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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team
Box artwork for Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue TeamPokémon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team.
Developer(s) Chunsoft
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date(s)
Genre(s) RPG
System(s) Nintendo DS (Blue), Game Boy Advance (Red)
Players 1-2
ESRB: Everyone
Followed by Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness
Series Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
This is the first game in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series. For other games in the series see the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon category.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team is for the Game Boy Advance, whereas Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team is for the Nintendo DS.


The game starts when the player is transformed into a Pokémon, which could be any of 16 Pokémon, chosen by taking a personality quiz. The partner can be one of ten Pokémon, which are one of the starter Pokémon from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation games. The mechanics of the game are that you lead a team of up to three Pokémon through a series of randomly generated dungeons in order to complete objectives, such as finding a particular item or rescuing another Pokémon. Successfully completed missions can advance the plot, and the player will be rewarded with Rescue Points and money or items. During these missions, when you defeat a wild Pokémon there is a chance that they might join your team if you have the requisite Friend Area, bought from Wigglytuff in Pokémon Square. You can recruit wild Pokémon in a dungeon until you either have four Pokémon on your current team, or the combined size of your team is too large.

The game itself focuses on traversing various dungeons in a simple turn-based fashion. Typically the goal for each is to simply clear the dungeon. Occasionally players will receive mail requesting they retrieve a lost Pokémon, deliver an item to a Pokémon in a dungeon, or escort an allied Pokémon, who temporarily joins the party, to another Pokémon in the dungeon. While missions are generally not required, they reward players with useful items and money.

Table of Contents

Getting Started
  • Controls
  • Battle Concepts
  • Game Concepts
  • Starter Pokémon
  • Walkthrough Checklist
  • Items
  • Friend Areas
  • Pokémon Square
  • Action Replay cheats
  • Pokémon Recruits
  • World Map
  • Version exclusive Pokémon
  • Tiny Woods
  • Thunderwave Cave
  • Mt. Steel
  • Sinister Woods
  • Silent Chasm
  • Mt. Thunder
  • Great Canyon
  • Lapis Cave
  • Mt. Blaze
  • Frosty Forest
  • Mt. Freeze
  • Magma Cavern
  • Sky Tower
  • Uproar Forest
  • Howling Forest
  • Stormy Sea
  • Silver Trench
  • Meteor Cave
  • Fiery Field
  • Lightning Field
  • Northwind Field
  • Mt. Faraway
  • Western Cave
  • Northern Range
  • Pitfall Valley
  • Buried Relic
  • Wish Cave
  • Murky Cave
  • Solar Cave
  • Waterfall Pond
  • Joyous Tower
  • Purity Forest
Bonus dungeons
Nintendo events
  • Fantasy Strait
  • Marvelous Sea
  • Oddity Cave
  • Remains Island
Friend Areas
  • Darknight Relic
  • Desert Region
  • Grand Sea
  • Southern Cavern
  • Unown Relic
  • Wyvern Hill
  • Far-off Sea

editPokémon series

General Information: Attack chart · Breeding · Competitive battling · Dual type attack chart · Items · List of Moves · Pokédex

Core: Red/Blue · Yellow · Gold/Silver · Crystal · Ruby/Sapphire · Emerald · FireRed/LeafGreen · Diamond/Pearl · Platinum · HeartGold and SoulSilver

Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team · Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness · Explorers of Sky

Other: Battle Revolution · Battrio · Box: Ruby/Sapphire · Channel · Colosseum · Dash · Hey You, Pikachu! · Melee! Pokémon Scramble · My Pokémon Ranch · Poképark Wii: Pikachu's Big Adventure​ · Pinball · Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire · Puzzle Challenge · Puzzle League · Ranger · Ranger: Shadows of Almia · Snap · Stadium · Stadium 2 · Trading Card Game · Card GB2 · Trozei! · XD: Gale of Darkness

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Up to date as of February 01, 2010

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon


Developer(s) Chunsoft
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Release date November 17, 2005 (JP)

September 18, 2006 (NA)

September 28, 2006 (AUS)

November 10, 2006 (EU)

Genre RPG
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s) ESRB: E
Platform(s) Nintendo DS (Blue)

Gameboy Advance (Red)

Media Cartridge
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

The two versions are mostly identical, with the Blue version taking advantage of the dual-screen features and increased graphical capabilities of the Nintendo DS (thus the team's condition can appear on one screen in Blue while playing in the other, while this screen must be accessed through a menu in Red). The game also begins with six Pokémon exclusive to each version. Unlike other games, however, players may unlock the exclusive Pokémon from the other version through Wonder Mail missions.

As of July 25, 2007, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team has sold 3.08 million copies worldwide.


Plot Summary

The main character wakes up one day to see a Pokémon standing next to him/her, and the Pokémon explains that it has found him/her fainted at that spot of land. He/she is startled to find that he/she has been transformed into a Pokémon, but without any memory of his/her past, except for the fact that he/she is human. In a world devastated by many natural disasters - disasters that have only begun to happen quite recently - he/she is asked for help by a distressed Butterfree, who asks him/her and the other Pokémon for help to find her child, Caterpie, in the nearby Tiny Woods. After the rescue, the player's partner suggests that the two of them should join forces and form a rescue team.

Gameplay and mechanics

The main gameplay mechanic is the Rescue Team. It initially consists of the main character and his or her partner. After a successful battle, other Pokémon have a chance of joining the rescue team if the player owns that Pokémon's "Friend Area." Friend Areas can be acquired through completing certain missions and bought from Wigglytuff in the Pokémon Square. During a mission, the most a player can bring is three Pokémon; the fourth slot is reserved for an escort Pokémon or a fourth Pokémon that wants to join the team. Another factor is team size. Every Pokémon has a body size of one, two, or four. The maximum team size is six, including new recruits, so if the player has a size six team to begin with, he or she cannot recruit any more members.

TV Adaptation


"Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out Of The Gate!" is a 21-minute Pokémon special that is based on Mystery Dungeon. It was first broadcast in the USA on September 8, 2006. In Japan this special was available for watching online as ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 出動ポケモン救助隊ガンバルズ! on the official site from March 23, 2007 until May 14.


The game has gotten mixed reviews. IGN rated the game a "Passable" 6.5, stating that "both the GBA and DS versions are virtually identical, with the exception of a couple of dual screen elements that feel thrown in a minimum level".[2] The game has been criticized for its visuals, with most reviewers stating that the DS version does not improve visual wise on the GBA version. However, Nintendo Power says otherwise, giving a notable 8.5 out of 10.


In March 2007, IGN reported that Chunsoft was developing a second Pokémon game, which like Mystery Dungeon would not be in the main RPG series and would be released in two versions.

In May 2007, Japanese magazine CoroCoro confirmed that the sequel is in the works and released first details: the new versions are Explorers of Time (時の探検, Toki no Tanken?) and Explorers of Darkness (闇の探検, Yami no Tanken?). The new versions include the 107 new Pokémon introduced in Diamond and Pearl. There are 16 starter Pokémon. New game mechanics are introduced. The new versions were released on September 13, 2007 in Japan.

In January 16, 2008, it is announced on Nintendo's 2008 Line-up that the sequel will be released in North America on the second quarter of 2008, under the names Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Darkness

It was released in the US on April 20th, 2008.

External links

  • Nintendo Official site (Japanese)
  • Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Official site (English)
  • Personality Quiz (English)

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