Every time since a few days ago after I caught Mespirit, when I go to the portal in the Nameless Cavern and I press A to interact. All that happens is a short dialog sequence and nothing else. I know the requirements are along the lines of having 3 max happiness Pokemon with you in your party which I do. I have also downloaded the recent update/patch from the eShop if that helps at all. How can I make Uxie and Azelf appear in the cavern?

  • not putting down an answer because i'm not certain but beating the pokemon league often resets legendary encounters in this series
    – IG_42
    Dec 8, 2014 at 1:08

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Actually it does indeed depend on the time set on your 3DS and having 3 max happiness pokes in your party. Uxie can only be caught between 20:00 and 21:00 hours. so between 8pm-9pm. Azelf can be caught between 21:00 and 03:59 or 9PM and 3:59AM and then mesprit the rest of the time. all the info is right here on this page on Serebii


I've confirmed from personal experience. everything on this page is true to the letter. have fun!

  • Didn't know they were all explained on Serebii, thank you!
    – pinckerman
    Dec 8, 2014 at 18:07

They appear at different times. Uxie is from 8pm until 9pm, Azelf is from 9pm until 3:59am, and Mesprit you can find from 4am until 7:59pm. However, they will not appear if you have changed DS's or times and like with all legendaries within the game will not show up for 24 hours.

  • This was my problem - I recently realised my 3DS's AM/PM was reversed and decided I may as well set it to 8pm so that Uxie would show up but it didn't
    – Nacht
    Apr 11, 2015 at 6:03

I've found this thread, and there's an answer you may find useful.

You need the Eon Flute from Southern Island. Lati@s doesn't need to be in your party, just in your possession. Soar to Sootopolis and soar around until you find the red sparkle called "Nameless Cavern (I believe)". Land there and enter in. The Hoopa ring should be in there.

You need 3 max happiness Pokemon (I had a whole party of max happiness Pokemon when I caught Mesprit). I believe they are at certain times of day.

Hope this can help you, I haven't caught them yet so I don't know if this actually works.

  • The only somewhat helpful (if true) thing here is that you need 3 max happiness Pokemon with you. However, I have been going to Nameless Cavern many times with a full party of max happiness Pokemon, and I keep getting the same one.
    – Elise
    Dec 8, 2014 at 16:07
  • @Chippies You DO need 3 max happiness Pokemon, and it's true that they appear at certain times of the day, too. See Satondai answer.
    – pinckerman
    Dec 8, 2014 at 19:21

First, you must have at least three pokemon in you party with max happiness or friendship. I am unsure which. Second, you must find Nameless Cavern. It's a Mirage Spot southwest of mossdeep and northeast of sootopolis. Third, each will appear at a certain time, Mesprit is there from 4 am to 8 pm, Uxie is from 8 pm to 9 pm, and Azelf from 9 pm to 4 am. DO NOT TIME CHEAT! They will not spawn if you time cheat! I know from experience! The only way to get them to respawn if you time cheat is to beat the Elite 4, but I haven't tested this yet, I am going to tommorrow and post results.


You need 3 pokemon with max happiness and I think that V1.2 screwed somthing up, because I have Ho-oh however I can't get Entei, Raikou, Suicune but I could get Mesprit before the patch.
So if you can't find it, I would just go after some other Legendaries. (Note: you need Ho-oh or Lugia and one other legendary in your party to encounter Entei, Raikou and Suicune)

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