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Seafloor Cavern

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Seafloor Cavern かいていどうくつ
Seabed Cavern
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Seafloor Cavern exterior RSE.png
Map description: {{{mapdesc}}}
Location: Route 128
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III
Hoenn Seafloor Cavern Map.png
Location of Seafloor Cavern in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

The Seafloor Cavern (Japanese: かいていどうくつ Seabed Cavern) is a location in Hoenn, deep beneath the seas of Route 128. In order to reach it, players must have Dive and Surf, as well as the proper Badges (Balance Badge and Mind Badge) to use the moves outside of battle. Once inside, Strength and Rock Smash are also required.

The search for the cavern begins when Team AquaSE or Team MagmaR steals a submarine from Captain Stern. In Ruby, the cavern is the home of Groudon, who sleeps at its deepest part, while in Sapphire and Emerald, Kyogre is the Pokémon who sleeps here, while Groudon's home (at least in Emerald) is within the Magma Hideout, deep inside of the caverns of Mt. Chimney.

The player's quest to find the villainous team begins almost immediately after winning their seventh Badge. With a Pokémon that can dive underwater in their party, they can now navigate the maze of deep trenches on the routes of Hoenn's eastern sea. In the deepest one of them, smack dab in the middle of Route 128's pathway, is the entrance to the Seafloor Cavern, where the stolen submarine is parked.

After resurfacing inside the cave where the submarine is parked, players must navigate through the complex maze of tunnels to the deepest part, where the legendary Pokémon resides. Here they will also find the boss of the team that has stolen the submarine, Archie or Maxie, who will attempt to control the legendary Pokémon of his desire using one of the orbs found at the top of Mt. Pyre. However, the Pokémon will not respond well, and instead will escape, causing severe rain or sunlight, depending on which it is. In Emerald, both types of weather conditions appear, and they change after player takes enough steps (counting actions like using Fly)

From here, the player must go to Sootopolis City and into the Cave of Origin, either to catch the powerful legendary Pokémon (Ruby and Sapphire) or to talk to Wallace to deduce where Rayquaza is located (Emerald).

Items

Item Location Games
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 (Earthquake) At the deepest room near the doorway  R  S  E 

Pokémon

No Pokemon can appear by walking at the entrance or GroudonR/KyogreSE room.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
041 Zubat
R S E
Cave Cave
28-35 90%
042 Golbat
R S E
Cave Cave
33-36 10%
Surfing
041 Zubat
R S E
Surfing Surfing
5-35 35%
042 Golbat
R S E
Surfing Surfing
30-35 5%
072 Tentacool
R S E
Surfing Surfing
5-35 60%
Fishing
072 Tentacool
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 30%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Old Rod Fishing
Old Rod
5-10 70%
072 Tentacool
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 20%
129 Magikarp
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 60%
320 Wailmer
R S E
Good Rod Fishing
Good Rod
10-30 20%
320 Wailmer
R S E
Super Rod Fishing
Super Rod
20-45 100%
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.

Trainers

Pokémon Ruby

Trainer Pokémon
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png740
261 Poochyena Lv.37
No item
322 Numel Lv.37
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
322 Numel Lv.38
No item
Team Magma Grunt
Team Magma Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
261 Poochyena Lv.36
No item
041 Zubat Lv.36
No item
322 Numel Lv.36
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.





Pokémon Sapphire

Trainer Pokémon
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png740
261 Poochyena Lv.37
No item
318 Carvanha Lv.37
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png760
318 Carvanha Lv.38
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
261 Poochyena Lv.36
No item
041 Zubat Lv.36
No item
318 Carvanha Lv.36
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.





Pokémon Emerald

Trainer Pokémon
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
261 Poochyena Lv.36
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
318 Carvanha Lv.36
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
Possible Double Battle with the following grunt
041 Zubat Lv.36
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png720
Possible Double Battle with the previous grunt
318 Carvanha Lv.36
No item
Team Aqua Grunt
Team Aqua Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png700
262 Mightyena Lv.35
No item
042 Golbat Lv.35
No item
Trainers with a Vs. Seeker by their names, when alerted for a rematch using the item, may use higher-level Pokémon.





Layout

Version Underwater Entrance Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 Room 4 Room 5 Room 6 Room 7 Room 8 End
Ruby Submarine Explorer 1 RSE.png Seafloor Cavern entrance RS.png Seafloor Cavern R1 RS.png Seafloor Cavern R2 RS.png Seafloor Cavern R3 RS.png Seafloor Cavern R4 RS.png Seafloor Cavern R5 RS.png Seafloor Cavern R6 RS.png Seafloor Cavern R7 RS.png Seafloor Cavern R8 RS.png Seafloor Cavern end R.png
Sapphire Seafloor Cavern end S.png
Emerald Submarine Explorer 1 RSE.png Seafloor Cavern entrance E.png Seafloor Cavern R1 E.png Seafloor Cavern R2 E.png Seafloor Cavern R3 E.png Seafloor Cavern R4 E.png Seafloor Cavern R5 E.png Seafloor Cavern R6 E.png Seafloor Cavern R7 E.png Seafloor Cavern R8 E.png Seafloor Cavern end E.png
 

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The Seafloor Cavern served similar purposes in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter of Pokémon Adventures to its purpose in the games. Members of both Team Magma and Team Aqua traveled there using Submarine Explorer 1 fitted with a component produced by the Devon Corporation. They aimed to awaken Groudon and Kyogre, respectively. Ruby and Sapphire used a Relicanth to Dive to the cavern.

The Seafloor Cavern was erroneously called the "Cave of Origin" in the Chuang Yi translations of Pokémon Adventures Volumes 19, 20, and 21.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Caverne Fondmer
Germany Flag.png German Tiefseehöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Antro Abissale
South Korea Flag.png Korean 해저동굴 Haejeo Donggul
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Caverna Abisal



Boss: Archie
Administrators: MattShellyAmber
Lower Members: Team Aqua Grunts
Locations: Aqua Hideout


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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