Luminous Cave

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Luminous Cave in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
Luminous Cave in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team

Luminous Cave (Japanese: 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 it to destroy the meteor headed for the planet, 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 Rescue Team 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 third stage evolution 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 an Evolution Crystal.

The remake 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.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Grotte Lumineuse
Germany Flag.png German Glitzerhöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta Luccichio
South Korea Flag.png Korean 빛의 동굴 Bit-yi Donggul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cueva Luminosa

See also

Locations in the Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, and Rescue Team DX
Major locations
Friend Areas/Rescue team campsTeam BasePokémon SquareKecleon Shop
Kangaskhan StorageMakuhita DojoWhiscash PondLuminous CaveHill of the Ancients
Tiny WoodsThunderwave CaveMt. SteelSinister WoodsSilent Chasm
Mt. ThunderGreat CanyonLapis CaveRock PathMt. BlazeSnow Path
Frosty ForestMt. FreezeMagma CavernSky TowerUproar Forest
Howling ForestStormy SeaSilver TrenchMeteor CaveFiery Field
Lightning FieldNorthwind FieldMt. FarawayWestern CaveNorthern Range
Pitfall ValleyBuried RelicWish CaveMurky CaveDesert Region
Southern CavernWyvern HillSolar CaveDarknight RelicGrand Sea
Waterfall PondUnown RelicJoyous TowerFar-Off SeaPurity Forest
Oddity CaveRemains IslandMarvelous SeaFantasy Strait
Unknown DungeonRB
Illusory GrottoRTDX

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