Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 空の探検隊 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky) is a game developed by Chunsoft, and is a sister game to Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness. It is the fifth entry in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, an adaptation of the Mystery Dungeon games for Pokémon. The game was first announced in CoroCoro, which released the first details in January 2009. It was officially released in Japan on April 18, 2009 and in North America on October 12, 2009.
The game was released for the Wii U Virtual Console in the United States on June 23, 2016, in Japan on July 20, 2016, and in Australia and Europe on August 18, 2016.
Players can now play as four new starter Pokémon: Phanpy, Vulpix, Riolu, and Shinx. Munchlax and Meowth are no longer playable as the main hero, and Eevee returns from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team. Moreover, every starter Pokémon, in addition to Meowth and Munchlax, are available as partners.
Some of the starter and partner Pokémon can now start with an Egg Move.
Players can now play the music used in the game with the Sky Jukebox.
5 Special Episodes are introduced, which can be played beside the main game.
Poké stored in Duskull Bank and items stored in Kangaskhan Storage can be used in both the Special Episodes and the main game.
There is a new place called Spinda’s Café where the following can be found:
Spinda’s Juice Bar grants access to several exclusive dungeons, and it also allows players to make drinks out of food items.
Recycle Shop allows players to exchange excess items for other items. The more items exchanged, the better the items available will be. Players may also trade items for Prize Tickets (more kinds of tickets can be unlocked by a team’s rank; for example, Silver Tickets are only available to teams in the Silver rank). Prize tickets can be used in a lottery, where the player gets to choose from three colors for the drawing (red, blue, and yellow). The player can sometimes get rare items this way.
The player’s team recruits who are currently in the party can now be found in Spinda’s Café instead of the crossroads (once it opens).
Job requests can also be found here, and can be accepted or rejected by talking to the client to the left of the exit.
Dungeons that were previously only attainable through job requests can also be found in Spinda’s Juice Bar and the Recycle Shop.
There is a new location called the Secret Bazaar which is found randomly in dungeons. It is run by Kirlia. The bazaar has several stalls found inside.
Mime Jr.’s stall restores the team’s Health Points (HP), Power Points (PP), and fill the belly for 100 Poké.
Swalot’s Grab Bag Shop gives players Grab Bags for 100 Poké. They may hold useful items inside them.
Lickilicky will clean the player’s items in their inventory for 100 Poké.
Shedinja’s gives players a chance to escape the dungeon sooner for 100 Poké.