Wake up to discover that you have become a Pokémon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for the Nintendo Switch system. This game reimagines the very first entries in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, which were released for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS systems, respectively. Now, however, both titles have been combined into one exciting adventure with a stunning new visual style and updated features.
As you begin your new journey, you’ll find you have indeed been turned into a Pokémon! A personality quiz at the start of the game will determine which Pokémon you’ve become—or you can make that choice on your own. And since it’s good to have a friend by your side, you’ll also have a Pokémon partner of your choice join you on your quest.
Rescue Your Pokémon Friends
Once you arrive in the Pokémon world, you’ll learn that natural disasters have suddenly started occurring all over the land and they’re causing all kinds of problems. You and your partner will decide to form a rescue team to help Pokémon that are in trouble. As you work to discover the cause of the changes to the world, you might even discover what is behind your transformation into a Pokémon.
The central area of the game’s world is Pokémon Square, where many Pokémon live. Visit their shops and befriend them—their assistance will prove useful, allowing you to buy items, train to become stronger, store items and money, and get job requests.
That’s right—your rescue team will receive job requests from other Pokémon that need help. These jobs will send you off into Mystery Dungeons to complete missions, so stock up on supplies and get ready for action!
Explore the Mystery Dungeons
Mystery Dungeons can be found in various places, such as mountains, canyons, forests, and more. Each time you enter a Mystery Dungeon, the layout will be slightly different. You’ll find various useful items in them, such as Seeds, Berries, and TMs, that will help you on your adventure. As with the layouts of the dungeons, the kinds of items and their locations will change each time you enter a dungeon. Use the right items at the right time to help out Pokémon that are in trouble.
Be on guard, as dungeons will be inhabited by many Pokémon that will attack! Battles inside dungeons will be turn-based, meaning that for each move you make, your opponent will also make a move. Luckily, your opponent won’t move unless you move, giving you plenty of time to consider what your next action should be. Tread carefully, though—if you move or act carelessly, you could find yourself in a scrape you weren’t anticipating. Carefully consider how the opposing Pokémon are moving, and make decisions calmly to successfully navigate a dungeon.
Continue to battle through dungeons, and you’ll discover more places to visit and even stronger Pokémon to encounter. Keep seeking the cause of the problems plaguing this mysterious and amazing world!
Encounter Powerful Pokémon
You can encounter over 400 Pokémon as you progress through your journey. Along the way, you're bound to encounter some very powerful Pokémon.
Keep an eye out for Legendary Pokémon like Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres, who have revealed themselves after noticing unusual changes in the world. Other Legendary Pokémon like Ho-Oh, Lugia, Groudon, and Kyogre are waiting to be revealed as well.
Mythical Pokémon factor into the story as well. Don't be surprised if Mythical Pokémon like Celebi and Jirachi make an appearance.
It also seems that sometimes a strong foe may be a Shiny Pokémon. Do you think you can get one on your team? Not only that, but you'll also find powerful Mega Evolved Pokémon!
Gain Rare Qualities
Give your Pokémon Rainbow Gummis or DX Gummis to make them gain useful capabilities known as rare qualities. Rare qualities will have a good effect on all your team members in a dungeon, allowing you to proceed more smoothly on your adventure through the dungeon.
The Small Stomach rare quality, for example, causes your belly to fill up quickly when you eat an Apple or some other food. The Narrow Focus rare quality causes moves used in a corridor to be a sure hit. There are apparently even some rare Pokémon who have a rare quality from the start!
In this updated Nintendo Switch game, you can have up to eight teammates walk through a dungeon with you. Choose your favorite team members, and tackle those Mystery Dungeons as a large group. If you’re unfortunate enough to faint in a dungeon, you can ask other players to rescue you—or you can rescue yourself with another of your own rescue teams. You’ll then be able to resume your adventure from where you fainted.
If you’re new to the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, there are some new features to help get you started. The auto mode feature lets you progress through your adventure more easily. Just press the L Button, and your character and their team will move efficiently. When you approach an enemy, auto mode will turn off automatically. Likewise, if you’re not sure which move to use when facing off against an opponent, pressing the A Button will automatically unleash the best move to use on that foe.
Download the Demo
Get a peek at the world of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX by downloading the free demo version of the game from Nintendo eShop. Aside from being able to play the early part of the story in this demo version, you can also carry that save data over to the full version. Download the demo now, and get ready to become a Pokémon!