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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness
Game Information
Publisher Nintendo
Developer Chunsoft
Category Dungeon Crawler
Players 1 player
ESRB E for Everyone
Release Dates
Flag of Japan September 13, 2007
Flag of the United States April 20, 2008
Flag of Europe July 4, 2008
Other Info
Platform Nintendo DS

'''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time''' (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 時の探検隊 Pokémon Fushigi no Danjon Toki no Tankentai) and '''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness''' (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 闇の探検隊 Pokémon Fushigi no Danjon Yami no Tankentai) is the second set of games in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. In Explorers of time there is a criminal Grovyle, he is being chased by a Dusknoir. Eventually, you find out that the Grovyle is trying to stop time from freezing, and that Dusknoir is Evil.


The basic controls have little variance from the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. You can set moves and items to certain hot-keys, and you may link moves at Electivire's Link Shop just before heading out on your exploration. There are new items in the game such as Geo-pebbles, a downgrade from the Gravelerocks (items that you throw at enemies.) Another difference is that Heal Seeds and some Orbs become available as early as the first dungeon, unlike in Red/Blue Rescue Team. In the Type quiz that begins the game, there is a feature where you press your fingure (or Stylus) against the touch screen so it can detect your "Aura" (this has no effect on which pokemon you'll play as, but will determine what special item you receive. This feature determines your "aura" by the color you set your DS, DSlite, or DSi's menu for) Also, your Partner Pokemon cannot be of the same Type or Generation as the "Leader"; for example, if you are to be Torchic, you may choose between Generation I Starters, Generation II Starters, Generation IV Starters, and Fire-type choices will not appear. As well as these changes:The feature of Genders among Pokemon is added, along with Eggs, which can be cared for by Chansey at its Daycare Center.


The game begins with an image of a stormy sea, in which two characters are shouting to one another. Whether these are human, or Pokémon, however, is unknown. The scene will then move to a beach, where the main character lies unconscious on its shore. Meanwhile, whichever pokemon you choose for your partner is attempting to enter the Wigglytuff Guild, However, He/She becomes frightened by the sentry system and flees before the door could be opened. A Zubat and Koffing appear hiding behind a rock near the door, and decide to mess with your partner. Your Partner then finds you passed out on the beach, with only a memory of being human, and your name. At first, your partner thinks you are lying about once being human, but then asks you your name (this is where you put your name in.) Then, Zubat and Koffing come along, steal your partner's Relic Fragment, and the twosome run into Beach Cave. You decide to help your partner out, and you and your partner dash into the cave. At the deepest part, you see Koffing and Zubat, looking at the fragment. They battle you, and when you defeat them, they drop the Relic Fragment and run away. When you arrive back on the beach, your partner asks to form an Exploration Team with you. You accept, and then he/she explains about becoming a Exploration Team at Wigglytuff's Guild. With the help of Your presence, your Partner finds the courage to enter the Guild.

In the Guild there are many other Pokémon, Wigglytuff is the Guildmaster, Chatot his right hand Pokémon, Diglett the Guild sentry, Loudred who helps Diglett with the Sentry Duty and wakes you up in the morning. Sunflora, Corphish, Chimecho and Bidoof are the other guild members.
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The Wigglytuff Guild; The Main Team is located to the far Right (Squirtle and Chimchar.)

Once you join the Guild, your first mission will be to do a request for a Spoink to return its lost pearl at the bottom of Drenched Bluff. It rewards you with 2000 Poké, but Chatot takes it and gives you one-tenth of the value, saying that the rest is given as guild funds.The next day, Chatot asks you to do another job on the Job Bulletin Board , and this routine follows for a few days. After this, on one day, Chatot asks Bidoof to show you around Treasure Town. When you enter it, your partner shows you around town a lot more than Bidoof. The only shops you can enter are Duskull Bank, Kangaskhan Storage, and the Kecleon Shop and Kecleon Wares.

After going to the Kecleon Shop, you will notice that an Azurill and a Marill are coming your way to the Kecleon Shop and ask for some Apples. After they leave, Marill discovers that they had an extra Apple, but the older Kecleon tells them that it is his gift. Azurill then stumbles and its Apple rolls toward you. When it takes it from you and apologizes, you black out and can hear cries for help. After you wake up, your partner asks you what happened. After this whole ordeal, you go back to the right half of the town, and find Azurill and Marill with a Drowzee , agreeing to search for a lost item of Azurill's. He then bumps into you, apologizes, and


Chatot explains the Outlaw Board.

leaves with the pair. Then, you get your second dizzy spell and find Azurill with Drowzee in a mountaineous region.  It appears as if Drowzee is forcing Azurill do something for it. Then Azurill wails for help in a similar manner to that in your first dizzy spell. You tell your partner what you saw, but it shrugs it off in disbelief. Bidoof, remembering the time, tells both you and your partner to hasten towards the guild before Chatot punishes all of you. On arriving, Chatot shows you the Outlaw Notice Board and explains that that is where all  postersfor wanted crooks are kept. Suddenly, the board flips and you see its blank side. Shocked, your partner asks Chatot what just happened. Chatot gives you an explanation of how Dugtrio changes the old requests for the new ones. After it gets flipped back, your partner starts shuddering. On asking him why, he asks you to look at the top-left of the board and you see Drowzee on the poster as a petty crook. Shocked in the extreme, you and your partner rush out of the guild and find a lone Marill. It tells you that Drowzee abducted Azurill to Mt. Bristle, and requests that you go to save him. 


Along the way, you find out how you came to be a Pokémon and the purpose you had to serve to save the world from paralysis. The game can be played further to recruit all pokemon, complete the conquest of all dungeons in the game.

The Plot is extremely similar to the Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team And Blue Rescue Team games. The Expedition in Explorers is similar to the Exile term in Rescue. The Grovyle in Explorers would be similar to Gengar in Rescue, in the sense that Grovyle is causing a "unthinkable event"; Gengar caused the Meteor to fall in Rescue while Grovyle is stealing Time Gears in Explorers which would stop the flow of time completely.

List of Available Starters


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Treasure TownLuminous SpringsHot SpringsBeach CaveDrenched BluffMt. BristleWaterfall CaveApple WoodsCraggy CoastMt. HornFoggy ForestSteam CaveAmp PlainsNorthern DesertQuicksand CaveCrystal CaveCrystal CrossingTreeshroud ForestBrine CaveHidden LandTemporal TowerMystifying ForestBlizzard IslandCrevice CaveSurrounded SeaMiracle SeaAegis CaveMt. TravailSpacial RiftDark CraterConcealed RuinsMarine ResortBottomless SeaShimmering DesertMt. AvalancheGiant VolcanoThe Great HoleSky StairwayMysterious JungleSerenity RiverLandslide CaveLush PrairieTiny MeadowMaze CaveOran ForestEnd LakeHappy OutlookMt. MistralShimmer HillLost WildernessMidnight ForestZero Island NorthZero Island EastZero Island SouthZero Island WestMap-PMD-DarknessTime
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