Southern Cavern

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Southern Cavern
Wyvern Hill →
Southern Cavern 洞穴
Southern Cave
Southern Cavern RTRB.png
Basic info
Floors: 50
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: Ground
Boss: None
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Allowed
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 3

Southern Cavern (Japanese: 洞穴 Southern Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX that contains 50 floors. It is automatically unlocked on obtaining the Boulder Cave Friend Area from an optional rescue mission, after the completion of the main story.

Gameplay

Generation III

Metal Coat can be found on 49F and 50F. Additionally, all floors are shrouded in darkness, limiting field of view in hallways to 2 tiles.

Generation VIII

The last floor contains 5 Evolution Crystals, 2 Deluxe Boxes, and 1 Focus Blast TM.

Pokémon encountered

Generation III

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Geodude (Pokémon) Geodude 1-6 27 9.1%
Diglett (Pokémon) Diglett 1-7 33 10.9%
Seedot (Pokémon) Seedot 1-9 30 11.2%
Cubone (Pokémon) Cubone 5-10 28 10.5%
Nidoking (Pokémon) Nidoking 8-19 30 Unrecruitable
Phanpy (Pokémon) Phanpy 10-19 31 8.2%
Vibrava (Pokémon) Vibrava 12-20 30 -19%
Baltoy (Pokémon) Baltoy 12-22 32 5.6%
Gligar (Pokémon) Gligar 15-25 22 8.5%
Larvitar (Pokémon) Larvitar 16-26 28 12.2%
Ariados (Pokémon) Ariados 20-30 27 Unrecruitable
Dugtrio (Pokémon) Dugtrio 20-31 30 Unrecruitable
Marowak (Pokémon) Marowak 20-30 24 Unrecruitable
Graveler (Pokémon) Graveler 25-36 35 -19%
Rhyhorn (Pokémon) Rhyhorn 31-39 30 7.7%
Flygon (Pokémon) Flygon 31-39 35 Unrecruitable
Donphan (Pokémon) Donphan 31-40 30 Unrecruitable
Pupitar (Pokémon) Pupitar 37-45 35 -19%
Golem (Pokémon) Golem 40-50 29 -30%
Onix (Pokémon) Onix 40-50 40 9.6%
Rhydon (Pokémon) Rhydon 40-50 28 Unrecruitable


Generation VIII

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Reason: Fainted Pokémon, Mystery Houses
Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Geodude (Pokémon) Geodude 1-6 42 14.4%
Seedot (Pokémon) Seedot 1-6 42 10.8%
Diglett (Pokémon) Diglett 1-7 42 14.4%
Voltorb (Pokémon) Voltorb 4-8 42 14.4%
Phanpy (Pokémon) Phanpy 4-12 42 10.8%
Nidoking (Pokémon) Nidoking 9-19 42 10.8%
Cubone (Pokémon) Cubone 10-19 42 8.2%
Flygon (Pokémon) Flygon 12-20 45 -2.2%
Baltoy (Pokémon) Baltoy 12-22 42 14.4%
Gligar (Pokémon) Gligar 15-25 42 10.8%
Larvitar (Pokémon) Larvitar 16-26 42 8.2%
Rhyhorn (Pokémon) Rhyhorn 20-30 42 10.8%
Ariados (Pokémon) Ariados 20-30 42 10.8%
Dugtrio (Pokémon) Dugtrio 20-31 42 8.2%
Graveler (Pokémon) Graveler 25-36 42 10.8%
Marowak (Pokémon) Marowak 30-40 42 8.2%
Vibrava (Pokémon) Vibrava 31-39 42 8.2%
Donphan (Pokémon) Donphan 31-40 42 8.2%
Pupitar (Pokémon) Pupitar 37-45 42 10.8%
Onix (Pokémon) Onix 40-49 42 10.8%
Golem (Pokémon) Golem 40-49 42 10.8%
Rhydon (Pokémon) Rhydon 40-49 42 -2.2%
Fainted Pokémon
Oddish (Pokémon) Oddish 2-49 ? 100%
Primeape (Pokémon) Primeape 2-49 46 100%
Machop (Pokémon) Machop 2-49 44 100%
Magneton (Pokémon) Magneton 2-49 44 100%
Kangaskhan (Pokémon) Kangaskhan 2-49 ? 100%
Horsea (Pokémon) Horsea 2-49 ? 100%
Omanyte (Pokémon) Omanyte 2-49 44 100%
Togepi (Pokémon) Togepi 2-49 ? 100%
Forretress (Pokémon) Forretress 2-49 44 100%
Heracross (Pokémon) Heracross 2-49 46 100%
Donphan (Pokémon) Donphan 2-49 46 100%
Lombre (Pokémon) Lombre 2-49 44 100%
Kirlia (Pokémon) Kirlia 2-49 ? 100%
Breloom (Pokémon) Breloom 2-49 44 100%
Meditite (Pokémon) Meditite 2-49 44 100%
Beldum (Pokémon) Beldum 2-49 55 100%
Metang (Pokémon) Metang 2-49 55 100%
Mystery House
Haunter (Pokémon) Haunter 16 42 100%
Solrock (Pokémon) Solrock ?? 42 100%
Strong Foe
Shuckle (Pokémon) Shuckle 12-49 60 Unrecruitable
-6.4%Shiny
Shiny Shuckle can only be recruited with a Friend Bow.


Items

Generation III

Southern Cavern

Item Floors
MDBag Poké RTRB Sprite.png 6-226 Poké 1-48F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Bounce Band 1-48F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Def. Scarf 1-48F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Diet Ribbon 1-48F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Joy Ribbon 1-48F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png No-Stick Cap 1-48F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Pierce Band 1-48F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Racket Band 1-48F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Sneak Scarf 1-48F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Special Band 1-48F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Zinc Band 1-48F
MDBag Glasses RTRB Sprite.png X-Ray Specs 1-48F
MDBag Stone RTRB Sprite.png 3-4 Gravelerock 1-48F
MDBag Apple TDS Sprite.png Big Apple 1-48F
MDBag Cheri Berry TDS Sprite.png Cheri Berry 1-48F
MDBag Oran Berry TDS Sprite.png Oran Berry 1-48F
MDBag Pecha Berry TDS Sprite.png Pecha Berry 1-48F
MDBag Seed RTRB Sprite.png Heal Seed 1-48F
MDBag Metal Coat RTRB Sprite.png Metal Coat 49-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Aerial Ace 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Attract 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Brick Break 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Bullet Seed 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Calm Mind 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Dig 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Earthquake 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Facade 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Fire Blast 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Flamethrower 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Focus Punch 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Frustration 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Giga Drain 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Hidden Power 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Ice Beam 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Light Screen 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Psychic 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Reflect 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Rest 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Return 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Roar 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Safeguard 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Secret Power 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Shadow Ball 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Shock Wave 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Solarbeam 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Taunt 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Thief 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Thunderbolt 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Torment 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Toxic 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Blowback Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Cleanse Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Escape Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Evasion Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Hurl Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Petrify Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Pounce Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Radar Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Rebound Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Rollcall Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Scanner Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Switcher Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Trapbust Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Trawl Orb 1-48F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Warp Orb 1-48F

Monster House

Item Floors
MDBag Poké RTRB Sprite.png 6-226 Poké 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Aerial Ace 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Attract 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Brick Break 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Bullet Seed 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Calm Mind 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Dig 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Earthquake 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Facade 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Fire Blast 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Flamethrower 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Focus Punch 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Frustration 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Giga Drain 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Hidden Power 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Ice Beam 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Light Screen 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Psychic 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Reflect 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Rest 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Return 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Roar 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Safeguard 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Secret Power 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Shadow Ball 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Shock Wave 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Solarbeam 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Taunt 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Thief 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Thunderbolt 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Torment 1-50F
MDBag TM RTRB Sprite.png Toxic 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Blowback Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Cleanse Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Escape Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Evasion Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Hurl Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Petrify Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Pounce Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Radar Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Rebound Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Rollcall Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Scanner Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Switcher Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Trawl Orb 1-50F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Warp Orb 1-50F

Traps encountered

Generation III

Note: The % are approximated.

Image Trap Floor 1-9 Floor 10-29 Floor 30 Floor 31-39 Floor 40-49 Floor 50
Explosion Trap RTRB TDS.png Explosion Trap 6.14% 5.42% 5.23% 5.88% 5.69% 4.72%
Grimy Trap RTRB TDS.png Grimy Trap 8.77% 7.75% 7.47% 8.41% 4.87% 4.05%
Mud Trap RTRB TDS.png Mud Trap 26.32% 23.26% 22.39% 25.21% 24.39% 27.03%
Pitfall Trap RTRB TDS.png Pitfall Trap 3.88% 3.73% 4.20% 4.07%
PP-Zero Trap RTRB TDS.png PP-Zero Trap 8.77% 7.75% 7.46% 8.41% 8.13% 6.76%
Pokémon Trap RTRB TDS.png Pokémon Trap 4.39% 3.88% 3.73% 4.20% 4.07% 3.38%
Seal Trap RTRB TDS.png Seal Trap 8.77% 7.75% 11.19% 12.60% 16.26% 13.52%
Selfdestruct Trap RTRB TDS.png Selfdestruct Trap 2.63% 2.33% 2.24% 2.52% 2.44% 2.03%
Slow Trap RTRB TDS.png Slow Trap 4.39% 3.88% 3.73% 4.21% 4.06%
Slumber Trap RTRB TDS.png Slumber Trap 4.38% 3.87% 3.73% 4.20% 6.50% 5.40%
Spin Trap RTRB TDS.png Spin Trap 7.90% 6.98% 6.72% 7.56% 7.32% 6.08%
Sticky Trap RTRB TDS.png Sticky Trap 8.77% 15.50% 14.92% 4.20% 4.07% 13.51%
Summon Trap RTRB TDS.png Summon Trap 6.76%
Warp Trap RTRB TDS.png Warp Trap 8.77% 7.75% 7.46% 8.40% 8.13% 6.76%

Generation III

Image Tile Floor 1-50
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Monster House 5%

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Caverne Australe
Germany Flag.png German Südhöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Caverna Sud
South Korea Flag.png Korean 남쪽 동굴 Namjjok Donggul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cueva Meridional


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
Dungeons
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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