Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
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The boxart, designed by Ken Sugimori.
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Basic info
Platform: {{{platform}}}
Category: Dungeon Crawler
Players: 1
Connectivity: None
Developer: Chunsoft
Publisher: Nintendo
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Ratings
CERO: N/A
ESRB: Everyone
ACB: N/A
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: N/A
GRAC: N/A
GSRR: N/A
Release dates
Japan: November 17, 2005
North America: September 18, 2006
Australia: September 28, 2006
Europe: November 10, 2006
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Websites
Japanese: N/A
English: Official English site

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team are a matched pair of Pokémon games for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, respectively. These two games were developed by Chunsoft and were published by Nintendo. They were released in Japan on November 17, 2005, and were released in the U.S. on September 18, 2006.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon starts with yourself as a human who is turned into a Pokémon. A series of questions at the start of the game determines what Pokémon you become.

When you discover you are a Pokémon, you will first meet your partner who also happens to be a Pokémon. You will start your journey by going out to find a lost Caterpie. Once this first quest is done, your journey will start to unfold.

All Pokémon from Generations I, II, and III are available in this game, and you are able to battle and befriend all of them to join your team. You will travel across this new land and enter and fight in dungeon levels.

The games have received adaptations in other formats through the anime episode Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate! and the manga series Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team.

A sequel has been announced for release in Japan later in 2007. There will again be two games, but both will be for the Nintendo DS.

Gameplay

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon is an adaptation of the Fushigi no Dungeon games for Pokémon. Like the main Pokémon RPGs, it has two gameplay modes; unlike the main RPGs, battle mode and dungeon mode are not distinct. It is a semi-turn-based game, with each step, attack, or item use being counted as a single turn.

The size of a party is limited to four in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, compared to six in the main RPGs; furthermore, players are only able to directly control one Pokémon: their own character (or, later in the game, any other befriended Pokémon). The player's teammates are essentially autonomous, with player control being limited to general strategy such as avoiding Pokémon battles or not moving and staying in one place.

Plot

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Main story

  • The player wakes up one day in the Pokémon world, a human turned into a Pokémon.
  • This world is suffering an imbalance in nature, with natural disasters occurring everywhere.
  • The player and their partner form a rescue team after successfully rescuing Caterpie.
  • Team Meanies steal the requests for help from the player's mailbox.
  • The player consults Xatu for an explanation of their presence in this world as a Pokémon.
  • The player learns of the legend of Ninetales: one day, a human angered a Ninetales and was cursed, however, his Gardevoir took the curse upon itself to save its master. However, the human selfishly deserts the cursed Gardevoir. Ninetails prophesises that the selfish human would be reborn as a Pokémon, and when that happens, the balance of nature in the world would collapse.
  • Gengar convinces the Pokémon that the player is the selfish human in the legend of Ninetales, and they decide to run them out of town.
  • The player meets the Ninetales of the legend and discovers that while part of the legend is true, and even though the selfish human from the legend is alive, the player is not that human.
  • The player returns to the town, and Gengar is discredited. Meanwhile Team A.C.T. (named after their members, Alakazam, Charizard, and Tyranitar) goes to the Magma Caverns to defeat Groudon.
  • Wynaut and Wobbuffet ask the player to go defeat the Mankey gang in the Uproar Forest. In return, they offer a peeled Chestnut, which are in turn used to convince the Mankey gang to help renovate the Rescue Team Base.
  • Team A.C.T. is instead defeated, and a new team, comprised of Blastoise, Octillery and Golem, is formed to go rescue them.
  • The new team is also defeated. The player goes to Magma Cavern themselves to rescue Team A.C.T.
  • After defeating Groudon, Xatu announces that a falling star is headed towards the planet, and that it is the meteor that is causing the imbalance in nature.
  • Gardevoir reveals to the player, in a dream, the true reason for its transformation: the player was destined to be the savior of the Pokémon world; the player decided to erase the memories of being a human in order to cleanse the heart and mind.
  • The player goes to find Rayquaza in order to convince it to destroy the falling star.
  • The player ends up in the netherworld in the aftermath of the explosion; Gengar somehow helps them return to the Pokémon world.
  • As the Pokémon celebrate the end of the calamities, the player says farewell and leaves to return to the human world.
  • After the credits roll, the player decides to remain in the Pokémon world, and reappears at the rescue base.

Epilogue

  • Medicham and Ekans go to the Wish Cave to try to grant wishes for themselves.
  • Ekans is defeated and places a rescue request for Medicham, who is still stuck in the cave.
  • After rescuing Medicham, the player is rewarded with the Wish Stone.
  • Medicham and Ekans reveal that Gengar is trying to climb Mt. Freeze.
  • Gengar asks the player to escort him up Mt. Freeze.
  • Gengar reveals himself to be the selfish human in the legend of Ninetales, and is the master of Gardevoir.
  • Ninetails gives Gengar the Nine Tail Crest, and sends him to Murky Cave.
  • The player and Gengar go rescue Gardevoir. Gardevoir then offers to join the players rescue team, but it has lost all its memory relating to Gengar.
  • After completing several missions in the Solar Cave, Spinda walks into Pokémon Square and collapses. The player and their partner take him back to their rescue base.
  • Spinda reveals he was looking for the mirage Pokémon, but doesn't know what it is. He gives the player the Clear Wing, then leaves and stays in Pokémon Square for a while.
  • The player's partner suggests that they go and speak to Xatu.
  • Upon reaching the top of the Great Canyon, Xatu reveals that the player must first go to the three fields and face the Lords of those areas (the Legendary dogs).
  • After clearing the Fiery Field and defeating Entei, Entei turns the Clear Wing into the Red Wing.
  • After clearing the Lightning Field and defeating Raikou, Raikou turns the Red Wing into the Sunset Wing.
  • After clearing the Northwind Field and defeating Suicune, Suicune turns the Sunset Wing into the Rainbow Wing, and Mt. Faraway is unlocked.
  • Once you clear Mt. Faraway and defeat the Mirage Pokémon, revealed to be Ho-Oh, you can go back to the Fields and Mt. Faraway to recruit the Dogs and Ho-Oh (If you have their friend areas).
  • If you go back to Pokémon Square and talk to Spinda, it will leave, encouraged to go exploring again.
  • Once the player goes back and recruits Ho-Oh, a cutscene will be shown showing Blastoise and Charizard being KO'd by an incredibly strong Pokémon in an extremely tough dungeon.
  • When the player goes through the dungeon, the Pokémon is revealed as Mewtwo.
  • If the player has the friend area Cryptic Cave, Mewtwo will ask to join the player's rescue team second time through the dungeon if the player defeats Mewtwo.

Characters

Playable characters

Pokémon Nature
Male Female
Bulbasaur Docile Calm
Squirtle Jolly Relaxed
Charmander Hardy Brave
Pikachu Impish Hardy
Meowth* Quirky N/A
Psyduck* Relaxed Lonely
Machop* Brave N/A
Cubone* Lonely Impish
Eevee* N/A Naive
Chikorita N/A Docile
Totodile Naive Jolly
Cyndaquil Timid N/A
Treecko Sassy Quirky
Mudkip Calm Timid
Torchic Hasty Sassy
Skitty* N/A Hasty

Notes:

  • *: These Pokémon may not be selected as your partner.
  • Some characters are only available to players of a certain gender.

Non-player characters

  • Gardevoir (Player's dreams) Eventually you get him in a chase helping Gengar of team Meanies
  • Xatu (Hill of the Ancients)
  • Ninetales (Mt. Freeze)
  • Wynaut (Uproar Forest)
  • Wobbuffet (Uproar Forest)

Plot-set friends

Pokémon Square

Makuhita Dojo

Whishcash Pond

Pelipper Post Office

Rescue teams

Bosses

  1. Skarmory
  2. Team Meanies
  3. Zapdos
  4. Moltres
  5. Articuno
  6. Groudon
  7. Rayquaza
  8. Kyogre
  9. Regirock
  10. Regice
  11. Registeel
  12. Mew
  13. Latios
  14. Entei
  15. Raikou
  16. Suicune
  17. Ho-oh
  18. Jirachi
  19. Lugia
  20. Deoxys
  21. Mewtwo

Trivia

  • This is the first game to date that allows the player to understand what Pokémon are saying.
    • ..., except for the Wobbuffet who helps renovate the rescue team base, who seems to only be able to say Wobbuffet. However, since its Japanese name can be taken to mean "That's right", it is likely that it was intended to simply constantly be reassuring the Wynaut, whose Japanese name essentially translates to "Really?".
  • First game in the franchise to offer attack duplication (the ability to learn moves several times in place of four different moves) without a glitch.

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