Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX Switch

List of Differences and New Features of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Switch

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This is a list page of the changes and new features in the remake of the original Mystery Dungeon games, Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch. If you would like to know more about the changes and new features in this remake, please read on.

Differences from the Original Pokemon: Mystery Dungeon Games

Choosing a Protagonist Pokemon

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In the original Mystery Dungeon games, the protagonist Pokemon is determined by a series of personality questions. Each protagonist Pokemon has a certain personality and your answer to these questions decide what Pokemon will be given to you.

In Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, you will still be asked these questions, but you can say 'no' if the game assigns you a Pokemon you don't want. If you say no, you will be shown the Pokemon selection screen above where you can freely choose your Pokemon and its gender.

More Partner Pokemon are Available

Pokemon that were unavailable as partners in the original game, such as Eevee, Skitty, Meowth, Machop, Cubone and Psyduck can now be chosen as partners as long as they do not share the same weaknesses as the Protagonist Pokemon. You can now also choose their gender.

Check out our article on the best starter Pokemon here!

No Version Exclusive Pokemon

Since Rescue Team DX is a remake that combines both Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, all the Pokemon that were previously version exclusive seem to appear normally in the Dungeons.

In the Demo, you can come across both Minun and Plusle in Thunderwave Cave, but in the original games you could only catch Plusle in Red Rescue Team and Minun in Blue Rescue Team.

Default Attack Rework

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The previous Mystery Dungeon games featured a default move that uses no resources such as PP. The animation was similar to Tackle, but it was weaker. This move has now been removed in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX and instead a move will automatically be selected when you press the 'A' button.

The selected move depends on the Pokemon in front of you. If it is an enemy Pokemon an offensive move will be used, and if it is a friendly Pokemon a buffing or healing move will be used.

If there is no Pokemon in front of you, an attacking animation, similar to the default move found in the previous games, will activate, and this will count as using a turn. This can be used to stay in one spot to have the enemy Pokemon get within your range.

Makuhita Dojo Changes

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A lot of changes have been made to the Makuhita Dojo, such as a time limit and the removal of stairs from the Mazes. This also means that there are no bosses for the Mazes.

If you get knocked out by other Pokemon, you are revivied automatically without using Reviver Seeds.

Lastly, in the previous games all Pokemon would be able to choose what Maze they wanted to train in (Fire, Water, etc.), but now the Maze will automatically match the type of the Pokemon you want to train. For example, if you ask to train Chikorita, you will be taken to the Grass Maze and all enemies there will be weak to Grass moves.

The more Pokemon you defeat with a Super Effective move, the more EXP you will get, so this is a very efficient way to level!

Leveling Up at Makuhita Training Dojo

Gummy and IQ Rework

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Instead of increasing IQ and providing unique skills through the IQ ladder, Gummies now directly give skills and stats to the Pokemon. The skills learned are dependent on the Gummy consumed. The rarer gummies can provide skills that affect the whole team. Gummies cannot be consumed in the dungeon, only in the Rescue Camps. Once consumed, the effects are permanent.

Move Growth System

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A new system wherein Moves grow stronger the more you use them has been added to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. Since these Techniques are shared throughout the party, even the weakest of Pokemon can unleash strong Moves from the Technique Growth System.

Want to learn how to grow moves effectively? Check out this article!

Item Additions

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There are also new items added to the game! These items will make your future playthroughs a bit different from the originals. One of the new items is the Slumber Wand. Using the Slumber Wand on a Pokemon puts them to sleep.

Automatic Movement System

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An Automatic Movement System has been added to the game. There are two types to this feature. The first one is 'Search Priority' where finding items are prioritized. The second one is 'Stair Priority' where finding the stair to the next level is the priority. The options for this system can be set in the Options Menu.

In-dungeon Recruitment Size Increased

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX Recruitment Size
You can enter Dungeons with up to 3 Pokemon as before, but the number of Pokemon you can recruit in a dungeon has increased from 4 to 8 Pokemon, allowing for much bigger teams. Of course, the majority of your team will consist of Pokemon from the dungeon you're in, but it's great that you can speed up recruitment.

Mega Evolution Added

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The feature from Pokemon XY, Mega Evolution has been added to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. The mechanics for Mega Evolution is not yet known, but it looks like your entire team can mega evolve at the same time! Stay tuned!

Click here to check out our article on Mega Evolution!

Fast Travel in Town

Diglett Tunnels
On your 4th day in the Pokemon world, Diglett will show up outside your house, a bit too excited about digging tunnels. After it leaves, a tunnel will open up between your house and the Pelipper Post Office, allowing you to travel directly between the two locations quickly.

While it’s currently unknown whether more tunnels will be available, Diglett’s love for digging them seem to suggest that there might be!

New Types of Dungeon Rooms

In the in-game items list, an item called Invitation is listed with a description suggesting it might be for a mail slot in the mysterious rooms in Dungeons.

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