Ancient Barrow

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Ancient Barrow いにしえの骨跡
Ancient Boneyard
Ancient Barrow.png
Basic info
Floors: 11
Rest stops: Yes*
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses:
Main type: Poison, Bug, Ground, Steel
Boss: Giratina*
Recruiting: No*
Items: Current
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: Up to 3*

Ancient Barrow (Japanese: いにしえの骨跡 Ancient Boneyard) is a dungeon in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon that is located on the Water Continent. It is a sealed-off dungeon that lies beneath Serene Village. When villagers begin to go missing, they are taken here. When the Serene Village students attempt to investigate the incidents, Pancham and Shelmet are spirited away to this dungeon, now unsealed. The player, their partner, Goomy, Deerling, and Espurr enter the dungeon to pursue the captors.

At the bottom of the barrow, the students find Pancham and Shelmet suspended in the air. Before they can try to free them, they are confronted by the "Dark Land Emissary", a Giratina and its Litwick minions. Despite their disadvantage, the students manage to drive back the Ghost-type Pokémon. The Giratina is revealed to be an illusion created by a Solosis, and the Litwick state they were only trying to scare the villagers so they can feed. While the player's partner coincides that they can't stop them from eating, they demand that Solosis and the Litwick take less drastic measures, and to balance their mischief with good deeds. The Litwick and Solosis agree, and the students leave them in peace, with Pancham and Shelmet in tow.

Once Ancient Barrow is completed, the dungeon cannot be revisited in the main game. From then on, it can only be revisited at Pelipper Island.

Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Zubat (Pokémon) Zubat B1F-B11F 11 Unrecruitable
Gloom (Pokémon) Gloom B1F-B11F 21 Unrecruitable
Koffing (Pokémon) Koffing B1F-B11F 11 Unrecruitable
Spinarak (Pokémon) Spinarak B1F-B11F 11 Unrecruitable
Baltoy (Pokémon) Baltoy B1F-B11F 11 Unrecruitable
Beldum (Pokémon) Beldum B1F-B11F 11 Unrecruitable
Venipede (Pokémon) Venipede B1F-B11F 11 Unrecruitable
Garbodor (Pokémon) Garbodor B1F-B11F 36 Unrecruitable
Golett (Pokémon) Golett B1F-B11F 11 Unrecruitable
Honedge (Pokémon) Honedge B1F-B11F 11 Unrecruitable
These Pokémon are recruited through the Connection Orb rather than fighting them.


Boosts: +100 HP
Boss allies: Litwick ×4
Ghost Dragon
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Giratina Lv.25
Hidden Power
Normal Special
Normal Status
Normal Status
Psych Up
Normal Status
Ghost Fire
Flame Body
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Litwick Lv.15
Ghost Physical
Fire Special
Normal Status
Acid Armor
Poison Status


Item Bug
Poké currency VI Sprite.png 35-84 Poké B1F-B11F
MDBag Apple VI Sprite.png Apple B6F-B7F, B11F
MDBag Cheri Berry VI Sprite.png Cheri Berry B2F
MDBag Oran Berry VI Sprite.png Oran Berry B1F, B4F-B6F
MDBag Elixir Sprite.png Elixir B3F, B6F-B7F
MDBag Wonder Orb VI Sprite.png Totter Orb B6F
MDBag Sp Def Emera VI Sprite.png Barrage Guard B3F
MDBag Defense Emera VI Sprite.png Berry Power B6F
MDBag HP Emera VI Sprite.png Big Ears B4F, B10F
MDBag Speed Emera VI Sprite.png Clutch Performer B5F, B11F
MDBag Defense Emera VI Sprite.png Guard Boost B8F
MDBag Sp Def Emera VI Sprite.png Payback B10F
MDBag Sp Atk Emera VI Sprite.png Power Boost Y B9F
MDBag HP Emera VI Sprite.png Sleep Guard B3F
MDBag Attack Emera VI Sprite.png Super Critical B1F, B5F
MDBag Sp Def Emera VI Sprite.png Toughness B7F
MDBag HP Emera VI Sprite.png Trap Proof B10F
MDBag Attack Emera VI Sprite.png Wand Expert B7F
MDBag Wand Sprite.png 3 Petrify Wand B7F
MDBag Wand Sprite.png 3 Slumber Wand B4F
MDBag Wand Sprite.png 5 Truant Wand B8F, B10F

Traps encountered

Image Trap Floors
GustTrapSMD.png Gust Trap B1F
SlowTrapSMD.png Slow Trap B2F, B5F
SlumberTrapSMD.png Slumber Trap B7F, B10F

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Ossuaire Antique
Germany Flag.png German Modriges Mausoleum
Italy Flag.png Italian Cripta Fossilossa
Spain Flag.png Spanish Osario Ancestral

Locations in the Pokémon world in Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
Key locations
Serene VillageLively TownBaram TownCapim TownNoe TownSahra Town
Kecleon ShopCafé ConnectionHawlucha's Slam SchoolGlorious Gold
Expedition SocietyLapras Travel LinerVoidlandsTree of Life
Water Continent icon.png Water Continent
Open PassLush ForestForeboding ForestDrilbur Coal MineSchool Forest
Glittering MountainNectar MeadowPoliwrath RiverAncient Barrow
Sheer Mountain RangeGentle Slope CaveShowdown MountainRevelation Mountain
Abyssal BadlandsCave of the DeepCalm Craggy AreaReverse MountainPurifying Cave
Cave of TrainingLeafy HighlandsHeadwater HollowLongfield CaveSunbathed Garden
Serpentine Mountain TrailElectric WastelandWaterfall Basin GrottoBustling Valley
Pledge HillRolling PassMaze MeadowThrash DungeonUprise RangeStone Field
Odd FieldPeewee Meadow
Air Continent icon.png Air Continent
Mystical ForestSubmerged CavePrehistoric RuinsSpring of ResolveRough Tunnel
Mysterious PlainsSmall Sand DuneBerry ForestSuper Apple ForestElegant Gorge
Moonlit CaveFrosty Tree StepsWorld TreeGhost IslandYellow PointRed Point
Distress MountainForest of Bounty
Grass Continent icon.png Grass Continent
Mystery JungleThorny Shadow PathDeep Ocean TunnelTemple RemainsSacred Ruins
Hidden CaveHeart LakePath of Fallen LeavesSunny Spot HillFriendly Meadow
Abundant PassStealth CavernCrystalline MazeLittle CanyonSpiral Vortex
Giant Stone MeadowFresh MeadowBlue PointTriangle TempleSky Ruins
Dragon GateMagma ChamberZero IsleFreedom Coast
Mist Continent icon.png Mist Continent
Lake of EnlightenmentAurora's EdgeMidnight Sun GorgeForest of Fairies
Flagstone CaveFrozen MountainPumpkaboo ForestFrozen FallsGooey Bog
Buried RuinsClear LakeIsland of IsolationMeteorite CraterCape of Wonders
Sand Continent icon.png Sand Continent
Sand Dune of SpiritsApex MountainStone Tree MountainYellow Sand Labyrinth
Valley of Strong WindsHall of MagicThirsty DesertSecret QuarryHoley MeadowSnowy Cave
Sandy CaveJewel RoadFossil ExcavationIsle of LightMysterious GeoglyphGolden Suite
Sea of Wonders icon.png Sea of Wonders
Fire Island VolcanoRoad to Primeval ForestTree of Life: RootsTree of Life: Trunk
Prism BridgeSea ShrineAltar of IceAltar of Ice: DepthsOcean Tempest
Seafloor RuinsIsland of Storms
Sea of Wonders icon.png Mystery Continent
Destiny TowerLake of Mysterious LightGuidance Ruins
Water Continent icon.png Pelipper Island
Pelipper Dungeon: EndPelipper Dungeon: MiddlePelipper Dungeon: Start
Meowth Theater
Meowth in BlackMy Fair MisdreavusFor a Few Boldores MoreCasameowncaIt's a Meownderful Life
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