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    Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness FAQ/Walkthrough
    Written by Shadow_penguin9
    Table of Contents----------
    Section 1: Introduction and Controls
    Section 2: Pre-game
    Section 3: Walkthrough
     CH001 Chapter 1- A Storm at Sea
         D001 Dungeon 1- Beach Cave
         B001 Boss Battle- Zubat & Koffing
     CH002 Chapter 2- The New Guild Recruits
         D002 Dungeon 2- Drenched Bluff
     CH003 Chapter 3- The Scream
         D003 Dungeon 3- Mt. Bristle
         B002 Boss Battle- Drowzee
     CH004 Chapter 4- The Gatekeepers
     CH005 Chapter 5- The First Official Exploration
         D004 Dungeon 4- Waterfall Cave
     CH006 Chapter 6- Team Skull
         D005 Dungeon 5- Apple Woods
     CH007 Chapter 7- The Guild's Big Expedition
         D006 Dungeon 6- Craggy Coast
         D007 Dungeon 7- Mt. Horn
     CH008 Chapter 8- Groudon's Heart
         D008 Dungeon 8- Foggy Forest
     CH009 Chapter 9- The Mystery of Fogbound Lake
         D009 Dungeon 9a- Steam Caves
         D009 Dungeon 9b- Upper Steam Caves
         B003 Boss Battle- Groudon
     CH010 Chapter 10- Dusknoir
    Section 4: FAQ
    Section 5: Version History
    Section 6: Legal Stuff
    Section 7: Contact Info & Special Thanks
    Section 1- Introduction
    Hello and welcome to my first FAQ/Walkthrough for the game Pokemon Mystery 
    Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness. Since this is my first FAQ, bear with me, but 
    I'm sure you'll be able to get all the help you should need! I've played 
    through this game once already, but got bored, and then decided to write a 
    Walkthrough for it. I also played the first Pokemon Mystery Dungeon game, Blue 
    Rescue Team, so I'm sure I've got some good tips for you!
    Section 1- Controls
    The controls can be found on the top screen when you're either in a dungeon 
    or in the outside world. I think they do a fine job of explaining the 
    controls in game, but if you're in need of help, consult your game's included 
    Strategy Booklet.
    Section 2- Pre-game
    After you've fired up your DS and started the game, you'll be forced to watch 
    the intro movie if this is your first time. After that select New Game, and 
    you'll be given an introduction and then a set of questions. You can answer 
    the questions truthfully, or use one of the FAQs designed for helping you 
    pick the exact Pokemon you want to be. Afterwards, you're given a selection 
    for your in-game partner. It can't be the same type as you (i.e. if you are 
    Charmander, then Cyndaquil, Torchic, and Chimchar are excluded) and it cannot 
    be one of the three Normal types (Skitty, Meowth, and Munchlax).
    ----- For all in-game purposes, my team was as followed-----
    Myself- Turtwig
    My Partner- Piplup
    After that, you'll be given an "Aura Test". This can get quite annoying if 
    you don't do it right. The best way I found was to set your DS on a hard 
    surface (Like a table or the floor) and press the tip of one of your thumbs 
    onto the screen. Then simply wait until it says you can take it off. You'll 
    be given your color (Which has no huge effect on your game) and then you'll 
    be off to begin your adventure!
    Section 3- Walkthrough
    CH001- Chapter 1: A Storm at Sea
    The game starts off with a flashing screen and a storm being heard (if you 
    have your volume on). Two voices can be heard talking as if one is about to 
    be thrown off a ship or something. After seeing a peak that looks like a 
    Sharpedo, you'll see your Pokemon lying dazed on the beach. This opening 
    won't make a whole lot of sense until later in the game, so we'll save it for 
    Now you'll see your partner standing outside of a strange tent. They'll 
    contemplate going in, but then get scared off after a voice sounds. Before 
    that, they'll take out their "Relic Fragment" and then pack up and head 
    toward the beach. Little did they know however, that they were being watched 
    by two Pokemon, Zubat and Koffing. The two talk of how they're going to go 
    and steal your partner's treasure, and then they two head toward the beach.
    On the beach, your partner will observe the Krabbys blowing bubbles and 
    making the scenery look all nice and stuff. They then see you washed up on 
    the beach, and rush over to help. After waking up, you'll say you're a human, 
    but clearly you're a Pokemon (Sound familiar Blue Rescue Team players?). 
    You'll then be able to name your Pokemon whatever you want, and after a 
    little more conversation, Zubat and Koffing will rush in. They'll steal your 
    partner's Relic Stone and rush off into the nearby cave. Your partner will 
    freak out, and then ask you to help them retrieve it. Say yes of course, and 
    you'll be off to your first dungeon.
    D001 Dungeon 1- Beach Cave
    Floors- 4 + Beach Cave Pit
    Roaming Pokemon- 
    Tips/Strategy- It's the first dungeon, they won't make it hard. Simply kill 
    the wild Pokemon (The game explains well enough that I shouldn't have to go 
    over it) and also note you have a 1-item Inventory. There aren't many good 
    items, so it's not big deal really. Simply find the stairway in each level to 
    progress. Once you reach Floor 4's stairway, you reach Beach Cave Pit where 
    you'll confront Zubat and Koffing and demand they give the Relic Stone back. 
    They of course think your pushovers and initiate the game's first Boss 
    B001 Boss Battle- Zubat & Koffing
    HP- ~40 each
    One word can describe these two: Pushovers. Seriously, as long as you know 
    how to use moves (See controls if not) you'll beat them in 3-4 attacks easy. 
    Focus on one then move to the other. If you gained a level or two back in the 
    dungeon, it helps, but these two are so easy you could probably beat them in 
    your sleep.
    After the battle, they'll return the Relic Stone and run off like the wimps 
    they are. You'll exit the cave and your partner will begin to tell you about 
    how he wants to find the "secret of the Relic Stone". Take a guess at what 
    you'll be doing before the game ends? Anyway, he'll talk about how he tried 
    to join an Exploration Team, but got scared, ran off, and found you. Then, 
    since you have no place to go, he asks if you want to form an Exploration 
    Team after all the good work you did helping him get his stone back. Say yes 
    (Of course) and you'll be off to Wigglytuff's Guild to sign up.
    Intro Sequence...GO!!!
    ---------Auto Save Point----------
    CH002 Chapter 2- The New Guild Recruits
    You start the chapter outside of Wigglytuff's Guild. Your partner steps up to 
    the grate first and gets identified. Then it's your turn. For some reason, 
    they have difficulty identifying you. Odd, well they let you in anyway, so it 
    should be no big deal. After entering you'll head downward, and be greeted by 
    a handful of Pokemon just standing around. Then a Chatot will appear and try 
    to kick you out before you tell him you're here to become an exploration 
    team. He then graciously takes you down to meet with the Guild master, 
    Wigglytuff. Upon entering, you'll find out just how strange Wigglytuff is, as 
    he just pops up out of nowhere. Well, Wigglytuff agrees for you to be able to 
    join the guild as apprentices. You'll get to name your team, but just a heads 
    up that Team will always appear before your name so be sure not to name your 
    team "Team Dark", or you'll end up being called Team Team Dark the entire 
    game. You also get your Exploration Kit, which contains the following:
    1-	Explorer Badge (Used on missions to teleport rescued Pokemon away)
    2-	Wonder Map (A Map with Wonder in front of it)
    3-	Treasure Bag (A.K.A. Your inventory, 16 slots to start)
         Contains- Random item and (Your Aura Color) Bow
    Now that that's done with, Chatot will escort you to your new living 
    quarters. Before going to sleep, you partner will talk to you about joining 
    the guild and then you'll head off to sleep.
    ---------Auto Save Point----------
    The next morning, you'll be woken up by Loudred (One of the guild members). 
    Your partner and you realize you overslept and rush out for the morning 
    briefing. After the meeting's done Chatot will show you to the Job Bulletin 
    Board on the Second Floor. Here is where you'll get all your Missions and 
    such to work on everyday. He'll also explain the basics of Mystery Dungeons, 
    the most important point being if you or your partner dies, you'll get a 
    "Game Over". You'll be thrown out of the dungeon, and lose all money and 
    possibly half of your items. Keep that in mind when you plan missions. Chatot 
    will also be kind enough to give you your first job, find Spoink's Pearl. 
    This mission takes place in a new dungeon as well, you'll be forced to head 
    straight there, but don't worry, and it's also very easy.
    D002 Dungeon 2- Drenched Bluff
    Floors- 6 + Bottom Floor
    Roaming Pokemon- 
    Tips/Strategy- Another incredibly easy dungeon. You'll get tips on each floor 
    on how to play better if you're a new player, otherwise just zip on through. 
    After Floor 6, you'll hit the bottom and find Spoink's Pearl.
    You'll auto return to Spoink at the guild and receive your reward:
         -2000 P (Money)
    Unfortunately, the guild takes most of the money you earn, leaving you with 
    just 10%, so you really only get 200. Oh well, you'll have to deal with it 
    since this stays in play throughout the whole game. Afterwards, you'll have 
    the dinner scene (One every night before bed) and then head for bed. Your 
    partner will talk about how it stinks not getting as much money but still 
    feels good for helping Spoink then you'll both drift off to sleep...
    CH003 Chapter 3- The Scream
    You'll be woken up by Loudred, but this time get a chance to free roam in 
    your room before going out for the meeting. Get in the habit of saving every 
    morning after you wake up, it can help if you really screw up a dungeon. Now 
    head out and after the what will quickly become annoying cheer, Chatot will 
    take you upstairs again, but this time to the right. He tell you this is he 
    Outlaw Notice Board, just like the Job board, except that you always have to 
    fight a Pokemon at the end of the mission, and beat it to complete it. He'll 
    then summon Bidoof to show you around the Basement of the guild (Nothing 
    important) and the nearby Treasure Town. Your partner will do most of the 
    explaining here, so just pay attention so you can learn where everything is. 
    After Bidoof leaves, head to the right and talk to one of the Kecleon to see 
    what they have for sale. Afterwards, a cut-scene will begin involving an 
    Azurill and Marill buying an apple. They drop it after they come back to 
    return the spare and you'll pick it up and return it. However, you'll 
    suddenly begin to get some sort of headache, and your screen will flash out 
    as you hear,
    Whoa, weird. Apparently no one else hears it though, so now everyone just 
    thinks your crazy. Deposit anything you don't pressingly need for a dungeon 
    in Kangaskhan Storage, and then head left again to see another cut-scene with 
    the Marill brothers and a Drowzee. They'll tell you how they lost an item and 
    Drowzee was going to help them find it. As they walk by, Drowzee will nudge 
    and you'll get another headache in which you see Drowzee threatening Azurill. 
    Odd, he seemed so friendly. You tell your partner, but he still thinks your 
    crazy and tells you not to worry. 
    After that, finish up in Treasure Town, head back to the guild, and save if 
    you want. Then head to the Second Floor and talk to Bidoof. However, instead 
    of getting straight to the point, you'll get some pointless information 
    update that is never used again in the game. Afterwards, the board will now 
    have a picture of Drowzee as a wanted outlaw, so you and your partner rush 
    off. On your way, you meet Marill who says he got separated from the other 
    two and shows you to where he lost them...the next dungeon.
    D003 Dungeon 3- Mt. Bristle
    Floors- 9 + Mt. Bristle Peak
    Recommended Level- 7-9
    Roaming Pokemon- 
    Tips/Strategy- This place could be your first "Challenging" dungeon. You'll 
    have to be cautious since a lot of Pokemon have long range attacks. Be at 
    least Lv. 7 or 8 when you go in and try to level up at least once throughout 
    the trek. After Floor 9, you'll see Drowzee try to get Azurill climb into a 
    small hole to get him treasure. Azurill will try to run off and you'll see 
    the scene from your headache earlier. This time, however, you and your 
    partner will rush in and confront him leading into your first "real" Boss 
    B002 Boss Battle- Drowzee
    HP- ~100
    Much harder then Zubat and Koffing, Drowzee can pose a serious threat if you 
    are under-leveled. Start off by throwing an X-Eye Seed at him to confuse him 
    if you have one. DO NOT throw a Sleep Seed however, because he has an ability 
    that prevents sleep. Watch out for his Hypnosis and Confusion attacks, and if 
    you become Confused, throw some sort of projectile (Twig, Geopebble) at him 
    since those always hit I found. Heal with Oran Berries when needed, and be 
    sure to use moves and not just A-button attacks. You should take him down 
    after a couple rounds of attacks, but better to be safe then sorry in this 
    After the battle, Drowzee will be arrested by Officer Magnezone and taken 
    away. The Marill brothers will reunite and thank you. You'll also get an 
    enlarged Treasure Bag, so you can now hold 8 more items! 
    Upon returning to the guild, you'll receive your deducted reward of 300 P. 
    Not much, but it's better than nothing. Head to bed and it'll be a stormy 
    night outside. Your partner will talk to you about your amnesia and then 
    begin to tell you about the Time Gears which help keep the world's time in 
    order. You'll then see a scene in which a Pokemon (Grovyle as you should be 
    able to tell) find a Time Gear and heavily apply he's about to steal it. But 
    it's not our problem...yet.
    The next three days are composed of what I will now be calling "Job Days". On 
    these days, no story events occur, and you have to do a job and return back 
    in order to move on. So, save every morning, pick out jobs you think you can 
    do, go to Treasure Town when needed, and wait until you do three jobs for the 
    next (And probably easiest) chapter to start.
    CH004 Chapter 4- The Gatekeepers
    You'll wake up like normal, but instead of a Job Day, you'll be put on Sentry 
    duty. This is a fun little mini game in which you must identify footprints of 
    the Pokemon entering the guild. If you have played way to many Pokemon games 
    (Like myself) this will be cake and you'll get some decent rewards. And if 
    you stink, you get nothing. That stinks. Well, that's your day, and you'll be 
    sent straight to the dinner/bed scenes right afterwards.
    To Progress- Job Days x2
    -----NOTE: By now you should hopefully be close to or have ranked up. If you 
    have, you can now hold twice as many items in Storage, which can really come 
    in handy-----
    CH005 Chapter 5- The First Official Exploration
    The day seems to start normal, but then Chatot will deliver frightening news. 
    A Time Gear has been stolen from Treeshroud Forest! Well, we already knew, 
    but its news to all your fellow guild members. After a bit of freaking out, 
    Chatot will invite you and your partner over and tell you you're about to go 
    on your first official exploration! Hooray! It's to a Secret Waterfall that 
    rumor has it hides some sort of secret. 
    Well, head upstairs, and Chimecho will call you over. She'll give you the 
    ability to recruit new members to build up your team. To do this, all you 
    have to do is defeat wild Pokemon as usual and they may ask you to join. Say 
    "Yes" and they'll become a part of your team until you remover them. Talk to 
    Chimecho to arrange your team after recruiting someone, but don't worry about 
    it right now. Instead, stock up on items, and when your ready, save and head 
    toward the Secret Waterfall.
    -----NOTE: Marowak's Dojo is now open in Treasure Town. I've haven't tried 
    this yet, but will probably make a section for it after completing the FAQ. -
    Secret Waterfall
    After arriving, your partner will charge straight for it and get knocked 
    back. They then ask you to try, but with the same result. As they're 
    contemplating what to do, you'll have another headache flashy thing. In it, 
    you'll see a Pokemon (Real tough to guess who...) running straight through 
    the waterfall and into a cave. You suggest it to your partner, who once again 
    thinks your crazy, but decides to "be the bravest ever!" and jump through 
    with you. You both land in the new dungeon, Waterfall Cave.
    D004 Dungeon 4- Waterfall Cave
    Floors- 8 + Gem Cave
    Recommended Level- ~9-10
    Roaming Pokemon- 
    Tips/Strategy- I really didn't have much trouble with this dungeon. Since I 
    was a Grass type, nothing really stood a chance, but if you find yourself in 
    trouble, just reset, and train a little bit. Overall, its difficulty depends 
    on your starter and partner's types. Just be cautious, and you should make it 
    through in no time.
    At the end, you'll find a room covered with gems, with a huge one on the back 
    wall. Your partner will try to pull it out, but with no luck. You then try, 
    but with the same results. As your partner goes and tries to again, you get 
    another headache and see the same Pokemon from earlier to try and get the 
    gem. They push the gem in, and then water floods in and washes them away. 
    Before you can warn your partner, they too push the gem, and you too are 
    washed away.
    Your partner and you get shot out and land in a lake type area with a bunch 
    of Pokemon in it. Do not fear though, they are friendly and as it turns out 
    you landed in the middle of a popular Hot Spring! The head Pokemon, Torkoal, 
    comes and tells you this and allows you to rest before returning to guild. 
    Torkoal will also add the Hot Spring to your Wonder Map, but you can't access 
    it until the end of the game.
    ---------Auto Save Point----------
    Upon returning to the guild, Chatot will be ecstatic about your journey. Even 
    though you were not able to bring back the gem, he still says it was a great 
    success. However, you then confront both him and your partner about the 
    Pokemon you saw in your headaches. If you hadn't guessed already, it was 
    Wigglytuff. Chatot doubts your accusation, but agrees to go check with the 
    Guild master himself. He returns a few moments later with the news that it 
    was true, Wigglytuff had been to Waterfall Cave before. Bummer, that just 
    totally downsides your entire mission.
    It's look like you're about to go to sleep when your partner once again 
    begins talking to you. This time they tell you about how you only get your 
    strange headaches after you touch someone or something. To make it stranger, 
    you also can see into wither the past (Waterfall Cave) or future 
    (Drowzee/Azurill). Very odd, but your interrupted when Chatot comes in and 
    says the Guild master wants to see you. Apparently, a big expedition is 
    coming up to an unknown land and Wigglytuff has decided to consider you as 
    candidates for the exploration! But your just candidates at the moment, so 
    you still have to work hard if you want to be considered.
    CH006 Chapter 6- Team Skull
    The next morning, Chatot will tell the rest of the Guild about the upcoming 
    expedition. Everyone will get excited, but he reminds us that we must work 
    hard in order to be chosen. As you head upstairs afterwards, you'll see a few 
    familiar faces in front of the Job Bulletin Board. It's Zubat and Koffing! 
    And, apparently they are part of an Exploration Team. After your partner 
    tells them you both are part of an Exploration Team, they take your partner 
    off to the side and pretty much tell them how weak they are and how they 
    don't stand a chance. Your partner then lets news about the expedition slip 
    while trying to back up his hard work. They both look surprised by this, but 
    then their "Chief" comes, Skunktank! He'll spray his noxious gas stuff and 
    knock out you, and make everyone else complain. As your partner stands in 
    awe, Zubat will tell Skunktank about the expedition, and then they all leave 
    to "plot".
    After you get back up your partner will be down about being such a coward and 
    not helping you. You can answer him with either "You're not a wimp!" or "Bok, 
    bok, bok!" Do whichever you like; I don't think it makes a huge difference on 
    the game. Afterwards, your partner will cheer up and you can get on with your 
    To Progress- Job Day x1, Sentry Day x1
    The next morning, Chatot will have an announcement. Apparently Team Skull 
    will be joining the guild for the expedition! Everyone will be less than 
    enthusiastic about this, but Wigglytuff will then start acting like a time 
    bomb ready to burst. Chatot tells everyone they must cheer up...or else! 
    Everyone quickly gives a "Hooray!" and Wigglytuff returns to normal.
    To Progress- Job Day x1
    During the night, Team Skull will talk about how little food they got for 
    dinner, and then Skunktank then decides they're going to go raid the Guild's 
    food pantry.
    The next morning, Chatot will call you over and say that you need to help 
    restock the food supply today since it mysterious dwindled overnight. Gee, I 
    wonder why? Anyways, he says you need to go get Perfect Apples for the Guild 
    master, or else something unspeakable will happen! He says Perfect Apples can 
    be found in Apple Woods, so your mission is to go there and bring some back. 
    Little did you know however, Team Skull had overheard and decides to try and 
    foil your attempt. Head over to Treasure Town and prepare, then head out for 
    Apple Woods.
    D005 Dungeon 5- Apple Woods
    Floors- 12 + Deep Apple Woods
    Recommended Level- ~12
    Roaming Pokemon- 
    Tips/Strategy- Another dungeon that completely hinges on your type. I had a 
    great deal off trouble because of all the Poison types, but a Fire starter 
    should be able to breeze through pretty easy I'd think. Just make sure your 
    around LV. 12, and bring plenty of Oran Berries and a couple of Reviver Seeds 
    and you should be able to make it through. Another tip, if you recruit a 
    Pokemon while going through that really isn't that good, go to Team, select 
    the Pokemon, and then choose Send Home to get them out of the dungeon, but 
    still have them in your team.
    After you arrive at Deep Apple Woods, you'll spot the huge tree where the 
    Perfect Apples grow. However, Team Skull will jump out of the tree when you 
    begin to approach it. They talk on how they ate many of the apples, but a 
    couple are still left, so Skunktank is nice enough to knock them down for 
    you. Your partner suspects foul play, and thus you avoid falling into their 
    trap. When it looks as though a Boss Battle may begin, instead Skunktank and 
    Koffing will come forward and fire their "Noxious Gas Combo" attack knocking 
    everyone out. When you regain consciousness, Zubat will be knocked out as 
    well, but he quickly runs away after waking up. Team Skull also made off with 
    the remaining Perfect Apples, leaving you to go home empty-handed.
    ---------Auto Save Point----------
    When you return without any apples, Chatot will freak out and tell you that 
    you get no dinner for failing this important mission. Great, we go without 
    food just cause Wigglytuff can't have an Apple. After dinner, Chatot, you, 
    and your partner will go to break the news to Wigglytuff that there will be 
    no Perfect Apple tonight. Upon hearing this Wigglytuff begins to get in his 
    "Time bomb" position and Chatot will warn you to cover your ears. You do, and 
    Wigglytuff will let out a screeching scream causing explosions apparently. It 
    is then interrupted when Team Skull brings in a Perfect Apple and snaps 
    Wigglytuff out of it. Turns out it was just a suck-up attempt to try and gain 
    Wigglytuff's trust so they can go on the expedition and take all the treasure 
    for themselves!
    The next morning, Chatot will announce that the expedition members will be 
    announced in the next few days. While everyone else is happy, Chatot brings 
    you aside and tells you not to get your hopes up on going after yesterdays 
    failure. Know, not only are you starving, but depressed. Just when all seems 
    pointless, the other guild members pull you aside and give you some apples 
    they smuggled over from last night. They say to also never give up and just 
    try your best. 
    To Progress- Job Day x1, Sentry Day x1, Job Day x1
    At dinner, Chatot will announce that the expedition members will be announced 
    tomorrow morning. Everyone will get all excited, and then dig into their 
    food. That night, your partner will say how nervous they are about tomorrow 
    and then you think to yourself on how you hope at least your partner gets 
    chosen since they have been working so hard and how it would really 
    discourage them if they weren't chosen. As you drift off to sleep, the same 
    thief (Grovyle) from before will find his second time gear, with only 3 more 
    The next morning, Chatot will begin to announce the expedition members. Turns 
    out that Wigglytuff wants everyone to go so it can be "Super fun!" or 
    something like that. Chatot will also tell you that only your partner and you 
    may go, so none of your recruits will be able to go. He'll set you free to 
    prepare. You'll also get a bigger Treasure bag, just in time!
    Now, to prepare for the expedition, you should make sure you have the 
    - A good stock of Reviver Seeds and Oran Berries, you have to go through 4 
    dungeons and a boss fight, so prepare accordingly.
    - You WILL be able to access Storage between dungeons, so put an extra stock 
    of supplies in for when you might need them
    - Make sure you have some Sleep, X-Eye, or other type or paralyzing Seed in 
    Storage. There is one boss at the end, and it's fairly challenging, so make 
    sure you have some of these ready to go.
    When you're done, return to the guild and talk with Chatot. He'll explain 
    that the mission is to explore the area around Fogbound Lake, far to the 
    East. He'll also assign teams; yours will be you, your partner and Bidoof.
    Bidoof cannot gain levels, pick-up items, or do much for that matter. He will 
    fight enemies that are near him, and he is LV.16 when he joins you. Your team 
    must know make your way to the meeting spot and then part 2 of the expedition 
    will begin. And so, the great expedition begins!
     ---------Auto Save Point----------
    CH007 Chapter 7- The Guild's Big Expedition
    Your team arrives outside of a cave. Bidoof will explain how the Kangaskhan 
    Rocks work for storage and saving, but you won't be able to use this one 
    right away, so hopefully you came prepared for a dungeon. As you approach the 
    cave's entrance, your partner will say how there are two paths! Craggy Coast 
    is the path to go on to advance the story, and the Side Path is just a 
    training route in case you are under-leveled. The dungeon isn't super hard 
    though, so unless you're lower than LV.13 or so, I would advise just heading 
    straight for Craggy Coast.
    D006 Dungeon 6- Craggy Coast
    Floors- 9F
    Recommended Level- ~13-14
    Roaming Pokemon- 
    Tips/Strategy- As long as you're not a Fire type, this should be beyond easy. 
    If you are a Fire type (Notice how many dungeons are built to make it hard 
    for you?) then just play it safe and get through as quickly as possible. You 
    may also notice that enemies may drop Treasure Chest type items. Be sure to 
    grab these, as when you can return to Treasure Town you'll be able to open 
    them. Anyways, just speed on through another pretty easy dungeon.
    You'll arrive at outside of the cave, and decide to set up camp for the 
    night. The next day, use the Kangaskhan Rock to swap out items and save. Then 
    go to your partner where you'll be given another choice. Go to Mt. Horn to 
    advance the story, or go to Rock Path if you think you need to do some 
    training first.
    D007 Dungeon 7- Mt. Horn
    Floors- 14F
    Recommended Level- ~14
    Roaming Pokemon- 
    Tips/Strategy- This dungeon is fairly easy as well, even for Fire types! It 
    has a mix of types, but the only thing you really need to look out for is 
    Aerodactyl since it seemed to have quite a few decent attacks whenever I 
    fought one. It's also longer than Craggy Coast, but just as easy, so just 
    speed through and get ready for some more story scenes.
    CH008 Chapter 8- Groudon's Heart
    You arrive at the guild's base camp, but apparently you're the last ones to 
    arrive. As you head in, you begin to feel as though you've been here before. 
    Strange, but you quickly hurry along to here Chatot begin to tell you about 
    your mission. Everyone has to try and find Fogbound Lake, which should be in 
    this area, but the fog is making it hard to see. Chimecho then brings up a 
    legend she heard on how the lake is guarded by the Pokemon Uxie. Apparently, 
    Uxie can wipe people's memories. You then begin to think on how that might be 
    the reason you lost your memory! Anyway, everyone heads out to try and find a 
    way to lift the fog. Head toward the Kangaskhan Rock to swap out items and 
    prepare for a dungeon. Head up to move on, where you're given another choice, 
    either Foggy Forest to move on, or Forest Path to train. When you head for 
    Foggy Forest, you partner will see a strange orange rock, and decide to keep 
    it before entering the forest.
    D008 Dungeon 8- Foggy Forest
    Floors- 11F
    Recommended Level- ~14-15
    Roaming Pokemon- 
    Tips/Strategy- Once again, another fairly easy dungeon as long as you've 
    continued to level up. It mainly has Normal types, so there are no major type 
    weaknesses, and Fire is the main thing that has an advantage over some. Also, 
    the fog will slightly low your hit %, so just try your best and don't get 
    frustrated if you seem to never get a hit. Just make your way through and be 
    sure to heal when needed.
    After making it through, you'll arrive at a lake area with a couple 
    waterfalls. Corphish will come running up to you and then take you to see a 
    strange statue he found. If you've played any of the GBA Pokemon games, you 
    should know that the Pokemon is Groudon, and after reading the strange runes, 
    you apparently have to do something to the Groudon statue and then the path 
    to the treasure will be made clear.
    Since none of you have any idea what to do, your partner will suggest you 
    touch the statue to see if you get another of your time headaches. You do, 
    and you over hear a short conversation that really gives no help. Almost 
    instantly after though, you'll have another where you'll hear someone say you 
    have to put the Drought Stone in Groudon's heart to life the fog. After it 
    ends, you'll figure that the stone your partner found earlier might be the 
    Drought Stone. You have them put it into the statue's chest, and indeed, a 
    great light comes and the fog clears. After which your partner finds the 
    reason Fogbound Lake had been hidden for so long, it was high up above the 
    ---------Auto Save Point----------
    Corphish will leave to go and tell the rest of the guild your discovery while 
    you two head on to explore the new area. Before you can however, Team Skull 
    will appear and tell you on how they plan to take the treasure for 
    themselves. Just as you're about to be Noxious Gas Combo'ed, an apple will 
    roll in along with Wigglytuff. He'll send you and your partner off to explore 
    but keep Team Skull back since he doesn't want to trouble them. They'll then 
    begin to plan on how to take Wigglytuff down and then chase after you.
    CH009 Chapter 9- The Mystery of Fogbound Lake
    You'll arrive outside of a cave with a Kangaskhan Rock for you to swap out 
    items and get ready for the dungeon. Right as you head in it'll flash back to 
    Wigglytuff and Team Skull. Skunktank debates attacking at first, but then he 
    a Koffing use their Noxious Gas Combo just as the screen fades to black.
    D009a Dungeon 9- Steam Caves
    Floors- 8F + Save Point
    Recommended Level- ~15-16
    Roaming Pokemon- 
    Tips/Strategy- This dungeon is slightly harder than the previous ones due to 
    the types roaming around. Water types should be fine off, Fire should be fine 
    too, but Grass types need to watch themselves! Almost all the Pokemon have 
    moves that are super-effective on them, so be sure heal and watch your HP. 
    Besides that, the dungeon itself is fairly short, mainly because it has a 
    second leg (Like a lot of dungeons from now on will start to have). 
    After 8 floors, you'll reach a small room with a Kangaskhan Rock, and you'll 
    immediately hear a loud roar upon entering. Sounds like something fun is 
    waiting up ahead! Anyways, save if you want (You can't access storage) and 
    then head up to move on. Another roar will be heard, and your partner will 
    head up without you. You'll hang back and think once again about finding Uxie 
    and what you might learn of your past from him. Then, your partner will come 
    back down and you'll tell them what you've been thinking about. They too will 
    agree you must find Uxie, and the second part of the dungeon begins.
    D009b Dungeon 9- Upper Steam Caves
    Floors- 7F + Steam Cave Peak
    Recommended Level- ~15-16
    Roaming Pokemon- 
    Tips/Strategy- This half mainly just has stronger Pokemon then the floors 
    prior. Use the same strategies and you should be able to make it through with 
    about the same difficulty you did on the last floor. Try to save some of your 
    healing items however, as we've got a Boss battle coming up.
    You'll arrive at the peak and then hear another roar as the ground begins to 
    shake. You'll then flash back down to the bottom where you'll see Wigglytuff 
    in fine condition. The rest of the guild will arrive, hear the distant roar, 
    and then hurry ahead to catch up to you. The screen will then shift to the 
    left where we see Team Skull passed out and moaning, defeated by Wigglytuff 
    Back at the top, the shaking continues, and Groudon will appear from the top 
    screen! He'll order you to leave, but then when you say you want to explore 
    Fogbound Lake, he'll say he's the guardian and must destroy you! Meanwhile, 
    the guild will just be reaching the entrance to the Steam Caves. Corphish 
    will ask Chatot about fighting Groudon, which he'll say would be like 
    throwing your life away. Great enthusiastic comment to enter the Boss Battle 
    B003 Boss Battle- Groudon
    HP- ~450-500
    This is probably the hardest challenge yet in the game. Start by 
    throwing a Sleep or X-Eye Seed at him and then just start hammering 
    with attacks. He can deal a lot of damage, so be sure to watch your 
    health and heal when needed. Hopefully you still have some Reviver 
    Seeds as well as those can be lifesavers in most situations. Repeat 
    the process of paralyzing him and attacking, and eventually you'll 
    defeat him.
    You'll defeat Groudon, but then he'll disappear in a flash. Apparently, that 
    wasn't the real Groudon. A voice tells you this and then says it must stop 
    you. Your partner says all you want is information, and the voice decides to 
    believe. They appear, and you should hopefully recognize him as Uxie! He'll 
    then escort you up to Fogbound Lake.
    ---------Auto Save Point----------
    When you arrive at the lake, you and your partner will both stare out into 
    the horizon where you'll see beautiful lake scenery. In the middle of the 
    lake, their will be a glowing sphere, and in the center, a Time Gear! You 
    also seem to get a strange feeling looking at it, but Uxie will interrupt to 
    show you how he uses his psychic abilities to produce the fake Groudon. 
    You'll then ask Uxie about your past to see if he might've erased your 
    memories. He'll say no, no human ever came hear and he only can erase 
    memories of Fogbound Lake, leaving you just as clueless as when you first 
    came here.
    Wigglytuff will then come in and say hello to all of his friends (A.K.A. 
    Everyone). The rest of the guild will then show up and be frightened by the 
    Groudon hologram, but Wigglytuff quickly tells them to come see the view 
    instead. Everyone will look out into the horizon and agree how marvelous it 
    looks. Wigglytuff says this was probably the treasure we came here for all 
    along! Everyone will then promise Uxie to never tell the location of the Time 
    Gear at Fogbound Lake in order to keep it a secret from whoever has been 
    stealing him. In return, Uxie will agree not to wipe everyone's memories. And 
    so ends the great expedition, as everyone leaves to return to the guild.
    The area around Fogbound Lake can be explored!
    You get a bigger Treasure Bag!
    ---------Auto Save Point----------
    CH010 Chapter 10- Dusknoir
    -----Coming Soon-----
    Section 4- FAQ
    Some questions I guesses would most likely be asked a lot!
    1) When can I evolve my Pokemon?
      Not until after the main story mode is over. And even then you'll have to 
    wait awhile before you can evolve yourself and your partner...
    2) I'm stuck on (Insert Dungeon/Boss here). Help!
      My best advice, go back and train. Level up a few times, grab some more 
    Reviver Seeds and such, and then try again. The game is sort of based on luck 
    too, but my best advice would be to train.
    3) Are there any differences between Explorers of Time & Darkness?
      All I know of is that you can only get Celebi in Time and Mewtwo in 
    Darkness. There are some other version exclusives too, but that's pretty much 
    it I'd guess.
    Section 5- Version History
    Version 0.2 (5/15/08)-
    -Posted up through Chapter 5
    -Completed FAQ, Legal Info, Introduction & Controls
    Version 0.5 (5/18/08)-
    -Posted up through Chapter 9
    -Made a few corrections and updated Special Thanks.
    Section 6- Legal Info
    This guide cannot be published without my consent. You may not pos this guide 
    on any other website without my permission. You may print any part of this 
    guide for game help, but not for intent to sell, trade, or do anything else 
    with. If you wish to do anything else besides this with my guide, please 
    contact me before doing so.
    Section 7- Contact Info & Special Thanks
    To contact me with nay questions or spelling/content mistakes you may have 
    found, please e-mail me at mforker@cfu.net. 
    Special Thanks goes to the following:
    -Nintendo for making this game
    -You for reading this guide
    -Gamefaqs for allowing me to post this guide
    -The following people for making corrections:
      -mipe bikati (For telling me how you get a random item at the start)

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