This particular desert isn't entirely inhospitable; there are several trees for protection from the sun and heat, and a couple large watering holes. Little to no grass grows here thanks to bad soil composition (consisting mostly of dry earth and sand). The few areas that do grow grass have quite the distance between one another, and the stalks tend to be dry and brittle. Pokémon have a hard time hiding here, though those that are specially adapted to living in arid conditions may attempt to make themselves vanish into the ground or under rocks. Heading west will lead to the savannah, while to the north lies the forest area.