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Pokémon: Brilliant Diamond & Shining Pearl

Wayward Cave (Encounters & Items)

Vincent Lau

This is a walkthrough for Wayward Cave, including what Pokémon you can encounter and items you can find.

Where to Find Flash

(1 of 2) The inside of Wayward Cave is pitch-black.

The inside of Wayward Cave is pitch-black. (left), You can use Flash to light up the area. (right)

As soon as you enter the Wayward Cave, you’ll discover it’s pitch black inside. To proceed, we highly recommend having a Pokémon use Flash. You can teach Flash via TM70 Flash, obtained from the basement of Oreburgh Gate or by purchasing it from the 3rd floor of the Veilstone City Department Store.

Secret Entrance

Besides the obvious main entrance, located to the right of the cycling road, there’s a hidden entrance underneath the road. From the main entrance, walk south a bit until you’re near the northernmost tree. Then go west underneath the road. Just before you emerge from the road, go north while underneath the road.

This hidden entrance will lead you to a small, isolated area with stairs leading to the basement of the cave. However, to get to the stairs, you need to use HM Strength to push aside the boulders.

Pokémon Trainer Mira (Ally)

(1 of 2) Oops, how did Mira get in here in the first place?

Oops, how did Mira get in here in the first place? (left), Mira will assist with Kadabra during battles. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
64.pngKadabra 18 pokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png

When you reach the north-eastern corner of the first floor, you’ll tag along with Mira, a little girl who’s lost. While Mira is present, all wild Pokémon encounters will feature two Pokémon at once, with Mira assisting as Player 2. Likewise, Mira will assist as Player 2 during Double Battles with other trainers.

As an extra bonus, Mira will fully restore your party after every single fight. So this is a great chance for some hardcore training! Mira will permanently leave when you reach the entrance of the cave. You cannot use Escape Rope while Mira is present.


Map (1F)

Map of Wayward Cave (1F).

Wild Pokémon - Ground

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
436.pngBronzor pokemon_bdsp_steel17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png 40%
74.pngGeodude pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 15%
41.pngZubat pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 45%

Item Locations (1F)

Item Location
Potion Near the center. Hidden among the rocks east from the 2nd breakable boulder.
Super Potion Hidden among the rocks below Hiker Reginald and Lorenzo.
TM32 Double Team Towards the south-west. Past Lass Cassidy and Youngster Wayne.
Rare Candy Towards the north-west. Past Camper Diego and Picnicker Tori.
Escape Rope Middle of the path, after heading east, then south along the northernmost path.
Burn Heal Towards the east. Hidden among the rocks past Picnicker Ana and Camper Parker.
Potion Hidden among the rocks south from the junction leading to Picnicker Ana and Camper Parker.
Tiny Mushroom Towards the south-east. Hidden among the rocks past Collector Terry and Ruin Maniac Gerald.
Nugget Towards the north-east. Hidden among the rocks below Mina.
TM26 Earthquake In isolated room accessible by going through the basement.

Hiker Reginald

Pokémon Level Type
74.pngGeodude 15 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png
66.pngMachop 15 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.png

Hiker Lorenzo

Pokémon Level Type
95.pngOnix 17 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png

Lass Cassidy

Pokémon Level Type
427.pngBuneary 17 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

Youngster Wayne

Pokémon Level Type
399.pngBidoof 13 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png
41.pngZubat 14 pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png
190.pngAipom 15 pokemon_bdsp_normal17.png

Picnicker Tori

Pokémon Level Type
266.pngSilcoon 15 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
267.pngBeautifly 15 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png

Camper Diego

Pokémon Level Type
268.pngCascoon 13 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.png
269.pngDustox 17 pokemon_bdsp_bug17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Picnicker Ana

Pokémon Level Type
307.pngMeditite 17 pokemon_bdsp_fighting17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png

Camper Parker

Pokémon Level Type
418.pngBuizel 15 pokemon_bdsp_water17.png
403.pngShinx 15 pokemon_bdsp_electric17.png

Collector Terry

Pokémon Level Type
92.pngGastly 12 pokemon_bdsp_ghost17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
92.pngGastly 13 pokemon_bdsp_ghost17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png
92.pngGastly 17 pokemon_bdsp_ghost17.pngpokemon_bdsp_poison17.png

Ruin Maniac Gerald

Pokémon Level Type
74.pngGeodude 15 pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png
436.pngBronzor 17 pokemon_bdsp_steel17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png


Map (B1F)

Map of Wayward Cave (B1F).

As outlined near the beginning of this page, the only way to reach the basement level is by entering via the secret entrance. You’ll also need HM Strength to push the boulders blocking the path to the stairs. Unlike the ground floor, the basement doesn’t require Flash.

To navigate the basement, you’ll need to masterfully utilize the Bicycle to speed over the mini-ramps. If there’s not enough space to gain momentum in a straight line, remember that you can maintain momentum when turning corners, so long as you don’t bump into something.

Wild Pokémon - Ground

Pokémon Type Encounter Rate
436.pngBronzor pokemon_bdsp_steel17.pngpokemon_bdsp_psychic17.png 40%
74.pngGeodude pokemon_bdsp_rock17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 10%
443.pngGible pokemon_bdsp_dragon17.pngpokemon_bdsp_ground17.png 15%
41.pngZubat pokemon_bdsp_poison17.pngpokemon_bdsp_flying17.png 35%

Item Locations (B1F)

(To be added.)

Where to Find Gible

Outside of the Grand Underground, Wayward Cave is the only place to find Gible. Fortunately, the encounter rate isn’t too bad: 15%. However, you’ll only run into Gible in the basement, not the ground floor.


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    29 October 2021
  • Last Updated
    27 November 2021
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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.

The current pre-release version of our guide contains:

  • Tips for Adventuring in Sinnoh.
  • Tips for Pokémon battling.
  • An introduction to the Grand Underground.
  • An introduction to Super Contest Shows.

The finished version of our guide will contain:

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    – Strategies for defeating the Gym Leaders and Elite Four.
    – Wild Pokémon and item locations for each route and dungeon.
  • A full breakdown of the Grand Underground.
    – All the Pokémon that inhabit the Hideways.
    – Information for all the treasure you can dig up.
  • A full guide for Super Contest Shows.
    – How to cook the best quality Poffins.
  • Explanation of advanced mechanics, such as IVs and EVs.
  • How to breed Pokémon.
  • A detailed Sinnoh region Pokédex.

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