Nature's Den is a small cave on Route 12, only accessible with HMs Rock Smash and Cut. There are no general Wild Pokémon encounters, but the Legendary Trio "Forces of Nature" reside here.

Notable Event

Catching Forces of Nature

Venturing deep into the cave, a shrine can be seen with sunlight shining onto, with Tornadus and Thundurus in their Incarnate Forms looking at it. Upon reaching the shrine, there is a short cutscene in which Tornadus and Thundurus are startled by the player, and, instead of battling, they immediately fly through the hole on top and flee. From this point onward, they can be rarely found as Roaming Pokémon on any location with Wild Pokémon encounters.

VS Landorus

Landorus waiting in front of the shrine after sensing the presence of Tornadus and Thundurus in player's party.

After the player catches both of them, he or she can return to the shrine with both Tornadus and Thundurus in party. The Trio Master Landorus will then be seen waiting for the player. Rather than fleeing, it will instantly battle the player after interacting with it, serving as the only Pokémon battle in this place, similar to how Landorus is found at Abundant Shrine, Unova in Pokémon Black and White. The player only has one chance to catch it, so save beforehand and turn off the Autosave function.


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
Requires both Tornadus and Thundurus in party
Incarnate Form
Quick BallDusk BallTimer Ball
Lv. 40
Landorus-Incarnate XY
One OnlyNone3 Sp. Atk
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.

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