Mirage Caves

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Mirage Cave マボロシ洞窟
Phantom Cave
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Location: Eight various locations
Region: Hoenn
Generations: VI
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Location of Mirage Cave in Hoenn.
Pokémon world locations

A Mirage Cave (Japanese: マボロシ洞窟 Phantom Cave) is a location in Hoenn located on an island in Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire. It is only accessible by soaring on LatiasAS or LatiosOR. A Mirage Cave can appear daily, or it may not appear, being replaced with a Mirage Island, Mirage Forest, or Mirage Mountain. More Mirage spots can appear via StreetPass.

If a Mirage Cave is received via StreetPass, it will not have a hidden item.

In the Pokémon Omega Ruby and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire Special Demo Version, three of the Mirage Caves can also be visited during play.

Mirage Caves

Each Mirage Cave contains one item that can only be obtained once, as well as one of three possible items (Blue Shard, Red Shard, or Deep Sea Tooth) that will be present whenever it appears as the daily Mirage spot; the unique item is listed below. Additionally, some Mirage Caves include breakable rocks, which the player can destroy with Rock Smash to encounter wild Pokémon or obtain fossils.

Exterior Interior Mirage Cave Item Breakable rocks In demo
    South of Route 107   Max Ether
    North of Fallarbor Town   TM95 (Snarl)
    West of Route 115   Yellow Shard
    North of Fortree City   Carbos
    North of Route 124   PP Up
    Southeast of Route 129   Rare Candy
    South of Route 131   Full Heal
    North of Route 132   Big Pearl


  • Although Mirage Caves are caves, the increased capture modifier for the Dusk Ball only applies at night.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 幻之洞窟 Waahn jī Duhngfāt
Mandarin 幻之洞窟 Huàn zhī Dòngkū
  French Grotte Mirage
  German Wunderhöhlen
  Italian Grotta Miraggio
  Korean 환상동굴 Hwansang Donggul
  Spanish Cueva Espejismo

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Battle FrontierBattle Resort
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Mirage spots

Mirage CavesMirage ForestsMirage IslandsMirage Mountains
Crescent IsleFabled CaveGnarled DenNameless CavernPathless PlainTrackless Forest

Access to
Birth IslandFaraway IslandNavel RockSky

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