The Safari Zone in Johto is a large expanse of land located to north of Cianwood City through Route 48's Cliff Cave. It is owned by Baoba, and is situated after the Safari Zone Gate. This zone cannot be found in Pokémon Gold and Silver or Pokémon Crystal. It is exclusive to its remakes, Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver. This Safari Zone presents unique features such as customizing areas and object arrangement, each influencing what type of Pokémon you encounter.


The Johto Safari Zone is comprised of twelve separate areas, all of which can be customised by Baoba's Area Customiser. The areas available are as follows:

  • Plains
  • Swamp
  • Meadow
  • Wetland
  • Peak
  • Forest
  • Wasteland
  • Savannah
  • Mountain
  • Marshland
  • Desert
  • Rocky Beach


The following Pokémon can be found in the Johto Safari Zone:

  • Sandshrew (Desert)
  • Sandslash (Desert)
  • Hoppip (Meadow)
  • Geodude (Peak)
  • Graveler (Peak)
  • Magnemite (Peak, Mountain, Wasteland)
  • Magneton (Peak, Mountain)
  • Abra (Plains)
  • Larvitar (Mountains)
  • Rattata (Plains, Mountain)
  • Raticate (Mountain)
  • Farfetch'd (Wetlands Day Only)
  • Magmar (Peak)
  • Sentret (Swamp, Wetlands Day Only)
  • Jigglypuff (Meadow,)
  • Girafarig (Plains)
  • Lickitung (Mountain)
  • Tauros (Savannah)
  • Rhyhorn (Savannah)
  • Spearow (Wetlands Day Only)
  • Nidoran Male (Savannah)
  • Nidoran Female (Savannah)
  • Wooper (Marshland, Wetlands)
  • Quagsire (Wetlands Night Only)
  • Poliwag (Any Water Except Swamp)
  • Volbeat
  • Magikarp (Any Water Except Marshland)
  • Sunkern (Meadow Day Only)
  • Ekans
  • Clefariy (Meadows Night Only)
  • Marill (Meadows Night Only)
  • Haunter (Forest Night Only)
  • Gastly (Forest Night Only)
  • Mr.Mime (Forest Day Only)
  • Kangaskhan (Wasteland Day Only)
  • Machop (Wasteland Day Only)
  • Machoke (Wasteland Day Only)
  • Lapras (Rocky Beach in Water)
  • Slowpoke (Rocky Beach)
  • Slowbro (Rocky Beach)
  • Krabby (Rocky Beach)
  • Poliwhirl (Rocky Beach in Water)
  • Drowzee (Swamp Night Only)
  • Hypno (Swamp Night Only)
  • Murkrow (Swamp)


  • Similar with the Safari Zone in Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire, this Safari Zone doesn't have a walking limit unlike the other Safari Zones.
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