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Waterfall Cave たきつぼのどうくつ
Basin Cave
Basic info
Floors: 8
Rest stops: No
Traps: No
Monster Houses: No
Main type: Water
Boss: None
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.

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Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
054 Psyduck B1-B8 9-10 8.2%
060 Poliwag B1-B8 9-10 6.4%
088 Grimer B1-B8 9-10 6.4%
114 Tangela B1-B8 10-11 6.4%
194 Wooper B1-B8 10-11 8.2%
270 Lotad B1-B8 10-11 6.4%
283 Surskit B1-B8 11-12 6.4%
339 Barboach B1-B8 11-12 8.2%
340 Whiscash B5-B8 11-12 0.5%


In Waterfall Cave, the following items can be found:

Item Floors
Poké currency.png 16-31 Poké  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Power Band  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Special Band  ??F
MDBag Scarf Sprite.png Twist Band  ??F
MDBag Geo Pebble Sprite.png Geo Pebble (5)  ??F
MDBag Apple Sprite.png Apple  ??F
MDBag Cheri Berry Sprite.png Cheri Berry  ??F
MDBag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oran Berry  ??F
MDBag Oran Berry Sprite.png Oren Berry (look-alike)  ??F
MDBag Pecha Berry Sprite.png Pecha Berry  ??F
MDBag Rawst Berry Sprite.png Rawst Berry  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Blast Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Dough Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Dropeye Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Heal Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Reviver Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Reviser Seed (look-alike)  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Sleep Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Slip Seed (look-alike)  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Stun Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Vile Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Via Seed (look-alike)  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png Warp Seed  ??F
MDBag Seed Sprite.png X-Eye Seed  ??F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Max Elixir  ??F
MDBag Health drink Sprite.png Mix Elixir (look-alike)  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png All-Hit Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Blowback Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Decoy Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Drought Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Escape Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Foe-Seal Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Luminous Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png One-Shot Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Radar Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Rollcall Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Scanner Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Slumber Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Spurn Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Switcher Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Totter Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Transfer Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Warp Orb  ??F
MDBag Blue Gummi Sprite.png Blue Gummi  ??F
MDBag Clear Gummi Sprite.png Clear Gummi  ??F
MDBag Grass Gummi Sprite.png Grass Gummi  ??F
MDBag Orange Gummi Sprite.png Orange Gummi  ??F
MDBag Pink Gummi Sprite.png Pink Gummi  ??F
MDBag Red Gummi Sprite.png Red Gummi  ??F
MDBag White Gummi Sprite.png White Gummi  ??F
MDBag Yellow Gummi Sprite.png Yellow Gummi  ??F

There seems to be no connection to items and floor.


Secret Waterfall Entrance Depths
Waterfall Cave.png Waterfall Cave ledge.png Waterfall Cave gem.png

In other languages

Waterfall Cave

Language Title
France Flag.png French Grotte Cascade
Germany Flag.png German Wasserfallhöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta della Cascata
South Korea Flag.png Korean 용소의 동굴 Yongsoui dong-gul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cueva Cascada

Secret Waterfall

Language Title
France Flag.png French Cascade Secrète
Germany Flag.png German Geheimer Wasserfall
Italy Flag.png Italian Cascata Segreta
South Korea Flag.png Korean 비밀의 폭포 Bimirui Pokpo
Spain Flag.png 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
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 South
Zero Isle WestFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Sky Peak Mountain PathStar CaveMurky ForestEastern Cave
Fortune RavineSpring CaveSouthern JungleBoulder Quarry
Left Cave PathRight Cave PathLimestone CavernBarren ValleyDark Wasteland
Spacial CliffsDark Ice MountainIcicle ForestVast Ice MountainZero Isle Center
Destiny TowerOblivion ForestTreacherous WatersSoutheastern IslandsInferno Cave
Demo only:
Little PlainsMt. ClearChallenge RiverTrial ForestGuiding SeaHidden Shopkeeper Village

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