Southern Cavern

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Southern Cavern
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Southern Cavern 洞穴
Southern Cave
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Basic info
Floors: 50
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: Ground
Boss: None
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Allowed
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 3

Southern Cavern (Japanese: 洞穴 Southern Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX that contains 50 floors. It is automatically unlocked on obtaining the Boulder Cave Friend Area from an optional rescue mission, after the completion of the main story.

Gameplay

Generation III

Metal Coat can be found on 49F and 50F. Additionally, all floors are shrouded in darkness, limiting field of view in hallways to 2 tiles.

Generation VIII

The last floor contains 5 Evolution Crystals, 2 Deluxe Boxes, and 1 Focus Blast TM.

Pokémon encountered

Generation III

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Geodude 1-6 27 9.1%
  Diglett 1-7 33 10.9%
  Seedot 1-9 30 11.2%
  Cubone 5-10 28 10.5%
  Nidoking 8-19 30 Unrecruitable
  Phanpy 10-19 31 8.2%
  Vibrava 12-20 30 -19%
  Baltoy 12-22 32 5.6%
  Gligar 15-25 22 8.5%
  Larvitar 16-26 28 12.2%
  Ariados 20-30 27 Unrecruitable
  Dugtrio 20-31 30 Unrecruitable
  Marowak 21-30 24 Unrecruitable
  Graveler 25-36 35 -19%
  Rhyhorn 31-39 30 7.7%
  Flygon 31-39 35 Unrecruitable
  Donphan 31-40 30 Unrecruitable
  Pupitar 37-45 35 -19%
  Golem 40-50 29 -30%
  Onix 40-50 40 9.6%
  Rhydon 40-50 28 Unrecruitable



Generation VIII

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Reason: Fainted Pokémon, Mystery Houses
Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Geodude 1-6 42 14.4%
  Seedot 1-6 42 10.8%
  Diglett 1-7 42 14.4%
  Voltorb 4-8 42 14.4%
  Phanpy 4-12 42 10.8%
  Nidoking 9-19 42 10.8%
  Cubone 10-19 42 8.2%
  Flygon 12-20 45 -2.2%
  Baltoy 12-22 42 14.4%
  Gligar 15-25 42 10.8%
  Larvitar 16-26 42 8.2%
  Rhyhorn 20-30 42 10.8%
  Ariados 20-30 42 10.8%
  Dugtrio 20-31 42 8.2%
  Graveler 25-36 42 10.8%
  Marowak 30-40 42 8.2%
  Vibrava 31-39 42 8.2%
  Donphan 31-40 42 8.2%
  Pupitar 37-45 42 10.8%
  Onix 40-49 42 10.8%
  Golem 40-49 42 10.8%
  Rhydon 40-49 42 -2.2%
Fainted Pokémon
  Oddish 2-49 ? 100%
  Primeape 2-49 46 100%
  Machop 2-49 44 100%
  Magneton 2-49 44 100%
  Kangaskhan 2-49 ? 100%
  Horsea 2-49 ? 100%
  Omanyte 2-49 44 100%
  Togepi 2-49 ? 100%
  Forretress 2-49 44 100%
  Heracross 2-49 46 100%
  Donphan 2-49 46 100%
  Lombre 2-49 44 100%
  Kirlia 2-49 ? 100%
  Breloom 2-49 44 100%
  Meditite 2-49 44 100%
  Beldum 2-49 55 100%
  Metang 2-49 55 100%
Mystery House
  Haunter 16 42 100%
  Solrock ?? 42 100%
Strong Foe
  Shuckle 12-49 60 Unrecruitable
-6.4% 
Shiny Shuckle can only be recruited with a Friend Bow.


Items

Generation III

Southern Cavern

Item Floors
  6-226 Poké 1-48F
  Bounce Band 1-48F
  Def. Scarf 1-48F
  Diet Ribbon 1-48F
  Joy Ribbon 1-48F
  No-Stick Cap 1-48F
  Pierce Band 1-48F
  Racket Band 1-48F
  Sneak Scarf 1-48F
  Special Band 1-48F
  Zinc Band 1-48F
  X-Ray Specs 1-48F
  3-4 Gravelerock 1-48F
  Big Apple 1-48F
  Cheri Berry 1-48F
  Oran Berry 1-48F
  Pecha Berry 1-48F
  Heal Seed 1-48F
  Metal Coat 49-50F
  Aerial Ace 1-50F
  Attract 1-50F
  Brick Break 1-50F
  Bullet Seed 1-50F
  Calm Mind 1-50F
  Dig 1-50F
  Earthquake 1-50F
  Facade 1-50F
  Fire Blast 1-50F
  Flamethrower 1-50F
  Focus Punch 1-50F
  Frustration 1-50F
  Giga Drain 1-50F
  Hidden Power 1-50F
  Ice Beam 1-50F
  Light Screen 1-50F
  Psychic 1-50F
  Reflect 1-50F
  Rest 1-50F
  Return 1-50F
  Roar 1-50F
  Safeguard 1-50F
  Secret Power 1-50F
  Shadow Ball 1-50F
  Shock Wave 1-50F
  Solarbeam 1-50F
  Taunt 1-50F
  Thief 1-50F
  Thunderbolt 1-50F
  Torment 1-50F
  Toxic 1-50F
  Blowback Orb 1-48F
  Cleanse Orb 1-48F
  Escape Orb 1-48F
  Evasion Orb 1-48F
  Hurl Orb 1-48F
  Petrify Orb 1-48F
  Pounce Orb 1-48F
  Radar Orb 1-48F
  Rebound Orb 1-48F
  Rollcall Orb 1-48F
  Scanner Orb 1-48F
  Switcher Orb 1-48F
  Trapbust Orb 1-48F
  Trawl Orb 1-48F
  Warp Orb 1-48F

Monster House

Item Floors
  6-226 Poké 1-50F
  Aerial Ace 1-50F
  Attract 1-50F
  Brick Break 1-50F
  Bullet Seed 1-50F
  Calm Mind 1-50F
  Dig 1-50F
  Earthquake 1-50F
  Facade 1-50F
  Fire Blast 1-50F
  Flamethrower 1-50F
  Focus Punch 1-50F
  Frustration 1-50F
  Giga Drain 1-50F
  Hidden Power 1-50F
  Ice Beam 1-50F
  Light Screen 1-50F
  Psychic 1-50F
  Reflect 1-50F
  Rest 1-50F
  Return 1-50F
  Roar 1-50F
  Safeguard 1-50F
  Secret Power 1-50F
  Shadow Ball 1-50F
  Shock Wave 1-50F
  Solarbeam 1-50F
  Taunt 1-50F
  Thief 1-50F
  Thunderbolt 1-50F
  Torment 1-50F
  Toxic 1-50F
  Blowback Orb 1-50F
  Cleanse Orb 1-50F
  Escape Orb 1-50F
  Evasion Orb 1-50F
  Hurl Orb 1-50F
  Petrify Orb 1-50F
  Pounce Orb 1-50F
  Radar Orb 1-50F
  Rebound Orb 1-50F
  Rollcall Orb 1-50F
  Scanner Orb 1-50F
  Switcher Orb 1-50F
  Trawl Orb 1-50F
  Warp Orb 1-50F

Traps encountered

Generation III

Note: The % are approximated.

Image Trap Floor 1-9 Floor 10-29 Floor 30 Floor 31-39 Floor 40-49 Floor 50
  Explosion Trap 6.14% 5.42% 5.23% 5.88% 5.69% 4.72%
  Grimy Trap 8.77% 7.75% 7.47% 8.41% 4.87% 4.05%
  Mud Trap 26.32% 23.26% 22.39% 25.21% 24.39% 27.03%
  Pitfall Trap 3.88% 3.73% 4.20% 4.07%
  PP-Zero Trap 8.77% 7.75% 7.46% 8.41% 8.13% 6.76%
  Pokémon Trap 4.39% 3.88% 3.73% 4.20% 4.07% 3.38%
  Seal Trap 8.77% 7.75% 11.19% 12.60% 16.26% 13.52%
  Selfdestruct Trap 2.63% 2.33% 2.24% 2.52% 2.44% 2.03%
  Slow Trap 4.39% 3.88% 3.73% 4.21% 4.06%
  Slumber Trap 4.38% 3.87% 3.73% 4.20% 6.50% 5.40%
  Spin Trap 7.90% 6.98% 6.72% 7.56% 7.32% 6.08%
  Sticky Trap 8.77% 15.50% 14.92% 4.20% 4.07% 13.51%
  Summon Trap 6.76%
  Warp Trap 8.77% 7.75% 7.46% 8.40% 8.13% 6.76%

Generation III

Image Tile Floor 1-50
  Monster House 5%

In other languages

Language Title
  French Caverne Australe
  German Südhöhle
  Italian Caverna Sud
  Korean 남쪽 동굴 Namjjok Donggul
  Spanish Cueva Meridional


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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