save.

Pokémon found in Glimwood Tangle

Impidimp (×3)

Caught Pokémon

Goh's Morelull

In the manga

Glimwood Tangle in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

Glimwood Tangle appeared in Shocking!! Reunion in the Forest. After it turned out that Allister had sneaked into Professor Magnolia's van due to his interest in her Antique Form Sinistea and Polteageist, the Pokémon Professor revealed that she had met them when her car had lost a tire while driving through the forest shortly before. Due to Professor Magnolia having forgotten to reset the route record on the van's auto driver, it ended up driving the exact same route as before and crashing again.

As the van stopped, Allister left it to explore the forest in the hopes of catching himself an Antique Form Sinistea and Polteageist as well, with Casey chasing after him. While doing so, she heard a familiar sound in the distance, which she recognized as the sound of her lost Toxtricity, Tera, who was engaged in a battle against a wild Drakloak. Due to being solely focused on the battle, Tera didn't pay any attention to Casey until it had defeated Drakloak, after which it happily rejoined its Trainer, while Allister caught the Drakloak for himself.

In the TCG

Glimwood Tangle in the TCG
Main article: Glimwood Tangle (Darkness Ablaze 162)

Glimwood Tangle was introduced as a Stadium card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese Explosive Walker subset and the English Darkness Ablaze expansion, with artwork by aky CG Works. It allows the players to ignore any coin flip results and flip again.


Glimwood Tangle as seen in the "Pokémon Live Camera" stream
  • Glimwood Tangle was first showcased in the "Pokémon Live Camera" 24-hour livestream on October 4, 2019, in which Galarian Ponyta was officially revealed.
    • During the stream, Pikachu was shown to be native to the forest, despite not being encounterable there in the game itself.
    • Impidimp also made several appearances in the livestream, despite not being acknowledged officially outside of limited-distribution demos prior to the game's release.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 迷光森林 Màihgwōng Sāmlàhm
Mandarin 迷光森林 Míguāng Sēnlín
  Czech Glimwood Tangle
  Finnish Glimwood-metsä
  French Forêt de Lumirinth
  German Wirrschein-Wald
  Italian Bosco Brillabirinto
  Korean 루미너스메이즈숲 Luminous Maze Forest
  Polish Bór Glimwood
  Brazilian Portuguese Bosque Glimwood
  Russian Сверкающие Дебри Sverkayushchiye Debri
  Spanish Bosque Lumirinto


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