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Frosty Forest - How To Recruit Articuno Guide

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Check out this walkthrough guide for Frosty Forest (revisit) in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX for the Switch! Includes Articuno battle strategies, tips, item locations, and more!

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Frosty Forest (Revisit) - How To Unlock & Overview

Encounter Ice Legendary Articuno In Dungeon

Encounter Ice Legendary Articuno In Dungeon

When you go back and revisit Frosty Forest, head to the top of the 14 floors to encounter the legendary Ice-type Pokemon Articuno!

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Complete Main Story & Revisit Dungeon

Complete Main Story & Revisit Dungeon

To be able to revisit and encounter Articuno again, you need to finish the main story of the game. Then, go back to Frosty Forest and go through the dungeon until you reach Articuno.

Check Out the Main Story Walkthrough!

1F ~ 13F (vs. Articuno)

1F ~ 13F Walkthrough

1Enter Frosty Forest and go up til you reach 14F
2Defeat Articuno

Frosty Forest (Revisit) - Battle Tips

Recommended Level: 55+

When you revisit Frosty Forest, the Pokemon will have higher levels and Articuno will be at level 50. Having a party at level 55 or above will make it easier for you to go through the dungeon.

Recommended Pokemon: Fire, Steel, Rock

Most of the Pokemon in Frosty Forest will be Ice or Metal-types, save for the occasional others. Make sure to have a Fire, Steel, or Rock Pokemon in your party to bring these Pokemon down fast.

Save Fainted Pokemon To Add To Party

Save Fainted Pokemon To Add To Party

You may encounter fainted Pokemon in different floors. Add to your party so you have more damage dealers in the dungeon and during the Articuno fight by giving these fainted Pokemon an Apple!

Beware Of Strong Foe Pokemon

Beware Of Strong Foe Pokemon

The "strong foe" Pokemon you'll encounter in Frosty Forest is Spinda. Having a Pokemon that can do Fighting-type attacks will deal bigger damage to this Pokemon so have one in your party.

Check Out Strong Foe Pokemon List!

How To Beat Articuno

How To Beat Articuno
TypeIce, Flying
WeaknessFire, Steel, Electric, Rock
AbilityPressure
MovesReflect, Freeze-Dry, Mist, Blizzard

Tips To Defeat Articuno

Lessens Physical Damage With Reflect

Lessens Physical Damage With Reflect

Articuno has an annoying move called "Reflect" that raises its defense against physical attacks. Make use of Sp. Atk moves when this move has been used.

Use Electric Moves To Paralyze

Use Electric Moves To Paralyze

Articuno has a weakness to Electric-type moves so make sure to use them. You can also cause Paralysis, stunting its attacks, so bring an Electric Pokemon to this fight.

Blizzard & Freeze-Dry Have Wide Damage

Blizzard Has Wide Range Damage

When Articuno uses its Blizzard or Freeze-Dry move, they'll hit most of the Pokemon in your party. These moves can also Freeze your Pokemon, making them vulnerable to attacks.

Pressure Causes PP To Drain Faster

Pressure Causes PP To Drain Faster

Articuno will have an innate Ability called "Pressure" that will cause moves to use up more PP. Equip Efficient Bandannas or use Max Ethers to negate this effect.

How To Recruit Articuno

Can Recruit After Battle

Can Recruit After Battle

After defeating Articuno in the Frosty Forest, you have a small chance of being able to recruit this legendary Pokemon. Have Squad Up or Friendly as a Rare Quality or have a Friend Bow to up your chances of recruitment.

Check Out How To Recruit Pokemon!

Has Its Own Rescue Camp

Even if you have no extra space in your party or don't have the Rescue Camp for Articuno, it'll still come home once it gets recruited. They make their own Rescue Camp when you recruit it.

Check Out Rescue Camp Guide Here!

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