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|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness|
|ESRB||E for Everyone|
|September 13, 2007|
|April 20, 2008|
|July 4, 2008|
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.
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 Electrivire'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 Gravel-rocks (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.
Once you join the Guild, your days training as an Exploration Team could involve completing jobs on the Jobs Board or the Outlaw Board, going on explorations with the rest of the guild, performing story line jobs or completing sentry duty when Diglett has other jobs to do.You and your partner then face many challenges through the game and face Outlaw Pokemon including Froslass, Drowzee and Luxray. These would be similar to the "punish Bad mankey!" mission from Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team And Blue Rescue Team Rescue Team. Eventually you will have to face Primal Dialga then later, Palkia.
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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