Glistening Grotto is a cave considered as an extended area in the savanna on Route 5. HM6 Rock Smash and Crater Badge are required to gain access to this place. The cave has shiny dazzling crystal pieces scattered around the walls, hence the name.
Upon entry, a fork instantly splits the path, with the right path leading towards a waterfall and a slope further inside which contains Sablenite at the end. Both paths are surrounded by a multitude of shining crystals and will lead the player deeper into the cave, converging twice and eventually ending as a U-turn.
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1 Sp. Def
|Elgyem||Uncommon||None||1 Sp. Atk|
|Fishing||Old Rod||Lv. 10|
|Fishing||Good Rod||Lv. 20|
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|Sablenite||At the end of the ascending stone path.|
|There was no change to the above items between any of the updates.|
- The glowing crystals in the area are parallel to the ones in Route 13. They are also similar to the crystals found in Cragonos Spring, except notably more colourful.
|Towns||Mitis Town • Cheshma Town • Lagoona Lake (Trenches) • Port Decca|
|Cities||Silvent City • Brimber City • Rosecove City (Beach) • Anthian City (Housing Dist. • Shopping Dist. • Battle Dist. • Park • Sewer) • Aredia City (Old Aredia • Aredia Ruins) • Fluoruma City • Frostveil City (Catacombs)|
|Routes||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8 • 9 • 10 • 11 • 12 • 13 • 14 • 15 • 16|
| Caves &|
|Glistening Grotto • Steam Chamber • Mt. Igneus (Igneus Depths) • Path of Truth • Silver Cove • Mt. Cragonos (Mines • Cliffs • Peak • Sanctuary • Spring • Chamber of the Jewel) • Desert Catacombs • Nature's Den • Calcite Chamber • Martensite Chamber • Dendrite Chamber • Titans' Throng • Freezing Fissure|
|Islands||Lost Islands (Deep Jungle)|
|Gale Forest • Old Graveyard • Secret Grove • Grove of Dreams • Fortulose Manor • Cosmeos Valley (Observatory) • Tinbell Tower (Construction Site) • Secret Lab|