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
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Basic info
Floors: 8
Rest stops: No
Traps: No
Monster Houses: {{{monsterhouses}}}
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:

  • Cheri Berries
  • Oran Berries
  • Oren Berries (look-alike items from Oran Berries)
  • Pecha Berries
  • Rawst Berries
  • Geo Pebbles (5)
  • Apples
  • Max Elixir
  • Mix Elixir (look-alike items from Max Elixir)
  • Poké
  • Seeds:
    • Blast
    • Dough
    • Dropeye
    • Heal
    • Reviser (look-alike items from Reviver)
    • Reviver
    • Sleep
    • Slip (look-alike items from Sleep)
    • Stun
    • Via
    • Warp
    • X-Eye
  • Scarfs:
    • Power Band
    • Special Band
    • Twist Band
  • Orbs:
    • All-Hit
    • Blowback
    • Decoy
    • Drought
    • Escape
    • Foe-Seal
    • Luminous
    • One-Shot
    • Radar
    • Rollcall
    • Scanner
    • Slumber
    • Spurn
    • Switcher
    • Totter
    • Transfer
    • Warp
  • Gummis:
    • Blue
    • Clear
    • Grass
    • Orange
    • Pink
    • Red
    • White
    • Yellow

Poké encountered here is found in packs of 16-31. 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
Sharpedo BluffTreasure TownKangaskhan StorageKecleon Shop
Marowak DojoChimecho AssemblyWigglytuff's GuildCroagunk's Swap Shop
BeachFogbound 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 PathStar CaveMurky ForestEastern Cave
Fortune 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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