How to Choose Your Starter and Partner | Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX Switch

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Here you can see how to choose your starter Pokemon when you first start playing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch. You can find a list of possible starters and partner Pokemon, and a guide to the personality quiz!

How to Manually Choose a Pokemon

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Refuse the Pokemon that you are assigned with so that you can manually choose the Pokemon that you want to play with.

The Initially Recommended Starter Pokemon

Initial Pokemon Recommendation

Choose Your Starter

Similar to Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, you will be given a personality quiz at the start of the game. Based on your answers to the quiz, you will be recommended a Pokemon to start with.

However, in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, you can refuse the Pokemon you are assigned and choose freely from the 16 Starter Pokemon.

In Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, some starters were far stronger than others because of typing and specific moves. Mystery Dungeon DX has evened out the playing field a little bit by revamping the starting move pools completely.

However, because of the typing, specific moves learned and move coverage, some starters are still more powerful than others. For tips on what starter to choose, check out the Best Starter page and Starter Tier list!

Choosing a Partner Pokemon

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You are given the ability to choose the Partner Pokemon as well! You are not able to choose Pokemon of the same type, so keep that in mind. It is for your own good as Move Coverage is very important. However, we think that some Pokemon are stronger than others so in addition to managing your Pokemon's weaknesses and strengths, so check our guides below on choosing the perfect Partner Pokemon.

Best Partner to Choose Best Partner for Each Starter Pokemon

The Available Starter Pokemon for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

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Choose from 16 Starter Pokemon!

The game recommends a Pokemon based on your answers, but you can manually choose your Pokemon. The Partner Pokemon cannot be the same type as the Hero Pokemon.

List of Starters

Pokemon Type
Cyndaquil Image
Cyndaquil
Type 1:
Fire
Fire

Type 2:
Totodile Image
Totodile
Type 1:
Water
Water

Type 2:
Pikachu Image
Pikachu
Type 1:
Electric
Electric

Type 2:
Mudkip Image
Mudkip
Type 1:
Water
Water

Type 2:
Treecko Image
Treecko
Type 1:
Grass
Grass

Type 2:
Psyduck Image
Psyduck
Type 1:
Water
Water

Type 2:
Chikorita Image
Chikorita
Type 1:
Grass
Grass

Type 2:
Charmander Image
Charmander
Type 1:
Fire
Fire

Type 2:
Bulbasaur Image
Bulbasaur
Type 1:
Grass
Grass

Type 2:
Poison
Poison
Torchic Image
Torchic
Type 1:
Fire
Fire

Type 2:
Cubone Image
Cubone
Type 1:
Ground
Ground

Type 2:
Machop Image
Machop
Type 1:
Fighting
Fighting

Type 2:
Eevee Image
Eevee
Type 1:
Normal
Normal

Type 2:
Squirtle Image
Squirtle
Type 1:
Water
Water

Type 2:
Skitty Image
Skitty
Type 1:
Normal
Normal

Type 2:
Meowth Image
Meowth
Type 1:
Normal
Normal

Type 2:

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