Rescue Team DX:Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX|
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 Generation VII Pokémon spin-off 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.
The community commonly called the game Rescue Team DX.
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.
Categories[edit | edit source]
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Gallery[edit | edit source]
- For this subject's image gallery, see Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.
In Other Languages[edit | edit source]
|English||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX|
|French||Pokémon Donjon Mystère: Équipe De Secours DX|
|Spanish||Pokémon Mundo misterioso: equipo de rescate DX|
|German||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Retterteam DX|
|Italian||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Squadra di Soccorso DX|
|Korean||포켓몬 불가사의 던전 구조대 DX (Unofficial)|
See Also[edit | edit source]
|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series|
|Games||Titles||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad Titles • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon|
|Ports & Remakes||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX|
|Manga||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blazing Exploration Team • Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon: Go For It! Novice Investigation Team!|
|Anime||Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (Part 1 • Part 2)|
References[edit | edit source]
-  Gameplay, Plot and Sales sections based on the Wikipedia page.