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Quicksand Cave

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Quicksand Cave
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Quicksand Cave りゅうさのどうくつ
Quicksand Cave
Basic info
Floors: 21*
Rest stops: Yes
Traps: Yes
Main type: Ground
Boss: Mesprit*
Recruiting: Yes
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Quicksand Cave (Japanese: りゅうさのどうくつ Quicksand Cave) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It has a total of 21 floors, with Quicksand Cave consisting of ten floors, Quicksand Pit of ten floors, and Underground Lake of one floor. Mesprit serves as the boss of the dungeon, and after the credits can be recruited on the second battle. The dungeon is unlocked the day after the player completes the Northern Desert dungeon.

Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
027 Sandshrew B1F-B7F 29 6.4%
290 Nincada B1F-B7F 23-24 6.4%
329 Vibrava B1F-B9F 27,28 0.5%
247 Pupitar B1F-B11F 23,25 0.5%
451 Skorupi B1F-B15F 24-26 8.2%
028 Sandslash B1F-B20F 23-27 0.5%
303 Mawile B8F-B15F 24,25 6.4%
248 Tyranitar B12F-B20F 29 -12%
449 Hippopotas B13F-B20F 26,27 8.2%
291 Ninjask B15F-B20F 23,27 0.5%
481 Mesprit Underground Lake (B21F) 18/42 100%

Traps encountered

This dungeon has the same traps as what Northern Desert had.

Image Trap
ChestnutTrap.png Chestnut Trap
SelfdestructTrap.png Selfdestruct Trap
WarpTrap.png Warp Trap
SlowTrap.png Slow Trap
SpinTrap.png Spin Trap
PokemonTrap.png Pokémon Trap
SlumberTrap.png Slumber Trap
SummonTrap.png Summon Trap
GustTrap.png Gust Trap
PoisonTrap.png Poison Trap
TripTrap.png Trip Trap


  • Silver Spikes (4)
  • Iron Thorns (4)
  • Grimy Food
  • Orbs
    • Escape
    • Transfer
    • Decoy
    • Luminous
    • Foe-Fear

Poké encountered here is found in packs of 2-113. There seems to be no connection to items and floor.

Locations in Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky
Major locations
Treasure TownWigglytuff's GuildKecleon ShopKangaskhan Storage
Marowak DojoCroagunk's Swap ShopSharpedo BluffBeach
Fogbound LakeHot SpringLuminous SpringPelipper Island
Spinda's CaféSShaymin VillageSSky PeakS
Beach CaveDrenched BluffMt. BristleWaterfall CaveApple Woods
Craggy CoastMt. HornFoggy ForestSteam CaveAmp Plains
Northern DesertQuicksand CaveCrystal CaveCrystal CrossingChasm Cave
Dark HillSealed RuinsDusk ForestDeep Dusk ForestTreeshroud Forest
Brine CaveHidden LandTemporal TowerMystifying ForestBlizzard Island
Crevice CaveSurrounded SeaMiracle SeaAegis CaveMt. Travail
The NightmareSpacial RiftDark CraterConcealed RuinsMarine Resort
Bottomless SeaShimmer DesertMt. AvalancheGiant VolcanoWorld Abyss
Sky StairwayMystery JungleSerenity RiverLandslide CaveLush Prairie
Tiny MeadowLabyrinth CaveOran ForestLake AfarHappy Outlook
Mt. MistralShimmer HillLost WildernessMidnight ForestZero Isle North
Zero Isle EastZero Isle SouthZero Isle WestFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Sky Peak Station PassesSky Peak Summit PassStar CaveMurky Forest
Eastern CaveFortune RavineSpring CaveSouthern JungleBoulder Quarry
Left Cave PathRight Cave PathLimestone CavernBarren ValleyDark Wasteland
Spacial CliffsDark Ice MountainIcicle ForestVast Ice MountainZero Isle Center
Destiny TowerOblivion ForestTreacherous WatersSoutheastern IslandsInferno Cave
Demo only:
Little PlainsMt. ClearChallenge RiverTrial ForestGuiding SeaHidden Shopkeeper Village
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