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.
|Camp||Pokémon||How to Unlock|
|Aged Chamber AN||Unown A-N||Purchase for 9,000 Poké|
|Aged Chamber O?||Unown O-?||Purchase for 9,000 Poké|
|Ancient Relic||Aerodactyl, Baltoy, Claydol, Regirock, Regice, Registeel||Purchase for 700 Poké|
|Beau Plains||Bulbasaur, Ivysaur, Venusaur, Chikorita, Bayleef, Meganium, Hoppip, Skiploom, Jumpluff, Tailow, Swellow, Roselia, Budew, Roserade||Choose Bulbasaur as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 2,700 Poké|
|Boulder Cave||Diglett, Dugtrio, Onix, Steelix||Purchase for 700 Poké|
|Bountiful Sea||Tentacool, Tentacruel, Slowpoke, Slowbro, Slowking, Shellder, Cloyster, Staryu, Starmie||Purchase for 9,000 Poké|
|Crater||Magby, Magmar, Slugma, Macargo, Numel, Camerupt, Torkoal, Magmortar||Purchase for 5,000 Poké|
|Cryptic Cave||Mewtwo||Reward for recruiting Mewtwo|
|Darkness Ridge||Vulpix, Ninetales, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavous, Sneasel, Sableye, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Asbol, Mismagius, Weaville, Dusknoir||Purchase for 800 Poké|
|Decrepit Lab||Abra, Kadabra, Alakazam, Mr. Mime, Ditto, Porygon, Porygon2, Mime Jr., Porygon-Z||Purchase for 6,000 Poké|
|Deepsea Current||Lugia||Reward for recruiting Lugia|
|Deepsea Floor||Omanyte, Omastar, Kabuto, Kabutops, Chinchou, Lanturn, Lileep, Cradily, Clamperl, Huntail, Gorebyss, Relicanth||Purchase for 9,000 Poké|
|Dragon Cave||Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence||Purchase for 3,000 Poké|
|Echo Cave||Zubat, Golbat, Crobat, Whynaut, Wobbuffet, Dunsparce, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Mawile, Probopass||Purchase for 2,700 Poké|
|Enclosed Island||Deoxys||Reward for recruiting Deoxys|
|Evolution Forest (Previously Transform Forest)||Eevee, Vaporeon, Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon, Glaceon, Sylveon||Choose Eevee as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 9,000 Poké|
|Final Island||Mew||Purchase for 9,000 Poké post storyline|
|Flyaway Forest||Pidgey, Pidgeotto, Pidgeot, Hoothoot, Noctowl, Togepi, Togetic, Natu, Xatu, Murkrow, Swablu, Altaria, Honkrow, Togekiss||Purchase for 500 Poké|
|Frigid Cavern||Smoochum, Jynx, Swinub, Piloswine, Delibird, Snorunt, Glalie, Mamoswine, Frostlass||Purchase for 800 Poké|
|Gourd Swamp (previously Peanut Swamp)||Wooper, Quagsire, Mudkip, Marshtomp, Swampert, Barboach, Whiscash||Choose Mudkip as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 9000 Poké|
|Healing Forest||Celebi||Reward for recruiting Celebi|
|Ice Floe Beach||Seel, Dewgong, Spheal, Sealeo, Walren||Purchase for 6,000 Poké|
|Jungle||Oddish, Gloom, Vileplume, Bellossom, Bellsprout, Weepinbell, Victreebel, Exeggcute, Exeggutor, Tangela, Sunkern, Sunflora, Tropius, Tangrowth||Purchase for 500 Poké|
|Legendary Island||Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres||Reward for recruiting the Legendary Birds|
|Magnetic Quarry||Beldum, Metang, Metagross||Purchase for 700 Poké|
|Mt. Cleft||Charmander, Charmeleon, Charizard, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Aron, Lairon, Aggron||Choose Charmander as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 700 Poké|
|Mt. Discipline||Machop, Machoke, Machamp, Hitmonlee, Hitmonchan, Tyrogue, Hitmontop, Makuhita, Hariyama, Meditite, Medicham, Riolu, Lucario||Choose 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, Gliscor||Choose Cubone as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 700 Poké|
|Mt. Moonview||Cleffa, Clefairy, Clefable, Lunatone, Solrock, Jirachi||7,000 Poké|
|Mushroom Forest||Paras, Parasect, Seedot, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Shroomish, Breloom||Purchase for 800 Poké|
|Mystic Lake||Lapras, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite||Purchase for 2,500 Poké|
|Overgrown Forest||Scyther, Scizor, Pinsir, Sudowoodo, Heracross, Treecko, Grovyle, Sceptile, Kecleon, Bonsly||Choose Treecko as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 700 Poké|
|Poison Swamp||Gimer, Muk, Koffing, Weezing, Gulpin, Swalot||Purchase for 7000 Poké post storyline|
|Power Plant||Magnemite, Magneton, Voltorb, Electrode, Elekid, Electabuzz, Magnezone, Electivire||Reward for opening Wigglytuff Camp Corner|
|Rainbow Peak||Ho-Oh||Reward for recruiting Ho-Oh|
|Ravaged Field||Spearow, Fearow, Skarmory, Houndour, Houndoom||Purchase for 700 Poké|
|Rub-a-dub River||Goldeen, Seaking, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Volbeat, Illumise||Choose Totodile as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 3,000 Poké|
|Sacred Field||Raikou, Entei, Suicune||Reward for recruiting the Legendary Beasts|
|Safari||Nidoran♀, Nidorina, Nidoqueen, Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking, Doduo, Dodrio, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Kangaskhan, Tauros, Phanpy, Donphan, Miltank, Rhyperior||Purchase for 600 Poké|
|Scorched Plains||Growlithe, Arcanine, Ponyta, Rapidash, Cyndaquil, Quilava, Typhlosion, Torchic, Combusken, Blaziken||Choose Cyndaquil or Torchic as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 700 Poké|
|Seafloor Cave||Kyogre||Reward for recruiting Kyogre|
|Secretive Forest||Venonat, Venomoth, Spinarak, Ariados, Pineco, Forretress, Nincada, Ninjask, Shedinja||Purchase for 900 Poké|
|Serene Sea||Qwilfish, Mantine, Wailmer, Wailord, Mantyke||Purchase for 9,000 Poké|
|Shallow Beach||Krabby, Kingler, Corsola, Wingull, Pelipper||Purchase for 9,000 Poké|
|Sky-Blue Plains||Igglybuff, Jigglypuff, Wigglytuff, Lickitung, Girafarig, Snubull, Granbull, Smeargle, Chansey, Blissey, Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Happiny, Lickilicky, Gallade||Reward for a Rescue Job|
|Southern Island||Latias, Latios||Reward for recruiting Latios and Latias|
|Stratos Lookout||Rayquaza||Reward for recruiting Rayquaza|
|Stump Forest (Previously Mist-Rise Forest)||Caterpie, Metapod, Butterfree, Weedle, Kakuna, Beedrill, Ledyba, Ledian, Yanma, Wurmple, Silcoon, Beautifly, Cascoon, Dustox, Yanmega||Reward for opening Wigglytuff Camp Corner|
|Tadpole Pond||Poliwag, Poliwhirl, Poliwrath, Politoad, Lotad, Lombre, Ludicolo, Surskit, Masquerain||Purchase for 900 Poké|
|Thunder Crag (Previously Thunder Meadow)||Sentret, Furret, Mareep, Flaffy, Ampharos, Electrike, Manectric, Plusle, Minun, Castform, Chimecho, Chingling||Purchase for 600 Poké|
|Treasure Sea||Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Remoraid, Octillery, Carvanha, Sharpedo, Anorith, Armaldo, Luvdisc||Purchase for 9,000 Poké|
|Turtleshell Pond||Squirtle, Wartortle, Balstoise, Psyduck, Golduck, Azurill, Marill, Azumarill, Corphish, Crawdaunt||Choose 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, Munchlax||Choose Pikachu, Meowth, or Skitty as Starter or Partner Pokémon, or Purchase for 800 Poké|
|Volcanic Pit||Groudon||Reward for recruiting Groudon|
|Waterfall Lake||Magikarp, Gyarados, Feebas, Milotic||Purchase for 9,000 Poké|
|Wild Plains||Rattata, Raticate, Ekans, Arbok, Farfetch'd, Drowzee, Hypno, Poochyena, Mightyena, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Zangoose, Seviper||Reward for opening Wiggltuff Camp Corner|
|Withering Desert (previously Furnace Desert)||Sandshrew, Sandslash, Trapinch, Vibrava, Flygon, Cacnea, Cacturne||Purchase 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.
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