Last modified on 13 February 2015, at 08:05

Northern Desert

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Northern Desert
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Northern Desert きたのさばく
Northern Desert
Basic info
Floors: 15
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Main type: Ground
Boss: None
Recruiting: Yes
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Northern Desert (Japanese: きたのさばく Northern Desert) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It is unlocked after the player returns the Water Float to Azurill and Marill and goes back to the guild.

Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
343 Baltoy 1-7 23,24 5.6%
104 Cubone 1-8 20-21 8.2%
304 Aron 1-8 22,23 6.4%
331 Cacnea 1-8 22 6.4%
246 Larvitar 1-9 22-23 8.2%
027 Sandshrew 1-15 20,22-23 8.2%
328 Trapinch 1-15 22-24 8.2%
455 Carnivine 7-15 24-25 8.2%
111 Rhyhorn 8-15 23-25 6.4%
305 Lairon 9-15 23,24 0.5%
332 Cacturne 9-15 23,24 0.5%

Traps encountered

This dungeon has the same traps as Amp Plains has.

Image Trap
ChestnutTrap.png Chestnut Trap
SelfdestructTrap.png Selfdestruct Trap
WarpTrap.png Warp Trap
SlowTrap.png Slow Trap
SpinTrap.png Spin Trap
PokemonTrap.png Pokémon Trap
SlumberTrap.png Slumber Trap
SummonTrap.png Summon Trap
GustTrap.png Gust Trap
PoisonTrap.png Poison Trap
TripTrap.png Trip Trap


  • Iron Thorns (4)
  • Sticks (5)
  • Grimy Food
  • Orbs
    • Drought

Poké encountered here is found in packs of 10-110. There seems to be no connection to items and floor.


Locations in Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky
Major locations
Treasure TownWigglytuff's GuildKecleon ShopKangaskhan Storage
Marowak DojoCroagunk's Swap ShopSharpedo BluffBeach
Fogbound LakeHot SpringLuminous SpringPelipper Island
Spinda's CaféSShaymin VillageSSky PeakS
Beach CaveDrenched BluffMt. BristleWaterfall CaveApple Woods
Craggy CoastMt. HornFoggy ForestSteam CaveAmp Plains
Northern DesertQuicksand CaveCrystal CaveCrystal CrossingChasm Cave
Dark HillSealed RuinsDusk ForestDeep Dusk ForestTreeshroud Forest
Brine CaveHidden LandTemporal TowerMystifying ForestBlizzard Island
Crevice CaveSurrounded SeaMiracle SeaAegis CaveMt. Travail
The NightmareSpacial RiftDark CraterConcealed RuinsMarine Resort
Bottomless SeaShimmer DesertMt. AvalancheGiant VolcanoWorld Abyss
Sky StairwayMystery JungleSerenity RiverLandslide CaveLush Prairie
Tiny MeadowLabyrinth CaveOran ForestLake AfarHappy Outlook
Mt. MistralShimmer HillLost WildernessMidnight ForestZero Isle North
Zero Isle EastZero Isle SouthZero Isle WestFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Sky Peak Station PassesSky Peak Summit PassStar CaveMurky Forest
Eastern CaveFortune RavineSpring CaveSouthern JungleBoulder Quarry
Left Cave PathRight Cave PathLimestone CavernBarren ValleyDark Wasteland
Spacial CliffsDark Ice MountainIcicle ForestVast Ice MountainZero Isle Center
Destiny TowerOblivion ForestTreacherous WatersSoutheastern IslandsInferno Cave
Demo only:
Little PlainsMt. ClearChallenge RiverTrial ForestGuiding SeaHidden Shopkeeper Village
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