How to recruit Entei, Raikou & Suicune in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX

Published: 10/Mar/2020 18:33

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Generation II’s Legendary dogs Entei, Raikou, and Suicune are available for recruitment in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX on Nintendo Switch – but it’s a complicated process. Luckily, we’ve got everything you need to know.

DX was released onto the Switch on March 6 by The Pokemon Company and Nintendo, and saw the 2005 Mystery Dungeon title remade and brought to the modern day. Not only did it introduce new features such as Mega Evolutions and Auto Mode, it also brought old ones back too.

One such reappearance is the inclusion of Legendary monsters and the ability to add them to your rescue team. Entei, Suicune, and Raikou are just three of the Pokemon that can be recruited, and we’re here to tell you how it’s done.

How to recruit Entei, Suicune, and Raikou

To get Entei, players will need to do a few things first – including finishing the main story campaign. Once this is done, the Buried Relic and Great Canyon dungeons will need to be completed, too.

After that, head to the town square to find a Spinda who gives you a Clear Wing, which then unlocks the Fiery Field where the Legendary dog can be found on floor 30, but you should be at least level 45 before attempting it.

To make it easier, make sure you enter the dungeon with a Water-type team as it’ll make defeating the fiery monster a breeze.

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Entei can be found in Fiery Field during the post-game.

For Raikou, players need to have defeated Entei first in order to gain access to Lightning Field where the Electric-type resides. Like before, it is recommended that you’re at least level 45 before trying to best him – the higher the better.

The dog is on floor 30, and will succumb to Ground moves so make sure you’ve got at least one of that type in your team before attempting. You should also recruit Pokemon as you progress through the dungeon to make the brawl even easier, though this can be said for all three of the legendaries.

As for Suicune, it’s pretty similar as the previous two. He can be found at the Northwind Field dungeon after Raikou is defeated, and is weak to Electric and Grass moves.

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Suicune is weak to Electric and Grass-type moves.

All of the dogs will join you automatically upon defeating them in the post-game, and will also give you their camp for free so that you don’t have to pay.


Pokemon Sword & Shield player loses Master Ball due to Joy-Con drift

Published: 1/Dec/2020 21:07

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon player was left fuming after they lost their coveted Master Ball due to the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Con drift issue. The hardware error robbed the Trainer of the rare item.

Pokemon Sword & Shield made its eighth generation debut with the release of Sword & Shield in November 2019. The Nintendo Switch title introduced players to the Galar region for the very first time.

A player participating in one of the game’s new features, Dynamax Raids, was left stunned when their Joy-Con hardware error made them accidentally use a Master Ball on an incredibly common monster.

Screenshot of Pokemon Sword & Shield Gym Leader Piers.
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A Pokemon player was stunned after wasting their Master Ball.

Joy-Con drift problem causes Pokemon tragedy

A few months after its launch, many Switch owners began to complain about their controller’s joystick getting stuck and moving their character in-game on its own. Notoriously named “Joy-Con drift”, Nintendo’s own president Shuntaro Furukawa even acknowledged the issue in June and apologized for the “trouble caused to our customers.”

The hardware issue tragically struck a Pokemon Sword & Shield player during their Dynamax Raid. Pokemon Trainer ‘ZucchiniBoi12‘ uploaded a video of the nightmare inducing moment to the r/PokemonSwordAndShield subreddit on November 30.

In the clip, the fan goes to select a Pokeball after defeating a Ninjask, when suddenly their controller quickly scrolls up and down before unluckily landing on their Master Ball. Unfortunately, the player wasn’t paying attention and pressed A, wasting their precious Master Ball on the common monster.

Thanks joy con drift 😐 from PokemonSwordAndShield

Despite the tragic circumstances, some in the community didn’t have any sympathy for the Trainer. Various players pointed out that while the Joy-Con drift did freak out during the selection process, it stopped for a few seconds on their Master Ball. Others explained that the fan should have soft-reset their game, which would have given them back their lost item.

Screenshot of Reddit comments reacting to Pokemon Sword & Shield player losing their Master Ball.

Despite the criticism, ZucchiniBoi12 explained that it was a genuine mistake, and stated that they weren’t paying close enough attention before confirming. This isn’t the first time the hardware issue has plagued the game, either. In November, a player went viral after Joy-Con drift ruined their attempt to catch a Shiny Regieleki after spending hundreds of hours to spawn its encounter.

Whether you feel sympathy or not, it always hurts to see a Master Ball go to waste. If nothing else, the tragic story is just another reminder for Trainers to always check before pressing confirm. It becomes far too easy to not pay attention while spending hours grinding, and you never know when Joy-Con drift may happen.