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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX - All Rescue Team Camps

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is here, and though this game is technically a remake of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team for Gameboy Advance and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team for Nintendo DS, there's plenty of new features and changes in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. One of the things that looks a bit different are the Rescue Team Camps, formerly known as Friend Areas.

What are Rescue Team Camps?

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, you don't just capture any Pokémon you come across in battle. Because you are playing as a Pokémon yourself (or a person who mysteriously woke up in the body of a Pokémon anyways,) Pokémon who join your team only do so if you are able to impress them. This can only be done if you have the right Rescue Team Camps. Rescue Team Camps are what used to be known as Friend Areas and they feature Pokémon you've encountered in Mystery Dungeons. Some of the names have changed and they might work a little different, but the basic concept is the same: once you've unlocked a Rescue Team Camp, Pokémon you've encountered can show up there to be recruited for your Rescue Team.

Which Pokémon come from which Rescue Team Camps?

We currently know of 57 Rescue Camps. Some of them are unlocked based on your Starter Pokémon, while others can be purchased at the Wigglytuff Camp Corner (what used to be known as the Wigglytuff Club,) and others still can only be unlocked by completing certain parts of the story. While you can give the Pokémon you've recruited Gummi's at the Rescue Team Camps, the most important thing you can do here is recruit new Pokémon to your Rescue Team. However, you can only recruit specific Pokémon at specific camps and the camps have to be unlocked first.

CampPokémonHow to Unlock
Aged Chamber ANUnown A-NPurchase for 9,000 Poké
Aged Chamber O?Unown O-?Purchase for 9,000 Poké
Ancient RelicAerodactyl, Baltoy, Claydol, Regirock, Regice, RegisteelPurchase for 700 Poké
Beau PlainsBulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Tailow, Swellow, Roselia, Budew, RoseradeChoose Bulbasaur as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 2,700 Poké
Boulder CaveDiglett, Dugtrio, Onix, SteelixPurchase for 700 Poké
Bountiful SeaTentacool, Tentacruel, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Shellder, Cloyster, Staryu, StarmiePurchase for 9,000 Poké
CraterMagby, Magmar, Slugma, Macargo, Numel, Camerupt, Torkoal, MagmortarPurchase for 5,000 Poké
Cryptic CaveMewtwoReward for recruiting Mewtwo
Darkness RidgeVulpix, Ninetales, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavous, Sneasel, Sableye, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Asbol, Mismagius, Weaville, DusknoirPurchase for 800 Poké
Decrepit LabAbra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Mr. Mime, Ditto, Porygon, Porygon2, Mime Jr., Porygon-ZPurchase for 6,000 Poké
Deepsea CurrentLugiaReward for recruiting Lugia
Deepsea FloorOmanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Chinchou, Lanturn, Lileep, Cradily, Clamperl, Huntail, Gorebyss, RelicanthPurchase for 9,000 Poké
Dragon CaveBagon, Shelgon, SalamencePurchase for 3,000 Poké
Echo CaveZubat, Golbat, Crobat, Whynaut, Wobbuffet, Dunsparce, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Mawile, ProbopassPurchase for 2,700 Poké
Enclosed IslandDeoxysReward for recruiting Deoxys
Evolution Forest (Previously Transform Forest)Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, SylveonChoose Eevee as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 9,000 Poké
Final IslandMewPurchase for 9,000 Poké post storyline
Flyaway ForestPidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Togepi, Togetic, Natu, Xatu, Murkrow, Swablu, Altaria, Honkrow, TogekissPurchase for 500 Poké
Frigid CavernSmoochum, Jynx, Swinub, Piloswine, Delibird, Snorunt, Glalie, Mamoswine, FrostlassPurchase for 800 Poké
Gourd Swamp (previously Peanut Swamp)Wooper, Quagsire, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Barboach, WhiscashChoose Mudkip as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 9000 Poké
Healing ForestCelebiReward for recruiting Celebi
Ice Floe BeachSeel, Dewgong, Spheal, Sealeo, WalrenPurchase for 6,000 Poké
JungleOddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela, Sunkern, Sunflora, Tropius, TangrowthPurchase for 500 Poké
Legendary IslandArticuno, Zapdos, MoltresReward for recruiting the Legendary Birds
Magnetic QuarryBeldum, Metang, MetagrossPurchase for 700 Poké
Mt. CleftCharmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Aron, Lairon, AggronChoose Charmander as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 700 Poké
Mt. DisciplineMachop, Machoke, Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Tyrogue, Hitmontop, Makuhita, Hariyama, Meditite, Medicham, Riolu, LucarioChoose Machop as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 700 Poké
Mt. Green (previously Mt. Deepgreen)Geodude, Graveler, Golem, Cubone, Marowak, Gligar, Shuckle, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Spoink, Grumpig, Spinda, GliscorChoose Cubone as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 700 Poké
Mt. MoonviewCleffa, Clefairy, Clefable, Lunatone, Solrock, Jirachi7,000 Poké
Mushroom ForestParas, Parasect, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Shroomish, BreloomPurchase for 800 Poké
Mystic LakeLapras, Dratini, Dragonair, DragonitePurchase for 2,500 Poké
Overgrown ForestScyther, Scizor, Pinsir, Sudowoodo, Heracross, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Kecleon, BonslyChoose Treecko as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 700 Poké
Poison SwampGimer, Muk, Koffing, Weezing, Gulpin, SwalotPurchase for 7000 Poké post storyline
Power PlantMagnemite, Magneton, Voltorb, Electrode, Elekid, Electabuzz, Magnezone, ElectivireReward for opening Wigglytuff Camp Corner
Rainbow PeakHo-OhReward for recruiting Ho-Oh
Ravaged FieldSpearow, Fearow, Skarmory, Houndour, HoundoomPurchase for 700 Poké
Rub-a-dub RiverGoldeen, Seaking, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Volbeat, IllumiseChoose Totodile as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 3,000 Poké
Sacred FieldRaikou, Entei, SuicuneReward for recruiting the Legendary Beasts
SafariNidoran♀, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Doduo, Dodrio, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Kangaskhan, Tauros, Phanpy, Donphan, Miltank, RhyperiorPurchase for 600 Poké
Scorched PlainsGrowlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Torchic, Combusken, BlazikenChoose Cyndaquil or Torchic as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 700 Poké
Seafloor CaveKyogreReward for recruiting Kyogre
Secretive ForestVenonat, Venomoth, Spinarak, Ariados, Pineco, Forretress, Nincada, Ninjask, ShedinjaPurchase for 900 Poké
Serene SeaQwilfish, Mantine, Wailmer, Wailord, MantykePurchase for 9,000 Poké
Shallow BeachKrabby, Kingler, Corsola, Wingull, PelipperPurchase for 9,000 Poké
Sky-Blue PlainsIgglybuff, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Lickitung, Girafarig, Snubull, Granbull, Smeargle, Chansey, Blissey, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Happiny, Lickilicky, GalladeReward for a Rescue Job
Southern IslandLatias, LatiosReward for recruiting Latios and Latias
Stratos LookoutRayquazaReward for recruiting Rayquaza
Stump Forest (Previously Mist-Rise Forest)Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Wurmple, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, YanmegaReward for opening Wigglytuff Camp Corner
Tadpole PondPoliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Politoad, Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Surskit, MasquerainPurchase for 900 Poké
Thunder Crag (Previously Thunder Meadow)Sentret, Furret, Mareep, Flaffy, Ampharos, Electrike, Manectric, Plusle, Minun, Castform, Chimecho, ChinglingPurchase for 600 Poké
Treasure SeaHorsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Remoraid, Octillery, Carvanha, Sharpedo, Anorith, Armaldo, LuvdiscPurchase for 9,000 Poké
Turtleshell PondSquirtle, Wartortle, Balstoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Azurill, Marill, Azumarill, Corphish, CrawdauntChoose Squirtle or Psyduck as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 6,000 Poké
Vibrant Forest (previously Energetic Forest)Pichu, Pikachu, Raichu, Meowth, Persian, Mankey, Primeape, Snorlax, Aipom, Stantler, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Skitty, Delcatty, Ambipom, MunchlaxChoose Pikachu, Meowth, or Skitty as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 800 Poké
Volcanic PitGroudonReward for recruiting Groudon
Waterfall LakeMagikarp, Gyarados, Feebas, MiloticPurchase for 9,000 Poké
Wild PlainsRattata, Raticate, Ekans, Arbok, Farfetch'd, Drowzee, Hypno, Poochyena, Mightyena, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Zangoose, SeviperReward for opening Wiggltuff Camp Corner
Withering Desert (previously Furnace Desert)Sandshrew, Sandslash, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Cacnea, CacturnePurchase for 900 Poké

Questions about Rescue Team Camps?

Do you have questions about Rescue Team Camps in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX? Drop us a comment below and be sure to check out our Complete Pokédex, as well as our other Pokémon Mystery Dungeon guides so you too can become a Pokémon Master!

Casian Holly has been writing about gaming at iMore since 2019, but their real passion is Pokémon. From the games to the anime, cards and toys, they eat, sleep, and breathe all things Pokémon. You can check out their many Pokémon Go and Pokémon Sword and Shield guides and coverage here on iMore.