Media alert

12/02/2020

Exciting New Details Revealed for Upcoming Title Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, and Pokémon HOME available now for Nintendo Switch and Mobile Devices

London, UK – 12 February 2020 – The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo shared new information about Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX for Nintendo Switch.

The game, set to launch on 6 March 2020, revisits the classic Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team, which were originally released in Europe in 2006.

In this game set in a world inhabited only by Pokémon, players will start their adventures by taking a personality test. They will wake up in the body of a Pokémon—either the one assigned to them based on their answers to the test or one chosen by the player. Throughout their adventures, players will encounter Pokémon who will join their rescue team to help other Pokémon who find themselves in trouble in different mystery dungeons. But players will need to be careful—each time they enter a mystery dungeon, the layout will be different!

Here are some tips to explore mystery dungeons.

Teams
Players can set out on adventures with teams of up to three Pokémon, and they can have multiple teams. Players should try to choose the team best suited for the dungeon they are exploring, keeping in mind the types of Pokémon they are likely to encounter in that dungeon. Pokémon who join players’ teams can stay in rescue team camps. Players can also change which Pokémon is the leader of their teams.
Throughout players’ adventures, they should try to obtain Rainbow Gummis and DX Gummis! These items can give Pokémon useful capabilities known as rare qualities. Rare qualities will have a positive effect on all rescue team members in a dungeon, helping players explore the area. Look out for rare Pokémon that have a rare quality from the start!

Battles
Like the main series Pokémon games, Pokémon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX can learn up to four moves that they can use to attack enemies, heal their party or apply some other special effects. Moves can also have different types and ranges.
But players shouldn’t forget to use items in battles, too! For example, Blast Seeds deal big damage after Pokémon eat them, while Gravelerocks can be used to attack from a distance, and Oran Berries can help Pokémon recover some HP. As with the layout of the dungeons, the kinds of items that appear and their locations will change each time players enter a dungeon.

Encounters
As players journey through Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, they can encounter over four hundred Pokémon—including Pokémon that can Mega Evolve! Keep an eye out for Lucario, too! Once a member of a legendary rescue team that was said to be the strongest of all, this Pokémon now plays an active part in the game.

In Pokémon Square, players will meet a lot of Pokémon with personalities of their own.

  • The elder Whiscash will tell players all about this world’s legends and tales.
  • Snubbull, with his kind and upbeat personality, always says whatever he is thinking.
  • Young Caterpie looks up to the player and dreams of someday joining a rescue team.
  • There’s also the emotional Lombre, who cheers up his friends.
Players will also meet other rescue teams.
  • Team ACT, a powerful Gold Rank rescue team, is made up of Alakazam, Charizard and Tyranitar.
  • A rescue team in name only, Team Meanies is formed by Gengar, Medicham and Ekans, and they’re up to no good.
  • The greedy Team Shifty, led by Shiftry, only accepts jobs that pay a lot of money.
  • Firefighters Blastoise, Feraligatr and Swampert form Team Hydro and are putting their Pokémon type to use.
Early game missions
Early in the adventure, players will be approached by Pokémon requiring their help. Among them are Dugtrio and Jumpluff.
  • Dugtrio’s son, Diglett, has been taken by Skarmory and needs to be rescued. Set out for Mt. Steel to save Diglett!
  • Shiftry, who reluctantly accepted the job to rescue Jumpluff’s friend stuck between some rocks, hasn’t returned from the mission yet. Why won’t the wind blow—and why hasn’t Shiftry come back? Head for the canyon to find out!

A sneak peek at Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is available now via a demo from Nintendo eShop.
The demo version of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is available now for download at no cost from Nintendo eShop. Aside from being able to play the early part of the story in this demo version, players will also be able to carry demo save data over to the full version when it releases on 6 March 2020. At the same time, fans can also preload Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX from Nintendo eShop.

For more information about Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, please visit Pokemon.co.uk/MysteryDungeon.

Pokémon HOME available now for Nintendo Switch and mobile devices
Today The Pokémon Company International also announced that Pokémon HOME, a cloud service designed as a place where all Pokémon can gather, is now available on the Nintendo Switch system, the App Store, and Google Play.

Pokémon HOME enables Trainers to take Pokémon from linked Pokémon series games, deposit them in Pokémon Boxes in the cloud, and move them around to other linked (and compatible) games.[1] Also, by linking the same Nintendo Account to both versions of Pokémon HOME—the Nintendo Switch version and the mobile-device version—fans can access the same Pokémon Boxes from both hardware platforms. The Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME supports connectivity with the Nintendo Switch games Pokémon Sword, Pokémon Shield, Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu!, and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee! Both the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME and the mobile-device version of Pokémon HOME support connectivity with the Nintendo 3DS software Pokémon Bank.[2]
 
To commemorate the release of Pokémon HOME, Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter will be available at no cost from Wednesday, February 12, to Thursday, March 12.  Trainers will be able to gather Pokémon from various Pokémon series games using Pokémon Bank and Poké Transporter. Once they have their Pokémon in Pokémon Bank, Trainers will then be able to move the Pokémon to Pokémon HOME if they have a paid Premium Plan in Pokémon HOME.
 
For more information about Pokémon HOME, please visit https://home.pokemon.com/en-gb/.
 
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About Pokémon
The Pokémon Company International, a subsidiary of The Pokémon Company in Japan, manages the property outside of Asia and is responsible for brand management, licensing, marketing, the Pokémon Trading Card Game, the animated TV series, home entertainment and the official Pokémon website. Pokémon was launched in Japan in 1996 and today is one of the most popular children’s entertainment properties in the world. For more information, please visit www.pokemon.co.uk.
 
About Nintendo:
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch home console and Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including the Nintendo Switch™ and Nintendo 3DS family of systems, including New Nintendo 3DS™, New Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo 3DS XL™, Nintendo 2DS™, as well as Nintendo DS™, Nintendo DSi™, Nintendo DSi XL™, Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™.  A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.
 
1  There may be restrictions that apply to certain Pokémon.
2  There may be restrictions that apply to moving certain Pokémon. Compatibility with Pokémon titles for Nintendo Switch is limited to the Nintendo Switch version of Pokémon HOME.