Vast Ice Mountain

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Vast Ice Mountain


Vast Ice Mountain だいひょうざん
Vast Ice Mountain
Vast Ice Mountain S.png
Basic info
Floors: 18*
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: None
Boss: Primal Dialga
Recruiting: No
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 3
Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

Vast Ice Mountain (Japanese: だいひょうざん Vast Ice Mountain) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky only. This two-part stage is the last in a series of dungeons during the Special Episode In the Future of Darkness, where the player has to play as Grovyle and team up with Dusknoir and Celebi to prevent Primal Dialga from destroying the dark future and the entire world.

This is the stage before the second battle with Primal Dialga. Leading up to this stage, Grovyle is rescued from near-elimination by Dusknoir in a ploy by the latter to return back to the past; after Dusknoir saves Grovyle, Primal Dialga appears and thrashes Dusknoir about. Just when Primal Dialga is about to finish Dusknoir off, an aurora appears above all of the characters, and wind begins to blow, signifying that time is finally beginning to flow again, due to the heroic efforts of the player and player's partner in the past. The returning flow of time causes Primal Dialga to go berserk and charge headlong toward the Passage of Time at the summit of Vast Ice Mountain; the consequences of the Passage of Time's destruction are unknown but potentially devastating to time itself. Thus, the team of Grovyle, Dusknoir, and Celebi leave behind the four Sableye (who would only hold them back and slow them down if they came) and quickly traverse up Vast Ice Mountain.

There is a relay point after 9F. At the Vast Ice Mountain Pinnacle, Primal Dialga is seen standing in front of the Passage of Time, about to destroy it. As Grovyle and company stand against Primal Dialga, light begins to emanate from everyone's bodies, signifying that they will soon be erased from the changing timeline. Before this happens, Grovyle, Dusknoir, and Celebi fight their hardest against Primal Dialga and defeat it to prevent it from destroying the Passage of Time. Following this, everyone begins to disappear as the flow of time fully returns. However, everyone finds themselves still alive, even after the timeline changes. Dialga, who has returned to its normal state of being, explains that they were most likely spared by a being even more powerful than itself.


As this is a Special Episode dungeon, the player cannot recruit Pokémon inside and cannot be rescued if knocked out.

The dungeon uses two floor layouts

  • Floors 5 and 8 are medium-sized with 3-9 rooms
  • Other floors are large-sized:
    • 3-8 rooms on floor 1 of Vast Ice Mountain and floors 1 and 7 of Vast Ice Mountain Peak
    • 3-9 rooms on floors 2 and 9 of Vast Ice Mountain and floor 8 of Vast Ice Mountain Peak
    • 3-10 rooms on floor 3 of Vast Ice Mountain and floors 2 and 6 of Vast Ice Mountain Peak
    • 3-11 rooms on floors 4 and 7 of Vast Ice Mountain and floor 5 of Vast Ice Mountain Peak
    • 3-12 rooms on floor 6 of Vast Ice Mountain and floor 4 of Vast Ice Mountain Peak
    • 3-14 rooms on floor 3 of Vast Ice Mountain Peak

The amount of items on floor varies per floor:

  • 5-8 on floors 1 through 5 of Vast Ice Mountain
  • 4-7 on floors 6 through 9 of Vast Ice Mountain and floor 1 of Vast Ice Mountain Peak
  • 3-6 on floors 2 through 8 of Vast Ice Mountain Peak.

There's also 2-5 items buried in the walls. There's 2-3 starting enemies on each floor.

The IQ Booster does not activate in this dungeon. The turn limit is 1000. There is water on floors 3, 5 and 7 of Vast Ice Mountain, and floors 2, 3 and 6 of Vast Mountain Peak. The enemies in this dungeon have 26IQ, including Primal Dialga.

Pokémon encountered

Vast Ice Mountain

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Gengar 1-9 43 Unrecruitable
  Aerodactyl 1-9 42 Unrecruitable
  Smoochum 1-9 41 Unrecruitable
  Shedinja 1-9 46 Unrecruitable
  Dusclops 1-9 40 Unrecruitable
  Absol 1-9 42 Unrecruitable
  Metagross 1-9 45 Unrecruitable
  Magnezone 1-9 44 Unrecruitable
  Gliscor 1-9 42 Unrecruitable
Because it is a Special Episode, no Pokémon can be recruited.

Vast Ice Mountain Peak

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Gengar 1-8 43 Unrecruitable
  Aerodactyl 1-8 42 Unrecruitable
  Smoochum 1-8 41 Unrecruitable
  Shedinja 1-8 46 Unrecruitable
  Dusclops 1-8 40 Unrecruitable
  Absol 1-8 42 Unrecruitable
  Metagross 1-8 45 Unrecruitable
  Magnezone 1-8 44 Unrecruitable
  Gliscor 1-8 42 Unrecruitable
Because it is a Special Episode, no Pokémon can be recruited.

Vast Ice Mountain Pinnacle

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Dialga (Pokémon) Dialga
Primal Dialga
Pinnacle 48 Unrecruitable Boss



Item Floors
  2-200 Poké 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Insomniscope 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Def. Scarf 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Pecha Scarf 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Persim Band 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Power Band 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Special Band 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Stamina Band 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Zinc Band 1-9F, P1-P8F
  5 Gravelerock 1-9F, P1-P8F
  4 Iron Thorn 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Apple 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Cheri Berry 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Chesto Berry 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Oran Berry 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Pecha Berry 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Rawst Berry 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Blinker Seed 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Eyedrop Seed 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Reviver Seed 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Totter Seed 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Max Elixir 1-9F, P1-P8F
  All-Hit Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  All-Mach Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Decoy Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Escape Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Foe-Fear Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Foe-Hold Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Foe-Seal Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Luminous Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Petrify Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Quick Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Radar Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Scanner Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Spurn Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Sunny Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F
  Warp Orb 1-9F, P1-P8F

Monster House

Item Floors
  2-200 Poké P1-P8F
  Black Gummi P1-P8F
  Blue Gummi P1-P8F
  Brown Gummi P1-P8F
  Clear Gummi P1-P8F
  Gold Gummi P1-P8F
  Grass Gummi P1-P8F
  Gray Gummi P1-P8F
  Green Gummi P1-P8F
  Orange Gummi P1-P8F
  Pink Gummi P1-P8F
  Purple Gummi P1-P8F
  Red Gummi P1-P8F
  Royal Gummi P1-P8F
  Silver Gummi P1-P8F
  Sky Gummi P1-P8F
  White Gummi P1-P8F
  Yellow Gummi P1-P8F
  Aerial Ace P1-P8F
  Attract P1-P8F
  Brick Break P1-P8F
  Brine P1-P8F
  Bullet Seed P1-P8F
  Calm Mind P1-P8F
  Dig P1-P8F
  Dive P1-P8F
  Embargo P1-P8F
  Energy Ball P1-P8F
  Explosion P1-P8F
  False Swipe P1-P8F
  Flash P1-P8F
  Focus Blast P1-P8F
  Focus Punch P1-P8F
  Giga Drain P1-P8F
  Giga Impact P1-P8F
  Hidden Power P1-P8F
  Hyper Beam P1-P8F
  Iron Tail P1-P8F
  Light Screen P1-P8F
  Natural Gift P1-P8F
  Payback P1-P8F
  Poison Jab P1-P8F
  Protect P1-P8F
  Recycle P1-P8F
  Reflect P1-P8F
  Rest P1-P8F
  Roar P1-P8F
  Rock Slide P1-P8F
  Roost P1-P8F
  Safeguard P1-P8F
  Shadow Claw P1-P8F
  Shock Wave P1-P8F
  SolarBeam P1-P8F
  Stealth Rock P1-P8F
  Steel Wing P1-P8F
  Swords Dance P1-P8F
  Taunt P1-P8F
  Thunder Wave P1-P8F
  Thunderbolt P1-P8F
  Torment P1-P8F
  Vacuum-Cut P1-P8F
  Water Pulse P1-P8F
  Wide Slash P1-P8F

Buried items

Item Floors
  2-200 Poké 1-9F, P1-P8F


The amount of traps depends on the floor:

  • 0 on floor 1 of Vast Ice Mountain
  • 3-6 on floor 2 of Vast Ice Mountain
  • 3-7 on floor 3 of Vast Ice Mountain
  • 4-8 on floors 4 through 10 of Dark Ice Mountain, and in Vast Ice Mountain Peak

Game will spawn extra in a Monster House.

Image Trap Appearance %
  Chestnut Trap 6.33%
  Explosion Trap 2.53%
  Grimy Trap 6.33%
  Gust Trap 3.17%
  Mud Trap 3.16%
  PP-Zero Trap 6.33%
  Poison Trap 6.33%
  Pokémon Trap 6.33%
  Seal Trap 3.16%
  Selfdestruct Trap 1.90%
  Slow Trap 6.33%
  Slumber Trap 7.60%
  Spin Trap 5.69%
  Trip Trap 3.16%
  Warp Trap 6.33%
  Wonder Tile 25.32%

Other encounters

Image Encounter 1-9F P1-P8F
  Monster House 0% 5%


Entrance (paralyzed) Entrance Rest stop
Vast Ice Mountain Peak Pinnacle (paralyzed) Pinnacle


  • When Grovyle uses Dig on enemy Pokémon with Pressure, the ability will not affect Grovyle. This is likely because the move is used in a cutscene.

In other languages

Vast Ice Mountain

Language Title
  French Montagne Glacier
  German Rieseneisberg
  Italian Altopiano Ghiacciato
  Spanish Gran Iceberg

Vast Ice Mountain Peak

Language Title
  Japanese だいひょうざん さいじょうぶ Daihyōzan Saijōbu
  French Montagne Glacier pic
  German Rieseneisberggipfel
  Italian Picco Nevoso
  Spanish Pináculo Gran Iceberg

Vast Ice Mountain Pinnacle

Language Title
  Japanese だいひょうざん ちょうじょう Daihyōzan Chōjō
  French Montagne Glacier - cime
  German Rieseneisbergspitze
  Italian Vetta Tenebrosa
  Spanish Cúspide Gran Iceberg

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
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Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
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