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Destiny Cavern

Destiny Cavern - Main Section

The start of the game for a couple of years, until the addition of the Summoner's Platform. This is the area where the player chooses his or her Pokémon starter. Each crystal signifies which Pokémon cavern type it leads to. There are a total of 31 starters to pick from.

Starters

  • Fire Cavern
  • Grass Cavern
  • Water Cavern
  • Hero Cavern

 Below are the lists of all the current starter Pokémon and the locations they're available in outside of Destiny Cavern, if any.
  

Fire Cavern

Icon Pokémon Location
004 Charmander Inferno Volcano
155 Cyndaquil Inferno Volcano
255 Torchic Stark Volcanic Woods
390 Chimchar Sunrise Temple
498 Tepig Harmonic Tower
653 Fennekin Mystic Coven
0-a Litten Holiday Cave


Grass Cavern

Icon Pokémon Location
001 Bulbasaur Mysterious Jungle
152 Chikorita Mysterious Jungle
252 Treecko Mysterious Jungle
387 Turtwig Rocky Ravine
495 Snivy Harmonic Tower
650 Chespin Verdure Bluff
0-a Rowlet Holiday Cave


Water Cavern

Icon Pokémon Location
007 Squirtle Crescent Islet
158 Totodile Seafloor Ruins
258 Mudkip Boggy Wastes
393 Piplup Seafloor Ruins

Iceberg Frigid Waters

501 Oshawott Harmonic Tower
656 Froakie Sunken Gardens
0-a Popolio Holiday Cave


Hero Cavern

Icon Pokémon Location
446 Munchlax Gritty Hollow
447 Riolu Snowveil Den

Snowveil Lair

403 Shinx Sky Fortress
025 Pikachu Sky Fortress
052 Meowth Jailbreak Tunnel
037 Vulpix Inferno Volcano

Harmonic Tower

175 Togepi Mt. Moon

Sky Fortress

300 Skitty Mt. Moon
280 Ralts Sky Fortress
104 Cubone Marowak Training Dojo


Into the Crystal

After stepping into the crystal, the player awakens in a wooded map leading to the tutorial in Exbel Woods.


Trivia

Old Destiny Cavern

Old Destiny Cavern.

  • Destiny Cavern used to act as the place where players first appeared upon starting a new character. Since then, new sections were added before and after this area in order to slowly ease players into the game.
  • The tutorial is skipped completely if /giveup is done when a sprite is picked.
  • In 2011, the individual chambers used to use the same tiles as the main chamber.
  • The area before Destiny Cavern is called Summoner's Platform
  • Before the January 2019 update, Abra, Natu, Meditite, Rhyhorn, Phanpy, Hippopotas, Pachirisu, and Mareep were all starter Pokémon.
    • Togepi--and the rest of its Family--are now Fairy-type, but it was still included as a Normal-type Starter.
    • Additionally, the area comprised of 7 areas consisting of 4 Pokémon from certain types.