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Frigidia Cavern is the interior of an icy hill that can be found on Frigidia Island. It is a jumble of ice, crystals, rock, and wild Pokémon. Located off the coast of Roria, it is too far out to be seen on the Roria Town Map. The cavern is the home of the Ice-type Legendary Pokémon Articuno.

Notable Event

Catching Articuno

VS Articuno

Articuno waits for the player on a high platform surrounded by ice.

As the player enters the cavern, he or she will be able to spot an icy slope. The slope is distinguishable from the rocks only because of its bright blue colour. If the player follows the slope up to its very end, Articuno will be seen. The player only has 1 chance to catch Articuno, so save beforehand and turn off the Autosave function. Even so, Articuno is very difficult to catch — the player is recommended to buy many Dusk Balls from the Poké Ball Emporium before proceeding.


Wild Pokémon

Note: Rarity levels are estimations according to this scale and might be subject to changes due to different encounter assessment results.

Pokémon Type Image Rarity Items EV Yield
Walking Cave Lv. 29-37
Swinub XY
CommonNone1 Atk
Snorunt XY
UncommonSnowball1 HP
Piloswine-M XY
Piloswine-F XY
RareNone1 HP
1 Atk
Alola Form
Sandshrew-Alola SM
Very RareGrip Claw1 Def
Alola Form
Vulpix-Alola SM
Very RareSnowball1 Speed
Click on the Pokémon names to check their learnsets on Bulbapedia. All Pokémon 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. All information above only applies to the Normal Adventure Mode.

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.

Set Encounter

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

Pokémon Type Level Image Rarity Item EV Yield
Legendary Pokémon
Quick BallDusk BallTimer Ball
Lv. 50
Articuno XY
One OnlyNone3 Sp. Def
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 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.


State Item Obtaining Location
Gold Item Ball
TM Ice
TM14 Ice
Turn left from the entrance and walk towards the frozen river, behind a pile of rocks.
There was no change to the above items between any of the updates.


  • Alolan Sandshrew and Vulpix were previously Event Pokémon in 2016 Christmas Event. With their sightings in here, their event-exclusive status is officially lifted.
  • The name of the cavern derived from the word "frigid", meaning "very cold" in temperature.
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