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This is a page about the Dungeon Sinister Woods in the game Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for the Nintendo Switch. Read on for information about its boss, the number of floors and which Pokemon can be found here.

Basic Information

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Basic Information
No. of Floors 13
Boss Ekans & Gengar & Medicham
Required? Yes

Sinister Woods Dungeon Guide

Related Story Missions

The following Story Missions take place in Sinister Woods.

Mission Suggested Team Lv.
Mission 4: Rescue Metapod in Sinister Woods 8

Encountered Pokemon

Slakoth ImageSlakoth Hoothoot ImageHoothoot Exeggutor ImageExeggutor Scyther ImageScyther
Ledyba ImageLedyba Linoone ImageLinoone Shroomish ImageShroomish Cascoon ImageCascoon
Silcoon ImageSilcoon Sentret ImageSentret Sunflora ImageSunflora Sudowoodo ImageSudowoodo
Oddish ImageOddish Swinub ImageSwinub Bonsly ImageBonsly

Tips and Strategies

Best Items to Bring

Petrify Orb ImagePetrify Orb All Power Up Orb ImageAll Power Up Orb

On your first time through Sinister Woods, Team Meanies will be waiting for you at the center. After you've defeated them once, they won't return to this Dungeon any more.

This is the first Boss you'll face with three foes at once, so Orbs are recommended for their potential to inflict Status on multiple foes at once. The All Power Up Orb is also recommended for its effect of increasing your whole team's Attack and Special Attack – this can help your individual members each handle themselves more easily against multiple attackers.

Best Pokemon to Use

Cyndaquil ImageCyndaquil Charmander ImageCharmander Torchic ImageTorchic Pidgey ImagePidgey
Spearow ImageSpearow

The Pokemon listed above are all obtainable before entering Sinister Woods. As this Dungeon mostly includes Bug and Grass-type Pokemon, it's a good idea to bring Pokemon who can deal super effective damage. Note that the starter Pokemon listed are only available at the beginning of the game.

Vs. Team Meanies

Medicham ImageMedicham Gengar ImageGengar Ekans ImageEkans

Team Meanies will only appear as part of the Main Story. After you've completed Sinister Woods once and return to it as an optional Dungeon, they will not appear here again.

In Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX, although you are only allowed to bring 3 Pokemon into a Dungeon, you are able to recruit Pokemon within a Dungeon to a max team size of 8. It's possible to arrange recruited Pokemon into a wall, protecting your starter and partner behind them while allowing your teammates to deal damage automatically to Team Meanies.

Recruiting Pokemon

When you find a stranded Pokemon in the Dungeon, giving them an Apple will cause them to definitely join your team, so bring plenty of Apples with you into the Dungeon to ensure that you can recruit as many friends as possible. In particular, Linoone's Fury Swipes can wreak havoc on Team Meanies, and its Pickup Ability makes it a consistently useful member of your team.

Pokemon to Watch Out For

Exeggutor ImageExeggutor Scyther ImageScyther Linoone ImageLinoone

When your team is underleveled, these three Pokemon can deal heavy damage to your team and potentially faint one of your Pokemon in a single turn. Linoone's Fury Swipes is a multi-hit force to be reckoned with, and can potentially deal over 50 damage at once, so keep your distance and don't be caught off guard.

Items Found in Sinister Woods

Coming soon.

Related Links

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List of Dungeons

Main Story Dungeons
Tiny Woods Thunderwave Cave Mt. Steel
Sinister Woods Silent Chasm Mt. Thunder
Great Canyon Lapis Cave Mt. Blaze
Frosty Forest Mt. Freeze Uproar Forest
Magma Cavern Sky Tower -
Optional Dungeons
Oddity Cave Rock Path Snow Path
Illusory Grotto - -

Story Guide & Walkthrough

Post-Game Dungeons
Stormy Sea Buried Relic Northern Range
Pitfall Valley Silver Trench Meteor Cave
Fiery Field Lightning Field Northwind Field
Mt. Faraway Western Cave Wish Cave
Murky Cave Solar Cave Waterfall Pond
Joyous Tower Purity Forest Howling Forest
Fantasy Strait Marvelous Sea Remains Island
Darknight Relic Desert Region Grand Sea
Southern Cavern Unown Relic Wyvern Hill
Far-off Sea - -

Post-Game Content Walkthrough

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