Pokémon Safari

This article is about the Pokémon Shuffle stage. For the type of location in the core series games, see Safari Zone.

Pokémon Safari (Japanese: ポケモンサファリ Pokémon Safari) is a type of special stage in Pokémon Shuffle where several Pokémon can appear, denoted by a question mark. Whenever a Safari stage is accessed, the player will battle one of the Pokémon that can appear in it, chosen at random. Different Pokémon have different rates of appearance, and there is no way to know which Pokémon will appear before playing. The cost per play is Heart Shuffle.png Heart ×1.

A Pokémon Safari stage

Due to the nature of these stages, the Optimize button is unavailable, however most of the available Pokémon in a safari will usually share one or two type weaknesses. Most Safaris are 3-Pokémon Stages that only allow three Support Pokémon.

For the game's end of service period, Pokémon Safaris began running on a consistent, 24-week schedule, with each lasting for one or two weeks. Across the game's live service period, there were 26 different Pokémon Safari events, although many were re-released, sometimes with expanded selections of Pokémon. Many of the end-of-service events feature Pokémon from the old events, but on the whole the new ones significantly mix them up.

The initial three events used the name "Pokémon Safari Appears!"; afterwards, it changed to "A New Pokémon Safari" (in October of 2015). The fourth release was also the first to appear in Pokémon Shuffle Mobile. The title "Head Back Into The Safari!" has appeared on the re-releases of several events.

Drops

Main article: Drop (Shuffle)

If a Pokémon encountered in a safari has already been caught, then it has a chance to drop the following items:

  • 25% chance to drop   Exp. Booster S ×1
  • 3.125% chance to drop   Exp. Booster M ×1
  • 1.5625% chance to drop   Exp. Booster L ×1

Drop rates can be increased if the   Drop Rate Increase (DRI) effect is purchased from the Special Shop.

Default rates
Drop rates Average
drops/run
  Exp. Booster S ×1
(50 exp)
  Exp. Booster M ×1
(200 exp)
  Exp. Booster L ×1
(1,000 exp)
25% 3.125% 1.563% 34 exp
(as boosters)
  DRI rates
Drop rates Average
drops/run
  Exp. Booster S ×1
(50 exp)
  Exp. Booster M ×1
(200 exp)
  Exp. Booster L ×1
(1,000 exp)
43.75% 6.15% 3.10% 65 exp
(as boosters)

Rotating stages

These stages are available on a rotating basis during the game's end-of-service period, repeating every 24 weeks.

Week 1-2

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Grubbin Bug 16.67% 3,728 7 4% 2% 5 N/A
  Charjabug Bug 10% 3,355 7 3% 4% 5 N/A
  Vikavolt Bug 3.33% 3,465 7 13% 4% 5 N/A
  Crabrawler Fighting 16.67% 2,663 6 7% 2% 5 N/A
  Crabominable Fighting 6.67% 3,515 6 9% 4% 5 N/A
  Caterpie Bug 16.67% 16,456 12 9% 4% 5 N/A
  Metapod Bug 10% 8,470 8 9% 3% 5 N/A
  Butterfree Bug 3.33% 11,518 9 8% 2% 5 N/A
  Yungoos Normal 13.33% 5,500 9 7% 4% 5 N/A
  Gumshoos Normal 3.33% 8,000 10 1% 3% 5 N/A

Week 3-4

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Gible Ground 13.33% 4,388 10 6% 2% 5 N/A
  Gabite Ground 10% 2,226 6 15% 3% 5 N/A
  Garchomp Ground 3.33% 7,725 15 13% 3% 5 N/A
  Staryu Water 13.33% 1,888 8 10% 3% 5 8   Coins appear on board initially
  Starmie Water 6.67% 5,704 13 17% 2% 100 N/A
  Furfrou Normal 10% 3,120 13 5% 2% 5 N/A
  Manaphy
Winking
Water 6.67% 4,334 6 26% 3% 5 N/A
  Phione Water 6.67% 3,375 10 40% 3% 5 N/A
  Phione
Winking
Water 3.33% 5,055 9 9% 5% 5 N/A
  Sandygast Ground 26.67% 9,800 11 8% 2% 5 N/A

Week 5-6

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Krabby Water 16.67% 7,000 8 14% 2% 5 N/A
  Kingler Water 6.67% 6,295 7 16% 2% 5 N/A
  Shellder Water 16.67% 4,892 8 15% 2% 5   Coins appear on board intially and as disruptions
  Cloyster Water 6.67% 5,527 7 18% 3% 100 N/A
  Magikarp
Shiny 
Water 3.33% 4,224 5 25% 6% 5   Coins appear on board initially and as disruptions
  Gyarados
Shiny 
Water 3.33% 4,948 8 22% 2% 5 N/A
  Goldeen Water 16.67% 5,800 8 10% 2% 5 N/A
  Seaking Water 10% 1,500 4 22% 2% 5 N/A
  Aipom Normal 13.33% 3,872 8 8% 4% 5 N/A
  Ambipom Normal 6.67% 4,840 8 16% 5% 5 N/A

Week 7-8

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Electrike Electric 13.33% 5,512 12 8% 3% 5 N/A
  Manectric Electric 6.67% 7,072 12 5% 3% 5 N/A
  Darumaka Fire 16.67% 2,859 7 10% 7% 5 N/A
  Darmanitan Fire 10% 5,960 10 5% 6% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Winking
Electric 6.67% 5,481 7 26% 2% 5 N/A
  Raichu
Winking
Electric 6.67% 440 2 36% 2% 5 N/A
  Plusle Electric 13.33% 3,100 7 17% 3% 5 N/A
  Minun Electric 13.33% 3,100 6 17% 3% 5 N/A
  Diglett
Alola Form
Steel 10% 3,960 8 7% 2% 5 N/A
  Dugtrio
Alola Form
Steel 3.33% 2,970 6 18% 4% 5 N/A

Week 9

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Salandit Poison 20% 4,954 8 5% 3% 5 N/A
  Togedemaru Electric 6.67% 5,759 10 11% 2% 5 N/A
  Roggenrola Rock 16.67% 5,880 10 9% 2% 5 N/A
  Boldore Rock 10% 7,660 12 20% 2% 5 N/A
  Gigalith Rock 3.33% 6,720 9 23% 3% 5 N/A
  Rockruff Rock 6.67% 3,465 7 11% 2% 5 N/A
  Geodude
Alola Form
Electric 16.67% 7,078 10 1% 2% 5 N/A
  Graveler
Alola Form
Electric 10% 5,808 10 11% 2% 5 N/A
  Golem
Alola Form
Electric 3.33% 6,098 8 18% 4% 5 N/A
  Mareanie Poison 6.67% 2,500 5 11% 2% 5 N/A

Week 10

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Pikachu
(Charizard) Costume
Electric 16.67% 13,068 10 17% 2% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
(Magikarp) Costume
Electric 16.67% 720 3 4% 7% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
(Gyarados) Costume
Electric 16.67% 590 7 20% 5% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
(Shiny  Gyarados) Costume
Electric 10.00% 4,450 11 8% 4% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
(Lugia) Costume
Electric 3.33% 4,995 10 8% 2% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
(Ho-Oh) Costume
Electric 3.33% 5,540 9 7% 2% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
(Rayquaza) Costume
Electric 3.33% 6,844 9 4% 4% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
(Shiny  Rayquaza) Costume
Electric 3.33% 4,800 13 5% 4% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Kimono Boy
Electric 13.33% 2,700 6 30% 2% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Kimono Girl
Electric 13.33% 2,400 6 27% 3% 5 N/A

Week 11-12

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Abra Psychic 13.33% 5,082 7 5% 3% 5 N/A
  Kadabra Psychic 10% 13,068 9 18% 2% 5 N/A
  Alakazam Psychic 3.33% 13,068 6 27% 2% 5 N/A
  Tauros Normal 13.33% 5,585 9 15% 3% 5 N/A
  Oddish Grass 20% 5,808 9 5% 3% 5 N/A
  Gloom Grass 10% 8,712 8 12% 4% 5 N/A
  Vileplume Grass 3.33% 6,534 9 23% 2% 5 N/A
  Bounsweet Grass 13.33% 2,772 8 5% 2% 5 N/A
  Steenee Grass 10% 3,234 7 10% 2% 5 N/A
  Tsareena Grass 3.33% 2,830 7 20% 3% 5 N/A

Week 13

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Burmy
Trash Cloak
Bug 20% 13,552 12 9% 4% 5 N/A
  Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Steel 3.33% 8,298 7 20% 2% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Angry
Electric 3.33% 600 2 20% 5% 5 N/A
  Deerling
Spring Form
Grass 20% 5,888 8 15% 2% 5 N/A
  Sawsbuck
Spring Form
Grass 10% 4,830 7 12% 3% 5 N/A
  Morelull Grass 16.67% 3,870 7 9% 4% 5 N/A
  Shiinotic Grass 6.67% 8,848 9 21% 3% 5 N/A
  Wimpod Bug 3.33% 4,992 9 5% 3% 5 N/A
  Venonat Bug 13.33% 2,178 5 10% 2% 5 N/A
  Venomoth Bug 3.33% 7,260 7 24% 4% 5 N/A

Week 14

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Sunkern Grass 20% 3,006 6 16% 4% 5 N/A
  Sunflora Grass 3.33% 4,723 8 20% 4% 5 N/A
  Pikipek Flying 20% 5,300 7 13% 4% 5 N/A
  Trumbeak Flying 10% 6,450 9 16% 3% 5 N/A
  Lurantis Grass 3.33% 8,669 12 10% 3% 5 N/A
  Drampa Dragon 3.33% 10,300 10 22% 2% 5 N/A
  Deerling
Summer Form
Grass 20% 8,470 9 9% 4% 5 N/A
  Sawsbuck
Summer Form
Grass 6.67% 13,456 12 15% 2% 5 N/A
  Stantler Normal 10% 1,972 7 25% 12% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Dizzy
Electric 3.33% 4,800 7 3% 2% 5 N/A

Week 15-16

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Numel Ground 16.67% 12,560 8 60% 2% 5 N/A
  Camerupt Ground 3.33% 11,076 12 12% 3% 5 N/A
  Hippopotas
Female
Ground 16.67% 7,120 8 8% 2% 5 N/A
  Hippowdon
Female
Ground 3.33% 9,600 10 17% 2% 5 N/A
  Pidove Flying 20% 7,392 7 10% 3% 5 N/A
  Tranquill Flying 10% 7,392 7 15% 2% 5 N/A
  Unfezant
Male
Flying 6.67% 2,582 8 14% 4% 5 N/A
  Unfezant
Female
Flying 3.33% 4,992 12 12% 3% 5 N/A
  Jangmo-o Dragon 13.33% 8,400 8 10% 3% 5 N/A
  Hakamo-o Dragon 6.67% 7,560 10 16% 3% 5 N/A

Week 17

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Pikachu
Original Cap
Electric 10% 5,899 11 5% 4% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Hoenn Cap
Electric 10% 2,700 12 8% 3% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Sinnoh Cap
Electric 10% 2,688 7 4% 4% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Unova Cap
Electric 10% 10,400 10 4% 3% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Kalos Cap
Electric 10% 4,000 10 6% 4% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Alola Cap
Electric 10% 10,663 11 5% 3% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Smiling
Electric 13.33% 10,890 10 11% 3% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Happy
Electric 3.33% 4,800 13 5% 3% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Fired Up
Electric 20% 9,916 12 8% 3% 5 N/A
  Pikachu
Surprised
Electric 3.33% 8,812 11 14% 3% 5 N/A

Week 18

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Meowth
Alola Form
Dark 16.67% 3,234 6 16% 2% 5 N/A
  Persian
Alola Form
Dark 6.67% 3,234 6 16% 2% 5 N/A
  Rattata
Alola Form
Dark 16.67% 3,564 8 5% 2% 5 N/A
  Raticate
Alola Form
Dark 6.67% 2,673 6 13% 2% 5 N/A
  Unown
(N)
Psychic 10% 6,881 9 15% 2% 5 N/A
  Unown
(I)
Psychic 10% 5,481 8 30% 3% 5 N/A
  Unown
(C)
Psychic 10% 9,109 9 17% 2% 5 N/A
  Unown
(E)
Psychic 10% 10,719 8 14% 2% 5 N/A
  Cherubi
Winking
Grass 10% 6,431 10 6% 3% 5 N/A
  Cherrim
Winking
Grass 3.33% 3,600 7 13% 3% 5 N/A

Week 19-20

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Pineco Bug 16.67% 5,481 7 11% 2% 5 N/A
  Forretress Bug 6.67% 8,004 8 14% 3% 5 N/A
  Ledyba Bug 13.33% 8,613 7 15% 2% 5 N/A
  Ledian Bug 6.67% 5,407 8 16% 4% 5 N/A
  Houndour Fire 13.33% 4,176 8 12% 3% 5 N/A
  Houndoom Fire 3.33% 6,090 7 25% 4% 5 N/A
  Noibat Flying 13.33% 3,915 5 12% 2% 5 N/A
  Hoothoot Flying 16.67% 5,481 7 11% 2% 5   Coins appear on board intially and as disruptions
On the first three 11+ combo, 6 Coins appear as part of a disruption
  Noctowl Flying 6.67% 8,613 9 17% 2% 5 N/A
  Vivillon
Poké Ball Pattern
Bug 3.33% 2,300 7 17% 4% 5 N/A

Week 21-22

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Sewaddle Bug 16.67% 5,808 6 10% 5% 5 N/A
  Swadloon Bug 10% 10,648 7 13% 4% 5 N/A
  Leavanny Bug 3.33% 9,680 9 20% 6% 5   Coins appear as disruptions
  Cottonee
Winking
Grass 16.67% 7,260 6 19% 2% 100 N/A
  Whimsicott
Winking
Grass 6.67% 7,986 8 23% 3% 100 N/A
  Flabébé
Winking
Fairy 13.33% 8,400 8 9% 3% 5 N/A
  Floette
Winking
Fairy 6.67% 9,600 12 16% 2% 5 N/A
  Snubbull
Winking
Fairy 6.67% 9,600 10 15% 3% 5 N/A
  Chansey
Winking
Normal 3.33% 921 3 20% 4% 5 N/A
  Cutiefly Fairy 16.67% 9,000 7 10% 2% 5 N/A

Week 23-24

Pokémon Type Encounter rate HP Moves Catchability EXP Notes
Base Bonus
  Fletchling Flying 20% 6,380 8 15% 3% 5 N/A
  Fletchinder Fire 10% 4,240 12 20% 3% 5   Coins appear in skyfall
  Zigzagoon Normal 16.67% 4,107 8 13% 2% 5 N/A
  Linoone Normal 6.67% 1,039 4 18% 4% 5 6   Coins appear on board intially
  Hoppip
Winking
Grass 16.67% 9,163 10 4% 2% 5 N/A
  Skiploom
Winking
Grass 10% 7,466 8 13% 2% 5 N/A
  Jumpluff
Winking
Grass 3.33% 9,450 9 15% 3% 5 N/A
  Vulpix
Alola Form
Ice 3.33% 8,000 11 6% 4% 5 N/A
  Snorunt
Winking
Ice 10% 6,969 8 16% 4% 5 N/A
  Glalie
Winking
Ice 3.33% 6,776 7 15% 3% 5 N/A

Live-service stages

Main article: Pokémon Safari/Live service period

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
  Japanese ポケモンサファリ
  French Safari Pokémon
  German Pokémon-Safari
  Italian Safari Pokémon
  Spanish Safaris Pokémon


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