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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 闇の探検隊
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Darkness Exploration Team
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon- Explorers of Darkness cover art English.jpg
Developer(s) Chunsoft
Publisher(s) Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Platform(s) Nintendo DS
Genre(s) Roguelike, Role-playing
Mode(s) Single player
Version 1.0
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan.png September 13, 2007
Flag of the United States.png April 20, 2008
Flag of Europe.png July 4, 2008
Flag of Australia.png June 19, 2008
Flag of South Korea.png December 11, 2008
TW September 13, 2007
Additional info
United States: NTR-YFYE-USA
South Korea: NTR-YFYK
Internal Name(s) POKEDUN YAMI
Media / distribution 64MB Cartridge
128MB Cartridge
File Size Japan: 62.10MB
United States: 61.89MB
Europe: 81.06MB
South Korea: 61.11MB


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.[1]

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.[2] It is followed by Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team (over 5.23 million copies worldwide)[3] and Chocobo's Mysterious Dungeon (over 1.17 million copies worldwide).[4]

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 Time & 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 Everything about the differences between 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]

Language Name
English Flag of the United Kingdom.png
Flag of the United States.png
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness
Japanese Flag of Japan.png 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 Flag of France.png Pokémon Donjon Mystère: Explorateurs de l'Ombre
Spanish Flag of Spain.png Pokémon Mundo misterioso: Exploradores del oscuridad
German Flag of Germany.png Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Erkundungsteam Dunkelheit
Italian Flag of Italy.png Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Esploratori dell'Oscurità
Korean Flag of South Korea.png 포켓몬 불가사의 던전: 어둠의 탐험대

See Also[edit | edit source]

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
Games Titles Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Game Boy Advance & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Nintendo DS • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness Nintendo DS • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad Titles Wii • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Nintendo 3DS • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Nintendo 3DS
Ports & Remakes Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Nintendo DS • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Nintendo Switch

References[edit | edit source]