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Steam Cave

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Steam Cave
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Steam Cave ねっすいのどうくつ
Hot Water Cave
Basic info
Floors: 15*
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: No
Main type: Bug
Boss: Fake Groudon*
Recruiting: Yes*
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4
The entrance to Steam Cave

Steam Cave (Japanese: ねっすいのどうくつ Hot Water Cave) is an unlockable dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, that can be obtained by activating the Groudon Statue with the Drought Stone to clear the fog at Foggy Forest. After 8 floors comes The Upper Steam Cave consisting of seven Floors and then The first boss, a fake Groudon, an illusion created by Uxie's psychic powers is encountered. The fake Groudon is the one who truly guards the area and protects the Time Gear.

After the credits, Uxie will be the boss of the dungeon, who, upon defeat, will ask to join the player's team.

Pokémon Encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
209 Snubbull 1-8 16-17 6.4%
218 Slugma 1-8 15-16 8.2%
240 Magby 1-8 15-16 8.2%
322 Numel 1-8 13-14 6.4%
083 Farfetch'd 1-9 16-17 6.4%
193 Yanma 1-9 15-16 8.2%
402 Kricketune 1-11 16-17 4.5%
210 Granbull 9-15 17-19 0.5%
213 Shuckle 9-15 17-19 8.2%
313 Volbeat 9-15 16-18 8.2%
314 Illumise 9-15 17-19 8.2%
126 Magmar 10-15 18-19 0.5%
383 Groudon 16 30 Unrecruitable Boss
480 Uxie 16 42 100% Boss
The (fake) Groudon can only be found the first time around.


  • Iron Thorns (4)
  • Apples
  • Max Elixir
  • Pecha Berries
  • Oran Berries
  • Cheri Berries
  • TM Payback
  • TM Roost
  • TM Rock Slide
  • Seeds
    • X-Eye
    • Blast
    • Reviver
    • Heal
  • Orbs
    • All Hit
    • Escape
    • Slumber
    • Foe-Fear
    • Drought
    • Decoy
    • Blowback
  • Scarfs
    • Stamina Band
    • Pecha Scarf
  • Gummis
    • Purple
    • Sky
    • Silver
    • Royal

Poké encountered here is found in packs of 2-85. There seems to be no connection to items and floor.

Locations in Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky
Major locations
Treasure TownWigglytuff's GuildKecleon ShopKangaskhan Storage
Marowak DojoCroagunk's Swap ShopSharpedo BluffBeach
Fogbound LakeHot SpringLuminous SpringPelipper Island
Spinda's CaféSShaymin VillageSSky PeakS
Beach CaveDrenched BluffMt. BristleWaterfall CaveApple Woods
Craggy CoastMt. HornFoggy ForestSteam CaveAmp Plains
Northern DesertQuicksand CaveCrystal CaveCrystal CrossingChasm Cave
Dark HillSealed RuinsDusk ForestDeep Dusk ForestTreeshroud Forest
Brine CaveHidden LandTemporal TowerMystifying ForestBlizzard Island
Crevice CaveSurrounded SeaMiracle SeaAegis CaveMt. Travail
The NightmareSpacial RiftDark CraterConcealed RuinsMarine Resort
Bottomless SeaShimmer DesertMt. AvalancheGiant VolcanoWorld Abyss
Sky StairwayMystery JungleSerenity RiverLandslide CaveLush Prairie
Tiny MeadowLabyrinth CaveOran ForestLake AfarHappy Outlook
Mt. MistralShimmer HillLost WildernessMidnight ForestZero Isle North
Zero Isle EastZero Isle SouthZero Isle WestFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Sky Peak Station PassesSky Peak Summit PassStar CaveMurky Forest
Eastern CaveFortune RavineSpring CaveSouthern JungleBoulder Quarry
Left Cave PathRight Cave PathLimestone CavernBarren ValleyDark Wasteland
Spacial CliffsDark Ice MountainIcicle ForestVast Ice MountainZero Isle Center
Destiny TowerOblivion ForestTreacherous WatersSoutheastern IslandsInferno Cave
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Little PlainsMt. ClearChallenge RiverTrial ForestGuiding SeaHidden Shopkeeper Village
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