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The following is a list of characters that appeared in the Mystery Dungeon games, listed by game in chronological order of its release.
Absol joins the player's team after the defeat of Articuno in Frosty Grotto, revealing that the player is not the cause of the impending disaster.
Articuno attacks the player and partner when they reach the end of Frosty Grotto, accusing them of causing disasters.
Bellsprout stands by Pelipper Post Office, next to the notice board.
Butterfree was one of the first Pokémon shown in the game, being the first one to ask the player's help to rescue her baby Caterpie from the bottom of Tiny Woods.
- Main article: Caterpie (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Caterpie was the first Pokémon rescued by the player and their partner, falling into Tiny Woods. After this, Caterpie made appearances around town, later appearing to ask the team to save his friend, Metapod. Team Meanies appears, saying that if they rescue Metapod, Caterpie will have to join their team. The player's team rescues Metapod, and Caterpie starts showing interest in joining the player's team. After this, Caterpie can be found near Whiscash Pond.
Celebi is found at the end of Purity Forest. It will automatically join the team without battling.
Deoxys was found in a strange cave discovered by Blastoise while he was going for a swim.
Diglett was the third Pokémon rescued by the team. He was carried away by a Skarmory who blamed him and his father for causing earthquakes, prompting the player's team to beat it.
Dugtrio is Diglett's father, who told the team it had been carried by a Skarmory.
- Main article: Gardevoir (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Gardevoir first appears in the player's dreams, giving them information. Later, it is revealed that Gardevoir took a curse laid upon its master, who pulled the tail of Ninetales. This caused Gardevoir to be sealed away. The player helps Gengar free Gardevoir from the curse, erasing all memories of before the curse. Gardevoir offers to join the player's team the next day.
Gulpin runs the link shop.
- Main article: Granbull (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Granbull was once a Snubbull, found in Pokémon Square. However, he discovered a cave, which evolved him into a Granbull.
Jirachi is found at the end of Wish Cave. If the player has a Wish Stone, it may grant the player a wish. If the player does not request a wish, Jirachi will join the player's team.
Two Jumpluff are found in the game. The first one is seen pleading to Shiftry to help save its friend, who is also a Jumpluff. The same one later comes to the team for help when Shiftry doesn't return, and they must go to Silent Chasm. Here, it is shown that the Jumpluff was saved, but Shiftry was in trouble for breaking a cloud with Zapdos in it.
Kangaskhan runs Kangaskhan Storage.
The Kecleon Brothers run the item shop in Pokémon Square. The younger brother is a regular coloration and sells food, throwing items, and equipment, while the older brother is purple and sells Wonder Orbs, TMs, and Keys.
Latias was injured and fell into Pitfall Valley. As requested by her brother, the player rescues her using the Teleport Gem. After this is done, both Latias and Latios join the player's team.
Latios first was seen stealing from the Kecleon shop. After being found, he told them that he was trying to save his sister. After she is saved, he and Latias will join the team.
The legendary beasts must each be battled during the search for Ho-Oh. Entei is first and upon defeat turns the Clear Wing into the Red Wing. Raikou is second and turns the Red Wing into the Sunset Wing upon defeat. Suicune is last and upon defeat turns the Sunset Wing into the Rainbow Wing, which can then be used to reach Ho-Oh.
- Main article: Lombre (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Lombre is one of the Pokémon in Pokémon Square.
Magnemite is the target of the second rescue mission in the game. Two Magnemite have stuck together and got lost in Thunderwave Cave, and must be rescued by the player. A third waits outside while the player does this. Once Friend Areas are unlocked, one of the Magnemite rescued joins the team. The other two remain in Pokémon Square for the rest of the game.
Makuhita runs the local dojo.
These Mankey were causing havoc in Uproar Forest. The team defeats them, and later finds them near their team base. However, they see peeled Chestnuts and agree to renovate the team base if given more Chestnuts.
- Main article: Metapod (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Metapod is Caterpie's friend. He is first seen needing to be rescued. After being rescued, he'll usually be seen around Whiscash Pond with his friend Caterpie.
Mewtwo was a strong Pokémon who defeated both Blastoise and Charizard. It was later defeated by the team.
Moltres was encountered when the team was trying to prove the player's innocence. They had to face it, and after defeating it, promised it that they would try to stop the natural disasters.
Munchlax appears randomly in Pokémon Square and will give the player a Munch Belt in exchange for a food item.
Ninetales was found in legends of a Pokémon taking a curse for a human. It is then seen when the team and Team A.C.T clash in Mt. Freeze, revealing that the player is not the human in the legend.
- Main article: Pelipper (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Various Pelipper work in the local post office. A particular one delivers mail to the rescue team each morning that their mailbox is not full. Said Pelipper sends a letter to the team after their journey.
Persian runs the local bank.
Rayquaza was the final boss before the credits roll. After its defeat, it destroys the meteor that caused all the natural disasters.
Skarmory kidnapped Diglett, thinking it was causing the earthquakes. However, it was defeated by the team.
Smeargle runs away from its tribe because it does not want to undergo a "growing up" ritual. It gets lost in Howling Forest, prompting the player's team to go rescue it, after which it will join the team.
Spinda was searching for the mirage Pokémon, but couldn't due to its frail state. It gave the team the Clear Wing to begin their search for it.
- Main article: Team A.C.T.
Team A.C.T. is a gold rank team, led by Alakazam. They are famous for achieving said rank and are respected all through Pokémon Square.
Team Constrictor is led by Octillery. Its other members are Tentacruel and Cradily.
Team Hydro is led by Blastoise, who tried to defeat Groudon but fails. Its other members are Swampert and Feraligatr.
- Main article: Team Meanies
Team Meanies, lead by Gengar, are major antagonists throughout the game. Towards the end of the game, Ekans and Medicham attempt to get through Wish Cave on their own, while Gengar requests the help of the player for one last mission.
Team Rumblerock consists of two Graveler and a Golem, who leads the team.
- Main article: Shiftry (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Team Shifty is a rescue team more interested in rewards than helping Pokémon. Its members are two Nuzleaf and a Shiftry, who leads the team.
- Main article: Xatu (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Xatu can see the future, and resides within the Hill of the Ancients at the end of Great Canyon. It gives the player advice at several points in the game. Along with Alakazam and an unnamed Ghost-type Pokémon it creates the Teleport Gem so that the player can reach Sky Tower.
- Main article: Whiscash (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Whiscash is a smart Pokémon who lives in a pond north of Pokémon Square. He usually gives the team advice, and gives them the HM Dive so that they can access the Stormy Sea.
Wigglytuff runs the Friend Area shop.
Wynaut and Wobbuffet
Wynaut and Wobbuffet are first seen when Mankey are terrorizing Uproar Forest. After this, they peel a Chestnut and give it to the team, which the Mankey later take.
Zapdos captured Shiftry because he broke the cloud it was sleeping in.
Armaldo is the former "master" of Wigglytuff, according to Special Episode 2. He is revealed to be an S-rank outlaw, but is still trusted by Wigglytuff.
Amp Plains tribes
- Main article: Amp Plains tribes
Deep in Amp Plains lives a tribe either consisting of Luxray and Luxio or Manectric and Electrike. They are seen when the team comes to receive the Water Float for Marill and Azurill, and must be defeated.
Azurill is the younger brother of Marill. Their mother is ill, so they do errands for her, such as the shopping, while also looking for a Water Float that they had lost. When the player picks up an apple that Azurill dropped, they experience their first Dimensional Scream. Azurill is later taken to Mt. Bristle by Drowzee and must be rescued by the player. The Water Float eventually turns up at the end of Amp Plains. Later Azurill falls into a nightmare and cannot be woken. The player must enter Azurill's dreams with the help of Drowzee to try to find out why. Azurill is woken by Cresselia once Darkrai has been revealed.
Banette and Skorupi
Banette and Skorupi were the bullies in the Special Episode Igglybuff the Prodigy. They convinced Igglybuff (who would later become Guidmaster Wigglytuff) to give them some of his Gummis, and ended up eating most of them. They later convinced Igglybuff to go explore Murky Forest with them. When Armaldo revealed himself at the end of the dungeon, they fled, leaving Igglybuff behind. Later they were part of the party that went to apprehend Armaldo.
Bellsprout is the leader of Team Flame, but is afraid that it'll get burned.
- Main article: Bidoof (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)
Bidoof was the newest member to join the guild besides the player and their partner.
Budew was one of Guildmaster Wigglytuff's childhood friends in the Special Episode Igglybuff the Prodigy, along with Smoochum and Wooper.
- Main article: Celebi (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)
This particular Celebi is Shiny and from the future. She helps Grovyle with his plans.
Chansey runs Chansey's Hut, and cares for Eggs rewarded for completing rescue missions.
- Main article: Chatot (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)
Chatot is Wigglytuff's assistant. He guards the team from Kabutops and Omastar in Brine Cave.
Chimecho prepares dinner for the guild and runs Chimecho Assembly, allowing the player to recruit other Pokémon to their team.
Corphish is a member of the guild. He usually says "hey hey hey" at the end of his sentences.
Cresselia tries to stop Darkrai's plans. She is first seen revealing that what seemed to be her was actually Darkrai. After this, she travels with the team to defeat Darkrai in Dark Crater. After he is defeated, she joins the team.
Croagunk runs Croagunk's Swap Shop. Croagunk once slept near his shop, but later sleeps in the room where Bidoof sleeps. Bidoof thinks of Croagunk as creepy.
Darkrai is the game's main antagonist. Darkrai attacked the player in the Passage of Time at the beginning of the game, causing the player to be transformed into a Pokémon and develop amnesia. Darkrai also sabotaged Temporal Tower, and once the player prevents its destruction, begins to cause a distortion in space. Once beaten by the player Darkrai attempts to flee through a dimensional hole, but is attacked by Palkia. Cresselia states that this would cause Darkrai to develop amnesia.
- Main article: Primal Dialga
Dialga is the ruler of time, who got overcome by darkness when Temporal Tower started to crumble, becoming Primal Dialga.
Diglett helps out with Sentry Duty, working alongside Loudred. At the beginning of the game, Diglett is unable to identify the player's footprint. Many times, Diglett can't perform his duty, and the team must do it instead.
Ditto is the guardian of the Limestone Cavern Time Gear. It transforms into other Pokémon to convince exploration teams to stay away from the cave. In Here Comes Team Charm!, it transformed into a Bellossom to tell Team Charm that trying to find the treasure was hopeless, then later into Sentret to convince them that they needed to get revenge on Team AWD. Once they reached the final chamber of Limestone Cavern, Ditto transformed into an empty treasure chest to cause Team Charm and Team AWD to fight each other so that neither would discover the Time Gear. Wigglytuff stopped the fight continuing after Team Charm knocked out Team AWD, and forced Ditto to reveal itself. Ditto apologized for its deception, revealing that it was actually Bellossom and Sentret, then showed them the Time Gear.
Drowzee was a former outlaw, first seen helping Marill and Azurill find their Water Float. However, a dizzy spell made the player know about his true intentions and finds him and Azurill at the top of Mt. Bristle. Here, Drowzee is trying to make Azurill crawl into a hole to get him treasure. He is defeated, and is later found at Mt. Travail, reformed. He helps the team get into Azurill's nightmare, and later leaves.
Dugtrio changes the boards every morning for the guild. He is Diglett's father. He often stares out at the ocean.
Duskull runs the Duskull Bank.
- Main article: Dusknoir (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)
Dusknoir works for Primal Dialga. He is first seen as a renowned explorer, but his cover is blown when he snatches the player and their partner, sending them into the future. Dusknoir has several Sableye work for him, and ambush the player, their partner, and Grovyle with them in the Hidden Land.
Electivire runs the link shop, absent at the beginning of the game.
- Main article: Grovyle (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)
Grovyle is a Pokémon from the future. He comes to the past to steal the Time Gears and place them in the top of Temporal Tower, preventing its collapse. He is also the playable character in the special mission In the Future of Darkness.
- Main article: Wigglytuff (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)
Guildmaster Wigglytuff before he evolved, and the main character of Igglybuff the Prodigy. He lived at home with his parents and often played with his friends Wooper, Smoochum, and Budew, but one day went on an exploration with the bullies Banette and Skorupi to the Murky Forest.
At the end of the forest, he met Armaldo, who usually would scare off any intruders. However, while Banette and Skorupi fled, Igglybuff was not afraid of him and Armaldo told him about exploring. Igglybuff then solved the puzzle of Armaldo's map in seconds, despite Armaldo working on its secret for a very long time. Igglybuff then convinced Armaldo to go on an exploration to the dungeon revealed by the map, Eastern Cave.
At the end of Eastern Cave, rather than solving the puzzle, Igglybuff chose to obliterate the door with his WOOM-TAH, impressing Armaldo. They found the treasure—a Defend Globe. Igglbuff wanted to go on more explorations because he enjoyed it so much, and eventually convinced Armaldo to make him his apprentice.
After exploring together for several months, the two decided to go to Fortune Ravine. At its end, Armaldo tried to solve the puzzle but ended up setting off the trap, dropping them into a Monster House. After emerging from the dungeon to find the ruins at its end, Magnezone, two Magnemite, Nidoking, Papa Wigglytuff, Mama Wigglytuff, Wooper, Smoochum, Budew, Banette, and Skorupi approached them. Nidoking told Igglybuff that Armaldo was actually an outlaw, and that they had to take him away. Igglybuff, upset, was about to WOOM-TAH the apprehending party, but Armaldo told him not to, or he would end up an outlaw as well. Armaldo gave him the Defend Globe, then was taken away by the police.
Kabutops attacked Chatot, the player, and their partner in Brine Cave, accompanied by two Omastar. The same one attacked Chatot and Wigglytuff in the past.
Kangaskhan runs Kangaskhan storage.
The Kecleon Brothers run a shop in Treasure Town, selling various goods to the player. The left one sells seeds and other food items, while the one on the right sells Keys, TMs, and Wonder Orbs.
Lapras takes anyone with the Relic Fragment to the Hidden Land. Lapras was first seen by Wigglytuff many years ago, making him promise not to research the wall pattern. Many years later, Wigglytuff tells Lapras he cannot hold the promise any longer. After this, Lapras takes the team and Grovyle to the Hidden Land. Later, after Temporal Tower is saved, Lapras is asked about Palkia, but doesn't know much about it.
Loudred works with Diglett on Sentry Duty. He also used to wake up the player and their partner prior to their graduation, and once went on the graduation test himself. He failed it, however.
Magnezone is the town sheriff and takes custody of all the outlaws the Wigglytuff Guild bring to justice. He is often accompanied by two Magnemite.
Mama and Papa Wigglytuff
Mama and Papa Wigglytuff are Guildmaster Wigglytuff's parents. They appear in the Special Episode Igglybuff the Prodigy.
Once Papa went mountain climbing with his son, Igglybuff, who would later grow up to be Guildmaster Wigglytuff. When they were climbing down the mountain, Papa Wigglytuff was almost crushed by a falling boulder, but Igglybuff used his WOOM-TAH to destroy it.
One day, Mama Wigglytuff gave Igglybuff some Gummis to share with his friends. Igglybuff ended up also using these Gummis to make friends with the bullies Banette and Skorupi, then went to the Murky Forest with them. Papa and Mama were pleased when Wigglytuff told them he had made a new friend—Armaldo—not realizing he was an outlaw. When Nidoking informed them that Igglybuff was travelling with an outlaw through Fortune Ravine, they accompanied Nidoking, Magnezone and the Magnemite to apprehend Armaldo and save Igglybuff.
Manaphy was first seen as an Egg, being found while the team was exploring a dungeon. He later hatches, wanting Blue Gummis, which must be provided. He is later taken by Walrein. Many days later, he comes back, wanting to join the team.
Marill is Azurill's sibling, having a minor role in the storyline. When Marill, Azurill, and Drowzee go to Mt. Bristle, Marill is left behind. Later, Marill and Azurill tell the team about the water float in Amp Plains.
Marowak runs the local dojo.
Nidoking is an explorer who has been tracking down the outlaw Armaldo in the Special Episode Igglybuff the Prodigy. He spots them leaving a dungeon discussing going to Fortune Ravine. He then goes to tell Igglybuff's friends and family that he has been exploring with an outlaw. When Igglybuff and Armaldo emerge from Fortune Ravine, he, Magnezone and two Magnemite apprehend Armaldo and take him away.
Two Omastar and Kabutops attacked Wigglytuff and Chatot in the past at the bottom of Brine Cave. Later they attacked the player, their partner, and Chatot.
Three Poochyena are members of Team Poochyena Brothers, usually catching criminals.
Various Phione live in the bottom of Miracle Sea, and were terrorized by a Gyarados. If the team comes to the bottom another time after beating Gyarados, a Phione will join the team.
Primeape is usually seen at the Hot Spring.
Slakoth is a member of Team Slacker with Slowpoke. They rarely do much, however.
Slowpoke is a member Team Slacker with Slakoth. They rarely do much, however.
Smoochum was one of Guildmaster Wigglytuff's childhood friends in the Special Episode Igglybuff the Prodigy, along with Budew and Wooper.
Spinda runs Spinda's Café.
Spoink lost its pearl at the bottom of Drenched Bluff, and the player and partner must retrieve it on their first mission for Wigglytuff's Guild. Spoink can be found in Treasure Town afterwards.
- Main article: Sunflora (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)
Sunflora is a member of Wigglytuff's Guild and the playable character of the extra mission Today's "Oh My Gosh".
- Main article: Team AWD
Team AWD usually is seen trying to get to the Zero Isles. They are also antagonists in the fourth Special Episode.
- Main article: Team Charm
Team Charm are acquainted with Wigglytuff, and once went on an exploration with him. They travel with the team in Aegis Cave, and fight against Regigigas with them. They are also the protagonists in the fourth Special Episode.
Team Ebony consists of Murkrow and Shuppet. They usually want to get treasure, but always disagree on which one they want, Murkrow wanting shiny things and Shuppet wanting valuable things. Because of this, they rarely get any treasure at all.
Team Raider is a famous master rank exploration team consisting of Gallade, Rhyperior and Roserade. They appear after the end of the story on the Beach, where they have rescued Dugtrio from the sea.
- Main article: Team Skull
Team Skull is made up of Zubat, Koffing, and Skuntank. They are a group of criminals, very much like Team Meanies from the previous games.
Team Tasty consists of the leader Swellow and Wurmple. Wurmple is very afraid that Swellow will eat it, and so named their team Team Tasty, but doesn't tell its leader about its fear until the end of the game. Swellow is horrified to discover that Wurmple is afraid of it, and says that the delay in telling it is Swellow's failing as a leader.
Torkoal is the town elder, usually seen relaxing in the Hot Springs. He is later called to examine the Relic Fragment to see if he knows anything about it.
Two Ursaring are seen around Treasure Town. One was once a Teddiursa, who evolved into an Ursaring after discovering the Luminous Spring.
Vigoroth usually advertises for a store in town.
- Main article: Wigglytuff (Explorers of Time, Darkness, and Sky)
Wigglytuff is the guildmaster, usually seen with a joyous attitude. However, if he gets angry, bad things happen. He is shown to be very strong, being able to defeat Team Skull with ease.
Wooper was one of Guildmaster Wigglytuff's childhood friends in the Special Episode Igglybuff the Prodigy, along with Budew and Smoochum.
Wynaut and Wobbuffet
Wynaut and Wobbuffet run the Recycle Shop inside Spinda's Café.
Xatu runs Xatu Appraisal, which opens any Treasure Boxes found in dungeons.
Mystery Dungeon Blazing, Stormy, and Light Adventure Squad
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Aron's and Swinub's problem about Shuckle start the rescue team. The two were ecstatic when Shuckle was rescued
Bibarel resides in the town, and can first be seen after Shuckle's rescue.
In Stormy Adventure Squad, Buizel argues with Farfetch'd. The fight is quickly resolved by Slowking.
Chikorita is a town resident.
Duskull runs the bank.
Farfetch'd is shown fighting with Buizel in Stormy Adventure Squad. The fight is quickly resolved by Slowking.
Girafarig is a resident of the town.
Kangaskhan runs the storage area.
Kecleon runs the shop.
Miltank is a town resident.
Munchlax can be found sleeping after Shuckle's rescue.
Politoed resides in the town, and can first be seen after Shuckle's rescue.
Rattata is a town resident.
Shuckle is the first Pokémon to be rescued.
Slowking resides in the town, and helps solve problems. It helps start the adventure squad, and gives lessons to them about the job board.
Swinub comes with Aron to tell Slowking about Shuckle being stuck in the Dubious area. It and Aron were glad when Shuckle was rescued.
Tauros is a town resident.
Turtwig is a town resident.