Special Episodes are extensions to the storyline of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. They take one or more characters that play an important role in the storyline and expand on their background, what the Pokémon is/are like in that period of time, or what could possibly happen (or have happened) had the player done something differently. There are five Special Episodes in all.
Special Episodes are unlocked automatically, so players do not have to talk to a certain NPC to unlock them. Once unlocked, they can be found in the "Special Episodes" section of the game's main menu.
Special things about Special Episodes
- Players can take items and money out of Kangaskhan Storage and the Duskull Bank, if their adventure starts in Treasure Town.
- All items and money found in the episodes are returned to Kangaskhan Storage and the Duskull Bank, respectively, at the end of the episode.
- Players may only have a save file for one Special Episode at a time. Selecting another Special Episode from the list will overwrite the save data, resulting in a loss of all items and money not in storage or the bank.
- If a Special Episode is in progress, when the player selects "Continue" from the main menu, they are given the option to continue the Special Episode from there.
For a more detailed synopsis of any episode, possible movesets for any of the characters within an episode, or additional trivia about an episode, please select an episode from the list below.
List of Special Episodes
- Main article: Bidoof's Wish
Before the player and partner arrive at the Guild, Bidoof had been training for an unknown length of time, but long enough to make him almost lose his ambition in becoming an explorer because he messed so many things up. One day, when at in Treasure Town, a Snover bumped into him and gave him a map to Star Cave, where Jirachi lied. The next day, Bidoof asked Chatot about Star Cave, and Chatot told Bidoof the legend of Star Cave: if you manage to wake up Jirachi at the bottom, he'll grant you a wish. Hearing this, Bidoof gets excited, asks to take a day off, and goes to Star Cave with Snover.
Just before the duo reached the bottom, they found themselves at what seemed to be a dead end. Snover told Bidoof that the whole thing was a plan to steal Bidoof's 7,000 Poké he had pulled out earlier at Kecleon Market. Two other Pokémon, a Bagon and Gligar, joined Snover and a three-on-one battle began. Bidoof couldn't defeat the trio, but the Guild showed up and fought them off. Wigglytuff then knocked down the wall, allowing Bidoof to continue through the depths of Star Cave.
Bidoof finally reached the bottom, defeated a sleepy Jirachi, and thought about his wish. After contemplating several possibilities, including "To eat lots of yummy food", Bidoof wished to have new members join the Guild. Jirachi then granted his wish. It is assumed that the player and partner are the result of this wish.
Igglybuff the Prodigy
- Main article: Igglybuff the Prodigy
The second episode, Igglybuff the Prodigy, is unlocked after the player and partner return from Fogbound Lake and discover its Time Gear. It features Wigglytuff as a young Pokémon, way back when he was an Igglybuff, and expands on what made him become an explorer.
Way back when Wigglytuff was an Igglybuff, he lived in a little house on a prairie, on which life was easy. Igglybuff had a group of friends he played with pretty much every day: Wooper, Budew and Smoochum. One day when Igglybuff is sharing Gummis with his friends, Banette and Skorupi, who had apparently made a repetition of being bullies, came into the group and demanded Gummis. Igglybuff's friends told him not to share Gummis, but Igglybuff did so anyway. The next day, the two returned, and went to Murky Forest on an exploration. Igglybuff joined them.
At the end of the forest, where a monster supposedly lived, Banette and Skorupi got scared and ran away as they saw Armaldo. They wound up leaving Igglybuff there with Armaldo, but Igglybuff didn't run away. He told Armaldo he would only go home if he was told of why Armaldo was there in the forest.
Igglybuff befriends Armaldo, and they set off on many adventures together, exploring Eastern Cave and Fortune Ravine. Because of these adventures, Igglybuff decides he wants to become a professional explorer, and so continues exploring.
Today's "Oh My Gosh"
- Main article: Today's "Oh My Gosh"
The third Special Episode, Today's "Oh My Gosh", is unlocked after the player, partner, and the rest of the Guild come up with the plan to capture Grovyle in Chapter 13. It takes place in the time when the player and partner are exploring Waterfall Cave for the first time.
Sunflora is called into Wigglytuff's room one night and is asked to capture the "Invincible Haunter" in Spring Cave. Sunflora, a Grass type, determines that this will be a hard exploration, as Spring Cave contains many Fire- and Poison-type Pokémon, two types she is weak to. Sunflora explores Upper and Lower Spring Cave, confronting Haunter at the end of both. Two Slugma assisted Haunter in Lower Spring Cave, by burning Sunflora and chasing her around for a bit. Loudred came and saved Sunflora just before the two Slugma attacked.
Sunflora then continued on to Spring Cave Pit, keeping in mind what Loudred said at Lower Spring Cave. Upon arrival, she told Haunter that his "invincibility" was discovered and that he actually wasn't invincible. Two other Haunter revealed themselves, but then turned the entire ground into an area full of lava and magma, burning Sunflora again. Loudred popped out of nowhere again, and a 2-on-3 battle started. The Haunter were eventually defeated and arrested. Sunflora wrote in her diary that she hoped she and Loudred could be friends.
Here Comes Team Charm!
- Main article: Here Comes Team Charm!
The fourth Special Episode, Here Comes Team Charm!, is unlocked after the player and partner return from the future. It expands on how Wigglytuff met Team Charm, and reveals the location of the fifth Time Gear.
Team Charm was, one day, exploring Southern Jungle, in hope of finding treasure. On their way to the bottom, they found Wigglytuff, who had fainted from hunger. The team gave Wigglytuff a Perfect Apple, which (being Wigglytuff) he gobbled up quickly. Team Charm continued to head through, arriving at Boulder Quarry, which is much like Aegis Cave in that explorers constantly go around in circles. Wigglytuff showed up, chasing a Perfect Apple, and showed the team a secret, invisible entrance into Limestone Cavern.
Once Team Charm went inside the cave, they found a treasure chest. When they opened it though, it appeared to be empty
When they start to leave, Teams AWD shows up and claims that Team Charm took the treasure and where lying about where it was. Team Charm and Team AWD fought, resulting in Charm's victory. The treasure chest in Limestone Cave revealed itself to be a Ditto, who transformed itself into the Bellossom and Sentret they had found earlier, and the empty treasure chest. The Ditto revealed that Limestone Cave had a Time Gear in it. Wigglytuff, after both teams left, joined forces with Team Charm, and the four went off exploring together.
In the Future of Darkness
- Main article: In the Future of Darkness
The fifth and final Special Episode, In the Future of Darkness, is unlocked after the player defeats Dialga at Temporal Tower. It expands on what happened to Grovyle and Dusknoir because time was saved.
Upon return to the future, Grovyle headed to Temporal Tower to buy the player and partner some time. Dusknoir followed him, and eventually teamed up with him. Some Sableye, who had previously been Dusknoir's minions, reported that eliminating Dusknoir had been called for. Dusknoir, enraged, continued on, attempting to deal with this new henchman who would eliminate him.
The duo journeyed through numerous dungeons, one after another. They eventually arrived at the Temporal Tower Pinnacle, where dawn was breaking. A final battle began, with Grovyle, Dusknoir and Celebi teaming up against Primal Dialga. Dialga is defeated, and one by one, they start to vanish.
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