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Maniac Tunnel

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Maniac Tunnel
Ruin Maniac Cave
Maniac Tunnel
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Map description: {{{mapdesc}}}
Location: Between Route 214 and Solaceon Ruins
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV
Sinnoh Maniac Tunnel Map.png
Location of Maniac Tunnel in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

Maniac Tunnel (Japanese: マニアトンネル Maniac Tunnel) is a tunnel that leads between Route 214 and the Solaceon Ruins. Before the digging is complete, it is known as Ruin Maniac Cave (Japanese: いせきマニアのあな Ruin Maniac Hole).

The Ruin Maniac, when the player first encounters him, will propose a race: he will dig straight through the mountain as the player captures the different Unown. This race, of course, ends in a tie; after the player has captured the 26 Unown that are in the form of letters, the tunnel itself will extend straight through to the previously-inaccessible upper chamber of the ruins, where only the ? and ! forms of Unown are available.

As the player progressively catches the various forms of Unown, the cave will lengthen, and the availabilities of the Pokémon in the cave will alter.


Item Location Games
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 (Dig) Behind rocks next to the entrance  D  P  Pt 


  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
Fewer than 10 Unown
074 Geodude
D P Pt
Cave Cave
21-23 95%
449 Hippopotas
D P Pt
Cave Cave
22-23 5%
10-25 Unown
074 Geodude
D P Pt
Cave Cave
23 90%
449 Hippopotas
D P Pt
Cave Cave
22-24 10%
26 or more Unown
074 Geodude
D P Pt
Cave Cave
23-25 80%
449 Hippopotas
D P Pt
Cave Cave
22-25 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


  • The concept of Ruin Maniac Cave/Maniac Tunnel is similar to that of Three Isle Path's concept: a person is trying to dig through a cave, and the player must finish certain conditions for the person to dig further.
  • This is the only Sinnoh location where wild Hippopotas can be found.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Grotte Ruinemaniac
Germany Flag.png German Ruinenmaniac-Höhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta Rovine
Spain Flag.png Spanish Túnel Maníaco

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