Mineral Cavern
Entrance to Mineral Cavern









Set Level


Secret Room


Monster House


Level Range

20 to 35

Mineral Cavern, also known as MC, is a dungeon found in the southwest of Grassroot Town in Exbel. It provides the player HM Surf at the end of the dungeon, and has no boss to defeat in order to complete the dungeon. 

After completing Mineral Cavern, the players gain access to Southern Sea.

The Pokémon in this dungeon are mainly in the level range of 24-30 and are mostly Water-Types. Several recruitable Pokémon are found in this dungeon.


Mineral Cavern features compact, beige floor tiles occasionally littered with rocks with light, concrete-grey walls. Large quantities of water are found every floor, and scattered puddles are common. There is darkness in the dungeon starting from the first floor all the way to the last floor. It may occasionally rain in this dungeon, but due to Psyduck's Cloud Nine ability, the weather in Mineral Cavern is often clear.


Mineral Cave scenery

On B4F, a set piece boasting 4 siltstones in a large square room can be seen in Mineral Cavern.


Pokémon in bold are recruitable, please visit the Recruitable Pokémon page for more information.



Floor Recruitment Rate
054 Psyduck 1-8 2.1%
079 Slowpoke 1-8 12%
183 Marill 1-8 6.4%
184 Azumarill 1-8 0.5%
213 Shuckle 1-8 8.2%
341 Corphish 1-8 7.7%
422 Shellos (West Sea) 1-8 6.4%


Below is the complete list of items obtainable from Mineral Cavern. Note that items in bold are hidden items.

Item Floor Rarity Special Tile Visible
Poké 1-8 Common --- Yes
Apple 1-8 Common --- Yes
Escape Orb 1-8 Common --- Yes
Oran Berry 1-8 Common --- Yes
Oren Berry 1-8 Rare --- Yes
Leppa Berry 1-8 Common --- Yes
Pecha Berry 1-8 Uncommon --- Yes
Rainy Orb 1-8 Uncommon --- Yes
Drought Orb 1-8 Uncommon --- Yes
Grimy Food 1-8 Uncommon --- Yes
Eviolite 1-8 Rare Water No
Heart Scale 3-8 Rare Walls No

At the end of the dungeon, the player may pick up HM Surf which allows access to several dungeons such as Southern Sea once taught to a Pokémon.

Dungeon Objective


The final floor of Mineral Cavern, with HM Surf on the floor

The main objective of this dungeon is to obtain HM Surf, and gain access to Southern Sea.

This dungeon is also the first dungeon accessible for players to recruit Psyduck, Marill, Azumarill, Shuckle, Corphish, and West Sea Forme Shellos.


  • Players can continue onward to Southern Sea by exiting via the pathway southwards from Mineral Cave Opening after completing the dungeon, or alternatively warp back to the Crossroads by taking the ladder North.
  • If the player plans on going to the Southern Sea but do not have a Pokémon that can learn Surf, have a space open in your party and recruit a Water-Type Pokémon in the dungeon before exiting the dungeon.


  • This dungeon was made by the former Mapper, Dandy.


PMUniverse MC and SS!

PMUniverse MC and SS!

Playthrough of Mineral Cavern and Southern Sea