The Nightmare

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The Nightmare
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The Nightmare あくむのなか
Inside the Nightmare
Basic info
Floors: 17
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: {{{monsterhouses}}}
Main type: Normal
Boss: None
Recruiting: No
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 2

The Nightmare (Japanese: あくむのなか Inside the Nightmare) is a dungeon that can only be visited once in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It has 17 floors and is unlocked after clearing Mt. Travail and bringing Drowzee back to the Wigglytuff Guild to examine Azurill. The player meets Cresselia, which is actually Darkrai disguised as such, who attempts to eliminate the player and his/her partner, blaming them for the distortion in space. The player's belly decreases at an accelerated rate. Also, all Pokémon in this dungeon are unrecruitable, due to the fact that they are all manifestations of the nightmare, and not actual Pokémon.

Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
052 Meowth B1-B11  ? Unrecruitable
325 Spoink B1-B11  ? Unrecruitable
035 Clefairy B1-B12  ? Unrecruitable
039 Jigglypuff B1-B12  ? Unrecruitable
173 Cleffa B1-B12  ? Unrecruitable
360 Wynaut B1-B12  ? Unrecruitable
327 Spinda B1-B13  ? Unrecruitable
108 Lickitung B1-B17  ? Unrecruitable
196 Espeon B1-B17  ? Unrecruitable
202 Wobbuffet B1-B17  ? Unrecruitable
241 Miltank B1-B17  ? Unrecruitable
242 Blissey B1-B17  ? Unrecruitable
293 Whismur B1-B17  ? Unrecruitable
300 Skitty B1-B17  ? Unrecruitable
317 Swalot B1-B17  ? Unrecruitable
453 Croagunk B1-B17  ? Unrecruitable
053 Persian B5-B17  ? Unrecruitable
174 Igglybuff B6-B17  ? Unrecruitable
463 Lickilicky B10-B17  ? Unrecruitable
326 Grumpig B12-B17  ? Unrecruitable
440 Happiny B12-B17  ? Unrecruitable
036 Clefable B13-B17  ? Unrecruitable
040 Wigglytuff B13-B17  ? Unrecruitable
113 Chansey B16-B17  ? Unrecruitable


  • Ironically, despite being a nightmare, many of the Pokémon found in The Nightmare are Pokémon generally associated with fairies, happiness and/or healing, such as Chansey and Wigglytuff.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Le Cauchemar
Germany Flag.png German Albtraum
Italy Flag.png Italian L'Incubo
Spain Flag.png Spanish La Pesadilla

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
Side PathCraggy CoastRock PathMt. HornForest Path
Foggy ForestSteam CaveAmp PlainsNorthern DesertQuicksand Cave
Crystal CaveCrystal CrossingChasm CaveDark HillSealed Ruin
Dusk ForestDeep Dusk ForestTreeshroud ForestBrine CaveHidden Land
Temporal TowerMystifying ForestBlizzard IslandCrevice CaveSurrounded Sea
Miracle SeaAegis CaveMt. TravailThe NightmareSpacial Rift
Dark CraterConcealed RuinsMarine ResortBottomless SeaShimmer Desert
Mt. AvalancheGiant VolcanoWorld AbyssSky StairwayMystery Jungle
Serenity RiverLandslide CaveLush PrairieTiny MeadowLabyrinth Cave
Oran ForestLake AfarHappy OutlookMt. MistralShimmer Hill
Lost WildernessMidnight ForestZero Isle NorthZero Isle EastZero Isle South
Zero Isle WestFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Sky Peak Mountain PathSky 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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