Great Crater of Paldea

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Great Crater of Paldea パルデアの大穴
Great Pit of Paldea
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Center of Paldea
Region: Paldea
Generations: IX
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Location of Great Crater of Paldea in Paldea.
Pokémon world locations

The Great Crater of Paldea (Japanese: パルデアの大穴 Great Pit of Paldea) is the massive crater located in the center of the Paldea region. Located inside the crater is Area Zero, the origin of the Terastal phenomenon.


The Great Crater of Paldea is surrounded by a ring of mountains, where wild Garchomp and Magnezone can be found. Nestled in the northwestern mountains near Medali is the Zero Gate, the primary gateway for those wishing to descend into Area Zero, though most people are forbidden from entering. An official school rule forbids any student of the Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV from entering Area Zero due to the aggressive Pokémon that live there and the hazardous geography of the area. After accessing Area Zero once, the player may also access Area Zero by climbing the mountains and dropping through the cloud cover.


Prairie biome

Item Location Games
  Sitrus Berry (50.0%)  S  V 
  Liechi Berry (5.0%)  S  V 
  Ganlon Berry (5.0%)  S  V 
  Salac Berry (5.0%)  S  V 
  Petaya Berry (5.0%)  S  V 
  Apicot Berry (5.0%)  S  V 
  Dusk Stone (5.0%)  S  V 
  Shiny Stone (7.5%)  S  V 
  Pichu Fur (9.5%)  S  V 
  Bright Powder (3.0%)  S  V 

Special encounters

Rayquaza around the Great Crater of Paldea

After acquiring a Rayquaza Treat from Snacksworth, Rayquaza will spawn in this area as a static encounter. If defeated, it can be battled again after the game has been rebooted, provided that over one hour has passed in Nintendo Switch's internal clock since its defeat. It is coded to never be Shiny.

Rayquaza Lv.70
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Hyper Voice
Normal Special
Psychic Status
Flying Physical


Fixed Encounters
Pokémon Level Game
Garchomp 57, 58 S/V
Magnezone 57, 58 S/V

In the anime

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

The Great Crater of Paldea in Pokémon: Paldean Winds

The Great Crater of Paldea briefly appeared in Breathe Out.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 帕底亞巨坑 Paakdáia Geuihhāang
Mandarin 帕底亞巨坑 / 帕底亚巨坑 Pàdǐyǎ Jùkēng / Pàdǐyà Jùkēng
  French Cratère de Paldea
  German Schlund von Paldea
  Italian Voragine di Paldea
  Korean 팔데아의 대공 Paldea-ui Daegong
  Spanish Foso de Paldea

South: Cabo PocoMesagoza (Naranja Academy/Uva Academy)
Los PlatosCortondoAlfornadaPokémon League
East: ArtazonLevinciaZapapico
West: CascarrafaPorto MarinadaMedali
North: Montenevera
South Province
Area OneArea TwoArea Three
Area FourArea FiveArea Six (Alfornada Cavern)
Poco PathInlet GrottoSouth Paldean Sea
East Province
Area One (Schedar Squad's Base) • Area TwoArea Three
Tagtree Thicket (Navi Squad's Base) • East Paldean Sea
West Province
Area One (Segin Squad's Base) • Area TwoArea Three
Asado DesertWest Paldean Sea
North Province
Area OneArea Two (Caph Squad's Base) • Area Three (Ruchbah Squad's Base)
Casseroya Lake (Socarrat Trail) • Glaseado Mountain (Dalizapa Passage)
North Paldean Sea
Great Crater of Paldea
Area Zero
Zero GateZero LabArea Zero Underdepths
Ten Sights of Paldea (Colonnade Hollow)
Grasswither ShrineIcerend Shrine
Groundblight ShrineFirescourge Shrine
Access to
KitakamiBlueberry Academy

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