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Waterfall Cave

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Waterfall Cave
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Waterfall Cave たきつぼのどうくつ
Basin Cave
Basic info
Floors: 8
Rest stops: No
Traps: No
Main type: Water
Boss: None
Recruiting: Yes
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Waterfall Cave (Japanese: たきつぼのどうくつ Basin Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It has eight floors and is unlocked after beating Drowzee on Mt. Bristle, and performing sentry duty at the Wigglytuff Guild. This is the first dungeon to have shops in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.

On the first visit, the hero and the partner are asked by Wigglytuff to explore the dungeon. Upon reaching the bottom, they stumble into in an alcove filled with gems and a giant gem is at the back. The partner wants to take the gem back to the guild but finds it difficult to remove. It is at this point when the hero experiences another dizzy spell and sees an image of the past. A Pokémon had pushed the gem and had accidentally set off a trap that caused a flood to wash it away. Unfortunately, the hero is too late to warn the partner Pokémon as he/she pushes the gem and triggered the flood. However, they are flushed away to the Hot Springs where they first meet Torkoal.

Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
054 Psyduck 1-8 9-10 8.2%
060 Poliwag 1-8 9-10 6.4%
088 Grimer 1-8 9-10 6.4%
114 Tangela 1-8 10-11 6.4%
194 Wooper 1-8 10-11 8.2%
270 Lotad 1-8 10-11 6.4%
283 Surskit 1-8 11-12 6.4%
339 Barboach 1-8 11-12 8.2%
340 Whiscash 5-8 11-12 0.5%


In Waterfall Cave the following items can be found:

Item Floors
Poké currency.png 16-31 Poké  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Power Bands  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Special Bands  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Twist Bands  ??F
MDBag Geo Pebble Sprite.png Geo Pebbles (5)  ??F
MDBag Apple Sprite.png Apples  ??F
MDBag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berries  ??F
MDBag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Berries  ??F
MDBag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oren Berries (look-alike)  ??F
MDBag Pecha Berry Sprite.png Pecha Berries  ??F
MDBag Rawst Berry Sprite.png Rawst Berries  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Blast Seeds  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Dough Seeds  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Dropeye Seeds  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Heal Seeds  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Reviver Seeds  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Reviser Seeds (look-alike)  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Sleep Seeds  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Slip Seeds (look-alike)  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Stun Seeds  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Vile Seeds  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Via Seeds (look-alike)  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Warp Seeds  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png X-Eye Seeds  ??F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Max Elixirs  ??F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Mix Elixirs (look-alike)  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png All-Hit Orbs  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Blowback Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Decoy Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Drought Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Escape Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Foe-Seal Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Luminous Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png One-Shot Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Radar Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Rollcall Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Scanner Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Slumber Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Spurn Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Switcher Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Totter Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Transfer Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Warp Orb  ??F
MDBag Blue Gummi Sprite.png Blue Gummis  ??F
MDBag Clear Gummi Sprite.png Clear Gummis  ??F
MDBag Grass Gummi Sprite.png Grass Gummis  ??F
MDBag Orange Gummi Sprite.png Orange Gummis  ??F
MDBag Pink Gummi Sprite.png Pink Gummis  ??F
MDBag Red Gummi Sprite.png Red Gummis  ??F
MDBag White Gummi Sprite.png White Gummis  ??F
MDBag Yellow Gummi Sprite.png Yellow Gummis  ??F

There seems to be no connection to items and floor.


In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Grotte Cacade
Germany Flag.png German Wasserfallhöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta della Cascata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용소의 동굴 Yongsoui dong-gul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cueva Cascada

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
Side PathCraggy CoastRock PathMt. HornForest Path
Foggy ForestSteam CaveAmp PlainsNorthern DesertQuicksand Cave
Crystal CaveCrystal CrossingChasm CaveDark HillSealed Ruin
Dusk ForestDeep Dusk ForestTreeshroud ForestBrine CaveHidden Land
Temporal TowerMystifying ForestBlizzard IslandCrevice CaveSurrounded Sea
Miracle SeaAegis CaveMt. TravailThe NightmareSpacial Rift
Dark CraterConcealed RuinsMarine ResortBottomless SeaShimmer Desert
Mt. AvalancheGiant VolcanoWorld AbyssSky StairwayMystery Jungle
Serenity RiverLandslide CaveLush PrairieTiny MeadowLabyrinth Cave
Oran ForestLake AfarHappy OutlookMt. MistralShimmer Hill
Lost WildernessMidnight ForestZero Isle NorthZero Isle EastZero Isle South
Zero Isle WestFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Sky Peak Mountain PathSky 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
Demo only:
Little PlainsMt. ClearChallenge RiverTrial ForestGuiding SeaHidden Shopkeeper Village
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