Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 救助隊DX
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Boxart for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
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Basic info
Platform: Nintendo Switch
Category: Dungeon crawler
Players: 1
Connectivity: Nintendo Switch Online
Developer: The Pokémon Company/Spike Chunsoft
Publisher: Nintendo/The Pokémon Company
Part of: Generation VIII side series
Ratings
CERO: A
ESRB: E
ACB: G
OFLC: N/A
PEGI: 7
GRAC: N/A
GSRR: N/A
Release dates
Japan: March 6, 2020
North America: March 6, 2020
Australia: March 6, 2020
Europe: March 6, 2020
South Korea: N/A
Hong Kong: March 6, 2020
Taiwan: March 6, 2020
Websites
Japanese: Official site
English: Official site
Pokémon.com
Nintendo.com
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Japanese boxart for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 救助隊DX Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX) is a Nintendo Switch title that is a part of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. It is the first remake in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, being a remake of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team. Like the other Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, it is an adaptation of the Mystery Dungeon games with Pokémon characters. It was released in Japan, North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand on March 6, 2020.

The game was announced on January 9, 2020 during a Pokémon Direct. A demo was released on January 9, 2020 for free on the Nintendo eShop. Progress in the demo can be transferred to the final game.

Plot

Main article: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team → Plot

Blurb

You can meet and recruit Pokémon in a dungeon-crawling adventure within their world! Build a rescue team to take on mysterious, changing dungeons and strategically plan your moves as you venture forth to make the Pokémon world a safer place…and uncover your true purpose along the way.

As you recruit Pokémon, these trusty teammates will need somewhere to stay, so build camps to house, manage, and strengthen your Pokémon friends. Think hard about who is right for the job and how to approach each mysterious dungeon as you prepare a rescue team. You’ll move a single square at a time or use Auto mode to speed up movement until you engage other Pokémon in turn-based battles—but don’t forget about Pokémon strengths and weaknesses! This version adds gorgeous watercolor-inspired graphics, and more! Get comfortable in being a Pokémon, there’s a lot of work to do.

  • Wake up in the world of Pokémon and uncover your true purpose
  • Dungeon layouts will change each time you enter them, so you’ll likely not have the same adventure twice
  • Build a rescue team to explore dungeons and engage in strategic turn-based combat
  • Pokémon are available to meet and recruit
  • This version adds gorgeous watercolor-inspired graphics, and more!

Features

Features inherited from later generations

The following features have been inherited from later Mystery Dungeon games.

  • TMs are once again a one time use item, and can no longer be Recycled.
  • The maximum amount for a team entering a Dungeon is 3.
    • However, the player can recruit defeated Pokémon until they have a party of 8.
    • Most legendary Pokémon will now be automatically recruited after their first or second defeat.
  • The player can rescue themselves if they are defeated in a dungeon, in addition to rescuing other players.
  • Offensive attacks have their own experience gain. Occasionally, any move may be done twice in a row.
  • Treasure Boxes return, but are opened automatically upon leaving the dungeon.
  • Starving Pokémon can be found within Dungeons. These Pokémon will always have a random Rare quality given to them.
  • Certain Pokémon may be Gigantic, utilizing a 3×3 tile area around them.
  • The Fairy type and foreign Pokémon evolutions related to the Pokémon of the first three Generations (such as Sylveon and Mantyke) are present in the game. Riolu and Lucario are also present in the game.
  • Pokémon may undergo Mega Evolution by using an Empowerment Seed, as opposed to Awakening Emeras.
  • The Toolbox's size will increase with the player's rank.
  • The player can now pre-set teams like in Super Mystery Dungeon, and the amount of these pre-sets is increased with rank.
  • Teammates in camps will get experience points, even if they don't go on a mission.
  • Move experience returns with higher level moves receiving increased power, accuracy and PP.
  • Prior to Boss encounters, the Rescue Team will be fully healed.

New features

  • Auto mode: Pressing the L Button will automatically move the player and their team until an enemy is approached or the button is pressed again. If the player is near an enemy, they cannot enable automode.
  • Using the A Button now selects the best move against an opponent.
  • The typeless standard attack available in prior titles can no longer be used by the player.
  • The game now autosaves per turn, can be loaded from inside dungeons.
  • Type effectiveness has been revised. Ineffective moves no longer deal damage, as in the core series games.
  • Evolutionary items have been replaced with Evolution Crystals which are consumed whenever a Pokémon with evolution requirements outside of level wishes to evolve.
  • There will be a daily exploration bonus with a highlighted mark beside one of the dungeons. The bonus will provide the player with extra Poké earned along with a higher probability of Treasure Boxes being dropped.
  • It is now possible to recruit defeated enemies that are up to two tiles away from the leader.
  • New Wonder Orbs and Traps.
  • Pokémon with two Abilities no longer have both simultaneously.
  • Fainting in a dungeon now results in a total loss of all items and money that they had in the Toolbox.
  • Enemy Pokémon that defeat an ally or other enemy Pokémon (in the case of Shedinja and certain targeting moves such as Earthquake) will no longer evolve, but instead become empowered (awakened). This can trigger Mega Evolution, if applicable.
  • Occasionally, a team member can repeat the move they previously used in the same turn.
  • When defeating an enemy Pokémon with Linked Moves, they will only faint after the last move of the set it used.

Rare qualities

Main article: Rare quality
  • Pokémon may now have rare qualities, a passive bonus that affects the entire team within dungeons. This system replaces the IQ and Team Skills from previous games.
  • Gummis have been shrunk to 2 varieties.
    • Rainbow Gummis will raise a stat at random, and will sometimes give the Pokémon a new rare quality.
    • DX Gummis will raise a stat at random, and will always give the Pokémon a new rare quality.
  • Locked doors are now unlocked through Invitations rather than Keys. Unlocking these rooms gives the player multiple helpful items along with up to three random Pokémon with a rare quality. This is the only way to recruit Riolu.

Strong foes and Shiny Pokémon

  • 27 dungeons, after being completed for the first time, have "strong foes" that may spawn. These enemies are at significantly higher levels than the other enemies and are guaranteed to drop a Deluxe Box upon defeat. These Pokémon also have a chance of being Shiny.

Differences from Red and Blue Rescue Team

  • A shortcut from the Team Base to the Pelipper Post Office is created by Diglett the day after the completion of Thunderwave Cave for the first time
  • Persian gives a reward once every day after a transaction at Felicity Bank.
  • Gulpin's Link Shop now links moves for free.
    • Linked moves that run out of PP do not automatically unlink the entire set anymore and will simply use the moves with remaining PP.
    • After Sky Tower has been completed for the first time, Move Tutor moves may be remembered through Gulpin, for some Poké.
  • Smeargle now allows the player to select from one of its 15 unique flag designs—or the player's original flag design—as opposed to cycling through its options. Smeargle can be also called as many times per day as the player likes.
  • Rescue Ranks have been revamped.
    • The accommodation size for the various Friend Camps and the maximum jobs that can be accepted at a time increase depending on the player's rank.
  • The Makuhita Dojo has been revamped. Only one Pokémon may enter at a time. They will be given a small, one floor dungeon with no staircase to explore.
    • The player is given a time limit and experience multiplier, depending on the ticket given.
      • Bronze Dojo Tickets give the player a 3× EXP and Move XP multiplier, and a 50-second time-limit.
      • Silver Dojo Tickets give the player a 5× EXP and Move XP multiplier, and a 55-second time-limit.
      • Gold Dojo Tickets give the player a 7× EXP and Move XP multiplier, and a 60-second time-limit.
      • Using a super-effective move against a Pokémon once will yield even more experience.
    • Mazes have also been changed. Mazes contain Pokémon who are weak to the namesake maze type, except for the Normal Maze.
    • If the Pokémon faints in the Dojo, it will be revived without the need of a Reviver Seed.
    • No PP is consumed for using moves in the Dojo.
  • Friend Areas and the Wigglytuff Club are replaced by rescue team camps and Wigglytuff's Camp Corner, respectively.
  • In dungeons with multiple parts—such as Mt. Thunder—reaching a checkpoint will no longer count as "making it out" for recruited Pokémon. Additionally, the floor count does not reset.
  • The speed at which HP regenerates over time is now inversely proportional to a Pokémon's max HP, rather than proportional to it, dropping to a minimum rate of 1 HP every 2 steps at 100 max HP. HP will also no longer regenerate on turns where moves or items were used.
  • Munchlax's cameo event can happen at any point in the story. Upon giving Munchlax an Apple, Munchlax will reward the player with unique items or Gummis.
  • The pool of TMs has been changed to match that of Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
  • After Tiny Woods has been completed for the first time, players can switch leaders at any time in a dungeon by pushing +.
  • In the original, all but nine fully evolved Pokémon could not be recruited and had to be obtained by evolution. Now, all wild fully evolved Pokémon can be directly recruited.
  • The names of the player's main character, partner, and rescue team can be changed in the main menu.
  • The four dungeons linked to Nintendo events or Wonder Mail codes—Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Fantasy Strait, and Marvelous Sea—can now be accessed through normal gameplay.
  • Illusory Grotto can be accessed briefly after the player has fainted and gives up rescue in a dungeon. The number of floors and Pokémon encountered there vary.
  • Some dungeons' lengths have been changed; most notably, Western Cave is now only 20 floors, as opposed to 99, while Mt. Faraway is now 60 floors instead of 40.
  • The later dungeons, such as Far-Off Sea and Waterfall Pond, no longer require a team member to know specific HMs or have a specific type to be accessed.
  • Wild Pokémon in dungeons can now have more HP than normal, with their HP returning to normal when they are recruited. Additionally, their movesets may also change when recruited.
    • This is especially noticeable in Unown Relic, where all of the wild Unown are level 37, which would normally result in a HP of 65, but in later floors they can have over 200 HP.

Characters

Playable characters

The player is able to choose one of the 16 returning Pokémon from the original game as their starter and partner Pokémon. However, the partner cannot be the same type as the player. The player may, as in the prior Nintendo DS titles, choose the player Pokémon using a quiz, or as in the WiiWare and Nintendo 3DS titles, choose a Pokémon themselves. Unlike the original games, the player character choices are not restricted by the player's selected gender and the partner is not restricted to starter Pokémon anymore.

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Bulbasaur
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Charmander
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Squirtle
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Pikachu
Grass Poison Fire Water Electric
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Meowth
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Psyduck
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Machop
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Cubone
Normal Water Fighting Ground
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Eevee
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Chikorita
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Cyndaquil
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Totodile
Normal Grass Fire Water
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Treecko
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Torchic
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Mudkip
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Skitty
Grass Fire Water Normal

Non-player characters

Main article: List of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team characters

Automatic recruits

Pokémon Square

Makuhita Dojo

Whiscash Pond

Pelipper Post Office

Rescue teams

Team Members
Team A.C.T. MDP RTDX 065.png Alakazam MDP RTDX 006.png Charizard MDP RTDX 248.png Tyranitar
Team Meanies MDP RTDX 094.png Gengar MDP RTDX 308.png Medicham MDP RTDX 023.png Ekans
Team Shifty MDP RTDX 275.png Shiftry MDP RTDX 274.png Nuzleaf MDP RTDX 274.png Nuzleaf
Team Constrictor MDP RTDX 224.png Octillery MDP RTDX 073.png Tentacruel MDP RTDX 346.png Cradily
Team Hydro MDP RTDX 009.png Blastoise MDP RTDX 160.png Feraligatr MDP RTDX 260.png Swampert
Team Rumblerock MDP RTDX 076.png Golem MDP RTDX 075.png Graveler MDP RTDX 075.png Graveler
Team ??? An unnamed rescue team, called in by the Helper Orb,
consisting of 3 random final-form versions of the game's starter Pokémon.

Bosses

Boss Dungeon
Main Story
MDP RTDX 227.png Skarmory Mt. Steel
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MDP RTDX 023.png
Gengar, Medicham and Ekans
(Team Meanies)
Sinister Woods
MDP RTDX 145.png Zapdos Mt. Thunder Peak
MDP RTDX 146.png Moltres Mt. Blaze Peak
MDP RTDX 144.png Articuno Heart of the Frosty Forest
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Mankey ×3 Uproar Forest
MDP RTDX 383.png Groudon Magma Cavern Pit
MDP RTDX 384.png Rayquaza Sky Tower Summit
Post-Story
MDP RTDX 382.png Kyogre Stormy Sea
MDP RTDX 377.png Regirock Buried Relic
MDP RTDX 378.png Regice Buried Relic
MDP RTDX 379.png Registeel Buried Relic
MDP RTDX 381.png Latios Northern Range
MDP RTDX 244.png Entei Fiery Field
MDP RTDX 243.png Raikou Lightning Field
MDP RTDX 245.png Suicune Northwind Field
MDP RTDX 250.png Ho-Oh Mt. Faraway
MDP RTDX 385.png Jirachi Wish Cave
MDP RTDX 249.png Lugia Silver Trench
MDP RTDX 150.png Mewtwo Western Cave
MDP RTDX 386.png Deoxys Meteor Cave

Dungeons

English Japanese
Tiny Woods 小さな森
Thunderwave Cave 電磁波の洞窟
Mt. Steel ハガネ山
Sinister Woods 怪しい森
Silent Chasm 沈黙の谷
Mt. Thunder 雷鳴の山
Great Canyon 大いなる峡谷
Lapis Cave 群青の洞窟
Rock Path 岩の横穴
Mt. Blaze 炎の山
Snow Path 雪の横穴
Frosty Forest 樹氷の森
Mt. Freeze 氷雪の霊峰
Magma Cavern マグマの地底
Sky Tower 天空の塔
Uproar Forest 騒ぎの森
Howling Forest 遠吠えの森
Stormy Sea 嵐の海域
Silver Trench 銀の海溝
Meteor Cave 隕石の洞窟
Buried Relic 地底遺跡
Solar Cave 太陽の洞窟
Fiery Field 炎の大地
Lightning Field 稲妻の大地
Northwind Field 北風の大地
Mt. Faraway 遥かなる霊峰
Western Cave 西の洞窟
Northern Range 北の山脈
Pitfall Valley 奈落の谷
Wish Cave 願いの洞窟
Joyous Tower 幸せの塔
Purity Forest 清らかな森
Murky Cave 闇の洞窟
Desert Region 砂漠地帯
Southern Cavern 南の洞穴
Waterfall Pond 滝壺の池
Wyvern Hill 飛竜の丘
Darknight Relic 暗夜遺跡
Unown Relic アンノーンの遺跡
Grand Sea 大きな海
Far-Off Sea 最果ての海
Oddity Cave 異変の洞窟
Remains Island 残された島
Marvelous Sea 不思議の海
Fantasy Strait 幻想海峡
Illusory Grotto 幻影の洞窟

Reception

Gaming magazine Famitsu gave Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX a score of 35 out of 40.[1] IGN rated the game an "Okay" 6.0/10.[2] It holds a rating of 68% on Metacritic, based on 74 critic reviews.[3]

Sales

As of March 31, 2020, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX has sold 1.26 million copies worldwide.[4]

Version history

Version Release date Official note
1.0.0 March 6, 2020 N/A
1.0.2 March 18, 2020 Fixed several issues to improve gameplay experience.

Gallery

Artwork

  • The art in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX's main menu is recreated from the original game

Logos and boxarts

Trivia

  • This is the first remake of a Pokémon game outside of the core series.
  • The box-art for this game is a combination of the box art of the two games it is based on, featuring the same Pokémon and setting, albeit with a new art style.
  • The "Mystery Dungeon" text font for the logo is based on the European design used for previous games, even for the North American release.
  • Although this was released during Generation VIII, nothing introduced during said generation exists in this game, including new moves and Abilities.
  • The Empowerment Seed introduced in this game triggering Mega Evolution may be a reference to the first Mega Evolution—Mega Mewtwo Y in Genesect and the Legend Awakened—being originally referred to as Mewtwo's "Awakened" form.

In other languages

Language Title
Japan Flag.png Japanese ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 救助隊DX
France Flag.png French Pokémon Donjon Mystère : Équipe de Secours DX
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Retterteam DX
Italy Flag.png Italian Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Squadra di Soccorso DX
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokémon Mundo misterioso: equipo de rescate DX

References


Pikachu series: Hey You, Pikachu!Channel
Super Smash Bros. series: Super Smash Bros.MeleeBrawlfor Nintendo 3DS/Wii UUltimate
Snap series: SnapNew Pokémon Snap
TCG: Game Boy TCG series: Trading Card GameCard GB2: Here Comes Team GR!
Play It! series: Play It!Play It! Version 2
Misc. TCG: TCG OnlineCard Game: How to Play DSTCG Card Dex
Pinball series: PinballPinball miniPinball: R&S
Puzzle series: Puzzle LeaguePuzzle Challenge
Trozei series: Trozei!Battle Trozei
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Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team
Explorers of Time, Darkness & Sky
Blazing, Stormy & Light Adventure Squad
Gates to Infinity
Super Mystery Dungeon
Rescue Team DX
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Puck series: BattrioTretta (Tretta Lab) • Ga-OléMezastar
Rumble series: RumbleRumble BlastRumble URumble WorldRumble Rush
PokéPark series: PokéPark WiiPokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
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