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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness
ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 時の探検隊・闇の探検隊
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Time Exploration Team・Darkness Exploration Team
Explorers Anime - Japanese.jpg
Information
Publisher(s) ShoPro
Original release date September 9, 2007
ポケモン☆サンデー
Release date April 3, 2009
Rental version
Additional info
Running time 24:52
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Region Code Region Code 2 icon.png
Video Format NTSC
Storage Medium DVD5
Closed captions No
Rental Only Yes

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness
Explorers Anime - NA.jpg
Information
Publisher(s) Pokémon USA / Nintendo
Original release date July 27, 2008
Release date October 22, 2015
Additional info
Running time 24:35
Disc(s) 1
Catalog # N/A
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Region Code Region Code 1 icon.png
Video Format NTSC
Storage Medium DVD5
Closed captions No
Rental Only No

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Explorers of Time and Darkness
Explorers Anime - European cover.png
Information
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Original release date November 13, 2007
Additional info
Disc(s) 1
Catalog # 5019388526953
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Region Code Region Code 2 icon.png
Video Format PAL
Storage Medium DVD5
Closed captions No
Rental Only No

Pokémon Donjon Mystère: Explorateurs du Temps et de l'Ombre
Explorers Anime - French Cover.png
Information
Publisher(s) Arès-Films
Original release date June 8, 2008
Release date April 6, 2009
Additional info
Running time 24:35
Catalog # 0045496730772 (Original)
3760113362422
(Re-Release)
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Region Code Region Code 2 icon.png
Video Format PAL
Storage Medium DVD5
Closed captions No
Rental Only No

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Time and Darkness (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 時の探検隊・闇の探検隊, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Time Exploration Team・Darkness Exploration Team) is the second Pokémon Mystery Dungeon anime special. Set during the events of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Titles, it follows Chimchar and a human turned Piplup as they try to save the world from destruction.

Plot[edit | edit source]

WHEN CHIMCHAR, A LESS-THAN-CONFIDENT... ...wannabe [[[Pkmn:Exploration Team|Exploration Team]] member, stumbles across Piplup, face down on a sandy beach, the pieces that will lead to the formation of "Team Pokepals" fall into place. With the Piplip bizarrely claiming to have been a human, Chimchar plucks up the courage to visit wise Pokémon Wigglytuff and its Guild to try to solve the mystery.

Join Piplup and Charmander as they embark on their first adventure that leads them to the deepest and darkest dungeon imaginable. Will Chimchar and Piplup's friendship provide them with the strength to save the day, or will this Mystery Dungeon prove too much for the inexperienced "Team Pokepals?"

Characters[edit | edit source]

Videos[edit | edit source]

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Border[edit | edit source]

Japanese English

Rescue Team DX Border[edit | edit source]

Japanese

Physical Releases[edit | edit source]

North America[edit | edit source]

It was released bundled in with a Dialga & Palkia onyx Nintendo DS Lite.

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

For all music used in the anime see the full article: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness (anime).

Staff[edit | edit source]

For all known staff for the anime see the full article: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness Staff.

Additional Airdates[edit | edit source]

  • July 3, 2015 (The Official Pokémon YouTube channel - YouTube) - Japan, Super borders.
  • October 22, 2015 (The Official Pokémon YouTube channel - YouTube) - North America, Super borders.
  • January 9, 2020 (The Official Pokémon YouTube channel - YouTube) - Japan, Rescue Team DX borders.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

2007年9月9日に「ポケモン☆サンデー」で放送されたスペシャルアニメ「ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 時の探検隊・闇の探検隊」のDVDが、TSUTAYAにて4月3日~5月31日までの期間限定で無料レンタルされます。 "ある日、ポケモンが住む世界で、ニンゲンからポッチャマになっちゃった男の子とヒコザルが出会い、探検隊「ポケダンズ」の冒険が始まった!そして今、大きな危機を迎えようとしている世界を「時の歯車」によって救うため、ポケダンズとジュプトルは「幻の大地」へと向かって行く……。"

A special feature included on the DVD titled: The Fabulous World of Pokémon (Le monde fabuleux des Pokémon) is a 51 minute documentary overview of the franchise in France by Jean Pierre D'armont and Fredric Paradiso. "Un Ouisticram peu sûr de lui dont le rêve est de devenir membre d'une équipe d'exploration. un tiplouf évanoui sur une plage. Quand Ousticram trébuche sur ce dernier, la formation de l'équipe Poképotes n'est plus qu'une question de temps ! Accompagné de son nouvel amio qui prétend être un humain transformé en Pokémon, Ousticram trouve enfin le courage d'aller voir le sage Grodoudou et sa Guilde pour essayer de percer ce mystère."

WHEN CHIMCHAR, A LESS-THAN-CONFIDENT... ...wannabe Exploration Team member, stumbles across Piplup, face down on a sandy beach, the pieces that will lead to the formation of "Team Pokepals" fall into place. With the Piplip bizarrely claiming to have been a human, Chimchar plucks up the courage to visit wise Pokémon Wigglytuff and its Guild to try to solve the mystery. Join Piplup and Charmander as they embark on their first adventure that leads them to the deepest and darkest dungeon imaginable. Will Chimchar and Piplup's friendship provide them with the strength to save the day, or will this Mystery Dungeon prove too much for the inexperienced "Team Pokepals?"

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Dub edits[edit | edit source]

  • All Pokémon names are changed to their western English counterparts.
  • The name of the team formed by the protagonists is called Team Poképals instead of Pokéduns (ポケダンズ).
    • In the dub Chimchar explains he chose that name because he thinks friends are important, while in Japanese he instead explains that Pokéduns is Pokémon Dungeons for short. "Pokedun" is also the abbreviation of the name of the series in Japan.

In other languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name
English Flag of the United Kingdom.png
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Explorers of Time and Darkness
Japanese Flag of Japan.png ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 時の探検隊・闇の探検隊
French Flag of France.png Pokémon Donjon Mystère: Explorateurs du Temps et de l'Ombre
Spanish Flag of Spain.png Pokémon Mundo Misterioso: Exploradores del Tiempo y de la Oscuridad
German Flag of Germany.png Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Erkundungsteams Zeit und Dunkelheit
Italian Flag of Italy.png Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Esploratori del Tempo e dell'Oscurità

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite Gabite being depicted as male, he lacks the notch in his fin that all-male Gabite has in the games. The same goes for Shinx's sister, who lacks the blue hind legs female Shinx should have.
  • Chatot was Maddie Blaustein's final voice acting role before she passed away.

See Also[edit | edit source]

v • d • e
Mystery Dungeon Franchise's Media
Soundtracks
Albums
Dragon Quest Koichi Sugiyama's Musical Suite: "Torneko's Great Adventure" ~Musical Chemistry~ • CD Theater Torneko's Great Adventure: Mystery Dungeon
Shiren the Wanderer Mystery Dungeon 2 Shiren the Wanderer Special Arrange Version • CHUNSOFT 20th Anniversary ~ SHIREN THE WANDERER's 20th SPECIAL COLLECTION • CR Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer: Princess Suzune and the Tower of Madoro
Chocobo Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon ~Labyrinth of Forgotten Time~ Original Soundtrack • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY! Original Soundtrack
Pokémon Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Original Record
Etrian Odyssey Etrian Mystery Dungeon Soundtrack CD Rough Sketch Ver. • Etrian Mystery Dungeon Original Soundtrack • Etrian Odyssey 10th Anniversary Memorial CD USER'S BEST ALBUM • Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 Original Soundtrack
In-Game soundtracks
Dragon Quest Torneko's Great Adventure (Soundtrack) • Torneko: The Last Hope (PS1 • GBA) • Torneko's Great Adventure 3 (PS2 • GBA) • Young Yangus and the Mysterious Dungeon (Soundtrack)
Shiren the Wanderer Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (SFC • DS) • Moonlit-Village Monster (GB • PC) • Demon Invasion! Shiren Castle! (Soundtrack) • Magic Castle of the Desert (GBC • DS) • Side Story: Swordswoman Asuka Arrives! (Soundtrack) • The Sleeping Princess of the Karakuri Mansion (Soundtrack) • The Eye of God and the Devil's Navel (DS • PSP) • The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate (DS • Vita / Switch / Steam) • Monsters: Netsal (Soundtrack) • The Rainbow Labyrinth (Soundtrack)
Chocobo Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon (PS1 • WS) • Chocobo's Dungeon 2 (Soundtrack) • Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo's Dungeon Titles (Wii • DS • PS4 / Switch)
Pokémon Red and Blue Rescue Team (Red • Blue) • Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky (Time & Darkness • Sky) • Adventure Squad (Soundtrack) • Gates to Infinity (Soundtrack) • Super Mystery Dungeon (Soundtrack) • Rescue Team DX (Soundtrack)
Etrian Odyssey Etrian Mystery Dungeon (Soundtrack) • Etrian Mystery Dungeon 2 (Soundtrack)
Individual The Nightmare of Druaga (Soundtrack) • Mystery Chronicle: One Way Heroics (Soundtrack)
Strategy Guide Books
Dragon Quest
Shiren the Wanderer
Chocobo
Pokémon Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad Official Guide Book
Etrian Odyssey
Individual
Anime
Pokémon Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate • Explorers of Time & Darkness • Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness • Gates to Infinity
Manga
Dragon Quest Adventures of Torneko's Family
Shiren the Wanderer
Chocobo
Pokémon Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness (manga) • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Go For It! Novice Investigation Team!

References[edit | edit source]

  • [1] Information on the French Release
  • [2][3] Japanese Re-release
  • [4] French Re-release
  • [5] European Release