Western Cave

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← Mt. Faraway
Western Cave
Northern Range →
Western Cave 西洞窟
Western Cave
Western Cave RTRB.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 the 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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Please feel free to edit this section to add missing information and complete it.
Reason: Fainted Pokémon and Mystery Houses
Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
360 Wynaut 1-3 ??? ???%
203 Girafarig 1-4 60 ???%
096 Drowzee 1-5 60 ???%
177 Natu 1-5 60 ???%
325 Spoink 1-5 60 ???%
374 Beldum 1-5 60 ???%
124 Jynx 1-6 60 ???%
280 Ralts 1-6 60 ???%
063 Abra 1-8 60 ???%
235 Smeargle 4-7 60 ???%
307 Meditite 4-8 60 ???%
122 Mr. Mime 7-12 60 ???%
375 Metang 8-12 60 ???%
337 Lunatone 8-10 60 ???%
308 Medicham 9-13 60 ???%
097 Hypno 9-14 60 ???%
202 Wobbuffet 11-16 60 ???%
281 Kirlia 10-15 60 ???%
327 Spinda 10-17 60 ???%
358 Chimecho 12-17 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%
210 Granbull 9 60 100%
241 Miltank 10 60 100%
242 Blissey 10 60 100%
251 Celebi ?? ?? 100% Shiny*
468 Togekiss 10 60 100%
Strong Foe*
335 Zangoose 1-19 60 ???%
Mewtwo will Mega Evolve into one of its Mega Evolutions after enough damage is dealt.

Items

Generation III

Western Cave

Item platinum
MDBag Poké RTRB Sprite.png 4-274 Poké 1-98F
MDBag Cheri Berry TDS Sprite.png Cheri Berry 1-98F
MDBag Oran Berry TDS Sprite.png Oran Berry 1-98F
MDBag Pecha Berry RTRB Sprite.png Pecha Berry 1-98F
MDBag Rawst Berry RTRB Sprite.png Rawst Berry 1-98F
MDBag Seed RTRB Sprite.png Blast Seed 1-98F
MDBag Seed RTRB Sprite.png Heal Seed 1-98F
MDBag Seed RTRB Sprite.png Reviver Seed 1-98F
MDBag Seed RTRB Sprite.png Sleep Seed 1-98F
MDBag Seed RTRB Sprite.png Totter Seed 1-98F
MDBag Drink RTRB Sprite.png Max Elixir 1-98F
MDBag Drink RTRB Sprite.png Protein 10-98F
MDBag Drink RTRB Sprite.png Calcium 10-98F
MDBag Drink RTRB Sprite.png Iron 10-98F
MDBag Drink RTRB Sprite.png Zinc 10-98F
MDBag Key TDS Sprite.png Key 1-98F
In the locked chamber
MDBag Beauty Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Beauty Scarf 59F
MDBag Link Cable RTRB Sprite.png Link Cable 59F

Monster House

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

Kecleon Shop

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

Traps encountered

Generation III

Note: The % are approximations.

Image Trap Floor 1-98
Explosion Trap RTRB TDS.png Explosion Trap 10.20%
Grimy Trap RTRB TDS.png Grimy Trap 4.08%
Mud Trap RTRB TDS.png Mud Trap 27.21%
PP-Zero Trap RTRB TDS.png PP-Zero Trap 13.61%
Seal Trap RTRB TDS.png Seal Trap 10.20%
Slumber Trap RTRB TDS.png Slumber Trap 5.45%
Spin Trap RTRB TDS.png Spin Trap 3.40%
Sticky Trap RTRB TDS.png Sticky Trap 13.61%
Summon Trap RTRB TDS.png Summon Trap 5.44%
Warp Trap RTRB TDS.png Warp Trap 6.80%

Other encounters

Generation III

Image Tile Floor 1-19 Floor 20-98
Kecleon Carpet RTRB TDS.png Kecleon Carpet 0% 3%
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Monster House 7%

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. 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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