Waterfall Cave

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Waterfall Cave たきつぼのどうくつ
Basin Cave
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Basic info
Floors: 8
Rest stops: No
Traps: No
Monster Houses: No
Main type: Water
Boss: None
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Waterfall Cave (Japanese: たきつぼのどうくつ Basin Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It has eight floors and is unlocked after beating Drowzee on Mt. Bristle, and performing Sentry Duty at the Wigglytuff Guild. This is the first dungeon to have shops in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.

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On the first visit, the hero and the partner are asked by Chatot to explore the Secret Waterfall (Japanese: ひみつのたき Secret Waterfall) as their first official exploration. When they reach the waterfall, the player has a vision of a lone Pokémon leaping through the waterfall into a hidden cave. The partner decides to trust the player, and the two leap into the waterfall to find themselves in a dungeon. Upon reaching the bottom of the dungeon, they stumble into in an alcove filled with gems and a giant gem is at the back. The partner wants to take the gem back to the guild but finds it difficult to remove. It is at this point when the hero experiences another dizzy spell and sees an image of the past. A Pokémon had pushed the gem and had accidentally set off a trap that caused a flood to wash it away. Unfortunately, the hero is too late to warn the partner Pokémon as they push the gem and trigger the flood. However, they are flushed away to the Hot Spring where they first meet Torkoal. The hero and partner later venture through Waterfall Cave in order to reach the Hot Springs much later in the game.

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Gameplay

The jobs here are ranked E-B by default, depending on the floor.

All the floors are large, with average amount of rooms varying between floors (with a chance for as few as 3 rooms, to as many as 11). Depending on the floor, the amount of items that can spawn outside of a Kecleon Shop varies from 1-4 to 3-6,. There's usually 1-2 Wonder Tiles on each floor, and 2-4 starting enemies.

The IQ Booster activates on 6th and 8th floor. The turn limit is 1000 on each floor. There is light darkness in the dungeon. The dungeon contains water.

Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Psyduck B1-B8 9-10 8.2%
  Poliwag B1-B8 9-10 6.4%
  Grimer B1-B8 9-10 6.4%
  Tangela B1-B8 10-11 6.4%
  Wooper B1-B8 10-11 8.2%
  Lotad B1-B8 10-11 6.4%
  Surskit B1-B8 11-12 6.4%
  Barboach B1-B8 11-12 8.2%
  Whiscash B5-B8 11-12 0.5%

Items

Waterfall Cave

Item Floors
  2-40TD/75S Poké B1-8F
  Power Band B1-8F
  Special Band B1-8F
  DS Twist Band B1-8F
  5 Geo Pebble B1-8F
  Apple B1-8F
  TS Blue Gummi B1-8F
  TS Grass Gummi B1-8F
  TS Orange Gummi B1-8F
  TS White Gummi B1-8F
  DS Clear Gummi B1-8F
  DS Gray Gummi B1-8F
  DS Pink Gummi B1-8F
  DS Red Gummi B1-8F
  DS Yellow Gummi B1-8F
  Cheri Berry B1-8F
  Oran Berry B1-8F
  S Oren Berry B1-8F
  Pecha Berry B1-8F
  Blast Seed B1-8F
  S Dough Seed B1-8F
  S Dropeye Seed B1-8F
  Heal Seed B1-8F
  S Reviser Seed B1-8F
  Reviver Seed B1-8F
  TS Sleep Seed B1-8F
  S Slip Seed B1-8F
  TS Stun Seed B1-8F
  S Via Seed B1-8F
  TS Warp Seed B1-8F
  DS X-Eye Seed B1-8F
  Max Elixir B1-8F
  S Mix Elixir B1-8F
  DS All-Hit Orb B1-8F
  TS Blowback Orb B1-8F
  DS Decoy Orb B1-8F
  Drought Orb B1-8F
  Escape Orb B1-8F
  DS Foe-Seal Orb B1-8F
  DS Luminous Orb B1-8F
  TS One-Shot Orb B1-8F
  TS Radar Orb B1-8F
  Rollcall Orb B1-8F
  TS Scanner Orb B1-8F
  DS Slumber Orb B1-8F
  TS Spurn Orb B1-8F
  TS Switcher Orb B1-8F
  DS Totter Orb B1-8F
  DS Transfer Orb B1-8F
  TS Warp Orb B1-8F

Kecleon Shop

Item Floors
  Cheri Berry B1-8F
  Oran Berry B1-8F
  Pecha Berry B1-8F
  Rawst Berry B1-8F
  Blast Seed B1-8F
  Heal Seed B1-8F
  Reviver Seed B1-8F
  Max Elixir B1-8F
  Apple B1-8F
  Big Apple B1-8F
  TS Blue Gummi B1-8F
  TS Grass Gummi B1-8F
  TS Orange Gummi B1-8F
  TS White Gummi B1-8F
  DS Clear Gummi B1-8F
  DS Pink Gummi B1-8F
  DS Red Gummi B1-8F
  DS Yellow Gummi B1-8F
  TS Blowback Orb B1-8F
  Drought Orb B1-8F
  Hurl Orb B1-8F
  TS One-Shot Orb B1-8F
  TS Petrify Orb B1-8F
  Rollcall Orb B1-8F
  TS Warp Orb B1-8F

Other encounters

Image Tile Floor 1-2 Floor 3-6 Floor 7-8
  Kecleon Shop 8% 9% 10%

Layout

Secret Waterfall Entrance Depths
     
 

In other languages

Waterfall Cave

Language Title
  French Grotte Cascade
  German Wasserfallhöhle
  Italian Grotta della Cascata
  Korean 용소의 동굴 Yongsoui dong-gul
  Spanish Cueva Cascada


Secret Waterfall

Language Title
  French Cascade Secrète
  German Geheimer Wasserfall
  Italian Cascata Segreta
  Korean 비밀의 폭포 Bimirui Pokpo
  Spanish Cascada Misteriosa



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
Dungeons
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:
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