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The following is a list of characters that appeared in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, sorted in alphabetical order.
Absol is first shown to be watching the two fugitives from a distance while travelling to Frosty Forest. After the player's team defeats Articuno, Absol stops the legendary bird from attacking them a second time, revealing that the player is not the cause of the impending disaster. Absol urges the player's team to focus on stopping the frequent calamities, warning that if they don't, worse things will happen. After this, Absol joins the Rescue Team to help prevent the disasters. Upon this, the player gains access to the Friend Area, Darkness Ridge. Absol is level 20 upon recruitment. It can be put on standby at any time, but cannot be re-added to the team until the player has access to Friend Areas again.
In DX, Absol retains its previous story roles. Upon recruitment, however, Absol will be level 28 and will have the rare quality, Squeeze Out. Absol will still automatically unlock Darkness Ridge unless the player has already developed the area.
Articuno attacks the player and partner when they reach the end of Frosty Grotto, accusing them of causing the Frosty Forest's usually frigid cold air to warm up. Upon defeating Articuno, Absol steps in to inform Articuno that the partner's accounts of similar disasters occurring all over is true. Articuno eventually believes Absol, and allows the player and partner continue on. It can be recruited once the game has been completed and is at level 52.
Bellsprout is usually found by Pelipper Post Office next to the notice board in the post game and is usually in the Pokémon Square before the post game. It is occasionally seen around Pokémon Square in the postgame, such as when Snubbull evolves and when the Buried Relic is discovered. When standing near Pelipper Post Office, Bellsprout has special dialogue if talked to after recruiting a Chansey, and additional dialogue if talked to with Chansey as the team leader.
- Main article: Butterfree (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Butterfree is 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 is the first Pokémon rescued by the player and their partner, when he falls into Tiny Woods. After this, Caterpie makes 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. Caterpie is one of the Pokémon to wish the player and the partner luck before they leave as fugitives. Caterpie also helps build the player's Team Base. After this, Caterpie can be found near Whiscash Pond.
Celebi is found at the end of Purity Forest. It will automatically ask to join the team without battling.
Deoxys is found in Meteor Cave, discovered by Blastoise while he was going for a swim.
Diglett is the third Pokémon rescued by the team. He is carried away by a Skarmory who blames him and his father for causing earthquakes, prompting the player's team to fight it. Diglett sees the player off once they become a fugitive. Later, Diglett and his father are found near Pelipper Post Office.
Dugtrio is Diglett's father. He comes to the player's team one morning and tells them that his son has been away carried by a Skarmory. After Diglett's rescue, the two are usually found near Pelipper Post Office. He has a tendency of exaggerating his abilities to his son, claiming that he has been to sea.
- 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 from before the curse. Gardevoir offers to join the player's team the next day.
Gulpin runs the Gulpin Link Shop, move re-learner and move deleter shop.
- Main article: Granbull (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
During the main storyline, Granbull is a Snubbull as Pokémon cannot evolve with all of the disasters going on. As a Snubbull, it is found around Pokémon Square. However, after the player's team defeats Rayquaza, Snubbull discovers a cave, which makes it evolve into a Granbull. Initially it is shocked, but soon adapts to its evolved form.
Jirachi is found at the end of Wish Cave, and will offer to join the player's team once defeated. If the player has a Wish Stone and declines Jirachi's offer to join, it will grant the player a wish, such as lots of money, a free Friend Area, or the recruitment of a random non-legendary Pokémon.
Two Jumpluff are seen during the storyline. 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 other Jumpluff is safe, but that Shiftry is in trouble for breaking a cloud with Zapdos in it. They remain in Pokémon Square for a time. They come to see the player and the partner off before they go on the run as fugitives.
Kangaskhan runs Kangaskhan Storage, which stores all of the player's items. Like a Kangaskhan is very protective of their children, she is very protective of the player's items, accusing Kecleon of being negligent when he is robbed by Latios.
The Kecleon Brothers run the item shop in Pokémon Square. The younger brother is a regular coloration and sells items such as food, throwing items, and equipment, while the older brother is purple and sells Wonder Orbs, TMs, and Keys.
Latias is injured and falls into Pitfall Valley. As requested by her brother Latios, the player rescues her using the Teleport Gem. After this is done, both Latias and Latios join the player's team.
In Rescue Team DX, she will be level 35 and will have the Rare quality, Shared Happiness.
Latios is first seen stealing from the Kecleon shop. After being found in Northern Range, he tells the team that he is trying to save his sister Latias. After she is saved, the two will join the team.
During Rescue Team DX, Latios will be level 35 and has the Rare quality, Mind Over Matter.
The legendary beasts must each be battled during the search for Ho-Oh. Entei, in the Fiery Field, is first and upon defeat turns the Clear Wing into the Red Wing. Raikou, in the Lightning Field, is second and turns the Red Wing into the Sunset Wing upon defeat. Suicune, in the Northwind Field, is last and upon defeat turns the Sunset Wing into the Rainbow Wing, which can then be used to reach Ho-Oh at Mt. Faraway.
- 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 become stuck together and get 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 rescued Magnemite asks Wigglytuff to give the Power Plant Friend Area to the player and then joins the team. The other two remain in Pokémon Square for the rest of the game.
Makuhita runs the local dojo.
These Mankey are causing havoc in Uproar Forest. The team defeats them, and later finds them near their Team Base, wanting to fight again. However, upon seeing the peeled Chestnuts being given to the player, they agree to renovate the Team Base in return for peeled Chestnuts.
- Main article: Metapod (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Metapod is a friend of Caterpie. He is first seen needing to be rescued in Sinister Woods. Team Meanies forces Caterpie into letting them rescue Metapod, demanding a large reward if they do. After being rescued by the player's team, he is usually seen around Whiscash Pond with Caterpie.
Mewtwo is a strong Pokémon who has defeated both Blastoise and Charizard. It can be defeated and recruited by the player in Western Cave on the second visit.
Moltres is encountered in Mt. Blaze when the team is trying to prove the player's innocence. They are forced to face it in battle, and after defeating it, promise it that they will try to stop the natural disasters. It can be recruited after completing the game.
A Munchlax appears randomly in Pokémon Square, despite not being a Generation III Pokémon. It will ask the player for a food item and give them a Munch Belt in return, or it may drop a bunch of Apples and ask for one that it thinks the player took. Upon giving it an Apple picked off the ground, the player will be given a Munch Belt.
Ninetales is first spoken of 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. It stops the fighting and reveals that the player is not the human in the legend. It is later revealed that Gengar was the human responsible, and that Gardevoir was the cursed Pokémon.
- 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 if their mailbox is not full. This Pelipper sends a letter to the team wishing them good luck before their journey as a fugitive, and another one in celebration when they return.
Persian runs the local bank, and stores the player's money.
Rayquaza is the final boss of the main story, residing in Sky Tower. The player and partner seek it out in hopes of asking it to destroy a meteor before it devastates the planet. However, when they meet it, Rayquaza is beyond listening, outraged that two denizens of the land would "violate the laws of nature" by coming to the sky. After it is defeated in battle, it tries to attack again, only to be stopped when the meteor approaches; this makes Rayquaza realize that the player and partner had a good reason to come to the sky, and it agrees to destroy the meteor. It can be recruited in subsequent visits to Sky Tower.
Skarmory is the first Pokémon the team faces in a boss battle. It kidnaps Diglett, thinking that it is causing a recent rash of earthquakes, and brings it to Mt. Steel. However, it is defeated by the player's team, who brings Diglett back to safety.
After the player's team gains access to Sky Blue Plains, Smeargle runs away from its tribe because it does not want to undergo a "growing up" ritual, which involves a Smeargle imprinting its paw print onto the back of another. It feels that the ritual is barbaric, and will ruin its ability as an artist. It gets lost in Howling Forest, prompting the player's team to go rescue it, after which it will join the team. It can be asked to change the design of the flag in the Team Base.
Spinda is searching for the mirage Pokémon, but after it collapses from exhaustion, it decides to abandon its quest. It gives the team the Clear Wing to begin their search for it. Spinda resides in Pokémon Square until the player tells it about the mirage Pokémon, motivating it to go exploring again. (Other post-game events will not trigger until after Spinda leaves Pokémon Square.) Spinda has bonus dialogue if talked to with Ho-oh as the team leader.
- Main article: Team A.C.T.
Team A.C.T. is a Gold Rank team, led by an Alakazam. They are famous for achieving said rank and are respected all through Pokémon Square.
Team Constrictor is led by an Octillery, who attempts to defeat Groudon but fails. Its other members are a Tentacruel and a Cradily.
Team Hydro is led by a Blastoise, who tries to defeat Groudon but fails. Its other members are a Swampert and a Feraligatr.
- Main article: Team Meanies
Team Meanies, led by a 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. Golem goes with Blastoise and Octillery to defeat Groudon in Magma Cavern, but the three end up losing the battle.
- 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: Whiscash (Red and Blue Rescue Team)
Whiscash is a wise elder 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. He also tells the team stories, such as the Ninetales legend.
Wigglytuff runs the Friend Area shop.
Wynaut and Wobbuffet
Wynaut and Wobbuffet ask the team for help when a group of Mankey are terrorizing Uproar Forest. After the player's team defeats the Mankey, they peel a Chestnut and give it to the team as a reward. The Mankey later accept these peeled Chestnuts in exchange for renovating the Team Base.
- 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. With Alakazam and an unnamed Ghost-type Pokémon, it creates the Teleport Gem so that the player can reach Sky Tower.
Zapdos captures Shiftry after it breaks the cloud it was sleeping in, and takes it to Mt. Thunder. It can be recruited after completing the game.