Sinister Woods

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← Mt. Steel
Sinister Woods
Silent Chasm →
Sinister Woods しい
Dubious Forest
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Basic info
Floors: 13
Rest stops: No
Traps: No
Monster Houses: No
Main type: Bug, Grass
Boss: Team Meanies
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Allowed
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 3

Sinister Woods (Japanese: しい Dubious Forest) is the fourth mystery dungeon in dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. Upon completing Mt. Steel and at least 5 random missions, player will arrive here to rescue a Metapod, which culminates in a boss fight against Team Meanies.

This mystery dungeon is primarily inhabited by Bug and Grass types and contains thirteen floors.


Generation III

Floors 5-7, 11 and 12 in the dungeon are shrouded in darkness, with only two tiles of sight in hallways. There is no chance of finding a Monster House, a shop, or a buried item in this dungeon.

Pokémon encountered

Generation III

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Swinub 1-3 8 10.9%
  Oddish 1-4 7 12%
  Sudowoodo 1-4 7 10.4%
  Sunflora 2-7 8 Unrecruitable
  Sentret 3-6 6 7.3%
  Silcoon 4-6 8 -19%
  Cascoon 4-6 8 -19%
  Shroomish 6-12 9 7.7%
  Linoone 7-9 8 Unrecruitable
  Ledyba 7-10 7 12.1%
  Wooper 8-10 10 11.9%
  Scyther 8-11 10 10%
  Exeggutor 10-12 8 Unrecruitable
  Hoothoot 10-12 6 7%
  Slakoth 10-12 8 11.3%
Team Meanies
  Ekans 13 15 Unrecruitable Boss
  Gengar 13 15 Unrecruitable Boss
  Medicham 13 12 Unrecruitable Boss
Team Meanies appear only the first time player clears the dungeon.

Generation VIII

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Swinub 1-3 11 14.4%
  Oddish 1-4 11 14.4%
  Sudowoodo 1-4 12 14.4%
  Sunflora 2-8 12 14.4%
  Sentret 3-6 11 14.4%
  Silcoon 4-6 12 14.4%
  Cascoon 4-6 11 14.4%
  Bonsly 5-12 12 8.2%
  Shroomish 6-12 11 14.4%
  Ledyba 7-9 11 14.4%
  Linoone 7-9 20 14.4%
  Exeggutor 7-12 12 14.4%
  Scyther 7-12 11 14.4%
  Hoothoot 7-12 11 14.4%
  Slakoth 10-12 11 14.4%
  Poochyena 2-12 10 100%
  Magby 2-12 10 100%
  Yanma 2-12 10 100%
  Teddiursa 2-12 10 100%
  Farfetch'd 2-12 10 100%
  Growlithe 2-12 10 100%
  Paras 2-12 10 100%
Team Meanies
  Ekans 13 13 Unrecruitable Boss
  Gengar 13 15 Unrecruitable Boss
  Medicham 13 13 Unrecruitable Boss
Strong Foe
  Ampharos 3, 7-9, 11-12 30 Unrecruitable
Team Meanies appear only the first time player clears the dungeon.
Shiny Ampharos can only be recruited using a Friend Bow.
Bonsly will only spawn after reaching the Bronze rank.


Generation III

Item Floors
  4-118 Poké 1-12F
  Apple 1-12F
  Blue Gummi 1-12F
  Brown Gummi 1-12F
  Clear Gummi 1-12F
  Gold Gummi 1-12F
  Grass Gummi 1-12F
  Green Gummi 1-12F
  Orange Gummi 1-12F
  Pink Gummi 1-12F
  Sky Gummi 1-12F
  White Gummi 1-12F
  Yellow Gummi 1-12F
  Cheri Berry 1-12F
  Oran Berry 1-12F
  Pecha Berry 1-12F
  Rawst Berry 1-12F
  Blast Seed 1-12F
  Reviver Seed 1-12F
  Max Elixir 1-12F
  Blowback Orb 1-12F
  Escape Orb 1-12F
  Hurl Orb 1-12F
  Luminous Orb 1-12F
  Radar Orb 1-12F
  Scanner Orb 1-12F
  Switcher Orb 1-12F
  Warp Orb 1-12F


Entrance Clearing

In other languages

Language Title
  French Bois Sinistre
  German Finsterforst
  Italian Bosco Oscuro
  Korean 괴상한 숲 Goesanghan sup
  Spanish Bosque Tétrico

Locations in the Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, and Rescue Team DX
Major locations
Friend Areas/Rescue team campsTeam BasePokémon SquareKecleon Shop
Kangaskhan StorageMakuhita DojoWhiscash PondLuminous CaveHill of the Ancients
Tiny WoodsThunderwave CaveMt. SteelSinister WoodsSilent Chasm
Mt. ThunderGreat CanyonLapis CaveRock PathMt. BlazeSnow Path
Frosty ForestMt. FreezeMagma CavernSky TowerUproar Forest
Howling ForestStormy SeaSilver TrenchMeteor CaveFiery Field
Lightning FieldNorthwind FieldMt. FarawayWestern CaveNorthern Range
Pitfall ValleyBuried RelicWish CaveMurky CaveDesert Region
Southern CavernWyvern HillSolar CaveDarknight RelicGrand Sea
Waterfall PondUnown RelicJoyous TowerFar-Off SeaPurity Forest
Oddity CaveRemains IslandMarvelous SeaFantasy Strait
Unknown DungeonRB
Illusory GrottoRTDX
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