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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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The Pokémon Company
Role-Playing, Roguelike
Single player
Shin-ichiro Tomie
Hironori Ishigami
Takato Utsunomiya
Kazunori Sugiura
Hitoshi Yamagami
Akihiro Kaneko
Takuya Kanai
Hiroko Takano
Keisuke Sakurai
Shin-ichiro Tomie
Release date(s)
March 6, 2020
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Additional info
[Data needed]GB Cartridge
Japan: 5,980円
United States: 59.99$ USD
Europe: 59.99€ EUR
Hong Kong: HKD 429.00

This Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX page is about the Nintendo Switch remake. For Red and Blue Rescue Team for the Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS, see Rescue Team:Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team.
For all Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games across the wiki, see Pkmn:Pokémon Mystery Dungeon.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 救助隊DX) is a video game developed by Spike Chunsoft and The Pokémon Company and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company on Nintendo Switch in 2020. It is the seventh game of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series.

Gameplay[edit | edit source]

The player starts out as a human who turned into a Pokémon, which can be one of sixteen Pokémon from the series' first three generations. (Bulbasaur, Charmander, Squirtle, Pikachu, Meowth, Psyduck, Machop, Cubone, Eevee, Chikorita, Cyndaquil, Totodile, Treecko, Torchic, Mudkip, Skitty). The Pokémon that the player begins as is determined by a personality quiz taken at the beginning of the game. The player chooses a partner Pokémon from the same list, excluding Pokémon of the same type as the player. The game is mission-based with many jobs, which can be found on the bulletin board, requested by mail, or initiated through story events, and include rescuing Pokémon, delivering items, and escorting clients. If the player successfully completes a job, they receive a reward and Rescue Points, which increase a team's rank.

These jobs take place in dungeons, the layout of which are randomized. The objective is to either finish a job or go through all the floors to find the exit. In the dungeon, there are wild Pokémon that battle with the player's team. These battles are turn-based, and take place in the dungeon map. Pokémon fight using the four moves they know, or using projectiles and other items. While going through the dungeon, the player gets hungry and has to eat food, either found in the dungeon or bought in advance. Pokémon can join your team during dungeons and can either permanently join your team or be dismissed after the dungeon. Completing missions can also allow a Pokémon to join your team.

Unlike the original games, being defeated in a dungeon will only make the player control the next Pokémon in their team, until all three main Pokémon are defeated. Players are able to encounter shiny Pokémon during the game, which only appear as "strong foes."

Plot[edit | edit source]

Become the hero the Pokémon world needs you to be!
One sunny afternoon, you awaken as a Pokémon in the middle of the woods with no idea as to how you got there. After giving your name and explaining your predicament to the Pokémon who found you, you are both thrust into a rescue to save a young Caterpie from Tiny Woods. Once, you have completed this first challenge, you and your new partner decide to form a Rescue Team, a band of Pokémon dedicated to help those in need. Thus begins your journey towards fulfilling your destiny, saving the Pokémon world from total destruction.
~ The game's synopsis.

The remake's plot was left untouched from both titles on Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS.

The player wakes up one day finding that they have been transformed into a Pokémon, without any memory of their past. In a world devastated by many natural disasters — that have only begun to happen quite recently — the player and a newly made friend join forces and form a rescue team. The team meets other rescue teams, including a top-ranked rescue team consisting of Alakazam, Charizard, and Tyranitar, named Team ACT. The team makes enemies unwittingly with another rescue team, Team Meanies, consisting of Gengar, Ekans, and Medicham, who seek world domination under the disguise of a rescue team. Not far into the storyline, the player is told of a legend about a Ninetales laying a curse on a human who had deliberately grabbed Ninetales' tail. Ninetales predicted that the human would eventually be reborn as a Pokémon, and that the natural balance of the world would be upset. In the quest to discover the player's lost memory and purpose as a Pokémon, the team journeys to where the fortune-teller Xatu resides. Xatu is quick to realize that the player was once a human and tells that the player's human-to-Pokémon transformation is tied together with the natural disasters. This conversation is eavesdropped upon by Team Meanies' Gengar, who reveals the player's secret to the townsfolk and says that eliminating the human-turned-Pokémon in the legend would return the world to normal.

They are confronted by Alakazam, who says the Pokémon held a town meeting on what they must do to save the world: they must find and kill the player and anyone who sides with them. As they give the team one night to get away, the two leave Pokémon Square as fugitives and make their way to the northeasternmost part of the world in an effort to elude the teams that are now hunting them down. Along the way, they encounter the legendary birds Moltres and Articuno, who feel the effects of the disasters in their respective areas. They befriend an Absol who seeks to find the true cause of the natural disasters. The trio reaches the top of Mt. Freeze only to be cornered by Team ACT. They get ready to finish the player and partner off, but are stopped by Ninetales, who reveals that the player is not the human in the legend, that both parts of the legend are coincidental occurrences, and that the world is in greater danger caused by the awakening of Groudon. Team ACT proceeds to try and stop Groudon, while the team heads home to clear all remaining suspicion at Pokémon Square. After a few days, the player and the partner worry, as Team ACT has not come back from their mission to quell Groudon. Asking to rescue the missing Team ACT, Lombre refuses to let them go, saying there are plenty of tougher Pokémon than them. Shiftry convinces three of the strongest Pokémon, Blastoise, Octillery, and Golem, to form a special rescue team and rescue Team ACT. After a few days, the special team returns defeated.

After being discouraged by Gengar, the player and partner are able to get everyone's spirits back up, and volunteer to rescue Team ACT themselves. When the team reaches Magma Cavern, they find Charizard and Tyranitar defeated, with Alakazam fighting against Groudon alone before quickly being defeated. The team takes matters into their own hands and defeat Groudon. They return to town as heroes, but their celebration is short-lived as grave news arrives from Xatu. A huge meteor, revealed to be the true cause of the natural disasters, is heading for the world, threatening to destroy it. The only way to stop it is to ask for help from the sky guardian Rayquaza. It is less than cooperative, but after a battle, Rayquaza agrees to use its Hyper Beam to destroy the meteor. The team reawakens on the ground, surrounded by their supporters, where they find that the world is safe once again. However, the player must return to being a human and leave the Pokémon world behind. After the credits roll, the player returns to the rescue team base in Pokémon form and surprises everybody.

As time passes, many more secrets are revealed. A shard of the destroyed meteor opens a secret cave under Whiscash Pond, enabling evolution. It is later revealed that another shard hit Latias' wing, and the team rescues her at Pitfall Valley. It is eventually discovered that Gengar was the human from the legend; after uncomfortably getting the player's assistance, he manages to remove the part of the curse that affected his old partner Gardevoir.

Release[edit | edit source]

The game was announced in a Pokémon Direct on January 9, 2020 and was released worldwide for the Nintendo Switch on March 6, 2020. A free demo was made available on the Nintendo eShop on January 9, 2020; progress in the demo can be transferred to the full game.

Sales[edit | edit source]

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX was the bestselling game in Japan during its first week of release, with 138,548 physical copies being sold. It was placed first in the United Kingdom and France sales charts during the first week. Over 360,000 copies have been sold in Japan and over 890,000 copies were sold overseas, resulting with over 1.26 million copies sold in total by the end of March It is ranked 36th on the list of best-selling Nintendo Switch video games as of January 8, 2021. The game was ranked twenty-first in Japan's Top 30 best-selling games of 2020 on the Nintendo eShop, and has sold 1.89 million copies as of December 31, 2021.[1]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

For this subject's image gallery, see Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Spike Chunsoft's internal code name for this game is "pegasus", as seen in the game's files.

In Other Languages[edit | edit source]

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
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See Also[edit | edit source]

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX articles.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Bosses and Special Enemies
Bosses Story ArticunoGroudonMoltresRayquazaSkarmoryTeam MeaniesZapdos
Post-Credits ArticunoDeoxysGroudonJirachiMoltresRayquazaZapdos
Special Enemies Kecleon
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Characters
Companions AbsolGardevoirHeroMagnemitePartner
Characters AbsolBellsproutDiglettDugtrioGulpinJumpluffKecleon Bros.LombreMagnemitePelipperSnubbullSpindaWhiscashWigglytuffAbsolGardevoirLatiasLatiosNinetalesXatu
Teams Team A.C.T.Team MeaniesTeam ShiftryTeam ConstrictorTeam HydroTeam Rumblerock
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Gameplay Elements
AbilitiesAdventuresAwakeningBody SizeDungeon StatusEvolutionRescue Team RankFixed floorsHeroKangaskhan RocksKecleon Shops (Dungeons)Mega EvolutionMissionsMonster HousesMovesMove GrowthMystery HousesPartnerPushingRare Qualities ListRecruitingSavingStatus ConditionsTacticsTraps and Floor Tiles
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Items
Health Drinks
Wonder Orbs
Misc. Items
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Locations
Side locations Hill of the AncientsLuminous CavePelipper Post OfficePokémon SquareRescue Team Base
Dungeons Story Mandatory Frosty ForestGreat CanyonLapis CaveMagma CavernSky TowerMt. BlazeMt. FreezeMt. SteelMt. ThunderSilent ChasmSinister WoodsThunderwave CaveTiny Woods
Optional Illusory GrottoRock PathInfo symbol.pngSnow PathInfo symbol.png
Post-Credits Buried RelicDarknight RelicDesert RegionFantasy StraitFiery FieldFar-Off SeaGrand SeaHowling ForestJoyous TowerLightning FieldMarvelous SeaMeteor CaveMt. FarawayMurky CaveNorthern RangeNorthwind FieldOddity CavePitfall ValleyPurity ForestRemains IslandSilver TrenchSolar CaveSouthern CavernStormy SeaUproar ForestUnown RelicWaterfall PondWestern CaveWish CaveWyvern Hill
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Rare Qualities
BargainBlast ControlBrawlDefensive RhythmEvasive RhythmFood FinderForge a PathFriendlyFunnel FunLeap AheadLeave HalfLink BoostLonely CourageMind Over MatterMoving UpNarrow FocusNotorious FastingNotorious HealingNotorious RestorationPP PouchRapid Bull's-EyesRecoil BoostRiled UpSales PitchShared HappinessSmall StomachSquad UpSqueeze OutSteamrollStrike BackThrown Item BoostTight FormationWary WalkXP Boost
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Quests
Main story Confront GroudonRescue JumpluffRescue ShiftryThe Legend of NinetalesThe Meteor
Post-Credits Confront LatiosRescue GardevoirRescue Latias
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Rescue Team Camps
Aged Chamber A—NAged Chamber O—?Ancient RelicBeau PlainsBoulder CaveBountiful SeaCraterCryptic CaveDarkness RidgeDecrepit LabDeep-Sea CurrentDeep-Sea FloorDragon CaveEcho CaveEnclosed IslandEnergetic ForestFinal IslandFlyaway ForestFrigid CavernFurnace DesertHealing ForestIce Floe BeachJungleLegendary IslandMagnetic QuarryMist-Rise ForestMt. CleftMt. DeepgreenMt. DisciplineMt. MoonviewMushroom ForestMystic LakeOvergrown ForestPeanut SwampPoison SwampPower PlantRainbow PeakRavaged FieldRub-a-Dub RiverSacred FieldSafariScorched PlainsSeafloor CaveSecretive ForestSerene SeaShallow BeachSky Blue PlainsSouthern IslandStratos LookoutTadpole PondThunder MeadowTransform ForestTreasure SeaTurtleshell PondVolcanic PitWaterfall LakeWild Plains
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Services
Felicity BankGulpin Link ShopKangaskhan StorageKecleon ShopLuminous CaveMakuhita DojoPelipper Post OfficeWigglytuff Club
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Stats
AttackBellyDefenseExperience PointsHPIQLevelSpecial AttackSpecial Defense
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Types
Bug Bug-TypeDark Dark-TypeDragon Dragon-TypeElectric Electric-TypeFairy Fairy-TypeFighting Fighting-TypeFire Fire-TypeFlying Flying-TypeGhost Ghost-TypeGrass Grass-TypeGround Ground-TypeIce Ice-TypeNormal Normal-TypePoison Poison-TypePsychic Psychic-TypeRock Rock-TypeSteel Steel-TypeWater Water-Type
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Miscellaneous
In-game Adventure HintsDevelopment OversightsMain MenuWonder Mail
Other Rescue Team DX Jigsaw PuzzleSpecial videosCommercialsNews ArchiveRosetta StoneStaff CreditsTranscriptsVersion DifferencesSoundtrack
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - Community
Cheat CodesHackingSpeedrunningTier List
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon articles
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Anime
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the GatePokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & DarknessPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time and Darkness • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Part 1Part 2)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Characters
Anime Charmander • Chimchar (AnimeBlazingExplorers Guide) • Pichu • Pikachu (Go-GettersGates Anime) • PiplupOshawottSquirtle
Elders Kecleon (elder)Slowking (elder)Torkoal (elder)Whiscash (elder)
Heroes Hero Characters (Rescue TeamExplorersGatesSuper MD)
Manga FireUnofficial Translation symbol.pngFroakieGinjiMudkipRioluTotodileNot Translated symbol.png
Partners Partner Characters (Rescue TeamExplorersGatesSuper MD)
Teams Gates to Infinity Team (Pikachu's Team)Team A.C.T.Team AWDTeam CharmTeam ConstrictorTeam EbonyTeam FlameTeam FrontierTeam GleeTeam Go GettersTeam HydroTeam PoochyTeam PokémonTeam PokéPalsTeam MeaniesTeam RaiderTeam Razor WindTeam RogueTeam RumblerockTeam SeedgeyTeam ShiftryTeam SlackerTeam SkullTeam TastySuper MD Team (Riolu's TeamUnofficial Translation symbol.png)
Individual AlakazamAmpharosArchenAzumarillBeedrillBidoofBudewBuizelBunnelbyCelebiCelebiChatotChimechoCinccinoCofagrigusCombeeCorphishCresseliaCroagunkDarkraiDark MatterDedenneDeerlingDialgaDiglettDucklettDugtrioDunsparceDusknoirEmolgaEnteiEspurrGardevoirGengarGoomyGrovyleGuildmaster WigglytuffGurdurrHawluchaIgglybuffJirachiKangaskhan • Kecleon Bros. (Kecleon (Big Brother)Kecleon (Little Brother))KeldeoKlefkiLaprasLatiasLatiosLitwickLopunnyLoudredMagnemiteMagnetonMagnezoneMawileMeowthMewMunnaNuzleafNinetalesPanchamQuagsireRaikouRampardosRoseliaScizorScraggyShayminShelmetSkarmorySuicuneSunfloraSwannaSwirlixTimburr brothersTsubugorouUnofficial Translation symbol.pngVespiqueenVirizionVoice of LifeWooperXatuXearneasYveltal
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Guide Books
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team Prima (English)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Locations by Area
Air Continent Locations
Baram TownFrosty ForestGreat CanyonHill of the AncientsIllusory GrottoLapis CaveLuminous CaveMagma CavernMt. BlazeMt. FreezeMt. SteelMt. ThunderOddity CavePokémon SquarePelipper Post OfficeRescue Team BaseRock PathSilent ChasmSinister CaveSinister WoodsSky TowerSnow PathThunderwave CaveTiny WoodsUproar ForestWhiscash Pond
Grass Continent Locations
Beach CaveCapim TownDestiny TowerHeart LakeHidden LandLabyrinth CaveMt. TravailMystery JungleTemporal TowerTreasure TownZero Isle
Mist Continent Locations
Breezy MeadowCanyon FootCape at the EdgeCrags of LamentDaybreak RidgeDesolate CanyonDreamy IslandEastern SavannaForest near Ragged MountainForest of ShadowsForest GrottoFreezing PillarGlacial UnderpassGlacier PalaceGreat GlacierGrove of WhispersHazy PassHill of Universal OrderHolehillsInflora ForestMiragesandsMoonlit ForestMount KilioneaMountain PassJaws of the AbyssKilionea RoadOchre QuarryPath of No ReturnPost TownPokémon ParadiseRagged MountainRedland ReachesRusty MountainScorching DesertSilent TundraSlumbering CaveSmoking MountainStompstump PeakStony CaveSwanna HouseTelluric PathTempting PathTreasure TroveTyrian MazeWindy ShorelineWithered SavannaWorldcore
Mystery Continent Locations
Sand Continent Locations
Sea of Wonders Locations
Unmapped Locations
Hidden Landmass
Abyssal BadlandsCave of the DeepCalm Craggy AreaReverse MountainBottom of the Voidlands
Water Continent Locations
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Locations by Type
Towns and Villages
Baram TownCapim TownLively TownNoe TownPokémon BeachUnofficial Translation symbol.pngPokémon GardenUnofficial Translation symbol.pngPokémon SquarePokémon VillageUnofficial Translation symbol.pngPost TownSahra TownSerene VillageShaymin VillageTreasure Town
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Manga
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue TeamExplorers GuidePokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration TeamUnofficial Translation symbol.pngPokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Go! Expedition Society Juniors!Unofficial Translation symbol.png
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Official Websites
Rescue Team DX (TPCi)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Video Games
Titles Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team Game Boy Advance & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team Nintendo DSPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness Nintendo DSPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad Titles WiiPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity Nintendo 3DSPokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Nintendo 3DS
Ports & Remakes Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Nintendo DSPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Nintendo Switch

References[edit | edit source]

  • [2] Gameplay, Plot and Sales sections based on the Wikipedia page.