Challenger's Cave

Challenger's Cave 修行の岩屋
Training Cavern
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Challengers Cave 1F BW.png
Map description: Trainers seeking further strength enter the cavern despite the risks.
Location: Route 9
Region: Unova
Generations: V
Unova Challengers Cave Map.png
Location of Challenger's Cave in Unova.
Pokémon world locations

Challenger's Cave (Japanese: 修行の岩屋 Training Cavern) is a cave located in the western half of the Unova region. In Pokémon Black and White, a Black Belt appears to guard the entrance of this cave, allowing the player to pass and explore the cave if he/she has defeated the Elite Four and Team Plasma. It can be accessed at Route 9.

During the two year gap between Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, the cave entrance has collapsed.

Geography

Challenger's Cave appears to be carved out of a slight hill, with each level of the cave being larger than the one above it. The cave is very dark, so Flash is required to navigate the cave easily.

The middle level resembles an inverted uppercase E with stairs leading to the upper level on the lower branch, another set of stairs leading to the lowest level in the middle branch, and a PP Up on the upper branch. Another staircase between the middle and upper branches leads to a raised platform and a bridge that can be crossed to obtain a Nugget.

An underground stream divides the lowest level into eastern and western sections with a ledge initially preventing access to most of the western section. The eastern section can be reached by crossing the stream with Surf. The eastern section is a winding path leading southwards over some bridges. A bridge running east-west allows access to the southwestern part of the cave. The southern end of the stream, blocked at the northern end by some rocks, can be accessed by surfing east of the female Veteran.

Items

Item Location Games
Ether Ether B1F, on a rock northwest of Ace Trainer Terry (hidden)  B  W 
Max Potion Max Potion B1F, north of the stairs to B2F (hidden)  B  W 
PP Up PP Up B1F, northwest corner  B  W 
Nugget Nugget B1F, south end of bridge  B  W 
Full Restore Full Restore B2F, on a rock near the northeast corner (hidden)  B  W 
Max Ether Max Ether B2F, on a rock northwest of southeast corner (hidden)  B  W 
Timer Ball Timer Ball B2F, under a bridge in the southeast corner  B  W 
Star Piece Star Piece B2F, on a rock in the southwest corner (hidden)  B  W 
Rare Candy Rare Candy B2F, on rock west of Veteran Julia, southeast of Protein (hidden)  B  W 
Protein Protein B2F, in pit west of Veteran Julia  B  W 
TM Rock TM71 (Stone Edge) B2F, east of Protein  B  W 
Heart Scale Heart Scale B2F, on south end of island northeast of Veteran Julia (requires Surf) (hidden)  B  W 
Oval Stone Oval Stone B2F, middle of long island northeast of Veteran Julia (requires Surf)  B  W 
Black Belt Black Belt B2F, east of Oval Stone (requires Surf)  B  W 

Phenomenon

Item Location Games
Fire Gem Fire Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Water Gem Water Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Electric Gem Electric Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Grass Gem Grass Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Ice Gem Ice Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Fighting Gem Fighting Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Poison Gem Poison Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Ground Gem Ground Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Flying Gem Flying Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Psychic Gem Psychic Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Bug Gem Bug Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Rock Gem Rock Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Ghost Gem Ghost Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Dragon Gem Dragon Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Dark Gem Dark Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Steel Gem Steel Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Normal Gem Normal Gem Dust cloud  B  W 
Fire Stone Fire Stone Dust cloud  B  W 
Water Stone Water Stone Dust cloud  B  W 
Thunder Stone Thunderstone Dust cloud  B  W 
Leaf Stone Leaf Stone Dust cloud  B  W 
Moon Stone Moon Stone Dust cloud  B  W 
Sun Stone Sun Stone Dust cloud  B  W 
Shiny Stone Shiny Stone Dust cloud  B  W 
Dusk Stone Dusk Stone Dust cloud  B  W 
Dawn Stone Dawn Stone Dust cloud  B  W 
Oval Stone Oval Stone Dust cloud  B  W 
Everstone Everstone Dust cloud  B  W 
Hard Stone Hard Stone Dust cloud  B  W 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
1F
075 Graveler
B W
Cave Cave
47-49 20%
108 Lickitung
B W
Cave Cave
49-50 20%
302 Sableye
B W
Cave Cave
49 10%
303 Mawile
B W
Cave Cave
49 10%
525 Boldore
B W
Cave Cave
48 20%
527 Woobat
B W
Cave Cave
47 20%
B1F-B2F
075 Graveler
B W
Cave Cave
47-49 20%
108 Lickitung
B W
Cave Cave
49-50 15%
302 Sableye
B W
Cave Cave
49 10%
303 Mawile
B W
Cave Cave
49 10%
447 Riolu
B W
Cave Cave
49-50 5%
525 Boldore
B W
Cave Cave
48 20%
527 Woobat
B W
Cave Cave
47 20%
Dust clouds
530 Excadrill
B W
Dust cloud Dust cloud
47-50 100%
Surfing
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Surfing Surfing
5-55 100%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Surfing Surfing
5-55 100%
Surfing in rippling water
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
5-70 100%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
5-70 100%
Fishing
060 Poliwag
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 60%
061 Poliwhirl
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 10%
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 30%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Super Rod Fishing
35-55 30%
Fishing in rippling water
061 Poliwhirl
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 65%
062 Poliwrath
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 5%
550 Basculin
Red-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 30%
550B Basculin
Blue-Striped
B W
Rippling water Rippling water
35-60 30%
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
1F
Backpacker Toru
Backpacker Toru
トオル Tōru
Reward: PokémonDollar.png1560
042 Golbat Lv.65
No item
B1F
Ace Trainer Terry
Ace Trainer Terry
テリー Terry
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3780
147 Dratini Lv.63
No item
185 Sudowoodo Lv.63
No item
123 Scyther Lv.63
No item
310 Manectric Lv.63
No item
Ace Trainer Beverly
Ace Trainer Beverly
メグミ Megumi
Reward: PokémonDollar.png3840
162 Furret Lv.64
No item
444 Gabite Lv.64
No item
326 Grumpig Lv.64
No item
B2F
Veteran Shaun
Veteran Shaun
タイガ Taiga
Reward: PokémonDollar.png5040
130 Gyarados Lv.62
No item
530 Excadrill Lv.62
No item
169 Crobat Lv.62
No item
621 Druddigon Lv.62
No item
526 Gigalith Lv.62
No item
143 Snorlax Lv.63
No item
Veteran Julia
Veteran Julia
ユリア Julia
Reward: PokémonDollar.png5200
413S Wormadam
Trash Cloak
Lv.64
No item
091 Cloyster Lv.64
No item
038 Ninetales Lv.64
No item
542 Leavanny Lv.65
No item

Layout

Version 1F B1F B2F
Black Challengers Cave 1F BW.png Challengers Cave B1F BW.png Challengers Cave B2F BW.png
White
 

Trivia

  • According to Ace Trainer Beverly, there is a story that states that a Legendary Pokémon is said to live in this cave. This Legendary Pokémon was training its student Pokémon. However, there is no known Legendary Pokémon to be found in Challenger's Cave.
  • Veteran Shaun appears in Black 2 and White 2 after the collapse of the Challenger's Cave, moving to Wellspring Cave, while Veteran Julia moves to Twist Mountain.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png European French Antre d'Entraînement
Germany Flag.png German Höhle der Schulung
Italy Flag.png Italian Caverna Ascesi
South Korea Flag.png Korean 수행의 바위동굴 Suhaeng-yi Bawi Donggul
Spain Flag.png European Spanish Gruta Superación



Unova
Trio Badge.png Basic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Freeze Badge.png Legend Badge.png
Basic Badge.png Toxic Badge.png Insect Badge.png Bolt Badge.png Quake Badge.png Jet Badge.png Legend Badge.png Wave Badge.png
Settlements
Nuvema TownAccumula TownStriaton CityNacrene CityCastelia CityNimbasa CityAnville Town
Driftveil CityMistralton CityIcirrus CityOpelucid CityPokémon LeagueLacunosa TownUndella Town
Black CityWhite ForestAspertia CityFloccesy TownVirbank CityLentimas TownHumilau City
Routes
1234567891011121314151617181920212223
Bridges and tunnels
Skyarrow BridgeDriftveil DrawbridgeTubeline BridgeVillage BridgeMarvelous BridgeMarine Tube
Landmarks
DreamyardWellspring CavePinwheel ForestLiberty GardenDesert ResortRelic CastleBattle SubwayLostlorn Forest
Cold StorageMistralton CaveChargestone CaveCelestial TowerTwist MountainDragonspiral TowerMoor of Icirrus
Challenger's CaveVictory Road (BWB2W2) • N's CastleRoyal UnovaGiant ChasmUndella BayAbyssal Ruins
Abundant ShrinePoké Transfer LabP2 LaboratoryEntralinkUnity TowerFloccesy RanchPledge GroveVirbank Complex
Pokéstar StudiosCastelia SewersJoin AvenueCave of BeingPokémon World TournamentReversal MountainPlasma Frigate
Clay TunnelUnderground RuinsStrange HouseRelic PassageSeaside CaveWhite TreehollowBlack Tower
Access to
Nature Preserve

Project Locations logo.png This article is part of Project Locations, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on every location in the Pokémon world.
Read in another language