Giant Volcano

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Giant Volcano きょだいかざん
Giant Volcano
Giant Volcano TDS.png
Basic info
Floors: 20
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: Fire
Boss: Heatran
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Allowed
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Giant Volcano (Japanese: きょだいかざん Giant Volcano) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky in the Volcanic Area. Heatran guards the Fiery Drum at Giant Volcano Peak (Japanese: きょだいかざん ちょうじょう). The Pokémon found here are very similar to those found in the Dark Crater.


In Explorers of Time and Darkness, Wonder Mail password is the only way to unlock this dungeon; in Explorers of Sky it can be unlocked via Spinda's Café. Once the player has cleared Crevice Cave and obtained Secret Rank, the following codes can unlock this dungeon.

Version Password
Explorers of Time & Darkness FH0T HYNH R0QF
86N8 +SY@ &%YN
Explorers of Sky 7S&X8 T6FCWK- 3-&FP


The jobs are ranked E or ★2 through ★6 by default, depending on the floor.

The dungeon uses following layouts:

  • Medium-sized floors with 3-8 rooms on floors 1, 2 and 3
  • Large-sized floors with 3-8 rooms on other floors
  • Large-sized floors with 3-12 rooms on floors 16, 17 and 19
  • Floors 6, 11 and 18 have a giant room in middle with smaller rooms on left and right.

There's 3-6 items on the ground and 6-9 in the walls. There's 2-3 starting enemies on floors 1 through 4, 2-4 on floors 5 through 11, and 3-5 on floors 12 through 19. There is a 10% chance each for a room on every fourth floor, starting from 1, to be filled with lava.

The IQ Booster activates on every floor. Turn limit is 1000. Enemies in the dungeon have 331IQ, including Heatran. There is lava in the dungeon on floors 3, 5, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 16 and 19 (on top of the lava that might occasionally spawn in the rooms). The items in this dungeon spawn sticky 5% of the time.

Weather on floors 3 and 5 is sunny, while on floors 6, 8 and 10 is cloudy.

Like other Seven Treasures dungeons other than Sky Stairway, stat boosting items and Lost Loot is buried in the walls (in contrast to most dungeons which only have Poké).

Pokémon encountered

Each time the player enters floors 1 through 8, only 14 of the species that can be found on a given floor will be chosen. The unpicked Pokémon's spawn rate will be added to whichever picked Pokémon is next in the National Dex order, going back to the beginning if needed.

Giant Volcano

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Chimchar 1-7 5-6 8.2%
  Ponyta 1-8 17-18 8.2%
  Torchic 1-8 5-6 8.2%
  Numel 1-9 14-15 6.4%
  Charmander 1-10 5-7 8.2%
  Growlithe 1-10 16-18 8.2%
  Cyndaquil 1-10 5-7 8.2%
  Slugma 1-10 15-17 8.2%
  Charmeleon 1-19 43-46 -10%
  Arcanine 1-19 48-51 -12%
  Rapidash 1-19 48-51 -4.5%
  Flareon 1-19 49-52 -12%
  Quilava 1-19 48-51 -10%
  Magcargo 1-19 49-52 0.5%
  Combusken 1-19 45-48 -10%
  Camerupt 1-19 46-49 -12%
  Monferno 1-19 43-46 -10%
  Moltres 10 S 44 30% *
Moltres appears only after unlocking Marine Resort.

Giant Volcano Peak

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Heatran Summit 49 50% Boss



Item Floors
  2-400 Poké 1-19F
  S Gaggle Specs 1-19F
  DS Insomniscope 1-19F
  DS Scope Lens 1-19F
  TS Curve Band 1-19F
  TS Detect Band 1-19F
  Gold Ribbon 1-19F
  TS Heal Ribbon 1-19F
  TS Joy Ribbon 1-19F
  S No-Slip Cap 1-19F
  DS Patsy Band 1-19F
  Pecha Scarf 1-19F
  Power Band 1-19F
  TS Racket Band 1-19F
  DS Sneak Scarf 1-19F
  Stamina Band 1-19F
  DS Twist Band 1-19F
  TS Warp Scarf 1-19F
  4 Silver Spike 1-19F
  4-5 Gravelerock 1-19F
  Geo Pebble 1-19F
  S Gone Pebble 1-19F
  S Wander Gummi 1-19F
  Cheri Berry 1-19F
  Oran Berry 1-19F
  S Oren Berry 1-19F
  TS Pecha Berry 1-19F
  TS Rawst Berry 1-19F
  DS Blinker Seed 1-19F
  Doom Seed 1-19F
  S Dough Seed 1-19F
  S Dropeye Seed 1-19F
  Heal Seed 1-19F
  TS Quick Seed 1-19F
  S Reviser Seed 1-19F
  TS Sleep Seed 1-19F
  S Slip Seed 1-19F
  DS Totter Seed 1-19F
  S Via Seed 1-19F
  DS X-Eye Seed 1-19F
  S Mix Elixir 1-19F
  DS All-Hit Orb 1-19F
  TS Blowback Orb 1-19F
  Cleanse Orb 1-19F
  Escape Orb 1-19F
  TS Evasion Orb 1-19F
  DS Foe-Fear Orb 1-19F
  DS Foe-Seal Orb 1-19F
  Hurl Orb 1-19F
  TS Petrify Orb 1-19F
  TS Pounce Orb 1-19F
  TS Radar Orb 1-19F
  Rainy Orb 1-19F
  DS Rebound Orb 1-19F
  DS Rollcall Orb 1-19F
  TS Scanner Orb 1-19F
  TS Switcher Orb 1-19F
  DS Trapbust Orb 1-19F
  TS Trawl Orb 1-19F
  TS Warp Orb 1-19F
Boss reward
  Fiery Drum 20F

Monster House

Item Floors
  2-400 Poké 1-19F
  TS Blue Gummi 1-19F
  TS Brown Gummi 1-19F
  TS Grass Gummi 1-19F
  TS Green Gummi 1-19F
  TS Orange Gummi 1-19F
  TS Silver Gummi 1-19F
  TS Sky Gummi 1-19F
  TS White Gummi 1-19F
  DS Black Gummi 1-19F
  DS Clear Gummi 1-19F
  DS Gold Gummi 1-19F
  DS Gray Gummi 1-19F
  DS Pink Gummi 1-19F
  DS Purple Gummi 1-19F
  DS Red Gummi 1-19F
  DS Royal Gummi 1-19F
  DS Yellow Gummi 1-19F
  DS Aerial Ace 1-19F
  TS Attract 1-19F
  DS Brick Break 1-19F
  Brine 1-19F
  TS Bullet Seed 1-19F
  TS Calm Mind 1-19F
  Dig 1-19F
  DS Dive 1-19F
  Embargo 1-19F
  DS Energy Ball 1-19F
  DS Explosion 1-19F
  TS False Swipe 1-19F
  TS Flash 1-19F
  DS Focus Blast 1-19F
  DS Focus Punch 1-19F
  TS Giga Drain 1-19F
  Giga Impact 1-19F
  Hidden Power 1-19F
  Hyper Beam 1-19F
  TS Iron Tail 1-19F
  TS Light Screen 1-19F
  DS Natural Gift 1-19F
  Payback 1-19F
  Poison Jab 1-19F
  DS Protect 1-19F
  TS Recycle 1-19F
  TS Reflect 1-19F
  TS Rest 1-19F
  TS Roar 1-19F
  TS Rock Slide 1-19F
  Roost 1-19F
  Safeguard 1-19F
  TS Shadow Claw 1-19F
  Shock Wave 1-19F
  TS SolarBeam 1-19F
  Stealth Rock 1-19F
  TS Steel Wing 1-19F
  Swords Dance 1-19F
  DS Taunt 1-19F
  DS Thunder Wave 1-19F
  Thunderbolt 1-19F
  DS Torment 1-19F
  Vacuum-Cut 1-19F
  DS Water Pulse 1-19F
  TS Wide Slash 1-19F
  DS All-Hit Orb 1-19F
  TS All-Mach Orb 1-19F
  TS Blowback Orb 1-19F
  Cleanse Orb 1-19F
  DS Decoy Orb 1-19F
  TS Evasion Orb 1-19F
  DS Foe-Fear Orb 1-19F
  TS Foe-Hold Orb 1-19F
  DS Foe-Seal Orb 1-19F
  Hurl Orb 1-19F
  DS Invisify Orb 1-19F
  TS Itemizer Orb 1-19F
  DS Luminous Orb 1-19F
  DS Mug Orb 1-19F
  TS One-Shot Orb 1-19F
  TS Petrify Orb 1-19F
  TS Pounce Orb 1-19F
  TS Radar Orb 1-19F
  DS Rebound Orb 1-19F
  TS Scanner Orb 1-19F
  DS See-Trap Orb 1-19F
  DS Silence Orb 1-19F
  DS Slumber Orb 1-19F
  DS Snatch Orb 1-19F
  TS Spurn Orb 1-19F
  TS Switcher Orb 1-19F
  DS Totter Orb 1-19F
  DS Transfer Orb 1-19F
  DS Trapbust Orb 1-19F
  TS Trawl Orb 1-19F
  TS Warp Orb 1-19F

Buried items

Item Floors
  Sitrus Berry 1-19F
  Joy Seed 1-19F
  Life Seed 1-19F
  Calcium 1-19F
  Ginseng 1-19F
  Iron 1-19F
  Protein 1-19F
  Zinc 1-19F
  Blue Gummi 1-19F
  Black Gummi 1-19F
  Brown Gummi 1-19F
  Clear Gummi 1-19F
  Gold Gummi 1-19F
  Grass Gummi 1-19F
  Gray Gummi 1-19F
  Green Gummi 1-19F
  Orange Gummi 1-19F
  Pink Gummi 1-19F
  Purple Gummi 1-19F
  Red Gummi 1-19F
  Royal Gummi 1-19F
  Silver Gummi 1-19F
  Sky Gummi 1-19F
  White Gummi 1-19F
  Yellow Gummi 1-19F
  Lost Loot 1-19F


The game will spawn 5 to 10 of these on first three floors and 6 to 12 on later floors. The game will spawn extra in a Monster House.

Image Trap Appearance %
  Chestnut Trap 5.78%
  Explosion Trap 2.31%
  Grimy Trap 5.78%
  Gust Trap 2.89%
  Mud Trap 2.89%
  Poison Trap 5.78%
  Pokémon Trap 5.78%
  PP-Zero Trap 5.78%
  Seal Trap 2.89%
  Selfdestruct Trap 1.74%
  Slow Trap 5.78%
  Slumber Trap 6.94%
  Spin Trap 5.20%
  Sticky Trap 2.89%
  Summon Trap 5.78%
  Trip Trap 2.89%
  Warp Trap 5.78%
  Wonder Tile 23.12%

Other encounters

Image Encounter Appearance %
  Monster House 5%



In other languages

Giant Volcano

Language Title
  French Volcan Géant
  German Riesenvulkan
  Italian Vulcano Gigante
  Korean 거대 화산 Geodae Hwasan
  Spanish Volcán Gigante

Giant Volcano Peak

Language Title
  French Volcan Géant - pic
  German Riesenvulkangipfel
  Italian Vetta del Vulcano
  Korean 거대 화산 정상 Geodae Hwasan Jeongsang
  Spanish Cima del Volcán

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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