Scorching Desert

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Scorching Desert
Tyrian Maze →
Scorching Desert カエン砂漠
Blazing Desert
Scorching Desert PMDGTI.png
Basic info
Floors: 10
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: None
Boss: None
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Current
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Scorching Desert (Japanese: カエン砂漠 Blazing Desert) is a playable dungeon the player goes through in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity. It has 10 floors and no boss. This dungeon is accessible after completing the Holehills dungeon. After the main storyline, this dungeon can be used to enter Glacier Palace Mirage at a high mysteriosity level. This dungeon is relatively short compared to the previous dungeons, but it features prominent Sandstorms. When the player visits floors seven and ten during a job from from the request board, they can access a detour that requires a Water-type Pokémon to pass through. Sparkling Floor tiles and Gold Floor tiles are unusually common in this dungeon.

Pokémon encountered

Scorching Desert

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Flareon 1F-10F 28 ?%
  Cranidos 1F-10F 28 ?%
  Roggenrola 1F-10F 24 ?%
  Garbodor 1F-10F 36 ?%
  Galvantula 1F-10F 36 ?%
  Klang 1F-10F 38 ?%
  Larvesta 1F-10F 27 ?%
  Golett 6F-10F 30 ?%

Unnumbered floors

Players can be warped to unnumbered floors of Scorching Desert, with an increased chance with higher mysteriosity ratings.

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Flareon N/A ? Unrecruitable
  Cranidos N/A ? Unrecruitable
  Roggenrola N/A ? Unrecruitable
  Garbodor N/A ? Unrecruitable
  Galvantula N/A ? Unrecruitable
  Klang N/A ? Unrecruitable
  Golett N/A ? Unrecruitable
  Larvesta N/A ? Unrecruitable

Gilded Hall

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Pelipper 2F-5F ? ?%
  Salamence 2F-5F ? ?%
  Whimsicott 2F-5F ? ?%
  Archeops 2F-5F ? ?%


On the first visit, Hydreigon is on the player's team. Its stats (minus HP), Exp. Points, and "To next level" sections of the Status screen are all shown as "---".

Dark Dragon
Held item:
Hydreigon Lv.64
Dragon Special
Dark Physical
Tri Attack
Normal Special
Normal Status


Item Floors
  70-290 Poké 1F-10F
  Chesto Berry 1F-10F
  Oran Berry 1F-10F
  Pecha Berry 1F-10F
  All Dodge Orb 1F-10F
  All Power-Up Orb 1F-10F
  Escape Orb 1F-10F
  Health Orb 1F-10F
  Rollcall Orb 1F-10F
  Slumber Orb 1F-10F
  Totter Orb 1F-10F
  Blast Seed 1F-10F
  Reviver Seed 1F-10F
  Sleep Seed 1F-10F
  Totter Seed 1F-10F
  Training Seed 1F-10F
  Vile Seed 1F-10F
  Warp Seed 1F-10F
  Fickle Ribbon 1F-10F
  Reunion Cape 1F-10F
  Max Elixir 1F-10F

Traps encountered

Image Trap Floors
  Spiky Trap 7F
  Warp Trap 2F, 4F, 6F


In other languages

Language Title
  French Désert Brûlant
  German Glutwüste
  Italian Deserto Rovente
  Spanish Desierto Chamusca

Locations in the Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
Key locations
Pokémon ParadisePost Town
Kecleon ShopGift ShopGlorious GoldGurdurr Crew
Gilded HallUncharted Road
Ragged MountainStony CaveHazy PassStompstump PeakDesolate Canyon
Forest GrottoMountain PassInflora ForestBreezy MeadowTempting Path
Crags of LamentTelluric PathGreat GlacierGlacial UnderpassGlacier Palace
Redland ReachesEastern SavannaKilionea RoadForest of Shadows
Daybreak RidgeOchre QuarryWithered SavannaHolehillsScorching Desert
Tyrian MazeGlacier Palace Eastern SpireGlacier Palace Western Spire
Glacier Palace Great SpireGrove of WhispersFreezing PillarWindy Shoreline
Canyon FootWorldcoreMiragesandsSilent TundraDreamy IslandMoonlit Forest
Rusty MountainJaws of the AbyssSmoking MountainCape at the Edge
Slumbering CavePath of No ReturnTreasure TroveBuried RuinsEternal Ruins
Seasound RuinsHoarfrost TowerIvory PeakObsidian EdgeTurbulent Tor
Magnagate dungeons
Magnagate dungeon
Downloadable dungeons
Poké ForestIvy ParkScalchop BeachPika LandMt. TravailSkill Treasury
Axe RockKecleon BazaarStrongest TrailMount TepidTreat RoadUltimate Wilds
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