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← 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*
Boss: None*
Six Sableye*
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 visited again.

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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 there shortend to seven floors. It ends with Grovyle and Dusknoir being ambushed by six Sableye at Black Swamp.

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Pokémon encountered

Dusk Forest

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

In the Future of Darkness

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
093 Haunter 1-7 34-35 Unrecruitable
108 Lickitung 1-7 37-38 Unrecruitable
132 Ditto 1-7 32-33 Unrecruitable
344 Claydol 1-7 34-35 Unrecruitable
373 Salamence 1-7 45-46 Unrecruitable
425 Drifloon 1-7 32-33 Unrecruitable
429 Mismagius 1-7 35-36 Unrecruitable
450 Hippowdon 1-7 32-33 Unrecruitable
464 Rhyperior 1-7 40-41 Unrecruitable
This is the list for the Special Episode In the Future of Darkness.

Black Swamp

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

Traps encountered

Along the way through this dungeon, players will encounter as many traps as they did in Sealed Ruin.

Image Trap
ChestnutTrap.png Chestnut Trap
SelfdestructTrap.png Selfdestruct Trap
WarpTrap.png Warp Trap
SlowTrap.png Slow Trap
SpinTrap.png Spin Trap
PokémonTrap.png Pokémon Trap
SlumberTrap.png Slumber Trap
SummonTrap.png Summon Trap
GustTrap.png Gust Trap
PoisonTrap.png Poison Trap
TripTrap.png Trip Trap


Entrance Black Swamp Special Episode
Dusk Forest entrance TDS.png Black Swamp TDS.png Dusk Forest Special S.png


  • 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

Dusk Forest

Language Title
France Flag.png French Forêt Crépuscule
Germany Flag.png German Düsterwald
Italy Flag.png Italian Foresta Oscura
South Korea Flag.png Korean 검은 숲 Geomeun Sup
Spain Flag.png Spanish Bosque Sombrío

Dusk Forest Heights

Language Title
France Flag.png French Hauteurs Forêt Crépuscule
Germany Flag.png German Düsterwaldhöhen
Italy Flag.png Italian Pendici Oscure
South Korea Flag.png Korean 숲의 돈대 Sup-ui Dondae
Spain Flag.png Spanish Alto Bosque Sombrío

Black Swamp

Language Title
France Flag.png French Marais Noir
Germany Flag.png German Schwarzsumpf
Italy Flag.png Italian Selva Oscura
Spain Flag.png 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 South
Zero Isle WestFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Sky Peak Mountain PathStar CaveMurky ForestEastern Cave
Fortune RavineSpring CaveSouthern JungleBoulder Quarry
Left Cave PathRight Cave PathLimestone CavernBarren ValleyDark Wasteland
Spacial CliffsDark Ice MountainIcicle ForestVast Ice MountainZero Isle Center
Destiny TowerOblivion ForestTreacherous WatersSoutheastern IslandsInferno Cave
Demo only:
Little PlainsMt. ClearChallenge RiverTrial ForestGuiding SeaHidden Shopkeeper Village
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