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Brine Cave

← Treeshroud Forest
Brine Cave
Hidden Land →
Brine Cave いそのどうくつ
Beach Cave
Basic info
Floors: 15*
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: Yes
Main type: Water
Boss: Kabutops
Omastar ×2
Recruiting: Yes*
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4*

Brine Cave (Japanese: いそのどうくつ Beach Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It is unlocked after the player talks to Torkoal when he visits the guild, the player's partner shows him the Relic Fragment's pattern, and Wigglytuff and Chatot reveal the location of the pattern. On the first visit, Chatot will accompany the player. It has 15 floors total, with a relay point between the 9th floor and the first floor of Lower Brine Cave. At that relay, Chatot will chase after the Team Skull, leaving player and player's partner behind. The boss Pokémon are two Omastar and a Kabutops, who terrorized Wigglytuff and Chatot in the past. Earlier in the game Wigglytuff is seen talking to Lapras about letting the player travel to the Hidden Land.

Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
086 Seel 1-5 34 3.9%
138 Omanyte 1-7 36-37 6.4%
099 Kingler 1-8 35-36 -4.5%
279 Pelipper 1-8 36-37 -12%
423 Gastrodon
West Sea
1-Pit 1 22-24 8.2%
148 Dragonair 1-Pit 5 36-37 -4.5%
365 Walrein 2-Pit 5 36 0.5%
087 Dewgong 6-Pit 1 34,38 -4.5%
072 Tentacool 6-Pit 5 35-36 8.2%
120 Staryu 8-Pit 5 38-39 8.2%
139 Omastar Lower Brine Cave* 35 Unrecruitable Boss
141 Kabutops Lower Brine Cave* 42 Unrecruitable Boss
Pokémon cannot be recruited during the first visit.

Traps encountered

Along the way though this dungeon, players will encounter as many traps as they did in Treeshroud Forest.

Image Trap
ChestnutTrap.png Chestnut Trap
SelfdestructTrap.png Selfdestruct Trap
WarpTrap.png Warp Trap
SlowTrap.png Slow Trap
SpinTrap.png Spin Trap
PokemonTrap.png Pokémon Trap
SlumberTrap.png Slumber Trap
SummonTrap.png Summon Trap
GustTrap.png Gust Trap
PoisonTrap.png Poison Trap
TripTrap.png Trip Trap


  • Apples
  • Geo Pebbles (5)
  • Max Elixirs
  • Berries
    • Oran
    • Pecha
  • Seeds
    • Heal
    • X-Eye
    • Blast
    • Sleep
    • Reviver
    • Violent
    • Hunger
    • Warp
  • Scarves
    • Power Band
    • Twist Band
    • Persim Band
    • Special Band
    • Joy Ribbon
    • Heal Ribbon
    • Sneak Scarf
    • Pecha Scarf
  • Orbs
    • Totter
    • Escape
    • All-Hit
    • All-Match
    • Rollcall
    • Foe-Fear
    • Foe-Seal
    • Mug
    • Decoy
    • Warp
    • Stayaway
    • Slumber
    • Spurn
  • Gummis
    • Yellow
    • Black
    • Blue
    • Clear
    • Brown
    • Gray
    • Sky
    • Gold
  • Technical Machines
    • Embargo
    • Taunt
    • Shadow Claw
    • Vacuum-Cut
    • Roost
    • Reflect
  • Treasure Boxes
    • Nifty
    • Shiny
    • Deluxe
    • Cute
    • Heavy

Poké encountered here is found in packs of 3-148. There seems to be no connection to items and floor.


In the anime

Brine Cave in the anime

Brine Cave made a brief appearance in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness, where Team Poképals and Grovyle were shown finding the pattern at the end of the dungeon, which reacted with Chimchar's Relic Fragment and summoned Lapras, ready to take them to the Hidden Land.

Locations in Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky
Major locations
Treasure TownWigglytuff's GuildKecleon ShopKangaskhan Storage
Marowak DojoCroagunk's Swap ShopSharpedo BluffBeach
Fogbound LakeHot SpringLuminous SpringPelipper Island
Spinda's CaféSShaymin VillageSSky PeakS
Beach CaveDrenched BluffMt. BristleWaterfall CaveApple Woods
Side PathCraggy CoastRock PathMt. HornForest Path
Foggy ForestSteam CaveAmp PlainsNorthern DesertQuicksand Cave
Crystal CaveCrystal CrossingChasm CaveDark HillSealed Ruins
Dusk ForestDeep Dusk ForestTreeshroud ForestBrine CaveHidden Land
Temporal TowerMystifying ForestBlizzard IslandCrevice CaveSurrounded Sea
Miracle SeaAegis CaveMt. TravailThe NightmareSpacial Rift
Dark CraterConcealed RuinsMarine ResortBottomless SeaShimmer Desert
Mt. AvalancheGiant VolcanoWorld AbyssSky StairwayMystery Jungle
Serenity RiverLandslide CaveLush PrairieTiny MeadowLabyrinth Cave
Oran ForestLake AfarHappy OutlookMt. MistralShimmer Hill
Lost WildernessMidnight ForestZero Isle NorthZero Isle EastZero Isle South
Zero Isle WestFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Sky Peak Station PassesSky Peak Summit PassStar CaveMurky Forest
Eastern CaveFortune RavineSpring CaveSouthern JungleBoulder Quarry
Left Cave PathRight Cave PathLimestone CavernBarren ValleyDark Wasteland
Spacial CliffsDark Ice MountainIcicle ForestVast Ice MountainZero Isle Center
Destiny TowerOblivion ForestTreacherous WatersSoutheastern IslandsInferno Cave
Demo only:
Little PlainsMt. ClearChallenge RiverTrial ForestGuiding SeaHidden Shopkeeper Village

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