Kanto Safari Zone

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Safari Zone サファリゾーン
Safari Zone
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
FL Safari Zone.png
Map description: An amusement park outside Fuchsia City where many rare Pokémon can be observed in the wild. Catch them in a popular game!FRLG
Location: North of Fuchsia City
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, III
Kanto Safari Zone Map.png
Location of Safari Zone in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

The Kanto Safari Zone (Japanese: サファリゾーン Safari Zone) is a special Pokémon preserve in Kanto that Trainers can enter to capture Pokémon. It is owned by Baoba.

For PokémonDollar.png500, the player can play the Safari Game (Japanese: サファリゲーム Safari Game) and receive 30 Safari Balls. Trainers are limited to 500RBY/600FRLG steps in the Safari Zone before the Game is over. A Safari Zone Exploration Campaign is also taking place, where the goal is for Trainers to find the Secret House (Japanese: トレジャーハウス Treasure House), located in the deepest area, Area 3. The prize for finding the house is HM03 (Surf).

In the Safari Zone, when a wild Pokémon appears, Trainers cannot send out Pokémon to battle it. Instead, Trainers must face Pokémon only with simple tools, and catching a Pokémon becomes much more reliant on luck, as Pokémon are able to run away from the Trainer at any time. Trainers may throw Bait to make a Pokémon less likely to run, but this also makes it harder to catch. Conversely, throwing Rocks will make a Pokémon easier to catch but more likely to run.

In Generation II, the Safari Zone has closed down while Baoba takes a vacation. In the contemporaneous Generation IV games, he has opened another one in Johto and Kanto's Pal Park is located here. In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, GO Park is located here.

Areas

The Safari Zone is divided into four areas:

  • The Center Area: where the player enters the Safari Zone
  • Area 1: east from the Center Area
  • Area 2: north from the Center Area
  • Area 3: west from the Center Area

In the Generation I games, "Center Area" is actually used to refer to both the entrance area that acts as a hub to all the other areas, and the area east from this hub.

Safari Game

As with other Safari Games, Pokémon are made easier or harder to capture by modifying the Pokémon's catch rate. Pokémon can be in any of three states—angry, eating or neutral—with the angry state making them more likely to run but the eating state making them less likely to.

Generation I

At the start of an encounter, two counters—an "angry counter" and an "eating counter"—are set to 0. Whenever Bait is thrown, the angry counter is reset while the eating counter increases by a random value between 1 and 5 (but to no more than 255). The opposite occurs if a Rock is thrown: the eating counter is reset and the angry counter increases on the same basis. The catch rate is doubled (to no more than 255) whenever a Rock is thrown, but halved (rounded down) whenever Bait is thrown.

At the end of each turn, if either the angry or eating counter is nonzero, it is decreased by 1; if the angry counter is decreased to 0, the modified catch rate resets to the Pokémon's initial catch rate. A random value between 0 and 255 inclusive is generated, and if this is less than half of the Pokémon's Speed rounded down (if the Pokémon is eating), double the Speed (if the Pokémon is in a neutral state), or four times the Speed (if the Pokémon is angry), the Pokémon escapes. A Pokémon will also always escape if its Speed is 128 or more, even if it is eating.

Generation III

The Safari Game mechanics were overhauled to more closely resemble the one in the Hoenn Safari Zone. Like it, there is an additional "catch factor" that begins at 100/1275 of the Pokémon's catch rate (rounded down). Each species of Pokémon that appears in the Safari Zone also has its own "escape rate", unlike in the Hoenn Safari Zone, which is never modified. Bait cannot reduce the "catch factor" of a Pokémon below 3 and rocks cannot increase it above 20. Because of this Chansey becomes easier to catch after being baited as its catch factor increases from 2 to 3, Pokémon with a base catch rate of 45 will not become harder to catch after bait has been thrown as their catch factor remains at 3, and Magikarp cannot become any easier to catch by throwing rocks as its catch factor is already 20.

Like Generation I, a Pokémon will be angry or eating whenever Bait or Rocks are thrown. If Bait is thrown, it will be "eating" for 1-5 turns, during which the catch factor is halved. If Rocks are thrown, it will be "angry" for 1-5 turns, during which the catch factor is doubled. Being "angry" or "eating" is mutually exclusive, though modifications to the catch factors will stack. Whenever a Safari Ball is thrown, the catch factor is converted back to a catch rate by multiplying by 1275/100 and rounding down. The amount of bait or anger a Pokémon has can stack if multiple rocks or bait are thrown. The amount cannot surpass 5 turns worth of either.

At the beginning of each turn a flee check will be completed. A random number from 0 to 99 is generated, and is compared to 5 times its "modified escape factor" if the random value is less, the Pokémon will escape at the end of the turn unless it is captured. During a flee check turn the game will determine a Pokémon's "modified escape factor" 1275/100 of the escape rate (rounded down), which is doubled if the Pokémon is "angry" or quartered (rounded down) if the Pokémon is "eating". This value cannot be reduced below 1 which is equal to a 5% chance to flee.

FR/LG Flee Rates*
Pokémon Base Flee Rate Baited Flee Factor Angered Flee Factor
  25 (10%) 1 (5%) 2 (10%)
          50 (15%) 1 (5%) 6 (30%)
        75 (25%) 1 (5%) 10 (50%)
  100 (35%) 1 (5%) 14 (70%)
       125 (45%) 2 (10%) 18 (90%)


FR/LG Base Catch Rates*
Pokémon Base Catch Rate Catch Factor Base Safari Catch Rate
(Per Ball)*
  30 2 25 (4.9%)
       45 3 38 (8.1%)
  60 4 51 (10.7%)
   75 5 63 (12.3%)
  90 7 89 (19.8%)
    120 9 114 (23.4%)
      190 14 178 (40.1%)
  225 17 216 (50.3%)
   235 18 229 (50.3%)
   255 20 255 (50.3%)

Closing notices

In Generation II, the sign outside the Safari Zone contains a notice about it being closed in that reads:

The WARDEN is
traveling abroad.
Therefore, the
SAFARI ZONE is
closed.

In HeartGold and SoulSilver, the sign informs that since the Safari Zone is closed, the facility houses Pal Park instead.

There's a notice here...
The Safari Zone is closed.
Instead, we have Pal Park.

Items

Item Location Games
  Safari Ball ×30 For the Safari Game; cannot be kept  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Nugget Center Area (hub), on the island (requires Surf)  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Leaf Stone ×2
  • Center Area, three squares east of the Nugget (requires Surf) (hidden)
  • Area 1, southwest of the rest house, on the southern plateau
 FR  LG 
  Carbos Center Area (east), southwest of the rest house, on the southern plateau  R  B  Y 
  TM37 (Egg Bomb) Center Area (east), in the patch of grass beside the water  R  B  Y 
  TM11 (Sunny Day) Area 1, in the patch of grass beside the water  FR  LG 
  Max Potion Center Area (east)RGBY/Area 1FRLG, west of the northern plateau  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Full Restore Center Area (east)RGBY/Area 1FRLG, southwest of the rest house  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Quick Claw Area 2, near the center of the zone  FR  LG 
  TM40 (Skull Bash) Area 2, southwest of the rest house  R  B  Y 
  TM47 (Steel Wing) Area 2, southwest of the rest house  FR  LG 
  Protein Area 2, northwest of the rest house  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Max Revive Area 3, northwest of the Area 3 sign  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Max Potion Area 3, in the patch of grass in the southwest area of the zone  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  TM32 (Double Team) Area 3, southeast of the Secret House  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Revive Area 3, on the statue southeast of the Secret House (hidden)  R  B  Y 
  HM03 (Surf) Area 3, from the man in the Secret House  R  B  Y  FR  LG 
  Revive Area 3, four squares south and one square east of the door to the Secret House (hidden)  FR  LG 
  Gold Teeth Area 3, southeast of the sign asking to find them  R  B  Y  FR  LG 

Pokémon

Generation I

Center Area

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Nidoran♀
R B Y
  Grass
22 25%
  Nidoran♀
R B Y
  Grass
36 15%
  Nidorina
R B Y
  Grass
31 5%
  Nidorina
R B Y
  Grass
31 10%
  Nidoran♂
R B Y
  Grass
22 25%
  Nidoran♂
R B Y
  Grass
14 25%
  Nidorino
R B Y
  Grass
31 10%
  Nidorino
R B Y
  Grass
31 5%
  Nidorino
R B Y
  Grass
23 10%
  Paras
R B Y
  Grass
27 5%
  Parasect
R B Y
  Grass
30 5%
  Parasect
R B Y
  Grass
27, 32 15%
  Venonat
R B Y
  Grass
22 15%
  Exeggcute
R B Y
  Grass
24-25 20%
  Exeggcute
R B Y
  Grass
24 15%
  Rhyhorn
R B Y
  Grass
25 15%
  Rhyhorn
R B Y
  Grass
20 10%
  Chansey
R B Y
  Grass
23 1%
  Chansey
R B Y
  Grass
7 1%
  Tangela
R B Y
  Grass
22 4%
  Scyther
R B Y
  Grass
23 4%
  Pinsir
R B Y
  Grass
23 4%
Fishing
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Goldeen
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Psyduck
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Slowpoke
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Krabby
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
5, 10 70%
  Dratini
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Dratini
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
10 20%
  Dragonair
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 10%
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.


Area 1

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Nidoran♀
R B Y
  Grass
24 5%
  Nidoran♀
R B Y
  Grass
24 25%
  Nidoran♀
R B Y
  Grass
29 25%
  Nidorina
R B Y
  Grass
33 10%
  Nidorina
R B Y
  Grass
32 10%
  Nidoran♂
R B Y
  Grass
24 25%
  Nidoran♂
R B Y
  Grass
24 5%
  Nidoran♂
R B Y
  Grass
21 15%
  Nidorino
R B Y
  Grass
33 10%
  Paras
R B Y
  Grass
22 15%
  Parasect
R B Y
  Grass
25 5%
  Doduo
R B Y
  Grass
26 15%
  Exeggcute
R B Y
  Grass
23, 25 20%
  Exeggcute
R B Y
  Grass
22, 26 20%
  Cubone
R B Y
  Grass
19 10%
  Marowak
R B Y
  Grass
24 5%
  Chansey
R B Y
  Grass
21 4%
  Kangaskhan
R B Y
  Grass
25 4%
  Scyther
R B Y
  Grass
28 1%
  Scyther
R B Y
  Grass
15 1%
  Pinsir
R B Y
  Grass
28 1%
  Tauros
R B Y
  Grass
21 10%
Fishing
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Goldeen
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Psyduck
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Slowpoke
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Krabby
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
5, 10, 15 90%
  Dratini
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Dratini
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 10%
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.


Area 2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Nidoran♀
R B Y
  Grass
22 25%
  Nidoran♀
R B Y
  Grass
14 15%
  Nidorina
R B Y
  Grass
30 5%
  Nidorina
R B Y
  Grass
30 10%
  Nidorina
R B Y
  Grass
23 10%
  Nidoran♂
R B Y
  Grass
22 25%
  Nidoran♂
R B Y
  Grass
36 25%
  Nidorino
R B Y
  Grass
30 10%
  Nidorino
R B Y
  Grass
30 5%
  Paras
R B Y
  Grass
23 15%
  Venomoth
R B Y
  Grass
32 5%
  Exeggcute
R B Y
  Grass
25, 27 20%
  Exeggcute
R B Y
  Grass
20 15%
  Cubone
R B Y
  Grass
16 5%
  Rhyhorn
R B Y
  Grass
26 15%
  Rhyhorn
R B Y
  Grass
25 10%
  Chansey
R B Y
  Grass
26 4%
  Kangaskhan
R B Y
  Grass
28, 33 15%
  Scyther
R B Y
  Grass
25 4%
  Pinsir
R B Y
  Grass
15 1%
  Tauros
R B Y
  Grass
28 1%
Fishing
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Goldeen
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Psyduck
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Slowpoke
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Krabby
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
5, 10, 15 90%
  Dratini
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Dratini
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 10%
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.


Area 3

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Nidoran♀
R B Y
  Grass
25 5%
  Nidoran♀
R B Y
  Grass
25 25%
  Nidoran♀
R B Y
  Grass
21 15%
  Nidorina
R B Y
  Grass
33 10%
  Nidoran♂
R B Y
  Grass
25 25%
  Nidoran♂
R B Y
  Grass
25 5%
  Nidoran♂
R B Y
  Grass
29 25%
  Nidorino
R B Y
  Grass
33 10%
  Nidorino
R B Y
  Grass
32 10%
  Venonat
R B Y
  Grass
23 15%
  Venomoth
R B Y
  Grass
31 5%
  Doduo
R B Y
  Grass
26 15%
  Exeggcute
R B Y
  Grass
24, 26 20%
  Exeggcute
R B Y
  Grass
22, 26 20%
  Cubone
R B Y
  Grass
19 10%
  Marowak
R B Y
  Grass
24 5%
  Tangela
R B Y
  Grass
27 1%
  Kangaskhan
R B Y
  Grass
28 1%
  Pinsir
R B Y
  Grass
25 4%
  Tauros
R B Y
  Grass
26 4%
  Tauros
R B Y
  Grass
21 10%
Fishing
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Goldeen
R B Y
  Fishing
Good Rod
10 50%
  Psyduck
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Slowpoke
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Krabby
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Magikarp
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
5, 10, 15 90%
  Dratini
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 25%
  Dratini
R B Y
  Fishing
Super Rod
15 10%
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.


Generation III

Center Area

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Nidoran♀
FR LG
  Grass
22 20%
  Nidorina
FR LG
  Grass
31 5%
  Nidorina
FR LG
  Grass
31 10%
  Nidoran♂
FR LG
  Grass
22 20%
  Nidorino
FR LG
  Grass
31 10%
  Nidorino
FR LG
  Grass
31 5%
  Parasect
FR LG
  Grass
30 5%
  Venonat
FR LG
  Grass
22 15%
  Exeggcute
FR LG
  Grass
24-25 20%
  Rhyhorn
FR LG
  Grass
25 20%
  Chansey
FR LG
  Grass
23 1%
  Scyther
FR LG
  Grass
23 4%
  Pinsir
FR LG
  Grass
23 4%
Surfing
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Surfing
20-40 100%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Goldeen
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
  Goldeen
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
  Seaking
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
  Dratini
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
  Dragonair
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
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.


Area 1

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Nidoran♀
FR LG
  Grass
24 5%
  Nidoran♀
FR LG
  Grass
24 20%
  Nidorina
FR LG
  Grass
33 10%
  Nidoran♂
FR LG
  Grass
24 20%
  Nidoran♂
FR LG
  Grass
24 5%
  Nidorino
FR LG
  Grass
33 10%
  Paras
FR LG
  Grass
22 15%
  Parasect
FR LG
  Grass
25 5%
  Doduo
FR LG
  Grass
26 20%
  Exeggcute
FR LG
  Grass
23, 25 20%
  Kangaskhan
FR LG
  Grass
25 4%
  Scyther
FR LG
  Grass
28 1%
  Pinsir
FR LG
  Grass
28 1%
Surfing
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Surfing
20-40 100%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Goldeen
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
  Goldeen
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
  Seaking
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
  Dratini
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
  Dragonair
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
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.


Area 2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Nidoran♀
FR LG
  Grass
30 20%
  Nidorina
FR LG
  Grass
30 5%
  Nidorina
FR LG
  Grass
30 10%
  Nidoran♂
FR LG
  Grass
30 20%
  Nidorino
FR LG
  Grass
30 10%
  Nidorino
FR LG
  Grass
30 5%
  Paras
FR LG
  Grass
23 15%
  Venomoth
FR LG
  Grass
32 5%
  Exeggcute
FR LG
  Grass
25, 27 20%
  Rhyhorn
FR LG
  Grass
26 20%
  Chansey
FR LG
  Grass
26 4%
  Tauros
FR LG
  Grass
28 1%
Surfing
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Surfing
20-40 100%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Goldeen
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
  Goldeen
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
  Seaking
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
  Dratini
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
  Dragonair
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
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.


Area 3

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Nidoran♀
FR LG
  Grass
30 5%
  Nidoran♀
FR LG
  Grass
22 20%
  Nidorina
FR LG
  Grass
30 10%
  Nidoran♂
FR LG
  Grass
22 20%
  Nidoran♂
FR LG
  Grass
30 5%
  Nidorino
FR LG
  Grass
30 10%
  Venonat
FR LG
  Grass
23 15%
  Venomoth
FR LG
  Grass
32 5%
  Doduo
FR LG
  Grass
26 20%
  Exeggcute
FR LG
  Grass
25, 27 20%
  Kangaskhan
FR LG
  Grass
28 1%
  Tauros
FR LG
  Grass
25 4%
Surfing
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Surfing
20-40 100%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Surfing
20-40 100%
Fishing
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Old Rod
5 100%
  Poliwag
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Goldeen
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 60%
  Magikarp
FR LG
  Fishing
Good Rod
5-15 20%
  Psyduck
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
  Slowpoke
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-35 4%
  Goldeen
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 40%
  Seaking
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
20-30 40%
  Dratini
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
15-25 15%
  Dragonair
FR LG
  Fishing
Super Rod
25-35 1%
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.


Layout

Version Center Area (hub) Center Area (east)RGBY
Area 1FRLG
Area 2 Area 3
Red        
Blue
Yellow
FireRed        
LeafGreen
 

In the spin-off games

Pokémon Pinball

In Pokémon Pinball, the Safari Zone appears on the Red and Blue tables; catchable Pokémon include Nidoran♀, Nidoran♂, Paras, Doduo, Grimer, Rhyhorn, Chansey, Scyther, Pinsir and Tauros.

In the anime

Main series

 
The Safari Zone entrance in the anime

The Safari Zone only appeared in the banned episode EP035. Due to this episode's international ban outside of Asia, the Safari Zone has never appeared in the English dub, although it was mentioned in the preceding episodes The Flame Pokémon-Athon! and The Kangaskhan Kid.

In the anime, the Safari Zone is run by a gun-toting warden, Kaiser. Like in the games, Trainers are restricted to only thirty Safari Balls per challenge. It is explained that this is the result of an incident decades ago where a rumor of the extremely rare Pokémon Dratini being spotted in the Safari Zone caused countless Trainers to recklessly catch excessive amounts of Pokémon in the area and completely wreck it in the process.

Upon entering the Safari Zone, Ash and his friends encountered Team Rocket, who challenged them to a contest to see who could catch the most Pokémon. However, while Ash was busy catching Pokémon, Team Rocket forced Kaiser to reveal Dratini's location. Ash and his friends managed to stop Team Rocket's plan to detonate a bomb in Dratini's home lagoon and discovered that the Dratini which Kaiser had met decades earlier had evolved into Dragonair and now had its own child Dratini. Before leaving the Safari Zone, Ash sent the Pokémon he had caught, namely a herd of Tauros and nothing else, to Professor Oak's Laboratory.

Pokémon

 
Tauros (×30)
 
Dratini
 
Dratini → Dragonair
 
Nidorino
 
Nidorina
 
Rhyhorn
 
Rhydon
 
Magikarp
 
Gyarados
 
Horsea
 
Poliwag
 
Goldeen
 
Slowpoke

Pokémon Origins

The Kanto Safari Zone appeared in File 4: Charizard, when Red was seen confronting Chansey in there. Initially, he had trouble choosing between throwing a rock or a bait, almost causing the Chansey to run away, but eventually, he managed to catch it and add its data to his Pokédex.

Pokémon

 
Chansey

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Safari Zone in Pokémon Adventures

The Safari Zone appeared in Long Live the Nidoking! and A Hollow Victreebel, where Red visited it. Like all visitors, Red was forced to leave his Pokémon and Poké Balls to the entrance before starting his tour. Guided by two robotic Pidgey called Pidgebots, Red started a ride on a raft in a river running through the Safari Zone. When he noticed two Nidoking fighting over the love of a Nidoqueen, Red secretly pulled out a Poké Ball he had smuggled in and tried to catch one of the Nidoking with it. However, the ball missed the Nidoking and caught Nidoqueen instead. Enraged by this, the two Nidoking attacked Red's raft, destroying it and one of the Pidgebots.

While on the run, Red ended up getting caught by a group of Victreebel, who intended to eat him as a part of their nightly evolution ritual. However, thanks to his Poké Flute and a Poké Doll, Red managed to escape. Coming across one of the Nidoking from before again, Red caught one of the Victreebel and used it to weaken Nidoking enough for capture. The next morning, when Red was found by the Safari Zone officials, he was revealed to have caught a huge herd of Pokémon.

Pokémon

 
Parasect
 
Exeggcute (multiple)
 
Dragonair
 
Nidoking (multiple)
 
Nidoqueen
 
Victreebel (multiple)
 
Weepinbell (multiple)
 
Bellsprout (multiple)

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

 
The Safari Zone in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Red and his Pokémon visited the Safari Zone in Rampage At The Safari Zone?!. Like many other places they visit, it ended up getting wrecked by wrecked by Clefairy.

Pokémon

 
Nidoran♀
 
Tauros
 
Omanyte
 
Omastar
 
Kabuto
 
Kabutops
 
Aerodactyl

Pokémon Zensho

 
Safari Zone in Pokémon Zensho

The Safari Zone appeared in Fuchsia City, where Satoshi entered it. After saving a Ditto from a Tauros, Satoshi met Shigeru, who showed off all the Pokémon he had managed to catch at the Safari Zone. Soon after, Satoshi came across a Fisherman, who gave him a fishing rod. To the Fisherman's astonishment, Satoshi managed to reel in a rare Dratini, and asked for him to trade it for him. At first, Satoshi was reluctant, but when he noticed the Safari Zone Warden's missing dentures inside one of the Fisherman's Poké Balls, he accepted the offer.

On his way to return the dentures, Satoshi was ambushed and challenged to a battle by Gym Leader Koga. Satoshi's Ditto transformed into a duplicate of Koga, resulting in his Weezing getting confused and self-destructing, earning Satoshi the Soul Badge.

Pokémon

 
Chansey
 
Doduo
 
Rhyhorn
 
Kangaskhan
 
Tauros
 
Ditto
 
Dratini
 
Slowpoke
 
Krabby
 
Psyduck
 
Magikarp

Trivia

 
The unused Safari Zone in Generation II, which uses Evolution as its background music
  • The background music is Evolution.
  • The Safari Zone is a location in Generation II, but it is very minimally programmed into the game. It can only be accessed by changing the warp pointers when a room is entered; however, when it has been accessed, the area is unmistakably the entrance area, complete with music. It is apparently a leftover from the development builds of Gold and Silver.
  • In Pokémon Yellow, Tauros's encounter rate at the Safari Zone is 10%, as opposed to the other Generation I-based games, where its encounter rate is only 1% or 4%, depending on the Area. As the Yellow Version is highly based on the anime, this can be taken as a reference to the anime episode EP035, where Tauros were seen in large numbers around the Safari Zone, as opposed to its rarity in the previous games.
    • Another reference to the aforementioned episode in Yellow may be the fact that Dragonair, which also appeared in EP035, is available in the Yellow Version, but not in the Red and Blue Versions.
  • In Generation I, a scientist in a house in the top-right corner of Area 2 states, "You can keep any item you find on the ground here. But, you'll run out of time if you try for all of them at once!". However, so long as the player can use HM03 (Surf) as soon as they pick it up, it is actually possible to collect all possible items in the Safari Zone in one visit.
  • Although bait makes Pokémon harder to catch, an NPC in Area 4 says it makes them easier to catch.
  • In the Western Generation I games, though the player receives 30 Safari Balls, it is only possible to catch 25 Pokémon: 5 to fill the party and 20 to fill a Box. In the Japanese games, however, the Box capacity is 30 Pokémon.
  • In Pokémon Yellow, if the player tries to enter the Safari Zone with less than  500, they can enter the Safari Zone for all of their remaining money but they get a number of Safari Balls proportional to the amount paid. If they have no money, they can enter for free after multiple attempts to enter, but only receive a single Safari Ball.
    • As this doesn't happen in Red and Blue, the player will be unable to get HM03 (Surf) nor the Gold Teeth if they run out of money.
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In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 狩獵地帶 Sáulihp Deihdaai *
野生原野區 Yéhsāang Yùhnyéhkēui *
野生原野區域 Yéhsāang Yùhnyéh Kēuiwihk *
野生動物園 Yéhsāang Duhngmahtyún *
野生公園 Yéhsāang Gūngyún *
Mandarin 狩獵地帶 / 狩猎地带 Shòuliè Dìdài *
野生原野區 / 野生原野区 Yěshēng Yuányěqū *
丛林村 Cónglín Cūn *
草野區 Cǎoyěqū *
野生動物園 Yěshēng Dòngwùyuán *
神奇寶貝遊樂中心 Shénqí Bǎobèi Yóulè Zhōngxīn *
神奇宝贝游戏城 Shénqí Bǎobèi Yóuxì Chéng *
  Danish Safarizonen
  Finnish Safarivyöhyke
  European French Parc Safari
  German Safarizone
  Italian Zona Safari
  Korean 사파리존 Safari Zone
  Norwegian Safarisonen
  Polish Strefa Safari (EP033-EP065) *
Portuguese   Brazil Zona de Safári (manga)
Safari Zone (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Zona Safári (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Zona de Safari*
  European Spanish Zona Safari
  Swedish Safarizonen
  Thai ซาฟารีโซน Safari Zone
  Vietnamese Vùng Safari



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