Meteor Cave

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Meteor Cave
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Meteor Cave 隕石洞窟
Meteorite Cave
Meteor Cave RTRB.png
Basic info
Floors: 20
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: NoRB/YesRTDX
Main type: Psychic
Boss: Deoxys
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes*
Items: 3RB
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 1RB/3RTDX

Meteor Cave (Japanese: 隕石洞窟 Meteorite Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX that contains 20 floors. It is home to Deoxys.

Meteor Cave was created when rocks from the destroyed meteor crashed into a mountain. The morning after Lugia is defeated in Silver Trench, Blastoise reports discovering the cave to Xatu, who then gives the cave its name. The partner then suggests the rescue team investigates it.

Gameplay

Generation III

In the original games, only the leader is allowed to enter, and only money is found in the dungeon. A maximum of three items may be carried into the dungeon at once. However, this does not include the player's held item. One random Deoxys form is created on every floor when the leader enters: Attack, Speed, or Defense. The random Deoxys must be defeated to unlock the stairs down. The Normal Deoxys is on the 20th floor, and it is the only one that can be recruited. After Deoxys is recruited, the player gains access to the Enclosed Island Friend Area, of which Deoxys is the only inhabitant.

Floors 1-5 are shrouded in darkness, limiting field of view to 2 tiles in hallways, while floors 6-19 are shrouded in heavy darkness, limiting field of view to just 1 tile in hallways.

Generation VIII

In the remake, up to 3 Pokémon can enter the dungeon, and there are no restrictions on items brought in the dungeon. Rescue is not available in the case of defeat in this dungeon. The Normal Deoxys, that spawns on every floor in the room containing the stairs, must be defeated in order to unlock the stairs down. In addition, multiple random Deoxys forms spawn as mirages on every floor to attack the player: Attack, Speed, or Defense. Monster Houses that spawn will contain these mirage forms.

On the 20th floor, Normal Deoxys appears as a boss, and is surrounded by 3 mirages, one of each of its other forms. If the mirages are defeated, 3 more appear within the following turn. Upon beating Normal Deoxys, Deoxys is recruited and the player gains access to the Enclosed Island Rescue Team Camp.

After clearing Meteor Cave for the first time, the stairs will no longer be sealed and Normal Deoxys no longer spawns.

Pokémon encountered

Generation III

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Deoxys
Attack Forme
1-19 35 Unrecruitable
  Deoxys
Defense Forme
1-19 35 Unrecruitable
  Deoxys
Speed Forme
1-19 35 Unrecruitable
  Deoxys
Normal Forme
20 35 -10% Boss

Generation VIII

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Deoxys
Normal Forme
1-19 55 Unrecruitable
  Deoxys
Attack Forme
1-19 55 Unrecruitable
  Deoxys
Defense Forme
1-19 55 Unrecruitable
  Deoxys
Speed Forme
1-19 55 Unrecruitable
  Deoxys
Normal Forme
20 55 100% Boss

Items

Generation III

Item Floors
  4-226 Poké 1-19F

Generation VIII

Traps encountered

Generation III

Note: The % are approximations.

Image Trap Floor 1-9 Floor 10-19
  Explosion Trap 5.64% 5.03%
  Grimy Trap 8.06% 7.20%
  Gust Trap 4.03% 3.59%
  Mud Trap 24.19% 21.58%
  Pitfall Trap 3.59%
  PP-Zero Trap 8.07% 7.20%
  Pokémon Trap* 8.06% 7.19%
  Seal Trap 8.07% 7.20%
  Selfdestruct Trap 2.42% 2.16%
  Slow Trap 4.03% 3.59%
  Slumber Trap 4.03% 3.60%
  Spin Trap 7.26% 6.48%
  Sticky Trap 8.07% 14.39%
  Warp Trap 8.07% 7.20%

Trivia

  • If a mirage Deoxys is recruited through means of a cheating device, then the game will immediately crash after accepting the mirage into the party.
  • In Rescue Team DX, it is the only dungeon in the game where rescue is unavailable under any circumstance.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Grotte Météore
  German MeteoritenhöhleRTDX
MeteorhöhleRB
  Italian Grotta Meteora
  Korean 운석의 동굴 Unseog-ui Donggul
  Spanish Cueva Meteora



Locations in the Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, and Rescue Team DX
Major locations
Friend Areas/Rescue team campsTeam BasePokémon SquareKecleon Shop
Kangaskhan StorageMakuhita DojoWhiscash PondLuminous CaveHill of the Ancients
Dungeons
Tiny WoodsThunderwave CaveMt. SteelSinister WoodsSilent Chasm
Mt. ThunderGreat CanyonLapis CaveRock PathMt. BlazeSnow Path
Frosty ForestMt. FreezeMagma CavernSky TowerUproar Forest
Howling ForestStormy SeaSilver TrenchMeteor CaveFiery Field
Lightning FieldNorthwind FieldMt. FarawayWestern CaveNorthern Range
Pitfall ValleyBuried RelicWish CaveMurky CaveDesert Region
Southern CavernWyvern HillSolar CaveDarknight RelicGrand Sea
Waterfall PondUnown RelicJoyous TowerFar-Off SeaPurity Forest
Oddity CaveRemains IslandMarvelous SeaFantasy Strait
Unknown DungeonRB
Illusory GrottoRTDX
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