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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky is the 5th installment of the PMD series, after Red/Blue Rescue Team, and Explorers of Time/Darkness. It was released in 2009 and developed by Chunsoft, who started their own personal brand of rogue-likes back in 1993 with a spin-off starring Torneko from Dragon Quest IV. While most of their mystery dungeon games are spin-offs, featuring other Dragon Quest characters and Final Fantasy's Chocobo, they also created Shiren the Wanderer.

Compared to every other rogue-like ever, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon is easy as hell. It's the most forgiving of Chunsoft's mystery dungeon series (which are collectively easier than a lot of other rogue-likes anyway), which is understandable, considering Pokemon's target audience.

The most-praised points of PMD are the story and music. While Sky's plot is nearly identical to Time and Darkness, it adds prequel and sequel bonuses in the form of special episodes. As a third version, it also has some great and abusable new features Time and Darkness lacked.

Don't spoil stuff the LP hasn't covered yet! Talking about other PMD games besides Time/Darkness/Sky is okay, though.

Game text is in italics; my comments are in plain. Character dialogue will be denoted by a facepic or an asterisk.

Main Story
Chapter 1: A Storm at Sea
Chapter 2: The New Guild Recruits Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 3: The Scream Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Chapter 4: The Gatekeepers Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 5: The First Official Exploration Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 6: Team Skull Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8
Chapter 7: The Guild's Big Expedition
Chapter 8: Groudon's Heart
Chapter 9: The Mystery of Fogbound Lake
Chapter 10: Dusknoir Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Chapter 11: Grovyle the Thief Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 12: The Only Option Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 13: Dusknoir's Secret Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 14: Into the Future Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 15: The Secret of the Planet's Paralysis Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 16: A New Dawn Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 17: The Guild's Crew Part 1 Part 2
Chapter 18: Lapras
Chapter 19: To the Hidden Land
Final Chapter: The Last Adventure

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Intro
Special Episode 1: Bidoof's Wish Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Guild Graduation
Sky Peak Part 1 Part 2
Getting Gold Rank
Special Episode 2: Igglybuff the Prodigy Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Mt. Mistral
Blizzard Island
Sky Peak 2: The Movie: The Game: The Sequel
Surrounded Sea
Special Episode 3: Today's "Oh My Gosh" Part 1 Part 2
Midnight Forest
Aegis Cave
Special Episode 4: Here Comes Team Charm! Part 1 Part 2 Part 3
Storm On the Horizon
Mt. Travail
Into the Nightmare
Spacial Distortion
Versus Darkrai
A Happy Ending
Special Episode 5: In the Future of Darkness Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 (END)

EX 01: The Unseen Starters
EX 02: Marowak Dojo
EX 03: Bidoof's Wish Extras
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