Alhafran Cave

From Golden Sun Universe
Using the Large Bread from Alhafra's sailing ship lets you explore this cave early and get the valuable Ixion Mail.

The Alhafran Cave is a small, optional area located underneath the town of Alhafra. The main entrance is located just underneath the mayor's manor at the northwest part of the village and is initially guarded by a male NPC.

Half of the treasure chests in this cave can be reached right after defeating Briggs at the sailing ship fairly early in the game. If you had acquired the Tremor Psynergy from Madra Catacombs, you can cast it at a crate in the storeroom in the ship to get the Large Bread to drop, which you can then give to the starving child near the sandy eastern edge of the town's main screen. Since the man guarding the entrance to the cave is the boy's father, he will allow you to explore it. However, only a portion of the overall area can actually be explored at this stage, and the chests that can presently be reached with Lash include 123 Coins, a Lucky Medal, and the Ixion Mail, which is fittingly strong at this stage in the game.

The other chests in Alhafran Cave cannot be reached until much later in the game, when the captive Briggs makes use of this cave to escape from his jail and make off with the fixed-up sailing ship. For the rest of the game, Alhafran Cave can be freely entered, allowing the aforementioned three chests to be opened even if you had skipped giving the bread to the child. The earth pillar that previously blocked off the rest of the cave will have been moved off to the side, giving you access to the other three chests: 777 Coins, a Potion, and a Psy Crystal. Furthermore, you can now enter the jail from the inside by taking the cave's south exit, where you can find a hidden Power Bread in the barrel.


Bestiary of Alhafran Cave
Monster Name LVL HP ATK DEF AGI EXP Coins Weakness Drop Drop Rate
Ghoul 12 99 93 20 16 34 42 Star mars.gif Antidote.gif Antidote 1/16
Gnome 11 85 73 15 38 29 40 Star mercury.gif Oil Drop.gif Oil Drop 1/32
Harpy 12 105 104 25 46 38 53 Star jupiter.gif Elixir.gif Elixir 1/16
Ooze 15 72 72 19 30 26 40 Star mars.gif Herb.gif Herb 1/16

Enemy Formations

  • Group 1: Ooze x1-3
  • Group 2: Ooze x1, Gnome x1
  • Group 3: Ghoul x1-2
  • Group 4: Ghoul x1, Ooze x1
  • Group 5: Ghoul x1, Gnome x1
  • Group 6: Harpy x1-2
  • Group 7: Harpy x1, Ooze x1
  • Group 8: Harpy x1, Ghoul x1


The following three chests can be accessed as soon as the boss battle with Briggs is complete and the Large Bread is given to the child:

The other three chests, as well as a fourth treasure, can be gotten once the party has fixed up the sailing ship and Briggs breaks out of his jail to steal the ship:

Though the following item in Alhafra's jail is not technically a treasure contained in the cave itself, going through the cave is the only way the locked-off jail cell can be entered from the inside:

  • Power Bread.gif Power Bread: Found in the barrel in the now-unoccupied jail cell.
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