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Dark Crater
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Dark Crater やみのかこう
Dark Crater
Basic info
Floors: 30
Rest stops: 1
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: Fire, Ground
Boss: Darkrai
Aggron, Arbok, Magmortar, Mismagius, Rhyperior, Magcargo
Recruiting: Yes
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Dark Crater (Japanese: やみのかこう Dark Crater) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. This dungeon has 30 floors, with a rest point halfway through, and is unlocked by clearing Spacial Rift. This dungeon is where the hero and their partner, accompanied by Cresselia, will fight the final boss of the second storyline, Darkrai.

The dungeon's typical inhabitants are Fire-type and Ground-type Pokémon.

All three stages of the Generations I-IV's Fire-type starters are found in this dungeon.


Pokémon encountered

Dark Crater

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
004 Charmander B1-B10 5-7 8.2%
155 Cyndaquil B1-B10 5-7 8.2%
390 Chimchar B1-B10 5-7 8.2%
450 Hippowdon B1-B10 33-35 8.2%
322 Numel B1-B11 14-16 6.4%
218 Slugma B1-B12 15-17 8.2%
058 Growlithe B1-B13 16-18 8.2%
077 Ponyta B1-B13 17-19 8.2%
255 Torchic B1-B14 5-7 8.2%
005 Charmeleon B1-B15 43-46 -10%
136 Flareon B1-B15 49-52 -12%
256 Combusken B1-B15 45-48 -10%
391 Monferno B1-B15 43-46 -10%
323 Camerupt B3-B15 46-49 -12%
078 Rapidash B4-B15 48-51 -4.5%
150 Mewtwo B6 D 50 -22% *
059 Arcanine B6-B15 49-51 -12%
156 Quilava B11-B15 50-51 -10%
219 Magcargo B13-B15 51-52 0.5%
Pokémon cannot be recruited during the first visit.

Deep Dark Crater

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
005 Charmeleon B1-B5 46-47 -10%
156 Quilava B1-B5 51-52 -10%
391 Monferno B1-B5 46-47 -10%
323 Camerupt B1-B6 49-50 -12%
256 Combusken B1-B8 48-49 -10%
059 Arcanine B1-B9, B11-B14 51-53 -12%
078 Rapidash B1-B9, B11-B14 51-53 -4.5%
136 Flareon B1-B9, B11-B14 52-54 -12%
219 Magcargo B1-B11 52-54 0.5%
464 Rhyperior B5-B14 53-54 -12%
467 Magmortar B5-B14 52-53 -10%
006 Charizard B6-B9, B11-B14 53-54 -12%
157 Typhlosion B6-B9, B11-B14 53-54 -12%
392 Infernape B6-B14 52-53 -12%
324 Torkoal B7-B14 53-54 6.4%
429 Mismagius B7-B14 52-53 8.2%
257 Blaziken B9-B14 53-54 -12%
306 Aggron B9-B14 52-53 -10%
244 Entei B10 TD 47 6.4% *
Pokémon cannot be recruited during the first visit.

Dark Crater Pit

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
491 Darkrai Bottom 53 Unrecruitable Boss
024 Arbok Bottom 36 Unrecruitable Boss
219 Magcargo Bottom 36 Unrecruitable Boss
306 Aggron Bottom 36 Unrecruitable Boss
429 Mismagius Bottom 35 Unrecruitable Boss
464 Rhyperior Bottom 36 Unrecruitable Boss
467 Magmortar Bottom 36 Unrecruitable Boss
This boss can only be fought once.

In other languages

Dark Crater

Language Title
France Flag.png French Cratère Obscur
Germany Flag.png German Dunkelkrater
Italy Flag.png Italian Cratere Oscuro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 어둠의 화구 Eodeum-ui hwagu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cráter Oscuro

Deep Dark Crater

Language Title
France Flag.png French Cratère Obscur Profondeurs
Germany Flag.png German Tiefer Dunkelkrater
Italy Flag.png Italian Cratere Profondo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 어둠의 화구 최심부 Eodeum-ui hwagu choesimbu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Fosa Cráter Oscuro

Dark Crater Pit

Language Title
France Flag.png French Cratère Obscur Fond
Germany Flag.png German Dunkelkratergrube
Italy Flag.png Italian Fossa Oscura
South Korea Flag.png Korean 어둠의 화구 깊은 곳 Eodeum-ui hwagu gipeun got
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sima Cráter Oscuro

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 South
Zero Isle WestFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Sky Peak Mountain PathStar CaveMurky ForestEastern Cave
Fortune 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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