Roria Safari Zone is a tropical rainforest behind Decca Beach. Pokémon here must be caught by approaching and using berries, rather than the conventional way of Pokémon Battles. Being the nature preserve area of Roria, many Pokémon species are exclusive to the Safari Zone and there are even sightings of rare custom colour Pokémon in this area. It costs 500 dollars to enter with 20 Safari Balls.

Safari Game

Safari Lodge is the entrance of Safari Zone.

The Safari Game bears resemblance to the traditional Safari Zones in core series games, especially Hoenn Safari Zone in Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire and Emerald. For each Safari Game, player must pay 500 dollars as the entry fee to the staff in Safari Lodge, and she will give the player 20 Safari Balls. Following Johto Safari Zone in Pokémon Heart Gold and Soul Silver, there is no step limit here.

Wild Pokémon here can escape from battle in any turn. Players are prohibited to battle the Wild Pokémon in this area; instead, whenever they bump into a Pokémon, they can choose to throw a Safari Ball, go near the Pokémon, or throw a berry to the Pokémon. Moving close to the Pokémon increases the catch rate, but may also scare off the Pokémon more easily. On the other hand, throwing a berry decreases the chance of Wild Pokémon running away if the Wild Pokémon is curious on or enthralled by the berry thrown.

There are 5 berry trees scattered in this Safari Zone, each giving 3 to 6 berries per game. Wepear, Bluk, Nanab, Pinap and Razz Berries are available from the trees. Pokémon may like different berries according to the flavours: Wepear Berries are bitter and sour, Bluk Berries are dry and sweet, Nanab berries are sweet and bitter, Pinap berries are spicy and sour, Razz berries are spicy and dry. Unlike in Hoenn Safari Zone, where the berries must be made into Pokéblocks first, players can directly throw the berries towards Wild Pokémon here.

Players are warned that Roaming Pokémon can still be found in this Safari Zone. When encountered, they will abide to the Safari Game mode and may possibly flee. When players run out of Safari Balls, the Safari Game terminates automatically and players are ejected from the Safari Zone. They will be sent back to the Safari Lodge and have to pay another 500 dollars for re-entry, which they will receive another 20 Safari Balls. If players wish for early leave, all unused Safari Balls must be returned upon exit.

Notable Places

Old Blade

The old blade cannot be pulled out from the rock by normal means.

Turning left after entering the Safari Zone, there is an incline which if followed up all the way, the player will find a blade stuck inside a rock. Player can only pull the blade out with Strength — a sacked HM which has turned into the Signature Move of a muscular Pokémon with 4 arms that it learns upon evolution.

Once the old blade is pulled from the rock, it reveals itself to be alive in the form of Master Sword Honedge, which is one of the 4 custom colouration Pokémon here. Players only have 1 chance to catch the Master Sword Honedge, so it is fought like a regular Pokémon Battle rather than following the Safari Game. Save beforehand and turn off Autosave.

Secret Garden

The secret garden hidden deep inside Safari Zone.

As the player proceeds deeper into the Safari Zone, the player will find a camouflaged tunnel leading to a secret garden, where a tall tree is surrounded by patches of flowers. Some Pokémon can only be encountered in the flower patches, including another one of the 4 custom colouration Pokémon here — Aku Aku Oddish. Note that despite regular Gloom having branch evolutions to either Vileplume or Bellossom, Aku Aku Oddish can only evolve into Wumpa Gloom and then Wumpa Vileplume, but not Bellossom.

Pokémon

Wild Pokémon

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results, unless supported by official encounter rates, which are listed in red under the rarity level if known.

Pokémon Type Image Rarity Items EV Yield
Grass Patches Tall Grass Lv. 29-37
Deerling
Spring Form
Normal
Grass
Deerling-Spring XY.gif
Rare None 1 Speed
Drowzee Psychic
Drowzee XY.gif
Rare None 1 Sp. Def
Farfetch'd Normal
Flying
Farfetch'd XY.gif
Rare 5% chance to hold Stick. Boosted to 20% if player's leading Pokémon has Ability Compound Eyes. 1 Atk
Lickitung Normal
Lickitung XY.gif
Rare 5% chance to hold Lagging Tail. Boosted to 20% if player's leading Pokémon has Ability Compound Eyes. 1 HP
Morelull Grass
Fairy
Morelull SM.gif
Rare 50% chance to hold Tiny Mushroom. Increased to 60% if player's leading Pokémon has Ability Compound Eyes.5% chance to hold Big Mushroom. Boosted to 20% if player's leading Pokémon has Ability Compound Eyes. 1 Sp. Def
Mudbray Ground
Mudbray SM.gif
Rare 5% chance to hold Light Clay. Boosted to 20% if player's leading Pokémon has Ability Compound Eyes. 1 Atk
Rhyhorn Ground
Rock
Male
Female
Rare None 1 Def
Shellos
East Sea
Water
Shellos-East XY.gif
Rare None 1 HP
Spinda Normal
Spinda XY.gif
Rare None 1 Sp. Atk
Ferroseed Grass
Steel
Ferroseed XY.gif
Very Rare 5% chance to hold Sticky Barb. Boosted to 20% if player's leading Pokémon has Ability Compound Eyes. 1 Def
Kecleon Normal
Kecleon XY.gif
Very Rare None 1 Sp. Def
Stufful Normal
Fighting
Stufful SM.gif
Very Rare None 1 Atk
Tropius Grass
Flying
Tropius XY.gif
Very Rare None 2 HP
Kangaskhan Normal
Kangaskhan XY.gif
Very Rare None 2 HP
Kecleon
Purple Kecleon
Normal
Kecleon-Purple XY.png
Very Rare None 1 Sp. Def
Rhyhorn
Pink Rhyhorn
Ground
Rock
Rhyhorn-Pink XY.png
Very Rare
1/300 (⅓%)
None 1 Def
Garden Flowers Lv. 29-37
Drowzee Psychic
Drowzee XY.gif
Rare None 1 Sp. Def
Farfetch'd Normal
Flying
Farfetch'd XY.gif
Rare 5% chance to hold Stick. Boosted to 20% if player's leading Pokémon has Ability Compound Eyes. 1 Atk
Kecleon Normal
Kecleon XY.gif
Rare None 1 Sp. Def
Morelull Grass
Fairy
Morelull SM.gif
Rare 50% chance to hold Tiny Mushroom. Increased to 60% if player's leading Pokémon has Ability Compound Eyes.5% chance to hold Big Mushroom. Boosted to 20% if player's leading Pokémon has Ability Compound Eyes. 1 Sp. Def
Oddish Grass
Poison
Oddish XY.gif
Rare 5% chance to hold Absorb Bulb. Boosted to 20% if player's leading Pokémon has Ability Compound Eyes. 1 Sp. Atk
Spinda Normal
Spinda XY.gif
Rare None 1 Sp. Atk
Spritzee Fairy
Spritzee XY.gif
Rare None 1 HP
Swirlix Fairy
Swirlix XY.gif
Rare None 1 Def
Tropius Grass
Flying
Tropius XY.gif
Very Rare None 2 HP
Kangaskhan Normal
Kangaskhan XY.gif
Very Rare None 2 HP
Stufful Normal
Fighting
Stufful SM.gif
Very Rare None 1 Atk
Kecleon
Purple Kecleon
Normal
Kecleon-Purple XY.png
Very Rare None 1 Sp. Def
Oddish
Aku Aku Oddish
Grass
Poison
Oddish-Aku XY.png
Very Rare 5% chance to hold Absorb Bulb. Boosted to 20% if player's leading Pokémon has Ability Compound Eyes. 1 Sp. Atk
Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Wild Pokémon. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

Roaming Pokémon are not listed in the table above. They are fixed at Lv. 40 and have a 0.1% chance of appearing anywhere in Roria with wild encounter methods specified here.

Set Encounter

Warning: Players can only battle the following Pokémon once! Save beforehand and turn off Autosave.

Pokémon Type Level Image Rarity Item EV Yield
Requires HM Normal.png HM4 Strength
Honedge
Master Sword
Steel
Ghost
Lv. 30
Honedge-MSword XY.png
One Only None 1 Def
If attempts of catching the above Pokémon failed, immediately leave the game and rejoin without saving, in order to secure a second chance.

Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon above follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Set Encounter Pokémon.

Items

State Item Obtaining Location
Safari Ball.png
Safari Balls ×20 Automatically received each time player pays the entry fee of 500 dollars at the entrance. Unused Safari Balls must be returned upon leaving.
Nanab Berry.png
Nanab Berry Pick in a berry tree on top of a slope to the left near the entrance. Possible to be picked in bulks of 3 to 6. Respawn per each re-entry or rejoin.
Razz Berry.png
Razz Berry Pick in a berry tree below the slope, near a Collector. Possible to be picked in bulks of 3 to 6. Respawn per each re-entry or rejoin.
Bluk Berry.png
Bluk Berry Pick in a berry tree after passing under the arc for Old Blade, turning right and getting through some grass patches. Possible to be picked in bulks of 3 to 6. Respawn per each re-entry or rejoin.
Wepear Berry.png
Wepear Berry Pick in a berry tree in the deepest part of Safari Zone, just before the camouflaged tunnel to secret garden. Possible to be picked in bulks of 3 to 6. Respawn per each re-entry or rejoin.
Pinap Berry.png
Pinap Berry Pick in a berry tree on the left of secret garden, just after passing through the hollow trunk. Possible to be picked in bulks of 3 to 6. Respawn per each re-entry or rejoin.
Gold Item Ball
TM Dark.png
TM56 Dark
Fling
Turn left once reached to the Old Blade.
Gold Item Ball
TM Dark.png
TM95 Dark
Snarl
Turn right in the deepest part of Safari Zone.
Gold Item Ball
TM Normal.png
TM49 Normal
Echoed Voice
Go around the secret garden to an elevated dead-end seen on the right when entering the garden.
Item Ball
Leaf Stone.png
Leaf Stone In the flower patches of secret garden.
There was no change to the above items between any of the updates.

Trivia

  • With 14 Pokémon species being encountered in the tall grass, Safari Zone provides the most diverse selection of Pokémon species through a single encounter method in the entire Roria, surpassing Gale Forest and Route 8.
  • Each of the custom colouration Pokémon has its own origins:
    • Master Sword Honedge draws influence from the Master Sword in video game series The Legend of Zelda. It may also draw inspiration from the legend of Excalibur.
    • Aku Aku Oddish is inspired by Aku Aku from the video game series Crash Bandicoot. Its evolved forms are modelled after Wumpa Fruit in the same series.
      • For an unknown reason, Aku Aku Oddish cannot evolve into a Bellossom, only into a Vileplume.
    • Pink Rhyhorn and Purple Kecleon are from the Pokémon Anime. The former is from an episode in the Original Series, while the latter is featured in a side series for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon as a member of the Kecleon Brothers.
  • All custom colouration Pokémon here are "Shiny-locked", meaning they do not have a Shiny form.
  • Excluding the revamped Hoenn Safari Zone in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, which has the Safari Game entirely removed, Master Sword Honedge here is the only legal Pokémon Battle in any traditional Safari Zone.
Roria
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