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*{{DL|Valuable item|Nugget}}: near the northwest corner of the first floor
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*{{DL|Vitamin|PP Up}}: east edge of the second floor
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*[[Poké Ball#Generation I Poké Balls|Ultra Ball]]: southwest corner of the second floor; center of the basement
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===={{game|Yellow}}====
*{{DL|Potion|Full Restore}}: east edge of the second floor
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*{{DL|Ether|Max Elixir}}: west of the entrance on the first floor; north edge of the basement
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{{Itlistbod|Max Elixir|west of the entrance on the first floor; north edge of the basement|Y|display={{DL|Ether|Max Elixir}} ×2}}
*{{DL|Vitamin|Rare Candy}}: southeast corner of the first floor; west edge of the second floor
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{{Itlistbod|Max Revive|east edge of the first floor; southeast of the second floor's center; center of an elevated area in the basement|Y|display={{DL|Revive|Max Revive}} ×3}}
*[[Poké Ball#Generation I Poké Balls|Ultra Ball]]: center of the first floor; center of the second floor; center of an elevated area in the basement; northeast corner of the basement
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===[[Generation III]]===
*{{DL|Potion|Full Restore}}: on the riverbank near the southwest corner of the first floor; against the eastern edge of the second floor
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{{Itlisth|cave}}
*{{DL|Ether|Max Elixir}}: near the center of the first floor
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{{Itlistbod|Full Restore|on the riverbank near the southwest corner of the first floor; against the eastern edge of the second floor|FRLG|display={{DL|Potion|Full Restore}} ×2}}
*{{DL|Revive|Max Revive}}: in the northeast corner of the basement
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{{Itlistbod|Max Elixir|near the center of the first floor|FRLG|display={{DL|Ether|Max Elixir}}}}
*{{DL|Valuable item|Nugget}}: in the northwest corner of the first floor
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{{Itlistbod|Max Revive|in the northeast corner of the basement|FRLG|display={{DL|Revive|Max Revive}}}}
*{{DL|Vitamin|PP Up}}: near the southwest corner of the second floor
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{{Itlistbod|Nugget|in the northwest corner of the first floor|FRLG|display={{DL|Valuable item|Nugget}}}}
*[[Poké Ball#Generation I Poké Balls|Ultra Ball]]: near the southeast corner of the second floor; near the center of the basement
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{{Itlistbod|PP Up|near the southwest corner of the second floor|FRLG|display={{DL|Vitamin|PP Up}}}}
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{{Itlistbod|Ultra Ball|near the southeast corner of the second floor; near the center of the basement|FRLG|display={{DL|Poké Ball|Ultra Ball}} ×2}}
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{{Itlistfoot|cave}}
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===[[Generation IV]]===
 
===[[Generation IV]]===
*{{DL|Ether|Max Elixir}}: near the center of the first floor at the end of a bridge
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{{Itlisth|cave}}
*[[Sea Incense]]: top of the 1st floor map
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*[[Rare Candy]]: near the entrance, on a ledge (hidden)
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{{Itlistbod|Sea Incense|top of the 1st floor map|HGSS|display={{DL|Incense|Sea Incense}}}}
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{{Itlistbod|Rare Candy|near the entrance, on a ledge (hidden)|HGSS|display={{DL|Vitamin|Rare Candy}}}}
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==Pokémon==
 
==Pokémon==

Revision as of 22:29, 12 May 2010

Cerulean Cave
Unknown Dungeon
ハナダのどうくつ
Hanada Cave
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Cerulean Cave-Morning.png
Map description: {{{mapdesc}}}
Location: Cerulean City
Region: Kanto
Generations: I, III, IV
File:Cerulean Cave map.gif
Location of Cerulean Cave in Kanto.
Pokémon world locations

Cerulean Cave (Japanese: ハナダのどうくつ Hanada Cave), sometimes referred to as the Unknown Dungeon (Japanese: ななしのどうくつ Nameless Cave) in Generation I, is a cave located in the northwest corner of Cerulean City in Kanto. The cave is home to a wide variety of high-level wild Pokémon. Only Trainers who compete and win in the Pokémon League at Indigo Plateau may enter, due to the potency of the Pokémon in the cave. At the end of the cave lies Mewtwo, the only one of its species in the game.

Cerulean Cave has had many different layouts over time, getting a change from not only one Generation to the next, but also from one game release to the next. In FireRed and LeafGreen, the layout is true to that of the original Red and Green games, aside from the addition of Rock Smash boulders.

Another addition in FireRed and LeafGreen lies in the fact that Trainers are now required to further prove themselves before entering the cave, which is done by completing the quest on Sevii Islands and restoring the Network Machine to operational status. Another change is in the fact that more Pokémon can be found only by fishing, while wild Pokémon found just by walking around in the cave are reduced in number. In Generation I, there are also several species that make no sense to be in the cave, such as Dodrio and Pokémon that are otherwise only obtainable by stone-induced evolution; however, this has been fixed in Generation III, at the cost of some of the wild Pokémon diversity.

In Generation II, Cerulean Cave completely collapsed. However, the leftovers of Mewtwo's presence can still be found in the lake near the cave, in the form of the item Berserk Gene.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Cerulean Cave has been rebuilt and Mewtwo can once again be found inside, although, as in previous generations, a person stands in the way until the player has proven him or herself by defeating all eight Kanto Gym Leaders.

Geography

Misty entrance to Cerulean Cave

Cerulean Cave is a large underground complex of maze-like tunnels which extend out from Cerulean City to the mountains beyond. With the misty, dark entrance positioned on the outskirts of Cerulean City, only to be accessed from Route 24 or a section of Route 3, the cave has been renown for its mystery and longing. The entrance to the cave looks like it has been carved out from a hillside forming an indented mouth into the hill. A thick layer of mist surrounds the area and silhouettes of dark trees can be seen in the background. An Ace Trainer guards the mouth of the cave and only allows powerful Trainers who own all eight gym badges and have competed in and won the Pokémon League beating the Elite Four to enter its premises.

It is unknown whether Cerulean Cave was formed naturally through the process of weathering, built by man through the use of excavation, or perhaps by the Pokémon Mewtwo, of which is the caves most powerful resident and the only place to find this mythical Pokémon; however, it is most likely formed by natural means. Pictures of the cave suggest it is a solutional cave, which was formed in the soluble rock, limestone, which is dissolved by natural acid in groundwater that seeps through the rock forming the cave systems. Because of this, stalactites and stalagmites have formed in the cave, rises from the floor and dripping from the ceiling. If Mewtwo was to create Cerulean Cave of which to rest in, the cave would of been recently formed, because due to the Pokémon Mansion journals, Mewtwo escaped the Pokémon Mansion only after September 1 of when the Pokémon Mansion was in operation.

File:Mewtwo.png
Encountering Mewtwo at the end of the tunnel

Because of its damp and dark environment, Cerulean Cave hosts a large array of different Pokémon well and truly beyond their average levels. These Pokémon have possibly gained this much experience from living in an area uninhabited by humans, and have adapted to their well suited environment. Pokémon such as Golbat and Venomoth are able to see their way through the darkness, while other powerful Pokémon like Hypno and Rhydon manifest in their habitat. All the Pokémon inhabiting Cerulean Cave have levels well over 40 and 50, and raise as high as 60, matching that of the Elite Four and even the Champion, which is why the cave sealed off and is forbidden to enter unless Trainers own all eight gym badges and have competed in and won the Pokémon League beating the Elite Four. However, at the deepest point of the cave lives Mewtwo, a Pokémon that can only be found in Cerulean Cave alone. Mewtwo was created by man in the Pokémon Mansion before it became too powerful and it escaped destroying the Mansion, exiling itself to the cave never to be seen again.

Cerulean Cave has had many different layouts over time, getting a change from not only one Generation to the next, but also from one game release to the next. In FireRed and LeafGreen, the layout is true to that of the original Red and Green games, aside from the addition of Rock Smash boulders. However, besides these changes, the first floor has a large underground lake which covers most of the area. Using the complex of stairs and ladders, Trainer can make their way around the lake and the first floor of the cave. These can be done by going down to the first basement floor, which has no underground river, but a like maze-like structure formed by large boulders and rocks, that must be maneuvered around, while Trainers must try and get to the other side. Once, Trainers get through the maze formation, they are able to climb the ladders and get around the underground lake on the basement floor, which will lead them straight to a dead end and to Mewtwo.

Items

Generation I

Pokémon Red, Green and Blue

Item Location Games

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Pokémon Yellow

Item Location Games

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Generation III

Item Location Games

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Generation IV

Item Location Games

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Pokémon

Generation I

Generation III

Generation IV

Layout

The layout of the cave has been tweaked several times in the past, particularly in Generation I; however, the most recent layout (depicted in FireRed and LeafGreen) looks almost exactly like the design in the Japanese versions of Red and Green, but with improved graphics.

Version 1st floor 2nd floor Basement
Red 180px 180px 180px
Green
Red 180px 180px 180px
Blue
Yellow 180px 180px 180px
FireRed 180px 180px 180px
LeafGreen
 

Eyecatch

Trivia

  • In Generation I, any Pokémon that can only be found in the Unknown Dungeon is listed as "area unknown" in the Pokédex. This was fixed in Generation III, however. Whether this was intended or just a glitch is unknown.
  • Though its design varies with each iteration, the version of it found in Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen is very heavily similar to the one in the original Pokémon Red and Green, which was never released outside of Japan. The only difference is the Generation III addition of Rock Smash boulders.

In other languages

  • Spanish: Mazmorra Rara (Generation I) and Cueva Celeste (Generation II, III, IV)
  • Italian: Grotta Ignota (Generation I) and Grotta Celeste (Generation II, III, IV)
  • German: Geheimdungeon (Generation I) and Azuria-Höhle (Generation II, III, IV)
  • French: Grotte Inconnue (Generation I) and Grotte Azurée (Generation II, III, IV)

References


Kanto
Boulder Badge.png Cascade Badge.png Thunder Badge.png Rainbow Badge.png Soul Badge.png Marsh Badge.png Volcano Badge.png Earth Badge.png
Settlements
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
Routes
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Landmarks
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaSea CottageRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling RoadRocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
Seafoam IslandsPokémon MansionPokémon LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Access to
Sevii IslandsJohto


Game locations of Legendary and Mythical Pokémon
Kanto Seafoam IslandsPower PlantVictory RoadCerulean Cave
Route 10Route 25Pewter CityRoaming Pokémon
Sevii Islands Mt. EmberNavel RockBirth Island
Johto Ilex ForestBell TowerWhirl IslandsMt. Silver
Burned TowerEmbedded TowerRoaming Pokémon
Hoenn Desert RuinsIsland CaveAncient TombCave of OriginMarine Cave
Terra CaveSky PillarSouthern IslandSea MauvilleScorched Slab
Pathless PlainNameless CavernFabled CaveGnarled Den
Trackless ForestCrescent IsleSkyRoaming Pokémon
Sinnoh Acuity CavernValor CavernSpear PillarTurnback Cave
Rock Peak RuinsIceberg RuinsIron RuinsSnowpoint TempleStark Mountain
Newmoon IslandFlower ParadiseHall of OriginRoaming Pokémon
Unova Guidance ChamberTrial ChamberRumination FieldN's CastleAbundant Shrine
Giant ChasmDragonspiral TowerLiberty GardenRoute 11Route 13Route 22
Route 23Celestial TowerNacrene CityUnderground RuinsTwist Mountain
DreamyardMarvelous BridgeReversal MountainRoaming Pokémon
Kalos Sea Spirit's DenTeam Flare Secret HQTerminus CaveUnknown DungeonRoaming Pokémon
Other Faraway IslandDistortion WorldSinjoh Ruins

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