Appendix:Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness walkthrough/Chapter 7

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Craggy Coast

The adventure begins as you, your partner, and Bidoof head to your destination, Fogbound Lake. As you approach an entrance, you see two ways: Craggy Coast and Side Path. You have to choose Craggy Coast to continue. If you go by the Side Path way, you will have to start again, for it is a circle.

Now, hope that you have a Grass-type move, because you had better watch out of the Spheal and Gastrodon. The Gastrodon have low levels, but stay away from their Muddy Water, it might just take away 7-10 of your HP, but it's the Wingull that are the pests with a violent Water Gun on their hands.


Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Spheal (Pokémon) Spheal 1-5 11 8.2%
Krabby (Pokémon) Krabby 1-9 11 6.4%
Dratini (Pokémon) Dratini 1-9 11 8.2%
Wingull (Pokémon) Wingull 1-9 11 6.4%
Gastrodon (Pokémon) Gastrodon
East Sea
1-9 11 8.2%
Sealeo (Pokémon) Sealeo 6-9 12 0.5%

Mt. Horn

As you proceed onwards to a cave entrance, you once again choose a path. Mt. Horn will allow you to continue your way through the road to Fogbound Lake. Choose Rock Path, and a detour leads you back the way you started.

Pineco are really difficult to find, but they can be a real pain in the neck. Aerodactyl are also available for recruiting, and when leveled up, they can punch through your foes. Beautifly is also an important factor for your team in your early missions. To make them drop dead, burn them or whisk them away with some Fire- or Flying-type moves.


Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Shroomish (Pokémon) Shroomish 1-6 13 6.4%
Natu (Pokémon) Natu 1-7 13 8.2%
Parasect (Pokémon) Parasect 1-7 13 -4.5%
Ariados (Pokémon) Ariados 1-7 13 0.5%
Beautifly (Pokémon) Beautifly 1-8, 10-11, 13-14 13 0.5%
Cascoon (Pokémon) Cascoon 2-3, 6-10, 12-14 13 -10%
Bonsly (Pokémon) Bonsly 8-14 14-15 8.2%
Aerodactyl (Pokémon) Aerodactyl 8-14 14-15 8.2%
Venomoth (Pokémon) Venomoth 8-14 14-15 -4.5%
Pineco (Pokémon) Pineco 8-14 14-15 8.2%

The Late Arrival

You arrive preposterously late for the guild's set-camp meeting. You get blamed once again. Chatot now proposes that any one team should go. All enter the Foggy Forest, except you. Will you go or will you sit idle?

Foggy Forest

This forest shrouded in a perpetual fog in no place for a stranger. Though levels may seem low, they are indeed considerably tough. Forest Path is a U-turn back to camp, so please do avoid it.

Stantler are not too big a problem, but Buneary can really pack a punch. Pinsir is another powerhouse, though recruitable, and when so, it may prove a successful Pokémon to add to the group. You can pick up Oran Berries from Beach Cave to aid your partner and you.


Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Hoothoot (Pokémon) Hoothoot 1-5 13 6.4%
Dunsparce (Pokémon) Dunsparce 1-5 14 6.4%
Smeargle (Pokémon) Smeargle 1-5 14 6.8%
Cherubi (Pokémon) Cherubi 1-5 14 8.2%
Skiploom (Pokémon) Skiploom 1-11 13 0.5%
Zigzagoon (Pokémon) Zigzagoon 1-11 14-16 8.2%
Pachirisu (Pokémon) Pachirisu 1-11 14-16 8.2%
Noctowl (Pokémon) Noctowl 6-11 14 -10%
Buneary (Pokémon) Buneary 6-11 D 16 8.2%
Stantler (Pokémon) Stantler 6-11 14 6.4%
Pinsir (Pokémon) Pinsir 6-11 1-16 8.2%
Breloom (Pokémon) Breloom 7-11 15 0.5%

Steam Cave

This place is full of Bug- and Fire-type Pokémon. A Rock-type move will render the Pokémon to crumble. Use Rock Tomb or Rock Throw.

Yanma can be a nuisance, and Granbull can be one too. If possible, use Focus Punch to faint the Granbull, and Water Gun on Slugma, Magby, Magmar, Numel, and the boss at the end, a Groudon.

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Farfetch'd (Pokémon) Farfetch'd 1-8 ? 6.4%
Yanma (Pokémon) Yanma 1-8 15 8.2%
Snubbull (Pokémon) Snubbull 1-8 17 6.4%
Slugma (Pokémon) Slugma 1-8 15 8.2%
Magby (Pokémon) Magby 1-8 15 8.2%
Numel (Pokémon) Numel 1-8 13 6.4%
Kricketune (Pokémon) Kricketune 1-11 16-17 4.5%
Granbull (Pokémon) Granbull 9-15 ? 0.5%
Shuckle (Pokémon) Shuckle 9-15 19 8.2%
Volbeat (Pokémon) Volbeat 9-15 18 8.2%
Illumise (Pokémon) Illumise 9-15 18 8.2%
Magmar (Pokémon) Magmar 10-15 ? 0.5%
Groudon (Pokémon) Groudon 16 30 Unrecruitable Boss
Uxie (Pokémon) Uxie 16 42 100% Boss
The (fake) Groudon can only be found the first time around.

The True Treasure

After the fight against Groudon, Uxie reveals itself, calling itself the master of Fogbound Lake and keeper of a Time Gear. The rest of the guild then catches up with you. Wigglytuff sees the scene unraveled by the mystic Uxie. Alas, the guild realizes the true treasure is, indeed, not the Time Gear, but the astounding scenery.

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