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

Meg Bethany Koepp
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.