Sky Stairway

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Sky Stairway
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Sky Stairway てんくうのかいだん
Sky Stairway
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Basic info
Floors: 50
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: No
Main type: Ghost, Steel, Flying
Boss: Rayquaza
Allowances
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Allowed
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 4

Sky Stairway (Japanese: てんくうのかいだん Sky Stairway) is a location in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. Rayquaza can be battled and recruited at Sky Stairway Apex (Japanese: てんくうのかいだん ちょうじょう). Defeating Rayquaza will get the player the Sky Melodica.

Mewtwo also appears via challenge request on a random floor between 25F-49F in Explorers of Sky only.

Password

In Explorers of Time and Darkness, Wonder Mail password is the only way to unlock this dungeon; in Explorers of Sky it can be unlocked via Spinda's Café. Once the player has cleared Crevice Cave and obtained Secret Rank, the following codes can unlock this dungeon.

Version Password
Explorers of Time & Darkness HW+8 66%T 5S51
+J5Y 4-K# [email protected]
Explorers of Sky JTF1% 81+THF8 CK#NS
02=53 [email protected] 415RK

Gameplay

The jobs are ranked E or ★2 through ★8 by default, depending on the floor.

The dungeon layouts used here are the same as in World Abyss.

  • Large-sized with following amount of rooms:
    • 3-6 on floors 12, 27 and 42
    • 3-8 on floors 11, 13, 26, 28, 41 and 43
    • 3-10 on floors 1, 10, 14, 16, 25, 29, 30, 31, 40, 44 and 46
    • 3-12 on floors 2, 9, 17, 24, 32, 39 and 47
    • 3-14 on floors 3, 7, 18, 22, 33, 37 and 48
    • 3-18 on floors 4, 8, 19, 23, 34, 38 and 49
  • Floors 15 and 35 has hallways in center with rooms on the edge
  • Floors 5, 6, 20, 21 and 36 have a giant room in middle with smaller rooms on left and right.

There's 2-5 items on floors 1 through 20 and 3-6 on floors 21 through 49. There's 2-3 starting enemies on first three floors and 2-4 on later floors.

The IQ Booster activates on every floor. Turn limit is 1000. Enemies in the dungeon have 331IQ, while Rayquaza has 600IQ, granting it access to many IQ skills. There is light darkness in the dungeon. There are air tiles in the dungeon on floors 3, 5, 7, 11, 12, 15, 19, 22, 24, 26, 30, 31, 34, 38, 41, 43, 45 and 49. The items in this dungeon spawn sticky 5% of the time.

Many of the dungeon's floors have naturally occurring weather, specifically:

  • Floors 1, 4, 13, 14 and 18 have cloudy weather
  • Floors 6, 7 and 11 have fog
  • Floors 9, 16, 20, 24, 30, 37, 42 and 48 have sunny weather

Pokémon encountered

Most of the Pokémon encountered in the "future" dungeons (Chasm Cave, Dark Hill, Sealed Ruin and so on) appear in Sky Stairway.

Each time player enters a floor, only 14 of the species that can be found on a given floor will be chosen. The unpicked Pokémon's spawn rate will be added to whichever picked Pokémon is next in the National Dex order, going back to the beginning if needed.

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Rhydon (Pokémon) Rhydon 1-10 33-35 -10%
Gabite (Pokémon) Gabite 1-10 33-35 8.2%
Gastly (Pokémon) Gastly 1-15 30-33 8.2%
Magnemite (Pokémon) Magnemite 1-25 12-17 8.2%
Ambipom (Pokémon) Ambipom 1-30 42-48 8.2%
Raichu (Pokémon) Raichu 1-49 42-50 -12%
Vulpix (Pokémon) Vulpix 1-49 14-22 8.2%
Muk (Pokémon) Muk 1-49 30-38 -4.5%
Ditto (Pokémon) Ditto 1-49 28-36 8.2%
Jumpluff (Pokémon) Jumpluff 1-49 33-41 -10%
Misdreavus (Pokémon) Misdreavus 1-49 30-38 8.2%
Forretress (Pokémon) Forretress 1-49 30-38 1%
Steelix (Pokémon) Steelix 1-49 33-41 -10%
Skarmory (Pokémon) Skarmory 1-49 28-36 8.2%
Claydol (Pokémon) Claydol 1-49 30-38 1%
Banette (Pokémon) Banette 1-49 30-38 -10%
Duskull (Pokémon) Duskull 1-49 30-38 6.4%
Shelgon (Pokémon) Shelgon 1-49 30-38 1%
Metang (Pokémon) Metang 1-49 33-41 1%
Mothim (Pokémon) Mothim 1-49 33-41 8.2%
Tangrowth (Pokémon) Tangrowth 1-49 33-41 8.2%
Leafeon (Pokémon) Leafeon 1-49 33-41 -10%
Gliscor (Pokémon) Gliscor 1-49 30-38 -4.5%
Probopass (Pokémon) Probopass 1-49 33-41 8.2%
Togekiss (Pokémon) Togekiss 5-49 28-36 -12%
Spiritomb (Pokémon) Spiritomb 7-14 50-51 -10%
Haunter (Pokémon) Haunter 16-29 33-35 1%
Mewtwo (Pokémon) Mewtwo 25-49 S 80 100%
Magneton (Pokémon) Magneton 26-49 50-53 -4.5%
Gengar (Pokémon) Gengar 30-49 36-38 -10%
Drifloon (Pokémon) Drifloon 31-49 34-36 5%
Dusknoir (Pokémon) Dusknoir 49 55 -12%
Mewtwo can only be fought through challenge request.
Dusknoir appears only after unlocking Marine Resort.

Sky Stairway Apex

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
Rayquaza (Pokémon) Rayquaza Apex 49 50% Boss

Items

Item Floors
MDBag Poké TDS Sprite.png 2-400 Poké 1-49F
MDBag Glasses TDS Sprite.png S Gaggle Specs 1-49F
MDBag Scope TDS Sprite.png DS Insomniscope 1-49F
MDBag Scope Lens TDS Sprite.png DS Scope Lens 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png TS Curve Band 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png TS Detect Band 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Gold Ribbon 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png TS Heal Ribbon 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png TS Joy Ribbon 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png S No-Slip Cap 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png DS Patsy Band 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Pecha Scarf 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Power Band 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png TS Racket Band 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png DS Sneak Scarf 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png Stamina Band 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png DS Twist Band 1-49F
MDBag Scarf RTRB Sprite.png TS Warp Scarf 1-49F
MDBag Iron Thorn RTRB TDS Sprite.png 4-5 Iron Thorn 1-49F
MDBag Silver Spike RTRB TDS Sprite.png 4 Silver Spike 1-49F
MDBag Stick RTRB TDS Sprite.png 4-5 Stick 1-49F
MDBag Gravelerock TDS Sprite.png 4-5 Gravelerock 1-49F
MDBag Geo Pebble TDS Sprite.png Geo Pebble 1-49F
MDBag Gravelerock TDS Sprite.png S Gravelyrock 1-49F
MDBag Apple TDS Sprite.png Apple 1-49F
MDBag Chesto Berry RTRB TDS Sprite.png Chesto Berry 1-49F
MDBag Cheri Berry TDS Sprite.png Cheri Berry 1-49F
MDBag Oran Berry TDS Sprite.png Oran Berry 1-49F
MDBag Oran Berry TDS Sprite.png S Oren Berry 1-49F
MDBag Pecha Berry TDS Sprite.png Pecha Berry 1-49F
MDBag Rawst Berry TDS Sprite.png Rawst Berry 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png DS Blinker Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png Doom Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Dough Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Dropeye Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png Heal Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png TS Quick Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Reviser Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png Reviver Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png TS Sleep Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Slip Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png DS Totter Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Via Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png TS Warp Seed 1-49F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png DS X-Eye Seed 1-49F
MDBag Drink TDS Sprite.png Max Elixir 1-49F
MDBag Drink TDS Sprite.png S Mix Elixir 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS All-Hit Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Blowback Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Cleanse Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Escape Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Evasion Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Foe-Fear Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Foe-Seal Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Hurl Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Petrify Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Pounce Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Radar Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Rebound Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Rollcall Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Scanner Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Switcher Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Trapbust Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Trawl Orb 1-49F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Warp Orb 1-49F
Boss reward
MDBag Seven Treasures TDS Sprite.png Sky Melodica 50F

Traps

The game will spawn 5 to 10 of these per floor.

Image Trap 1-40F 41-49F
Chestnut Trap RTRB TDS.png Chestnut Trap 2.25%
Explosion Trap RTRB TDS.png Explosion Trap 2.25% 2.69%
Grimy Trap RTRB TDS.png Grimy Trap 5.62% 6.71%
Gust Trap RTRB TDS.png Gust Trap 2.81% 6.71%
Mud Trap RTRB TDS.png Mud Trap 2.81% 2.01%
Poison Trap RTRB TDS.png Poison Trap 5.61%
Pokémon Trap RTRB TDS.png Pokémon Trap 5.62% 3.35%
PP-Zero Trap RTRB TDS.png PP-Zero Trap 5.61% 6.71%
Seal Trap RTRB TDS.png Seal Trap 2.81% 6.71%
Selfdestruct Trap RTRB TDS.png Selfdestruct Trap 1.69% 5.37%
Slow Trap RTRB TDS.png Slow Trap 5.62% 4.03%
Slumber Trap RTRB TDS.png Slumber Trap 6.74% 5.37%
Spin Trap RTRB TDS.png Spin Trap 5.06% 4.69%
Sticky Trap RTRB TDS.png Sticky Trap 2.81% 3.36%
Summon Trap RTRB TDS.png Summon Trap 5.61% 2.01%
Warp Trap RTRB TDS.png Warp Trap 5.62% 6.72%
Wonder Tile RTRB TDS.png Wonder Tile 28.09% 33.55%

Layout

Apex
Sky Stairway Apex TDS.png
 

In other languages

Sky Stairway

Language Title
France Flag.png French Escalier Céleste
Germany Flag.png German Himmelsstufen
Italy Flag.png Italian Scala del Cielo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 천공의 계단 Cheongong-ui Gyedan
Spain Flag.png Spanish Escalera Celeste

Sky Stairway Apex

Language Title
France Flag.png French Escalier Céleste - faîte
Germany Flag.png German Himmelsstufenspitze
Italy Flag.png Italian Vetta del Cielo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 천공의 계단 정상 Cheongong-ui Gyedan Jeongsang
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pico Celeste


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
Dungeons
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 West
Zero Isle SouthFinal Maze
Dungeons exclusive to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky
Zero Isle CenterDestiny TowerOblivion ForestTreacherous WatersSoutheastern IslandsInferno Cave
Star CaveSky Peak Mountain PathMurky ForestEastern CaveFortune RavineSpring Cave
Southern JungleBoulder QuarryLeft Cave PathRight Cave PathLimestone CavernBarren Valley
Dark WastelandSpacial CliffsDark Ice MountainIcicle ForestVast Ice Mountain
Demo only:
Little PlainsMt. ClearChallenge RiverTrial ForestGuiding SeaHidden Shopkeeper Village
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