Dark Wasteland

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Dark Wasteland くらがりのこうや
Dark Wasteland
Basic info
Floors: 4
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: No
Main type: Ghost
Boss: None
Recruiting: No
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 2*

Dark Wasteland (Japanese: くらがりのこうや Dark Wasteland) is a dungeon that can only be played in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky's Special Episode In the Future of Darkness. This dungeon is the second dungeon in the Special Episode wherein Grovyle is accompanied by Dusknoir, who finds out that the Sableye have betrayed him.

Although internally the dungeon has 16 floors, 12 of them are not properly assigned, making this dungeon only 4 floors long. As such, this is the shortest dungeon in Explorers of Sky, with the only lower amount of floors being assigned to sections of Aegis Cave and Sky Peak Mountain Path.


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

Floors 1 through 3 are large-sized with 3-8, 3-9 and 3-10 rooms, respectively, while floor 4 is medium-sized with 3-9 rooms.

There's 3-6 items on each floor and 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 floor 3. There is light darkness in the dungeon. The enemies in this dungeon have 26IQ.

The following data is never accessed due to dungeon ending early:

  • There is water on floors 5, 7, 11, 12 and 15
  • Floor 5 and 9 are medium-sized with 3-9 rooms, while floor 10 is medium-sized with 3-8 rooms
  • Floors 6 through 8 and 11 through 16 are large-sized with following amount of rooms:
    • 3-8 rooms on floor 16
    • 3-10 rooms on floors 8, 11 and 15
    • 3-11 rooms on floors 7 and 14
    • 3-12 rooms on floors 6 and 13
    • 3-14 rooms on floor 12
  • There are Monster Houses on floors 6 through 16 that have the same items as in main story dungeons and rest of this Special Episode. Floors 6 through 13 have 5% chance to spawn it, floor 14 has 50%, and floors 15 and 16 have 6%.
  • Shiftry and Skorupi are replaced by Drapion on floor 8
  • Enemy Pokémon gain one more level on floor 14

Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Gastly 1-4 31-32 Unrecruitable
  Onix 1-4 29-30 Unrecruitable
  Misdreavus 1-4 31-32 Unrecruitable
  Shiftry 1-4 28-29 Unrecruitable
  Shedinja 1-4 43-44 Unrecruitable
  Solrock 1-4 34-35 Unrecruitable
  Skorupi 1-4 28-29 Unrecruitable
Since this is a Special Episode, no Pokémon can be recruited.



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

Buried items

Item Floors
  2-200 Poké 1-10F


The amount of traps depends on the floor:

  • 3-7 on floors 1, 2 and 3
  • 4-8 on floor 4, as well as the unused floors.
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%


Entrance Exit

In other languages

Language Title
  French Désert Noir
  German Dunkles Ödland
  Italian Deserto Oscuro
  Spanish Valle Desolado

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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