Granite Cave

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Granite Cave 石の洞窟
Stone Cave
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Granite Cave 1F ORAS.png
Map description: This cavern is famous for its cave art, which depicts events from thousands of years ago.
Location: Northwest of Dewford Town on Route 106
Region: Hoenn
Generations: III, VI
Hoenn Granite Cave Map.png
Location of Granite Cave in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

Granite Cave (Japanese: 石の洞窟 Stone Cave) is located northwest of Dewford Town, with its only entrance on Route 106. In Generation III, in its deeper levels, Flash needs to be used to see clearly; otherwise, there will only be a small circle of visibility around the player. However, in Generation VI, it is just merely dark in these areas, but still quite visible to the player.

Geography

In the cave, there are muddy slopes which require the Mach Bike to traverse.

In Pokémon Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald, Steven's room is located in the deepest part of the cave. The cave is laid out such that the player need to traverse all of the floors in order to reach Steven's room, although there are areas that require the Mach Bike in order to access them.

In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the layout of the ground floor is dramatically different. The room the player meets Steven is immediately accessible without the need to navigate the dark lower floors; however, prior to obtaining the Knuckle Badge, a group of Ruin Maniacs block the entrance to the room. Steven's room now features an ancient mural of Primal GroudonOR/KyogreAS. The player cannot access lower floors without the Mach Bike.

Role

In the games, the player needs to deliver the Letter to Steven in Granite Cave.

Delta Episode

In the Delta Episode, when meeting Steven and Mr. Stone at the Devon Corporation building in Rustboro City, Mr. Stone requests that the player get a Meteorite Shard from Granite Cave, which Steven says can be found in the room with the mural on it.

When going into Steven's room looking for a Meteorite Shard, Zinnia is present and staring at the mural. Upon noticing the player, she requests to battle the player. After she is defeated, she gives the player a Meteorite Shard, which also causes the player's Meteorite in their Bag to react and transform into its fourth state.

After Zinnia leaves, the player receives an Entry Call on their PokéNav Plus from Steven, who requests that the player meet him at the Mossdeep Space Center.

Items

Item Location Games
  HM05 (Flash) 1F, from a Hiker near the entrance  R  S  E 
  TM70 (Flash) 1F, from a Hiker near the entrance  OR  AS 
  Escape Rope 1F, west of the entrance  R  S  E 
  Escape Rope B1F, next to the ladder to 1F (requires Mach Bike)  OR  AS 
  Poké Ball B1F, south of the Mach Bike slope (requires Mach BikeORAS)  R  S  E  OR  AS 
  Paralyze Heal B1F, to the left of the Poké Ball (requires Mach Bike) (hidden)  OR  AS 
  X Defense B1F, first corner beyond the second tier Mach Bike slope (requires Mach Bike) (hidden)  OR  AS 
  Everstone ×2
  • B2F, in the rock atop the platform in the center (hidden)
  • B2F, in the rock near the Rare Candy (requires Mach Bike) (hidden)
 R  S  E 
  TM47 (Steel Wing) Steven's room, thank-you gift from Steven for delivering the Letter to him  R  S  E 
  TM51 (Steel Wing) Steven's room, thank-you gift from Steven for delivering the Letter to him  OR  AS 
  Repel B2F, beneath the first two sets of cracked floors (requires Mach Bike)  R  S  E 
  Repel B2F, north of the first ladder of the northern half of B1F (requires Mach Bike)  OR  AS 
  Super Potion B2F, southwest of the second ladder of the northern half of B1F (requires Mach Bike) (hidden)  OR  AS 
  Rare Candy B2F, down the ladder past the three sets of cracked floors (requires Mach Bike)  R  S  E 
  Rare Candy B2F, down the third ladder of the upper half of B1F (requires Mach Bike)  OR  AS 
  TM65 (Shadow Claw) B2F, to the left of the large lone rock (requires Mach Bike)  OR  AS 
  Steelixite B2F, to the right of the large lone rock (requires Mach Bike)  OR  AS 
  Everstone B2F, inside the large lone rock between TM65 and the Steelixite (requires Mach Bike) (hidden)  OR  AS 
  Escape Rope B2F, east of Hiker Davian (requires Mach Bike)  OR  AS 
  Meteorite Shard Steven's room; given by Zinnia after defeating her  OR  AS 

Rock Smash

Item Location Games
  Big Pearl Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Hard Stone Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Heart Scale Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Max Ether Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Max Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Normal Gem Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Pearl Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Revive Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Soft Sand Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 
  Star Piece Randomly found by smashing breakable rocks  OR  AS 

Pokémon

Generation III

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
R S E
  Cave
7-8 30%
  Abra
R S E
  Cave
8 10%
  Geodude
R S E
  Cave
6-9 10%
  Makuhita
R S E
  Cave
6-10 50%
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.


Steven's room

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
R S E
  Cave
7-8 30%
  Abra
R S E
  Cave
8 10%
  Makuhita
R S E
  Cave
6-10 50%
  Aron
R S E
  Cave
7-8 10%
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.


B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
R S E
  Cave
9-10 30%
  Abra
R S E
  Cave
9 10%
  Makuhita
R S E
  Cave
10-11 10%
  Sableye
R S E
  Cave
9-11 10%
  Mawile
R S E
  Cave
9-11 10%
  Aron
R S E
  Cave
9-11 40%
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.


B2F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
R S E
  Cave
10-11 30%
  Abra
R S E
  Cave
10 10%
  Sableye
R S E
  Cave
10-12 20%
  Mawile
R S E
  Cave
10-12 20%
  Aron
R S E
  Cave
10-12 40%
Rock Smash
  Geodude
R S E
  Rock Smash
5-20 70%
  Nosepass
R S E
  Rock Smash
10-20 30%
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

1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
OR AS
  Cave
9-12 40%
  Abra
OR AS
  Cave
10, 12 15%
  Geodude
OR AS
  Cave
10, 12 5%
  Makuhita
OR AS
  Cave
9-12 40%
Horde Encounter
  Zubat
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
6 60%
  Geodude
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
6 35%
with Makuhita
  Makuhita
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
6 35%
with Geodude
  Makuhita
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
6 5%
Exclusively as hidden Pokémon
After defeating or capturing Groudon/Kyogre
  Onix
OR AS
  Cave
12 ??%
  Timburr
OR AS
  Cave
12 ??%
  Axew
OR AS
  Cave
12 ??%
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.


B1F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
OR AS
  Cave
10-12 30%
  Abra
OR AS
  Cave
10, 12 20%
  Makuhita
OR AS
  Cave
10, 12 20%
  Aron
OR AS
  Cave
10-12 30%
Horde Encounter
  Zubat
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
6 60%
  Aron
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
6 40%
Exclusively as hidden Pokémon
After defeating or capturing Groudon/Kyogre
  Onix
OR AS
  Cave
12 ??%
  Timburr
OR AS
  Cave
12 ??%
  Axew
OR AS
  Cave
12 ??%
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.


B2F

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
OR AS
  Cave
10-12 30%
  Abra
OR AS
  Cave
10, 12 20%
  Mawile
OR AS
  Cave
10, 12 20%
  Sableye
OR AS
  Cave
10, 12 20%
  Aron
OR AS
  Cave
10-12 30%
Horde Encounter
  Zubat
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
6 60%
  Sableye
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
6 5%
  Mawile
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
6 5%
  Aron
OR AS
  Horde Encounter
6 35%
Exclusively as hidden Pokémon
After defeating or capturing Groudon/Kyogre
  Onix
OR AS
  Cave
12 ??%
  Timburr
OR AS
  Cave
12 ??%
  Axew
OR AS
  Cave
12 ??%
Rock Smash
  Geodude
OR AS
  Rock Smash
10-12 84%
  Nosepass
OR AS
  Rock Smash
10, 12 16%
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

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

B2F

Trainer Pokémon
Requires Mach Bike
 
Ruin Maniac Omari
クニハル Kuniharu
Reward:  420
  Sandshrew Lv.15
No item
 
Hiker Davian
カツロウ Katsurou
Reward:  480
  Geodude Lv.15
No item
Trainers with a PokéNav by their names will be registered in the Trainer's Eyes or Match Call function after the first battle, and may have a rematch with the player with higher-level Pokémon.


Steven's room



Appearance

Version Entrance 1F Steven's room B1F B2F
Ruby          
Sapphire
Emerald          
Omega Ruby        
Alpha Sapphire
 

In the anime

 
Granite Cave in the anime

Granite Cave appeared in A Hole Lotta Trouble. Ash and his friends entered the cave in order to find Steven, who was digging for rare stones inside it. All of a sudden, the group fell into a trap hole dug by Team Rocket, which soon gave way even deeper into the cave, separating the group and the Rocket trio members from each other. After a while, Max, Meowth, and Pikachu came across Steven, who later proceeded to save the rest of the groups from an attack of a group of angered wild Aron. Outraged by Team Rocket disturbing the wild Pokémon living in the cave, Steven sent out his Aggron and had it send the trio blasting off with Hyper Beam. In the aftermath of the blast, Steven managed to find a Fire Stone.

In the manga

 
Granite Cave in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Ruby & Sapphire chapter

Granite Cave debuted in Guile from Mawile, where both Ruby and Sapphire headed there after they had spotted each other again in Dewford Town. There were two tunnels at the entrance. Ruby went into the tunnel on the left to search for a Milotic and met Steven Stone, who was exploring the cave for rare stones, while Sapphire went into the tunnel on the right to train for her upcoming match with Brawly. She was also meant to deliver a letter from Mr. Stone to Steven, but missed the chance after Ruby later told her that he had left.

Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter

Steven returned to the cave in Omega Alpha Adventure 0, accompanied by Ultima, to investigate a newly-discovered mural depicting the super-ancient Pokémon.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 石之洞窟 Sehk-jī Duhngfāt
Mandarin 石之洞窟 Shí-zhī Dòngkū
  Danish Granite-hulen
  Finnish Graniittiluola
  European French Grotte Granite
  German Granithöhle
  Italian Grotta Pietrosa
  Korean 바위 동굴 Bawi Donggul *
돌의 동굴 Dol-yi Donggul*
  Polish Granitowa Jaskinia
  Brazilian Portuguese Caverna de Granito
  Russian Гранитная пещера Granitnaya peshchera
  European Spanish Cueva Granito
  Swedish Granitgrottan
  Vietnamese Hang Đá



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