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Dark Cave

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Dark Cave くらやみのほらあな
Dark Cave
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
HGSS Dark Cave-Route 45-Day.png
Map description: A dark, difficult-to-navigate tunnel that runs beneath the Johto region.
Location: Route 31 east of Violet City, Route 45 south of Blackthorn City, Route 46 north of Route 29
Region: Johto
Generations: II, IV
Johto Dark Cave Map.png
Location of Dark Cave in Johto.
Pokémon world locations
This article is about the cave in Johto. For the Pokéwalker Route, see Dim Cave (Pokéwalker Route).
Dark cave redirects here. For a list of caves in which Flash is usable, see Flash (move)#Caves in which Flash is usable.

Dark Cave (Japanese: くらやみのほらあな Dark Cave) is a single-level cave located in eastern Johto. Though it is not necessary to enter the cave to complete the storyline, Dark Cave is the only place in the Generation II games to capture wild Dunsparce and Wobbuffet. As its name implies, Flash is required to illuminate the cave.

The cave is unique in that the cave is separated into two parts, yet the cave does not change floors between the two areas.

Geography

Blackthorn side

The northernmost point in the cave is at the entrance leading to and from Route 45 just south of Blackthorn City. The path of the cave makes a 90-degree turn to the right before proceeding south for a short distance to the first of two underground ponds in the cave. Trainers can Surf directly south to reach a Revive, to the southwest then to the north to reach a man who hands out the BlackGlasses, or to the southwest to make landfall near TM13 (Snore). West of TM13, the path from the BlackGlasses man merges with the TM13 path as it turns south and enters the southern portion of Dark Cave.

Violet side

Immediately after emerging from the north half, the path comes to the second of two ponds. Trainers can Surf to the west from this point to snag a Potion and reach Route 31, or, if a Pokémon knows Rock Smash, they can also Surf to the south and dispose of a series of rocks as they head north and find a hidden Elixir and then eastward toward a Hyper Potion. Near the item, the path of the cave turns south, passing a Full Heal and a Dire Hit (in Crystal only) before reaching its southernmost point at Route 46.

In Generation IV, some of the rocks that can be broken with Rock Smash have been replaced with boulders that require Strength to be moved.

Items

Violet City side

Item Location Games
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir In the northernmost area of the Violet side (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Dire Hit Sprite.png Dire Hit Northwest of the exit to Route 46 (requires Rock Smash)  C 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion Directly north of the Route 46 entrance in the northeast corner  G  S  C 
Bag Potion Sprite.png Potion North-east of the Violet City entrance  HG  SS 
Bag Poké Ball Sprite.png Poké Ball On a rock north-east of the Potion (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Black Flute Sprite.png Black Flute East of the Violet City entrance (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion South of north-east corner (requires Rock Smash)  HG  SS 
Bag Potion Sprite.png Potion Near the exit to Route 31  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether South-east of Hyper Potion (requires Rock Smash) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Dire Hit Sprite.png Dire Hit North-west of Route 46 entrance (requires Strength)  HG  SS 
Bag Full Heal Sprite.png Full Heal North of Route 46 entrance (requires Rock Smash)  G  S  C  HG  SS 

Blackthorn City side

Item Location Games
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM13 (Snore) Near the entrance separating the Blackthorn side from the Violet side  G  S  C 
Bag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir South-west of entrance from Route 45 (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive South-east corner (requires Surf)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM54 (False Swipe) North-east of the exit to the Violet City side (requires Surf)  HG  SS 
Bag Black Glasses Sprite.png BlackGlasses From the man in the northwest corner of the Blackthorn side (requires Surf)  G  S  C  HG  SS 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive On a rock, north of the man who gives BlackGlasses (Requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Hyper Potion Sprite.png Hyper Potion On a rock north of the exit to the Violet City side (requires Surf) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Rock Smash
Item Location Games
Bag Red Shard Sprite.png Red Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Blue Shard Sprite.png Blue Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Yellow Shard Sprite.png Yellow Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Green Shard Sprite.png Green Shard Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Heart Scale Sprite.png Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Revive Sprite.png Revive Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Max Ether Sprite.png Max Ether Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 
Bag Star Piece Sprite.png Star Piece Randomly found by smashing rocks  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation II

Violet City Side

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
2-4 39%
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
2-4 34% 39% 39%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
2-4 60%
206 Dunsparce
G S C
Cave Cave
4 1%
216 Teddiursa
G S C
Cave Cave
2 5% 0% 0%
Surfing
129 Magikarp
G S C
Surfing Surfing
5-19 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
119 Seaking
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Rock Smash
098 Krabby
G S C
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15 90%
213 Shuckle
G S C
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15 10%
Swarm
041 Zubat
G S C
Swarm Swarm
2 20%
074 Geodude
G S C
Swarm Swarm
2-3 40%
206 Dunsparce
G S C
Swarm Swarm
2-4 40%
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.

Blackthorn City Side

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
041 Zubat
G S C
Cave Cave
23 30%
042 Golbat
G S C
Cave Cave
23 5%
074 Geodude
G S C
Cave Cave
23 30%
075 Graveler
G S C
Cave Cave
25 20%
202 Wobbuffet
G S C
Cave Cave
20-25 15%
202 Wobbuffet
G S C
Cave Cave
20-25 0% 0% 15%
216 Teddiursa
G S C
Cave Cave
20 5% 0% 0%
217 Ursaring
G S C
Cave Cave
25 10% 0% 0%
217 Ursaring
G S C
Cave Cave
25-30 0% 15% 0%
Surfing
129 Magikarp
G S C
Surfing Surfing
5-19 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 15%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 85%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 65%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 35%
118 Goldeen
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 70%
119 Seaking
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 10%
129 Magikarp
G S C
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 20%
Rock Smash
098 Krabby
G S C
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15 90%
213 Shuckle
G S C
Rock Smash Rock Smash
15 10%
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.

Generation IV

Violet City Side

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
041 Zubat
HG SS
Cave Cave
2-4 39%
074 Geodude
HG SS
Cave Cave
2-4 60%
206 Dunsparce
HG SS
Cave Cave
4 1%
Surfing
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
2-20 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
Rock Smash
074 Geodude
HG SS
Rock Smash Rock Smash
8-14 20%
206 Dunsparce
HG SS
Rock Smash Rock Smash
4-8 80%
Swarm
206 Dunsparce
HG SS
Swarm Swarm
2-4 40%
Special Pokémon
296 Makuhita
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
2 20%
359 Absol
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
2-3 20%
433 Chingling
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
2 20%
436 Bronzor
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
2-3 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.

Blackthorn City Side

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
041 Zubat
HG SS
Cave Cave
23 30%
042 Golbat
HG SS
Cave Cave
23 5%
074 Geodude
HG SS
Cave Cave
23 30%
075 Graveler
HG SS
Cave Cave
25 20%
202 Wobbuffet
HG SS
Cave Cave
20-25 15%
Surfing
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Surfing Surfing
2-20 100%
Fishing
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 5%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
10 95%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 40%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
20 60%
118 Goldeen
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 90%
119 Seaking
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 3%
129 Magikarp
HG SS
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
40 7%
Special Pokémon
296 Makuhita
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
25 20%
359 Absol
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
23 20%
433 Chingling
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
25 20%
436 Bronzor
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
23 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.

Layout

Version Violet side Blackthorn side
Gold Dark Cave 1 GSC.png Dark Cave 2 GSC.png
Silver
Crystal
HeartGold Dark Cave 1 HGSS.png Dark Cave 2 HGSS.png
SoulSilver
 

Eyecatch

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 黑暗穴 Hēiàn Xué
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Duistere Grot
French Canada Flag.png Canada Antre Noire
France Flag.png Europe Antre Noire
Germany Flag.png German Dunkelhöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta Scura
Spanish CELAC Flag.png Latin America Cueva Oscura
Spain Flag.png Spain Cueva Oscura

References


Johto
Zephyr Badge.png Hive Badge.png Plain Badge.png Fog Badge.png Storm Badge.png Mineral Badge.png Glacier Badge.png Rising Badge.png
Settlements
New Bark TownCherrygrove CityViolet CityAzalea TownGoldenrod CityEcruteak City
Olivine CityCianwood CityMahogany TownBlackthorn CitySafari Zone GateFrontier Access
Routes
2930313233343536373839404142434445464748
Landmarks
Dark CaveSprout TowerRuins of AlphUnion CaveSlowpoke WellIlex ForestRadio TowerGlobal Terminal
Goldenrod TunnelNational ParkPokéathlon DomeBell TowerBurned TowerMooMoo FarmGlitter Lighthouse
Battle Tower (CrystalHGSS)/FrontierCliff Edge GateCliff CaveEmbedded TowerSafari ZoneWhirl Islands
Mt. MortarLake of RageTeam Rocket HQIce PathDragon's DenS.S. AquaMt. Silver
Access to
Sinjoh RuinsKanto


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