How to recruit Jirachi & Deoxys in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX

Published: 12/Mar/2020 0:10

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Pokemon trainers looking to add Legendary monsters Deoxys and Jirachi to their rescue team in Mystery Dungeon DX on Nintendo Switch have come to the right place – we’ve got everything you need to know right here.

On March 6, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo released Mystery Dungeon DX – a modern remake of the 2005 Game Boy Advance games. It also came with an updated painterly-esque art style, and many new features such as Mega Evolutions, and Auto-Move.

In the original titles, you could recruit Legendary monsters like Jirachi and Deoxys to your rescue team – and the Switch game is no different. If you’d like to find out how to get the mythical duo, keep on reading.

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Jirachi can be found after battling through Wish Cave’s 99 floors.

How to recruit Deoxys and Jirachi

In order to get either of the Pokemon, players will need to have beaten the main story campaign first as they’re not available at all until then. For Deoxys, you’ll have to befriend Lugia in the Silver Trench first, too – a guide for which can be found here.

After that’s done, Xatu will show up at your base and tell you about a new area that’s opened up called the Meteor Cave. It is recommended that you’re at least level 60 otherwise you could be in for a hard time, though make sure you have some Dark-type moves to make it easier.

The dungeon differs slightly from others as it contains shadows of Deoxys to defeat, rather than just regular enemies alone. You won’t be given access to the stairs until you’ve found the ‘real’ shadow. The final fight can be found on floor 20, and the Legendary monster will recruit automatically upon defeat.

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Deoxys recruits automatically once you’ve bested him in battle.

Before trying to recruit Jirachi, make sure you have the Mt. Moonview camp – you can buy it from Wigglytuff for 7,000 CP. Once that’s done, you’ll need to have befriended Latias and Latios first after visiting Solar Cave. Upon doing this, Medicham and Whiscash will be waiting by the pond for you to speak to them – do this every day until Ekans shows up and tells you that one of them has gone missing.

Accept Whiscash’s rescue request on the Bulletin Board outside the Pelipper Post Office, and Wish Cave will open up. Rescue Medicham from floor 20 and you’ll be given the Wish Stone item, allowing you to return again where you’ll have to reach floor 99 in order to find and battle Jirachi.

Upon defeat, the Legendary Pokemon will automatically request to join your rescue team, and be recruited to the Mt. Moonview camp. He’ll also give you different items depending on what “wish” you want granted.


How to watch Pokemon Presents presentation on February 26 – time, stream, more

Published: 25/Feb/2021 21:54

by Brent Koepp


Game Freak has announced a special Pokemon Presents on February 26. What will be announced? The long-rumored Sinnoh Diamond & Pearl remakes? A Let’s Go sequel? Here’s how to watch the stream to find out.

As we inch closer to Pokemon Day on February 27, the stakes have never been higher for the popular Nintendo series. This year marks the franchise’s 25th anniversary, making the annual celebration an even bigger deal than usual.

Hanging over the event are the long-rumored Diamond & Pearl remakes, meaning excitement filled the air when Game Freak announced a February Pokemon Presents. Here is everything you need to know about the digital conference.

Screenshot of Pokemon Company President & CEO Tsunekazu Ishihara during Pokemon Presents.
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TPC President Ishihara during 2019 Pokemon Presents.

Pokemon Presents date & start time

Rumors about a Sinnoh remake have been swirling for so long that many fans have already accepted it as a foregone conclusion. While not confirmed, Game Freak’s surprise Pokemon Presents seems to line up with a major game reveal.

The digital event is slated for February 26, and goes live at 7:00 AM (PST) / 10:00 AM (ET) / 3:00 PM (GMT). Make sure to mark your calendars and set your alarms – depending on what region you are in, the stream will begin really early.

As for what will be revealed, it’s anyone guess. Although several leaks and rumors claim it to be a Sinnoh title. We wouldn’t rule out a Let’s Go sequel getting a mention either, although Game Freak confirmed the Presents will be 20 minutes in length – similar to Sword & Shield’s in 2019.

Screenshot of Pokemon Presents Twitter announcement.
The Pokemon Presents was announced on Twitter.

How to watch Pokemon Presents

Those wanting to catch the exciting Pokemon Presents live will need to head over to YouTube a few minutes before the times listed above. The digital conference will stream on the official Pokemon channel.

For your convenience, we’ve embedded the stream below so all you have to do is refresh the page at the time and it will load. We will also be updating this page once the conference is over to make sure the replay of the event is posted.

The Pokemon Presents holds more weight than usual, simply because it falls on the series’ 25th anniversary. Based on Game Freak’s history, it also makes sense for a remake of an older title given we are in between generations, with Gen 9 expected in 2022.

Only time will tell if the Japanese company delivers what many fans have been asking for over the last few years. However, regardless of what is announced, it’s never been a more exciting time to be a fan of the Nintendo RPG.