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Mission 12: Vs. Groudon at Magma Cavern Story Walkthrough

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This is a Story Walkthrough for Mission 12: Vs. Groudon at Magma Cavern in the game Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn tips and strategies, which Dungeons are included, and which Bosses you will face here.

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Mission 11: Mankeys in Uproar Forest Mission 12: Vs. Groudon at Magma Cavern Mission 13: Vs. Rayquaza at Sky Tower

Dungeons in this Chapter

Magma Cavern

Basic Information
No. of Floors 26
Boss Groudon
Rewards -

Magma Cavern Dungeon Guide

Mission 12: Vs. Groudon at Magma Cavern Walkthrough

1 Finish any 2 Dungeons
2 A story event will occur (No spoilers!)
3 Finish any 2 Dungeons
4 You will gain access to Magma Cavern
5 Reach 26F of Magma Cavern
6 Face the Boss, Groudon

Mission 12: Vs. Groudon at Magma Cavern Tips and Strategies

As the game's penultimate dungeon, you'll need to come prepared as the dungeon can be just as dangerous as Groudon himself. For one, monster houses are likely to appear in Magma Cavern, so having items that affect entire rooms can make life a little easier.

These items could be ones that cause status conditions like a Slumber Orb, a Petrify Orb, or a Totter Orb. While you should be able to find these orbs in Magma Cavern, it's best to have them already with you going in.

On another note, you should watch out for the Golems and Gravelers in the dungeon, as their attacks affect the entire room, so try to take care of them first whenever you spot them.

Best Pokemon to Use

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Magma Cavern is filled with Fire- and Ground-type Pokemon, so having a strong Water-type Pokemon will do you good. That said, if you don't have a good Water-type, you can bring Absol with you instead.

He may not have moves that are super-effective against the denizens of the dungeon and even Groudon, but Absol is powerful enough on his own to deal with them anyway.

How to Beat Groudon

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This boss fight can be a bit tricky at first, since you'll have to deal with changing terrain for the first time in the game.

During the fight, some of the tiles are going to light up and erupt into lava. While you can still walk on these if you have to, these tiles will give your Pokemon the Burn status condition, so be careful!

The lava will continue to spread as you fight Groudon, so you'll have to adjust your tactics as the fight goes on. But, as long as you keep on hitting Groudon with super-effective Water-type moves, you should be able to beat him.

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List of Missions
1. Caterpie 2. Magnemite 3. Diglett 4. Metapod
5. Jumpluff 6. Zapdos 7. Xatu 8. Moltres
9. Articuno 10. Ninetales 11. Mankeys 12. Groudon
13. Rayquaza
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