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Mt. Faraway - How To Recruit Ho-oh
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Mt. Faraway - How To Recruit Ho-oh

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Check out this walkthrough guide for Mt. Faraway in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX for the Switch! Includes Ho-oh, battle strategies, choices, tips, item locations, and more!

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Mt. Faraway - How To Unlock & Overview

Encounter the Rainbow Pokemon

Encounter the Legendary Rainbow Pokemon

Mt. Faraway is home to the maker of rainbows in the sky: Ho-oh! If you reach the top floor of this dungeon, you will have the chance to fight, and possibly recruit this majestic and legendary Pokemon!

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Unlocked After Completing Northwind Field

Unlocked After Completing Northwind Field

This dungeon is unlocked by completing Northwind Field. Defeating Suicune will trigger a cutscene that will then allow you to access Mt. Faraway!

Check Out Northwind Field Here!

1F ~ 60F (vs. Ho-oh)

1F ~ 60F Walkthrough

1Enter the dungeon, and fight your way to the 60F
2A cutscene will play once you reach 60F
3Fight and defeat Ho-oh

Mt. Faraway Dungeon Battle Tips

Recommended Level: 50+

It is recommended to take on this dungeon when you are at least level 50. This dungeon features 60 floors, and will put you and your team to the test. If you feel like you need more training, you should farm some more Exp to prepare yourself!

Check Out How to Level Up Fast Here!

Features a Variety of Pokemon

Features a Variety of Pokemon

Mt. Faraway has a wide variety of Pokemon that inhabit its floors. It would be best to start out and recruit different Pokemon types in order to be ready and adapt to several situations!

Bring Apples to Fill Your Belly

Exploring this long dungeon will surely empty your belly. When this happens, you will take damage while exploring. Make sure to keep your belly filled by eating apples in order to explore further into Mt. Faraway!

How to Beat Ho-oh

Ho-oh
TypeFire, Flying
WeaknessWater, Electric, Rock
OtherPressure
MovesFire Blast, Sacred Fire, Whirlwind, TBD

Tips to Beat Ho-oh

Cataclysm Occurs During Fight

Cataclysm Occurs During Fight
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At the start of the fight, a Cataclysm will occur. Whenever Ho-oh is bathed in light, there is a chance for it to restore some of its health each turn, and status effects will be healed! Ho-oh will be bathed in light for the whole fight!

Use Water, Electric, & Rock Attacks

Use Water, Electric, & Rock Attacks
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Ho-oh is a fire-flying type Pokemon. It is weak to Water, Electric, and Rock attacks. While all three are viable ways to deal super effective damage, it is recommended to use Electric to have the chance to apply the parayzed effect, making Ho-oh lose a turn!

Counter Pressure With Ethers & Elixirs

Ho-oh's Pressure ability will have you burning through your effective move's PP in a few uses! In order to counteract this, you should bring some Max Ethers, and Elixirs to restore your lost PP, and continue the attack!

Use a Pounce Wand to Counter Whirlwind

Use Pounce Wand To Counter Whirlwind
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Ho-oh will sometimes scatter your team around the map using his Whirlwind move. Getting back in position can make you waste several turns. However, using a Pounce Wand will instantly place you close to him again!

How to Recruit Ho-oh

Defeat to Recruit

Defeat to Recruit

Defeating Ho-oh for the first time will automatically recruit him to your rescue team! There is no need to do multiple runs of this dungeon!

Comes With Own Camp

If you do not have enough space in your Rescue Camps, there is no need to worry! Ho-oh will come with his own Rescue Camp: Rainbow Peak!

Check Out Rescue Camps Here!

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