Glittering Cave

Glittering Cave 輝きの洞窟
Glittering Cave
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Map description: Lose all sense of direction as you wander though this cave, where Luminous Moss glows emerald green.
Location: North of Route 9
Region: Kalos
Generations: VI
Kalos Glittering Cave Map.png
Location of Glittering Cave in Kalos.
Pokémon world locations

Glittering Cave (Japanese: 輝きの洞窟 Glittering Cave) is a cave in southern Kalos. It is where the player initially encounters Team Flare.

Geography

The first part of the cave is a long, narrow entrance cave with several detours. All these detours lead to dead ends, however. The cave walls are covered in Luminous Moss and crystals, illuminating the cave interior. There are nine predetermined spots in this section of the cave that may contain dark shadows, and upon running into one, a wild Pokémon will leap out of the shadow and attack. These encounters cannot be avoided with Repels. Each time the player enters this section of the map, five of the spots will be randomly chosen to contain shadows; upon leaving and reentering the area, the random spots will respawn and be reshuffled.

At the end of the narrow cave is a larger, open cave, where a couple of rock-filled mine carts can be found. This is also where the Scientists from the Ambrette Fossil Lab come to dig for Fossils. When the player first visits the cave, Team Flare members can be found here, trying to steal Fossils in order to sell them for profit.

Items

Item Location Games
  Kangaskhanite At the end of the first detour (rightwards) from the entrance of the cave (post-game, between 8:00 and 8:59 PM; requires an upgraded Mega Ring)  X  Y 
  Hard Stone At the end of the second detour (leftwards) from the entrance of the cave  X  Y 
  TM65 (Shadow Claw) At the end of the third detour (leftwards) from the entrance of the cave  X  Y 
  Escape Rope In the deep part of the cave, south of the Fossil assistant  X  Y 
  Jaw Fossil In the deep part of the cave, from the Fossil assistant if the player chooses it instead of the Sail Fossil  X  Y 
  Sail Fossil In the deep part of the cave, from the Fossil assistant if the player chooses it instead of the Jaw Fossil  X  Y 

Rock Smash

The items that can be received by using Rock Smash differ before and after entering the Hall of Fame.

Pre-Hall of Fame

Item Location Games
  Hard Stone Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave (~55%)  X  Y 
  Old Amber Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave (~15%)  X  Y 
  Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave (~30%)  X  Y 

Post-Hall of Fame

Item Location Games
  Old Amber Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave (~10%)  X  Y 
  Skull Fossil Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave (~12.5%)  X  Y 
  Armor Fossil Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave (~10%)  X  Y 
  Dome Fossil Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave (~20%)  Y 
  Helix Fossil Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave (~25%)  Y 
  Cover Fossil Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave (~12.5%)  X  Y 
  Plume Fossil Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave (~10%)  X  Y 
  Claw Fossil Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave  X 
  Root Fossil Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks in the final room of the cave  X 

Natural objects

Item Location Games
  Luminous Moss Found by using Hyper Voice or Rock Slide on a mossy rock during a battle  X  Y 

Pokémon

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Machop
X Y
  Cave
15-17 30%
  Onix
X Y
  Cave
17 10%
  Cubone
X Y
  Cave
15-16 20%
  Rhyhorn
X Y
  Cave
17 10%
  Kangaskhan
X Y
  Cave
17 5%
  Mawile
X Y
  Cave
15-16 5%
  Lunatone
X Y
  Cave
17 10%
  Solrock
X Y
  Cave
17 10%
Drops from the ceiling
  Woobat
X Y
  Ceiling
15-17 85%
  Ferroseed
X Y
  Ceiling
15-17 15%
Rock Smash
  Onix
X Y
  Rock Smash
15-17 35%
  Dwebble
X Y
  Rock Smash
15, 17 65%
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.


Trainers

Calem or Serena will join the player in a Multi Battle against the final two Team Flare Grunts.

  If the player chose Chespin:





  If the player chose Fennekin:





  If the player chose Froakie:






Trainer Pokémon
 
Team Flare Grunt
Reward:  720
  Houndour Lv.18
No item
  Zubat Lv.18
No item
 
Team Flare Grunt
Reward:  720
  Gulpin Lv.18
No item
  Electrike Lv.18
No item
 
Team Flare Grunt
Reward:  1,600
Double Battle with the following Grunt
  Scraggy Lv.20
No item
 
Team Flare Grunt
Reward:  1,600
Double Battle with the previous Grunt
  Croagunk Lv.20
No item


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In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Glittering Cave in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Glittering Cave
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Team Flare Grunt Su XY   129/146 Collection X   059/060
      Unnumbered Promotional cards    
Generations   73/836 BREAK Starter Pack   069/072
      Premium Champion Pack   126/131
      The Best of XY   151/171
 


Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
  French Grotte Étincelante
  German Leuchthöhle
  Italian Grotta dei Bagliori
  Korean 반짝임의동굴 Banjjagim-ui Donggul
  Spanish Cueva Brillante




Kalos
               
Settlements
Vaniville TownAquacorde Town‎Santalune CityLumiose CityCamphrier TownCyllage City
Ambrette TownGeosenge TownShalour CityCoumarine CityLaverre CityDendemille TownAnistar City
Couriway TownSnowbelle CityPokémon LeagueKiloude City‎
Routes
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Landmarks
Santalune ForestChamber of EmptinessParfum PalaceBattle ChateauBerry fieldsConnecting CaveGlittering CaveReflection Cave
Tower of MasteryAzure BaySea Spirit's DenKalos Power PlantPoké Ball FactoryLost HotelFrost CavernLysandre Labs
Team Flare Secret HQTerminus CavePokémon VillageVictory RoadBattle MaisonFriend SafariUnknown Dungeon


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