Crystal Crossing (Japanese: だいすいしょうのみち Big Crystal Road) 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 clearing Crystal Cave, which was unlocked by turning the three crystals blue. It has 13 floors (14 if Crystal Lake is included). Crystal Lake (Japanese: すいしょうのみずうみ Crystal Lake), referred to as Shining Lake in British English versions, is where the player battles Grovyle on their first visit. After the first visit, it cannot be revisited until after the end credits, where Azelf is the boss and will be recruited upon defeat.
The jobs here are ranked E, S, A and ★1 by default, depending on the floor.
The floors are either medium or large sized, with 3 to 7 rooms. The size switches every floor except 3, 5, 8 and 10, with floor 1 being medium-sized. The game will spawn 1-4 items on floors 1 through 4, and 2-5 on later ones. There's usually 2-3 starting enemies on floors 1 through 8, and 2-4 on later floors.
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 in the dungeon.
|Froslass only appears after graduation.|
|Grovyle appears only the first time and does not have to be defeated.|
Azelf is fought in the postgame.
The items are available via Swalot's Grab Bag; however, there is a 50% chance that the item is instead an Oran Berry.
The game will spawn 3 to 6 of the following tiles.
|Crystal Crossing entrance||Crystal Lake entrance||Crystal Lake shore|
|Crystal Lake path||Crystal Lake peninsula||Crystal Lake peninsula (crystallized)|
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