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This page has information on all the starter Pokemon as well as partner Pokemon in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch. If you want to access general information as well as our recommendations on the starters, please read on.

Pikachu: Overall Best Starter

This page takes into consideration the fact that all but one (1) boss possess the Flying type. It also heavily takes into consideration the starting move pool of the Pokemon as well as their TM compatibilities.

Pokemon Explanation
Pikachu ・Highest starting stats
・ Starting Sp. Atk is 24 which is very high.
・STAB Thunderbolt with high Sp. Atk is very powerful.
・ All but one (1) boss is Flying so Electric Pokemon perform very well.

The only trouble you will have with Pikachu is Groudon. By then, you will have so many resources to work around that fight. Pikachu's above characteristics is enough to carry you throughout the main storyline. STAB Thunderbolt and STAB Thunder are also very accessible as cheap TMs that can already be considered as endgame moves.

Best Partner for Pikachu

Skitty: Best Coverage

This page takes into consideration the fact that all but one (1) boss possess the Flying type. It also heavily takes into consideration the starting move pool of the Pokemon as well as their TM compatibilities.

Pokemon Explanation
Skitty ・Cute Charm is an excellent ability.
・Attract is an excellent move against bosses.
・STAB Double Slap is very powerful
・ Charge Beam and Grass Knot provides good coverage from the start of the game.
・Can learn Ice Beam, Blizzard, Thunder, Thunderbolt, Solar Beam which are excellent moves even without Special Band.

Skitty's utility is just amazing. She has access to STAB Double Slap, learns Charge Beam and Grass Knot from the start and has is compatible with Blizzard, Ice Beam, Thunderbolt, Thunder, Shadow Ball and others. Not to mention the utility Cute Charm and Attract provides. Her Normal typing also makes sure that she isn't that vulnerable to the Flying bosses.

We also think that Skitty is a notable Partner for everyone. Check out our Best Partners page here!

Best Partner for Skitty

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How to Leave a Dungeon What is Move Growth? Shiny Pokemon and How to Get Them
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