Get Smart with Gummis!
30 Sep, 2009 in Video Games
Learn skills by increasing your Pokémon IQ with Gummis in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon!
Understanding what IQ is and how it affects your Pokémon is a very important aspect of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, whether Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky is your first foray into the series or you've been playing since Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team. Get a brief introduction to IQ, Gummis, and how they can help you conquer dungeon after dungeon!
The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games add a new dimension in Pokémon enhancement, moving beyond simply gaining levels and learning new moves. You can also raise your Pokémon's IQ-a stat that grants your Pokémon new skills the higher it climbs. These IQ skills include the ability to cross over previously inaccessible terrain, to target particular Pokémon during battle (such as enemies with the lowest HP), or to evade more attacks from foes than usual, among many others. Plus, there are other advantages to having a high IQ! Some Pokémon won't learn particular moves or evolve until their IQ is high enough, for example. IQ skills are enormously beneficial, and the earlier you start improving the IQ of your Pokémon, the easier later levels will be.
IQ skills can sometimes affect the behavior of your Pokémon in drastic ways and, because of this, they can be turned off or on at any time. You might find it beneficial to turn off a skill for a while then turn it back on when the time is right. For example, one IQ skill, Exclusive Move-User, makes a Pokémon use its Moves (not its basic attack) as much as possible-which isn't all that great when you're trying to conserve your Pokémon's PP. Additionally, you'll discover that most skills will work for anyone in your party, but there are certain skills that can be utilized only by the leader of your party or by one of his or her teammates.
All Pokémon that you befriend in the wild will have 0 IQ points to begin with. They'll know a few basic skills, such as Item Master (which gives them the ability to hold and throw items). As you nurture your Pokémon and its IQ rises higher and higher, it will gain new skills that you'll probably find much more useful.
Gaining skills is entirely independent of gaining levels, using particular moves, or holding items-the only way you can increase your Pokémon's IQ is to feed it Gummis. Gummis are tasty little snacks, and each time you feed one to one of your Pokémon, it will gain a little bit of IQ. Be sure to feed your Pokémon the Gummis-merely letting them hold Gummis won't do the trick.
You'll find Gummis in virtually every dungeon, and you can feed them to your Pokémon whenever you want. Gummis come in a whole rainbow of colors-one for each of the 17 Pokémon types, at least. This is important to know because Pokémon like to eat Gummis that match their Pokémon type. For example, Gold Gummis are favored by Electric-type Pokémon, and Fire-type Pokémon love to snack on Red Gummis. By feeding your Pokémon the Gummis they prefer, they'll gain IQ (and new skills) faster. You can find out which Pokémon prefer which Gummis by looking at the Gummi's info.
Be sure to feed your Pokémon every Gummi you come across to make your party as strong and versatile as possible!
- RELEASE DATE Nov 20, 2009
- GENRE RPG
- PLATFORM Nintendo DS™
- NUMBER OF PLAYERS 1
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