Volcano Cave

Volcano Cave かざんのどうくつ
Volcano Cave
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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Map description: The prime tourist destination on the island of Boyleland. Its cave is filled with pool and rivers of roiling magma. Many kinds of Fire-group Pokémon live here.
Location: North of Boyleland
Region: Almia
Generations: IV
Volcano Cave Ranger2 map.png
Location of Volcano Cave in Almia.
Pokémon world locations

Volcano Cave (Japanese: かざんのどうくつ Volcano Cave) is the group of caves in Boyle Volcano (Japanese: ボイルかざん Boyle Volcano) in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. The cave, located on Boyleland, is the only place where the player can ride Torkoal. The player must come here twice during the game's main storyline, first to rescue Barlow, then again later to obtain the Red Gem.

There are two entrances into the volcano, one to the west and another on the eastern side. The east entrance is locked until the player arrives to secure the Red Gem, at which point the village elder unlocks it and permits entry. There are many Fire and Rock-type Pokémon living inside the cave. As the cave is inside a volcano, there is lava everywhere and the primary method of getting around is either by being carried by Drifloon (west entrance) and Drifblim (east entrance) or by riding on Torkoal.


Pokémon Poké Assist Field
  Charmander   Fire  
  Charmeleon   Fire  
  Charizard *   Fire  
  Pikachu   Recharge  
  Raichu   Recharge  
  Graveler   Rock  
  Ponyta   Fire  
  Rapidash   Fire  
  Muk   Poison  
  Hypno   Psychic  
  Rhyhorn   Ground  
  Rhydon   Ground  
  Kangaskhan *   Normal  
  Magmar   Fire  
  Flareon   Fire  
  Slugma   Fire  
  Magcargo   Fire  
  Pelipper   Water  
  Hariyama   Fighting  
  Lairon   Steel  
  Aggron   Steel  
  Torkoal   Fire  
  Shuppet   Ghost  
  Bagon   Dragon  
  Shelgon   Dragon  
  Infernape *   Fire  
  Gastrodon   Water  
  Drifloon   Ghost  
  Drifblim   Ghost  
  Stunky   Poison  
  Gible *   Dragon  
  Snover *   Ice  
  Magmortar *   Fire  
  Heatran *   Fire  


This is the quest which can be found at Volcano Cave:

Snover's Mysterious Presence
Boyle Volcano
  New Partner Pokémon
It's hard to believe, but I saw a Snover in
Volcano Cave, toward the east side.
I don't think anyone can get to it on foot, but
a Ranger can, right?
It appeared to be suffering from the heat...


  • Volcano Cave is the only location of one of the Tears of Princes that does not require the player to perform a Target Clear to gain entry.
    • It is also the only location of the three to have been previously visited by the player over the course of the story.

In other languages

Volcano Cave

Language Title
  French Grotte Volcanique
  German Vulkanhöhle
  Italian Grotta Vulcanica
  Spanish Cueva Volcán

Boyle Volcano

Language Title
  French Volcan de Terruptive
  German Brodelvulkan
  Italian Vulcano Caldonio
  Spanish Volcán de Hervia

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Aquatic areas
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Open areas
Vien ForestAltru ParkPeril CliffsChroma HighlandsHia ValleyHaruba Desert
Other areas
Ranger SchoolRanger UnionMarine CaveAltru BuildingVolcano CaveCargo ShipChroma Ruins
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