The Desert Sector is a main surface sector of Lyoko. It is also the one with the most dangerous monster attacks. Most of the creatures can get around easily here. The Desert is made out of a collection of dry, rocky plateaus. There is very little greenery, as there are only withered trees scattered here and there. Here, X.A.N.A. can create sandstorms, break apart the plateaus, and even tilt them at 90° angles to immobilize the Lyoko Warriors. The Desert is made up of two levels: the lower and higher levels. The higher level's plateaus are very large and most towers in the sector can be found here. Large creatures, such as Megatanks, Bloks, and Krabs inhabit this area. The lower level's plateaus are very small, and small sharp rocks are littered.

In The Pretender, X.A.N.A. possessed Aelita and used her to completely destroy the Desert. However, Jeremie and Aelita manage to recreate the Desert Sector in Double Take as it was the first surface sector to make a reappearance.


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Code Lyoko: Evolution

Monsters Seen

In Order of Appearance


Most of the Desert Sector is large and vast flat platforms and plateaus of yellow sandstone. There are sharp thin rocks in it as well. Some act as connectors between the platforms. The landscape is lined with Lyoko Wires and Towers.


The Desert Sector contains an oasis complete with some rocks and it contains minor shrubs of grass. It appears to have water, but this is only a surface layer. It actually covers a long drop to another plateau. It appeared only in Seeing Is Believing.


The Desert Sector contains occasional craters. Some craters contain the towers like in Teddygozilla or The Pretender and one such crater contained the tower used to run William Clone in Double Take. On some occasions, the craters are connected with each other via tunnels. Some craters don't have the bottom and lead down straight to the Digital Sea.


The formations of the sector have various tunnels connecting them. Some of these are barely wide enough for a Megatank.

Spikes and Columns

Some sections of the Desert Sector contain rock spikes and columns which are mostly decorative elements. However, in Hard Luck, in Desert Replika, Yumi managed to crush William with one of the columns with her telekinesis.


The Desert Sector contains several canyons to navigate through. Some of them lead to another part of the sector whereas the others end with a dead-end which usually contains the tower, like in the episode Countdown. Some of those canyons contain many obstacles like spikes and columns which makes it much harder to navigate through them like in Hard Luck.

Rock Formations

There are many rock formations found in the whole sector which differ from each other by height, type and so on. Like other elements in the Desert Sector, they are mostly decorative, but they can be also used as the cover or hiding places.


Some plateaus contain dunes which are mostly decorative but sometimes can save the lives of the heroes such as in The Chips Are Down.


The only greenery which can be found in the Desert Sector are some withered trees scattered here and there or some shrubs of grass around the oasises.



>> More images of the Desert Sector in Season 1

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>> More images of the Desert Sector in Season 4

>> More images of the Desert Sector in Evolution


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