Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX Switch

Best Linked Moves

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This page lists our recommended Linked Moves for efficient and effective dungeon runs on the game Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for the Nintendo Switch. Linked Moves are a unique feature offered by the Gulpin NPC in the Pokemon Square.

Recommended Combinations

Lower Enemy Defenses then Attack

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One option would be first a move that lowers Def or Sp. Def like Tail Whip, followed by a damaging move like Frustration. This is a good strategy in boss battles or against Strong Foes because all your Pokemon can take advantage of the lowered defenses of the opponent.

Moves that lower defenses, aside from the mentioned Tail Whip, are Fake Tears and Acid.

Strengthen Atk or Sp. Atk then Attack

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Another option would be starting with a move that buffs your offensive capabilities, like Focus Energy or, then placing second a damaging move like Double Edge. This is good when fighting multiple enemies as the buffs linger even if one Pokemon is defeated.

Moves that Strengthen Atk. or Sp. Atk are Charge, and Swords Dance, and the beforementioned Focus Energy.

Status Moves + Attack

Not all linked moves have to deal with raising attack or lowering defense. Some moves just naturally go well together.

Example: Defense Curl + Rollout

The already powerful multi-strike Rollout becomes even more powerful after you use Defense Curl, so consider linking these moves together.

Example: Protect + any attacking move

Give yourself one free hit by using Protect right before hitting the enemy with an attacking move! Take note, however, that this won't work all the time as the chances of Protect failing increase the more you use it.

Ranged + Ranged

This combo is a great way to deal with enemies as they won't be able to attack you from a distance. Try linking moves like Quick Attack, Ember, Flamethrower, Bubble, Water Pulse, or Ice Beam together!

How to Link Moves

Gulpin Link Shop

Gulpin Scratch and Growl

Gulpin in the Pokemon Square can Link your moves for free! He can also teach you moves that you have forgotten.

How to Link Moves

Link Box

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You can use Link Boxes found in dungeons to Link Moves even inside dungeons.

How to Get Link Box

Related Links

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What is Mystery Dungeon? How to Choose Your Starter and Partner How to Use Felicity Bank
How to Raise Your Rank and Rewards What Happens On Game Over? How to Get Rescued Leveling Up at Makuhita Dojo
How to Leave a Dungeon What is Move Growth? Shiny Pokemon and How to Get Them
Strong Foes and Rewards Unrepeatable One-time Events What is a Mystery House?
How to Farm Stat Boost Items Best Items to Sell What Items to Bring to Dungeons
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How to Level Up Fast How to Get Money Fast Dungeon Crawling Guide
How to Grow Moves Fast How to Recruit Pokemon Easily How to Clear Monster Houses
Recommended Settings and Controls Best Linked Moves How to Steal from Kecleon
How Much Money Should I Carry Into Dungeons? What to Buy from Kecleon Shops How to Save Money Using Wigglytuff Orb and Bargain
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Starter Tier List Best Friend Pokemon for the Story Best Moves
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Best Items for Boss Battles Best Equipment Ranking Best Rare Qualities

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6 Anonymousabout 4 years

not even a proper drawback! It's too powerful! Heracross is owning everything. Empowerment Seed = Game Clear

5 Anonymousover 4 years

I was a player of the originals and I though that they will nerf the mult-hit moves in PMDXX. I think its even more powerful because of the move upgrades that are introduced here and the various Rare Qualities


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