Star Cave

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Star Cave
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Star Cave 星の洞窟
Star Cave
Basic info
Floors: 16
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: No
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: Water, Psychic*
Bug, Water*
Boss: Jirachi
As Bidoof:
Snover, Bagon, and Gligar
Recruiting: Boss only
Items: Yes
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Star Cave (Japanese: 洞窟 Star Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. Initially accessible in the Special Episode Bidoof's Wish, it can be unlocked by a challenge request from the Spinda's Café after finishing the Special Episode and acquiring the Secret Rank. At the end of the cave is Star Cave Pit, where Jirachi can be found.

The Star Cave is the focus of Explorers of Sky's kiosk demo, where the player can play as a Lv. 20 pair of either Vulpix and Phanpy or Riolu and Eevee, for the first seven floors.


Once the player has cleared the Special Episode "Bidoof's Wish", the following Wonder Mail S code contains Jirachi's challenge request which unlocks this dungeon.

Version Password
Explorers of Sky H&Y&T 93QXMHF Q8XXK
+-CNH FMQ6-Q+ 1S@R2


Star Cave plays slightly differently depending on whether it is accessed through main story or Special Episode; internally these are two separate dungeons. During the main story, it is 15 continuous floors followed by Star Cave Pit where Jirachi can be found. In the Special Episode, it is split into three sections with two boss floors, and also contains rest stops. Otherwise, it is exactly the same dungeon. When not otherwise specified, floors 1 through 7 are Star Cave in Special Episode, floors 8 through 11 are Deep Star Cave and floors 12 through 15 are Star Cave Depths.

As Treasure Boxes cannot be found in this dungeon and the player cannot be rescued when knocked out, only floors past 8 have used job rankings: D, C or B by default, depending on the floor. Internally, floors 1 through 3 are ranked E and floors 4 through 7 are ranked D.

The floors are all large-sized, with following amount of rooms:

  • 3-8 on floors 1, 10 and 15.
  • 3-9 on floors 2 and 9
  • 3-10 on floors 3, 8, 11 and 14
  • 3-11 on floors 4, 7 and 13
  • 3-12 floors on 5, 6 and 12

There's 4-7 items on the ground on first three floors and 3-6 items on later floors. There's also 2-5 items buried in the walls. There's 2-3 starting enemies on each floor. The game will spawn 3-6 Wonder Tiles on floor 2, 3-7 on floor 3 and 4-8 on later floors; none will be spawned on floor 1. It will spawn extra in a Monster House.

The IQ Booster does not work in this dungeon. The turn limit is 1000. There is light darkness in the entire dungeon. There is water on floors 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11 and 14. Enemies in this dungeon have 26IQ. There is random weather on floor 14.

Pokémon encountered

In the main story, Deep Star Cave and Star Cave Depths sections do not exist and the dungeon continues normally.

Star Cave

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Poliwag 1-7 9 Unrecruitable
  Anorith 1-7 3 Unrecruitable
  Kricketot 1-7 8 Unrecruitable
  Chingling 1-7 4 Unrecruitable
  Lotad 4-7 10 Unrecruitable
  Bonsly 5-7 10 Unrecruitable

Deep Star Cave

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Kricketot 1-2 8 Unrecruitable
  Bonsly 1-3 10 Unrecruitable
  Psyduck 1-4 10 Unrecruitable
  Lotad 1-4 10 Unrecruitable
  Gulpin 1-4 11 Unrecruitable
  Lunatone 4 9 Unrecruitable
  Bronzong 4 6 Unrecruitable
  Snover Bottom 22 Unrecruitable Boss
  Gligar Bottom 8 Unrecruitable Boss
  Bagon Bottom 8 Unrecruitable Boss
Snover, Bagon and Gligar only battle in the Special Episode.

Star Cave Depths

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Gulpin 1-2 11 Unrecruitable
  Psyduck 1-4 10 Unrecruitable
  Lunatone 1-4 9 Unrecruitable
  Bronzong 1-4 6 Unrecruitable

Star Cave Pit

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Jirachi Pit 32 100% Boss
Jirachi is only recruitable in the main game.


The items here are the same regardless whether it's played during the main story or Special Episode. When the game spawns Poké, it will spawn no more than 300 on floors 3 through 8 and no more than 200 on other floors.


Item Floors
  Poké B1-B15F
  Insomniscope B4-B15F
  Def. Scarf B4-B15F
  Pecha Scarf B4-B15F
  Persim Band B4-B15F
  Power Band B4-B15F
  Special Band B4-B15F
  Stamina Band B4-B15F
  Zinc Band B4-B15F
  5 Gravelerock B4-B15F
  4 Iron Thorn B4-B15F
  Apple B1-B15F
  Cheri Berry B1-B15F
  Chesto Berry B1-B15F
  Oran Berry B1-B15F
  Pecha Berry B1-B15F
  Reviver Seed B1-B15F
  Totter Seed B1-B15F
  Max Elixir B1-B15F
  All-Hit Orb B1-B15F
  All-Mach Orb B1-B15F
  Decoy Orb B1-B15F
  Escape Orb B1-B15F
  Foe-Fear Orb B1-B15F
  Foe-Hold Orb B1-B15F
  Foe-Seal Orb B1-B15F
  Luminous Orb B1-B15F
  Petrify Orb B1-B15F
  Quick Orb B1-B15F
  Radar Orb B1-B15F
  Rainy Orb B1-B15F
  Scanner Orb B1-B15F
  Spurn Orb B1-B15F
  Sunny Orb B1-B15F
  Warp Orb B1-B15F

Kecleon Shop

Item Floors
  Scope Lens B9-B15F
  Def. Scarf B9-B15F
  Heal Ribbon B9-B15F
  Patsy Band B9-B15F
  Persim Band B9-B15F
  Power Band B9-B15F
  Special Band B9-B15F
  Twist Band B9-B15F
  Zinc Band B9-B15F
  Big Apple B9-B15F
  Cheri Berry B9-B15F
  Chesto Berry B9-B15F
  Pecha Berry B9-B15F
  Rawst Berry B9-B15F
  Sitrus Berry B9-B15F
  Max Elixir B9-B15F
  Blinker Seed B9-B15F
  Eyedrop Seed B9-B15F
  Heal Seed B9-B15F
  Hunger Seed B9-B15F
  Life Seed B9-B15F
  Reviver Seed B9-B15F
  Sleep Seed B9-B15F
  Stun Seed B9-B15F
  Totter Seed B9-B15F
  Vile Seed B9-B15F
  Violent Seed B9-B15F
  Warp Seed B9-B15F
  Attract B9-B15F
  Brine B9-B15F
  Bullet Seed B9-B15F
  Calm Mind B9-B15F
  Dig B9-B15F
  Embargo B9-B15F
  False Swipe B9-B15F
  Flash B9-B15F
  Giga Drain B9-B15F
  Giga Impact B9-B15F
  Hidden Power B9-B15F
  Hyper Beam B9-B15F
  Iron Tail B9-B15F
  Light Screen B9-B15F
  Payback B9-B15F
  Poison Jab B9-B15F
  Recycle B9-B15F
  Reflect B9-B15F
  Rest B9-B15F
  Roar B9-B15F
  Rock Slide B9-B15F
  Roost B9-B15F
  Safeguard B9-B15F
  Shadow Claw B9-B15F
  Shock Wave B9-B15F
  SolarBeam B9-B15F
  Stealth Rock B9-B15F
  Steel Wing B9-B15F
  Swords Dance B9-B15F
  Thunderbolt B9-B15F
  Vacuum-Cut B9-B15F
  Wide Slash B9-B15F
  All-Hit Orb B1-B15F
  All-Mach Orb B1-B15F
  Decoy Orb B1-B15F
  Drought Orb B1-B8F
  Foe-Fear Orb B1-B15F
  Foe-Hold Orb B1-B15F
  Foe-Seal Orb B1-B15F
  Hurl Orb B1-B15F
  Luminous Orb B1-B15F
  One-Shot Orb B1-B15F
  Petrify Orb B1-B15F
  Pounce Orb B1-B15F
  Quick Orb B1-B8F
  Radar Orb B1-B15F
  Rainy Orb B1-B8F
  Scanner Orb B1-B15F
  Shocker Orb B1-B15F
  Silence Orb B1-B15F
  Slow Orb B1-B15F
  Slumber Orb B1-B15F
  Spurn Orb B1-B15F
  Stairs Orb B1-B15F
  Stayaway Orb B1-B15F
  Sunny Orb B1-B8F
  Totter Orb B1-B15F
  Transfer Orb B1-B8F
  Warp Orb B1-B15F

Monster House

Item Floors
  Poké B13-B15F
  Black Gummi B13-B15F
  Blue Gummi B13-B15F
  Brown Gummi B13-B15F
  Clear Gummi B13-B15F
  Gold Gummi B13-B15F
  Grass Gummi B13-B15F
  Gray Gummi B13-B15F
  Green Gummi B13-B15F
  Orange Gummi B13-B15F
  Pink Gummi B13-B15F
  Purple Gummi B13-B15F
  Red Gummi B13-B15F
  Royal Gummi B13-B15F
  Silver Gummi B13-B15F
  Sky Gummi B13-B15F
  White Gummi B13-B15F
  Yellow Gummi B13-B15F
  Aerial Ace B13-B15F
  Attract B13-B15F
  Brick Break B13-B15F
  Brine B13-B15F
  Bullet Seed B13-B15F
  Calm Mind B13-B15F
  Dig B13-B15F
  Dive B13-B15F
  Embargo B13-B15F
  Energy Ball B13-B15F
  Explosion B13-B15F
  False Swipe B13-B15F
  Flash B13-B15F
  Focus Blast B13-B15F
  Focus Punch B13-B15F
  Giga Drain B13-B15F
  Giga Impact B13-B15F
  Hidden Power B13-B15F
  Hyper Beam B13-B15F
  Iron Tail B13-B15F
  Light Screen B13-B15F
  Natural Gift B13-B15F
  Payback B13-B15F
  Poison Jab B13-B15F
  Protect B13-B15F
  Recycle B13-B15F
  Reflect B13-B15F
  Rest B13-B15F
  Roar B13-B15F
  Rock Slide B13-B15F
  Roost B13-B15F
  Safeguard B13-B15F
  Shadow Claw B13-B15F
  Shock Wave B13-B15F
  SolarBeam B13-B15F
  Stealth Rock B13-B15F
  Steel Wing B13-B15F
  Swords Dance B13-B15F
  Taunt B13-B15F
  Thunder Wave B13-B15F
  Thunderbolt B13-B15F
  Torment B13-B15F
  Vacuum-Cut B13-B15F
  Water Pulse B13-B15F
  Wide Slash B13-B15F
  All-Hit Orb B13-B15F
  All-Mach Orb B13-B15F
  Blowback Orb B13-B15F
  Cleanse Orb B13-B15F
  Decoy Orb B13-B15F
  Evasion Orb B13-B15F
  Foe-Fear Orb B13-B15F
  Foe-Hold Orb B13-B15F
  Foe-Seal Orb B13-B15F
  Hurl Orb B13-B15F
  Invisify Orb B13-B15F
  Itemizer Orb B13-B15F
  Luminous Orb B13-B15F
  Mug Orb B13-B15F
  One-Shot Orb B13-B15F
  Petrify Orb B13-B15F
  Pounce Orb B13-B15F
  Radar Orb B13-B15F
  Rebound Orb B13-B15F
  Scanner Orb B13-B15F
  Silence Orb B13-B15F
  Slumber Orb B13-B15F
  Snatch Orb B13-B15F
  Spurn Orb B13-B15F
  Switcher Orb B13-B15F
  Totter Orb B13-B15F
  Transfer Orb B13-B15F
  Trawl Orb B13-B15F
  Warp Orb B13-B15F

Buried items

Item Floors
  Poké B1-B15F

Other encounters

Image Encounter B1F, B2F, B5F, B7F B3F, B4F, B6F, B8F B13-B15F Other floors
  Kecleon Shop 50% 100% 8%
  Monster House 0% 5% 0%


Rest stop Alternate tileset Deep Star Cave bottom Star Cave Pit


  • Interestingly, if Giratina enters this dungeon, it will be in its Origin Forme instead of its Altered Forme. This trait is shared with Sky Peak and Destiny Tower.
  • In Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, Jirachi of the Expedition Society mentions that he was born in Star Cave. This reference was missed in the German, Italian, and Spanish translations, where he instead says that he was born in a cave on a star. It is unknown if they are the same individual or not.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Caverne Étoile
  German Sternenhöhle
  Italian Caverna Stellata
  Spanish Cueva Estrella

Deep Star Cave

Language Title
  Japanese ほしのどうくつ おくち Hoshi no Dōkutsu Okuchi
  French Caverne Etoile - prof.
  German Tiefe Sternenhöhle
  Italian Recessi Stellati
  Spanish Corazón Cueva Estrella

Star Cave Depths

Language Title
  Japanese ほしのどうくつ さらに おくち Hoshi no Dōkutsu sara ni Okuchi
  French Caverne Etoile - entr.
  German Sternenhöhlentiefen
  Italian Abisso Stellato
  Spanish Fosa Estrella

Star Cave Pit

Language Title
  Japanese ほしのどうくつ さいおうぶ Hoshi no Dōkutsu Saiōbu
  French Caverne Etoile - fond
  German Sternenhöhlengrube
  Italian Voragine Stellata
  Spanish Sima Estrella

Locations in Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky
Major locations
Sharpedo BluffTreasure TownKangaskhan StorageKecleon Shop
Marowak DojoChimecho AssemblyWigglytuff's GuildCroagunk's Swap Shop
BeachFogbound LakeHot SpringLuminous SpringPelipper Island
Spinda's CaféSShaymin VillageSSky PeakS
Beach CaveDrenched BluffMt. BristleWaterfall CaveApple Woods
Side PathCraggy CoastRock PathMt. HornForest Path
Foggy ForestSteam CaveAmp PlainsNorthern DesertQuicksand Cave
Crystal CaveCrystal CrossingChasm CaveDark HillSealed Ruin
Dusk ForestDeep Dusk ForestTreeshroud ForestBrine CaveHidden Land
Temporal TowerMystifying ForestBlizzard IslandCrevice CaveSurrounded Sea
Miracle SeaAegis CaveMt. TravailThe NightmareSpacial Rift
Dark CraterConcealed RuinsMarine ResortBottomless SeaShimmer Desert
Mt. AvalancheGiant VolcanoWorld AbyssSky StairwayMystery Jungle
Serenity RiverLandslide CaveLush PrairieTiny MeadowLabyrinth Cave
Oran ForestLake AfarHappy OutlookMt. MistralShimmer Hill
Lost WildernessMidnight ForestZero Isle NorthZero Isle EastZero Isle West
Zero Isle SouthFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Zero Isle CenterDestiny TowerOblivion ForestTreacherous WatersSoutheastern IslandsInferno Cave
Star CaveSky Peak Mountain PathMurky ForestEastern CaveFortune RavineSpring Cave
Southern JungleBoulder QuarryLeft Cave PathRight Cave PathLimestone CavernBarren Valley
Dark WastelandSpacial CliffsDark Ice MountainIcicle ForestVast Ice Mountain
Demo only:
Little PlainsMt. ClearChallenge RiverTrial ForestGuiding SeaHidden Shopkeeper Village

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