Dark Hill

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Dark Hill
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Dark Hill くらやみのおか
Dark Hill
Basic info
Floors: 15
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: No
Main type: Ghost
Boss: None
Recruiting: No
Items: 40*
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 2*

Dark Hill (Japanese: くらやみのおか Dark Hill) is a future dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It is unlocked by beating Chasm Cave. It has 15 floors. Since it is located in the future, it cannot be revisited outside of friend rescue and no Pokémon can be recruited inside of this dungeon.


The floors are ranked E, S and ★1, for purpose of Treasure Boxes and friend rescues.

There are three floor types: small-sized with 2 to 6 rooms (floors 1, 2, 7, 10 and 12), medium-sized with 3 to 8 rooms and a new floor type (floors 6 and 11). The new floor type generates one large vertical room in middle, and three small rooms on each side. There's usually 1-2 starting enemies on floors 1 through 3, 2-3 on floors 4 through 6, and 2-4 on later floors. Each floor has 1-4 items on the floor.

The IQ Booster activates on every even floor. The turn limit is 1000. The enemies in this dungeon have 26IQ, granting them Status Checker IQ skill. There is water in this dungeon, except on floors 1, 4, 7, 10, and 14.

All enemy Pokémon in this dungeon except for Claydol, Dusclops and Gliscor can phase through walls and are capable of using Spite.

Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Gastly 1-6 30-31 Unrecruitable
  Banette 1-7 30-31 Unrecruitable
  Misdreavus 1-8 30-31 Unrecruitable
  Gliscor 1-15 28-31 Unrecruitable
  Claydol 5-15 30-33 Unrecruitable
  Haunter 7-11 31-32 Unrecruitable
  Dusclops 8-15 31-33 Unrecruitable
  Gengar 12-15 32-33 Unrecruitable


Item Floors
  2-80TD/100S Poké B1-15F
  DS Insomniscope B1-15F
  DS Scope Lens B1-15F
  Def. Scarf B1-15F
  DS Patsy Band B1-15F
  Pecha Scarf B1-15F
  Persim Band B1-15F
  Power Band B1-15F
  Stamina Band B1-15F
  TS Special Band B1-15F
  DS Twist Band B1-15F
  TS Zinc Band B1-15F
  3-4 Gravelerock B1-15F
  S Gravelyrock B1-15F
  Apple B1-15F
  Cheri Berry B1-15F
  Oran Berry B1-15F
  S Oren Berry B1-15F
  Pecha Berry B1-15F
  Blast Seed B1-15F
  S Dough Seed B1-15F
  S Dropeye Seed B1-15F
  Heal Seed B1-15F
  DS Hunger Seed B1-15F
  Pure Seed B1-15F
  Reviver Seed B1-15F
  Sleep Seed B1-15F
  S Slip Seed B1-15F
  TS Stun Seed B1-15F
  S Reviser Seed B1-15F
  S Via Seed B1-15F
  TS Vile Seed B1-15F
  DS Violent Seed B1-15F
  TS Warp Seed B1-15F
  DS X-Eye Seed B1-15F
  Max Elixir B1-15F
  S Mix Elixir B1-15F
  DS Aerial Ace B1-15F
  TS Attract B1-15F
  DS Brick Break B1-15F
  Brine B1-15F
  TS Bullet Seed B1-15F
  TS Calm Mind B1-15F
  Dig B1-15F
  DS Dive B1-15F
  S Dragon Claw B1-15F
  Embargo B1-15F
  DS Energy Ball B1-15F
  DS Explosion B1-15F
  TS False Swipe B1-15F
  TS Flash B1-15F
  DS Focus Blast B1-15F
  DS Focus Punch B1-15F
  TS Giga Drain B1-15F
  Giga Impact B1-15F
  Hidden Power B1-15F
  Hyper Beam B1-15F
  TS Iron Tail B1-15F
  TS Light Screen B1-15F
  DS Natural Gift B1-15F
  Payback B1-15F
  Poison Jab B1-15F
  DS Protect B1-15F
  TS Recycle B1-15F
  TS Reflect B1-15F
  TS Rest B1-15F
  TS Roar B1-15F
  TS Rock Slide B1-15F
  Roost B1-15F
  Safeguard B1-15F
  TS Shadow Claw B1-15F
  Shock Wave B1-15F
  TS SolarBeam B1-15F
  Stealth Rock B1-15F
  TS Steel Wing B1-15F
  Swords Dance B1-15F
  DS Taunt B1-15F
  DS Thunder Wave B1-15F
  Thunderbolt B1-15F
  DS Torment B1-15F
  Vacuum-Cut B1-15F
  DS Water Pulse B1-15F
  TS Wide Slash B1-15F
  DS All-Hit Orb B1-15F
  TS All-Mach Orb B1-15F
  TS Blowback Orb B1-15F
  DS Decoy Orb B1-15F
  Escape Orb B1-15F
  TS Evasion Orb B1-15F
  DS Foe-Fear Orb B1-15F
  TS Foe-Hold Orb B1-15F
  DS Foe-Seal Orb B1-15F
  Hurl Orb B1-15F
  DS Invisify Orb B1-15F
  TS Itemizer Orb B1-15F
  DS Luminous Orb B1-15F
  TS Mobile Orb B1-15F
  TS One-Shot Orb B1-15F
  TS Petrify Orb B1-15F
  TS Quick Orb B1-15F
  TS Radar Orb B1-15F
  DS Rebound Orb B1-15F
  Rollcall Orb B1-15F
  TS Scanner Orb B1-15F
  TS Slow Orb B1-15F
  DS Slumber Orb B1-15F
  TS Spurn Orb B1-15F
  TS Stayaway Orb B1-15F
  TS Switcher Orb B1-15F
  DS Totter Orb B1-15F
  DS Transfer Orb B1-15F
  TS Warp Orb B1-15F

Traps encountered

The game generates 3 to 6 of the following tiles.

Image Trap Appearance %
  Chestnut Trap 8.33%T/5%S
  Grimy Trap 8.33%T/5%S
  Gust Trap 9.09%D/5%S
  Poison Trap 9.09%D/5%S
  Pokémon Trap 9.09%D/5%S
  Selfdestruct Trap 8.34%T/5%S
  Slow Trap 8.33%T/5%S
  Slumber Trap 9.09%D/5%S
  Spin Trap 9.09%D/5%S
  Summon Trap 8.34%T/5%S
  Trip Trap 8.33%T/9.09%D/5%S
  Warp Trap 8.33%T/5%S
  Wonder Tile 41.67%T/45.46%D/40%S


Entrance Alternate tileset

In other languages

Language Title
  French Colline Sombre
  German Dunkelhöhle
  Italian Colle Oscuro
  Korean 캄캄한 어둠의 언덕 Kamkamhan Eodumui Eondeok
  Spanish Colina Oscura
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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