Press release



The enhanced reimagining of the popular 2006 Pokémon games launches today!

London, UK – 6 March 2020 – The Pokémon Company International and Nintendo announced today that Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is now available exclusively on Nintendo Switch™ systems. This title can be played in any mode on Nintendo Switch—TV mode, tabletop mode, or handheld mode.

The game 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, and includes new characters and new gameplay features.

Adventure with over four hundred Pokémon

Have encounters with Pokémon such as:

  • Articuno, Zapdos and Moltres – these Legendary Pokémon will reveal themselves to the players after noticing unusual occurrences in the world.
  • Strong foes – these enemies have a crown symbol displayed above their heads. Players will be able to check the strong foes they will be facing before entering a dungeon, allowing them to prepare thoroughly for the encounter. Strong foes can also be Shiny Pokémon and might even join the players’ teams.

Get help if you faint

Players can build a new rescue team from Pokémon staying in camps, but that’s not the only way for a player to rescue their team members who have been defeated in a dungeon. Alternatively, a player can send a rescue request to another player. After accepting the request, the other player can go and rescue the team that has fainted. Players who have rescued another rescue team will receive in-game rewards.

Players who have previously played the demo version of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX on their Nintendo Switch systems will be able to carry demo save data over to the full version.
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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
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.