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Sunlit Cavern

Vincent Lau

This page outlines all the wild Pokémon you can encounter in Sunlit Cavern in the Grand Underground.

(1 of 2) Sunlit Cavern.

Sunlit Cavern. (left), TM81 X-Scissor. (right)

Sunlit Cavern is a large hideaway located near the south-west corner of the Grand Underground. It’s functionally the same as a Grassland Cave, but the rare spawns are from a Rocky Cave.

How to Reach Sunlit Cavern

Sunlit Cavern is located in the south-west sector accessible via Floaroma Town and all the areas before it. The quickest way to reach the cavern is from Route 207.

Item Locations

Item Location
TM81 X-Scissor Near the center, below a big tree.

Wild Pokémon

Available From the Start

Pokémon Type Notes
399.png"Bidoof" IconBidoof pokemonbdspnormal17.png -
406.png"Budew" IconBudew pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png -
427.png"Buneary" IconBuneary pokemonbdspnormal17.png -
268.png"Cascoon" IconCascoon pokemonbdspbug17.png Shining Pearl only
420.png"Cherubi" IconCherubi pokemonbdspgrass17.png -
415.png"Combee" IconCombee pokemonbdspbug17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png -
401.png"Kricketot" IconKricketot pokemonbdspbug17.png -
66.png"Machop" IconMachop pokemonbdspfighting17.png -
198.png"Murkrow" IconMurkrow pokemonbdspdark17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png Brilliant Diamond only
315.png"Roselia" IconRoselia pokemonbdspgrass17.pngpokemonbdsppoison17.png -
403.png"Shinx" IconShinx pokemonbdspelectric17.png -
266.png"Silcoon" IconSilcoon pokemonbdspbug17.png Brilliant Diamond only
265.png"Wurmple" IconWurmple pokemonbdspbug17.png -
41.png"Zubat" IconZubat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png -

Rare Spawns

Pokémon Type Notes
207.png"Gligar" IconGligar pokemonbdspground17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png Brilliant Diamond only
111.png"Rhyhorn" IconRhyhorn pokemonbdsprock17.pngpokemonbdspground17.png -
216.png"Teddiursa" IconTeddiursa pokemonbdspnormal17.png Shining Pearl only

Available After Obtaining Strength

Pokémon Type Notes
400.png"Bibarel" IconBibarel pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspwater17.png -
42.png"Golbat" IconGolbat pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png -
163.png"Hoothoot" IconHoothoot pokemonbdspnormal17.pngpokemonbdspflying17.png -
435.png"Skuntank" IconSkuntank pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspdark17.png Brilliant Diamond only
434.png"Stunky" IconStunky pokemonbdsppoison17.pngpokemonbdspdark17.png Brilliant Diamond only

Available After Obtaining Defog

Pokémon Type Notes
67.png"Machoke" IconMachoke pokemonbdspfighting17.png -
446.png"Munchlax" IconMunchlax pokemonbdspnormal17.png -
432.png"Purugly" IconPurugly pokemonbdspnormal17.png Shining Pearl only

Available After Icicle Badge

Pokémon Type Notes
431.png"Glameow" IconGlameow pokemonbdspnormal17.png Shining Pearl only
404.png"Luxio" IconLuxio pokemonbdspelectric17.png -

Available After National Pokédex


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    Pokemon Company International
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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    23 April 2022
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This strategy guide for Pokémon Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl contains all the information Pokémon trainers will need to complete the game and catch every single Pokémon!

In this remake of the classic Pokémon Diamond & Pearl, you’ll journey through the mystical Sinnoh region to become a Pokémon master. Along the way, you’ll confront the scheming Team Galactic and witness the awesome power of the Legendary Dialga or Palkia.

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  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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