What if you woke up one day, and you were a Pokémon? What if all of the
sudden you find yourself in a NEW world, where you can speak and
interact with other Pokémon? The adventure begins when you and your
partner Pokémon set out on rescue missions in a world ravaged by natural
disasters. But what is your true purpose and destiny in this Pokémon
world? That's the REAL mystery …
An exciting and dramatic story pulls you into an involving world of
Pokémon never seen before
Use various moves and items to complete your rescue missions and
increase your rescue team's reputation
Meet more than 380 Pokémon on your journey. Become friends with them
and call upon them for help whenever you need to
Strategic battles enhance the adventure as you explore deep dungeons
and towering mountains
The contents of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue
Team are about the same, but there are a few differences. There are
several DS-specific features of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon that you'll be
able to enjoy only when playing Blue Rescue Team, such as a dual-screen
view, touch-screen control and wireless connectivity. So, if you've been
waiting to pick up a Nintendo DS, there's no better time than right now.
You come to the rescue!
Many Pokémon are in danger as natural
disasters are devastating the land, and it's up to you, in your new
Pokémon body, to form a rescue team. To find the truth behind all these
disasters, you will need to explore one dank dungeon after the next.
Since there are no trainers around, you will need to lead your team in
battles, but your team members aren't as apt to follow your orders as
they would a trainers. No trainers means no Pokéballs. So, to get other
Pokémon to join your rescue team, you'll need to find ways to coerce
Pokémon to join your side. The more rescues you make, the better your
Rescue Team ranking. Your ranking can influence whether Pokémon agree to
join your group or not.
Journey in the dungeon
Dungeons are unique. Every time you
enter a dungeon, it will have a new, randomly generated map. Item
locations, stairs and enemies will change their location each time you
explore. Don't bother going back and sketching where you found a rare
Pokémon: It won't be there the next time you explore.
If you fail in a dungeon, there are serious consequences. You'll lose
all your money, many of your items and experience you've gained during
your expedition. But don't worry -- just as other Pokémon have called
for your help, you can call for help from other Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
players. They can then go into the dungeon where you met your match to
rescue your party, allowing you to salvage the money, items and
experience you would have lost.
The game system you're using determines your options for how to connect
the game versions. DS gamers can use the wireless mode; GBA users must
use the GBA Game Link Cable. You can always write down and exchange
Wonder Mail using a password system as well.
This is a new kind of Pokémon game, but many things remain the same as
in previous Pokémon RPGs, including the turn-based battles, diversity of
Pokémon and the moves they learn. The game provides all sorts of new
ways to confront your enemies. Your Pokémon still have their traditional
moves, but those moves have new traits that let you customize complex
strategies. You can link together moves and have them all execute in the
same turn! Although these moves cost more points, the turn-saving
combinations radically change how you view combat.
Visit Pokémon Square
After you rescue Pokémon, head to
the Pokémon Square, which serves as a base for your operations. The
Pokémon-shaped buildings house all sorts of shops and services. Once you
establish a base, Pelipper will deliver missions for you to undertake.
You can buy items at the Kecleon Store, and Kangaskhan Storage is a
place that will hold on to your items while you're in a dungeon. If
you're looking to hone your fighting skills, go to Makuhita Dojo to get
in some practice.
More than 380 kinds of Pokémon are available to travel with you, but
first you need to make sure they have a place to stay. For this, you
need to unlock a Friends Areas. You can go to the Wigglytuff Club to buy
entry to a Friends Area. Sometimes you'll earn entry to an area as a
reward or you can meet special Pokémon to unlock their Friends Area.
Once you've earned entry to a Friends Area, you can visit it and talk to
the Pokémon who have joined your party.
Features unique to Nintendo DS
Although there are two similar
versions of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon for both Game Boy Advance and
Nintendo DS, the features of Blue Rescue Team for DS further enhance the
You can control your team and access menus via the touch screen, view
your map in real-time on the top screen and connect wirelessly with
other players who have a copy of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue
Team. Another advantage to having a Nintendo DS is that you can trade
back and forth between Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team by inserting
the two games into the Nintendo DS's two game slots.
Stay tuned for more information on Pokémon Mystery Dungeon as release