Verdant Cavern

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Verdant Cavern みの洞窟
Verdant Cavern
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
Verdant Cavern SM.png
Map description: A cave with a great variety of plants thriving inside it. The light shafting in from above makes for a breathtaking sight.
Location: Route 2
Region: Alola
Generations: VII
Alola Verdant Cavern Map.png
Location of Verdant Cavern in Alola.
Pokémon world locations

Verdant Cavern (Japanese: みの洞窟 Verdant Cavern) is a location on Melemele Island in Alola, located in the northeastern portion of Route 2. It is the location of the trial of Ilima.

Trial

The trial begins as soon as the player enters Verdant Cavern; however, they can leave at any time, although this will reset the trial. Once the trial guide has stepped aside to grant access to the Totem's Den, the player can leave at any time without resetting the trial.

In this trial, the player must find and battle two YungoosSUS/Alolan RattataMUM and a GumshoosSUS/an Alolan RaticateMUM. Along the way, the player will face two Team Skull Grunts and battle one of them; once defeated, the two grunts will unwittingly help the player finish the trial. Despite not officially being part of the trial, the grunts act as if they are, resetting when the trial is reset.

In the battle with the Totem Pokémon, it will call its ally on its first turn; once the ally is defeated, the Totem Pokémon cannot call it again.

After defeating the Totem Pokémon, the player will be greeted by Ilima for completing the trial and will receive a Normalium Z as a reward. After completing the trial, wild Pokémon will appear in Verdant Cavern as both ambush encounters and cave tile encounters.

Trial Pokémon and Trainers

Trial Site

Pokémon Sun and Ultra Sun
 
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Strong Jaw
Held item:
  None  
Yungoos/ Lv.11
Sand Attack
Ground Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
Hyper Fang
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
 
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Strong Jaw
Held item:
  None  
Yungoos/ Lv.11
Sand Attack
Ground Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
 
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Adaptability
Held item:
  None  
Gumshoos/ Lv.11
Sand Attack
Ground Status
Bite
Dark Physical
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Leer
Normal Status
Pokémon Moon and Ultra Moon
 
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Gluttony
Held item:
  None  
Rattata/ Lv.11
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Hyper Fang
Normal Physical
Tackle
Normal Physical
 
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Gluttony
Held item:
  None  
Rattata/ Lv.11
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Tackle
Normal Physical
 
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Gluttony
Held item:
  None  
Raticate/ Lv.11
Focus Energy
Normal Status
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Tackle
Normal Physical



Totem's Den

Pokémon Sun
Totem Gumshoos Ally Yungoos
Aura: +1 Defense
 
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Adaptability
Held item:
  Pecha Berry
Gumshoos Lv.12
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Bite
Dark Physical
Leer
Normal Status
Scary Face
Normal Status
 
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Stakeout
Held item:
  None  
Yungoos/ Lv.10
Leer
Normal Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
Pursuit
Dark Physical
Bide
Normal Physical
Pokémon Moon
Totem Raticate Ally Rattata
Aura: +1 Defense
 
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Gluttony
Held item:
  Pecha Berry
Raticate Lv.12
Bite
Dark Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Scary Face
Normal Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
 
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Hustle
Held item:
  None  
Rattata/ Lv.10
Tackle
Normal Physical
Focus Energy
Normal Status
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Pokémon Ultra Sun
Totem Gumshoos Ally Yungoos
Aura: +1 Defense
 
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Adaptability
Held item:
  Pecha Berry
Gumshoos Lv.12
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Bite
Dark Physical
Tackle
Normal Physical
Scary Face
Normal Status
 
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Stakeout
Held item:
  None  
Yungoos/ Lv.10
Leer
Normal Status
Tackle
Normal Physical
Pursuit
Dark Physical
Odor Sleuth
Normal Status
Pokémon Ultra Moon
Totem Raticate Ally Rattata
Aura: +1 Defense
 
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Gluttony
Held item:
  Pecha Berry
Raticate Lv.12
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Bite
Dark Physical
Fury Swipes
Normal Physical
Scary Face
Normal Status
 
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Hustle
Held item:
  None  
Rattata/ Lv.10
Tackle
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Quick Attack
Normal Physical
Pursuit
Dark Physical

Post-game

In Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, after receiving Ilima's Normalium Z in Hau'oli City, the player can re-enter Totem's Den and interact with the pedestal to initiate a one-time rematch against the Totem Pokémon.

In the rematch with the Totem Pokémon, it will continuously call more allies, regardless of how many the player has defeated.

Pokémon Ultra Sun
Totem Gumshoos Ally Yungoos
Aura: Atk., Def., Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., Spd. +2
 
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Adaptability
Held item:
  Chople Berry
Gumshoos Lv.60
Hyper Fang
Normal Physical
Ice Fang
Ice Physical
Protect
Normal Status
Crunch
Dark Physical
 
Type:
Normal Unknown
Ability:
Stakeout
Held item:
  None  
Yungoos/ Lv.58
Yawn
Normal Status
Mud-Slap
Ground Physical
Torment
Dark Status
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Pokémon Ultra Moon
Totem Raticate Ally Rattata
Aura: Atk., Def., Sp. Atk., Sp. Def., Spd. +2
 
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Gluttony
Held item:
  Chople Berry
Raticate Lv.60
Hyper Fang
Normal Physical
Throat Chop
Dark Physical
Protect
Normal Status
Double Team
Normal Status
 
Types:
Dark Normal
Ability:
Hustle
Held item:
  None  
Rattata/ Lv.58
Super Fang
Normal Physical
Tail Whip
Normal Status
Torment
Dark Status
Crunch
Dark Physical

Items

Trial Site

Item Location Games
  Super Potion Southeast corner, near the entrance  S  M  US  UM 
  Revive South of the mossy rock in front of the second den (hidden)  S  M  US  UM 
  TM31 (Brick Break) At the top of the ledge northwest of the entrance  S  M  US  UM 
  Super Potion Northeast corner, through the tunnel  S  M  US  UM 
  X Defense West side of the cavern, south of the western den  S  M  US  UM 

Dropped after ambush encounters

Sometimes, after a Pokémon from a dirt cloud is defeated or caught, it will drop an item.

Item Location Games
  Oran Berry Sometimes dropped by Pokémon from dirt clouds  S  M  US  UM 
  Sitrus Berry Sometimes dropped by Pokémon from dirt clouds  S  M  US  UM 

Zygarde Cube

Item Location Games
  Zygarde Cell Next to the northeastern den  S  M 

Totem's Den

Item Location Games
  Normalium Z Reward for completing the trial  S  M  US  UM 
  Great Ball ×10 From Ilima after completing the trial  S  M  US  UM 
  Energy Root On the land jutting out over the edge (requires Tauros Charge) (hidden)  S  M  US  UM 
  TM46 (Thief) At the top of the ledge (requires Tauros Charge)  S  M  US  UM 
  Trial Guide Cap and Tee From a Trial Guide after defeating the Totem Pokémon in a rematch  US  UM 

Pokémon

Prior to completing the trial, wild Pokémon do not appear in Verdant Cavern (except trial Pokémon).

Pokémon Sun and Moon

Trial Site

In Pokémon Moon, four Pheromosa can appear here during the second Ultra Beast mission, initiated by speaking to Looker on Route 8 after becoming Champion. They have an aura that gives them +2 Speed stages.

  Pokémon     Allies     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
  Zubat S M
  Cave
8-11 70%
  Diglett
Alolan Form
  Diglett S M
  Cave
8-11 30%
Ambush encounters
  Rattata
Alolan Form
  Rattata S M
  Dirt cloud
11 100%
  Yungoos
  Yungoos S M
  Dirt cloud
11 100%
Special Pokémon
  Pheromosa
N/A S M
  Cave
60 Four
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon

Trial Site

  Pokémon     Allies     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
  Zubat US UM
  Cave
8-11 35%
  Diglett
Alolan Form
  Diglett US UM
  Cave
8-11 35%
  Noibat
  Noibat US UM
  Cave
8-11 30%
Ambush encounters
  Rattata
Alolan Form
  Rattata US UM
  Dirt cloud
10 100%
  Yungoos
  Yungoos US UM
  Dirt cloud
10 100%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Layout

Game Cave Totem's Den
Sun
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Moon
Ultra Sun
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Ultra Moon
 

In the anime

 
Verdant Cavern in the anime

Verdant Cavern appeared in To Top a Totem!, as the site of Ash's first island trial. Wanting to ask Yungoos and Gumshoos's help in dealing with a group of Alolan Rattata and Raticate causing havoc around Melemele Island, Ash was led to the Verdant Cavern by Hala to battle Totem Gumshoos and get it to help them.

At first, Ash faced a Yungoos and Gumshoos, the Totem's ally Pokémon, which he defeated with the help of Pikachu and Rowlet. After this, Totem Gumshoos appeared, challenging Ash. It was able to defeat Rowlet, but was eventually taken down by Pikachu. As a reward for winning the battle, Totem Gumshoos gave Ash a Normalium Z and agreed to help in driving away the troublesome Rattata and Raticate. Unbeknownst to Ash and Hala, Tapu Koko secretly followed the trial as it took place.

In the TCG

The following is a list is of cards mentioning or featuring Verdant Cavern in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Ilima Su Sun & Moon   121/149 Collection Sun   058/060
 


Trivia

  • In Pokémon Moon and Pokémon Ultra Moon, when the Totem Raticate appears, Gumshoos's cry is played instead of Raticate's.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 蔥鬱洞窟 Chūngwāt Duhngfāt
Mandarin 蔥鬱洞窟 / 蔥郁洞窟 Cōngyù Dòngkū
  French Grotte Verdoyante
  German Vegetationshöhle
  Hungarian Zöldellő Barlang
  Italian Grotta Sottobosco
  Korean 우거진 동굴 Ugeojin Donggul
  Russian Изумрудная Пещера Izumrudnaya Peshchera
  Spanish Cueva Sotobosque



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