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Altering Cave

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Altering Cave へんげのどうくつ
Changing Cave
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
FL Altering Cave.png
Map description: This island has been known by this name since the distant past. No one today knows where it got this name, however.FRLG
Location: Outcast Island (Sevii Islands)
Route 103 (Hoenn)
Region: Sevii Islands and Hoenn
Generations: IIIFRLGE
Hoenn Altering Cave Map.png
Location of Altering Cave in Sevii Islands and Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations
Altering Cave in the Sevii Islands

The Altering Cave (Japanese: へんげのどうくつ Changing Cave) is found in Pokémon FireRed, LeafGreen and Emerald. Only Zubat can be found in this cave, but it is possible for the Altering Cave's wild Pokémon to be altered by using Mystery Gift at a Wonder Spot hosted by Nintendo. Despite this, no country has ever held an event to make use of this hidden feature.

Location

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen, Altering Cave is found north of Fortune Island on Outcast Island. In Emerald, Altering Cave is found on Route 103, on the east bank of the pond that passes through the center of the route. The entrance of the cave is only open after becoming the Pokémon League Champion.

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
041 Zubat
FR LG E
Cave Cave
6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 100%
Mystery Gift exclusive Pokémon
179 Mareep
FR LG E
Cave Cave
3-13 100%
190 Aipom
FR LG E
Cave Cave
18-28 100%
204 Pineco
FR LG E
Cave Cave
19-29 100%
213 Shuckle
FR LG E
Cave Cave
18-28 100%
216 Teddiursa
FR LG E
Cave Cave
18-28 100%
228 Houndour
FR LG E
Cave Cave
12-20 100%
234 Stantler
FR LG E
Cave Cave
18-28 100%
235 Smeargle
FR LG E
Cave Cave
18-28 100%
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.

Layout

Geographically, the two caves are exactly the same, except for their color schemes.

Version Altering Cave
FireRed Altering Cave FRLG.png
LeafGreen
Emerald Altering Cave E.png
 

Trivia

  • All of the exclusive Pokémon can be found in the extended area of the Safari Zone in Emerald, except for Smeargle, which is found in Artisan Cave at the Battle Frontier. In addition, they are all available in Pokémon Colosseum as Shadow Pokémon, and were available via this method even prior to the release of FireRed and LeafGreen Versions.
    • While the Altering Cave's inclusion in FireRed and LeafGreen made sense due to the Mystery Gift-exclusive Pokémon being missing from those games, it is unknown why it was carried over to Emerald, where those Pokémon were normally obtainable elsewhere.
  • The music for Altering Cave in Emerald is the same one as in FireRed and LeafGreen, as Pokémon Emerald has all music tracks from FireRed and LeafGreen.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 變化洞窟 / 变化洞窟 Biànhuà Dòngkū
France Flag.png European French Grotte Métamo
Germany Flag.png German Wandelhöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta Mutevole
South Korea Flag.png Korean 요괴의 굴 Yogoe-yi Gul
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Cueva Cambiante



Sevii Islands
1Island.png 2Island.png 3Island.png 4Island.png 5Island.png 6Island.png 7Island.png 8Island.png 9Island.png
Settlements
One IslandTwo IslandThree IslandFour IslandFive IslandSix IslandSeven Island
Routes
Treasure BeachKindle RoadCape BrinkBond BridgeThree Isle PortThree Isle PathResort GorgeousWater Labyrinth
Five Isle MeadowMemorial PillarOutcast IslandGreen PathWater PathRuin ValleyTrainer TowerCanyon Entrance
Sevault CanyonTanoby Ruins
Landmarks
Mt. EmberBerry ForestIcefall CaveRocket WarehouseLost CaveAltering CavePattern Bush
Dotted HoleTanoby KeyTanoby ChambersNavel RockBirth Island
Access to
Kanto


Hoenn
Stone Badge.png Knuckle Badge.png Dynamo Badge.png Heat Badge.png Balance Badge.png Feather Badge.png Mind Badge.png Rain Badge.png
Settlements
Littleroot TownOldale TownPetalburg CityRustboro CityDewford TownSlateport CityMauville CityVerdanturf Town
Fallarbor TownLavaridge TownFortree CityLilycove CityMossdeep CitySootopolis CityPacifidlog TownEver Grande City
Routes
101102103104105106107108109110111112113114115116117118
119120121122123124125126127128129130131132133134Underwater
Landmarks
Petalburg WoodsRusturf TunnelIsland CaveGranite CaveAbandoned ShipOceanic MuseumSeaside Cycling Road
Trick HouseNew MauvilleDesert RuinsMirage TowerTrainer HillFiery PathJagged PassMt. ChimneyDesert Underpass
Meteor FallsWeather InstituteScorched SlabAncient TombSafari ZoneMt. PyreLilycove MuseumShoal Cave
Aqua HideoutMagma HideoutMossdeep Space CenterSeafloor CavernCave of OriginSky PillarVictory Road
Sealed ChamberBattle Tower/FrontierArtisan CaveAltering CaveMirage IslandSouthern IslandMarine CaveTerra Cave
Access to
Faraway IslandNavel RockBirth Island

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