Darkness:Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 闇の探検隊, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Darkness Exploration Team) is a Generation Ⅳ Pokémon spin-off game developed by Chunsoft and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company on Nintendo DS in 2007. The game also received a definitive edition entitled Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 空の探検隊, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Sky Exploration Team) on the same platform in 2009. Alongside its paired and sister game, they are the second set of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series.
Explorers of Time, along with Explorers of Darkness, are the successors to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team. They introduced Pokémon from the Generation Ⅳ mainline games, granting the amount of Pokémon available previously from 386 to 491. Shaymin and Arceus were excluded from the list as they were yet to be officially introduced in the mainline game Pokémon Platinum. Along with it, more features that take advantage of the Nintendo DS's dual-screen capabilities were put to the game featuring gimmicks used for Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team. The community refer to this game by the short name Explorers.
Plot[edit | edit source]
On the morning after a stormy night, you're awakened on a strange beach by a talking Pokémon! And you discover that you've been turned into a Pokémon yourself! After becoming friends with the other Pokémon, you, as the hero, partner up and join a guild made of many exploration teams. With your trusted friend, you go on a grand adventure in a world full of Pokémon chock full of mysteries and fascinating challenges. Playing as this team, you'll search for treasures, solve mysteries, recruit new members, and rank up your team! Along the way you'll investigate why you turned into a Pokémon and uncover the truth surrounding the mysteries of time and darkness in this Pokémon world. Get ready to explore the far reaches of this world with your Pokémon friends and unravel its many secrets.
Reception[edit | edit source]
While the games had a successful selling score, the rating for both games were generally underwhelmed by the media.
Following its selling, multiple anime adaptations, manga, goodies and strategy guides books were produced during the post-release of the games.
Sales[edit | edit source]
The success of the Explorers games held them in the record of the most sold games in the Mystery Dungeon series with a total of over 6 million copies worldwide: over 4.50 million from Explorers of Time & Darkness and over 1.40 million from Explorers of Sky. It is followed by Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team (over 5.23 million copies worldwide) and Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon (over 1.17 million copies worldwide).
Categories[edit | edit source]
All content about Explorers of Darkness is organized into these categories. Click on a section name to learn more and to drill down further to more specific and detailed pages.
|Categories about Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness|
|Gameplay Elements||Information on aspects of the game that make it unique from other games in the series and other roguelikes.|
|Buried items • Defeat • Dungeon Shops • Kangaskhan Rest Stops • Monster Houses • Recruiting • States • Traps & Floor Tiles • Weather • Evolution • Missions • Ranks & Rescue Points • Title Screen Icons • Introduction to Basic Gameplay (Pokémon) • Body Size • Leveling • Power • Stairs • Removed and Unused content|
|Guides||Topics of interest to help players master this challenging game.|
|Items||Information on all items.|
|Equipment • Projectiles • Berries • Food • Gummis • Health Drinks • Seeds • Evolution Items • TMs & HMs • Wonder Orbs • Miscellaneous Items|
|Locations||Information on towns and dungeons.|
|Pokémon||Information on all Pokémon but not NPCs.|
|Generation 1 • Generation 2 • Generation 3 • Generation 4|
|Special Enemies||Information on all bosses and special enemies.|
|NPCs||Information on the NPCs that can be found in towns and dungeons.|
|Quests||All the various story related, post game and side quests you can do.|
|Main Story||Chapter 1: A Storm at Sea • Chapter 2: The New Guild Recruits • Chapter 3: The Scream • Chapter 4: Gatekeepers • Chapter 5: The First Official Exploration • • Chapter 6: Team Skull • Chapter 7: The Guild's Big Expedition • Chapter 8: Groudon's Heart • Chapter 9: The Mystery of Fogbound Lake • Chapter 10: Dusknoir • Chapter 11: Grovyle the Thief • Chapter 12: The Only Option • Chapter 13: Dusknoir's Secret • Chapter 14: Into the Future • Chapter 15: The Secret of the World's Paralysis • Chapter 16: A New Dawn • Chapter 17: The Guild's Crew • Chapter 18: Lapras • Chapter 19: To the Hidden Land • Final Chapter: The Last Adventure • Epilogue: After the Main Story|
|Post-Story||Post-Story 1: The Secret Rank • Post-Story 2: Manaphy • Post-Story 3: Team Charm • Post-Story 4: The Nightmare|
|Quests||Event Missions • 7 Treasures • Search for the Gabite Scale|
|Community||Miscellaneous interesting stories, challenges and archived information from the Pokémon player community.|
|Other||Content gathered or related to the games that does not otherwise fit into the important categories.|
|Version Differences||All about the differences between Explorers of Time, Darkness and Sky.|
Gallery[edit | edit source]
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers Titles.
In other language[edit | edit source]
|English||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness|
|Japanese||ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 闇の探検隊, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Darkness Exploration Team|
|French||Pokémon Donjon Mystère: Explorateurs de l'Ombre|
|Spanish||Pokémon Mundo misterioso: Exploradores del oscuridad|
|German||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Erkundungsteam Dunkelheit|
|Italian||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Esploratori dell'Oscurità|
|Korean||포켓몬 불가사의 던전: 어둠의 탐험대|
See Also[edit | edit source]
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series|
|Mainline||Titles||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (GBA) & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (DS) • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness (DS) • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad Titles (Wii) • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS) • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS)|
|Ports & Remakes||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (DS) • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Switch)|