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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 赤の救助隊
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon - Red Rescue Team cover art English.jpg
Developer(s) Chunsoft
Publisher(s) Nintendo
The Pokémon Company
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance
Wii U Virtual Console
Genre(s) Role-Playing, Roguelike
Mode(s) Single player
Version 1.0
Director Seiichiro Nagahata
Producer Koichi Nakamura
Hiroaki Tsuru
Atsushi Sugimoto
Kunimi Kawamura
Hitoshi Yamagami
Designer Hiroshi Nakamura
Fujimi O-nishi
Yoshihito Takaishi
Programmer Masayasu Yamamoto
Artist Fuyuhiko Koizumi
Writer Shin-ichiro Tomie
Emiko Tanaka
Composer Arata Iiyoshi
Atsuhiro Ishizuna
Release date(s)
Game Boy Advance
Flag of Japan.png November 17, 2005
Flag of the United States.png September 18, 2006
Flag of Europe.png November 10, 2006
Flag of Australia.png September 28, 2006
TW November 17, 2005
Wii U Virtual Console
Flag of Japan.png March 23, 2016
Flag of the United States.png June 23, 2016
Flag of Europe.png February 11, 2016
Flag of Australia.png February 12, 2016
Additional info
Media / distribution 256MB Cartridge
File Size


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

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 赤の救助隊) is a Generation Ⅲ Pokémon spin-off game developed by Chunsoft and published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company on Game Boy Advance in 2005. They are the first set of the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series.

Rescue Team is the first game in the Mystery Dungeon series to be released outside of both Japan and North America. The community commonly called both versions of the game Rescue Team.

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.

Reception[edit | edit source]

The original Rescue Team titles have received mixed or average reviews based on thirty-four critic reviews, according to review aggregator Metacritic.[1]

Sales[edit | edit source]

By the end of 2006, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team had sold over 715,000 copies in Japan.[2] As of July 25, 2007, Red Rescue Team has sold 2.20 million copies worldwide by March 31.[3][4]

Categories[edit | edit source]

All content about Red Rescue Team are organized into these categories. Click on a section name to learn more, and to drill down further to more specific and detailed pages.

Categories about Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team titles
Gameplay Elements Information on aspects of the game that make it unique from other games in the series and other roguelikes.
Buried items • Defeat • Dungeon Shops • Kangaskhan Rest Stops • Monster Houses • Recruiting • States • Traps & Floor Tiles • Weather • Evolution • Missions • Ranks & Rescue Points • Title Screen Icons • Introduction to Basic Gameplay (Pokémon) • Body Size • Leveling • Power • Stairs • Removed and Unused content
Guides Topics of interest to help players master this challenging game.
Saying Farewell to Pokémon • Stand By command • Changing the Team Leader
Items Information on all items.
Equipment • Projectiles • Berries • Food • Gummis • Health Drinks • Seeds • Evolution Items • TMs & HMs • Wonder Orbs • Quest Items • Miscellaneous Items
Locations Information on towns and dungeons.
Friend Areas Information on every Friend Area available.
Pokémon Square Rescue Team Base • Whiscash Pond • Luminous Cave • Makuhita Dojo • Pelipper Post Office • Kecleon Shop • Felicity Bank • Wigglytuff Club • Kangaskhan Storage • Gulpin Link Shop
Pokémon Information on all Pokémon but not NPCs.
Generation 1 • Generation 2 • Generation 3
Special Enemies Information on all bosses and special enemies.
NPCs Information on the NPCs that can be found in towns and dungeons.
Characters Bellsprout • Diglett • Dugtrio • Gulpin • Jumpluff • Kecleon Bros. • Lombre • Pelipper • Snubbull • Spinda • Whiscash • Wigglytuff • Absol • Gardevoir • Latias • Latios • Ninetales • Xatu
Teams Team A.C.T. • Team Meanies • Team Shiftry • Team Constrictor • Team Hydro • Team Rumblerock
Quests All the various story related, post game and side quests you can do.
The Legend of Ninetales • The Meteor
Post-Story Quest Gardevoir • Miscenalleous
Community Miscellaneous interesting stories, challenges and archived information from the Pokémon player community.
Other Content gathered or related to the games that does not otherwise fit into the important categories.
Version Differences Everything about the differences between the original DS release and the Switch remake.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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

In other languages[edit | edit source]

Language Name
English Flag of the United Kingdom.png
Flag of the United States.png
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team
Japanese Flag of Japan.png ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 赤の救助隊
French Flag of France.png Pokémon Donjon Mystère: Équipe De Secours Rouge
Spanish Flag of Spain.png Pokémon Mundo misterioso: Equipo de rescate rojo
German Flag of Germany.png Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Rot
Italian Flag of Italy.png Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Squadra Rossa
Korean Flag of South Korea.png 포켓몬 불가사의 던전 빨강 구조대

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Red Rescue Team has one more Pokémon available than Blue Rescue Team by default. This is due to being able to recruit Porygon and evolve it in Red Rescue Team, while Blue Rescue Team players can only recruit Porygon2.

See Also[edit | edit source]

v • d • e
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series
Mainline Titles Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team (GBA) & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team (DS) • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness (DS) • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad Titles (Wii) • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (3DS) • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon (3DS)
Ports & Remakes Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky (DS) • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX (Switch)

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team. Metacritic. Retrieved on May 2, 2020.
  2. (2006年ゲームソフト年間売上TOP500).ファミ通ゲーム白書2007 (ja). Enterbrain (2007). Located at Tokyo. ISBN: 978-4-7577-3577-4.
  3. Nintendo Co. Ltd. Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2007 Supplementary Information about Earnings Release. Nintendo Co., Ltd.. Archived from the original on December 4, 2017. Retrieved on December 2, 2017.
  4. Casamassina, Matt (July 25, 2007). Nintendo Sales Update. IGN. Archived from the original on January 15, 2018. Retrieved on July 25, 2007.