Learn how to recruit new Pokemon in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX with this guide. Guide includes necessary conditions for recruit, tips to maximize your chance & more!Learn More Beginner Tip Here
How Do You Recruit Pokemon?
In order for you to recruit Pokemon to your ranks, certain conditions need to be met. Here are few examples of the necessary conditions you should check to maximize your chances of recruiting new Pokemon!
Needs Corresponding Rescue Camp
In order to recruit new Pokemon, you will need to already own a Rescue Camp that your new recruits can reside in. These Rescue Camps (formerly known as Friend Areas in the original version) can be bought at the Wigglytuff Camp Corner in the Pokemon Square, or are acquired through events.Learn More On Pokemon Square Here
Defeat the Pokemon As A Leader
In order to recruit a Pokemon, they will need to be defeated in a battle against your Team's Leader. Note that the Pokemon MUST be defeated by damage from moves (not by DoT or weather damage) and need to be directly adjacent to your Leader when defeated.
Team Must Have Less Than 8 Pokemon
Although your team mainly consists of 3 Pokemon, you can also have up to 5 more extra Pokemon, up to a maximum of 8 Pokemon with you for the trip that you meet along the way. Once you have reached this maximum capacity, you will not be able to recruit new Pokemon until the end of that dungeon.
Recruit Strong Foe Pokemon
You will also be able to recruit Strong Foe Pokemon! However, keep in mind that the chances of recruiting them are very low. You may need to use items to increase your chances of recruiting them!Check Out the Strong Foe Pokemon List!
How Do I Get Better My Chance Of Recruiting?
Level Up Your Leader
The chances of you successfully being able to recruit Pokemon depends on your Team Leader's level. Level up your Team Leader as much as you can to increase your chance to successfully recruiting new Pokemon. Consider revisiting the dungeon after progressing in the game as well!Learn How To Level Fast at Makuhita Dojo
Equip Friend Bow
Equipping your leader with the Friend Bow item will give you a small boost to your chance of being able to recruit new Pokemon. If you are having trouble recruiting certain Pokemon, try using this method if you fail to catch Pokemon after leveling your Leader.
Found In Solar Cave B20F
The Friend Bow can be found in the B20F of Solar Cave. You can only access this dungeon after clearing the game.Check Out The Friend Bow Guide Here!