Team Skull

MD 2 Team Skull art

Name: Team Skull
Team Leader: Skuntank
Base of Operations: Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

Team Skull is an antagonist group in the Pokemon games Mystery Dungeon:Explorers of Time and Darkness and Mystery Dungeon:Explorers of Sky. The team is made up of a Skuntank, Koffing and Zubat. They are non-playable.



Koffing is one of Skuntank's sidekicks. He and Zubat are first seen on the beach, terrorising the player and the player's partner. Koffing teams up with Skuntank to produce 'the noxious gas combo.'


Zubat, like Koffing is one of Skuntank's sidekicks and is first seen on the beach.


Skuntank is the leader of Team Skull, that comes up with all Team Skull's evil plots. He is stronger than Koffing and Zubat and is one half of the noxious gas combo.


Plot and/or ending details may follow.

Unown Exclamation XY

In all the games, the Team is encountered a lot, particularly before the credits. Koffing and Zubat are first encountered on the beach, and steal the player's partner's Relic Fragment. They then flee into the depths of Beach Cave. The player's team confronts Koffing and Zubat at the end of the cave, and recover the Relic Fragment when the beat the duo.

Skuntank is first seen when entering the guild. It is revealed to the player that he is Team Skull's leader. He blasts a cloud of putrid stench at the player and player's partner. The player faints.

The team is seen numerous times after that incident.

In the guild

Spoiler Warning: plot and/or ending details follow.

Team Skull join the guild briefly to steal the treasure found on an expedition. They quickly earn Wigglytuff's trust and are allowed to come on the expedition with the guild. However, they plan to knock Wigglytuff out with their noxious gas combo, but to their surprise, Wigglytuff is immune to the attack. Wigglytuff quickly defeats them. They are not seen in the guild again.

Special abilities

Noxious Gas Combo

The noxious gas combo is a move performed by Koffing and Skuntank. They both release clouds of putrid gas onto other Pokemon.


  • Skuntank and Koffing's 'noxious gas combo' is powerful, and has once knocked out Zubat.
  • Team Skull are all poison types.
  • Surprisingly, the full Team Skull can never be battled, despite numerous confrontations with the player. However, the player can battle Zubat and Koffing.