Western Cave

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← Mt. Faraway
Western Cave
Northern Range →
Western Cave 西洞窟
Western Cave
Western Cave RTRB.png
Basic info
Floors: 99RB/20RTDX
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: NoneRB/PsychicRTDX
Boss: Mewtwo
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Allowed
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 3

Western Cave (Japanese: 西洞窟 Western Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX that contains 99RB/20RTDX floors. It is home to Mewtwo.

The day after Ho-Oh is recruited from Mt. Faraway, Blastoise and Charizard will return from a failed expedition to this dungeon, having been defeated by an unseen Pokémon. Western Cave will then be unlocked for exploration.

Gameplay

Generation III

In the original games, HM Surf is required to enter this dungeon. Keys and stat-boosting health drinks can be found on the ground. The Beauty Scarf can be found on B59F, and requires a Key to obtain. If the player already has one, it will be replaced by Link Cable. There is a chance of finding Kecleon Shops from B20F onwards. There are no hidden items.

The default weather effect for floors 5, 15, 18, 21, 27, 40, 45, 56, 59, 66, 84 and 95 is sunny; for floors 7, 20, 32, 46, 57, 68, 79 and 89, cloudy; and for floors 11, 24, 36 and 53, rain. On floors 50 to 60, sandstorms can happen due to Tyranitar's Sand Stream.

Additionally, all floors are shrouded in heavy darkness, limiting field of view in hallways to just one tile.

Pokémon encountered

Generation III

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Murkrow 1-2 29 7.2%
  Butterfree 1-3 35 Unrecruitable
  Beedrill 1-3 35 Unrecruitable
  Venonat 1-3 34 11.4%
  Snubbull 1-3 25 8.1%
  Ekans 3-5 33 12.4%
  Meowth 3-6 29 12%
  Smeargle 4-6 25 6.8%
  Bellossom 4-7 25 Unrecruitable
  Venomoth 6-10 24 Unrecruitable
  Exploud 6-12 25 Unrecruitable
  Primeape 8-13 31 Unrecruitable
  Igglybuff 10-13 35 11.3%
  Tauros 10-16 34 7.9%
  Miltank 10,20,30,40,
50-53,60-98
30 8.7%
  Shiftry 12-20 35 -30%
  Kangaskhan 13-19 36 7.6%
  Espeon 14-18 28 Unrecruitable
  Arbok 14-19 35 Unrecruitable
  Dodrio 15-19 35 Unrecruitable
  Ivysaur 19-27 30 -19%
  Umbreon 20-26 30 Unrecruitable
  Bayleef 20-27 30 -19%
  Pinsir 21-28 29 8.3%
  Aggron 21-30 34 Unrecruitable
  Persian 28-36 28 Unrecruitable
  Swalot 30-39 34 Unrecruitable
  Hariyama 31-38 35 Unrecruitable
  Lickitung 37-44 36 8.6%
  Grovyle 38-49 20 -19%
  Blaziken 38-49 30 Unrecruitable
  Skarmory 40-49 55 6.8%
  Absol 40-49 45 6.8%
  Feraligatr 49-58 32 -33.9%
  Venusaur 50-59 50 Unrecruitable
  Alakazam 50-59 50 Unrecruitable
  Tyranitar 50-60 50 Unrecruitable
  Arcanine 60-69 45 Unrecruitable
  Typhlosion 62-68 35 Unrecruitable
  Sceptile 69-78 26 Unrecruitable
  Ninetales 70-79 50 Unrecruitable
  Swampert 79-88 37 -33.9%
  Machamp 80-88 45 Unrecruitable
  Meganium 80-88 25 Unrecruitable
  Steelix 87-91 38 Unrecruitable
  Charizard 89-98 40 Unrecruitable
  Blastoise 89-98 38 -33.9%
  Mewtwo 99 40 99.9% Boss
Mewtwo cannot be recruited the first time this dungeon is completed.

Generation VIII

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Reason: Fainted Pokémon and Mystery Houses
Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Wynaut 1-3 60 8.2%
  Girafarig 1-4 60 8.2%
  Drowzee 1-5 60 8.2%
  Natu 1-5 60 8.2%
  Spoink 1-5 60 8.2%
  Beldum 1-5 60 14.4%
  Jynx 1-6 60 8.2%
  Ralts 1-6 60 1.6%
  Abra 1-8 60 8.2%
  Smeargle 4-7 60 8.2%
  Meditite 4-8 60 14.4%
  Mr. Mime 7-12 60 8.2%
  Metang 8-12 60 10.8%
  Lunatone 8-10 60 10.8%
  Medicham 9-13 60 14.4%
  Hypno 9-14 60 8.2%
  Wobbuffet 11-16 60 8.2%
  Kirlia 10-15 60 8.2%
  Spinda 10-17 60 8.2%
  Chimecho 12-17 60 10.8%
  Kadabra 13-19 60 8.2%
  Grumpig 16-19 60 8.2%
  Claydol 16-19 60 10.8%
  Mewtwo 20 70 100% Boss
Fainted Pokémon
  Ekans 2-19 62 100%
  Muk 2-19 64 100%
  Pineco 2-19 64 100%
  Snubbull 2-19 62 100%
  Heracross 2-19 64 100%
  Miltank 2-19 64 100%
  Crawdaunt 2-19 ?? 100%
  Honchkrow 2-19 64 100%
  Chingling 2-19 64 100%
  Happiny 2-19 64 100%
  Mantyke 2-19 64 100%
  Yanmega 2-19 ?? 100%
Mystery House
  Wigglytuff 13 60 100%
  Azumarill 14 60 100%
  Granbull 9 60 100%
  Miltank 10 60 100%
  Blissey 10 60 100%
  Celebi ?? ?? 100%  *
  Togekiss 10 60 100%
Strong Foe*
  Zangoose 1-19 60 Unrecruitable
-6.4% 
Mewtwo will Mega Evolve into one of its Mega Evolutions after enough damage is dealt.
Shiny Zangoose can only be recruited with a Friend Bow.

Items

Generation III

Western Cave

Item Floors
  4-274 Poké 1-98F
  Cheri Berry 1-98F
  Oran Berry 1-98F
  Pecha Berry 1-98F
  Rawst Berry 1-98F
  Blast Seed 1-98F
  Heal Seed 1-98F
  Reviver Seed 1-98F
  Sleep Seed 1-98F
  Totter Seed 1-98F
  Max Elixir 1-98F
  Protein 10-98F
  Calcium 10-98F
  Iron 10-98F
  Zinc 10-98F
  Key 1-98F
In the locked chamber
  Beauty Scarf 59F
  Link Cable 59F

Monster House

Item Floors
  Poké 1-98F
  Aerial Ace 1-98F
  Attract 1-98F
  Brick Break 1-98F
  Bullet Seed 1-98F
  Calm Mind 1-98F
  Dig 1-98F
  Earthquake 1-98F
  Facade 1-98F
  Fire Blast 1-98F
  Flamethrower 1-98F
  Focus Punch 1-98F
  Frustration 1-98F
  Giga Drain 1-98F
  Hidden Power 1-98F
  Ice Beam 1-98F
  Light Screen 1-98F
  Psychic 1-98F
  Reflect 1-98F
  Rest 1-98F
  Return 1-98F
  Roar 1-98F
  Safeguard 1-98F
  Secret Power 1-98F
  Shadow Ball 1-98F
  Shock Wave 1-98F
  Solarbeam 1-98F
  Taunt 1-98F
  Thief 1-98F
  Thunderbolt 1-98F
  Torment 1-98F
  Toxic 1-98F
  Blowback Orb 1-98F
  Cleanse Orb 1-98F
  Escape Orb 1-98F
  Evasion Orb 1-98F
  Hurl Orb 1-98F
  Petrify Orb 1-98F
  Pounce Orb 1-98F
  Radar Orb 1-98F
  Rebound Orb 1-98F
  Rollcall Orb 1-98F
  Scanner Orb 1-98F
  Switcher Orb 1-98F
  Trawl Orb 1-98F
  Warp Orb 1-98F

Kecleon Shop

Item Floors
  Protein 20-98F
  Calcium 20-98F
  Iron 20-98F
  Zinc 20-98F
  Reviver Seed 20-98F
  Huge Apple 20-98F
  Black Gummi 20-98F
  Blue Gummi 20-98F
  Brown Gummi 20-98F
  Clear Gummi 20-98F
  Gold Gummi 20-98F
  Grass Gummi 20-98F
  Gray Gummi 20-98F
  Green Gummi 20-98F
  Orange Gummi 20-98F
  Pink Gummi 20-98F
  Purple Gummi 20-98F
  Red Gummi 20-98F
  Royal Gummi 20-98F
  Silver Gummi 20-98F
  Sky Gummi 20-98F
  White Gummi 20-98F
  Yellow Gummi 20-98F

Traps encountered

Generation III

Note: The % are approximations.

Image Trap Floor 1-98
  Explosion Trap 10.20%
  Grimy Trap 4.08%
  Mud Trap 27.21%
  PP-Zero Trap 13.61%
  Seal Trap 10.20%
  Slumber Trap 5.45%
  Spin Trap 3.40%
  Sticky Trap 13.61%
  Summon Trap 5.44%
  Warp Trap 6.80%

Other encounters

Generation III

Image Tile Floor 1-19 Floor 20-98
  Kecleon Carpet 0% 3%
  Monster House 7%

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
  French Grotte Ouest
  German Westhöhle
  Italian Grotta Ponente
  Korean 서쪽 동굴 Seojjok Donggul
  Spanish Cueva Occidental



Locations in the Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, and Rescue Team DX
Major locations
Friend Areas/Rescue team campsTeam BasePokémon SquareKecleon Shop
Kangaskhan StorageMakuhita DojoWhiscash PondLuminous CaveHill of the Ancients
Dungeons
Tiny WoodsThunderwave CaveMt. SteelSinister WoodsSilent Chasm
Mt. ThunderGreat CanyonLapis CaveRock PathMt. BlazeSnow Path
Frosty ForestMt. FreezeMagma CavernSky TowerUproar Forest
Howling ForestStormy SeaSilver TrenchMeteor CaveFiery Field
Lightning FieldNorthwind FieldMt. FarawayWestern CaveNorthern Range
Pitfall ValleyBuried RelicWish CaveMurky CaveDesert Region
Southern CavernWyvern HillSolar CaveDarknight RelicGrand Sea
Waterfall PondUnown RelicJoyous TowerFar-Off SeaPurity Forest
Oddity CaveRemains IslandMarvelous SeaFantasy Strait
Unknown DungeonRB
Illusory GrottoRTDX
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