The Altering Cave

The Altering Cave (へんげのどうくつ Altering Cave) is a cave found in the Sevii Islands and Hoenn.

In FireRed and LeafGreen, in the Sevii Islands, the cave is found on Outcast Island, found north of Six Island. In Emerald, in the Hoenn region, it is found on Route 103 on the east bank of the inlet that passes through the center of the route. However, unlike in in FireRed and LeafGreen, the cave appears only after the player makes it to the Hall of Fame. Also, the interior of the Altering Cave in Emerald differs from the one in FireRed and LeadGreen.

For normal circumstances only Zubat, ranging from levels six to sixteen, are found in the cave, but by receiving a Mystery Gift through the "Wonder Spot" event sponsored by Nintendo, the area of Pokémon will be "altered". However, the event was never held so the event only Pokémon could never be found here. There are also no trainers to be found in the cave. The reason that the event was never held was because the function of trades already allowed others to trade from other games so they removed the event. Although, the reason they did not remove Altering Cave is still a mystery.



Wild Pokémon
Pokémon Games Level Rate
041.png Zubat FR/LG/E 6-16 100%
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Unreleased Event

Wild Pokémon
Pokémon Games Level Rate
179.png Mareep FR/LG/E 3-13 100%
228.png Houndour FR/LG/E 12-20 100%
204.png Pineco FR/LG/E 19-29 100%
190.png Aipom FR/LG/E 18-28 100%
213.png Shuckle FR/LG/E 18-28 100%
216.png Teddiursa FR/LG/E 18-28 100%
234.png Stantler FR/LG/E 18-28 100%
235.png Smeargle FR/LG/E 18-28 100%
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Names in other languages

Language Name
English Altering Cave
Spanish Cueva Cambiante
Italian Grotta Mutevole
French Grotte Métamo
German Wandelhöhle
Japanese へんげのどうくつ
Korean 요괴의 굴
Simplified Chinese 變化洞窟
Traditional Chinese 变化洞窟
Vietnamese Hang Biến Hóa


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