Cave of Origin

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Cave of Origin 目覚めのほこら
Shrine of Awakening
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Cave of Origin exterior E.png
Map description: A long-sleeping Pokémon will descend upon this cavern in order to awaken its true powers.
Location: Sootopolis City
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III, VI
Hoenn Sootopolis City Map.png
Location of Cave of Origin in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

The Cave of Origin (Japanese: 目覚めのほこら Shrine of Awakening) is a cave near the north end of Sootopolis City. It is guarded by Wallace of Sootopolis Gym and is said to be the cave where life begins. Its opposite landmark is Mt. Pyre, said to be the place where life ends.

Here, the player will discover GroudonROR or KyogreSAS in Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire after an encounter at the Seafloor Cavern and a face-off against Team MagmaROR or Team AquaSAS.

Residents of Sootopolis are not permitted to enter the Cave of Origin.

In Pokémon Emerald, the Cave of Origin is where Wallace can be found debating where Rayquaza is located, until the player gives him a hint that it is at the Sky Pillar. However, the player cannot enter the cave, even after awakening Rayquaza.

Items

Item Location Games
  X Attack 1F, northeast of the south exit (hidden)  OR  AS 
  Revive B1F, south of the northern stairwell (hidden)  OR  AS 
  HM07 (Waterfall) B3F, near the northwest corner  R  S 

Pokémon

Generation III

No Pokémon can appear by walking at the GroudonR/KyogreS/WallaceE room.

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Entrance
  Zubat
R S E
  Cave
28-35 90%
  Golbat
R S E
  Cave
33-36 10%
1F-B3F
  Zubat
R S E
  Cave
30-34 60%
  Golbat
R S E
  Cave
33-36 10%
  Sableye
R S E
  Cave
30, 32, 34 30%
  Mawile
R S E
  Cave
30, 32, 34 30%
Special Pokémon
  Kyogre
R S E
  Only one
45 One
  Groudon
R S E
  Only one
45 One
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.


Generation VI

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Golbat
OR AS
  Cave
33-36 69%
  Sableye
OR AS
  Cave
33-36 31%
  Mawile
OR AS
  Cave
33-36 31%
Horde Encounter
  Zubat
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
18 100%
Special Pokémon
  Kyogre
Primal Kyogre
OR AS
  Only one
45 One
  Groudon
Primal Groudon
OR AS
  Only one
45 One
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.


Layout

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Version Entrance 1F B1F B2F B3F B4F Hidden passage B5F
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Emerald      
Omega Ruby   x150px       x150px   x150px
Alpha Sapphire x150px x150px
 

Unused

Version B1F B2F B3F
Emerald
(unused)
     
 

In the anime

The Cave of Origin was mentioned in A Three Team Scheme!. A group of Team Magma members led by Tabitha, and a group of Team Aqua members led by Shelly, initially mistook a set of ruins on Dewford Island for the Cave of Origin. When they failed to find what they were looking for from the ruins, they understood their mistake and left.

In the manga

 
Cave of Origin in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

The Cave of Origin was first mentioned in I More Than Like You, Luvdisc II, where Wallace was revealed to be its guardian.

In The Beginning of the End with Kyogre & Groudon XII, Steven revealed that Groudon and Kyogre were headed to Sootopolis City because the Cave of Origin would allow their minds to awaken now that their bodies had been awakened.

The Cave of Origin first appeared in It All Ends Now II, where Ruby and Courtney stood in front of it while preparing to use the Red and Blue Orbs in an attempt to stop Groudon and Kyogre's fight. In It All Ends Now III, Courtney was suddenly pulled into the cave by a tentacle, just as its entrance collapsed on top of her, killing her.

In It All Ends Now V, Archie and Maxie emerged from the cave after Ruby and Rayquaza had succeeded in stopping Groudon and Kyogre, swiping the Orbs and intending to restart the crisis.

In the Chuang Yi translations of Pokémon Adventures volumes 19, 20, and 21, the Seafloor Cavern was incorrectly referred to as the Cave of Origin.

Trivia

  • In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire and Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player can reenter the cave after capturing or defeating Groudon/Kyogre. In Pokémon Emerald, the entrance is blocked for the rest of the game after awakening Rayquaza in Sky Pillar.
  • In Ruby and Sapphire, the cave is dark but can be illuminated by Flash. In other games, the cave is normally lit.
  • Although the Cave of Origin was reduced in size for Pokémon Emerald, data for the removed floors still exists in the game's code.
  • In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen: Prima's Official Strategy Guide, certain Pokémon are said to be found in the Cave of Origin. These include Pineco, Miltank, and Shuckle. The guide likely meant to say Altering Cave, which can be found in FireRed and LeafGreen, but these Pokémon can only be found there with an event distribution that was never distributed.
  • In the Generation III games, no background music plays on the bottom floor of this cave. In Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire, the only other area in the game that shares this distinction is the Inside of Truck. (In Pokémon Emerald, Birth Island also has no background music.)
    • As a result, if a Pokémon evolves or an Egg hatches here in these games, the evolution background music will play on the floor until the player leaves.
  • In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the player's PokéNav Plus will be unusable in the bottom floor due to electrical interference from the intense natural energy in the room.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 醒吾祠堂 Síngngh Chìhtòhng
Mandarin 覺醒祠堂 / 觉醒祠堂 Juéxǐng Cítáng *
醒吾祠堂 Xǐngwù Cítáng *
觉醒神殿 Juéxǐng Shéndiàn *
  European French Grotte Origine
  German Urzeithöhle
  Italian Grotta dei Tempi
  Korean Games: 각성의 사당 Shrine of Awakening
Manga: 부활의 사당 Shrine of Rebirth
  Polish Dziewicza Jaskinia
  Brazilian Portuguese Caverna da Origem
  European Spanish Cueva Ancestral
  Vietnamese Thần điện Thức Tỉnh




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