Aegis Cave

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Aegis Cave ばんにんのどうくつ
Watchman's Cave
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Basic info
Floors: 19 total
Rest stops: 4
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: No
Main type: Psychic, Poison, Fighting
Boss: Regice
Regice Chamber
Regirock
Regirock Chamber
Registeel
Registeel Chamber
Regigigas
Hitmonlee ×4
Bronzong ×4
Regigigas Chamber
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Aegis Cave (Japanese: ばんにんのどうくつ Watchman's Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky. It is segmented into 4 sections, each home to one of the legendary titans.

The player's team first enters the cave with Team Charm. The exploration team first enters the first Stela Chamber; from there, if the I, C, and E stones are in the Treasure Bag the team can proceed to the Regice Chamber; if they do not have the required stones, the team enters Ice Aegis Cave, where these stones can be collected. After defeating Regice in the Regice Chamber, the team proceeds to the second Stela Chamber, where they will proceed either to the Rock Aegis Cave or Regirock Chamber depending on if they have the R, O, C, and K stones. After defeating Regirock in the Regirock Chamber, the team proceeds to the third Stela Chamber, where they will proceed either to the Steel Aegis Cave or Registeel Chamber depending on if they have the S, T, L stones and two E stones. After defeating Registeel, the team proceeds to the Aegis Cave Pit, where Regigigas is battled along with a group of four Hitmonlee and four Bronzong.

Unown stones are sometimes dropped by Unown when defeated; the stone dropped corresponds to the letter or symbol of the Unown knocked out. All 28 Unown stones have no practical use outside Aegis Cave; all stones other than C, E, I, K, L, O, R, S, and T have no practical use in the dungeon, either. They cause 60 damage if thrown at a Pokémon (90 damage if the Pokémon has the IQ skill Power Pitcher) and can be sold for 10 Poké.

Unlike most other dungeons, the cave's intermissive rooms have no exits. A player attempting to leave through the south will encounter an invisible wall, and will be unable to pass. The only ways to leave the cave are to complete it or use an Escape Orb.

Gameplay

For purpose of Treasure Boxes, Ice Aegis Cave is ranked E and ★1, Rock Aegis Cave is ranked ★1, Steel Aegis Cave is ranked ★2 and Aegis Cave Pit is ranked ★2 and ★3.

All floors are medium-sized with 3-9 rooms. There's 1-4 items on each floor on the ground and 4-7 buried in the walls. There's 2-4 starting enemies on each floor.

IQ Booster activates on every even floor of the Rock/Ice/Steel Aegis Cave, and every odd floor of Aegis Cave Pit. The turn limit is 1000. There's light darkness in the dungeon. There's water on every floor except floor 1 of Ice Aegis Cave, floor 3 of Rock Aegis Cave and Aegis Cave Pit, and floor 2 of Steel Aegis Cave The player cannot be rescued in this dungeon if knocked out. Non-boss enemies dungeon in this dungeon have 150 IQ. Regirock, Regice and Registeel have 330IQ during their boss fight, while bosses of Regigigas Chamber all have 600 IQ, granting them access to many IQ skills such as Intimidator or Extra Striker.

Pokémon encountered

The Unown are all considered separate species for purpose of the internal spawn limit, which allows only 14 different species to spawn at the same time on a given floor. Since there are a total of 28 different Unown, it is possible that the game will not pick the Unown needed to progress further and the player will have to repeat the part.

Ice Aegis Cave

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Zubat B1-B3 16 5.5%
  Golbat B1-B3 45 -4.5%
  Unown B1-B3 43 8.2%

Regice Chamber

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Regice Regice Chamber 46 50%
Regice cannot be recruited on the first visit.

Rock Aegis Cave

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Zubat B1-B3 16-17 5.5%
  Golbat B1-B3 45-46 -4.5%
  Unown B1-B3 43-44 8.2%
  Machoke B2-B3 41 -4.5%
  Machamp B2-B3 47 -10%

Regirock Chamber

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Regirock Regirock Chamber 46 50%
Regirock cannot be recruited on the first visit.

Steel Aegis Cave

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Zubat B1-B4 17-18 5.5%
  Golbat B1-B4 46-47 -4.5%
  Machoke B1-B4 41-42 -4.5%
  Machamp B1-B4 47-48 -10%
  Unown B1-B4 44-45 8.2%

Registeel Chamber

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Registeel Registeel Chamber 46 50%
Registeel cannot be recruited on the first visit.

Aegis Cave Pit

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Machoke B1-B3 42-43 -4.5%
  Machamp B1-B3 48-49 -10%
  Zubat B1-B3, B5 18-19 5.5%
  Golbat B1-B3, B5 47-48 -4.5%
  Crobat B1-B5 44-45 -12%
  Unown B1-B5 45-46 8.2%
  Mewtwo B5 D 50 -22% *

Regigigas Chamber

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Hitmonlee Regigigas Chamber 35 Unrecruitable
  Bronzong Regigigas Chamber 35 Unrecruitable
  Regigigas Regigigas Chamber 49 100% Boss
Regigigas cannot be recruited on the first visit.
There are four Hitmonlee and four Bronzong as the boss.

Items

Ground

Item Floors
  2-200 Poké I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  3-5 Gravelerock I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  S Gravelyrock I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  Apple I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  TS Blue Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  TS Brown Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  TS Grass Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  TS Green Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  TS Orange Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  TS Silver Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  TS Sky Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  TS White Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  DS Black Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  DS Clear Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  DS Gold Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  DS Gray Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  DS Pink Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  DS Purple Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  DS Red Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  DS Royal Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  DS Yellow Gummi I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  Cheri Berry I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  Oran Berry I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  Pecha Berry I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  DS Blinker Seed I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  Doom Seed I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  Reviver Seed I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  TS Sleep Seed I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  TS Warp Seed I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  DS X-Eye Seed I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  Max Elixir I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  Escape Orb I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F
  Key I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F

Buried items

Item Floors
  2-200 Poké I1-3F, R1-3F,
S1-4F, P1-5F

Traps

The game will spawn 4 to 8 of these on each floor.

Image Trap Appearance %
  Chestnut Trap 5.18%D/5.71%S
  Explosion Trap 2.07%D/5.71%S
  Grimy Trap 11.76%T/5.18%D/5.71%S
  Gust Trap 2.59%D/5.71%S
  Mud Trap 11.76%T/5.18%D/5.71%S
  Pitfall Trap 5.19%D/5.71%S
  Poison Trap 11.77%T/5.18%D/5.71%S
  Pokémon Trap 5.18%D/5.71%S
  PP-Zero Trap 11.76%T/5.18%D/5.72%S
  Seal Trap 11.77%T/2.59%D/5.71%S
  Selfdestruct Trap 1.56%D/5.72%S
  Slow Trap 11.77%T/5.18%D/5.72%S
  Slumber Trap 5.88%T/6.22%D/2.86%S
  Spin Trap 11.77%T/4.66%D/5.71%S
  Sticky Trap 11.77%T/2.59%D/5.72%S
  Summon Trap 5.18%D/5.72%S
  Trip Trap 2.59%D/5.71%S
  Warp Trap 5.18%D/5.72%S
  Wonder Tile 25.91%D

Layout

Ice Aegis Cave waypoint Regice Chamber Rock Aegis Cave waypoint
     
Rock Aegis Cave/Aegis Cave Pit Regirock Chamber Steel Aegis Cave waypoint
     
Steel Aegis Cave Registeel Chamber Regigigas Chamber
     
Exit
 
 

In other languages

Aegis Cave

Language Title
  French Grotte Egide
  German Ägishöhle
  Italian Grotta Egida
  Korean 파수꾼의 동굴 Pasukkunui donggul
  Spanish Cueva Regia

Stela Chamber

Language Title
  French Chambre de la Stèle
  German Säulenkammer
  Italian Sala della Stele
  Korean 비석의 방
  Spanish Cámara Orilla

Ice Aegis Cave

Language Title
  French Grotte Egide de Glace
  German Eis-Ägishöhle
  Italian Grotta di Ghiaccio
  Korean 파수꾼의 동굴 아이스 방
Pasukkunui donggul ice bang
  Spanish Cueva Regia Ice

Regice Chamber

Language Title
  French Antre Regice
  German Regice-Kammer
  Italian Sala Regice
  Korean 레지아이스의 방 Regice-ui bang
  Spanish Camara Regice

Rock Aegis Cave

Language Title
  French Grotte Egide de Roche
  German Fels-Ägishöhle
  Italian Grotta di Roccia
  Korean 파수꾼의 동굴 락 방
Pasukkunui donggul rock bang
  Spanish Cueva Regia Rock

Regirock Chamber

Language Title
  French Antre Regirock
  German Regirock-Kammer
  Italian Sala Regirock
  Korean 레지락의 방 Regirock-ui bang
  Spanish Camara Regirock

Steel Aegis Cave

Language Title
  French Grotte Egide d'Acier
  German Stahl-Ägishöhle
  Italian Grotta d'Acciaio
  Korean 파수꾼의 동굴 스틸 방
Pasukkunui donggul steel bang
  Spanish Cueva Regia Steel

Registeel Chamber

Language Title
  French Antre Registeel
  German Registeel-Kammer
  Italian Sala Registeel
  Korean 레지스틸의 방 Registeel-ui bang
  Spanish Camara Registeel

Aegis Cave Pit

Language Title
  French Grotte Egide fond
  German Ägishöhlegrube
  Italian Fossa Egida
  Korean 파수꾼의 동굴 최심부
Pasukkunui donggul choesimbu
  Spanish Sima Regia

Regigigas Chamber

Language Title
  French Antre Regigigas
  German Regigigas-Kammer
  Italian Sala Regigigas
  Korean 레지기가스의 방 Regigigas-ui bang
  Spanish Camara Regigigas


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