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
  Charmander B1-B10 5-7 8.2%
  Cyndaquil B1-B10 5-7 8.2%
  Chimchar B1-B10 5-7 8.2%
  Hippowdon B1-B10 33-35 8.2%
  Numel B1-B11 14-16 6.4%
  Slugma B1-B12 15-17 8.2%
  Growlithe B1-B13 16-18 8.2%
  Ponyta B1-B13 17-19 8.2%
  Torchic B1-B14 5-7 8.2%
  Charmeleon B1-B15 43-46 -10%
  Flareon B1-B15 49-52 -12%
  Combusken B1-B15 45-48 -10%
  Monferno B1-B15 43-46 -10%
  Camerupt B3-B15 46-49 -12%
  Rapidash B4-B15 48-51 -4.5%
  Mewtwo B6 D 50 -22% *
  Arcanine B6-B15 49-51 -12%
  Quilava B11-B15 50-51 -10%
  Magcargo B13-B15 51-52 0.5%
Pokémon cannot be recruited during the first visit.

Deep Dark Crater

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Charmeleon B1-B5 46-47 -10%
  Quilava B1-B5 51-52 -10%
  Monferno B1-B5 46-47 -10%
  Camerupt B1-B6 49-50 -12%
  Combusken B1-B8 48-49 -10%
  Arcanine B1-B9, B11-B14 51-53 -12%
  Rapidash B1-B9, B11-B14 51-53 -4.5%
  Flareon B1-B9, B11-B14 52-54 -12%
  Magcargo B1-B11 52-54 0.5%
  Rhyperior B5-B14 53-54 -12%
  Magmortar B5-B14 52-53 -10%
  Charizard B6-B9, B11-B14 53-54 -12%
  Typhlosion B6-B9, B11-B14 53-54 -12%
  Infernape B6-B14 52-53 -12%
  Torkoal B7-B14 53-54 6.4%
  Mismagius B7-B14 52-53 8.2%
  Blaziken B9-B14 53-54 -12%
  Aggron B9-B14 52-53 -10%
  Entei B10 TD 47 6.4% *
Pokémon cannot be recruited during the first visit.

Dark Crater Pit

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Darkrai Bottom 53 Unrecruitable Boss
  Arbok Bottom 36 Unrecruitable Boss
  Magcargo Bottom 36 Unrecruitable Boss
  Aggron Bottom 36 Unrecruitable Boss
  Mismagius Bottom 35 Unrecruitable Boss
  Rhyperior Bottom 36 Unrecruitable Boss
  Magmortar Bottom 36 Unrecruitable Boss
This boss can only be fought once.

Traps encountered

Image Trap
  Chestnut Trap
  Explosion Trap
  Grimy Trap
  Gust Trap
  Mud Trap
  Poison Trap
  Pokémon Trap
  PP-Zero Trap
  Seal Trap
  Selfdestruct Trap
  Slow Trap
  Slumber Trap
  Spin Trap
  Sticky Trap
  Summon Trap
  Trip Trap
  Warp Trap


Entrance Rest stop
Deep Dark Crater Dark Crater Pit

In other languages

Dark Crater

Language Title
  French Cratère Obscur
  German Dunkelkrater
  Italian Cratere Oscuro
  Korean 어둠의 화구 Eodeum-ui hwagu
  Spanish Cráter Oscuro

Deep Dark Crater

Language Title
  French Cratère Obscur Profondeurs
  German Tiefer Dunkelkrater
  Italian Cratere Profondo
  Korean 어둠의 화구 최심부 Eodeum-ui hwagu choesimbu
  Spanish Fosa Cráter Oscuro

Dark Crater Pit

Language Title
  French Cratère Obscur Fond
  German Dunkelkratergrube
  Italian Fossa Oscura
  Korean 어둠의 화구 깊은 곳 Eodeum-ui hwagu gipeun got
  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 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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