Barren Valley

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Barren Valley こかつのたに
Barren Valley
Basic info
Floors: 11*
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: None
Boss: Sableye (×4)
Recruiting: No
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 1*
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Barren Valley (Japanese: こかつのたに Barren Valley) is the first mystery dungeon that can only be played in the Special Episode called In the Future of Darkness in the game Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.

After the player's partner summons the Rainbow Stoneship, Dusknoir opens up a portal back to the future, intending to take all four characters with him; however, Grovyle, mustering his strength, pushes him back into it, so that only the two of them return. Grovyle then says goodbye to the player and the partner in the present, giving the pair all five Time Gears they need, and with his last bit of energy, pushes both Dusknoir and himself into the portal and thus into the future; they are deposited at the entrance to this dungeon. After some bickering and arguing between the two, Grovyle leaves Dusknoir behind to explore the dungeon alone; however, Dusknoir follows him inside.

There are ten floors total - five in Barren Valley and five in Deep Barren Valley, with a waypoint between the two (after the fifth floor but before the sixth). At the end of the dungeon is the Barren Valley Clearing, where Dusknoir catches up to Grovyle before the duo are ambushed by four of Dusknoir's servants, Sableye. It is after this battle that Grovyle and Dusknoir call for a truce and journey together.


As this is a Special Episode dungeon, the player cannot recruit Pokémon inside and cannot be rescued if knocked out.

This dungeon uses two floor layouts:

  • Medium-sized with 3-8 rooms on floor 1 of Barren Valley and 3-9 rooms on floors 2 and 3 of Barren Valley and floors 2, 3, and 4 of Deep Barren Valley.
  • Large-sized with:
    • 3-8 rooms on floor 5 of Deep Barren Valley
    • 3-11 rooms on floor 4 of Barren Valley
    • 3-12 rooms on floor 5 of Barren Valley and floor 1 of Deep Barren Valley

There's 3-6 items on each floor and 2-5 items buried in the walls. There's 2-3 starting enemies on each floor.

The IQ Booster does not activate in this dungeon. The turn limit is 1000. There is water on floors 3 and 5 of Barren Valley and floor 2 of Barren Valley. The enemies in this dungeon have 26IQ.

Pokémon encountered

Barren Valley

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Jumpluff 1-5 33 Unrecruitable
  Flygon 1-5 33 Unrecruitable
  Lunatone 1-5 33 Unrecruitable
  Shuppet 1-5 30 Unrecruitable
  Honchkrow 1-5 30 Unrecruitable
  Glameow 1-5 33 Unrecruitable
  Toxicroak 1-5 32 Unrecruitable
Since this is a Special Episode, no Pokémon can be recruited.

Deep Barren Valley

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Jumpluff 1-5 34 Unrecruitable
  Shiftry 1-5 28 Unrecruitable
  Flygon 1-5 34 Unrecruitable
  Lunatone 1-5 34 Unrecruitable
  Shuppet 1-5 31 Unrecruitable
  Honchkrow 1-5 31 Unrecruitable
  Glameow 1-5 34 Unrecruitable
  Toxicroak 1-5 33 Unrecruitable
Since this is a Special Episode, no Pokémon can be recruited.

Barren Valley Clearing

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Sableye N/A 38 Unrecruitable Boss
There are four Sableye as the bosses.



Item Floors
  2-200 Poké B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Insomniscope B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Def. Scarf B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Pecha Scarf B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Persim Band B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Power Band B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Special Band B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Stamina Band B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Zinc Band B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  5 Gravelerock B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  4 Iron Thorn B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Apple B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Cheri Berry B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Chesto Berry B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Oran Berry B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Pecha Berry B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Rawst Berry B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Blinker Seed B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Eyedrop Seed B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Reviver Seed B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Totter Seed B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Max Elixir B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  All-Hit Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  All-Mach Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Decoy Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Escape Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Foe-Fear Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Foe-Hold Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Foe-Seal Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Luminous Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Petrify Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Quick Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Radar Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Scanner Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Spurn Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Sunny Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F
  Warp Orb B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F

Monster House

Item Floors
  2-200 Poké DB1-DB5F
  Black Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Blue Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Brown Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Clear Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Gold Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Grass Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Gray Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Green Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Orange Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Pink Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Purple Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Red Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Royal Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Silver Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Sky Gummi DB1-DB5F
  White Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Yellow Gummi DB1-DB5F
  Aerial Ace DB1-DB5F
  Attract DB1-DB5F
  Brick Break DB1-DB5F
  Brine DB1-DB5F
  Bullet Seed DB1-DB5F
  Calm Mind DB1-DB5F
  Dig DB1-DB5F
  Dive DB1-DB5F
  Embargo DB1-DB5F
  Energy Ball DB1-DB5F
  Explosion DB1-DB5F
  False Swipe DB1-DB5F
  Flash DB1-DB5F
  Focus Blast DB1-DB5F
  Focus Punch DB1-DB5F
  Giga Drain DB1-DB5F
  Giga Impact DB1-DB5F
  Hidden Power DB1-DB5F
  Hyper Beam DB1-DB5F
  Iron Tail DB1-DB5F
  Light Screen DB1-DB5F
  Natural Gift DB1-DB5F
  Payback DB1-DB5F
  Poison Jab DB1-DB5F
  Protect DB1-DB5F
  Recycle DB1-DB5F
  Reflect DB1-DB5F
  Rest DB1-DB5F
  Roar DB1-DB5F
  Rock Slide DB1-DB5F
  Roost DB1-DB5F
  Safeguard DB1-DB5F
  Shadow Claw DB1-DB5F
  Shock Wave DB1-DB5F
  SolarBeam DB1-DB5F
  Stealth Rock DB1-DB5F
  Steel Wing DB1-DB5F
  Swords Dance DB1-DB5F
  Taunt DB1-DB5F
  Thunder Wave DB1-DB5F
  Thunderbolt DB1-DB5F
  Torment DB1-DB5F
  Vacuum-Cut DB1-DB5F
  Water Pulse DB1-DB5F
  Wide Slash DB1-DB5F

Buried items

Item Floors
  2-200 Poké B1-B5F, DB1-DB5F


The amount of traps depends on the floor:

  • 3-7 on floors 1, 2 and 3 of Barren Valley
  • 4-8 on floors 4 and 5 of Barren Valley, and in Deep Barren Valley

Game will spawn extra in a Monster House.

Image Trap Appearance %
  Chestnut Trap 6.33%
  Explosion Trap 2.53%
  Grimy Trap 6.33%
  Gust Trap 3.17%
  Mud Trap 3.16%
  PP-Zero Trap 6.33%
  Poison Trap 6.33%
  Pokémon Trap 6.33%
  Seal Trap 3.16%
  Selfdestruct Trap 1.90%
  Slow Trap 6.33%
  Slumber Trap 7.60%
  Spin Trap 5.69%
  Trip Trap 3.16%
  Warp Trap 6.33%
  Wonder Tile 25.32%

Other encounters

Image Encounter B1F-B5F BD1-BD5F
  Monster House 0% 5%


Entrance Rest stop
Deep Barren Valley Clearing

In other languages

Barren Valley

Language Title
  French Vallée Stérile
  German Kargtal
  Italian Valle Desolata
  Spanish Valle Desolado

Deep Barren Valley

Language Title
  Japanese こかつのたに おくち Kokatsu no Tani Okuchi
  French Vallée Stérile profondeurs
  German Tiefes Kargtal
  Italian Gola Desolata
  Spanish Corazón Valle Desolado

Barren Valley Clearing

Language Title
  Japanese こかつのたに さいおうぶ Kokatsu no Tani Saiōbu
  French Vallée Stérile - trouée
  German Kargtallichtung
  Italian Altopiano Desolato
  Spanish Claro Desolado

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Sharpedo BluffTreasure TownKangaskhan StorageKecleon Shop
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BeachFogbound LakeHot SpringLuminous SpringPelipper Island
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Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
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