Purifying Cave

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Purifying Cave じょうかの洞窟
Purifying Cave
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Basic info
Floors: 15
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses:
Main type: Flying, Psychic
Boss: None
Allowances
Recruiting: No*
Items: Current
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: Up to 3*

Purifying Cave (Japanese: じょうかの洞窟 Purifying Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon that is located on the Water Continent. It is unlocked during Chapter 11 of the story, and is also the final story dungeon of the game's epilogue.

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During the epilogue, after fighting through the dungeon's fifteen floors, the player arrives at the cave's pit, where they find an unconscious Mew, along with Nuzleaf and the Beheeyem. Nuzleaf apologizes to the player, claiming that they did so to prevent Dark Matter from ever coming back, and Mew begins to glow with light and seemingly fade away. Reminded of the partner's departure, the player refuses this, not wanting to say goodbye again. At this time, the player's Harmony Scarf begins glowing, combining with the light surrounding Mew, which restores the partner. Ampharos, Mawile, and Xatu appear, admitting that the "kidnapping" was all a set-up. Xatu had already foreseen the events; the set-up was a test to prove the player's desire for the partner's return. The Expedition Society, reunited with the partner, return home happily, while Nuzleaf and the Beheeyem are allowed to stay at Nuzleaf's old home in Serene Village. Mew returns home, but remains a usable ally to go exploring with.

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Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Aerodactyl B1F-B15F 27 Unrecruitable
  Gligar B1F-B15F 27 Unrecruitable
  Swellow B1F-B15F 30 Unrecruitable
  Milotic B1F-B15F 30 Unrecruitable
  Absol B1F-B15F 27 Unrecruitable
  Salamence B1F-B15F 50 Unrecruitable
  Metagross B1F-B15F 45 Unrecruitable
  Honchkrow B1F-B15F 30 Unrecruitable
  Musharna B1F-B15F 30 Unrecruitable
  Reuniclus B1F-B15F 41 Unrecruitable
  Vanilluxe B1F-B15F 47 Unrecruitable
  Bisharp B1F-B15F 52 Unrecruitable
  Meowstic B1F-B15F 27 Unrecruitable
  Meowstic B1F-B15F 27 Unrecruitable
  Noivern B1F-B15F 48 Unrecruitable
These Pokémon are recruited through the Connection Orb rather than fighting them.

Items Found

Item Floors
  30-109 Poké B1F-B15F
  Apple B1F-B15F
  3-6 Gravelerock B1F-B15F
  7 Wooden Spike B5F
  Cheri Berry B13F
  Oran Berry B8F
  Elixir B11F
  Max Elixir B11F
  Escape Orb B13F
  Scanner Orb B1F
  Slow Orb B1F
  Better Odds B1F-B15F
  Burn Guard B1F-B15F
  Clutch Performer B1F-B15F
  Confusion Guard B1F-B15F
  Distance Dodge B1F-B15F
  Dizzying Payback B1F-B15F
  Guard Boost B1F-B15F
  Paralysis Guard B1F-B15F
  Petrify Power B1F-B15F
  PP Restore B1F-B15F
  Status Mirror B1F-B15F
  Super Critical B1F-B15F
  Guiding Wand B4F
  Slumber Wand B11F
  Two-Edged Wand B12F

Traps encountered

Image Trap Floors
  Emera-Crush Trap B6F, B9F
  Emera-Swap Trap B12F
  Gust Trap B6F
  Hunger Trap B5F, B7F, B9F, B13F
  Poison Trap B13F
  PP Leech Trap B2F-B3F
  Seal Trap B4F, B6F
  Slow Trap B7F
  Slumber Trap B1F-B2F
  Spiky Trap B13F
  Summon Trap B3F
  Warp Trap B6F, B10F, B12F

In other languages

Language Title
  French Grotte de la Pureté
  German Höhle der Läuterung
  Italian Grotta della Purezza
  Spanish Gruta Catarsis



Locations in the Pokémon world in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
Key locations
Serene VillageLively TownBaram TownCapim TownNoe TownSahra Town
Kecleon ShopCafé ConnectionHawlucha's Slam SchoolGlorious Gold
Expedition SocietyLapras Travel LinerVoidlandsTree of Life
  Water Continent
Open PassLush ForestForeboding ForestDrilbur Coal MineSchool Forest
Glittering MountainNectar MeadowPoliwrath RiverAncient Barrow
Sheer Mountain RangeGentle Slope CaveShowdown MountainRevelation Mountain
Abyssal BadlandsCave of the DeepCalm Craggy AreaReverse MountainPurifying Cave
Cave of TrainingLeafy HighlandsHeadwater HollowLongfield CaveSunbathed Garden
Serpentine Mountain TrailElectric WastelandWaterfall Basin GrottoBustling Valley
Pledge HillRolling PassMaze MeadowThrash DungeonUprise RangeStone Field
Odd FieldPeewee Meadow
  Air Continent
Mystical ForestSubmerged CavePrehistoric RuinsSpring of ResolveRough Tunnel
Mysterious PlainsSmall Sand DuneBerry ForestSuper Apple ForestElegant Gorge
Moonlit CaveFrosty Tree StepsWorld TreeGhost IslandYellow PointRed Point
Distress MountainForest of Bounty
  Grass Continent
Mystery JungleThorny Shadow PathDeep Ocean TunnelTemple RemainsSacred Ruins
Hidden CaveHeart LakePath of Fallen LeavesSunny Spot HillFriendly Meadow
Abundant PassStealth CavernCrystalline MazeLittle CanyonSpiral Vortex
Giant Stone MeadowFresh MeadowBlue PointTriangle TempleSky Ruins
Dragon GateMagma ChamberZero IsleFreedom Coast
  Mist Continent
Lake of EnlightenmentAurora's EdgeMidnight Sun GorgeForest of Fairies
Flagstone CaveFrozen MountainPumpkaboo ForestFrozen FallsGooey Bog
Buried RuinsClear LakeIsland of IsolationMeteorite CraterCape of Wonders
  Sand Continent
Sand Dune of SpiritsApex MountainStone Tree MountainYellow Sand Labyrinth
Valley of Strong WindsHall of MagicThirsty DesertSecret QuarryHoley MeadowSnowy Cave
Sandy CaveJewel RoadFossil ExcavationIsle of LightMysterious GeoglyphGolden Suite
  Sea of Wonders
Fire Island VolcanoRoad to Primeval ForestTree of Life: RootsTree of Life: Trunk
Prism BridgeSea ShrineAltar of IceAltar of Ice: DepthsOcean Tempest
Seafloor RuinsIsland of Storms
  Mystery Continent
Destiny TowerLake of Mysterious LightGuidance Ruins
  Pelipper Island
Pelipper Dungeon: EndPelipper Dungeon: MiddlePelipper Dungeon: Start
Meowth Theater
Meowth in BlackMy Fair MisdreavusFor a Few Boldores MoreCasameowncaIt's a Meownderful Life
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