Safari Zone

A Safari Zone (Japanese: サファリゾーン Safari Zone) is a special Pokémon preserve where Trainers can enter and participate in the Safari Game (Japanese: サファリゲーム Safari Game) to catch rare wild Pokémon.

Safari Zones can be found in the following regions:

In the games

The eyecatch shown when entering the Safari Zone in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

The mechanics of the Safari Zones are similar to each other. Most have a  500 entry fee, a step limit, a series of distinct areas with different wild Pokémon in each, and 30 Safari Balls, with which players may catch the Pokémon they come upon. The most important of their specific mechanics, however, is that Trainers do not initiate Pokémon battles with the wild Pokémon, but instead must catch them without battling them. The wild Pokémon within Safari Zones are capable of fleeing at any given time.

Differences between games

Similar examples

  • Johto's National Park is somewhat similar to a Safari Zone, being a nature preserve for Pokémon and having a thrice-weekly Bug-Catching Contest which shares several aspects with a Safari Game.
  • Kalos's Friend Safari area, located in Kiloude City, also bears some similarities with Safari Zones, differing in the available wild Pokémon (which are dependent on the Nintendo 3DS Friend Codes of other players) as well as allowing Poké Balls of any variety as opposed to solely Safari Balls.
  • The Pal Park in all Generation IV games bears some superficial similarities to a Safari Zone, being a special area where only a specific type of Poké Ball can be used, featuring possible Pokémon species that otherwise cannot be found, and where the player cannot battle the Pokémon found there. Additionally, in Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, the Pal Park is placed in Fuchsia City where it replaces the Safari Zone.
  • In Hisui, the Safari Zone was not yet established, but the main gameplay of Pokémon Legends: Arceus is similar to the Safari Zone.

Unova, Alola, Galar, Paldea, and Kitakami have neither a Safari Zone nor anything similar to or resembling a Safari Zone.


In other languages

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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
  French Parc Safari
  German Safari-Zone
  Italian Zona Safari
  Korean 사파리존 Safari Zone
  Norwegian Safarisonen
  Polish Strefa Safari (EP033-EP065; also used for Safari Land)
Portuguese   Brazil Zona de Safári (manga)
Safari Zone (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
Zona Safári (The Official Pokémon Handbook)
  Portugal Zona de Safari (anime)
  Spanish Zona Safari
  Swedish Safarizonen
  Thai ซาฟารีโซน Safari Zone
  Vietnamese Vùng Safari

Safari Game
Language Title
  French Jeu Safari
  German Safari-Spiel
  Italian Gioco Safari
  Korean 사파리게임 Safari Game
  Spanish Juego Safari

Safari Zones
Kanto Safari ZoneJohto Safari ZoneHoenn Safari ZoneGreat Marsh

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