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Hidden Grotto (Japanese: 隠し穴 Hidden Hollow) is a feature in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 that allows the player to find Pokémon with Hidden Abilities or items. The contents of the Hidden Grottoes are random, and if they are empty, for each 256 steps, they generally have a 5% chance to regenerate, usually with different content than what was inside on the previous visit; however, the chance can be increased with the Hidden Grotto Pass Power. Hidden Grottoes will not regenerate unless the items are obtained or the Pokémon are caught or defeated by the player.

Hidden Grotto on Route 5
Inside a Hidden Grotto

Contents

Locations

Twenty Hidden Grottoes are located all around Unova. Some areas have two Hidden Grottoes, while others have only one.

Area Locations
Route 2 North of the western grass field, near the entrance to Accumula Town
Route 3
  • In the north of the dark grass
  • The northern portion of the pond (requires Surf)
Route 5 To the right of the trailer
Route 6
Route 7 To the right of the house on the left
Route 9 To the left of Shopping Mall Nine
Route 13
  • Southwest of the two cuttable trees
  • At the top of the stairs towards the entrance to Giant Chasm
Route 18 To the south of the Hiker
Route 22 In the northern part that is only accessible using the walkways
Route 23 West side of the river on the upper level near the entrance to the Giant Chasm
Pinwheel Forest
  • Left of the body of water under the pair of bridges (interior area) (requires Surf)
  • Near Challenge Rock (exterior area)
Giant Chasm Near the entrance to the forest
Abundant Shrine
  • Near Youngster Wes
  • Right of the shrine, across the water
Lostlorn Forest In the northeast at ground level, to the right of where TM95 is found
Floccesy Ranch In the northeast corner (requires Surf)

Items

Each Hidden Grotto has the same items available, with the exception of the Evolution stones. The chance that an item will be spawned when a Grotto is regenerated is 80% (40% for hidden items and 40% for visible items).

Items in each Hidden Grotto

Every Grotto has a chance to spawn the following items at the following rates:

Visible items Hidden items
Item Rate
Poké Ball Poké Ball 12.5%
Great Ball Great Ball 5%
Ultra Ball Ultra Ball 2%
Potion Potion 6.25%
Super Potion Super Potion 2.5%
Hyper Potion Hyper Potion 1%
Repel Repel 6.25%
Super Repel Super Repel 2.5%
Max Repel Max Repel 1%
Item Rate
Damp Mulch Damp Mulch 6.25%
Growth Mulch Growth Mulch 6.25%
Stable Mulch Stable Mulch 6.25%
Gooey Mulch Gooey Mulch 6.25%
Tiny Mushroom TinyMushroom 7.5%
Big Mushroom Big Mushroom 2.5%
Red Shard Red Shard 1%
Green Shard Green Shard 1%
Yellow Shard Yellow Shard 1%
Blue Shard Blue Shard 1%
Rare Candy Rare Candy 0.25%
PP Up PP Up 0.5%
PP Max PP Max 0.25%

Items in specific Hidden Grottoes

Item Rate Locations
Fire Stone Fire Stone 0.25%
Water Stone Water Stone 0.25%
Thunder Stone Thunderstone 0.25%
Leaf Stone Leaf Stone 0.25%
Moon Stone Moon Stone 0.25%
Sun Stone Sun Stone 0.25%
Shiny Stone Shiny Stone 0.25%
Dusk Stone Dusk Stone 0.25%
Dawn Stone Dawn Stone 1%

Pokémon

The chance that a Pokémon will be spawned when a Grotto is regenerated is 20%.

Pokémon that appear in Hidden Grottoes have non-standard gender distribution rates. Those species that are genderless, all-male, or all-female are unaffected. Most of the rest will be female 30% of the time, but Clefairy, Corsola, Minccino, and Pachirisu will be female 60% of the time, Dragonite, Poliwhirl, and Vulpix will be female 10% of the time, Combee will be female 5% of the time, and in White 2 Nosepass will never be female.

Route 2

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Nidoran♀ Nidoran♀
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 2%
Nidoran♂ Nidoran♂
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 2%
Granbull Granbull
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
Watchog Watchog
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 15%
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.

Route 3

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Dark grass
Manectric Manectric
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 4%
Pachirisu Pachirisu
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 15%
Zebstrika Zebstrika
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
Pond
Venonat Venonat
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 4%
Lombre Lombre
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
Bibarel Bibarel
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 15%
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.

Route 5

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Liepard Liepard
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
20-25 4%
Minccino Minccino
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
20-25 1%
Foongus Foongus
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
20-25 15%
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.

Route 6

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Near Pokémon Breeder
Dunsparce Dunsparce
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
25-30 1%
Woobat Woobat
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
25-30 4%
Foongus Foongus
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
25-30 15%
Mistralton Cave
Nosepass Nosepass
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
25-30 1%
Woobat Woobat
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
25-30 4%
Foongus Foongus
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
25-30 15%
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.

Route 7

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Zangoose Zangoose
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
30-35 7.5%
Seviper Seviper
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
30-35 7.5%
Watchog Watchog
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
30-35 4%
Cubchoo Cubchoo
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
30-35 1%
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.

Route 9

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Muk Muk
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 2%
Liepard Liepard
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 15%
Garbodor Garbodor
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 2%
Bouffalant Bouffalant
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 1%
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.

Route 13

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Stairs
Spheal Spheal
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 1%
Drifloon Drifloon
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 4%
Foongus Foongus
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 15%
Giant Chasm
Tangela Tangela
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 4%
Skorupi Skorupi
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 1%
Foongus Foongus
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 15%
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.

Route 18

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Kingler Kingler
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 7.5%
Dragonite Dragonite
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
Corsola Corsola
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 7.5%
Chatot Chatot
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 4%
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.

Route 22

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Pelipper Pelipper
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
40-45 4%
Amoonguss Amoonguss
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
40-45 15%
Mienfoo Mienfoo
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
50-55 1%
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.

Route 23

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Golduck Golduck
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
50-55 2%
Gligar Gligar
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
50-55 1%
Zangoose Zangoose
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
50-55 7.5%
Seviper Seviper
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
50-55 7.5%
Absol Absol
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
50-55 2%
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.

Abundant Shrine

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Near Youngster
Vulpix Vulpix
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 1%
Bronzor Bronzor
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 4%
Amoonguss Amoonguss
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 15%
Shrine
Golduck Golduck
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 4%
Swablu Swablu
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 1%
Amoonguss Amoonguss
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
35-40 15%
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.

Giant Chasm

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Clefairy Clefairy
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
45-50 15%
Ditto Ditto
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
45-50 1%
Sneasel Sneasel
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
45-50 2%
Metang Metang
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
45-50 2%
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.

Lostlorn Forest

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Pinsir Pinsir
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
20-25 0.75%
Pinsir Pinsir
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
20-25 0.25%
Heracross Heracross
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
20-25 0.25%
Heracross Heracross
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
20-25 0.75%
Combee Combee
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
20-25 15%
Leavanny Leavanny
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
20-25 4%
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.

Pinwheel Forest

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Outer area
Poliwhirl Poliwhirl
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
Hariyama Hariyama
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 15%
Hariyama Hariyama
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
Medicham Medicham
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
Medicham Medicham
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 15%
Bagon Bagon
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 3%
Inner area
Butterfree Butterfree
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 4%
Beedrill Beedrill
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 4%
Murkrow Murkrow
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 1%
Breloom Breloom
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 3.75%
Amoonguss Amoonguss
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
55-60 11.25%
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.

Floccesy Ranch

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Marill Marill
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
10-15 15%
Dunsparce Dunsparce
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
10-15 1%
Herdier Herdier
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
10-15 4%
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.

Funfest Missions

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Glameow Glameow
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
Varies Sometimes
Stunky Stunky
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
Varies Sometimes
Eevee Eevee
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
Varies Sometimes
Vaporeon Vaporeon
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
Varies Sometimes
Jolteon Jolteon
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
Varies Sometimes
Flareon Flareon
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
Varies Sometimes
Espeon Espeon
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
Varies Sometimes
Umbreon Umbreon
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
Varies Sometimes
Leafeon Leafeon
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
Varies Sometimes
Glaceon Glaceon
B2 W2
Hidden Grotto Hidden Grotto
Varies Sometimes
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.

Mission Distribution Dates

Pokémon Game language Duration
Eevee Japanese December 22 to 31, 2012
Vaporeon Japanese November 10 to November 22, 2012; December 22 to 31, 2012
Jolteon Japanese November 10 to November 22, 2012; December 22 to 31, 2012
Flareon Japanese November 10 to November 22, 2012; December 22 to 31, 2012
Espeon Japanese November 23 to December 7, 2012; December 22 to 31, 2012
Umbreon Japanese November 23 to December 7, 2012; December 22 to 31, 2012
Leafeon Japanese December 7 to 21, 2012; December 22 to 31, 2012
Glaceon Japanese December 7 to 21, 2012; December 22 to 31, 2012

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Trouée Cachée
Germany Flag.png German Versteckte Lichtung
Italy Flag.png Italian Meandri Nascosti
South Korea Flag.png Korean 은혈 Eunhyeol
Spain Flag.png Spanish Claro Oculto

See also

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