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
Basic info
Floors: 16*
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: No
Monster Houses:
Main type: Fire*
Boss: Fake Groudon*
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 The Upper Steam Cave, consisting of seven floors, and then the first boss, a fake Groudon, an illusion created by Uxie's psychic powers is encountered. 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.

Pokémon encountered

Steam Cave

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
209 Snubbull 1-8 16-17 6.4%
218 Slugma 1-8 15-16 8.2%
240 Magby 1-8 15-16 8.2%
322 Numel 1-8 13-14 6.4%
083 Farfetch'd 1-8 16-17 6.4%
193 Yanma 1-8 15-16 8.2%
402 Kricketune 1-8 16-17 4.5%

Upper Steam Cave

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
083 Farfetch'd 1 16-17 6.4%
193 Yanma 1 15-16 8.2%
402 Kricketune 1-3 16-17 4.5%
210 Granbull 1-7 17-19 0.5%
213 Shuckle 1-7 17-19 8.2%
313 Volbeat 1-7 16-18 8.2%
314 Illumise 1-7 17-19 8.2%
126 Magmar 2-7 18-19 0.5%

Steam Cave Peak

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
383 Groudon Peak 30 Unrecruitable Boss
480 Uxie Peak 42 100% Boss
The (fake) Groudon can only be found the first time.


Item Floors
Poké currency.png 2-85 Poké 1-15F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Stamina Band  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Pecha Scarf  ??F
MDBag Iron Thorn Sprite.png Iron Thorn (4)  ??F
MDBag Apple Sprite.png Apple  ??F
MDBag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berry  ??F
MDBag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Berry  ??F
MDBag Pecha Berry Sprite.png Pecha Berry  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Blast Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Heal Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Reviver Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png X-Eye Seed  ??F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Max Elixir  ??F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Payback  ??F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Rock Slide  ??F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Roost  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png All Hit Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Blowback Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Decoy Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Drought Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Escape Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Foe-Fear Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Slumber Orb  ??F
MDBag Purple Gummi Sprite.png Purple Gummi  ??F
MDBag Royal Gummi Sprite.png Royal Gummi  ??F
MDBag Silver Gummi Sprite.png Silver Gummi  ??F
MDBag Sky Gummi Sprite.png Sky Gummi  ??F

There seems to be no connection to items and floor.


Entrance Steam Cave Peak
Steam Cave entrance.png Steam Cave Peak.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

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