Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

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This article is about the game. For the special anime episode, see Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 空の探検隊
MD Sky EN boxart.jpg
Boxart of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Basic info
Platform: Nintendo DS
Category: Dungeon crawler, Roguelike
Players: 1
Connectivity: DS Wireless, Wi-Fi
Developer: Chunsoft
Publisher: Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation IV side series
Release dates
Japan: April 18, 2009[1]
North America: October 12, 2009[2]
Australia: November 12, 2009[3]
Europe: November 20, 2009[4]
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Poké
English: Poké
MD Sky JP boxart.jpg
Explorers of Sky Japanese boxart
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 空の探検隊 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky) is a game developed by Chunsoft, and is a sister game to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness. It is the fifth entry in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, an adaptation of the Mystery Dungeon games for Pokémon. The game was first announced in CoroCoro, which released the first details in January 2009. It was officially released in Japan on April 18, 2009 and in North America on October 12, 2009.

New features

  • Players can now play as four new starter Pokémon: Phanpy, Vulpix, Riolu, and Shinx. Munchlax and Meowth are no longer playable as the main hero, and Eevee returns from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team. Moreover, every starter Pokémon, in addition to Meowth and Munchlax, are available as partners.
    • Some of the starter and partner Pokémon can now start with an Egg move.
  • Players can now play the music used in the game with the Sky Jukebox.
  • There is a new place called Spinda's Café where the following can be found:
    • Spinda's Juice Bar grants access to several exclusive dungeons, and it also allows players to make drinks out of food items.
    • Recycle Shop allows players to exchange excess items for other items. The more items exchanged, the better the items available will be. Players may also trade items for Prize Tickets (more kinds of tickets can be unlocked by a team's rank; for example, Silver Tickets are only available to teams in the Silver rank). Prize tickets can be used in a lottery, where the player gets to choose from three colors for the drawing (red, blue, and yellow). The player can sometimes get rare items this way.
    • The player's team recruits can now be found in Spinda's Café (once it opens).
    • Job requests can also be found here, and can be accepted or rejected by talking to the client to the left of the exit.
    • Dungeons that were previously only attainable through job requests can also be found in Spinda's Juice Bar and the Recycle Shop.
  • There is a new location called the Secret Bazaar which is found randomly in dungeons. It is run by Kirlia. The bazaar has several stalls found inside.
    • Mime Jr.'s stall restores the team's Health Points (HP), Power Points (PP), and fill the belly for 100 Poké.
    • Swalot's Grab Bag Shop gives players Grab Bags for 100 Poké. They may hold useful items inside them.
    • Lickilicky will clean the player's items in their inventory for 100 Poké.
    • Shedinja's gives players a chance to escape the dungeon sooner for 100 Poké.
  • A new location, Shaymin Village, is unlocked after completion of the main game, featuring a tribe of Shaymin, where the player also allies with Team Frontier to reclaim the trail leading to the top of the nearby Sky Peak mountain. An accompanying Shaymin demonstrates its ability to instantly purify polluted environments, its use of the Gracidea to transform into its Sky Forme, and can be later recruited into the player's party.
  • Players can find a statue of Arceus in a new dungeon called Destiny Tower. The story here involves a new item called the Space Globe.
  • Players only lose half of their money when defeated in a dungeon, instead of all of it.
  • Tradeable items can be traded for any others now, provided they are available at Croagunk's Swap Shop.
  • Using DS Download Play, the player can send their friends a demo of the game.
  • The Luxray and Luxio tribe that was the boss of Amp Plains has been replaced by the Manectric and Electrike tribe. This is possibly due to one of the starter and partner choices in this game being Shinx.
  • A new item called the Sky Gift can be obtained in an area consisting of ten dungeons called Sky Peak.
  • Raikou, Entei, and Suicune are no longer acquired with the Mystery Part and Secret Slab or in Final Maze, and are now in three new dungeons called Southeastern Islands, Inferno Cave, and Treacherous Waters. These dungeons are unlocked through random challenges in Spinda's Cafe, but the only way to get these challenges is to unlock the Secret Rank: Suicune at Treacherous Waters, Raikou at Southeastern Islands and Entei at Inferno Cave.
    • The same applies for Mewtwo, but it can be fought in Sky Stairway instead.
    • Jirachi is now fought in Star Cave, only accessible through Wonder Mail codes or Spinda's Café. The Special Episode "Bidoof's Wish" must be completed first.
  • Occasionally bottles containing job requests will wash up along the beach. Upon finding a bottle the player has the option to take or reject the request. Rejected jobs remain on the beach until taken. However, if the player wants, they can accept the job and then delete it to remove the bottle.
  • Some of the items found in a dungeon might not be what they seem to be. These items are called Lookalike Items. For example, a blue Berry found in a dungeon might not be of the healing Oran variety, but the damaging Oren.

Other minor differences with Time and Darkness

  • When the player robs a Kecleon in Time/Darkness he says "Robbed! I've been robbed! Catch the thief!". In Sky, he says, "My precious merchandise! Catch the thief!" instead.
  • When the player recruits a new Pokémon, if the team is full, it allows the player to choose who they would like to send back to the guild, instead of immediately sending the new recruit back. Likewise, the same goes if the player tries to do an escort mission and the team is full.
  • The amount of time it takes to save the player's game is much shorter.
  • When saving their game, the player can choose whether they want to continue playing or return to the main menu.
  • When the team's leader tries to switch places with a teammate while they are on a terrain the teammate cannot normally walk on, the teammate will warp right back to them, whereas in previous games it would warp them to a random spot.
  • Wonder Mail is replaced with a new format called Wonder Mail S, which is not compatible with Time/Darkness, and making Time/Darkness Wonder Mail codes incompatible with Sky.


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Main article: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness#Plot

Being a sister game to Explorers of Time and Darkness, Explorers of Sky has a similar plot with minor differences.

Special Episodes

Main article: Special Episode

During the course of the game, players can engage in various scenarios that expand upon the story of some of the different characters.

Episode Title Information
How to Unlock
MDSky EP1.png Bidoof's Wish The first episode features the past of the Bidoof in Wigglytuff's Guild just after he entered the guild. He goes to the Star Cave to have his wish granted by a Jirachi.
Arrest Drowzee in Chapter 3
MDSky EP2.png Igglybuff the Prodigy The second episode features Wigglytuff as an Igglybuff. It explores his past and explains how he became an explorer.
Return to the Guild in Chapter 9
MDSky EP3.png Today's "Oh My Gosh" The third episode features the fellow guild member, Sunflora. She was given a mission to seek out a Haunter but was apparently unprepared for what she was about to face.
Come up with the plan to capture Grovyle in Chapter 13
MDSky EP4.png Here Comes Team Charm! The fourth episode features Team Charm and their past. Team AWD can also be found here.
Return from the future in Chapter 15
In the Future of Darkness.png In the Future of Darkness The fifth episode is set in the dark future. Grovyle and Dusknoir work together when Primal Dialga tries to get rid of them or so it seems...
Graduate from the Wigglytuff Guild


Now you can go beyond darkness...outside the limits of the skies!
Be a Pokémon and experience the world in a whole new way! Learn more secrets of Time and Darkness...Journey with your friends on remarkable adventures and save the world!

Playable characters

Pokémon Nature Egg move
Male Female
File:MDP001.png Bulbasaur Lonely Docile
File:MDP004.png Charmander Docile Brave
File:MDP007.png Squirtle Quirky Bold
File:MDP025.png Pikachu Brave Hasty
File:MDP037.png Vulpix Relaxed Faint Attack
File:MDP052.png Meowth* Hypnosis
File:MDP133.png Eevee Jolly Flail
File:MDP152.png Chikorita Calm Quiet
File:MDP155.png Cyndaquil Timid Calm
File:MDP158.png Totodile Jolly Sassy
File:MDP231.png Phanpy Relaxed AncientPower
File:MDP252.png Treecko Quiet Hardy
File:MDP255.png Torchic Hardy Rash
File:MDP258.png Mudkip Rash Lonely
File:MDP300.png Skitty Naïve Zen Headbutt
File:MDP387.png Turtwig Bold Timid
File:MDP390.png Chimchar Naïve Impish
File:MDP393.png Piplup Impish Quirky
File:MDP403.png Shinx Hasty Quick Attack
File:MDP446.png Munchlax* Zen Headbutt
File:MDP447.png Riolu Sassy Bite
  • *: These Pokémon may only be selected as a partner.


This game is capable of trading items with Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness. Rescues may also be carried out between the three. If a rescue mail is sent from Sky to Time or Darkness, the mail will appear to have come from either Time or Darkness.


Main article: Staff of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky


In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Pokémon Donjon Mystère: Explorateurs du Ciel
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Erkundungsteam Himmel
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Esploratori del Cielo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 불가사의 던전: 하늘의 탐험대
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon Mundo Misterioso: Exploradores del Cielo


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