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How to recruit Latios & Latias in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX

Published: 14/Mar/2020 19:40

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Generation III’s Legendary Pokemon Latios and Latias can be recruited to rescue teams in Mystery Dungeon DX for Nintendo Switch. Here’s how.

Developed by Nintendo and The Pokemon Company for the Switch, Mystery Dungeon DX released on March 6. It’s a remake of the 2005 Game Boy Advance Red & Blue Rescue Team games and sees players forming a squad to offer relief to the community by partaking in missions and setting off on expeditions.


One returning feature from the older titles is the ability to recruit Legendary monsters – Latios and Latias being just two of the many you can add to your team. If you’re interested in finding out how to add the Generation III creatures to your squad, you’re in the right place.

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The pair can be recruited to your rescue team.

How to recruit Latios and Latias

The first thing players need to do in order to even begin searching for the mythical duo is to finish the main campaign – sadly, you can’t recruit any Legendary Pokemon while the story is still underway. Once this is done, you’ll have to take on and befriend Kyogre in the Stormy Sea – the guide for which can be found here – and also finish the Buried Relic dungeon.


After completing those tasks, the Great Canyon will open up, and Xatu will appear and start you off on a quest chain which rewards you with the two Legendaries. There’s no fight at the end of the dungeon, instead you’ll get a cutscene and the next area will open up – the Northern Range.

Unlike the previous dungeon, this one has a boss fight at its peak, and it’s actually Latios. You’ll want to use Dark-type moves to get the edge on him, and once defeated, he’ll tell you that he’s worried for Latias, who is sadly stuck in the Pitfall Valley. Guess where you’re off to next?

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Latios asks you to rescue his sister.

Because Pitfall Valley is littered with Flying and Bug types and it’s a 26-floor area, you’ll want to make sure you’re heading in with some Fire and Electric moves under your belt to make the relief journey as quick and as painless as possible.


The Dragon/Psychic type Legendary can be found right on the bottom floor, and unlike the last dungeon, you won’t need to fight her. Instead, she’ll just be thankful that you came to the rescue and fly off to regroup with her brother.

You’ll then be taken to Pokemon Square where the two siblings will willingly join your rescue team, and will also give you the Southern Island camp free of charge.


Pokemon Go November Community Day rumors: Who will headline?

Published: 7/Oct/2020 14:59

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Go November Community Day is still a good month away, but that hasn’t stopped trainers speculating as to what the headliner could be.

November is of course the penultimate Pokemon Go Community Day of the year. It is also the last one in which Pokemon fans will try to predict the headliner.


That is because the December CD is traditionally a mega Community Day of sorts. It brings the previous headliners from that year and makes them all available in one event.

Presumably, it will be the same for 2020. It is a day in which Pokemon Go trainers of all levels do their best to make sure they don’t miss out on!


Before we get there though, we still need to find out what the 10th headliner of 2020 will be. That isn’t a typo, as there will only be 11 in total this year because March’s CD was canceled due to the global health crisis – you may have heard about it.

No vote for November?

Niantic have made it a habit of letting us decide which Pokemon headline Community Days in 2020. In fact, 5 of the 10 from 2020 have been decided via vote.

The latest two votes however, have decided the following two Community Days. With October already in place with Charmander, there is only November to decide.


While that doesn’t rule out another vote entirely, it would seemingly make it less likely November’s would be decided by one.


So, if it isn’t to be decided by us, who are the contenders. The one that first comes to mind is Snivy.

Ever since Piplup headlined in January, we haven’t had another starter, at least a new one. At the time it was expected Snivy would be the featured ‘mon for March, which would have been in line with Niantic’s pattern of alternating between starter and non-starters.


Snivy may have been delayed because the Pokemon Go developers realized they were running out of starter ‘mons to use. Of the released Pokemon in the mobile game, it is only the Gen 5 starters that haven’t headlined, although Gen 6’s introduction is expected soon. So, 10 months on from the last one, it could be time for the Unova grass-type starter.

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Snivy would seemingly be the leading contender for the November CD…

Deino or Gible?

Deino and Gible are two of the more popular Pokemon in the entire franchise and have been rumored as headliners. Unfortunately, that is why either of them making an appearance may be wishful thinking.


Both are super rare spawns and putting them as a featured Pokemon for a Community Day would certainly take away from their current allure. Besides, Niantic likely knows they can rely on them to boost other events, even if they do remain rare spawn rates.

Hopefully, they will headline a Community Day at some point in the future but 2020 seems unlikely at best.

Other contenders

The other most likely candidates for November are Exeggcute and Starly. Both were previously revealed to be included in another vote which never materialized.

Bulbasaur and Magikarp were also in there but the latter has already headlined in 2020, and Bulbasaur seems an unlikely option outside of a vote.

The Pokemon Go CD will likely take place in the second half of November. The 22nd seems the most likely day as this would keep distance between the previous one and adhere to alternating Saturday and Sundays.