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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX — All recruitable Pokémon and where to find them

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You play a Pokémon instead of a Pokémon trainer in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, but the game is still about filling out your Pokédex. The difference is that instead of catching Pokémon using Poké Balls, you'll be recruiting them to join your Rescue Team.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Kinship

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Whenever you defeat a Pokémon in battle in one of the game's dungeons, there's a chance that you'll get a message saying that Pokémon "seemed to develop a kinship" with your team while battling. When that happens, they will ask to tag along for the rest of the adventure. They will help you in combat, though you won't be able to directly control their actions. You can have up to six Pokémon following your team around at once, after which you'll be asked to dismiss one of your new friends if you want to add more. If you've got a bunch of Pokémon you're excited about recruiting, you can dismiss one of your established team members for the dungeon to open up another slot. Pokemon you haven't recruited yet are marked with an ! to make it easier to choose.

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When a Pokémon joins your adventure, you'll learn if they have a Rare Quality and if you have a Rescue Team Camp that they can stay at. If they survive to the end of the dungeon, these Pokémon will ask to join your team, provided you have a compatible Camp. If you don't or you just choose not to recruit them, they will still give you a little Poké as thanks for taking them on a fun adventure. Here is a list of the Pokémon we know can be recruited through combat and where to find them.

Pokedex No.NameLocation
1BulbasaurJoyous Tower
4CharmanderFiery Field
5CharmeleonFiery Field
6CharizardMt. Faraway
7SquirtleWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave
8WartortleNorthwind Field
9BlastoiseMt. Faraway
10CaterpiePurity Forest
11MetapodJoyous Tower
12ButterfreePitfall Valley, Howling Forest
13WeedleOddity Cave, Silent Chasm, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
14KakunaJoyous Tower
15BeedrillSilent Chasm, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
16PidgeyTiny Woods, Pitfall Valley, Purity Forest, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
17PidgeottoMt. Thunder
18PidgeotMt. Blaze, Northern Range, Joyous Tower
19RattataThunderwave Cave, Buried Relic, Wish Cave, Purity Forest, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
20RaticateMagma Cavern, Buried Relic, Pitfall Valley
21SpearowMt. Steel, Pitfall Valley, Purity Forest
22FearowMt. Blaze, Northern Range, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
23EkansWish Cave
24ArbokMagma Cavern, Buried Relic, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
25PikachuLightning Field
26RaichuLightning Field
27SandshrewMagma Cavern, Desert Region, Buried Relic, Joyous Tower
28SandslashMagma Cavern, Desert Region, Joyous Tower
29Nidoran♀Thunderwave Cave, Purity Forest, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
30NidorinaLapis Cave, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
31NidoqueenMagma Cavern, Desert Region, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
32Nidoran♂Oddity Cave, Mt. Thunder
33NidorinoLapis Cave
34NidokingMagma Cavern, Southern Cavern, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
35ClefairyJoyous Tower, Purity Forest, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
36ClefableJoyous Tower
37VulpixFiery Field
38NinetalesMt. Faraway, Northern Range
39JigglypuffWish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
40WigglytuffJoyous Tower, Purity Forest
41ZubatOddity Cave, Lapis Cave, Buried Relic, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
42GolbatLapis Cave, Buried Relic, Wish Cave
43OddishOddity Cave, Sinister Woods, Wyvern Hill, Purity Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
44GloomSilent Chasm, Purity Forest
45VileplumeGreat Canyon, Purity Forest
46ParasOddity Cave, Silent Chasm, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
47ParasectPurity Forest
48VenonatUproar Forest
49VenomothSky Tower, Purity Forest
50DiglettSouthern Cavern, Joyous Tower
51DugtrioSouthern Cavern, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
52MeowthWish Cave
53PersianJoyous Tower
54PsyduckJoyous Tower
55GolduckNorthwind Field
56MankeyUproar Forest
58GrowlitheMt. Thunder, Buried Relic, Mt. Faraway, Purity Forest
59ArcanineMt. Blaze, Mt. Faraway, Purity Forest
60PoliwagSilent Chasm, Waterfall Pond, Northwind Field, Purity Forest, Murky Cave, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
61PoliwhirlWaterfall Pond, Northwind Field, Murky Cave
62PoliwrathWaterfall Pond, Northwind Field, Murky Cave
63AbraBuried Relic, Solar Cave, Western Cave, Wish Cave
64KadabraBuried Relic, Solar Cave, Western Cave, Wish Cave
65AlakazamMt. Faraway
66MachopBuried Relic, Wish Cave
67MachokeBuried Relic, Fiery Field
68MachampBuried Relic, Mt. Faraway
69BellsproutPurity Forest
70WeepinbellPurity Forest
71VictreebellJoyous Tower
72TentacoolGrand Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
73TentacruelGrand Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
74GeodudeMt. Steel, Southern Cavern, Buried Relic, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
75GravelerMagma Cavern, Southern Cavern, Buried Relic, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
76GolemMagma Cavern, Southern Cavern, Buried Relic, Mt. Faraway, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
77PonytaJoyous Tower, Purity Forest, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
78RapidashMt. Blaze, Fiery Field, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Mt. Steel
79SlowpokeGrand Sea, Far-Off Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
80SlowbroGrand Sea, Far-Off Sea, Silver Trench
81MagnemiteLightning Field, Wish Cave
82MagnetonLightning Field
83Farfetch'dSilent Chasm, Pitfall Valley, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
84DoduoGreat Canyon, Pitfall Valley, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
85DodrioNorthern Range
86SeelOddity Cave, Mt. Freeze
87DewgongFar-Off Sea, Silver Trench
88GrimerMagma Cavern, Far-Off Sea, Stormy Sea, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Silver Trench, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
89MukFar-Off Sea, Silver Trench
90ShellderFar-Off Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
91CloysterSilver Trench
92GastlyDarknight Relic, Buried Relic, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
93HaunterDarknight Relic, Buried Relic
94GengarDarknight Relic
95OnixOddity Cave
96DrowzeeBuried Relic, Solar Cave, Western Cave
97HypnoBuried Relic, Solar Cave, Western Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
98KrabbyGrand Sea, Far-Off Sea, Silver Trench
99KinglerGrand Sea, Far-Off Sea, Silver Trench
100VoltorbThunderwave Cave, Oddity Cave
101ElectrodeLightning Field, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Mt. Faraway
102ExeggcuteThunderwave Cave, Howling Forest, Purity Forest, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait, Wyvern Hill
103ExeggutorSinister Woods, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Pitfall Valley
104CuboneSouthern Cavern
105MarowakSouthern Cavern
106HitmonleeBuried Relic, Wish Cave, Purity Forest, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
107HitmonchanBuried Relic, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
108LickitungOddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
109KoffingMagma Cavern, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
110WeezingSky Tower, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
111RhyhornFrosty Forest, Southern Cavern, Buried Relic, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
112RhydonMagma Cavern, Southern Cavern, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
113ChanseyJoyous Tower
114TangelaOddity Cave, Lapis Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
115KangaskhanJoyous Tower
116HorseaGrand Sea, Silver Trench
117SeadraGrand Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
118GoldeenWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave
120StaryuGrand Sea, Silver Trench
121StarmieFar-Off Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench, Grand Sea
122Mr. MimeBuried Relic, Solar Cave, Western Cave, Oddity Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
123ScytherSinister Woods, Pitfall Valley, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
124JynxSolar Cave, Northwind Field, Western Cave
125ElectabuzzMt. Thunder, Wish Cave, Purity Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
126MagmarMagma Cavern, Fiery Field, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
127PinsirMt. Steel, Joyous Tower, Oddity Cave, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
128TaurosGreat Canyon, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
129MagikarpWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave, Marvelous Sea
130GyradosWaterfall Pond
131LaprasFar-Off Sea
132DittoFrosty Forest, Unown Relic, Fiery Field, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Buried Relic
133EveeJoyous Tower
134VaporeonGrand Sea, Far-Off Sea, Northwind Field, Silver Trench
135JolteonLightning Field
136FlareonFiery Field
137PorygonBuried Relic
138OmanyteFar-Off Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
139OmastarFar-Off Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
140KabutoGrand Sea, Silver Trench
141KabutopsGrand Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
142AerodactylSky Tower, Buried Relic, Pitfall Valley, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
147DratiniWyvern Hill, Far-Off Sea, Silver Trench
148DragonairWyvern Hill
149DragoniteGrand Sea, Mt. Thunder
152ChikoritaJoyous Tower
155CyndaquilJoyous Tower
156QuilavaFiery Field
157TyphlosionMt. Faraway, Murky Cave
158TotodileWaterfall Pond, Wyvern Hill
159CroconawNorthwind Field
160FeraligatrMt. Faraway
161SentretOddity Cave, Sinister Woods, Purity Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
162FurretFrosty Forest, Purity Forest
163HoothootSinister Woods, Buried Relic, Northern Range, Purity Forest, Murky Cave
164NoctowlBuried Relic, Northern Range, Lapis Cave
165LedybaOddity Cave, Sinister Woods, Pitfall Valley, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
166LedianSky Tower, Northern Range, Joyous Tower
167SpinarakSilent Chasm, Northern Range, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
168AriadosGreat Canyon, Southern Cavern, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
169CrobatMagma Cavern, Northwind Field
170ChinchouSilver Trench
171LanturnSilver Trench
172PichuJoyous Tower
173CleffaWish Cave, Purity Forest
174IgglybuffJoyous Tower
175TogepiWish Cave, Purity Forest
176TogeticNorthern Range
177NatuSolar Cave, Western Cave, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
178XatuNorthern Range
179MareepLightning Field
180FlaaffyLightning Field, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
181AmpharosBuried Relic, Lightning Field, Purity Forest, Sinister Woods
182BellossomJoyous Tower
183MarillPurity Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
184AzumarillNorthwind Field, Joyous Tower, Mt. Blaze
185SudowoodoSinister Woods, Purity Forest, Desert Region
186PolitoedNorthwind Field
187HoppipPitfall Valley, Purity Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
188SkiploomGreat Canyon, Pitfall Valley, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
189JumpluffWyvern Hill, Northern Range
190AipomUproar Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait, Solar Cave
191SunkernTiny Woods
192SunfloraSinister Woods, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
193YanmaSilent Chasm, Pitfall Valley, Purity Forest
194WooperWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
195QuagsireWaterfall Pond
196EspeonMurky Cave, Remains Island
198MurkrowGreat Canyon, Wish Cave, Purity Forest, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
199SlowkingFar-Off Sea, Silver Trench
200MisdreavusDarknight Relic, Remains Island, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
201UnownUnown Relic
202WobbuffetBuried Relic, Solar Cave, Western Cave, Darknight Relic
203GirafarigSolar Cave, Western Cave
204PinecoMt. Freeze, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
205ForretressSky Tower, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
206DunsparceGreat Canyon, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
207GligarMt. Thunder, Desert Region, Southern Cavern, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
208SteelixMagma Cavern, Mt. Faraway
209SnubbullRemains Island
210GranbullJoyous Tower
211QwilfishGrand Sea, Silver Trench, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
212ScizorSky Tower, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
213ShucklePurity Forest, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait, Southern Cavern
214HeracrossGreat Canyon, Buried Relic, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
215SneaselBuried Relic
216TeddiursaSilent Chasm, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
217UrsaringFiery Field
218SlugmaMt. Blaze, Fiery Field
219MagcargoMagma Cavern, Fiery Field, Mt. Faraway, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
220SwinubSinister Woods, Wish Cave, Purity Forest, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
221PiloswineFrosty Forest, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
222CorsolaGrand Sea, Silver Trench, Far-Off Sea
223RemoraidGrand Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
224OctilleryFar-Off Sea, Silver Trench
225DelibirdNorthwind Field, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
226MantineGrand Sea
227SkarmoryMt. Faraway, Purity Forest
228HoundourSilent Chasm, Howling Forest, Joyous Tower
229HoundoomGreat Canyon, Howling Forest, Joyous Tower
230KingdraFar-Off Sea, Silver Trench
231PhanpyGreat Canyon, Southern Cavern, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
232DonphanSouthern Cavern
233Porygon2Buried Relic, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
234StantlerMt. Thunder, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
235SmeargleWestern Cave
236TyrogueMt. Steel, Buried Relic, Wish Cave, Purity Forest, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
237HitmontopDesert Region, Buried Relic, Wish Cave
238SmoochumBuried Relic, Joyous Tower, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
239ElekidThunderwave Cave, Lightning Field, Purity Forest, Marvelous Sea, Fantasy Strait
240MagbyMt. Blaze, Fiery Field, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Fantasy Strait
241MiltankPurity Forest
242BlisseyJoyous Tower
246LarvitarSouthern Cavern, Fantasy Strait
247PupitarMt. Freeze
248TyranitarMt. Faraway
252TreeckoJoyous Tower
255TorchicJoyous Tower
256CombuskenFiery Field
257BlazikenMt. Faraway
258MudkipWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave
259MarshtompWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave
260SwampertMt. Faraway
261PoochyenaThunderwave Cave, Howling Forest, Purity Forest, Fantasy Strait
262MightyenaFrosty Forest, Howling Forest, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
263ZigzagoonMt. Steel, Purity Forest
264LinooneSinister Woods, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
265WumpleTiny Woods, Purity Forest, Fantasy Strait
266SilcoonSinister Woods
267BeautiflyNorthern Range
268CascoonSinister Woods, Fantasy Strait
269DustoxSilent Chasm, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
270LotadWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave
271LombreWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave
272LudicoloWyvern Hill
273SeedotUproar Forest, Southern Cavern, Fantasy Strait
274NuzleafUproar Forest
275ShiftryBuried Relic, Northwind Field
276TaillowPitfall Valley, Fantasy Strait
277SwellowNorthern Range
278WingullGrand Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
280RaltsWestern Cave, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
281KirliaSolar Cave, Western Cave
282GardevoirJoyous Tower
283SurskitWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave, Fantasy Strait
284MasquerainSky Tower, Waterfall Pond, Pitfall Valley, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Murky Cave
285ShroomishSinister Woods, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Fantasy Strait
286BreloomGreat Canyon, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
287SlakothSinister Woods, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Fantasy Strait
288VigorothMt. Freeze
289SlakingMt. Freeze, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
290NincadaWish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Fantasy Strait
291NinjaskNorthern Range
292ShedinjaDesert Region, Darknight Relic, Buried Relic, Fantasy Strait
293WhismurHowling Forest, Buried Relic, Fantasy Strait
294LoudredHowling Forest
296MakuhitaBuried Relic, Fantasy Strait
297HariyamaMt. Faraway
298AzurillFrosty Forest, Fantasy Strait
299NosepassFrosty Forest, Desert Region, Fantasy Strait
300SkittyJoyous Tower
301DelcattyNorthwind Field
302SableyeDarknight Relic
303MawileMagma Cavern, Buried Relic
304AronMt. Steel, Buried Relic, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
305LaironFrosty Forest, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
307MedititeMt. Steel, Buried Relic, Solar Cave, Western Cave, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
308MedichamBuried Relic, Solar Cave, Western Cave, Wish Cave
309ElectrikeMt. Thunder, Lightning Field, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
310ManectricMt. Thunder, Lightning Field, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
311PlusleThunderwave Cave, Lightning Field, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
312MinunThunderwave Cave, Lightning Field, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
313VolbeatNorthwind Field
314IllumiseLapis Cave, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
315RoseliaUproar Forest
316GulpinBuried Relic
318CarvanhaFar-Off Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
319SharpedoFar-Off Sea, Silver Trench
320WailmerFar-Off Sea, Silver Trench
321WailordFar-Off Sea
322NumelMt. Blaze, Fiery Field, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
323CameruptFiery Field, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
324TorkoalMt. Blaze, Fiery Field, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
325SpoinkHowling Forest, Solar Cave, Western Cave
326GrumpigHowling Forest, Solar Cave, Western Cave
327SpindaWestern Cave, Frosty Forest
328TrapinchSilent Chasm, Desert Region, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
329VibravaSouthern Cavern, Wyvern Hill
330FlygonSky Tower, Southern Cavern, Wyvern Hill, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
331CacneaMt. Thunder, Mt. Freeze, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
332CacturneGreat Canyon, Lightning Field, Purity Forest
333SwabluPitfall Valley, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Mt. Freeze
334AltariaSky Tower, Wyvern Hill, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Fantasy Strait
335ZangooseMt. Freeze, Wish Cave, Purity Forest, Western Cave
336SeviperMt. Freeze, Northern Range, Joyous Tower
337LunatoneSky Tower, Solar Cave, Western Cave, Joyous Tower
338SolrockSky Tower, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
339BarboachWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave
340WhiscashWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave
341CorphishWaterfall Pond, Murky Cave
342CrawdauntNorthwind Field
343BaltoyMt. Steel, Desert Region, Southern Cavern, Wish Cave, Purity Forest
344ClaydolSky Tower, Solar Cave, Western Cave, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
345LileepSilver Trench
346CradilySilver Trench
347AnorithGrand Sea, Far-Off Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
348ArmaldoFar-Off Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
349FeebasWaterfall Pond
351CastformMt. Faraway, Wish Cave, Purity Forest, Murky Cave
352KecleonJoyous Tower
353ShuppetSky Tower, Darknight Relic, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
354BanetteDarknight Relic
355DuskullSky Tower, Darknight Relic
356DusclopsSky Tower, Desert Region, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
357TropiusSky Tower, Lightning Field, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
358ChimechoMt. Freeze, Solar Cave, Western Cave
359AbsolMt. Faraway
360WynautBuried Relic, Solar Cave, Western Cave
361SnoruntFrosty Forest, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
362GlalieMt. Freeze, Mt. Faraway, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
363SphealFar-Off Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
364SealeoFar-Off Sea, Stormy Sea, Silver Trench
365WalreinFar-Off Sea, Silver Trench
366ClamperlFar-Off Sea, Silver Trench
367HuntailSilver Trench
368GorebyssSilver Trench
369RelicanthSilver Trench
370LuvdiscFar-Off Sea, Silver Trench
371BagonLapis Cave, Wyvern Hill, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
372ShelgonMt. Freeze, Wyvern Hill, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
373SalamenceSky Tower, Wyvern Hill, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
374BeldumMt. Steel, Solar Cave, Western Cave, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
375MetangFrosty Forest, Solar Cave, Western Cave, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest
376MetagrossSky Tower, Wish Cave, Joyous Tower, Purity Forest, Silent Chasm
406BudewPurity Forest
424AmbipomGreat Canyon
433ChinglingRemains Island
438BonslySinister Woods, Remains Island (Only appears after you've reached Rescue Team Rank Bronze)
439Mime Jr.Mt. Steel, Wish Cave
440HappinyJoyous Tower
446MunchlaxRemains Island
458MantykeGrand Sea
461WeavileMarvelous Sea
463LickilickyMt. Freeze

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Heracross

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Heracross (Image credit: iMore)

Pokemon that need help

Some Bulletin Board requests have a special reward where the Pokémon who made the request will want to join your team. You'll still need the appropriate Camp, so make sure you buy it before heading out. You may also find Pokémon that have feinted in dungeons. You can revive them by giving them an apple, and they will also want to tag along and join your team after you leave. Both of these are determined randomly and do not obey the typical appearance rules for a dungeon, though they will all be Pokémon that can be acquired normally through battle.

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Absol

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Absol (Image credit: iMore)

Pokémon that are automatically recruited

Some Pokémon will automatically join your team once specific plot points have been reached:

  • Magnetite will join you once you make your first visit to the Wigglytuff Camp Corner.
  • Absol will join your team after you make it through the Heart of the Frosty Forest.

How to recruit Legendary Pokémon

Once you have completed the game's main campaign, you will be able to start recruiting Legendary Pokémon. Each has a specific location and will automatically join your team when defeated. They'll also reward you with a Camp that they can stay at.

Pokedex No.NameLocation
144ArticunoFrosty Forest 14F
145ZapdosMt. Thunder 15F
146MoltresMt. Blaze 15F
150MewtwoWestern Cave 20F
243RaikouLightning Field 30F
244EnteiFiery Field 30F
245SuicuneNorthwind Field 30F
249LugiaSilver Trench 99F
250Ho-OhMt. Faraway 60F
251CelebiPurity Forest 99F
382KyogreStormy Sea 40F
383GroudonMagma Cavern 26F
384RayquazaSky Tower 34F
385JirachiWish Cave 99F
386DeoxysMeteor Cave 20F

Special cases

Some of the Pokémon have more complicated meants of recruitment. * Latios and Latias will be recruited after completing the Northern Range and Pitfall Valley. * Regirock, Regice, and Registeel are encountered on floors 15, 25 and 35 of the Buried Relic, respectively. Defeating each one gives you a component that can be assembled into a Music Box. Once you have the item, you can return to the dungeon and defeat them again to automatically recruit them. * Mew can be encountered randomly between floors 36 and 39 of the Buried Relic if you have the Music Box. Mew may randomly choose to join your team after being defeated.

Questions about recruiting Pokémon?

Do you have questions about recruiting Pokémon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX or know where to find any Pokémon? Tell us in the comments below. Check out our Pokédex for a list of all the Pokémon in the game and read our other Pokémon Mystery Dungeon guides, which should answer other questions you have about the game.

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