The Nightmare

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The Nightmare
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The Nightmare あくむのなか
Inside the Nightmare
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Basic info
Floors: 17
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: Yes
Main type: Normal
Boss: None
Allowances
Recruiting: No
Items: 48
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 2

The Nightmare (Japanese: あくむのなか Inside the Nightmare) is a dungeon that can only be visited once in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky. It has 17 floors and is unlocked after clearing Mt. Travail and bringing Drowzee back to the Wigglytuff Guild to examine Azurill.

The player meets Cresselia, which is actually Darkrai disguised as such, who attempts to eliminate the player and their partner, blaming them for the distortion in space.

All Pokémon in this dungeon are unrecruitable, due to the fact that they are all manifestations of Azurill's nightmare, and not actual Pokémon. Once cleared, the dungeon cannot be returned to outside of friend rescues.

Gameplay

The floors are ranked E, ★1 and ★2, for purpose of Treasure Boxes and friend rescues.

The floors are large-sized, with varying maximum amount of rooms: 10 on floor 1, 11 on floor 2, 8 on floor 3, 13 on floor 4, 17 on floor 5 and 14 on later floors. There's 2-5 items on each floor. There's 2-3 starting enemies on floors 1 through 4, 2-4 on floors 5 through 8, and 3-5 on later floors.

The IQ Booster activates on every even floor. Turn limit is 1000. Items have 5% chance to be sticky. Enemies in floors 1 through 9 have 150IQ, and 331 on later floors. Floors 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15 and 16 feature air tiles. There is light darkness in the dungeon.

Pokémon encountered

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
Meowth (Pokémon) Meowth B1-B11 5-7 Unrecruitable
Spoink (Pokémon) Spoink B1-B11 13-15 Unrecruitable
Clefairy (Pokémon) Clefairy B1-B12 42-44 Unrecruitable
Jigglypuff (Pokémon) Jigglypuff B1-B12 5-7 Unrecruitable
Cleffa (Pokémon) Cleffa B1-B12 13-15 Unrecruitable
Wynaut (Pokémon) Wynaut B1-B12 14-16 Unrecruitable
Spinda (Pokémon) Spinda B1-B13 48-50 Unrecruitable
Lickitung (Pokémon) Lickitung B1-B17 48-51 Unrecruitable
Espeon (Pokémon) Espeon B1-B17 47-50 Unrecruitable
Wobbuffet (Pokémon) Wobbuffet B1-B17 48-51 Unrecruitable
Miltank (Pokémon) Miltank B1-B17 47-50 Unrecruitable
Blissey (Pokémon) Blissey B1-B17 47-50 Unrecruitable
Whismur (Pokémon) Whismur B1-B17 16-19 Unrecruitable
Skitty (Pokémon) Skitty B1-B17 5-8 Unrecruitable
Swalot (Pokémon) Swalot B1-B17 47-50 Unrecruitable
Croagunk (Pokémon) Croagunk B1-B17 47-50 Unrecruitable
Persian (Pokémon) Persian B5-B17 47-50 Unrecruitable
Igglybuff (Pokémon) Igglybuff B6-B17 14-16 Unrecruitable
Lickilicky (Pokémon) Lickilicky B10-B17 49-50 Unrecruitable
Grumpig (Pokémon) Grumpig B12-B17 50-51 Unrecruitable
Happiny (Pokémon) Happiny B12-B17 13-14 Unrecruitable
Clefable (Pokémon) Clefable B13-B17 44-45 Unrecruitable
Wigglytuff (Pokémon) Wigglytuff B13-B17 44-45 Unrecruitable
Chansey (Pokémon) Chansey B16-B17 45 Unrecruitable

Items

Ground

Item Floors
MDBag Poké TDS Sprite.png 2-240TD/250S Poké B1-17F
MDBag Gravelerock TDS Sprite.png 4 Gravelerock B1-17F
MDBag Geo Pebble TDS Sprite.png 5 Geo Pebble B1-17F
MDBag Geo Pebble TDS Sprite.png S Gone Pebble B1-17F
MDBag Cheri Berry TDS Sprite.png Cheri Berry B1-17F
MDBag Oran Berry TDS Sprite.png Oran Berry B1-17F
MDBag Oran Berry TDS Sprite.png S Oren Berry B1-17F
MDBag Pecha Berry TDS Sprite.png Pecha Berry B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Gummi TDS Sprite.png S Wander Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png DS Blinker Seed B1-17F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Dough Seed B1-17F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Dropeye Seed B1-17F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Reviser Seed B1-17F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png TS Quick Seed B1-17F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png TS Sleep Seed B1-17F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Slip Seed B1-17F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png S Via Seed B1-17F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png TS Warp Seed B1-17F
MDBag Seed TDS Sprite.png DS X-Eye Seed B1-17F
MDBag Drink TDS Sprite.png Max Elixir B1-17F
MDBag Drink TDS Sprite.png S Mix Elixir B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS All-Hit Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Blowback Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Cleanse Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Escape Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Evasion Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Foe-Fear Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Foe-Seal Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Hurl Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Petrify Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Pounce Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Radar Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Rebound Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Rollcall Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Scanner Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Switcher Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Trapbust Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Trawl Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Warp Orb B1-17F

Monster House

Item Floors
MDBag Poké TDS Sprite.png 2-240TD/250S Poké B1-17F
MDBag Blue Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Blue Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Brown Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Brown Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Grass Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Grass Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Green Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Green Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Orange Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Orange Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Silver Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Silver Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Sky Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS Sky Gummi B1-17F
MDBag White Gummi TDS Sprite.png TS White Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Black Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Black Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Clear Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Clear Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Gold Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Gold Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Gray Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Gray Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Pink Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Pink Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Purple Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Purple Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Red Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Red Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Royal Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Royal Gummi B1-17F
MDBag Yellow Gummi TDS Sprite.png DS Yellow Gummi B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Aerial Ace B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Attract B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Brick Break B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Brine B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Bullet Seed B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Calm Mind B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Dig B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Dive B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Embargo B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Energy Ball B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Explosion B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS False Swipe B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Flash B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Focus Blast B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Focus Punch B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Giga Drain B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Giga Impact B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Hidden Power B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Hyper Beam B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Iron Tail B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Light Screen B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Natural Gift B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Payback B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Poison Jab B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Protect B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Recycle B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Reflect B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Rest B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Roar B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Rock Slide B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Roost B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Safeguard B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Shadow Claw B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Shock Wave B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS SolarBeam B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Stealth Rock B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Steel Wing B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Swords Dance B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Taunt B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Thunder Wave B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Thunderbolt B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Torment B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png Vacuum-Cut B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png DS Water Pulse B1-17F
MDBag TM TDS Sprite.png TS Wide Slash B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS All-Hit Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS All-Mach Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Blowback Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Cleanse Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Decoy Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Evasion Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Foe-Fear Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Foe-Hold Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Foe-Seal Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Hurl Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Invisify Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Itemizer Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Luminous Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Mug Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS One-Shot Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Petrify Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Pounce Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Radar Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Rebound Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Scanner Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS See-Trap Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Silence Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Slumber Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Snatch Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Spurn Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Switcher Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Totter Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Transfer Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png DS Trapbust Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Trawl Orb B1-17F
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png TS Warp Orb B1-17F

Traps

The game will spawn 7 to 15 of these on each floor, and extra in a Monster House.

Image Trap B1-9F B10-17F
Explosion Trap RTRB TDS.png Explosion Trap 5.64% 5.22%
Grimy Trap RTRB TDS.png Grimy Trap 8.06% 7.47%
Gust Trap RTRB TDS.png Gust Trap 4.03% 3.73%
Mud Trap RTRB TDS.png Mud Trap 24.19% 22.39%
PP-Zero Trap RTRB TDS.png PP-Zero Trap 8.07% 7.47%
Pokémon Trap RTRB TDS.png Pokémon Trap 8.06% 7.46%
Seal Trap RTRB TDS.png Seal Trap 8.07% 7.46%
Selfdestruct Trap RTRB TDS.png Selfdestruct Trap 2.42% 2.24%
Slow Trap RTRB TDS.png Slow Trap 4.03% 3.73%
Slumber Trap RTRB TDS.png Slumber Trap 4.03% 3.73%
Spin Trap RTRB TDS.png Spin Trap 7.26% 6.72%
Sticky Trap RTRB TDS.png Sticky Trap 8.07% 14.92%
Warp Trap RTRB TDS.png Warp Trap 8.07% 7.46%

Other encounters

Image Encounter Appearance %
MDBag Wonder Orb TDS Sprite.png Monster House 6%

Layout

Beginning End
The Nightmare beginning TDS.png The Nightmare end TDS.png
 

Trivia

  • Several Pokémon encountered in this dungeon are of the same species as the NPCs in Treasure Town and the Wigglytuff Guild (e.g. Wigglytuff, Croagunk, Chansey, Spoink, Spinda, Wynaut, Wobbuffet).

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Le Cauchemar
Germany Flag.png German Albtraum
Italy Flag.png Italian L'Incubo
South Korea Flag.png Korean 악몽의 꿈속 Akmong-ui kkumsok
Spain Flag.png Spanish La Pesadilla



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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