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Brine Cave いそのどうくつ
Beach Cave
Basic info
Floors: 15*
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses:
Main type: Water
Boss: Kabutops
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 rest stop between the ninth floor and the first floor of Lower Brine Cave. At that point, Chatot will chase after Team Skull, leaving the player and 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

Brine Cave

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
1-9 22-24 8.2%
072 Tentacool 6-9 35-36 8.2%
087 Dewgong 6-9 34,38 -4.5%
120 Staryu 8-9 38-39 8.2%
148 Dragonair 8-9 36-37 -4.5%
Pokémon cannot be recruited during the first visit.

Lower Brine Cave

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
423 Gastrodon
West Sea
1 22-24 8.2%
087 Dewgong 1 34,38 -4.5%
072 Tentacool 1-5 35-36 8.2%
120 Staryu 1-5 38-39 8.2%
148 Dragonair 1-5 36-37 -4.5%
365 Walrein 2-5 36 0.5%
Pokémon cannot be recruited during the first visit.

Brine Cave Pit

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
139 Omastar Pit 35 Unrecruitable Boss
141 Kabutops Pit 42 Unrecruitable Boss
Can only be fought the first time


The bosses, Kabutops and Omastar, on the ceiling
Item Floors
Poké currency.png 3-148 Poké  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Power Band  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Twist Band  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Persim Band  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Special Band  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Joy Ribbon  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Heal Ribbon  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Sneak Scarf  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Pecha Scarf  ??F
MDBag Apple Sprite.png Apple  ??F
MDBag Geo Pebble Sprite.png (5) Geo Pebble  ??F
MDBag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Berry  ??F
MDBag Pecha Berry Sprite.png Pecha Berry  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Heal Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png X-Eye Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Blast Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Sleep Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Reviver Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Violent Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Hunger Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Warp Seed  ??F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Max Elixirs  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Totter Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Escape Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png All-Hit Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png All-Match Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Rollcall Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Foe-Fear Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Foe-Seal Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Mug Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Decoy Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Warp Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Stayaway Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Slumber Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Spurn Orb  ??F
MDBag Yellow Gummi Sprite.png Yellow Gummi  ??F
MDBag Black Gummi Sprite.png Black Gummi  ??F
MDBag Blue Gummi Sprite.png Blue Gummi  ??F
MDBag Clear Gummi Sprite.png Clear Gummi  ??F
MDBag Brown Gummi Sprite.png Brown Gummi  ??F
MDBag Gray Gummi Sprite.png Gray Gummi  ??F
MDBag Sky Gummi Sprite.png Sky Gummi  ??F
MDBag Gold Gummi Sprite.png Gold Gummi  ??F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Embargo  ??F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Taunt  ??F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Shadow Claw  ??F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Vacuum-Cut  ??F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Roost  ??F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Reflect  ??F
MDBag TM Sprite.png Flash  ??F
MDBag Box 1 Sprite.png Cute Box  ??F
MDBag Box 2 Sprite.png Deluxe Box  ??F
MDBag Box 3 Sprite.png Heavy Box  ??F
MDBag Box 1 Sprite.png Nifty Box  ??F
MDBag Box 2 Sprite.png Shiny Box  ??F

There seems to be no connection to items and floor.

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
PokémonTrap.png Pokémon Trap
SlumberTrap.png Slumber Trap
SummonTrap.png Summon Trap
GustTrap.png Gust Trap
PoisonTrap.png Poison Trap
TripTrap.png Trip Trap


Entrance Lower Brine Cave Brine Cave Pit Pattern
Brine Cave entrance.png Lower Brine Cave S.png Lower Brine Cave.png Brine Cave Pattern.png

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.

In other languages

Brine Cave

Language Title
France Flag.png French Caverne Saline
Germany Flag.png German Salzwasserhöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta Salmastra
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바닷가 동굴 Badatga Donggul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cueva Aguamar

Lower Brine Cave

Language Title
France Flag.png French Caverne Saline profondeurs
Germany Flag.png German Untere Salzwasserhöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Antro Salmastro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 바닷가 동굴 최심부 Badatga Donggul Choesimbu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fosa Aguamar

Brine Cave Pit

Language Title
France Flag.png French Caverne Saline Fond
Germany Flag.png German Salzwasserhöhlengrube
Italy Flag.png Italian Fossa Salmastra
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sima Aguamar

Locations in Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky
Major locations
Sharpedo BluffTreasure TownKangaskhan StorageKecleon Shop
Marowak DojoChimecho AssemblyWigglytuff's GuildCroagunk's Swap Shop
BeachFogbound 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 Ruin
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
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Fortune 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
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