Steam Cave

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Steam Cave
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Steam Cave ねっすいのどうくつ
Hot Water Cave
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Basic info
Floors: 16*
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: No
Monster Houses: No
Main type: Fire*
Bug*
Boss: Fake Groudon*
Uxie*
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes*
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Steam Cave (Japanese: ねっすいのどうくつ Hot Water Cave) is an unlockable dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, that can be obtained by activating the Groudon Statue with the Drought Stone to clear the fog at Foggy Forest. After eight floors comes Upper Steam Cave, consisting of seven floors, with a fake Groudon, an illusion created by Uxie's psychic powers, at the top. Uxie is the one who truly guards the area and protects the Time Gear.

After the first visit, the dungeon cannot be revisited until after the credits. Uxie will be the boss of the dungeon on subsequent visits, who, upon defeat, will ask to join the player's team.

Gameplay

Jobs here are ranked E, B or A depending on the floor. Upper Steam Cave is considered A rank for purpose of Treasure Boxes.

The floors are medium sized with 4-8 rooms. There's usually 2-3 Wonder Tiles. There's 1-4 items for first 3 floors of Steam Cave, then 2-5 for the rest of the dungeon. There's 2-3 starting enemies for most of the dungeon, with 2-4 starting enemies on last four floors of Upper Steam Cave

The IQ Booster activates on even floors past 2nd (counting Upper Steam Cave as continuation of Steam Cave). The player cannot be rescued if knocked out in Upper Steam Cave. The turn limit is 1000. There is light darkness in the dungeon, as well as water. Pokémon here have 26 IQ, while the boss has 330 IQ.

Pokémon encountered

Steam Cave

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Snubbull (Pokémon) Snubbull 1-8 16-17 6.4%
Slugma (Pokémon) Slugma 1-8 15-16 8.2%
Magby (Pokémon) Magby 1-8 15-16 8.2%
Numel (Pokémon) Numel 1-8 13-14 6.4%
Farfetch'd (Pokémon) Farfetch'd 1-8 16-17 6.4%
Yanma (Pokémon) Yanma 1-8 15-16 8.2%
Kricketune (Pokémon) Kricketune 1-8 16-17 4.5%

Upper Steam Cave

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Farfetch'd (Pokémon) Farfetch'd 1 17 6.4%
Yanma (Pokémon) Yanma 1 16 8.2%
Kricketune (Pokémon) Kricketune 1-3 17 4.5%
Granbull (Pokémon) Granbull 1-7 17-19 0.5%
Shuckle (Pokémon) Shuckle 1-7 17-19 8.2%
Volbeat (Pokémon) Volbeat 1-7 16-18 8.2%
Illumise (Pokémon) Illumise 1-7 17-19 8.2%
Magmar (Pokémon) Magmar 2-7 18-19 0.5%

Steam Cave Peak

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Groudon (Pokémon) Groudon Peak 30 Unrecruitable Boss
Uxie (Pokémon) Uxie Peak 42 100% Boss
The (fake) Groudon is fought in the main story.
Uxie is fought during postgame.

Items

Item Floors
MDBag Poké TDS Sprite.png 2-80TD/100S Poké 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Pecha Scarf 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Power Band 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Special Band 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Stamina Band 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png DS Twist Band 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Iron Thorn RTRB TDS Sprite.png 4-5 Iron Thorn 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Apple TDS Sprite.png Apple 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Blue Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Blue Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Brown Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Brown Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Grass Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Grass Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Green Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Green Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Orange Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Orange Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Silver Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Silver Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Sky Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Sky Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag White Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS White Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Black Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Black Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Clear Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Clear Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Gold Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Gold Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Gray Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Gray Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Pink Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Pink Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Purple Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Purple Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Red Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Red Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Royal Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Royal Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Yellow Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Yellow Gummi 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Cheri Berry TDS Sprite.png Cheri Berry 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Oran Berry TDS Sprite.png Oran Berry 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Oran Berry TDS Sprite.png S Oren Berry 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Pecha Berry TDS Sprite.png Pecha Berry 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png Blast Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Dough Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Dropeye Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png Heal Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Reviser Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png Reviver Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png Sleep Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Slip Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png TS Stun Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Via Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png TS Warp Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png DS X-Eye Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Drink TDS Sprite.png Max Elixir 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Drink TDS Sprite.png S Mix Elixir 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Aerial Ace 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Attract 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Brick Break 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Brine 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Bullet Seed 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Calm Mind 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Dig 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Dive 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png S Dragon Claw 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Embargo 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Energy Ball 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Explosion 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS False Swipe 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Flash 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Focus Blast 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Focus Punch 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Giga Drain 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Giga Impact 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Hidden Power 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Hyper Beam 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Iron Tail 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Light Screen 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Natural Gift 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Payback 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Poison Jab 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Protect 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Recycle 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Reflect 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Rest 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Roar 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Rock Slide 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Roost 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Safeguard 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Shadow Claw 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Shock Wave 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS SolarBeam 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Stealth Rock 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Steel Wing 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Swords Dance 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Taunt 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Thunder Wave 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Thunderbolt 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Torment 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Vacuum-Cut 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Water Pulse 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Wide Slash 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS All-Hit Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Blowback Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Decoy Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Drought Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Escape Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Foe-Fear Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Foe-Seal Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Hurl Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Luminous Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Petrify Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Rollcall Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Slumber Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Spurn Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Switcher Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Totter Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Transfer Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Warp Orb 1-8F, U1-U7F

Layout

Entrance Rest stop Steam Cave Peak
Steam Cave entrance TDS.png Steam Cave rest stop TDS.png Steam Cave Peak TDS.png
 

In other languages

Steam Cave

Language Title
France Flag.png French Grotte Etuve
Germany Flag.png German Dunsthöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta del Vapore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 열수의 동굴 Yeolsu-ui Donggul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cueva Vapor

Upper Steam Cave

Language Title
France Flag.png French Grotte Etuve hauteurs
Germany Flag.png German Obere Dunsthöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Vetta del Vapore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 열수의 동굴 최상부 Yeolsu-ui Donggul Choesangbu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Corazón Cueva Vapor

Steam Cave Peak

Language Title
France Flag.png French Grotte Etuve pic
Germany Flag.png German Dunsthöhlegipfel
Italy Flag.png Italian Antro del Vapore
South Korea Flag.png Korean 열수의 동굴 정상 Yeolsu-ui Donggul Jeongsang
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pico Vapor


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
Dungeons
Beach CaveDrenched BluffMt. BristleWaterfall CaveApple Woods
Side PathCraggy CoastRock PathMt. HornForest Path
Foggy ForestSteam CaveAmp PlainsNorthern DesertQuicksand Cave
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Temporal TowerMystifying ForestBlizzard IslandCrevice CaveSurrounded Sea
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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 West
Zero Isle SouthFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
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Star CaveSky Peak Mountain PathMurky ForestEastern CaveFortune RavineSpring Cave
Southern JungleBoulder QuarryLeft Cave PathRight Cave PathLimestone CavernBarren Valley
Dark WastelandSpacial CliffsDark Ice MountainIcicle ForestVast Ice Mountain
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