Western Cave

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← Mt. Faraway
Western Cave
Northern Range →
Western Cave 西洞窟
Western Cave
PMD Western Cave.png
Basic info
Floors: 99RB/20RTDX
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: NoneRB/PsychicRTDX
Boss: Mewtwo
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Allowed
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 3

Western Cave (Japanese: 西洞窟 Western Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX that contains 99RB/20RTDX floors. It is home to Mewtwo.

The day after Ho-Oh is recruited from Mt. Faraway, Blastoise and Charizard will return from a failed expedition to this dungeon, having been defeated by an unseen Pokémon. Western Cave will then be unlocked for exploration.

Gameplay

Generation III

In the original games, HM Surf is required to enter this dungeon. Keys and stat-boosting health drinks can be found on the ground. The Beauty Scarf can be found on B59F, and requires a Key to obtain. If player already has one, it will be replaced by Link Cable. There is a chance of finding Kecleon Shops from B20F onwards. There are no hidden items.

The default weather effect for floors 5, 15, 18, 21, 27, 40, 45, 56, 59, 66, 84 and 95 is sunny; for floors 7, 20, 32, 46, 57, 68, 79 and 89, cloudy; and for floors 11, 24, 36 and 53, rain. On floors 50 to 60, sandstorms can happen due to Tyranitar's Sand Stream.

Additionally, all floors are shrouded in heavy darkness, limiting field of view in hallways to just one tile.

Pokémon encountered

Generation III

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
198 Murkrow 1-2 29 7.2%
012 Butterfree 1-3 35 Unrecruitable
015 Beedrill 1-3 35 Unrecruitable
048 Venonat 1-3 34 11.4%
209 Snubbull 1-3 25 8.1%
023 Ekans 3-5 33 12.4%
052 Meowth 3-6 29 12%
235 Smeargle 4-6 25 6.8%
182 Bellossom 4-7 25 Unrecruitable
049 Venomoth 6-10 24 Unrecruitable
295 Exploud 6-12 25 Unrecruitable
057 Primeape 8-13 31 Unrecruitable
174 Igglybuff 10-13 35 11.3%
128 Tauros 10-16 34 7.9%
241 Miltank 10,20,30,40,
50-53,60-98
30 8.7%
275 Shiftry 12-20 35 -30%
115 Kangaskhan 13-19 36 7.6%
196 Espeon 14-18 28 Unrecruitable
024 Arbok 14-19 35 Unrecruitable
085 Dodrio 15-19 35 Unrecruitable
002 Ivysaur 19-27 30 -19%
197 Umbreon 20-26 30 Unrecruitable
153 Bayleef 20-27 30 -19%
127 Pinsir 21-28 29 8.3%
306 Aggron 21-30 34 Unrecruitable
053 Persian 28-36 28 Unrecruitable
317 Swalot 30-39 34 Unrecruitable
297 Hariyama 31-38 35 Unrecruitable
108 Lickitung 37-44 36 8.6%
253 Grovyle 38-49 20 -19%
257 Blaziken 38-49 30 Unrecruitable
227 Skarmory 40-49 55 6.8%
359 Absol 40-49 45 6.8%
160 Feraligatr 49-58 32 -33.9%
003 Venusaur 50-59 50 Unrecruitable
065 Alakazam 50-59 50 Unrecruitable
248 Tyranitar 50-60 50 Unrecruitable
059 Arcanine 60-69 45 Unrecruitable
157 Typhlosion 62-68 35 Unrecruitable
254 Sceptile 69-78 26 Unrecruitable
038 Ninetales 70-79 50 Unrecruitable
260 Swampert 79-88 37 -33.9%
068 Machamp 80-88 45 Unrecruitable
154 Meganium 80-88 25 Unrecruitable
208 Steelix 87-91 38 Unrecruitable
006 Charizard 89-98 40 Unrecruitable
009 Blastoise 89-98 38 -33.9%
150 Mewtwo 99 40 99.9% Boss
Mewtwo cannot be recruited the first time this dungeon is completed.

Generation VIII

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Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
063 Abra 1-8 60  ???%
096 Drowzee 1-5 60  ???%
124 Jynx 1-6 60  ???%
177 Natu 1-4  ???  ???%
203 Girafarig 1-4 60  ???%
280 Ralts 1-6 60  ???%
325 Spoink 1-5  ???  ???%
360 Wynaut 1-3  ???  ???%
374 Beldum 1-5 60  ???%
235 Smeargle 4-6 60  ???%
122 Mr. Mime 7-11 60  ???%
307 Meditite 5-8  ???  ???%
375 Metang 8-12  ???  ???%
097 Hypno 9-12  ???  ???%
337 Lunatone 8-10  ???  ???%
308 Medicham 9-11  ???  ???%
202 Wobbuffet 11-16 60  ???%
281 Kirlia 10-15  ???  ???%
327 Spinda 10-17 60  ???%
358 Chimecho 12-15 60  ???%
064 Kadabra 13-19 60  ???%
326 Grumpig 16-19 60  ???%
344 Claydol 16-19 60  ???%
150 Mewtwo 20 70 100% Boss
Fainted Pokémon
023 Ekans 2-19 62 100%
089 Muk 2-19 64 100%
204 Pineco 2-19 64 100%
209 Snubbull 2-19 62 100%
214 Heracross 2-19 64 100%
241 Miltank 2-19 64 100%
342 Crawdaunt 2-19  ?? 100%
430 Honchkrow 2-19 64 100%
433 Chingling 2-19 64 100%
440 Happiny 2-19 64 100%
458 Mantyke 2-19 64 100%
469 Yanmega 2-19  ?? 100%
Mystery House
040 Wigglytuff 13 60 100%
184 Azumarill 14 60 100%
242 Blissey 10 60 100%
Strong Foe*
335 Zangoose 1-19  ???  ???%

Items

Western Cave

Item Floors
Poké currency.png 4-274 Poké 1-98F
MDBag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berry 1-98F
MDBag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Berry 1-98F
MDBag Pecha Berry III Sprite.png Pecha Berry 1-98F
MDBag Rawst Berry III Sprite.png Rawst Berry 1-98F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Blast Seed 1-98F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Heal Seed 1-98F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Reviver Seed 1-98F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Sleep Seed 1-98F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Totter Seed 1-98F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Max Elixir 1-98F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Protein 10-98F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Calcium 10-98F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Iron 10-98F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Zinc 10-98F
MDBag Key Sprite.png Key 1-98F
MDBag Beauty Scarf Sprite.png Beauty Scarf 59F
MDBag Link Cable III Sprite.png Link Cable 59F

Monster House

Item Floors
Poké currency.png Poké 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Aerial Ace 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Attract 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Brick Break 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Bullet Seed 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Calm Mind 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Dig 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Earthquake 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Facade 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Fire Blast 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Flamethrower 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Focus Punch 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Frustration 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Giga Drain 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Hidden Power 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Ice Beam 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Light Screen 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Psychic 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Reflect 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Rest 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Return 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Roar 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Safeguard 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Secret Power 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Shadow Ball 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Shock Wave 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Solarbeam 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Taunt 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Thief 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Thunderbolt 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Torment 1-98F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Toxic 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Blowback Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Cleanse Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Escape Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Evasion Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Hurl Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Petrify Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Pounce Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Radar Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Rebound Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Rollcall Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Scanner Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Switcher Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Trawl Orb 1-98F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Warp Orb 1-98F

Kecleon Shop

Item Floors
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Protein 20-98F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Calcium 20-98F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Iron 20-98F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Zinc 20-98F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Reviver Seed 20-98F
MDBag Apple Sprite.png Huge Apple 20-98F
MDBag Black Gummi III Sprite.png Black Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Blue Gummi III Sprite.png Blue Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Brown Gummi III Sprite.png Brown Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Clear Gummi III Sprite.png Clear Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Gold Gummi III Sprite.png Gold Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Grass Gummi III Sprite.png Grass Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Gray Gummi III Sprite.png Gray Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Green Gummi III Sprite.png Green Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Orange Gummi III Sprite.png Orange Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Pink Gummi III Sprite.png Pink Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Purple Gummi III Sprite.png Purple Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Red Gummi III Sprite.png Red Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Royal Gummi III Sprite.png Royal Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Silver Gummi III Sprite.png Silver Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Sky Gummi III Sprite.png Sky Gummi 20-98F
MDBag White Gummi III Sprite.png White Gummi 20-98F
MDBag Yellow Gummi III Sprite.png Yellow Gummi 20-98F

Traps encountered

Note: The % are rough estimates.

Image Trap Floor 1-98
ExplosionTrap.png Explosion Trap 10.20%
GrimyTrap.png Grimy Trap 4.08%
MudTrap.png Mud Trap 27.21%
PP-ZeroTrap.png PP-Zero Trap 13.61%
SealTrap.png Seal Trap 10.20%
SlumberTrap.png Slumber Trap 5.45%
SpinTrap.png Spin Trap 3.40%
StickyTrap.png Sticky Trap 13.61%
SummonTrap.png Summon Trap 5.44%
WarpTrap.png Warp Trap 6.80%

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Grotte Ouest
Germany Flag.png German Westhöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta Ponente
South Korea Flag.png Korean 서쪽 동굴 Seojjok Donggul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cueva Occidental


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. FreezeUproar ForestMagma CavernSky Tower
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 StraitIllusory GrottoRTDX
Unknown DungeonRB
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