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Hidden Land まぼろしのだいち
Phantom Land
Basic info
Floors: 24
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: None
Boss: Dusknoir*
Recruiting: No
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 2

The Hidden Land (Japanese: まぼろしのだいち Phantom Land) is a Dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. The Hidden Land has 15 floors, while the Hidden Highland has eight. The Hidden Land was passed down in oral legends for a long time, but nobody had ever found it. It is an area located in a gap in time, or between the split of a second, as Lapras put it. It was hidden to prevent anything happening to Temporal Tower, which was the home of Dialga, controller of time. If the flow of time was disrupted, Temporal Tower would collapse. This would cause time to stop, and the planet would be paralyzed, in a shroud of darkness. The only key to entering this land was the partner's Relic Fragment.

When Torkoal, the town elder, is asked about the Hidden Land at the Hot Spring, he mentions that one needs "proof" to enter, but then forgets. He comes the next day and tells the guild that the proof is of a strange certain marking. The player remembers that their partner's Relic Fragment has a strange pattern on it, and tells him/her to show it to Torkoal. He is astonished when he sees the needed pattern on the Relic Fragment. When the fragment is brought to a larger marking in Brine Cave, the two react and a light shines from the large marking, summoning Lapras, who will ferry Grovyle, the player, and their partner to the Hidden Land. At the end of the Hidden Land is the Old Ruins, where the Rainbow Stoneship lies, as well as Dusknoir, who ambushes the party with his Sableye.

No Pokémon, except Grovyle, the player, the player's partner and Lapras, can enter the Hidden Land. Ironically, this means that if the player recruits Dialga, it will not be able to go back to Temporal Tower. Even on post-game visits, the player must be the leader, and the player will be kicked out and lose items and money if the partner is knocked out.

The floating island explored during the player and partner's visit to the future appears to be the future version of the Hidden Land, due to the Temporal Tower being there and the two landmasses having the exact same shape. Presumably, Dialga's maniacal behavior caused the Hidden Land to become visible to all.

The weather is often Sunny; however, it can also be Hail if an Abomasnow is on the floor due to its Snow Warning Ability.

Pokémon encountered

Hidden Land

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Dragonite 1-15 37-40 Unrecruitable
  Manectric 1-15 28-31 Unrecruitable
  Tropius 1-15 35-38 Unrecruitable
  Rampardos 1-15 40-43 Unrecruitable
  Bastiodon 1-15 35-38 Unrecruitable
  Purugly 1-15 37-40 Unrecruitable
  Garchomp 1-15 37-40 Unrecruitable
  Abomasnow 1-15 40-43 Unrecruitable
  Magmortar 1-15 36-39 Unrecruitable

Hidden Highland

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Dragonite 1-8 40-41 Unrecruitable
  Manectric 1-8 31-32 Unrecruitable
  Tropius 1-8 38-39 Unrecruitable
  Rampardos 1-8 43-44 Unrecruitable
  Bastiodon 1-8 38-39 Unrecruitable
  Purugly 1-8 40-41 Unrecruitable
  Garchomp 1-8 40-41 Unrecruitable
  Abomasnow 1-8 43-44 Unrecruitable
  Magmortar 1-8 39-40 Unrecruitable

Old Ruins

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Sableye Old Ruins 38 Unrecruitable Boss
  Dusknoir Old Ruins 45 Unrecruitable Boss
this boss is only fought on the first visit

Traps encountered

Along the way though this dungeon, players will encounter as many traps as they did in Brine Cave.

Image Trap
  Chestnut Trap
  Selfdestruct Trap
  Warp Trap
  Slow Trap
  Spin Trap
  Pokémon Trap
  Slumber Trap
  Summon Trap
  Gust Trap
  Poison Trap
  Trip Trap

In the anime

The Hidden Land in the anime

The Hidden Land appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness, where Team Poképals and Grovyle arrived there with Lapras. Once they arrived at the Old Ruins, they prepared to use Rainbow Stoneship to get to the Temporal Tower, but were ambushed by Dusknoir and a group of Sableye before they could do so. Dusknoir stole the Relic Fragment needed to activate the Rainbow Stoneship and intended to return to the future through a time portal, but was stopped by the combined effort of Team Poképals and Grovyle. In order to prevent Dusknoir from stopping Piplup and Chimchar, Grovyle took Dusknoir with him back to the future, leaving behind the Time Gears before doing so. After this, Team Poképals activated the Rainbow Stoneship and headed to the Temporal Tower to stop Primal Dialga.

In other languages

Hidden Land

Language Title
  French Terres Illusoires
  German Verborgenes Land
  Italian Terra Nascosta
  Korean 환상의 대지 Hwansang-ui daeji
  Spanish Tierra Oculta

Hidden Highland

Language Title
  French Hautes Terres Illusoires
  German Verborgenes Hochland
  Italian Altopiano Nascosto
  Korean 환상의 대지 저편 Hwansang-ui daeji jeopyeon
  Spanish Corazón Tierra Oculta

Old Ruins

Language Title
  French Ruines Anciennes
  German Alte Ruinen
  Italian Antiche Rovine
  Korean 고대 유적 Godae Yujeok
  Spanish Ruinas Arcanas

Locations in Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky
Major locations
Sharpedo BluffTreasure TownKangaskhan StorageKecleon Shop
Marowak DojoChimecho AssemblyWigglytuff's GuildCroagunk's Swap Shop
BeachFogbound LakeHot SpringLuminous SpringPelipper Island
Spinda's CaféSShaymin VillageSSky PeakS
Beach CaveDrenched BluffMt. BristleWaterfall CaveApple Woods
Side PathCraggy CoastRock PathMt. HornForest Path
Foggy ForestSteam CaveAmp PlainsNorthern DesertQuicksand Cave
Crystal CaveCrystal CrossingChasm CaveDark HillSealed Ruin
Dusk ForestDeep Dusk ForestTreeshroud ForestBrine CaveHidden Land
Temporal TowerMystifying ForestBlizzard IslandCrevice CaveSurrounded Sea
Miracle SeaAegis CaveMt. TravailThe NightmareSpacial Rift
Dark CraterConcealed RuinsMarine ResortBottomless SeaShimmer Desert
Mt. AvalancheGiant VolcanoWorld AbyssSky StairwayMystery Jungle
Serenity RiverLandslide CaveLush PrairieTiny MeadowLabyrinth Cave
Oran ForestLake AfarHappy OutlookMt. MistralShimmer Hill
Lost WildernessMidnight ForestZero Isle NorthZero Isle EastZero Isle West
Zero Isle SouthFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Zero Isle CenterDestiny TowerOblivion ForestTreacherous WatersSoutheastern IslandsInferno Cave
Star CaveSky Peak Mountain PathMurky ForestEastern CaveFortune RavineSpring Cave
Southern JungleBoulder QuarryLeft Cave PathRight Cave PathLimestone CavernBarren Valley
Dark WastelandSpacial CliffsDark Ice MountainIcicle ForestVast Ice Mountain
Demo only:
Little PlainsMt. ClearChallenge RiverTrial ForestGuiding SeaHidden Shopkeeper Village
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