Besides being a Pokémon sanctuary, the Safari Zone offer a game, where a Trainer can go in for a limited time and capture as many Pokémon they can with Safari Balls. Upon paying the fee for entering, the player receives 30 Safari Balls and in most Safari Zones can walk up to 500 steps. In most games, the player can throw bait, a rock, or a Safari Ball at wild Pokémon.
- Many people confuse the Great Marsh in Sinnoh as a Safari Zone.
- Both Unova and Kalos lack a Safari Zone or equivalent.