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Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon

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Roguelike, Role-playing
Single player
Seiichiro Nagahata
Hironori Ishigami
Kunimi Kawamura
Takuya Kanai
Motoi Nakamura
Keisuke Ito
Yasuhiro Kawagoe
Noriko Murakami
Release date(s)
Flag of Japan
September 17, 2015
Flag of the United States
November 20, 2015
Flag of Europe
February 19, 2016
Flag of Australia
February 20, 2016
Additional info
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Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (Japanese: ポケモン(ちょう)()()()のダンジョン) is the fifth Pokémon Mystery Dungeon title to be released in the series. It was released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2015.


Although the fundamentals of the game are similar to previous Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, there are many changes to how the game is played, as well as many newly introduced items and features. The more noticeable changes are the lack of random recruitable Pokémon in dungeons and the endless missions from previous games, both features being instead replaced by the Connection Orb, which allows the player to access a web of requests tied to Characters with fixed dialogue. Characters befriend the player and become playable Pokémon when missions are completed. Some Characters can also be met and befriended while in a dungeon, which also affects the Connection Orb. When Pokémon other than the player character and partner character are used outside of Pelipper Island they will frequently go on breaks, preventing use for a few in-game days. Completing a Connection Orb request doesn't immediately give a reward. To receive rewards, the player needs to visit a Café Connection and get them from Kangaskhan.

The game balance is different from other games, as enemy Pokémon take more hits to defeat, and the game forces the player to progress the story immediately instead of allowing to grind for an infinite amount of in-game days without progressing the story. Because failing an Adventure results in losing all items, the game instead suggests returning to the Main Menu without saving before trying again. Quick Saving is removed, replaced by saving while inside a dungeon, which can only be done by using a Progress Point floor tile created from a Progress Device or Progress Device +.

Due to enemies taking more hits to defeat, avoiding them or afflicting Status Conditions is encouraged, which is made easier thanks to the introduction of Wands, new items that are similar to Staves from Mystery Dungeon: Shiren the Wanderer (series). Temporarily increasing stats is also common. Speed (not to be confused with Travel Speed) is a new stat introduced in the game. Walking towards a Pokémon while in a dungeon now pushes them in that direction instead of swapping places with them, which is instead done by walking towards them while holding B. Dungeon floors can have layouts that are randomly generated, or made by arranging bigger blocks of tiles.

The equipable items in the game are Looplets, which allow the insertion of Emeras, new items that give Looplets extra effects. However, all Emeras disappear when the Adventure ends. Emeras can also be used on a Pokémon to temporarily boost stats for the Adventure only. Emeras can only be found in dungeons. When entering a room that contains Emeras, a number appears on top of them indicating how many turns are left before the Emeras shatters. Collecting the dust left behind by broken Emeras (which can also be found in corridors or made by intentionally shattering Emeras by throwing them) can make a full Emera. Emera mechanics are similar to some gameplay mechanics from Etrian Mystery Dungeon. The newly introduced Awakening, a gameplay mechanic and Status Condition obtained by inserting the Awakening Emera in a Looplet, makes the affected Pokémon stronger and, if available, makes them Mega Evolve. When an Apple is found, it has a special icon indicating that it is fresh, meaning its value in shops is higher.

The player character and partner are both determined by a questionnaire at the start of the game, however, the player is also given the choice to choose the Pokémon from the full list.

Outside of dungeons, the game features more town locations compared to previous games. In addition to the two towns accessible in the game's main setting, the Water Continent, the player can also buy passes to gain access to other Continents. Some Connection Orb missions don't require the player to do anything inside a dungeon, instead simply involve talking with specific Characters. Items can also be found scattered around towns.


In April 2015, editors of Famitsu DS+Wii magazine stated that a new Pokémon game would be revealed the following month and that more details would come in a future issue. Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon was later officially announced by The Pokémon Company and Nintendo via a press release on May 21, confirming the game's release for late 2015 in Japan and North America and early 2016 in Europe. Like previous entries in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon subseries, it was developed by Spike Chunsoft. Gameplay footage from the title was first showcased on a Nintendo Direct broadcast on May 31, 2015, along with the Japanese release date.


It was the highest selling video game in Japan during its debut week, with 151,823 copies sold, and would go on to sell a total of approximately 295,598 copies in the region by the end of 2015. As of December 2022, it has sold 1.67 million copies worldwide.[1]


On February 16, 2022, Nintendo announced they would remove the ability to purchase games from the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShop in March 2023. As such, Mystery Dungeon titles released on the Nintendo 3DS are no longer available for digital purchase.[2]


For this subject's image gallery, see Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon.


  • Spike Chunsoft's internal code name for this game is "paradise", or "para2".

In Other Languages

Language Name
English Flag of the United Kingdom
Flag of the United States
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
日本語 Flag of Japan ポケモン(ちょう)()()()のダンジョン
français Flag of France Pokémon Méga Donjon Mystère
español Flag of Spain Pokémon Mundo megamisterioso
Deutsch Flag of Germany Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
italiano Flag of Italy Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon
한국어 Flag of South Korea 포켓몬 초 불가사의 던전(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.

See Also

Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon Articles
Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Gameplay Elements
AbilitiesAdventuresAllianceAwakeningBagBellyBreaksConnection OrbControlsExpeditions (List of Expeditions)Deposit BoxesDungeon StatusEvolutionExpedition RankFainted PokémonFixed floorsGenderHelper PokémonKecleon ShopsLarge PokémonMega EvolutionMonster HousesMotivated PokémonMoves (List of Moves)Move GrowthPersonality TestPokémonPokémon NexusPushingSavingStatus ConditionsTactics (List of Tactics)Traps and Floor TilesTraveling PokémonTypes
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Items
Cheri BerryChesto BerryOran BerryPecha BerryRawst BerrySitrus Berry
Absorption • Additional Action • All-Knowing • Alliance Expert • Ally Reviver • Anchor • Awakening • Barrage • Barrage Guard • Berry Power • Better Odds • Big Ears • Big Recovery • Burn Guard • Clairvoyance • Clutch Performer • Comeback • Confusion Guard • Distance Dodge • Dizzying Payback • Dizzying Stare • Effect Boost • Elixir Search • Emera Search • Excessive Force • Explosion Guard • Follow-Through • Go for Broke • Guard Boost • Huge Meal • Intimidator • Item Checker • Lucky Charm • Lullaby • Misfortune Mirror • Mobility • Natural Recovery • PP Restore • Paralysis Guard • Payback • Petrify Power • Piercing Throw • Poison Guard • Power Boost X • Power Boost Y • Prolong • Rain's Blessing • Resilient • Room Checker • Satiated • Self-Control • Sleep Guard • Sleep Payback • Stair Locator • Status Immunity • Status Mirror • Sun's Blessing • Super Critical • Surveyor • Tight Grip • Tiptoe • Toughness • Training • Trap Proof • Treasure Hunter • Tunnel • Type Bulldozer • Wand Expert • Warp Payback • Whirlwind
Ancient CrownCompletion CrownFood Fighter CrownGolden CrownTreasure Crown
AppleApple (Fresh)Big AppleBig Apple (Fresh)Four-Leaf CookieGolden AppleGolden BananaGrimy FoodMega DonutPerfect AppleSweet Chocolate
Health Drinks
Accuracy DrinkCalciumCarbosElixirIronMax ElixirNectarPP-Up DrinkPower DrinkProteinZinc
Air Looplet • Alliance Looplet • Alliance Looplet (Extra notches) • Attack Looplet • Attack Looplet (Extra notches) • Big Belly Looplet • Blue Looplet • Choice Looplet • Choice Looplet (Extra notches) • Cover Looplet • Cover Looplet (Extra notches) • Darkness Looplet • Defense Looplet • Defense Looplet (Extra notches) • Deflect Looplet • Deflect Looplet (Extra notches) • Detect Looplet • Detect Looplet (Extra notches) • Earth Looplet • Excavation Looplet • Excavation Looplet (Extra notches) • Explosive Looplet • Explosive Looplet (Extra notches) • Fickle Looplet • Fickle Looplet (Extra notches) • Focus Looplet • Focus Looplet (Extra notches) • Gold Looplet • Gold Looplet (Extra notches) • Grass Looplet • Healing Looplet • Healing Looplet (Extra notches) • Huge Meal Looplet • Joy Looplet • Joy Looplet (Extra notches) • Looplet • Looplet (Extra notches) • Lucky Looplet • Lucky Looplet (Extra notches) • Mist Looplet • Mobility Looplet • Mobility Looplet (Extra notches) • Nonstick Looplet • Nonstick Looplet (Extra notches) • Nullify Looplet • Nullify Looplet (Extra notches) • Pecha Looplet • Pecha Looplet (Extra notches) • Persim Looplet • Persim Looplet (Extra notches) • Prosper Looplet • Prosper Looplet (Extra notches) • Radiance Looplet • Red Looplet • Resilient Looplet • Resilient Looplet (Extra notches) • Sand Looplet • Satiated Looplet • Sea Looplet • Sky Looplet • Sp. Atk Looplet • Sp. Atk Looplet (Extra notches) • Sp. Def Looplet • Sp. Def Looplet (Extra notches) • Speed Looplet • Speed Looplet (Extra notches) • Tempest Looplet • Time Looplet • Unity Looplet • Unity Looplet (Extra notches) • Wakeful Looplet • Wakeful Looplet (Extra notches) • Warp Looplet • Warp Looplet (Extra notches) • Water Looplet • Weather Looplet • Weather Looplet (Extra notches) • Well-Fed Looplet • WildFire Looplet • Wind Looplet
Wooden Spike • Iron Spike • Silver Spike • Golden Spike • Geo Pebble • Gravelerock • Golden Fossil
Ban SeedBlast SeedBlinker SeedDecoy SeedDoom SeedEncourage SeedEnergy SeedEyedrop SeedGolden SeedHeal SeedJoy SeedLife SeedPlain SeedPure SeedQuick SeedReviver SeedSleep SeedSoothing SeedStun SeedTiny Reviver SeedTotter SeedTraining SeedVile SeedViolent SeedWarp Seed
TMs and HMs
Hone Claws Single UseReusable • Dragon Claw Single UseReusable • Psyshock Single UseReusable • Calm Mind Single UseReusable • Roar Single UseReusable • Toxic Single UseReusable • Hail Single UseReusable • Bulk Up Single UseReusable • Venoshock Single UseReusable • Hidden Power Single UseReusable • Sunny Day Single UseReusable • Taunt Single UseReusable • Ice Beam Single UseReusable • Blizzard Single UseReusable • Hyper Beam Single UseReusable • Light Screen Single UseReusable • Protect Single UseReusable • Rain Dance Single UseReusable • Roost Single UseReusable • Safeguard Single UseReusable • Frustration Single UseReusable • Solar Beam Single UseReusable • Smack Down Single UseReusable • Thunderbolt Single UseReusable • Thunder Single UseReusable • Earthquake Single UseReusable • Return Single UseReusable • Dig Single UseReusable • Psychic Single UseReusable • Shadow Ball Single UseReusable • Brick Break Single UseReusable • Double Team Single UseReusable • Reflect Single UseReusable • Sludge Wave Single UseReusable • Flamethrower Single UseReusable • Sludge Bomb Single UseReusable • Sandstorm Single UseReusable • Fire Blast Single UseReusable • Rock Tomb Single UseReusable • Aerial Ace Single UseReusable • Torment Single UseReusable • Facade Single UseReusable • Flame Charge Single UseReusable • Rest Single UseReusable • Attract Single UseReusable • Thief Single UseReusable • Low Sweep Single UseReusable • Round Single UseReusable • Echoed Voice Single UseReusable • Overheat Single UseReusable • Steel Wing Single UseReusable • Focus Blast Single UseReusable • Energy Ball Single UseReusable • False Swipe Single UseReusable • Scald Single UseReusable • Fling Single UseReusable • Charge Beam Single UseReusable • Sky Drop Single UseReusable • Incinerate Single UseReusable • Will-O-Wisp Single UseReusable • Acrobatics Single UseReusable • Embargo Single UseReusable • Explosion Single UseReusable • Shadow Claw Single UseReusable • Payback Single UseReusable • Retaliate Single UseReusable • Giga Impact Single UseReusable • Rock Polish Single UseReusable • Flash Single UseReusable • Stone Edge Single UseReusable • Volt Switch Single UseReusable • Thunder Wave Single UseReusable • Gyro Ball Single UseReusable • Sword Dance Single UseReusable • Struggle Bug Single UseReusable • Psych Up Single UseReusable • Bulldoze Single UseReusable • Frost Breath Single UseReusable • Rock Slide Single UseReusable • X-Scissor Single UseReusable • Dragon Tail Single UseReusable • Infestation Single UseReusable • Poison Jab Single UseReusable • Dream Eater Single UseReusable • Grass Knot Single UseReusable • Swagger Single UseReusable • Sleep Talk Single UseReusable • U-turn Single UseReusable • Substitute Single UseReusable • Flash Cannon Single UseReusable • Trick Room Single UseReusable • Wild Charge Single UseReusable • Snarl Single UseReusable • Nature Power Single UseReusable • Dark Pulse Single UseReusable • Power-Up Punch Single UseReusable • Dazzling Gleam Single UseReusable • Confide Single UseReusable • Quash Single UseReusable • Secret Power Single UseReusable
Treasure Boxes
Cute BoxDainty BoxDeluxe BoxGlittery BoxGorgeous BoxHard BoxHeavy BoxLight BoxNifty BoxPretty BoxShiny BoxSinister Box
Blast WandConfuse WandGuiding WandHP-Swap WandPetrify WandPounce WandQuarter WandSlow WandSlumber WandStayaway WandSurround WandSwitcher WandTruant WandTunnel WandTwo-Edged WandWarp WandWhirlwind Wand
Wonder Orbs
All Dodge OrbAll Power-Up OrbAll Protect OrbApathy OrbCleanse OrbDecoy OrbDeposit OrbDevolve OrbEmera-Up OrbEnemy Discord OrbEnemy Evolve OrbEscape OrbEvasion OrbFoe-Fear OrbFoe-Hold OrbFoe-Seal OrbHail OrbHealth OrbLasso OrbLuminous OrbMobile OrbMonster OrbNullify OrbOne-Shot OrbPetrify OrbPierce OrbQuick OrbRainy OrbRadar OrbRevive All OrbRollcall OrbSandy OrbScanner OrbSee-Trap OrbSlow OrbSlumber OrbSpurn OrbSunny OrbTotter OrbTrapbust OrbTrawl Orb
Miscellaneous Items
Djinn's Bottle • Lucha Token • Progress Device • Progress Device+
Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Locations
World Locations Air ContinentGrass ContinentMist ContinentSand ContinentSea of WondersWater ContinentVoidlands
Side Locations Baram TownCapim TownLively TownNoe TownSahra TownSerene VillageTree of Life
Story Mandatory Open Pass
Post-Credits Epilogue Story
Meowth Theater CasameowncaFor a Few Boldores MoreIt's a Meownderful LifeMeowth in BlackMy Fair Misdreavus
Pelipper Island Pelipper Dungeon: StartPelipper Dungeon: MiddlePelipper Dungeon: End
Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Quests
CompletionCompleting the Connection OrbEpilogueMain StoryTreasure CollectionVisiting all Dungeons
Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Services
Café ConnectionGlorious GoldHawlucha's Slam School • Kecleon Shops (DungeonsTowns)Lapras Travel LinerMeowth TheaterPelipper Mail ServicesPokémon Aid AgencyRockin' LockTree of Life
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Stats
AttackBellyDefenseExperienceHPLevelSpecial AttackSpecial DefenseSpeedTravel Speed
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Transcripts
Dungeon Dialogue (Japanese)Low Health Dungeon Dialogue (Japanese)
Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Types
Bug-type Bug-TypeDark-type Dark-TypeDragon-type Dragon-TypeElectric-type Electric-TypeFairy-type Fairy-TypeFighting-type Fighting-TypeFire-type Fire-TypeFlying-type Flying-TypeGhost-type Ghost-TypeGrass-type Grass-TypeGround-type Ground-TypeIce-type Ice-TypeNormal-type Normal-TypePoison-type Poison-TypePsychic-type Psychic-TypeRock-type Rock-TypeSteel-type Steel-TypeWater-type Water-Type
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Community
Cheat Codes (Items IDs)HackingSpeedrunning
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Removed and Unused content
AbilitiesDebug menus (Debug textDungeon debugGround debug)DungeonsItemsMiscellaneousMovesMusic and sound effectsPokémon
Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Miscellaneous
Adventure HintsCommercialsTreehouse DemosDevelopment OversightsGo! Expedition Society Juniors!(UT) - This is an unofficial translation. • Instruction Manuals (EuropeanJapaneseNorth American)JR-EAST App GET! Yamanote Line Pokémon Digital Rally(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.List of UpdatesMain MenuNicoNico streamsPokémon Super Mystery Dungeon HOME Menu themePokémon Super Mystery Dungeon HOME Menu theme download version(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.Rosetta StoneSoundtrackSpecial videosStaff CreditsNews ArchiveTsubugorou(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.Version DifferencesWonder Mail
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Animations
Anime Episodes
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the GatePokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness (Anime)Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time and Darkness
Anime Shorts
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Part 1Part 2)
Live Action/Computer Graphics Hybrids
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Part 3(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.)
Special Videos
A Day in the Life of My Old PopsIt's Your Store Now!Pokémon FriendshipThe Jellicent ShowNatural Disasters and Mystery Dungeons(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.Now on sale!(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.Playing Rescue Team(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.Secret of the Makuhita DojoSpinda's Travel Diary(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.Team Meanies is Formed!(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.The Home of Fate(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.The Mankey Gang's Motivation(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.We can do it!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Games
Official WebsitesOrigin of Localized Video Game Titles
Titles Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue TeamNintendo DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and DarknessNintendo DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of SkyWii Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing, Stormy, and Light Adventure Squad(NT) - This name may be officially used elsewhere, but this media hasn't been officially translated.Nintendo 3DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to InfinityNintendo 3DS Pokémon Super Mystery DungeonNintendo Switch Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
Side Games Victini's V-Spin DungeonTreasure Hunting Game(UT) - This is an unofficial translation. Nintendo 3DS
Demos Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team DemosPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gold Rescue Team -Challenge the Gold Rank!-Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky DS Download Play DemosPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky Kiosk DemosPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity DEMO VERSIONPokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX Demo
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Guide Books
Game Boy Advance/Nintendo DS Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red and Blue Rescue Team Prima (English)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad titles Adventure Squad Official Guide Book Japanese
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Manga
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue TeamPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness (manga)Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon - Go! Expedition Society Juniors!(UT) - This is an unofficial translation.
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Official Websites
Rescue Team DX (TPCi)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Soundtracks
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Original Record
In-Game soundtracks
Red and Blue Rescue Team (RedBlue) • Explorers (Time and DarknessSky)Adventure Squad TitlesGates to InfinitySuper Mystery DungeonRescue Team DX
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate SoundtrackPokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness (Anime Soundtrack)Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time and Darkness Soundtrack


  • [3] Gameplay, Plot and Sales sections based on the Wikipedia page.
  • [4] Dev Publisher/File Size info.
  1. CESA 2023
  2. @NintendoAmerica (February 16, 2020). Nintendo of America on Twitter. Twitter. Retrieved on February 16, 2020. "As of late March 2023, it will no longer be possible to make Nintendo eShop purchases for the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems."