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Voltridia Cavern is the rigid interior of a barren and stormy isle — Voltridia Island. It is a jumble of electrical crystals, bulging rock and wild Pokémon. Located off the coast of Roria, it is too far out to be seen on the Roria Town Map. Legendary Pokémon Zapdos resides in the highest point of this cave.

Notable Events

Catching Zapdos

VS Zapdos

Zapdos waits for the player on a high platform surrounded by rocks and crystals.

As the player enters Voltridia Cavern, he or she will be able to spot a slope on the left. Ascending the slope leads to an U-turn and a long hallway afterwards. The player will be able to see Zapdos when walking through the long hallway, and after another U-turn, he or she will be able to encounter it. The player only has 1 chance to catch Zapdos, so save beforehand and turn off Autosave. Be warned that Zapdos is very difficult to catch — the player is recommended to buy a surplus of Dusk Balls from the Poké Ball Emporium before proceeding.

Pokémon

Wild Pokémon

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results. If there are any Pokémon with low catch rates, the possibility to flee or requirement of gaining happiness to evolve, recommended Poké Balls for that Pokémon will be shown with the corresponding bag sprite under the Pokémon's name.

Pokémon Type Image Rarity Items EV Yield
Walking Cave Lv. 29-36
JoltikBug
Electric
Joltik XY
CommonNone1 Speed
NosepassRock
Nosepass XY
UncommonMagnet1 Def
Graveler
Alola Form
Rock
Electric
Graveler-Alola SM
RareCell Battery2 Def
StunfiskGround
Electric
Stunfisk XY
Very RareSoft Sand2 Speed
Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon above have been updated to follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Wild Pokémon.

Roaming Pokémon are not listed in the table above. They are fixed at Lv. 40 and have a 0.1% chance of appearing anywhere in Roria with wild encounter methods specified here.

Special

Warning: Players can only battle the following Pokémon once! Save beforehand and turn off Autosave.

Pokémon Type Level Image Rarity EV Yield Item
Legendary Pokémon
Requires Outlying Islands Ticket Voltaic Ticket
Recommended Poké Balls: Quick Ball 1 Quick Ball + Dusk Ball Dusk Balls
ZapdosElectric
Flying
Lv. 50
Zapdos XY
One Only3 Sp. Atk
None
If attempts of catching the above Pokémon failed, immediately leave the game and rejoin without saving, in order to secure a second chance.

Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon above have been updated to follow their movesets in Pokémon Sun and Moon. Hover on the item sprites to check the exact chance of being held by the Set Encounter Pokémon.

Items

State Item Obtaining Location
Gold Item Ball
TM Electric
TM25 Electric
Thunder
Turn right from the entrance and look near the rocks.
There was no change to the above items between any of the updates.

Trivia

  • The name of this cavern is based on volts — the derived unit for electric potential difference (voltage) and electromotive force, which was named after the Italian physicist Alessandro Volta.
  • Voltridia Cavern can be considered as a throwback to Mt. Layuda, Oblivia in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. Both places are stormy hills on offshore islands with the same Legendary Pokémon resting on the peaks.
Roria
Roria
Towns Mitis TownCheshma TownLagoona Lake (Trenches) • Port Decca
Cities Silvent CityBrimber CityRosecove City (Beach) • Anthian City (Housing Dist.Shopping Dist.Battle Dist.ParkSewer) • Aredia City (Old ArediaAredia Ruins) • Fluoruma CityFrostveil City (Catacombs)
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Caves &
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Islands Lost Islands (Deep Jungle) • Voltridia Island (Cavern) • Frigidia Island (Cavern) • Obsidia Island (Cavern)
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