Luminous Cave (Japanese: 光の洞窟 Cave of Light) is a cave in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team where the player can evolve Pokémon. The cave is filled with a mysterious light that speaks to whoever enters.
After the player defeats Rayquaza at the Sky Tower Summit and convinces Rayquaza to destroy the meteor headed for Earth, a part of the meteor hits the round stone in the middle of Whiscash Pond, creating the Luminous Cave. It is discovered by Snubbull, who enters and evolves into Granbull.
The cave's small size makes it so that only one Pokémon can enter. Upon entering, the player will be asked if they would like to evolve. If they accept, the cave will then ask if they would like to give an item for evolution, if no the Pokémon will evolve if possible or not if they are not eligible. If choosing yes and an eligible evolutionary item, the Pokémon will evolve or the cave will ask for an additional item if the Pokémon can evolve using an other item in conjunction.
While the cave will take any item that is offered regardless of whether or not it is required for the player's evolution, it will return all items offered if the player does not meet evolutionary requirements.
If the player's lead Pokémon does not meet its evolutionary requirements, or cannot evolve further, the cave will notify it, provide the reason, and tell it to return later.
In Mystery Dungeon DX, evolution items have all been replaced with Evolution Crystals. For Pokémon evolving into the second stage, 2 Evolution Crystals must be consumed while a 3rd stage requires 4 Evolution Crystals. This also includes Pokémon that evolve by knowing a certain move before leveling up such as Lickitung and Yanma. Pokémon that only need to reach a certain level to evolve will not need the Evolution Crystal.
DX also updates the interface to be more similar to evolutions in later games and simply allow the player to select the targets they'd like to evolve rather than having to swap out the leaders.
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|Locations in the Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, and Rescue Team DX|
|Friend Areas/Rescue team camps • Team Base • Pokémon Square • Kecleon Shop|
Kangaskhan Storage • Makuhita Dojo • Whiscash Pond • Luminous Cave • Hill of the Ancients
|Tiny Woods • Thunderwave Cave • Mt. Steel • Sinister Woods • Silent Chasm|
Mt. Thunder • Great Canyon • Lapis Cave • Rock Path • Mt. Blaze • Snow Path
Frosty Forest • Mt. Freeze • Magma Cavern • Sky Tower • Uproar Forest
Howling Forest • Stormy Sea • Silver Trench • Meteor Cave • Fiery Field
Lightning Field • Northwind Field • Mt. Faraway • Western Cave • Northern Range
Pitfall Valley • Buried Relic • Wish Cave • Murky Cave • Desert Region
Southern Cavern • Wyvern Hill • Solar Cave • Darknight Relic • Grand Sea
Waterfall Pond • Unown Relic • Joyous Tower • Far-Off Sea • Purity Forest
Oddity Cave • Remains Island • Marvelous Sea • Fantasy Strait
|This article is part of both Project Locations and Project Sidegames, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on Locations in the spin-off games.|