Golden Sun Universe

Located to the south of the Karagol Sea, Gondowan Cave is the quickest way back to Kalay after Tolbi Docks and Silk Road are both rendered impassable.

Gondowan Cave (カラゴル海南東のどうくつ SE Karagol Sea Cave) is a minor dungeon-style location that serves as the road through which the party in Golden Sun can return to Kalay from Tolbi and back, following the episode on the Tolbi-bound Ship. This dungeon is another instance of a decidedly "one way" dungeon, similar to Mogall Forest, it cannot be taken north to south until the reverse has been done at least once. Its entrance and exit points are below the Karagol Sea east of Tolbi and above it south of Kalay, and can be cleared and made open as a "path" as soon as you first reach Tolbi because it only requires the Lift and Move Psynergies. If you're completing side-quests such as the one at Lunpa Fortress, it is very important to use this cave to return to the east end of the Karagol.

After the Colosso Finals at Tolbi, the warriors that were unable to gain admittance in time as competitors, Sean and Ouranos, attempt to find a way back onto the mainland continent of Angara because the ferry service through the Karagol Sea is put on hold and the portion of Silk Road just above Kalay Docks is blocked off by a landslide. They investigate Gondowan Cave and understand it connects to Angara, but do not have the physical strength to lift the boulders themselves, so they return to Tolbi to stay at its Inn for the time being. Should Isaac and his companions decide to return to Angara, the Lift Psynergy they possess allows them to bypass the obstacles that block normal humans and make it through Gondowan Cave easily.


Upon entering the cave location just below the southeast corner of the Karagol Sea, you are presented with a fork going left or right. When you're done with this area, the way right becomes open as the "shortcut path" between one exit and the other, but until then go left. Cast Lift on the brown boulder blocking your way, and continue along a linear path until you get to a watery room. The top end of this room has a chest containing an Apple, while on an island in the water that can be easily hopped to is a chest containing a Lucky Medal.

Exit out of the room's southeast doorway, and you will be led to where a thick, short pillar of earth blocks your way. Use your Move Psynergy and move it left; where it falls makes it a critical component of the shortcut path. Now go right and move the tall earth pillar two spaces right so that it falls into the watery gap. Already, the area is complete and now you can use the shortcut path of the dungeon to switch between continents for the rest of the game.


Bestiary of Gondowan Cave
Monster Name LVL HP ATK DEF AGI EXP Coins Weakness Drop Drop Rate
Dirty Ape 20 230 236 57 132 114 149 Star mars.gif Antidote.gif Antidote 1/16
Kobold 20 220 230 62 75 107 154 Star jupiter.gif Sleep Bomb.gif Sleep Bomb 1/16
Rat Warrior 20 208 226 49 121 100 160 Star mars.gif Bramble Seed.gif Bramble Seed 1/32
Warrior Bee 20 164 221 65 102 65 104 Star jupiter.gif Elixir.gif Elixir 1/16


Apple.gif Apple: On the upper half of a room, with a chest containing a Lucky Medal on the lower half of it.

Lucky Medal.gif Lucky Medal: On the lower half of a room, with a chest containing an Apple on the upper half of it.

Dungeons in Golden Sun
Sol SanctumGoma CaveKolima ForestTret TreeBilibin CaveMercury LighthouseFuchin Falls CaveMogall ForestAltin PeakLamakan DesertVale CaveVault CaveAltmiller CaveGondowan CaveLunpa FortressSuhalla DesertSuhalla GateBabi LighthouseTunnel RuinsVenus LighthouseCrossbone Isle
Dungeons in Golden Sun: The Lost Age
Kandorean TempleDehkan PlateauYampi DesertAlhafran CaveAir's RockMadra CatacombsGondowan CliffsKibombo MountainsGabomba StatueGabomba CatacombsLemurian ShipShrine of the Sea GodTaopo SwampAqua RockGaia RockIzumo RuinsAnkohl RuinsTundaria TowerShaman Village CaveJupiter LighthouseMagma RockMars LighthouseTreasure IsleYampi Desert CaveIslet CaveAnemos Inner Sanctum
Dungeons in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn
Goma Plateau / Tanglewood / Abandoned MinePsynergy Training GroundsKonpa Ruins / Konpa CavePassaj Mountain ClimbBarai TempleThe OuroborosHarapa RuinsCraggy Peak RuinsTeppe RuinsPhantasmal BogKolima ForestTalon PeakBelinsk RuinsWarrior's HillYamata RuinsBurning Island CaveLonely Island RuinsGaia Falls IsletSnowdrift ShrineApollo Ascent / Apollo SanctumLost ShipOtka IslandCrossbone Isle