Northern Desert

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Northern Desert
Quicksand Cave →
Northern Desert きたのさばく
Northern Desert
Basic info
Floors: 15
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses:
Main type: Ground
Boss: None
Recruiting: Yes
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Northern Desert (Japanese: きたのさばく Northern Desert) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It is unlocked after the player returns the Water Float to Azurill and Marill and goes back to the guild.

After the credits, when this dungeon is cleared, the player can choose to continue exploring in Quicksand Cave.

Pokémon encountered

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
343 Baltoy 1-7 23,24 5.6%
104 Cubone 1-8 20-21 8.2%
304 Aron 1-8 22,23 6.4%
331 Cacnea 1-8 22 6.4%
246 Larvitar 1-9 22-23 8.2%
027 Sandshrew 1-15 20,22-23 8.2%
328 Trapinch 1-15 22-24 8.2%
455 Carnivine 7-15 24-25 8.2%
111 Rhyhorn 8-15 23-25 6.4%
305 Lairon 9-15 23,24 0.5%
332 Cacturne 9-15 23,24 0.5%


Item Floors
Poké currency.png 7-113 Poké 1-15F
MDBag Silver Spike Sprite.png Silver Spike (4)  ??F
MDBag Iron Thorn Sprite.png Iron Thorns (4)  ??F
MDBag Stick Sprite.png Sticks (5)  ??F
MDBag Grimy Food Sprite.png Grimy Food  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Drought Orb  ??F
MDBag Wonder Orb Sprite.png Foe-Fear Orb  ??F

There seems to be no connection to items and floor.

Traps encountered

This dungeon has the same traps as Amp Plains.

Image Trap
ChestnutTrap.png Chestnut Trap
SelfdestructTrap.png Selfdestruct Trap
WarpTrap.png Warp Trap
SlowTrap.png Slow Trap
SpinTrap.png Spin Trap
PokémonTrap.png Pokémon Trap
SlumberTrap.png Slumber Trap
SummonTrap.png Summon Trap
GustTrap.png Gust Trap
PoisonTrap.png Poison Trap
TripTrap.png Trip Trap


Game Entrance Exit to Quicksand Cave
Time Northern Desert entrance TD.png Northern Desert exit TD.png
Sky Northern Desert entrance Sky.png Northern Desert exit Sky.png

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Désert du Nord
Germany Flag.png German Nordwüste
Italy Flag.png Italian Deserto del Nord
South Korea Flag.png Korean 북쪽 사막 Bukjjok Samak
Spain Flag.png Spanish Desierto Norte

Locations in Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky
Major locations
Sharpedo BluffTreasure TownKangaskhan StorageKecleon Shop
Marowak DojoChimecho AssemblyWigglytuff's GuildCroagunk's Swap Shop
BeachFogbound 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 PathStar CaveMurky ForestEastern Cave
Fortune 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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