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Quicksand Cave りゅうさのどうくつ
Quicksand Cave
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Basic info
Floors: 21*
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: Ground
Boss: Mesprit*
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Quicksand Cave (Japanese: りゅうさのどうくつ Quicksand Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky situated underneath Quicksand Desert. It has a total of 21 floors, with Quicksand Cave consisting of ten floors, Quicksand Pit of ten floors, and Underground Lake. Mesprit serves as the boss of the dungeon, and after the credits can be recruited on subsequent visits. The dungeon is unlocked the day after the player completes the Northern Desert. After clearing the dungeon initially, it cannot be revisited until after the credits.

Contents

Pokémon encountered

Quicksand Cave

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
027 Sandshrew B1F-B7F 29 6.4%
290 Nincada B1F-B7F 23-24 6.4%
329 Vibrava B1F-B9F 27,28 0.5%
247 Pupitar B1F-B10F 23,25 0.5%
451 Skorupi B1F-B10F 24-26 8.2%
028 Sandslash B1F-B10F 23-27 0.5%
303 Mawile B8F-B10F 24,25 6.4%

Quicksand Pit

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
247 Pupitar B1F 23,25 0.5%
451 Skorupi B1F-B5F 24-26 8.2%
303 Mawile B1F-B5F 24,25 6.4%
028 Sandslash B1F-B10F 23-27 0.5%
248 Tyranitar B2F-B10F 29 -12%
449 Hippopotas B3F-B10F 26,27 8.2%
291 Ninjask B5F-B10F 23,27 0.5%

Underground Lake

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
481 Mesprit Underground Lake (B21F) 18/42 100%

Items

Item Floors
MDBag Poké RTRB Sprite.png 7-148 Poké 1-20F
MDBag Iron Thorn RTRB TDS Sprite.png 4 Iron Thorn 1-20F
MDBag Silver Spike RTRB TDS Sprite.png 2-4 Silver Spike 1-20F
MDBag Grimy Food TDS Sprite.png Grimy Food 1-20F
MDBag Silver Gummi TDS Sprite.png Silver Gummi 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png All-Hit Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png All-Mach Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Blowback Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Decoy Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Drought Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Escape Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Foe-Fear Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png TS Foe-Hold Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png DS Foe-Seal Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Hurl Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Luminous Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Petrify Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Rollcall Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Slumber Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Spurn Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Switcher Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Totter Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Transfer Orb 1-20F
MDBag Wonder Orb RTRB Sprite.png Warp Orb 1-20F

There seems to be no connection to items and floor.

Traps encountered

This dungeon has the same traps as Northern Desert.

Image Trap
Slumber Trap RTRB TDS.png Slumber Trap
Summon Trap RTRB TDS.png Summon Trap
Trip Trap RTRB TDS.png Trip Trap
Warp Trap RTRB TDS.png Warp Trap

Layout

Entrance Rest stop Quicksand Pit
Quicksand Cave entrance TDS.png Quicksand Cave rest stop TDS.png Quicksand Pit TDS.png
Underground Lake shore Underground Lake
Underground Lake shore TDS.png Underground Lake TDS.png
 

In other languages

Quicksand Cave

Language Title
France Flag.png French Grotte Sables Mouvants
Germany Flag.png German Treibsandhöhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta delle Sabbie Mobili
South Korea Flag.png Korean 유사의 동굴 Yusa-ui Donggul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cueva Arenas

Quicksand Pit

Language Title
France Flag.png French Grotte Sables Mouvants fond
Germany Flag.png German Treibsandgrube
Italy Flag.png Italian Fossa delle Sabbie Mobili
South Korea Flag.png Korean 유사의 동굴 최심부 Yusa-ui Donggul Choesimbu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Sima Arenas

Underground Lake

Language Title
France Flag.png French Lac Souterrain
Germany Flag.png German Untergrundsee
Italy Flag.png Italian Lago Sotterraneo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 땅밑 호수 Ddangmit Hosu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Lago Subterráneo


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
Dungeons
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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