Artisan Cave

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Artisan Cave アトリエのあな
Atelier Hole
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Location: Battle Frontier
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III
Hoenn Battle Frontier Map.png
Location of Artisan Cave in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

Artisan Cave (Japanese: アトリエのあな Atelier Hole) is a long cave connecting one end of the Battle Frontier to the other. The entrance is near the Battle Palace and the exit is right next to the Battle Tower. It only appears in Pokémon Emerald.


The cave is two floors high, contains several vitamins, and the only wild Pokémon found inside is Smeargle. This is the only area in the Generation III core series games (other than via the unused Altering Cave event) where the player can find Smeargle.


Item Location Games
Iron Iron B1F, on the more northern of the two rocks northeast of the entrance (hidden)  E 
Zinc Zinc B1F, down a flight of stairs, on the rock in the center of the pit north of the HP Up (hidden)  E 
HP Up HP Up B1F, down a flight of stairs, in the center of the south-easternmost pit, south of the Zinc  E 
Calcium Calcium B1F, in the northeastern area of the map, on the more right of the two rocks on the ledge northwest of a flight of stairs (hidden)  E 
Protein Protein B1F, on the more northern of the two rocks at the most northwest point of the map (hidden)  E 
Carbos Carbos 1F, at the end of the eastern path from the exit  E 


Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Smeargle Smeargle
Cave Cave
40-50 100%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Version 1F B1F
Emerald Artisan Cave 1F E.png Artisan Cave B1F E.png

In the manga

Artisan Cave in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Emerald arc

Artisan Cave appeared from A Sketchy Smattering of Smeargle to Skirting Around Surskit II, where Emerald, Todd Snap, and all of the Frontier Brains, save for Noland, went there to investigate if Jirachi was there. As soon as they entered the cave, they were surrounded by a herd of wild Smeargle that attacked them; however, Emerald ignored them. Soon Emerald found Jirachi. However, when he tried to catch it with a Timer Ball, Guile Hideout showed up and sliced the Poké Ball in half with his sword, intending to catch Jirachi for himself. Following Crystal's instructions, Emerald chose to ignore Guile and focus on catching Jirachi. However, Guile then sent out all the rental Pokémon he had stolen from the Battle Factory to attack everyone, revealing the he was the one who had attacked Noland earlier.

Angered by this, Spenser, Brandon, Tucker, and Lucy attacked Guile Hideout, but he easily reflected all of their Pokémon's attacks right back at them with his sword without getting even scratched. While Greta used her Umbreon's Double Team to distract the rental Pokémon, Anabel used her Raikou's Thunder Shock to trap Guile in an electrical cage, leaving Emerald alone to focus on catching Jirachi without distractions. After weakening Jirachi using Crystal's Bonee and Monlee, he attempted to catch it with a Luxury Ball. Although Jirachi went into the Poké Ball, Guile Hideout used his Surskit's Psybeam to prevent the ball from closing and then destroy it. He then broke free from the electrical cage and tried to attack everyone with his sword, but Emerald's Sceptile, Sudowoodo, and Dusclops protected them. When Guile tried to snatch Jirachi, it disappeared, and he left the cave to continue pursuing it.

In A Cheeky Charizard Change-Up II, Noland revealed that he had visited the cave and caught three Smeargle living there, due to them having Sketched Jirachi's Wish, which he hoped to use to find Jirachi before Guile.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 工匠之穴 Gūngjeuhng-jī Yuht *
工匠洞窟 Gūngjeuhng Duhngfāt *
Mandarin 工匠之穴 Gōngjiàng-zhī Xuè / Gōngjiàng-zhī Xué
France Flag.png European French Grotte Atelier
Germany Flag.png German Höhlenatelier
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta Artistica
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아틀리에 굴 Atelier Gul
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Caverna Ateliê
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Cueva Taller
Vietnam Flag.png Vietnamese Hang Xưởng Vẽ

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