Dark Ice Mountain

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Dark Ice Mountain
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Dark Ice Mountain くらやみのひょうざん
Dark Ice Mountain
Dark Ice Mountain.png
Basic info
Floors: 15*
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: Ghost
Boss: Four Glalie and a Mamoswine
Recruiting: No
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 2*

Dark Ice Mountain (Japanese: くらやみのひょうざん Dark Ice Mountain) is a dungeon found only in In the Future of Darkness, a Special Episode in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It is a future dungeon, the first dungeon on Frozen Island (known in the past as "Blizzard Island"). Grovyle and Dusknoir encounter a group of Snorunt talking to each other once they are teleported here from the Spacial Cliffs, only to have the Snorunt prank Grovyle with an ice attack and then run away in laughter. Grovyle (seeking payback) and Dusknoir then venture into this dungeon to find them and the Passage of Time.

This dungeon has two sections, Dark Ice Mountain and Dark Ice Mountain Peak. The lower part has ten floors, while the upper part has four, and there is a waypoint between the two areas. At the pinnacle, the player must face four Glalie and a Mamoswine.


As this is a Special Episode dungeon, the player cannot recruit Pokémon inside and cannot be rescued if knocked out.

The dungeon uses two floor layouts

  • Even floors (except for floor 4 of Dark Ice Mountain Peak) are medium-sized with 3-9 rooms, except floor 10 of Dark Ice Mountain, which has 3-8 rooms
  • Odd floors (and floor 4 of Dark Ice Mountain Peak) are large-sized:
    • 3-8 rooms on floor 1 of Dark Ice Mountain
    • 3-9 rooms on floor 9 of Dark Ice Mountain
    • 3-10 rooms on floor 3 of Dark Ice Mountain and floor 1 of Dark Ice Mountain Peak
    • 3-11 rooms on floor 7 of Dark Ice Mountain and floor 4 of Dark Ice Mountain Peak
    • 3-12 rooms on floor 5 of Dark Ice Mountain and floor 3 of Dark Ice Mountain Peak

There's 3-6 items on each floor, except floor 6 of Dark Ice Mountain which has 4-7 items instead. There's also 2-5 items buried in the walls. There's 2-3 starting enemies on each floor.

The IQ Booster does not activate in this dungeon. The turn limit is 1000. There is water on floors 3, 5 and 7 of Dark Ice Mountain, and floors 1 and 2 of Dark Ice Mountain Peak. There is light darkness in the dungeon. The enemies in this dungeon have 26IQ.

Pokémon encountered

Dark Ice Mountain

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Banette 1-9 34 Unrecruitable
  Gengar 1-10 34 Unrecruitable
  Skarmory 1-10 37 Unrecruitable
  Metang 1-10 39 Unrecruitable
  Lickilicky 1-10 41 Unrecruitable
  Tangrowth 1-10 37 Unrecruitable
  Duskull 7-10 34 Unrecruitable
Since this is a special episode, no Pokémon can be recruited.

Dark Ice Mountain Peak

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Gengar 1-4 34 Unrecruitable
  Skarmory 1-4 37 Unrecruitable
  Duskull 1-4 34 Unrecruitable
  Metang 1-4 39 Unrecruitable
  Lickilicky 1-4 41 Unrecruitable
  Tangrowth 1-4 37 Unrecruitable
Since this is a special episode, no Pokémon can be recruited.

Dark Ice Mountain Pinnacle

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Glalie Pinnacle 32 Unrecruitable Boss
  Mamoswine Pinnacle 32 Unrecruitable Boss
This boss consists of four Glalie and one Mamoswine



Item Floors
  2-200 Poké 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Insomniscope 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Def. Scarf 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Pecha Scarf 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Persim Band 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Power Band 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Special Band 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Stamina Band 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Zinc Band 1-10F, P1-P4F
  5 Gravelerock 1-10F, P1-P4F
  4 Iron Thorn 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Apple 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Cheri Berry 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Chesto Berry 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Oran Berry 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Pecha Berry 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Rawst Berry 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Blinker Seed 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Eyedrop Seed 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Reviver Seed 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Totter Seed 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Max Elixir 1-10F, P1-P4F
  All-Hit Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  All-Mach Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Decoy Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Escape Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Foe-Fear Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Foe-Hold Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Foe-Seal Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Luminous Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Petrify Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Quick Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Radar Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Scanner Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Spurn Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Sunny Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F
  Warp Orb 1-10F, P1-P4F

Monster House

Item Floors
  2-200 Poké 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Black Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Blue Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Brown Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Clear Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Gold Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Grass Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Gray Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Green Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Orange Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Pink Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Purple Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Red Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Royal Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Silver Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Sky Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  White Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Yellow Gummi 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Aerial Ace 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Attract 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Brick Break 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Brine 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Bullet Seed 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Calm Mind 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Dig 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Dive 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Embargo 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Energy Ball 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Explosion 6-10F, P1-P4F
  False Swipe 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Flash 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Focus Blast 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Focus Punch 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Giga Drain 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Giga Impact 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Hidden Power 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Hyper Beam 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Iron Tail 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Light Screen 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Natural Gift 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Payback 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Poison Jab 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Protect 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Recycle 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Reflect 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Rest 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Roar 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Rock Slide 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Roost 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Safeguard 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Shadow Claw 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Shock Wave 6-10F, P1-P4F
  SolarBeam 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Stealth Rock 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Steel Wing 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Swords Dance 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Taunt 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Thunder Wave 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Thunderbolt 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Torment 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Vacuum-Cut 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Water Pulse 6-10F, P1-P4F
  Wide Slash 6-10F, P1-P4F

Buried items

Item Floors
  2-200 Poké 1-10F, P1-P4F


The amount of traps depends on the floor:

  • 0 on floor 1 of Dark Ice Mountain
  • 3-6 on floor 2 of Dark Ice Mountain
  • 3-7 on floor 3 of Dark Ice Mountain
  • 4-8 on floors 4 through 10 of Dark Ice Mountain, and in Dark Ice Mountain Peak

Game will spawn extra in a Monster House.

Image Trap Appearance %
  Chestnut Trap 6.33%
  Explosion Trap 2.53%
  Grimy Trap 6.33%
  Gust Trap 3.17%
  Mud Trap 3.16%
  PP-Zero Trap 6.33%
  Poison Trap 6.33%
  Pokémon Trap 6.33%
  Seal Trap 3.16%
  Selfdestruct Trap 1.90%
  Slow Trap 6.33%
  Slumber Trap 7.60%
  Spin Trap 5.69%
  Trip Trap 3.16%
  Warp Trap 6.33%
  Wonder Tile 25.32%

Other encounters

Image Encounter 1-5F 6-10F, P1-P3F P4F
  Monster House 0% 6% 50%


Entrance Alternate tileset Rest stop
Pinnacle Ridge

In other languages

Dark Ice Mountain

Language Title
  French Montagne Sombre Gel
  German Dunkeleisberg
  Italian Ghiacciaio Tenebroso
  Spanish Iceberg Oscuro

Dark Ice Mountain Peak

Language Title
  Japanese くらやみのひょうざん さいじょうぶ Kurayami no Hyōzan Saijōbu
  French Mont. Sombre Gel - pic
  German Dunkeleisberggipfel
  Italian Picco Tenebroso
  Spanish Pináculo Iceberg Oscuro

Dark Ice Mountain Pinnacle

Language Title
  Japanese くらやみのひょうざん ちょうじょう Kurayami no Hyōzan Chōjō
  French Montagne Sombre Gel - cime
  German Dunkeleisberggipfel
  Italian Vetta Tenebrosa
  Spanish Cúspide Iceberg Oscuro

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