Appendix:Mystery Dungeon walkthrough/Chapter 5

Magma Cavern

It's been many days after Team A.C.T. went down to fight Groudon, and the people of Pokémon Square start to worry, so a town meeting is called. Blastoise, Octillery, and Golem agree to go down and save Team A.C.T. Here you might want to do optonal missions in places where high level Pokémon are because you're about to go down there as well. Level up to about Lvl 25 - to Lvl 30 because this is going to be a rough dungeon. Anyway, after a day or two, the rescue party comes back wiped out. After an inspiring speech your partner gives, rescue teams of all sorts gather their pride and march down into Magma Cavern.

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Raticate 1-3 19 Unrecruitable
  Sandshrew 1-6 20 10.4%
  Nidoqueen 1-6 20 Unrecruitable
  Nidoking 1-6 21 Unrecruitable
  Graveler 5-10 22 -19%
  Magmar 7-11 21 Unrecruitable
  Mawile 8-12 20 7.1%
  Arbok 8-14 21 Unrecruitable
  Magcargo 9-14 21 Unrecruitable
  Rhydon 14-20 23 Unrecruitable
  Sandslash 15-20 24 Unrecruitable
  Golem 15-20 15 -30%
  Grimer 15-21 20 12.2%
  Onix 21-23 30 9.6%

This is the largest dungeon yet. After 23 levels of pure terror, a save statue awaits you.

Magma Cavern Pit

Then there are another 2 floors, although only the first has Pokémon.

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Onix 1 30 9.6%
  Steelix 1 25 Unrecruitable
  Groudon 3 37 -10%
Groudon cannot be recruited until after the end credits.

Fighting Groudon

You will come upon Tyrannitar and Charizard on the second floor who say Alakazam is still fighting. You go down to Alakazam and with a flash of light he is gone but out comes Groudon, the continent Pokémon. Now comes a tough fight; just use the previous boss strategies and you should be able to pull out a win.

Ground Unknown
Held item:
Groudon Lv.37
Mud Shot
Scary Face

Sky Tower

You return from Magma Cavern a hero, but don't relax yet. Xatu has seen a new peril, a falling meteor. The only way to stop it is to convince Rayquaza to help, and your team is up to the task.

To get here you will need the 'Teleport Gem' from Xatu. To get it, go to the dungeons list, click Sky Tower, and you'll meet Xatu at the peak of Great Canyon again. You'll use the Gem and be teleported to Sky Tower's 1st Floor. (Why can't they just teleport to the top?) You'll want to be levels 30-35.

This is the final chapter in your storyline. 25 large floors of monsters (some ghosts so watch the walls).

Note: To come back to this dungeon, you need the HM Fly from Wyvern Hill.

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Shedinja 1-5 5 Unrecruitable
  Forretress 1-6 23 Unrecruitable
  Shuppet 1-6 28 8%
  Masquerain 1-8 27 Unrecruitable
  Lunatone 1-11 24 5%
  Duskull 7-14 27 7.5%
  Koffing 9-16 24 7.9%
  Ledian 10-18 24 Unrecruitable
  Altaria 12-19 24 Unrecruitable
  Solrock 12-20 24 5%
  Scizor 15-21 24 Unrecruitable
  Dusclops 17-23 24 Unrecruitable
  Venomoth 20-25 18 Unrecruitable
  Aerodactyl 21-25 25 8.4%
  Flygon 21-25 27 Unrecruitable
  Tropius 22-25 27 7.6%

Sky Tower Summit

Then there will be a save point, and then nine more floors of horror.

Wild Pokémon

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Aerodactyl 1-8 25 8.4%
  Flygon 1-8 27 Unrecruitable
  Claydol 1-8 26 Unrecruitable
  Tropius 1-8 27 7.6%
  Salamence 1-8 29 Unrecruitable
  Metagross 1-8 30 Unrecruitable
  Rayquaza 9 45 -10% Boss
Rayquaza cannot be recruited until after the credits.

At the last floor, you will encounter many Salamence, Metagross, Flygon, Tropius, Claydol, and Aerodactyl.

Fighting Rayquaza

Rayquaza will be awaiting your arrival on the ninth floor.

Rayquaza's Moves

Dragon Flying
Air Lock
Held item:
Rayquaza Lv.45
Dragon Dance
Scary Face

Once the mighty Rayquaza is defeated, be prepared for one fantastic ending (but don't be sad, the game will continue on).

Dungeon Tips

  • The following items are recommended for these Dungeons:
    • Gravelerock/Iron Thorn (Many)
    • Reviver Seed (Many)
    • Oran Berry (Minimum, one held by every team member)
  • Also bring Absol with you, or a similarly high level 3rd member.
  • While fighting Groudon, align your party in such a way that Absol is the ONLY ONE taking damage. You won't lose if he faints.
  • You may find TM Ice Beam in Sky Tower, or in Mt. Freeze beforehand, this will be 4x effective on Rayquaza. The Kecleon Shop may also have it beforehand, so keep your eye out for it.
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