Maniac Tunnel

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Maniac Tunnel
Ruin Maniac Cave
マニアトンネル
Maniac Tunnel
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Maniac Tunnel 26-28 Pt.png
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Location: Between Route 214 and Solaceon Ruins
Region: Sinnoh
Generations: IV, VIII
Sinnoh Maniac Tunnel Map.png
Location of Maniac Tunnel in Sinnoh.
Pokémon world locations

Maniac Tunnel (Japanese: マニアトンネル Maniac Tunnel) is a tunnel that leads between Route 214 and the Solaceon Ruins. Before the digging is complete, it is known as Ruin Maniac Cave (Japanese: 遺跡マニアの Ruin Maniac Hole).

The Ruin Maniac (who uses the sprite of a Collector, in spite of his name), when the player first encounters him, will propose a race: he will dig straight through the mountain as the player captures the different Unown. This race, of course, ends in a tie; after the player has captured the 26 Unown that are in the form of letters, the tunnel itself will extend straight through to the previously-inaccessible upper chamber of the ruins, where only the ? and ! forms of Unown are available.

As the player progressively catches the various forms of Unown, the cave will lengthen, and the encounter rates of the Pokémon in the cave will change (specifically, Hippopotas will be more common). Also, when player has 10-25 Unown caught, Ruin Maniac claims he is now known as Digging Maniac (Japanese: あなほりマニア Hole Digging Maniac).

Items

Item Location Games
TM Ground VI TM28 (Dig) Behind rocks next to the entrance  D  P  Pt  BD  SP 

Pokémon

Generation IV

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Fewer than 10 Unown
Geodude Geodude
D P Pt
Cave Cave
22 95%
Hippopotas Hippopotas
D P Pt
Cave Cave
22-23 5%
Geodude Geodude
D P Pt
Cave Cave
21-23 95%
Hippopotas Hippopotas
D P Pt
Cave Cave
22, 24 5%
10-25 Unown
Geodude Geodude
D P Pt
Cave Cave
23 90%
Hippopotas Hippopotas
D P Pt
Cave Cave
22-24 10%
Geodude Geodude
D P Pt
Cave Cave
22-24 90%
Hippopotas Hippopotas
D P Pt
Cave Cave
23-25 10%
26 or more Unown
Geodude Geodude
D P Pt
Cave Cave
24 80%
Hippopotas Hippopotas
D P Pt
Cave Cave
22-25 20%
Geodude Geodude
D P Pt
Cave Cave
23-25 80%
Hippopotas Hippopotas
D P Pt
Cave Cave
24-26 20%
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.


Generation VIII

Pokémon Games Location Levels Rate
Morning Day Night
Fewer than 10 Unown
BD SP
Cave
22 95%
BD SP
Cave
22-23 5%
10-25 Unown
BD SP
Cave
23 90%
BD SP
Cave
22-24 10%
26 or more Unown
BD SP
Cave
24 80%
BD SP
Cave
22-25 20%
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.


Layout

Version First stage Second stage Third stage
Diamond Maniac Tunnel 0-9 DP.png Maniac Tunnel 10-25 DP.png Maniac Tunnel 26-28 DP.png
Pearl
Platinum Maniac Tunnel 0-9 Pt.png Maniac Tunnel 10-25 Pt.png Maniac Tunnel 26-28 Pt.png
 

In the manga

Maniac Tunnel in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Diamond & Pearl chapter

The Maniac Tunnel appeared in Halting Honchkrow, where Pearl hid in the cave while thinking of a way to get past some Team Galactic Grunts blocking the gate into Veilstone City. To his surprise, he then encountered two Unown, Grumpy and Flaky, who he and his friends had met earlier at the Solaceon Ruins. Upon inspecting the cave more closely, he discovered that it and the ruins were connected. He also came to realize that the cave had been formed when Team Galactic used the Galactic Bomb at Lake Valor a couple days earlier. With the help of other Unown from the ruins, Grumpy and Flaky defeated the Grunts blocking the gate, allowing Pearl to enter Veilstone City and the Team Galactic HQ.

Trivia

  • The concept of Ruin Maniac Cave/Maniac Tunnel is similar to that of Three Isle Path's concept: a person is trying to dig through a cave, and the player must finish certain conditions for the person to dig further.
  • This is the only location in the Sinnoh region that wild Hippopotas can be found.

In other languages

Ruin Maniac Cave

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 遺跡迷洞穴 Wàihjīk Màih Duhngyuht
Mandarin 遺跡迷洞穴 / 遗迹迷洞穴 Yíjī Mí Dòngxué / Yíjì Mí Dòngxué
France Flag.png French Grotte Ruineman.DPPt
Grotte du RuinophileBDSP
Germany Flag.png German Maniac-Höhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta Rovine
South Korea Flag.png Korean 유적마니아굴 Yujeok Mania Gul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Mina RuinamaníacoDPPt
Mina del RuinamaníacoBDSP

Maniac Tunnel

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 遺跡迷隧道 Wàihjīk Màih Seuihdouh
Mandarin 遺跡迷隧道 / 遗迹迷隧道 Yíjī Mí Suìdào / Yíjì Mí Suìdào
France Flag.png French Tunnel Ruineman.
Germany Flag.png German Maniac-Tunnel
Italy Flag.png Italian Tunnel Rovine
South Korea Flag.png Korean 마니아터널 Maniac Tunnel
Spain Flag.png Spanish Túnel ManíacoDPPt
Túnel del RuinamaníacoBDSP



Sinnoh
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Settlements
Twinleaf TownSandgem TownJubilife CityOreburgh CityFloaroma TownEterna CityHearthome City
Solaceon TownVeilstone CityPastoria CityCelestic TownCanalave CitySnowpoint CitySunyshore City
Pokémon LeagueFight AreaSurvival AreaResort Area
Routes
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Landmarks
Lake Verity (Lakefront) • Oreburgh GateOreburgh MineOreburgh Mining MuseumGlobal Terminal/Global Wonder Station
Ravaged PathFloaroma MeadowValley WindworksEterna ForestOld ChateauThe Underground/Grand Underground
Wayward CaveMount CoronetAmity SquareLost TowerHallowed TowerSolaceon RuinsManiac TunnelLake Valor (Lakefront)
Great MarshPokémon MansionTrophy GardenFuego IronworksIron IslandLake Acuity (Lakefront) • Spear PillarVictory Road
Pal Park/Ramanas ParkContest HallBattle ZoneBattle ParkBattle Tower/Battle FrontierStark MountainSnowpoint Temple
Spring PathSendoff SpringTurnback CaveFullmoon IslandNewmoon IslandSeabreak PathFlower ParadiseHall of Origin
Access to
Distortion World
See also
Hisui


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