Part 25: Route 6

Main Walkthrough

Mistralton Cave Pokémon

  • Aron - Uncommon, Walking, All Seasons
  • Axew - Uncommon, Walking, All Seasons
  • Boldore - Common, Walking, All Seasons
  • Drilbur - Common, Dust Clouds, All Seasons
  • Woobat - Uncommon, Walking, All Seasons
Former home to Cobalion, legendary Pokémon extraordinaire, Mistralton Cave is now bereft of its majestic presence - but nevertheless remains a solid place to explore, as it's jammed with helpful items... as well as one Pokémon that can grow into a hideous powerhouse with some training. (Yay dragons!)

Before you enter Mistralton Cave, you're highly recommended to have a Pokémon that knows Flash. Flash is a terrible combat move, and should be put on an unused Pokémon only - but it makes navigating the darkened corridors of Mistralton Cave much easier, as it can illuminate your path. Strength is also necessary to get through the cave, though one of your Pokémon probably has it already.

Dust Clouds

If this is your first time exploring a cave in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 (entirely possible), you'll probably wonder what's up with the little dust clouds that appear as you explore. These are essentially the dungeon equivalent of rustling grass, and touching one will reveal Pokémon you aren't going to find elsewhere in the game (in this case, Drilbur). Dust clouds also have the added bonus of occasionally bestowing items upon you, however, and though these are usually colored Shards they're also occasionally Gems or, better than both, Evolutionary Stones.

First Floor

Begin by heading south. Push the first boulder you see to the right and then down into the hole so you can cross it. Run south and down the stairs and you'll be spotted by a trainer.

Hiker Shelby
  • Boldore, level 32
Reward: 1,024 P

Carry on east and you'll find another boulder to push into place. Just past it is a man blocking a cave; he offers no explanation as to why he's here, though you'll find out for yourself... eventually. Ignore him for now and continue north as far as you can go to find a Dusk Ball down a small set of stairs. Go west after this to meet a second trainer.

Hiker Jebediah
  • Onix, level 32
Reward: 1,024 P

Push the boulder next to Jebediah to create a shortcut to the front door of the cave. Check just north of him for a Yellow Shard, then a little ways west, on the ledge above the boulder, for a hidden Super Repel. South of Jebediah is the stairs to the second floor of Mistralton Cave.

Second Floor

Directly north of the stairs where you come out is a trainer just waiting for you to take a step in his direction.

Ace Trainer Geoff
  • Tirtouga, level 33
Reward: 1,980 P

There's nothing above the trainer, so go east, down the stairs, and push the first boulder you see into the hole to its right. A rock at the end of this short pathway contains a Green Shard. Go up the stairs, follow the path east, then when it splits go south. Head back west to find a Hyper Potion.

Backtrack and head north. Push the boulder to your left into the hole, then the next one to the west, to make an easy path back to the entrance. The stairs to the third floor are here, but ignore them and explore the rest of the second floor. Head back to the east wall and wander north to find a fourth trainer.

Ace Trainer Belle
  • Archen, level 33
  • Axew, level 33
Reward: 1,980 P

Climb the stairs near Belle and follow the path to the west to find a Blue Shard. Backtrack, then take the lower path west to the other end of the floor. Check the small dead end beside the ledge for a hidden Ultra Ball. Then hop down the ledge and proceed to the third floor.

Third Floor

Begin by running to the west. You'll find a Full Heal in a rock. Return to the second floor stairs, then go up the stairs to the east and grab the Escape Rope off the ground. Go back down, then skirt east and all the way north to the far wall. You'll find TM80 Rock Slide on the ground, a fantastic move for demolishing Flying-type Pokémon.

Return to where you found the Escape Rope and head down the stairs. Push the next two boulders into their holes, then go up onto the western rise. An old man is waiting for you. Check the rock behind him for a Dragon Gem. The old man has a few things to say about Cobalion, the Pokémon you met back on Route 6, though nothing that will help you track the beast. (Fear not, it'll leap right into your path later in the game.)

Oh well. That's all for this short dungeon. Spend some time looking for an Axew, if you want its evolved form for your team - Haxorus is a pretty awesome Dragon-type Pokémon - then head back outside. Time to challenge the Chargestone Cave, a den of Electric-type Pokémon that's much more difficult than Mistralton Cave. Sigh...

Part 27: Chargestone Cave

Main Walkthrough