Sky Stairway

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Sky Stairway てんくうのかいだん
Sky Stairway
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Basic info
Floors: 50
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: No
Main type: Ghost, Steel, Flying
Boss: Rayquaza
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Allowed
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Sky Stairway (Japanese: てんくうのかいだん Sky Stairway) is a location in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. Rayquaza can be battled and recruited at Sky Stairway Apex (Japanese: てんくうのかいだん ちょうじょう). Defeating Rayquaza will get the player the Sky Melodica.

Mewtwo also appears via challenge request on a random floor between 25F-49F in Explorers of Sky only.

Password

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 HW+8 66%T 5S51
+J5Y 4-K# [email protected]
Explorers of Sky JTF1% 81+THF8 CK#NS
02=53 [email protected] 415RK

Gameplay

The jobs are ranked E or ★2 through ★8 by default, depending on the floor.

The dungeon layouts used here are the same as in World Abyss.

  • Large-sized with following amount of rooms:
    • 3-6 on floors 12, 27 and 42
    • 3-8 on floors 11, 13, 26, 28, 41 and 43
    • 3-10 on floors 1, 10, 14, 16, 25, 29, 30, 31, 40, 44 and 46
    • 3-12 on floors 2, 9, 17, 24, 32, 39 and 47
    • 3-14 on floors 3, 7, 18, 22, 33, 37 and 48
    • 3-18 on floors 4, 8, 19, 23, 34, 38 and 49
  • Floors 15 and 35 has hallways in center with rooms on the edge
  • Floors 5, 6, 20, 21 and 36 have a giant room in middle with smaller rooms on left and right.

There's 2-5 items on floors 1 through 20 and 3-6 on floors 21 through 49. There's 2-3 starting enemies on first three floors and 2-4 on later floors.

The IQ Booster activates on every floor. Turn limit is 1000. Enemies in the dungeon have 331IQ, while Rayquaza has 600IQ, granting it access to many IQ skills. There is light darkness in the dungeon. There are air tiles in the dungeon on floors 3, 5, 7, 11, 12, 15, 19, 22, 24, 26, 30, 31, 34, 38, 41, 43, 45 and 49. The items in this dungeon spawn sticky 5% of the time.

Many of the dungeon's floors have naturally occurring weather, specifically:

  • Floors 1, 4, 13, 14 and 18 have cloudy weather
  • Floors 6, 7 and 11 have fog
  • Floors 9, 16, 20, 24, 30, 37, 42 and 48 have sunny weather

Pokémon encountered

Most of the Pokémon encountered in the "future" dungeons (Chasm Cave, Dark Hill, Sealed Ruin and so on) appear in Sky Stairway.

Each time player enters a floor, 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.

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Rhydon 1-10 33-35 -10%
  Gabite 1-10 33-35 8.2%
  Gastly 1-15 30-33 8.2%
  Magnemite 1-25 12-17 8.2%
  Ambipom 1-30 42-48 8.2%
  Raichu 1-49 42-50 -12%
  Vulpix 1-49 14-22 8.2%
  Muk 1-49 30-38 -4.5%
  Ditto 1-49 28-36 8.2%
  Jumpluff 1-49 33-41 -10%
  Misdreavus 1-49 30-38 8.2%
  Forretress 1-49 30-38 1%
  Steelix 1-49 33-41 -10%
  Skarmory 1-49 28-36 8.2%
  Claydol 1-49 30-38 1%
  Banette 1-49 30-38 -10%
  Duskull 1-49 30-38 6.4%
  Shelgon 1-49 30-38 1%
  Metang 1-49 33-41 1%
  Mothim 1-49 33-41 8.2%
  Tangrowth 1-49 33-41 8.2%
  Leafeon 1-49 33-41 -10%
  Gliscor 1-49 30-38 -4.5%
  Probopass 1-49 33-41 8.2%
  Togekiss 5-49 28-36 -12%
  Spiritomb 7-14 50-51 -10%
  Haunter 16-29 33-35 1%
  Mewtwo 25-49 S 80 100%
  Magneton 26-49 50-53 -4.5%
  Gengar 30-49 36-38 -10%
  Drifloon 31-49 34-36 5%
  Dusknoir 49 55 -12%
Mewtwo can only be fought through challenge request.
Dusknoir appears only after unlocking Marine Resort.

Sky Stairway Apex

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Rayquaza Apex 49 50% Boss

Items

Item Floors
  2-400 Poké 1-49F
  S Gaggle Specs 1-49F
  DS Insomniscope 1-49F
  DS Scope Lens 1-49F
  TS Curve Band 1-49F
  TS Detect Band 1-49F
  Gold Ribbon 1-49F
  TS Heal Ribbon 1-49F
  TS Joy Ribbon 1-49F
  S No-Slip Cap 1-49F
  DS Patsy Band 1-49F
  Pecha Scarf 1-49F
  Power Band 1-49F
  TS Racket Band 1-49F
  DS Sneak Scarf 1-49F
  Stamina Band 1-49F
  DS Twist Band 1-49F
  TS Warp Scarf 1-49F
  4-5 Iron Thorn 1-49F
  4 Silver Spike 1-49F
  4-5 Stick 1-49F
  4-5 Gravelerock 1-49F
  Geo Pebble 1-49F
  S Gravelyrock 1-49F
  Apple 1-49F
  Chesto Berry 1-49F
  Cheri Berry 1-49F
  Oran Berry 1-49F
  S Oren Berry 1-49F
  Pecha Berry 1-49F
  Rawst Berry 1-49F
  DS Blinker Seed 1-49F
  Doom Seed 1-49F
  S Dough Seed 1-49F
  S Dropeye Seed 1-49F
  Heal Seed 1-49F
  TS Quick Seed 1-49F
  S Reviser Seed 1-49F
  Reviver Seed 1-49F
  TS Sleep Seed 1-49F
  S Slip Seed 1-49F
  DS Totter Seed 1-49F
  S Via Seed 1-49F
  TS Warp Seed 1-49F
  DS X-Eye Seed 1-49F
  Max Elixir 1-49F
  S Mix Elixir 1-49F
  DS All-Hit Orb 1-49F
  TS Blowback Orb 1-49F
  Cleanse Orb 1-49F
  Escape Orb 1-49F
  TS Evasion Orb 1-49F
  DS Foe-Fear Orb 1-49F
  DS Foe-Seal Orb 1-49F
  Hurl Orb 1-49F
  TS Petrify Orb 1-49F
  TS Pounce Orb 1-49F
  TS Radar Orb 1-49F
  DS Rebound Orb 1-49F
  DS Rollcall Orb 1-49F
  TS Scanner Orb 1-49F
  TS Switcher Orb 1-49F
  DS Trapbust Orb 1-49F
  TS Trawl Orb 1-49F
  TS Warp Orb 1-49F
Boss reward
  Sky Melodica 50F

Traps

The game will spawn 5 to 10 of these per floor.

Image Trap 1-40F 41-49F
  Chestnut Trap 2.25%
  Explosion Trap 2.25% 2.69%
  Grimy Trap 5.62% 6.71%
  Gust Trap 2.81% 6.71%
  Mud Trap 2.81% 2.01%
  Poison Trap 5.61%
  Pokémon Trap 5.62% 3.35%
  PP-Zero Trap 5.61% 6.71%
  Seal Trap 2.81% 6.71%
  Selfdestruct Trap 1.69% 5.37%
  Slow Trap 5.62% 4.03%
  Slumber Trap 6.74% 5.37%
  Spin Trap 5.06% 4.69%
  Sticky Trap 2.81% 3.36%
  Summon Trap 5.61% 2.01%
  Warp Trap 5.62% 6.72%
  Wonder Tile 28.09% 33.55%

Layout

Apex
 
 

In other languages

Sky Stairway

Language Title
  French Escalier Céleste
  German Himmelsstufen
  Italian Scala del Cielo
  Korean 천공의 계단 Cheongong-ui Gyedan
  Spanish Escalera Celeste

Sky Stairway Apex

Language Title
  French Escalier Céleste - faîte
  German Himmelsstufenspitze
  Italian Vetta del Cielo
  Korean 천공의 계단 정상 Cheongong-ui Gyedan Jeongsang
  Spanish Pico Celeste


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 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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