The Wayward Cave is one of the most frustrating areas of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, but it’s much more manageable with a map.
The Wayward Cave isn’t unique in its design, as it’s the kind of straightforward maze that appears in almost every Pokemon game. What sets the Wayward Cave apart from other similar areas in past Pokemon games is the fact that it requires the use of the move Flash, which was a TM in generation four.
Worse yet, Flash can’t be learned by any Pokemon by leveling up or breeding, meaning players need to track down the TM. And if they used it and don’t have the Pokemon with Flash anymore? The Wayward Cave could pose a real problem.
Tracking down Flash, TM70, isn’t too difficult as it can be found in the Oreburgh Gate. But for those who don’t have the move anymore or those that don’t want to burn the TM without reason, it’s possible to work your way through Wayward Cave with a map. Here’s how to get through the area and what items can be found along the way.
Wayward Cave map in Pokemon BDSP
The Wayward Cave is somewhat tricky to navigate because of its many rock formations. These make it so that players have to wind their way through the map’s valleys. The good news is that this isn’t especially difficult if you know where you’re going.
The end goal of the Wayward Cave is to find their way to Mira and escort her out of the cave. She is located in the northeastern area of the map and needs to be brought out through the entrance.
The fastest way to reach her is by heading to the northernmost area of the map and then moving east. This can be done by simply heading north from the entrance, going west when you reach a wall, and using HMs to advance farther forward. Before long, the player won’t be able to travel any further north.
From there, just head in a southeastern direction. Eventually, there’s a path that forms a circle which is connected to a long hallway that leads to Mira. After finding Mira, just retrace your steps to complete the objective.
This may seem like a tough maze to tackle, but the good news for experienced Pokemon players is that it’s not nearly as troublesome as the Solaceon Ruins.