Dusk Forest

← Sealed Ruin
Dusk Forest
Deep Dusk Forest →
← Temporal Tower
Spacial Cliffs →
Dusk Forest くろのもり
Black Forest
Basic info
Floors: 8
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: No
Main type: None*
Ghost, Ground*
Boss: None*
Sableye ×6*
Recruiting: No
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 3

Dusk Forest (Japanese: くろのもり Black Forest) is a future dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. Since this is a dungeon that exists in the future, it cannot be revisited outside of a friend rescue, and no Pokémon may be recruited in this dungeon.

Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

It is unlocked after defeating Spiritomb at the Sealed Ruin. Grovyle will accompany the player in the search for Celebi. When the player first comes across Dusk Forest, the player gets a strange sensation that they have had before which the player later realizes is because Dusk Forest is the future version of Foggy Forest.

In Explorers of Sky, Dusk Forest can be revisited in the Special Episode In the Future of Darkness, and is shortened to seven floors. It ends with Grovyle and Dusknoir being ambushed by six Sableye at the Black Swamp.

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

The first three floors are medium-sized with 3 to 9 rooms, with the other being large sized, generating 3-14 rooms on floor 5, 3-17 on floors 4, 6 and 8, and 3-18 on floor 7. There is 1-4 items on floors 1-3, 2-5 on floors 4-7 and 3-6 on floor 8. There is usually 2-3 starting enemies on each 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 light darkness on floors 7 and 8.

The above also describes this dungeon's Special Episode version, where applicable, though the player cannot be rescued if knocked out during the Special Episode.

Pokémon encountered

Main game

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Jumpluff 1-8 33-34 Unrecruitable
  Mothim 1-8 30-31 Unrecruitable
  Mismagius 1-8 31-32 Unrecruitable
  Gabite 1-8 33-34 Unrecruitable
This is the list for the main story.

In the Future of Darkness

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Haunter 1-7 34 Unrecruitable
  Lickitung 1-7 37 Unrecruitable
  Ditto 1-7 32 Unrecruitable
  Claydol 1-7 34 Unrecruitable
  Salamence 1-7 45 Unrecruitable
  Mismagius 1-7 35 Unrecruitable
  Hippowdon 1-7 32 Unrecruitable
  Rhyperior 1-7 40 Unrecruitable
  Drifloon 6-7 32 Unrecruitable
This is the list for the Special Episode In the Future of Darkness.

Black Swamp

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Sableye End 38 Unrecruitable
This is the boss for the Special Episode In the Future of Darkness.
There are six Sableye as the boss.


Main game

Item Floors
  2-80TD/100S Poké 1-8F
  DS Insomniscope 1-8F
  DS Scope Lens 1-8F
  TS Def. Scarf 1-8F
  Pecha Scarf 1-8F
  Persim Band 1-8F
  Power Band 1-8F
  Special Band 1-8F
  Stamina Band 1-8F
  DS Twist Band 1-8F
  TS Zinc Band 1-8F
  3-4 Iron Thorn 1-8F
  Apple 1-8F
  Cheri Berry 1-8F
  Oran Berry 1-8F
  Pecha Berry 1-8F
  Blast Seed 1-8F
  Heal Seed 1-8F
  DS Hunger Seed 1-8F
  Pure Seed 1-8F
  Reviver Seed 1-8F
  Sleep Seed 1-8F
  TS Stun Seed 1-8F
  TS Vile Seed 1-8F
  DS Violent Seed 1-8F
  TS Warp Seed 1-8F
  DS X-Eye Seed 1-8F
  Max Elixir 1-8F
  DS Aerial Ace 1-8F
  TS Attract 1-8F
  DS Brick Break 1-8F
  Brine 1-8F
  TS Bullet Seed 1-8F
  TS Calm Mind 1-8F
  Dig 1-8F
  DS Dive 1-8F
  S Dragon Claw 1-8F
  Embargo 1-8F
  DS Energy Ball 1-8F
  DS Explosion 1-8F
  TS False Swipe 1-8F
  TS Flash 1-8F
  DS Focus Blast 1-8F
  DS Focus Punch 1-8F
  TS Giga Drain 1-8F
  Giga Impact 1-8F
  Hidden Power 1-8F
  Hyper Beam 1-8F
  TS Iron Tail 1-8F
  TS Light Screen 1-8F
  DS Natural Gift 1-8F
  Payback 1-8F
  Poison Jab 1-8F
  DS Protect 1-8F
  TS Recycle 1-8F
  TS Reflect 1-8F
  TS Rest 1-8F
  TS Roar 1-8F
  TS Rock Slide 1-8F
  Roost 1-8F
  Safeguard 1-8F
  TS Shadow Claw 1-8F
  Shock Wave 1-8F
  TS SolarBeam 1-8F
  Stealth Rock 1-8F
  TS Steel Wing 1-8F
  Swords Dance 1-8F
  DS Taunt 1-8F
  DS Thunder Wave 1-8F
  Thunderbolt 1-8F
  DS Torment 1-8F
  Vacuum-Cut 1-8F
  DS Water Pulse 1-8F
  TS Wide Slash 1-8F
  DS All-Hit Orb 1-8F
  TS All-Mach Orb 1-8F
  TS Blowback Orb 1-8F
  DS Decoy Orb 1-8F
  Escape Orb 1-8F
  TS Evasion Orb 1-8F
  DS Foe-Fear Orb 1-8F
  TS Foe-Hold Orb 1-8F
  DS Foe-Seal Orb 1-8F
  Hurl Orb 1-8F
  DS Invisify Orb 1-8F
  TS Itemizer Orb 1-8F
  DS Luminous Orb 1-8F
  TS Mobile Orb 1-8F
  TS One-Shot Orb 1-8F
  TS Petrify Orb 1-8F
  TS Quick Orb 1-8F
  TS Radar Orb 1-8F
  Rollcall Orb 1-8F
  TS Scanner Orb 1-8F
  TS Slow Orb 1-8F
  DS Slumber Orb 1-8F
  TS Spurn Orb 1-8F
  TS Stayaway Orb 1-8F
  TS Switcher Orb 1-8F
  DS Totter Orb 1-8F
  DS Transfer Orb 1-8F
  TS Warp Orb 1-8F

In the Future of Darkness

Item Floors
  2-200 Poké 1-7F
  Insomniscope 1-7F
  Def. Scarf 1-7F
  Pecha Scarf 1-7F
  Persim Band 1-7F
  Power Band 1-7F
  Special Band 1-7F
  Stamina Band 1-7F
  Zinc Band 1-7F
  3-4 Gravelerock 1-7F
  3-4 Iron Thorn 1-7F
  Apple 1-7F
  Chesto Berry 1-7F
  Cheri Berry 1-7F
  Oran Berry 1-7F
  Pecha Berry 1-7F
  Rawst Berry 1-7F
  Blinker Seed 1-7F
  Eyedrop Seed 1-7F
  Reviver Seed 1-7F
  Totter Seed 1-7F
  Max Elixir 1-7F
  All-Hit Orb 1-7F
  All-Mach Orb 1-7F
  Decoy Orb 1-7F
  Escape Orb 1-7F
  Foe-Fear Orb 1-7F
  Foe-Hold Orb 1-7F
  Foe-Seal Orb 1-7F
  Luminous Orb 1-7F
  Petrify Orb 1-7F
  Quick Orb 1-7F
  Radar Orb 1-7F
  Scanner Orb 1-7F
  See-Trap Orb 1-7F
  Spurn Orb 1-7F
  Sunny Orb 1-7F
  Trapbust Orb 1-7F
  Warp Orb 1-7F

Traps encountered

The game will spawn 3 to 6 of these tiles on floors 1 through 6, and 4 to 8 on floors 7 and 8.

Main game

Image Trap Appearance %
  Grimy Trap 9.09%T/5%S
  Gust Trap 10%D/5%S
  Poison Trap 10%D/5%S
  Pokémon Trap 10%D/5%S
  Selfdestruct Trap 9.09%T/5%S
  Slow Trap 9.09%T/5%S
  Slumber Trap 10%D/5%S
  Spin Trap 10%D/5%S
  Summon Trap 9.09%T/5%S
  Trip Trap 9.09%T/10%D/5%S
  Warp Trap 9.09%T/5%S
  Wonder Tile 45.46%T/40%D/45%S

In the Future of Darkness

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 Alternate tileset
Dusk Forest Heights Black Swamp


  • The geography of the entrance to this dungeon is very similar to the geography of where Wigglytuff's Guild set up camp for their expedition earlier in the game.
    • This is referenced in the hero's dialogue. When the player reaches camp, the hero notes that it feels like they have been there before. The protagonist later remembers this feeling at Dusk Forest.
  • The alternate tileset used in the second half of the dungeon is the only one that's used in Special Episode.

In other languages

Language Title
  French Forêt Crépuscule
  German Düsterwald
  Italian Foresta Oscura
  Korean 검은 숲 Geomeun Sup
  Spanish Bosque Sombrío

Dusk Forest Heights

Language Title
  Japanese くろのもり おくち Kuro no Mori Okuchi
  French Hauteurs Forêt Crépuscule
  German Düsterwaldhöhen
  Italian Pendici Oscure
  Korean 숲의 돈대 Supui Dondae
  Spanish Alto Bosque Sombrío

Black Swamp

Language Title
  Japanese くろのしっちたい Kuro no Sitchi-tai
  French Marais Noir
  German Schwarzsumpf
  Italian Selva Oscura
  Spanish Ciénaga 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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