Solar Cave

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Solar Cave 太陽洞窟
Solar Cave
Solar Cave RTRB.png
Basic info
Floors: 20
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: No
Main type: Psychic
Boss: None
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Allowed
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 3

Solar Cave (Japanese: 太陽洞窟 Solar 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 accessible after the completion of the main story, right after the player talks to Medicham, then to Lombre, and then Whiscash about Stormy Sea.

Gameplay

Generation III

In the original games, three HMs can be found in this dungeon: Dive on 10F, Waterfall on 15F and Surf on 20F. Keys can be found on the ground, which are required for obtaining Dive and Waterfall. A Pokémon that can travel over water is also required to reach Dive and Surf. Moon Stones and Sun Stones may also be found on the ground, and Link Cables will replace any HMs already obtained by the player.

Generation VIII

In the remake, this dungeon contains 1 Friend Bow, 1 Energy Ball TM, 1 Flamethrower TM, 1 Ice Beam TM, and 2 Deluxe Boxes on 20F.

Pokémon encountered

Generation III

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Wynaut 1-3 20 9.6%
  Girafarig 1-4 26 7.6%
  Beldum 1-4 30 7.8%
  Drowzee 1-5 35 7.9%
  Natu 1-5 20 9.4%
  Spoink 1-5 20 7.5%
  Jynx 1-6 32 Unrecruitable
  Abra 1-8 16 10.4%
  Meditite 4-8 30 5.5%
  Mr. Mime 7-12 29 7.4%
  Lunatone 8-12 24 5.0%
  Metang 8-12 24 -19.0%
  Hypno 9-14 33 Unrecruitable
  Kirlia 10-15 20 -19.0%
  Wobbuffet 11-15 30 Unrecruitable
  Chimecho 12-17 30 6.9%
  Kadabra 13-20 30 -19.0%
  Medicham 15-20 32 Unrecruitable
  Grumpig 16-20 25 Unrecruitable
  Claydol 16-20 26 Unrecruitable

Generation VIII

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Reason: Fainted Pokémon, Mystery Houses
Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Wynaut 1-3 30 8.2%
  Girafarig 1-4 30 8.2%
  Beldum 1-4 30 14.4%
  Drowzee 1-5 30 8.2%
  Natu 1-5 30 8.2%
  Spoink 1-5 30 8.2%
  Jynx 1-6 30 8.2%
  Abra 1-8 30 8.2%
  Meditite 4-8 30 14.4%
  Mr. Mime 7-12 30 8.2%
  Lunatone 8-12 30 10.8%
  Metang 8-12 30 10.8%
  Hypno 9-14 30 8.2%
  Kirlia 10-15 30 8.2%
  Wobbuffet 11-16 30 8.2%
  Chimecho 12-17 30 8.2%
  Kadabra 13-19 30 8.2%
  Medicham 15-19 37 14.4%
  Grumpig 16-19 32 8.2%
  Claydol 16-19 36 10.8%
Fainted Pokémon
  Ponyta 2-19 32 100%
  Porygon2 2-19 32 100%
  Tyrogue 2-19 32 100%
  Dustox 2-19 32 100%
  Sableye 2-19 32 100%
  Ilumise 2-19 32 100%
  Carvanha 2-19 32 100%
  Whiscash 2-19 26 100%
Strong Foe
  Aipom 5, 8-19 60 Unrecruitable
-6.4% 
Shiny Aipom can only be recruited with a Friend Bow.

Items

Generation III

Item Floors
  4-262 Poké 1-20F
  Def. Scarf 1-20F
  Detect Band 1-20F
  Heal Ribbon 1-20F
  Pass Scarf 1-20F
  Patsy Band 1-20F
  Persim Band 1-20F
  Stamina Band 1-20F
  Twist Band 1-20F
  Weather Band 1-20F
  Zinc Band 1-20F
  X-Ray Specs 1-20F
  Scope Lens 1-20F
  3-4 Gravelerock 1-20F
  6-9 Stick 1-20F
  Cheri Berry 1-9F
  Oran Berry 1-9F
  Pecha Berry 1-9F
  Blast Seed 1-9F
  Heal Seed 1-9F
  Hunger Seed 1-9F
  Max Elixir 1-9F
  Moon Stone 1-20F
  Sun Stone 1-20F
  Key 1-20F
  Aerial Ace 1-20F
  Attract 1-20F
  Brick Break 1-20F
  Bullet Seed 1-20F
  Calm Mind 1-20F
  Dig 1-20F
  Dragon Claw 1-20F
  Earthquake 1-20F
  Facade 1-20F
  Fire Blast 1-20F
  Flamethrower 1-20F
  Focus Punch 1-20F
  Frustration 1-20F
  Giga Drain 1-20F
  Hidden Power 1-20F
  Ice Beam 1-20F
  Light Screen 1-20F
  Psychic 1-20F
  Reflect 1-20F
  Rest 1-20F
  Return 1-20F
  Roar 1-20F
  Safeguard 1-20F
  Secret Power 1-20F
  Shadow Ball 1-20F
  Shock Wave 1-20F
  Solarbeam 1-20F
  Taunt 1-20F
  Thief 1-20F
  Thunderbolt 1-20F
  Torment 1-20F
  Toxic 1-20F
  Blowback Orb 1-20F
  Cleanse Orb 1-20F
  Escape Orb 1-20F
  Evasion Orb 1-20F
  Hurl Orb 1-20F
  Petrify Orb 1-20F
  Pounce Orb 1-20F
  Radar Orb 1-20F
  Rebound Orb 1-20F
  Rollcall Orb 1-20F
  Scanner Orb 1-20F
  Switcher Orb 1-20F
  Trapbust Orb 1-20F
  Trawl Orb 1-20F
  Warp Orb 1-20F
  Link Box 16-20F
In the special rooms
  Dive 10F
  Surf 20F
  Waterfall 15F
  Link Cable 10, 15, 20F

Traps encountered

Generation III

Note: The % are rough estimates.

Image Trap Floor 1 Floor 2 Floor 3 Floor 4 Floor 5 Floor 6 Floor 7-10 Floor 11-15 Floor 16-19 Floor 20
  Explosion Trap 4.08% 3.77% 3.74% 3.48% 3.28% 3.25% 3.22% 3.13% 3.25% 3.67%
  Grimy Trap 10.20% 9.43% 9.35% 8.69% 8.19% 8.13% 8.07% 7.81% 8.13%
  Gust Trap 5.10% 9.44% 9.35% 8.69% 8.19% 8.13% 8.06% 7.81% 8.13% 9.17%
  Mud Trap 2.61% 6.56% 6.50% 6.45% 6.25% 2.44% 2.75%
  Pitfall Trap 3.78% 3.74% 3.48% 3.28% 3.25% 3.22% 3.13% 3.25%
  Poison Trap 10.21% 9.43% 9.35% 8.69% 8.20% 8.13% 8.07% 7.81% 8.13% 9.18%
  Seal Trap 5.10% 9.43% 9.34% 8.70% 8.19% 8.13% 8.06% 7.81% 8.13% 9.17%
  Selfdestruct Trap 3.06% 3.78% 4.67% 5.22% 5.74% 6.51% 7.26% 6.25% 6.50% 7.33%
  Slow Trap 10.20% 5.66% 5.61% 5.22% 4.92% 4.87% 4.84% 4.69% 4.88% 5.51%
  Slumber Trap 12.25% 10.38% 7.48% 6.95% 6.56% 6.51% 6.45% 6.25% 6.50% 7.34%
  Spiked Tile 3.91% 4.07% 4.59%
  Spin Trap 9.18% 6.60% 6.54% 6.09% 5.74% 5.69% 5.65% 5.47% 5.69% 6.42%
  Sticky Trap 3.48% 4.10% 4.07% 4.03% 3.91% 4.06% 4.59%
  Summon Trap 2.61% 2.46% 2.44% 2.42% 2.34% 2.44% 2.75%
  Warp Trap 10.21% 9.43% 9.34% 8.70% 8.20% 8.13% 8.07% 7.81% 8.13% 9.18%
  Wonder Tile 20.41% 18.87% 18.69% 17.39% 16.39% 16.26% 16.13% 15.62% 16.26% 18.35%

In other languages

Language Title
  French Grotte du Soleil
  German Solarhöhle
  Italian Grotta Solare
  Korean 태양 동굴 Taeyang Donggul
  Spanish Cueva Solar



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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