Verdant Cavern

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Verdant Cavern みの洞窟
Verdant Cavern
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Verdant Cavern SM.png
Map description: A cave with a great variety of plants thriving inside it. The light shafting in from above makes for a breathtaking sight.
Location: Route 2
Region: Alola
Generations: VII
Alola Verdant Cavern Map.png
Location of Verdant Cavern in Alola.
Pokémon world locations

Verdant Cavern (Japanese: みの洞窟 Verdant Cavern) is a location on Melemele Island in Alola, located northeast of Route 2. It is the location of the trial of Ilima.

Trial

The trial begins as soon as the player enters Verdant Cavern; however, they can leave at any time, although this will reset the trial. Once the player has completed the requirements to access the Totem's Den, they can leave at any time without resetting the trial.

In this trial, the player must find and battle two YungoosS/Alolan RattataM and a GumshoosS/an Alolan RaticateM. Along the way, the player will face two Team Skull Grunts and battle one of them. Once defeated, the two grunts will unwittingly help the player finish the trial.

In the battle with the Totem Pokémon, it will call its ally on its first turn; once the ally is defeated, the Totem Pokémon cannot call it again.

After defeating the Totem Pokémon, the player will be greeted by Ilima for completing the trial and will receive a Normalium Z as a reward. After completing the trial, wild Pokémon will appear in Verdant Cavern as both ambush encounters and cave tile encounters.

Trial Pokémon

Trial Site

Pokémon Sun
734Yungoos.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Strong Jaw
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Yungoos/ Lv.11
Sand Attack
Ground Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
Hyper Fang
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
734Yungoos.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Strong Jaw
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Yungoos/ Lv.11
Sand Attack
Ground Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
735Gumshoos.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Adaptability
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Gumshoos/ Lv.11
Sand Attack
Ground Status
Bite
Dark Physical
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
Pokémon Moon
019Rattata-Alola.png
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Gluttony
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Rattata/ Lv.11
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Hyper Fang
Normal Physical
Tackle
Normal Physical
019Rattata-Alola.png
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Gluttony
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Rattata/ Lv.11
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Tackle
Normal Physical
020Raticate-Alola.png
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Gluttony
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Raticate/ Lv.11
Focus Energy
Normal Status
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Tackle
Normal Physical

Totem's Den

Pokémon Sun
Totem Gumshoos
Aura: +1 Defense
Ally Yungoos
735Gumshoos.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Adaptability
Held item:
Bag Pecha Berry Sprite.png Pecha Berry
Gumshoos Lv.12
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Bite
Dark Physical
Leer
Normal Status
Scary Face
Normal Status
734Yungoos.png
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Stakeout
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Yungoos/ Lv.10
Leer
Normal Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
Pursuit
Dark Physical
Bide
Normal Physical
Pokémon Moon
Totem Raticate
Aura: +1 Defense
Ally Rattata
020Raticate-Alola.png
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Gluttony
Held item:
Bag Pecha Berry Sprite.png Pecha Berry
Raticate Lv.12
Bite
Dark Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Scary Face
Normal Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
019Rattata-Alola.png
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Hustle
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Rattata/ Lv.10
Tackle
Normal Physical
Focus Energy
Normal Status
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status

Items

Trial Site

Item Location Games
Super Potion Super Potion ×2
  • Southeast corner, near the entrance
  • Northeast corner, through the tunnel
 S  M 
Revive Revive By the mossy rock in front of the second den (hidden)  S  M 
X Defense X Defense West side of the cavern, south of the eastern den  S  M 
TM Fighting VI TM31 (Brick Break) At the top of the ledge south of the eastern den  S  M 

Dropped after ambush encounters

Sometimes, after a Pokémon from a dirt cloud is defeated or caught, it will drop an item.

Item Location Games
Oran Berry Oran Berry Sometimes dropped by Pokémon from dirt clouds  S  M 
Sitrus Berry Sitrus Berry Sometimes dropped by Pokémon from dirt clouds  S  M 

Zygarde Cube

Item Location Games
Key Zygarde Cell Sprite.png Zygarde Cell Next to the northeastern den  S  M 

Totem's Den

Item Location Games
Normalium Z Normalium Z Reward for completing the trial  S  M 
Great Ball Great Ball ×10 From Ilima after completing the trial  S  M 
Energy Root Energy Root On the land jutting out over the edge (requires Tauros Charge) (hidden)  S  M 
TM Dark VI TM46 (Thief) At the top of the ledge (requires Tauros Charge)  S  M 

Pokémon

Prior to completing the trial, wild Pokémon do not appear in Verdant Cavern (except trial Pokémon).

Trial Site

In Pokémon Moon, four Pheromosa can appear here during the second Ultra Beast mission, initiated by speaking to Looker on Route 8 after becoming Champion. They have an aura that gives them +2 Speed stages.

  Pokémon     Allies     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
041 Zubat
041MS.png Zubat S M
Cave Cave
8-11 70%
050A Diglett
Alola Form
050AMS.png Diglett S M
Cave Cave
8-11 30%
Ambush encounters
019A Rattata
Alola Form
019AMS.png Rattata S M
Dirt cloud Dirt cloud
11 100%
734 Yungoos
734MS.png Yungoos S M
Dirt cloud Dirt cloud
11 100%
Special Pokémon
795 Pheromosa
N/A S M
Cave Cave
60 Four
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.

Trainers

Trainer Pokémon
Team Skull Grunt
Team Skull Grunt
Reward: PokémonDollar.png352
096 Drowzee Lv.11
No item

In the anime

Verdant Cavern in the anime

Verdant Cavern appeared in To Top a Totem!, as the site of Ash's first island trial. Wanting to ask Yungoos and Gumshoos's help in dealing with a group of Alolan Rattata and Raticate causing havoc around Melemele Island, Ash was led to the Verdant Cavern by Hala to battle Totem Gumshoos and get it to help them. At first, Ash faced a Yungoos and Gumshoos, the Totem's ally Pokémon, which he defeated with the help of Pikachu and Rowlet. After this, Totem Gumshoos appeared, challenging Ash. It was able to defeat Rowlet, but was eventually taken down by Pikachu. As a reward for winning the battle, Totem Gumshoos gave Ash a Normalium Z and agreed to help in driving away the troublesome Rattata and Raticate. Unbeknownst to Ash and Hala, Tapu Koko secretly followed the trial as it took place.

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蔥鬱洞窟 Chūngwāt Duhngfāt
Mandarin 蔥鬱洞窟 / 蔥郁洞窟 Cōngyù Dòngkū
France Flag.png French Grotte Verdoyante
Germany Flag.png German Vegetationshöhle
Hungary Flag.png Hungarian Zöldellő Barlang
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta Sottobosco
South Korea Flag.png Korean 우거진 동굴 Ugeojin Donggul
Poland Flag.png Polish Pieczara Verdant
Russia Flag.png Russian Изумрудная Пещера Izumrudnaya Peshchera
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cueva Sotobosque


Alola
Melemele Trial Completion.png Akala Trial Completion.png Ula'ula Trial Completion.png Poni Trial Completion.png Island Challenge Completion.png
Islands
Melemele IslandAkala IslandUla'ula IslandPoni IslandAether Paradise
Settlements
Iki TownHau'oli CityHeahea CityPaniola TownKonikoni CityMalie CityTapu VillagePo Town
Seafolk VillagePokémon League
Routes
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Landmarks
Mahalo TrailHau'oli CemeteryBerry fieldsVerdant CavernMelemele MeadowSeaward CaveKala'e BayTen Carat Hill
Paniola RanchBrooklet HillMelemele SeaDiglett's TunnelRoyal AvenueBattle Royal DomeWela Volcano ParkLush Jungle
Memorial HillAkala OutskirtsRuins of LifeHano Grand ResortHano BeachMalie GardenMount Hokulani
Hokulani ObservatoryBlush MountainSecluded ShoreAether HouseThrifty Megamart (Abandoned Site)Haina Desert
Ruins of AbundanceUla'ula MeadowLake of the MooneLake of the SunneShady HousePoni WildsAncient Poni Path
Poni Breaker CoastRuins of HopeExeggutor IslandVast Poni CanyonAltar of the SunneAltar of the MooneMount Lanakila
Ruins of ConflictPoni GrovePoni PlainsPoni MeadowResolution CavePoni CoastPoni GauntletBattle Tree
Festival PlazaPoké Pelago
Access to
Ultra Space

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