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Wild Area

This guide will explain the Wild Area, as well as list maps and show what you can do in the Wild Area. In addition, you will find information on Max Raids, obtainable Pokemon, as well as the different types of weather that occurs here.
Today's Weather in the Wild Area

Wild Area Maps

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There are 17 Areas Appearing on the Map

Area Recommended Pokemon to Catch
Rolling FieldsRolling Fields ・Diggersby
・Gardevoir
・Pikachu
Dappled GroveDappled Grove ・Seismitoad
・Vanilish
West Lake AxewellWest Lake Axewell ・Glalie
・Gyarados
・Lapras
AxewAxew's Eye ・Haxorus
・Seismitoad
・Abomasnow
GiantGiant's Seat ・Glalie
・Bisharp
・Musharna
South Lake MilochSouth Lake Miloch ・Gyarados
・Milotic
・Vanilluxe
East Lake AxewellEast Lake Axewell ・Vanilluxe
・Gyarados
・Mudsdale
Watchtower RuinsWatchtower Ruins ・Drifblim
・Haunter
Motostoke RiverbankMotostoke Riverbank ・Corviknight
・Conkeldurr
・Snorlax
Stony WildernessStony Wilderness ・Dusknoir
・Ferrothorn
・Golurk
Bridge FieldBridge Field ・Gallade
・Weavile
・Golisopod
Dusty BowlDusty Bowl ・Gyarados
・Kommo-o
・Tyranitar
GiantGiant's Mirror ・Machamp
・Steelix
GiantGiant's Cap ・Golisopod
・Gengar
・Excadrill
Lake of OutrageLake of Outrage ・Gardevoir
・Chandelure
・Gyarados
Hammerlocke HillsHammerlocke Hills ・Klinklang
・Roserade
・Corviknight
North Lake MilochNorth Lake Miloch ・Lucario
・Lapras
・Corviknight

There are 17 areas within the Wild Area, and certain Pokemon are more likely to appear in specific locations there. Some Pokemon and Raid Bosses will only appear in specific sections of the map, so use the chart above to check where each Pokemon is found.

What is the Wild Area?

An area where many wild Pokemon roam freely

Wild Pokemon roam freely

The Wild Area is home to the largest variety of Pokemon in the Galar Region. Since the Wild Area connects to several towns, it bears a resemblance to many of the Routes and Sea Routes of the older games.

Additionally, the weather here is constantly changing, and depending on the weather conditions, the Pokemon that appear here will differ as well.

Fight and Capture Wild Dynamax Pokemon

Capture Wild Dynamax Pokemon

In the Wild Area, you can encounter Dynamax Pokemon. When you see a red beacon of light, called a Pokemon Den, you can approach it to engage in a battle with a Dynamax Pokemon. These massive Pokemon can be defeated and captured to earn lots of great rewards!

See the link below for more more information on Dynamaxing!

What is Dynamax?

Control the camera freely

Control the Camera

For the first time in the Pokemon series, you can freely control the camera with the right analog stick while in the Wild Area. Pokemon roam freely rather than being encountered randomly in the grass. This means that you can freely look around the large map for nearby obtainable Pokemon.

Communicate with players all over the world

Much like USUM's Festival Plaza, you can interract with other trainers from all over the world. With Local Connection, nearby players will appear, and with an online connection, players from all over the world appear, allowing you to enjoy the Wild Area with all types of trainers.

What Can You Do in the Wild Area?

Take on a Max Raid Battle!

Max Raid Battle
In the Wild Area, you can team up with other trainers and take part in a Max Raid Battle against Dynamaxed Pokemon. You can play by yourself or with other friends, and winning nets you various Pokemon and rewards. Winning can also get you Pokemon with Hidden Abilities!

How to Win Max Raid Battles

Try your hand at Fishing!

Fishing
Just like other games in the series, you can fish in bodies of water to catch Pokemon lurking there. Try fishing in the Wild Area after getting a rod! Who know, you might just net a Water-type Pokemon not obtainable elsewhere!

Shake trees and collect berries!

Shaking Trees Collecting Nuts
There are many trees with berries within the Wild Area. Harvesting these berries will allow you to use them in battles, and they can also be used as an ingredient for curry! If you see a tree with berries, be sure and give it a shake.

Enjoy Pokemon Camp with other players

Pokemon Camp

When using Local Connection or Internet Connection in the Wild Area, you may come across other players' tents. By interracting with these tents, you can join the trainers here and camp together.

More About Pokemon Camp

Wild Area Weather

There are 9 types of weather

Weather Pokemon Types that frequently appear/Difficulty
ClearClear
Grass Type Flying Type Normal Type

・No Battle Effects
Pokemon Appearing in Clear Weather - Coming Soon
CloudyCloudy
Fighting Type Poison Type Dark Type

・No Battle Effects
Pokemon Appearing in Cloudy Weather - Coming Soon
RainRain
Water Type Bug Type

・Has the Battle Effect of Rain
Pokemon Appearing in Rainy Weather - Coming Soon
ThunderstormThunderstorm
Water Type Electric Type Dragon Type

・Has the Battle Effect of Rain
Pokemon Appearing in Thunderstorms - Coming Soon
SnowSnow
Ice Type

・Has the Battle Effect of Hail
Pokemon Appearing in Snowy Weather - Coming Soon
SnowstormSnowstorm
Ice Type Steel Type

・Has the Battle Effect of Hail
Pokemon Appearing in Snowstorms - Coming Soon
SunnySunny
Fire Type Ground Type

・Has the Battle Effect of Harsh Sunlight
Pokemon Appearing in Sunny Weather - Coming Soon
SandstormSandstorm
Ground Type Rock Type

・Has the Battle Effect of Sandstorm
Pokemon Appearing in Sandstorms - Coming Soon
FogFog
Psychic Type Ghost Type Fairy Type

・No Battle Effects
Pokemon Appearing in Foggy Weather - Coming Soon

There are a total of nine weather patterns, and the Pokemon that can be found differ depending on the present weather condition. The weather also depends on the particular location of the Wild Area you are in, so experiment with different locations and weather patterns when trying to capture a specific Pokemon.

Types of Weather and List of Pokemon Obtainable There

How to Use Watts

Watts are a currency exclusive to the Wild Area

Watts are a currency used exclusively in the Wild Area. When in the Wild Area, you can speak with the people in the area and exchange Watts for items such as a Big Pearl.

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1 Anonymous27 days

Some of these areas appear to be wrong. Nest A on hammerlock hills spawned in Snovers, something that is not found in any Snom den other than 23, which is in Giant's Cap

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