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Revision as of 07:37, 26 April 2008

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon 2

The US boxart.

Basic info
Platform: {{{platform}}}
Category: Dungeon Crawler/Roguelike
Players: 1
Connectivity: None
Developer: Chunsoft
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: {{{gen_series}}}
ESRB: Everyone
Release dates
Japan: Sept. 13, 2007
North America: Apr. 20, 2008
Australia: TBA
Europe: July 4, 2008
South Korea:
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: Official Japanese site
English: Official English site
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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 時の探検隊) and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 闇の探検隊) are a matched pair of Pokémon games for the Nintendo DS.

The games are a sequel to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon. They include the new Generation IV Pokémon and have some Wi-Fi features, as well as more dual-screen features than their predecessor for the same system (Mystery Dungeon Blue).

An anime adaptation of these games has been produced.

These games feature 491 Pokémon; Shaymin and Arceus were excluded for they had yet to be officially revealed when the games were released. The games were released on April 20th, 2008.


After selecting a Pokémon from the personality test, the game jumps right in as the player wakes up on a beach, after a scene with their partner outside the Wigglytuff Guild with a mysterious rock with a symbol embedded on the top. The partner wants to be a detective but can't yet join the Wigglytuff Guild without another member. So after the two defeat two Pokémon criminals, a Zubat and Koffing, they make a team together.


Playable characters

Pokémon Nature/Personality Description
Male Female
Bulbasaur Lonely Docile Bulbasaur's Overgrow Ability powers up Grass-type moves when it's weakened.
Charmander Docile Brave This starter Pokémon wears its emotions on its tail–the flame on its tail, that is!
Squirtle Quirky Bold With its Water Terrain ability, Squirtle can lead you across rivers and lakes!
Pikachu Brave Hasty Pikachu is one of the starters you can choose from! We wonder if its ability, Static, will come in to play?
Meowth* Sassy Relaxed If Meowth sees something shiny, its eyes sparkle like jewels!
Chikorita Calm Quiet Grass-type Pokémon like Chikorita can be found in forests.
Cyndaquil Timid Calm Cyndaquil delivers a warm reception when it's angered or startled–its back erupts with fire!
Totodile Jolly Sassy Even its friends need to be careful of Totodile–it has a habit of biting anything with its developed jaws.
Treecko Quiet Hardy After you battle in the Explorer Maze, Treecko shows up to request a job.
Torchic Hardy Rash Those who hug Torchic get an extra warm feeling because a fire burns inside its body!
Mudkip Rash Lonely Skilled in Water-type moves, Mudkip checks its surroundings using the fin on its head.
Skitty* Hasty Naïve Skitty is so adorable that its Cute Charm Ability can even infatuate its foes.
Turtwig Bold Timid Turtwig is a Grass-type Pokémon. Will it be powerful in grassy areas?
Chimchar Naïve Impish Using Fire-type moves with Chimchar will definitely help you out in a pinch.
Piplup Impish Quirky Piplup is friendly and enthusiastic. It will make a great Pokémon adventurer!
Munchlax* Relaxed Jolly Let's hope Munchlax's hunger doesn't stop it from being a great adventurer.


  • *: These Pokémon may not be selected as a partner.
  • This list is based upon the results from the Pokémon.com website and will serve as a placeholder until the actual game is released.

Non-player characters

This section is based on pre-release screenshots and is not complete.


Wigglytuff and Chatot
  • Wigglytuff
  • Chatot
  • Loudred Description - This Pokémon guards the guild entrance gate. Don't mess with Loudred.
  • Diglett Description - Diglett assists Loudred by identifying visitors by examining their footprints.
  • Dugtrio Description - Calm and trustworthy, Dugtrio keeps the bulletin board current with the latest jobs.
  • Chimecho Description - Chimecho runs the Chimecho Center and summons guild members when it's time to eat.
  • Croagunk
  • Sunflora Description - Feeling sad? Sunflora's sunny disposition is sure to cheer you up!
  • Corphish Description - This high-spirited Pokémon will take to you like a big brother!
  • Bidoof

Treasure Town

  • Kangaskhan
  • Xatu Description - Xatu will tell you what's in your Treasure Box–for a price.
  • Kecleon
  • Duskull
  • Electivire
  • Chansey Description - Chansey runs the Day Care, and its happy to take care of your egg until it hatches!
  • Marowak Description - Marowak runs the dojo where you can train and improve your battle skills.
  • Magnezone Description - When you capture Pokémon fugitives, deliver them to Magnezone, the town sheriff.

Expedition Teams


While most of the Bosses in this game are the standard legendaries, there are some average Pokémon added to the mix. The list of boss battles are in dungeon order.

Story Mode Bosses

Wonder Mail Exclusives

Like the previous Mystery Dungeon game, some dungeons are unlocked through Wonder Mail codes. However, unlike the previous game, the bosses below are obtained through these codes.

Known Codes
Unknown Codes

It is assumed that the following Pokémon are available in the same locations as the Bosses above.

*: Only if not chosen as Starter or Partner

Item Required Bosses

Some bosses will need the leader to hold either the Enigma Part or the Secret Stoneplate while going through certain dungeons.

Miscellaneous NPCs

  • Krabby
  • Grovyle Description - Who is Grovyle, and why is it hunting Time Gears?
  • Vigoroth
  • Spoink Description Spoink always has a spring in its step--until it loses its treasured pearl. Can you help?
  • Marill Description Marill and his younger brother, Azurill, shop in Treasure Town. They might be looking for their Water Float.
  • Azurill Description Azurill and his older brother, Marill, shop in Treasure Town. They might be looking for their Water Float.
  • Lt. Magnezone Description When you capture Pokémon fugitives, deliver them to Magnezone, the local sheriff.
  • Shinx
  • Celebi (Shiny)
  • Lapras
  • Torkoal
  • Scizor
  • Cresselia
  • Manaphy
  • Phione

Version-exclusive Pokémon

Exclusive to Darkness

*: Wormadam and Mothim are found in Time.

Exclusives to Time

*: Vespiquen is found in Darkness.


External links

Stadium series: Stadium (JPEN) • Stadium 2Battle Revolution
Storage series: Box RSMy Pokémon RanchBank (Transporter)
Colosseum series: ColosseumXD
Other games: Dream Radar
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