Crystal Cave

This article is about the dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. For the location in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, see Crysta Cave.
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Crystal Cave
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Crystal Cave すいしょうのどうくつ
Crystal Cave
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Basic info
Floors: 11
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: Ground
Boss: None
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4
Location

Crystal Cave (Japanese: すいしょうのどうくつ Crystal Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It has 11 floors. It is unlocked the day after the player beats the boss in Quicksand Cave. After clearing the dungeon initially, it cannot be revisited until after the credits.

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After the 11th floor, players must solve a puzzle to get to Crystal Crossing. To solve the puzzle, the player must turn all the crystals blue. After clearing the dungeon on subsequent visits, the player can choose to continue exploring in Crystal Crossing. If the player tries to enter the dungeon while Dusknoir has set a trap for Grovyle, the partner will tell the hero they should not enter as to not ruin the plan to capture Grovyle.

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Gameplay

The jobs here are ranked E, S, A and ★1 by default, depending on the floor.

All floors are large with 4-10 rooms. The game will spawn 1-4 items on floors 1 through 5, and 2-5 on floors 6 through 11. There's usually 2-3 starting enemies on floors 1 through 6, and 2-4 on floors 7 through 11.

The IQ Booster activates on odd floors past the 1st one. The turn limit is 1000. The enemies in this dungeon have 26IQ, granting them Status Checker IQ skill. There is water on floors 6, 8, 10 and 11. There is light darkness in the dungeon.

Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Graveler 1-6 24-25 0.5%
  Seviper 1-7 24-25 6.4%
  Beldum 1-7 22-23 6.4%
  Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
1-11 26-28 8.2%
  Riolu 4-8 TS 26-27 8.2%
  Cranidos 5-9 25-26 8.2%
  Donphan 6-11 25-26 0.5%
  Shieldon 7-11 26-27 8.2%
  Golem 8-11 27-28 0.5%
In Explorers of Sky, Riolu and Donphan will appear only after graduation.

Items

Ground

Item Floors
  2-120TD/150S Poké B1-B11F
  DS Insomniscope B1-B11F
  DS Scope Lens B1-B11F
  TS Defense Scarf B1-B11F
  TS Heal Ribbon B1-B11F
  TS Joy Ribbon B1-B11F
  Pecha Scarf B1-B11F
  Persim Band B1-B11F
  Power Band B1-B11F
  Special Band B1-B11F
  DS Twist Band B1-B11F
  TS Zinc Band B1-B11F
  5 Geo Pebble B1-B11F
  4-5 Iron Thorn B1-B11F
  DS 4 Silver Spike B1-B11F
  T 4-5 Stick B1-B11F
  Apple B1-B11F
  TS Blue Gummi B1-B11F
  TS Brown Gummi B1-B11F
  TS Grass Gummi B1-B11F
  TS Green Gummi B1-B11F
  TS Orange Gummi B1-B11F
  TS Silver Gummi B1-B11F
  TS Sky Gummi B1-B11F
  TS White Gummi B1-B11F
  DS Black Gummi B1-B11F
  DS Clear Gummi B1-B11F
  DS Gold Gummi B1-B11F
  DS Gray Gummi B1-B11F
  DS Pink Gummi B1-B11F
  DS Purple Gummi B1-B11F
  DS Red Gummi B1-B11F
  DS Royal Gummi B1-B11F
  DS Yellow Gummi B1-B11F
  Cheri Berry B1-B11F
  Oran Berry B1-B11F
  S Oren Berry B1-B11F
  Pecha Berry B1-B11F
  Blast Seed B1-B11F
  S Dough Seed B1-B11F
  S Dropeye Seed B1-B11F
  Heal Seed B1-B11F
  Pure Seed B1-B11F
  S Reviser Seed B1-B11F
  Reviver Seed B1-B11F
  Sleep Seed B1-B11F
  S Slip Seed B1-B11F
  TS Stun Seed B1-B11F
  S Via Seed B1-B11F
  DS Violent Seed B1-B11F
  TS Warp Seed B1-B11F
  DS X-Eye Seed B1-B11F
  Max Elixir B1-B11F
  S Mix Elixir B1-B11F
  DS Aerial Ace B1-B11F
  TS Attract B1-B11F
  DS Brick Break B1-B11F
  Brine B1-B11F
  TS Bullet Seed B1-B11F
  TS Calm Mind B1-B11F
  Dig B1-B11F
  DS Dive B1-B11F
  S Dragon Claw B1-B11F
  Embargo B1-B11F
  DS Energy Ball B1-B11F
  DS Explosion B1-B11F
  TS False Swipe B1-B11F
  TS Flash B1-B11F
  DS Focus Blast B1-B11F
  DS Focus Punch B1-B11F
  TS Giga Drain B1-B11F
  Giga Impact B1-B11F
  Hidden Power B1-B11F
  Hyper Beam B1-B11F
  TS Iron Tail B1-B11F
  TS Light Screen B1-B11F
  DS Natural Gift B1-B11F
  Payback B1-B11F
  Poison Jab B1-B11F
  DS Protect B1-B11F
  TS Recycle B1-B11F
  TS Reflect B1-B11F
  TS Rest B1-B11F
  TS Roar B1-B11F
  TS Rock Slide B1-B11F
  Roost B1-B11F
  Safeguard B1-B11F
  TS Shadow Claw B1-B11F
  Shock Wave B1-B11F
  TS SolarBeam B1-B11F
  Stealth Rock B1-B11F
  TS Steel Wing B1-B11F
  Swords Dance B1-B11F
  DS Taunt B1-B11F
  DS Thunder Wave B1-B11F
  Thunderbolt B1-B11F
  DS Torment B1-B11F
  Vacuum-Cut B1-B11F
  DS Water Pulse B1-B11F
  TS Wide Slash B1-B11F
  DS All-Hit Orb B1-B11F
  TS All-Mach Orb B1-B11F
  TS Blowback Orb B1-B11F
  DS Decoy Orb B1-B11F
  Escape Orb B1-B11F
  TS Evasion Orb B1-B11F
  DS Foe-Fear Orb B1-B11F
  TS Foe-Hold Orb B1-B11F
  DS Foe-Seal Orb B1-B11F
  Hurl Orb B1-B11F
  TS Lob Orb B1-B11F
  DS Luminous Orb B1-B11F
  TS One-Shot Orb B1-B11F
  TS Petrify Orb B1-B11F
  TS Rocky Orb B1-B11F
  Rollcall Orb B1-B11F
  TS Sizebust Orb B1-B11F
  DS Slumber Orb B1-B11F
  TS Spurn Orb B1-B11F
  TS Stayaway Orb B1-B11F
  TS Switcher Orb B1-B11F
  DS Totter Orb B1-B11F
  DS Transfer Orb B1-B11F
  TS Warp Orb B1-B11F

Kecleon Shop

Item Floors
  S Def. Scarf B3-B11F
  Gold Ribbon B3-B11F
  TS Heal Ribbon B3-B11F
  Pecha Scarf B3-B11F
  Persim Band B3-B11F
  Power Band B3-B11F
  T Racket Band B3-B11F
  S Special Band B3-B11F
  Stamina Band B3-B11F
  TS Warp Scarf B3-B11F
  S Zinc Band B3-B11F
  DS Insomniscope B3-B11F
  DS Scope Lens B3-B11F
  Cheri Berry B3-B11F
  Oran Berry B3-B11F
  Pecha Berry B3-B11F
  Rawst Berry B3-B11F
  Heal Seed B3-B11F
  S Hunger Seed B3-B11F
  Reviver Seed B3-B11F
  TS Vile Seed B3-B11F
  DS Violent Seed B3-B11F
  Max Elixir B3-B11F
  Apple B3-B11F
  Big Apple B3-B11F
  TS Blue Gummi B3-B11F
  TS Brown Gummi B3-B11F
  TS Grass Gummi B3-B11F
  TS Green Gummi B3-B11F
  TS Orange Gummi B3-B11F
  TS Sky Gummi B3-B11F
  TS White Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Black Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Clear Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Gray Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Pink Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Purple Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Red Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Royal Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Yellow Gummi B3-B11F
  DS All-Hit Orb B3-B11F
  TS Blowback Orb B3-B11F
  Drought Orb B3-B11F
  DS Foe-Fear Orb B3-B11F
  S Foe-Hold Orb B3-B11F
  DS Foe-Seal Orb B3-B11F
  Hurl Orb B3-B11F
  TS Lob Orb B3-B11F
  TS One-Shot Orb B3-B11F
  TS Petrify Orb B3-B11F
  TS Pounce Orb B3-B11F
  Rollcall Orb B3-B11F
  TS Spurn Orb B3-B11F
  TS Stayaway Orb B3-B11F
  TS Switcher Orb B3-B11F
  TS Warp Orb B3-B11F
  Link Box B3-B11F

Monster House

Item Floors
  2-120TD/125S Poké B3-B11F
  TS Blue Gummi B3-B11F
  TS Brown Gummi B3-B11F
  TS Grass Gummi B3-B11F
  TS Green Gummi B3-B11F
  TS Orange Gummi B3-B11F
  TS Silver Gummi B3-B11F
  TS Sky Gummi B3-B11F
  TS White Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Black Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Clear Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Gold Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Gray Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Pink Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Purple Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Red Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Royal Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Yellow Gummi B3-B11F
  DS Aerial Ace B3-B11F
  TS Attract B3-B11F
  DS Brick Break B3-B11F
  Brine B3-B11F
  TS Bullet Seed B3-B11F
  TS Calm Mind B3-B11F
  Dig B3-B11F
  DS Dive B3-B11F
  Embargo B3-B11F
  DS Energy Ball B3-B11F
  DS Explosion B3-B11F
  TS False Swipe B3-B11F
  TS Flash B3-B11F
  DS Focus Blast B3-B11F
  DS Focus Punch B3-B11F
  TS Giga Drain B3-B11F
  Giga Impact B3-B11F
  Hidden Power B3-B11F
  Hyper Beam B3-B11F
  TS Iron Tail B3-B11F
  TS Light Screen B3-B11F
  DS Natural Gift B3-B11F
  Payback B3-B11F
  Poison Jab B3-B11F
  DS Protect B3-B11F
  TS Recycle B3-B11F
  TS Reflect B3-B11F
  TS Rest B3-B11F
  TS Roar B3-B11F
  TS Rock Slide B3-B11F
  Roost B3-B11F
  Safeguard B3-B11F
  TS Shadow Claw B3-B11F
  Shock Wave B3-B11F
  TS SolarBeam B3-B11F
  Stealth Rock B3-B11F
  TS Steel Wing B3-B11F
  Swords Dance B3-B11F
  DS Taunt B3-B11F
  DS Thunder Wave B3-B11F
  Thunderbolt B3-B11F
  DS Torment B3-B11F
  Vacuum-Cut B3-B11F
  DS Water Pulse B3-B11F
  TS Wide Slash B3-B11F

Hidden StairsS

The items are available via Swalot's Grab Bag; however, there is a 50% chance that the item is instead an Oran Berry.

Item Floors
  Cheri Berry B3-B11F
  Oran Berry B3-B11F
  Pecha Berry B3-B11F
  Rawst Berry B3-B11F
  Heal Seed B3-B11F
  Hunger Seed B3-B11F
  Reviver Seed B3-B11F
  Violent Seed B3-B11F
  Vile Seed B3-B11F
  Max Elixir B3-B11F
  Black Gummi B3-B11F
  Brown Gummi B3-B11F
  Clear Gummi B3-B11F
  Gray Gummi B3-B11F
  Green Gummi B3-B11F
  Grass Gummi B3-B11F
  Orange Gummi B3-B11F
  Pink Gummi B3-B11F
  Purple Gummi B3-B11F
  Red Gummi B3-B11F
  Royal Gummi B3-B11F
  Sky Gummi B3-B11F
  White Gummi B3-B11F
  Yellow Gummi B3-B11F
  Heal Ribbon B3-B11F
  Gold Ribbon B3-B11F
  Pecha Scarf B3-B11F
  Persim Band B3-B11F
  Power Band B3-B11F
  Racket Band B3-B11F
  Stamina Band B3-B11F
  Warp Scarf B3-B11F
  Insomniscope B3-B11F
  Scope Lens B3-B11F
  All-Mach Orb B3-B11F
  All-Hit Orb B3-B11F
  Blowback Orb B3-B11F
  Drought Orb B3-B11F
  Foe-Fear Orb B3-B11F
  Foe-Hold Orb B3-B11F
  Foe-Seal Orb B3-B11F
  Hurl Orb B3-B11F
  Lob Orb B3-B11F
  One-Shot Orb B3-B11F
  Petrify Orb B3-B11F
  Pounce Orb B3-B11F
  Rollcall Orb B3-B11F
  Spurn Orb B3-B11F
  Stayaway Orb B3-B11F
  Switcher Orb B3-B11F
  Warp Orb B3-B11F
  Link Box B3-B11F

Traps encountered

The game will spawn 2 to 5 of the following tiles.

Image Trap Appearance %
  Poison Trap 8.33%D/7.15%S
  Slow Trap 12.5%T/7.14%S
  Slumber Trap 8.34%D/7.14%S
  Spin Trap 8.33%D/7.14%S
  Summon Trap 12.5%T/7.14%S
  Trip Trap 12.5%T/8.33%D/7.14%S
  Warp Trap 12.5%T/7.15%S
  Wonder Tile 50%TS/66.67%D

Other encounters

Image Encounter B1-B2F B3F-B11F
  Kecleon Shop 0% 9%
  Monster House 0% 5%
  Hidden Stairs 0% 25%

Layout

Game Entrance Alternate tileset Exit to Crystal Crossing
Time      
Darkness
Sky  
 

In other languages

Language Title
  French Caverne Cristal
  German Kristallhöhle
  Italian Grotta di cristallo
  Korean 수정 동굴 Sujeong Donggul
  Spanish Cueva Cristal


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
Dungeons
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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