Purifying Cave

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Purifying Cave じょうかの洞窟
Purifying Cave
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Basic info
Floors: 15
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses:
Main type: Flying, Psychic
Boss: None
Recruiting: No*
Items: Current
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: Up to 3*

Purifying Cave (Japanese: じょうかの洞窟 Purifying Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon that is located on the Water Continent. It is unlocked during Chapter 11 of the story, and is also the final story dungeon of the game's epilogue.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

During the epilogue, after fighting through the dungeon's fifteen floors, the player arrives at the cave's pit, where they find an unconscious Mew, along with Nuzleaf and the Beheeyem. Nuzleaf apologizes to the player, claiming that they did so to prevent Dark Matter from ever coming back, and Mew begins to glow with light and seemingly fade away. Reminded of the partner's departure, the player refuses this, not wanting to say goodbye again. At this time, the player's Harmony Scarf begins glowing, combining with the light surrounding Mew, which restores the partner. Ampharos, Mawile, and Xatu appear, admitting that the "kidnapping" was all a set-up. Xatu had already foreseen the events; the set-up was a test to prove the player's desire for the partner's return. The Expedition Society, reunited with the partner, return home happily, while Nuzleaf and the Beheeyem are allowed to stay at Nuzleaf's old home in Serene Village. Mew returns home, but remains a usable ally to go exploring with.

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Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Aerodactyl (Pokémon) Aerodactyl B1F-B15F 27 Unrecruitable
Gligar (Pokémon) Gligar B1F-B15F 27 Unrecruitable
Swellow (Pokémon) Swellow B1F-B15F 30 Unrecruitable
Milotic (Pokémon) Milotic B1F-B15F 30 Unrecruitable
Absol (Pokémon) Absol B1F-B15F 27 Unrecruitable
Salamence (Pokémon) Salamence B1F-B15F 50 Unrecruitable
Metagross (Pokémon) Metagross B1F-B15F 45 Unrecruitable
Honchkrow (Pokémon) Honchkrow B1F-B15F 30 Unrecruitable
Musharna (Pokémon) Musharna B1F-B15F 30 Unrecruitable
Reuniclus (Pokémon) Reuniclus B1F-B15F 41 Unrecruitable
Vanilluxe (Pokémon) Vanilluxe B1F-B15F 47 Unrecruitable
Bisharp (Pokémon) Bisharp B1F-B15F 52 Unrecruitable
Meowstic (Pokémon) Meowstic B1F-B15F 27 Unrecruitable
Meowstic (Pokémon) Meowstic B1F-B15F 27 Unrecruitable
Noivern (Pokémon) Noivern B1F-B15F 48 Unrecruitable
These Pokémon are recruited through the Connection Orb rather than fighting them.

Items Found

Item Floors
Poké currency VI Sprite.png 30-109 Poké B1F-B15F
MDBag Apple VI Sprite.png Apple B1F-B15F
MDBag Gravelerock VI Sprite.png 3-6 Gravelerock B1F-B15F
MDBag Wooden Spike VI Sprite.png 7 Wooden Spike B5F
MDBag Cheri Berry VI Sprite.png Cheri Berry B13F
MDBag Oran Berry VI Sprite.png Oran Berry B8F
MDBag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir B11F
MDBag Max Elixir VI Sprite.png Max Elixir B11F
MDBag Wonder Orb VI Sprite.png Escape Orb B13F
MDBag Wonder Orb VI Sprite.png Scanner Orb B1F
MDBag Wonder Orb VI Sprite.png Slow Orb B1F
MDBag Attack Emera VI Sprite.png Better Odds B1F-B15F
MDBag HP Emera VI Sprite.png Burn Guard B1F-B15F
MDBag Speed Emera VI Sprite.png Clutch Performer B1F-B15F
MDBag HP Emera VI Sprite.png Confusion Guard B1F-B15F
MDBag Speed Emera VI Sprite.png Distance Dodge B1F-B15F
MDBag Sp Atk Emera VI Sprite.png Dizzying Payback B1F-B15F
MDBag Defense Emera VI Sprite.png Guard Boost B1F-B15F
MDBag HP Emera VI Sprite.png Paralysis Guard B1F-B15F
MDBag HP Emera VI Sprite.png Petrify Power B1F-B15F
MDBag HP Emera VI Sprite.png PP Restore B1F-B15F
MDBag Speed Emera VI Sprite.png Status Mirror B1F-B15F
MDBag Attack Emera VI Sprite.png Super Critical B1F-B15F
MDBag Wand Sprite.png Guiding Wand B4F
MDBag Wand Sprite.png Slumber Wand B11F
MDBag Wand Sprite.png Two-Edged Wand B12F

Traps encountered

Image Trap Floors
Emera-CrushTrapSMD.png Emera-Crush Trap B6F, B9F
Emera-SwapTrapSMD.png Emera-Swap Trap B12F
GustTrapSMD.png Gust Trap B6F
HungerTrapSMD.png Hunger Trap B5F, B7F, B9F, B13F
PoisonTrapSMD.png Poison Trap B13F
PPLeechTrapSMD.png PP Leech Trap B2F-B3F
SealTrapSMD.png Seal Trap B4F, B6F
SlowTrapSMD.png Slow Trap B7F
SlumberTrapSMD.png Slumber Trap B1F-B2F
SpikyTrapSMD.png Spiky Trap B13F
SummonTrapSMD.png Summon Trap B3F
WarpTrapSMD.png Warp Trap B6F, B10F, B12F

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Grotte de la Pureté
Germany Flag.png German Höhle der Läuterung
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta della Purezza
Spain Flag.png Spanish Gruta Catarsis

Locations in the Pokémon world in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
Key locations
Serene VillageLively TownBaram TownCapim TownNoe TownSahra Town
Kecleon ShopCafé ConnectionHawlucha's Slam SchoolGlorious Gold
Expedition SocietyLapras Travel LinerVoidlandsTree of Life
Water Continent icon.png Water Continent
Open PassLush ForestForeboding ForestDrilbur Coal MineSchool Forest
Glittering MountainNectar MeadowPoliwrath RiverAncient Barrow
Sheer Mountain RangeGentle Slope CaveShowdown MountainRevelation Mountain
Abyssal BadlandsCave of the DeepCalm Craggy AreaReverse MountainPurifying Cave
Cave of TrainingLeafy HighlandsHeadwater HollowLongfield CaveSunbathed Garden
Serpentine Mountain TrailElectric WastelandWaterfall Basin GrottoBustling Valley
Pledge HillRolling PassMaze MeadowThrash DungeonUprise RangeStone Field
Odd FieldPeewee Meadow
Air Continent icon.png Air Continent
Mystical ForestSubmerged CavePrehistoric RuinsSpring of ResolveRough Tunnel
Mysterious PlainsSmall Sand DuneBerry ForestSuper Apple ForestElegant Gorge
Moonlit CaveFrosty Tree StepsWorld TreeGhost IslandYellow PointRed Point
Distress MountainForest of Bounty
Grass Continent icon.png Grass Continent
Mystery JungleThorny Shadow PathDeep Ocean TunnelTemple RemainsSacred Ruins
Hidden CaveHeart LakePath of Fallen LeavesSunny Spot HillFriendly Meadow
Abundant PassStealth CavernCrystalline MazeLittle CanyonSpiral Vortex
Giant Stone MeadowFresh MeadowBlue PointTriangle TempleSky Ruins
Dragon GateMagma ChamberZero IsleFreedom Coast
Mist Continent icon.png Mist Continent
Lake of EnlightenmentAurora's EdgeMidnight Sun GorgeForest of Fairies
Flagstone CaveFrozen MountainPumpkaboo ForestFrozen FallsGooey Bog
Buried RuinsClear LakeIsland of IsolationMeteorite CraterCape of Wonders
Sand Continent icon.png Sand Continent
Sand Dune of SpiritsApex MountainStone Tree MountainYellow Sand Labyrinth
Valley of Strong WindsHall of MagicThirsty DesertSecret QuarryHoley MeadowSnowy Cave
Sandy CaveJewel RoadFossil ExcavationIsle of LightMysterious GeoglyphGolden Suite
Sea of Wonders icon.png Sea of Wonders
Fire Island VolcanoRoad to Primeval ForestTree of Life: RootsTree of Life: Trunk
Prism BridgeSea ShrineAltar of IceAltar of Ice: DepthsOcean Tempest
Seafloor RuinsIsland of Storms
Sea of Wonders icon.png Mystery Continent
Destiny TowerLake of Mysterious LightGuidance Ruins
Water Continent icon.png Pelipper Island
Pelipper Dungeon: EndPelipper Dungeon: MiddlePelipper Dungeon: Start
Meowth Theater
Meowth in BlackMy Fair MisdreavusFor a Few Boldores MoreCasameowncaIt's a Meownderful Life
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