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Lightning Field - How To Recruit Raikou Guide

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Check out this walkthrough guide for the Lightning Field in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX for the Switch! Includes Raikou, battle strategies, choices, tips, item locations, and more!

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Lightning Field - How to Unlock & Overview

Come Face-to-Face with Raikou

Come Face-to-Face with Raikou

The Lightning Field is a bonus dungeon that players can explore while going through the Mirage Pokemon arc. Face off and defeat Raikou to unlock the Northwind Field and face off the next legendary Pokemon, Suicune!

Check Out How to Get Legendary Pokemon!

Must Complete Fiery Field to Unlock

Must Complete Fiery Field to Unlock
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In order for you to unlock the Lightning Field, you must first complete the Fiery Field Dungeon! After defeating Entei, a cutscene will trigger that will make the Lightning Field accessible!

Check Out the Fiery Field Guide Here!

B1F ~ B30F (vs. Raikou)

B1F ~ B30F Walkthrough

1Enter the dungeon and head to B30F
2Once you reach B30F, a cutscene will trigger
3Fight and defeat Raikou
4After defeating Raikou, another cutscene will trigger

Lightning Field - Battle Tips

Recommended Level: 45+

Recommended Level 45+
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It is recommended to have Pokemon leveled to at least 45 before taking on this dungeon. It is filled with highly leveled Pokemon, and contains 30 floors which you need to get past. If you do not feel confident, try to level up your Pokemon first!

Check Out How to Level Up Fast Here!

Recommended Type: Ground

Most if not all of the Pokemon that you will be encountering in this dungeon will have the electric type. Use Ground moves to make quick work of enemies.

Focus On Recruiting Pokemon Early

Focus On Recruiting Pokemon Early
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One way you can ensure your survival in the dungeon is to recruit Pokemon early on in the dungeon! A large party size will allow you to deal much more damage, and tank more enemy attacks!

Be On the Lookout For Kecleon Shops

Keep An Eye Out For Kecleon Shops
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Running a little low on supplies? This dungeon may feature a Kecleon Shop! Remember to restock the items you need when you come across the shop— just don't forget to pay!

Check Out the Kecleon Dungeon Shop!

Be Careful of Monster Houses

Be Careful of Monster Houses
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You may also encounter Monster Houses while exploring the dungeon. These rooms may feature tons of items, but will also house several enemies! If you think you're not equipped for the fight, there is no shame in turning away!

How to Beat Raikou

Raikou
TypeElectric
WeaknessGround
OthersPressure
MovesBite, Discharge, Extrasensory, Reflect

Tips to Defeat Raikou

Use Items to Set Up Your Attack

Use Items to Set Up Your Attack
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Before hitting Raikou with any of your moves, use some items to gain the advantage during the fight! Use items like an All Dodge Orb to increase your team's evasiveness, or a Pounce Wand to surround the enemy!

Use Ground Moves For Super Effective Attacks

Use Ground Moves For Super Effective Attacks

Raikou is an electric Pokemon, which means that he is very weak against Ground-type attacks! Using high damage moves such as Earthquake can take out a huge chunk of Raikou's health! Attacks like Mud Bomb are also viable to lower the enemy's accuracy!

Aim to Apply Status Conditions

Aim to Apply Status Conditions
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You can also opt to apply status conditions such as poison or burns! It helps to have as many sources of damage to bring down this tough opponent!

Try to Make Raikou Flinch

Moves such as Bite or Astonish are also useful! These moves make the opponent flinch, making them miss a turn! This is a great way to avoid taking damage from the enemy, and in some cases, can even stun them in place for several turns!

Bring Along Ethers & Elixirs

Bring Along Ethers & Elixirs
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Raikou's Pressure ability can make you spend more PP when using a move! This may cause you to run out of PP in the middle of the fight. Make sure to bring along some Max Ethers or Elixirs to replenish your move's PP when you're in a bind!

How to Recruit Raikou

Not a Guaranteed Recruit

Keep in mind that Raikou is not a guaranteed recruit after you beat him. You may need to revisit this bonus dungeon again and farm him to be able to recruit him.

Check Out How to Recruit Pokemon Here!

Increase Your Recruitment Chances With Friend Bow

Boost your recruitment chances by equipping your party leader with a Friend Bow before battling Raikou. This saves you time and effort as you may have to battle Raikou again for a chance to recruit it.

Check Out The Friend Bow Location Guide Here!

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