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Cave of Origin

Vincent Lau

The place where you'll have your fateful confrontation with "Groudon" IconGroudon or "Kyogre" IconKyogre.

Pokémon Encounters

Name Type Location Encounter Rate
"Golbat" IconGolbat Poison/Flying Cave 69%
Mawhile (OR) Steel/Fairy Cave 31%
"Sableye" IconSableye (AS) Ghost/Dark Cave 31%
"Zubat" IconZubat Poison/Flying Horde 100%

Pokémon Evaluations

There are a few good Poké’s in the Cave of Origin - other than your legendary, of course! "Mawile" IconMawile and "Sableye" IconSableye are the version-exclusive (OR and AS, respectively) main ones to look at.

"Mawile" IconMawile is mostly used for its Mega Evolution, which is highly powerful due to its Huge Power ability. You should already have the Mawilite for "Mawile" IconMawile’s Mega, too.

"Sableye" IconSableye can now Mega Evolve as well, but it’s better known for trolling other Pokémon with its its Prankster ability (typically with Will-O-Wisp) and is notorious for popularizing the “SwagPlay” technique: that is, using Swagger, then Foul Play to capitalize on the target’s increased Attack.


Go along the path before you into the next area. There, round to the northeast side of the area and proceed downward.


Here, go southeast using the Dowsing Machine to get a Revive , then continue along down to the next area.

B2F and B3F

It’s a linear path here, too, just keep going as the earthquakes increase in magnitude.


Approach head northwest here and you’ll get into the Aqua/Magma Suit and will fit it out with the Blue/Red Orb. Soon thereafter, "Kyogre" IconKyogre/Groudon will arise. Archie/Maxie will call over on it, telling you to jump onto its back. What?

Despite that, you don "Kyogre" IconKyogre/Groudon much as you would a pimped-out horse and head into Hoenn’s Core. Even your PokéNav Plus begins to malfucntion from the electromagnetic and thermal radiation.

Save your game as soon as you can, then approach "Kyogre" IconKyogre/Groudon to the northeast. Once you get as close as you can, press the A button to begin the battle!

Legendary Pokémon

Name Type Abilities Version
Primal "Groudon" IconGroudon Ground/Fire Desolate Land OR
Primal "Kyogre" IconKyogre Water Primordial Sea AS

While it is true that you can rebattle the legendary Pokémon, it will be after the Elite Four, hence why we recommended you save as having a legendary - especially one as powerful as a Primal - will put you at a huge advantage in the later game.

Still, despite this, the capture techniques remain the same. If it all comes down to it, you can always just use the Master Ball , though that’s better saved for something harder to catch. The ideal situations would be to either cause Paralyze or Sleep on the target.

Paralysis will be harder to induce on Primal "Groudon" IconGroudon, though, so Sleep can work well too. Point is, status and thereby inhibit to begin with. From there, simply hit it with low-power moves it resists, or, better yet, lots of False Swipe ; the latter cannot KO and may even proceed faster.

Whichever way of lowering HP is up to you; Poison/Burn also works, but comes with problems if you fail to capture. It’s really just the generic catching process: lower HP or status, do the other, throw Ultra Balls.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
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  • Guide Release
    28 November 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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Relive your adventures in Hoenn or start a brand new journey with this re-imagining of a much-loved game. Collect and battle your way to the Pokemon League for the right to challenge the Elite Four. Hunt legendary Pokemon, breed them and become the best Pokemon Master you can be with the help of our guide!

  • A full walkthrough for all badges and the Pokemon League challenges.
  • Side quest information on legendary Pokemon and the different Routes and Caves.
  • Information on breeding, Pokemon Contests, the Battle Maison and much more!
  • Full-color screenshots throughout and useful tips to help you along the way.
  • Comparisons between the original game and remake.

Updates (Aug 2016):

  • Added Encounter Rates to Wild Pokémon table lists as well as general locations making it easier to find your favorite Pokémon.
  • Fixed some formatting issues and general editing.
  • Expanded Introduction with loads of new information.
  • Restructured Extra Activities section (at the end) for easier navigation and reading.

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