Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX: Guide to the Legendaries

The main adventure of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon will keep you spellbound for dozens of hours on Nintendo Switch. The main obstacles that stand in your way are the Legendary Pokémon.

[Mise à jour le 6 mars 2020 à 16h50] This multitude of Legendary Pokémon will offer you real resistance in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon. We recommend that you link two super effective abilities at Gloupti before going to face them. Here is a guide to help you progress.

  • Electhor : This is the first legendary Pokémon you will meet. It is located at the top of Mont Foudre, a 13-story keep. He is of the type Electrik and Vol, so we recommend that you use skills Rock and Ice.
  • Sulfura : same diagram as for Electhor: Sulfura is at the top of Mont Ardent (15 floors). He’s type Fire / Theft, so we advise you to use the types Rock, Water or Electrik.
  • Artikodin : it is the third legendary bird, of type Ice / Flight. In order to overcome it, you can use attacks Fire, Steel, Electrik and, again, Roche. Like the previous Pokémon, do not hesitate to redo the path several times to arrive with your fighters in good health, and with a lot of experience.
  • Groudon : Legendary Pokémon of the third generation, it is much more formidable than the previous ones. It is located in the depths of the Magma Mine (26 floors). Unlike legendary birds, Groudon has no double types, just Ground. To confront it, we advise you to use techniques Ice, Plant and Water, which will be super effective. Be careful not to attack it with Eletrik attacks, it is completely immune to it.
  • Rayquaza : This is the last Legendary Pokémon you will come across during your main quest. It is logically the most difficult to fight, and it is necessary to prepare well. It is a type Pokémon Flight and Dragon. The best way to overcome it and exploit, again, its weaknesses: use type attacks Rock, Fairy, Dragon and above all Ice. You can also recruit a Pokémon of the latter type in a previous area, the Glacial Mountain or the Frosty Forest.

Once the main adventure is over, you can return to capture each of the 3 legendary birds (Artikodin, Electhor and Sulfura) at their respective peaks. You’ve already beaten them once, but this time they come up with far more powerful features. So you have to prepare again. Once defeated, they will automatically join you.

The principle of the game

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, the player embodies a human being who wakes up in the form of a Pokémon. As in the previous episodes, you will have the mission to help the maximum of Pokémon and solve many mysteries. The title was released on Friday March 6, 2020. Although this game is technically a graphic remake of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team for Gameboy Advance and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team on Nintendo DS, there are many new features in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: DX Rescue Team.

This Nintendo Switch version comes with a big graphic update, deploying a palette of beautiful colors. The style seems painted in watercolor, and adapts perfectly according to the environment.
As in previous versions of the Pokémon franchise in Mystery Dungeon, the lifespan will be there. You will potentially have something to occupy you for hundreds of hours, depending on your style of play. For a person who appreciated the original games, or a player in full discovery, the main adventure and side quests will keep you going!

Among the major innovations that this title proposes to bring to you, we can note the arrival of automatic functions. The fights, for example, are slightly different from those on GameBoy Advance. This time, the A button automatically chooses what the game thinks is the best attack in your current situation. This system has its virtues insofar as the fights are generally shorter, but it also implies that your techniques find themselves more regularly short of PP. It will take several hours in game to fully master the specifics of the title.

Like the previous installments in the series, the choice of your Pokémon starter will be made following a series of questions. However, it is now possible to override this restriction and directly select the Pokémon of your choice.
While there are almost 900 different kinds of Pokémon known, there are only 16 possibilities for this title. To start your adventure, you will need to choose a starter from this list:

  • Bulbizarre (# 001)
  • Charmander (# 004)
  • Shell (# 007)
  • Pikachu (# 025)
  • Meowth (# 052)
  • Psykokwak (# 054)
  • Machoc (# 066)
  • Osselait (# 104)
  • Eevee (# 133)
  • Germignon (# 152)
  • Héricendre (# 155)
  • Kaiminus (# 158)
  • Arcko (# 252)
  • Poussifeu (# 255)
  • Gobou (# 258)
  • Skitty (# 300)

As you can see, you will have the choice between several generations of Pokémon, and especially several types and capacities. If you have the possibility of taking your favorite companion, know that its type will greatly influence your adventure and the gameplay. Note for example that the game has a strong tendency to make you regularly meet flight type opponents in the different Dungeons. From the first feedback, it seems that Pikachu (Électrik) is the most obvious bet in order to progress in ease.

The player’s decision-making power is not limited to his starter. It will have to decide on a partner Pokémon, which depends on the chosen starter. You will not be able to select two Pokémon of the same type. So, for example, it is impossible to choose Bulbizarre and Germignon. The list of potential partner Pokémon is the same as above.

It is impossible to evolve your Pokémon before you have completed the main quest of the game. Thus, this feature is unlocked only after dozens of hours of play. After watching several cutscenes, you will have to head to the Grande Place, to launch another short video. You will then have to go to the cave discovered to be able to develop the members of his team.

Different conditions will be required depending on the Pokémon you want to change shape. It can be a certain level, or specific elements (in particular evolution stones). He must be the team leader. Keep in mind that the evolution of a Pokémon is final. There is no going back.

It is the first time that chromatic Pokémon (shiny) can be caught in a Pokémon: Mystery Dungeon. Obtaining them is very difficult, as much as in Pokémon Sword and Shield. As in any other game in the franchise, their appearance is random. You will therefore have to be persistent. It is nevertheless possible to increase the chances of occurrence by equipping yourself with a Friend Ribbon. 27 species of Pokémon only are available in shiny, and 4 Mega-Evolution versions. Here is the list :

  • Papillusion
  • Feunard
  • Galopa
  • Electrode
  • Noeunoeuf
  • Noadkoko
  • Staross
  • Magicarp
  • Leviator
  • Leviator (second form)
  • Metamorph
  • Dracolosse
  • Hootoot
  • Noarfang
  • Pharamp
  • Pharamp (second form)
  • Azumarill
  • Simularbre
  • Captain
  • Mentali
  • Qulbutoké
  • Caratroc
  • Corayon
  • Spinda
  • Altaria
  • Altaria (second form)
  • Mangriff
  • Metacolosse
  • Metacolosse (second form)
  • Capidextrous
  • Coudlangue

The XGN site assigns a score of 7/10 to the title. According to them, it is a remake nostalgic for a real classic originally released on GameBoy Advance. The diversity that results from each of the dungeons that we explore during the adventure is greatly appreciated. The story is “surprisingly deep”, which is something more unexpected for a Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game. The title is aimed at young and old alike. On the other hand, if the dungeons are distinguished between them, the concept remains unchanged, and could tire after dozens of hours of play. All Pokémon are not represented, since on the 890, 503 are not included in the title.

For Gamesradar, which gives it a score of 3/5, the title is distinguished first visually. The artistic style benefits from a considerable improvement compared to the preceding opus, and a fortiori in comparison with the initial plays. The general writing and personalities of the Pokémon are “excellent”. There too, it is indicated that the “dungeons become very repetitive”. The fighting seems “boring” and the site deplores the absence of a life bar on the enemies.

Jeuxvideo.com gives a score of 13/20 to this Switch title. The “enchanting” visual style is praised, while adding the practical side of movement and automatic capabilities. Managing allies (Pokémon) seems easier and clearer than ever. If the note is reduced by 7 points, it is partly due to the repetitivity of the title, which also suffers from falls framerate. In addition, the simplicity of the story and the writing is pointed out here.

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