How to recruit Groudon, Kyogre & Rayquaza in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX

Published: 11/Mar/2020 3:06

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Generation III’s Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza can be recruited to your rescue team in Mystery Dungeon DX for Nintendo Switch. Here’s how you can get the Legendary Pokemon.

On March 6, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo released Mystery Dungeon DX – a remake of the 2005 Game Boy Advance games for the Switch. Along with it came several new features such as autosave and Auto Mode.

Old features were also kept in, such as the ability to fight and recruit Legendary monsters. Groudon, Kyogre, and Rayquaza are just three that players can get, and here’s how to do so.

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Gen III’s Legendary Pokemon make a return in DX.

How to recruit Groudon, Rayquaza and Kyogre

In order to get any of the three legendaries onto your team, players need to complete the main story campaign first. For Groudon, head back to Magma Cavern after finishing the game, and fight your way through to floor 26 where he will be waiting for you.

It is recommended that you are level 55 or over due to the high-level enemies in the dungeon, though it can be done lower if you’re willing to put up a fight. Having a Water-type monster in your team is also ideal since it’ll give you an advantage.

Groudon has two stages to his battle – normal and Primal – so it’s not as easy as first thought. During this, Water moves are nullified, so make sure you bring along more than one type otherwise you’ll be screwed.

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There are two stages to Groudon’s battle.

For Rayquaza, trainers will need to revisit Sky Tower and head to the 34th floor. 50 is the recommended level for this one, so make sure you’re well prepared before taking it on.

While the Dragon Pokemon might seem like an easy battle at first, he transforms into his Mega Evolution midway through the fight which activates an ability that negates Flying weaknesses.

He is weak to Ice and Dragon types, so make use of those moves in order to squash the enemy quickly to recruit him to your squad.

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Rayquaza packs a punch but is a great addition if you can beat and recruit him.

As for Kyogre, it’s pretty much the same as Groudon, except you can find him on floor 40 of the Stormy Sea. He also has a Primal transformation halfway through the fight, so make sure you use Electric and Grass moves to bring him down.

As with all legendaries, they’ll automatically join your team upon defeat, and will also award you with their camp for free so that you don’t have to pay.


Pokemon Go March 2 Spotlight Hour: Shiny Krabby, 2x bonus, more

Published: 25/Feb/2021 1:08 Updated: 25/Feb/2021 4:33

by Brent Koepp


Pokemon Go’s first Spotlight Hour of March 2021 will focus on the Kanto region’s Krabby. Trainers can get their hands on a Shiny version of the popular crustacean as well as score bonus XP by evolving it. 

While Pokemon Go has technically left Gen I behind with the launch of Season of Legends, the mobile app will still honor one of Kanto’s most popular ‘mon – Krabby – with March’s first Spotlight Hour.

The limited-time celebration will not only give Trainers a chance to stock up on Candy for a Kingler evolution, but if fans are lucky they might even stumble upon a rare Shiny version of the Water-type.

Screenshot of Krabby Pokemon Go Pokedex entry.
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The beloved crustacean will be the star of March 2021’s first Spotlight Hour.

Pokemon Go Krabby Spotlight Hour date & start time

As is tradition every month, Niantic uses each Tuesday to highlight a single Pokemon for an hour. Players who log in during the celebration will encounter the selected ‘mon with boosted spawn rates, and even have a chance at finding a Shiny version.

Kanto’s favorite crustacean, Krabby, will be the star of March 2’s Spotlight Hour. The limited-time event kicks off at 6 PM and will run until 7 PM. Players should make sure to mark their calendars, as it’s based on each Trainer’s local time.

While the Gen I Water-type is by no means rare, its evolution Kingler can pack a powerful punch in the game’s meta. Not to mention the ‘mon is still a fan favorite from the classic RPG titles.

Screenshot of Shiny Krabby in Pokemon Go.
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Players can get a Shiny Kingler in the March 2021 Spotlight Hour.

Pokemon Go Spotlight Hour bonus

Over the last year, Niantic has merged the mystery bonus with each week’s Spotlight Hour. Trainers participating in the Krabby event can also score a 2x XP evolution bonus each time they evolve a Pokemon. This works out perfect for those who plan on evolving a Kingler anyway.

Players should utilize the hour to evolve any Pokemon in their storage that they have been sitting on. Might as well get snag the free extra experience points to increase your level! We also recommend using a Lucky Egg at the start of the event – that way you can maximize the bonus.

Avid fans of Krabby that have their sights set on finding a Shiny should make sure to stock up on Poke Balls and Berries. A week before the celebration, swing by your local PokeStops and spin the locations to prepare for the Tuesday event.

Pokemon Go Mystery Bonus Hour screen.
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In 2021, a Mystery Bonus Hour will run alongside Spotlight celebrations.

While not the most popular Pokemon by a long shot, Krabby is still considered one of the classic characters from the first generation. The Kanto region Water-type’s Shiny colors are even a throwback to the Game Boy’s monochrome screen, making it highly sought after by collectors.

With the Kanto Tour in the rearview mirror, Niantic looks to be kicking things up a notch with the Season of Legends launching in March. The three-month-long phase will be packed with epic monsters for Trainers to catch.