Dungeons are where the player enters and battles monsters and collects Atla in Dark Cloud, or Geostones in Dark Cloud 2. They are comprised of numerous Floors (referred to as Floor Episodes in the sequel) which the player must clear one by one in order to progress through the story. Each locale has its own dungeon with unique themes, and monsters, and the entrances are typically located in the area or nearby a town. There are often cinematic or scripted events and bosses throughout the progression of a dungeon. The number of floors found in a dungeon will usually increase as a player progresses through the games story.