Desert Region

← Murky Cave
Desert Region
Southern Cavern →
Desert Region 砂漠地帯
Desert Area
Desert Region PMD RTDX.png
Basic info
Floors: 20
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: Ground
Boss: None
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Allowed
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 3
Location
Desert Region Map.png

Desert Region (Japanese: 砂漠地帯 Desert Area) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX that contains 20 floors. It is automatically unlocked on purchasing the Furnace DesertRB/Withering DesertRTDX Rescue team camp.

Gameplay

Sandstorms are very common in this dungeon.

Generation III

In the original games, keys can be found here, on floors 19 and 20. Additionally, sandstorm is the default weather on floors 3, 6, 8, 9, 12, 14, 15 and 18.

Generation VIII

In the remake, 20 Golden Fossils, 20 Golden Spikes, and a Deluxe Box can be found on 20F. Additionally, the default weather is Sunny on floors 6, 9, and 15, and Sandstorm on floors 4, 10, and 17-18.

Pokémon encountered

Generation III

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Sandshrew 1-6 30 10.4%
  Shedinja 1-6 5 Unrecruitable
  Nosepass 1-6 31 7.4%
  Trapinch 1-11 35 8.3%
  Hitmontop 7-13 30 Unrecruitable
  Nidoqueen 7-14 33 Unrecruitable
  Baltoy 12-20 35 5.6%
  Sandslash 15-20 35 Unrecruitable
  Gligar 15-20 12 8.5%
  Dusclops 15-20 33 Unrecruitable


Generation VIII

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Sandshrew 1-6 35 10.8%
  Shedinja 1-6 35 -25.0%
  Nosepass 1-6 35 10.8%
  Trapinch 1-11 35 14.4%
  Hitmontop 7-13 35 8.2%
  Nidoqueen 7-14 35 10.8%
  Baltoy 12-19 35 14.4%
  Sandslash 15-19 35 10.8%
  Gligar 15-19 35 10.8%
  Dusclops 15-19 37 10.8%
Fainted Pokémon
  Spearow 2-19 37 100%
  Diglett 2-19 37 100%
  Meowth 2-19 37 100%
  Doduo 2-19 39 100%
  Seaking 2-19 39 100%
  Wooper 2-19 37 100%
  Wurmple 2-19 37* 100%
  Cascoon 2-19 37 100%
  Shelgon 2-19 37 100%
  Chingling 2-19 39 100%
Mystery House
  Kadabra 2-19 35 100%
  Haunter 2-19 35 100%
  Onix 2-19 35 100%
  Krabby 2-19 35 100%
  Staryu 2-19 35 100%
  Jynx 2-19 35 100%
  Misdreavus 2-19 35 100%
  Wobbuffet 2-19 35 100%
  Dunsparce 2-19 35 100%
  Steelix 2-19 35 100%
  Delibird 2-19 35 100%
  Mawile 2-19 35 100%
  Sharpedo 2-19 35 100%
  Wailord 2-19 35 100%
  Altaria 2-19 35 100%
  Lunatone 2-19 35 100%
  Solrock 2-19 35 100%
  Duskull 2-19 35 100%
  Clamperl 2-19 35 100%
  Honchkrow 2-19 35 100%
Strong Foe
  Sudowoodo 5-13,
15-19
60 Unrecruitable
-6.4% 
Shiny Sudowoodo can only be recruited with a Friend Bow.


Items

Generation III

Desert Region

Item Floors
  6-226 Poké 1-20F
  Gold Ribbon 1-20F
  Heal Ribbon 1-20F
  Pecha Scarf 1-20F
  Power Band 1-20F
  Stamina Band 1-20F
  Insomniscope 1-20F
  3-4 Gravelerock 1-20F
  Key 19-20F
  Aerial Ace 1-20F
  Attract 1-20F
  Brick Break 1-20F
  Bullet Seed 1-20F
  Calm Mind 1-20F
  Dig 1-20F
  Earthquake 1-20F
  Facade 1-20F
  Fire Blast 1-20F
  Flamethrower 1-20F
  Focus Punch 1-20F
  Frustration 1-20F
  Giga Drain 1-20F
  Hidden Power 1-20F
  Ice Beam 1-20F
  Light Screen 1-20F
  Psychic 1-20F
  Reflect 1-20F
  Rest 1-20F
  Return 1-20F
  Roar 1-20F
  Safeguard 1-20F
  Secret Power 1-20F
  Shadow Ball 1-20F
  Shock Wave 1-20F
  Solarbeam 1-20F
  Taunt 1-20F
  Thief 1-20F
  Thunderbolt 1-20F
  Torment 1-20F
  Toxic 1-20F
  Blowback Orb 1-20F
  Cleanse Orb 1-20F
  Escape Orb 1-20F
  Evasion Orb 1-20F
  Hurl Orb 1-20F
  Petrify Orb 1-20F
  Pounce Orb 1-20F
  Radar Orb 1-20F
  Rebound Orb 1-20F
  Rollcall Orb 1-20F
  Scanner Orb 1-20F
  Switcher Orb 1-20F
  Trapbust Orb 1-20F
  Trawl Orb 1-20F
  Warp Orb 1-20F

Monster House

Item Floors
  6-226 Poké 1-20F
  Aerial Ace 1-20F
  Attract 1-20F
  Brick Break 1-20F
  Bullet Seed 1-20F
  Calm Mind 1-20F
  Dig 1-20F
  Earthquake 1-20F
  Facade 1-20F
  Fire Blast 1-20F
  Flamethrower 1-20F
  Focus Punch 1-20F
  Frustration 1-20F
  Giga Drain 1-20F
  Hidden Power 1-20F
  Ice Beam 1-20F
  Light Screen 1-20F
  Psychic 1-20F
  Reflect 1-20F
  Rest 1-20F
  Return 1-20F
  Roar 1-20F
  Safeguard 1-20F
  Secret Power 1-20F
  Shadow Ball 1-20F
  Shock Wave 1-20F
  Solarbeam 1-20F
  Taunt 1-20F
  Thief 1-20F
  Thunderbolt 1-20F
  Torment 1-20F
  Toxic 1-20F
  Blowback Orb 1-20F
  Cleanse Orb 1-20F
  Escape Orb 1-20F
  Evasion Orb 1-20F
  Hurl Orb 1-20F
  Petrify Orb 1-20F
  Pounce Orb 1-20F
  Radar Orb 1-20F
  Rebound Orb 1-20F
  Rollcall Orb 1-20F
  Scanner Orb 1-20F
  Switcher Orb 1-20F
  Trawl Orb 1-20F
  Warp Orb 1-20F

Kecleon Shop

Item Floors
  Apple 1-20F
  Gray Gummi 1-20F
  Silver Gummi 1-20F

Generation VIII

Desert Region

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Reason: needs floor numbers and items
Item Floors
  50-156 Poké 1-19F
  Efficient Bandanna 1, 3, 5, 18F
  Heal Ribbon 1, 4, 15F
  Joy Ribbon 2-3, 10, 14F
  Nullify Bandanna 8, 10, 15, 18F
  Pecha Scarf 2, 13, 19F
  Persim Band 5, 9, 14-15F
  Recovery Scarf 3, 5, 8F
  Weather Band 2, 13, 16F
  Goggle Specs 1, 7-8, 14F
  Insomniscope 7, 10, 18F
  Scope Lens 8, 11, 18F
  X-Ray Specs 5F
  3-6 Geo Pebble 1-16, 19F
  5-6 Iron Spike 1-9, 11-16, 18-19F
  Grimy Food 1-3, 5-9, 11-12, 15-16, 19F
  Cheri Berry 2, 6-8, 11-12F
  Chesto Berry 8, 13, 15F
  Oran Berry 1-11, 13-15, 17-19F
  Pecha Berry 3-4, 6-7, 10, 14, 16-18F
  Rawst Berry 1-4, 7, 12, 15, 17-18F
  Blast Seed 5, 7, 13, 16F
  Empowerment Seed 2-3, 5-7, 10-11, 17F
  Eyedrop Seed 1, 5, 7-10, 14, 18F
  Sleep Seed 2-3, 8, 13-17F
  Stun Seed 6-7, 13F
  Tiny Reviver Seed 5, 7, 11, 13, 16, 18F
  Totter Seed 2, 4, 7, 16F
  Warp Seed 4, 6, 18F
  Max Ether 1, 3-10, 12-19F
  Max Elixir 1, 5, 7, 11-13, 15-19F
  3 HP-Swap Wand 11, 19F
  2-4 Petrify Wand 10, 12-13F
  6 Pounce Wand 4, 6F
  4 Slow Wand 1F
  2-4 Slumber Wand 1, 8, 10F
  3-4 Stayaway Wand 2, 7, 17-18F
  3-5 Surround Wand 8, 11, 13F
  3-5 Switcher Wand 3-4, 18F
  4 Tunnel Wand 8F
  4-5 Two-Edged Wand 1-2, 13, 19F
  4 Warp Wand 17F
  5 Whirlwind Wand 9F
Treasure room
  20 Golden Fossil 20F
  20 Golden Spike 20F
  1 Deluxe Box 20F

Sparkling Floor

Item Floors
  Deluxe Ribbon 1, 6-7, 12, 14, 19F
  Gold Ribbon 8F
  Sitrus Berry 1, 4-6, 9-10, 17F
  Heal Seed 5, 9-10, 15F
  Joy Seed 11F
  Life Seed 6-7, 9-10, 14, 16, 18F
  Reviver Seed 2, 6, 10, 14-15F
  Calcium 5, 7, 10, 12F
  Carbos 2-3, 5-7, 9-13, 17F
  Iron 2, 4-5F
  Protein 3-7, 13, 15-16F
  Zinc 4-5, 8, 18-19F

Kecleon Shop

Item Floors
  Efficient Bandanna 6, 15-16F
  Prosper Ribbon 5F
  3-5 Geo Pebble 2-3, 17F
  5-6 Iron Spike 2, 5-6F
  Big Apple 2-3, 5-6, 15-17F
  Chesto Berry 3, 17F
  Pecha Berry 6, 15F
  Rawst Berry 5-6F
  Ban Seed 17F
  Decoy Seed 15, 17F
  Tiny Reviver Seed 15F
  Max Elixir 2, 5-6F
  Wigglytuff Orb 6F
  Evolution Crystal 3, 15F
  Dazzling Gleam TM 2F
  Echoed Voice TM 6F
  Flame Charge TM 5F
  Leech Life TM 15F
  Protect TM 5F
  Snarl TM 5F
  Thief TM 3F
  Work Up TM 5F
  Evasion Orb 6F
  One-Shot Orb 15F
  Weather Lock Orb 5, 16F
  Wigglytuff Orb 6F
  4-5 Guiding Wand 3, 6F
  3 Slow Wand 6F
  4 Stayaway Wand 6F
  3-5 Surround Wand 2, 6, 15F

Monster House

Item Floors
  50-152 Poké 2-3, 6, 10, 12F
  Efficient Bandanna 15F
  Scope Lens 10F
  4-5 Geo Pebble 4, 6, 9-10, 12F
  5-6 Iron Spike 2-3, 9-10F
  Grimy Food 4, 9-10, 12F
  Chesto Berry 10, 15F
  Oran Berry 3, 9, 12-13F
  Pecha Berry 6, 9-10F
  Rawst Berry 4F
  Eyedrop Seed 6, 9, 13F
  Sleep Seed 9-10F
  Tiny Reviver Seed 2, 6, 9F
  Totter Seed 9F
  Max Ether 4, 6, 10, 15F
  Max Elixir 6, 10F
  6 Pounce Wand 6F
  3 Stayaway Wand 6F
  3 Whirlwind Wand 6F

Traps encountered

Generation III

Note: The % are approximations.

Image Trap Floor 1-20
  Explosion Trap 18.18%
  Grimy Trap 9.09%
  Mud Trap 9.09%
  PP-Zero Trap 9.09%
  Seal Trap 9.10%
  Selfdestruct Trap 18.18%
  Slow Trap 9.09%
  Sticky Trap 9.09%
  Warp Trap 9.09%

Generation VIII

  This section is incomplete.
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Reason: needs percentages

Note: The % are rough estimates.

Image Trap Floor 1-12
  Blast Trap ? %
  Grimy Trap ? %
  Gust Trap ? %
  Hunger Trap ? %
  Pokémon Trap ? %
  PP Leech Trap ? %
  Seal Trap ? %
  Spiky Trap ? %
  Warp Trap ? %

Other encounters

Generation III

Image Tile Floor 1-20
  Kecleon Carpet 6%
  Monster House 3%

Layout

Interior
 
 

In other languages

Language Title
  French Erg Sans Fin
  German Wüstenregion
  Italian Regione Arida
  Korean 사막 지대 Samak Jidae
  Spanish Gran Desierto


Locations in the Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, and Rescue Team DX
Major locations
Friend Areas/Rescue team campsTeam BasePokémon SquareKecleon Shop
Kangaskhan StorageMakuhita DojoWhiscash PondLuminous CaveHill of the Ancients
Dungeons
Tiny WoodsThunderwave CaveMt. SteelSinister WoodsSilent Chasm
Mt. ThunderGreat CanyonLapis CaveRock PathMt. BlazeSnow Path
Frosty ForestMt. FreezeMagma CavernSky TowerUproar Forest
Howling ForestStormy SeaSilver TrenchMeteor CaveFiery Field
Lightning FieldNorthwind FieldMt. FarawayWestern CaveNorthern Range
Pitfall ValleyBuried RelicWish CaveMurky CaveDesert Region
Southern CavernWyvern HillSolar CaveDarknight RelicGrand Sea
Waterfall PondUnown RelicJoyous TowerFar-Off SeaPurity Forest
Oddity CaveRemains IslandMarvelous SeaFantasy Strait
Unknown DungeonRB
Illusory GrottoRTDX


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