How to recruit Mew & Mewtwo in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX

Published: 9/Mar/2020 17:50 Updated: 10/Mar/2020 2:16

by Meg Bethany Koepp


Pokemon trainers wanting to add Legendaries Mew and Mewtwo to their rescue team in Mystery Dungeon DX for Nintendo Switch have come to the right place – we’ve got everything you need to know.

On March 6, The Pokemon Company and Nintendo released Mystery Dungeon DX – a Switch remake of the 2005 games for Game Boy Advance. While there were new features added such as autosave and the ability to Mega Evolve, many old ones returned too – including Legendary monsters.


Two of the Legendaries making a comeback are Mew and Mewtwo from Generation I, though as expected, recruiting them is no walk in the park. Instead, trainers will need to put some work in to have them on their team – but we’re here to make it easier.

How to recruit Mew in Mystery Dungeon DX

With Mew being such a rare monster, it’s hardly a surprise that players won’t be able to walk up and have him join just like that. Firstly, you’ll need to have beaten the main story campaign, so go and do that first. You’ll also need to unlock the Final Island camp for 9,000CP, and it’s highly recommended that you get the Friend Bow from floor 30 of Mt. Faraway first as it boost your recruitment rate by 10%.


After that’s finished, trainers need to head to the Stormy Sea and take on Kyogre, who is the Legendary from Generation III’s Sapphire and Alpha Sapphire. A few in-game days later, you’ll receive a letter in the mail talking about the Buried Relic location, so talk to Shifty and Lombre in Pokemon Square in order to unlock it.

Once in the dungeon, defeat Regirock, Regice, and Registeel on floors 15, 25, and 35 and you’ll be given a Music Box item which causes Mew to be summoned randomly between floors 36 and 99. As with all encounters, the recruitment is random so it might take a few tries before he’s willing to join your team.

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You’ll need the Final Island camp before you can recruit Mew.

How to recruit Mewtwo in Mystery Dungeon DX

Like before, players will need to have beaten the story campaign. Once that’s done, you’ll have to work your way through the post-game missions until you unlock Mt. Faraway and beat Ho-Oh, which then unlocks the Western Cave.


The dungeon only has 20 floors in DX as opposed to the 99 in the GBA version, so it’s a lot easier this time around and makes your hunt for the Legendary less time-consuming. Though, you’ll want to be at least level 50 before attempting it.

Mewtwo can be found on the top floor, and unlike Mew, can be recruited without spending money on a camp first as it creates its own. He also will join you automatically upon defeat.

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You don’t need to create a camp in order to recruit Mewtwo.

Mewtwo is also capable of Mega Evolving into two different forms temporarily (his X & Y forms) making him a top choice to have in your rescue team.


In order to evolve him, you’ll need to obtain an Empowerment Seed. You can find out how to do so in our handy guide.


Where to find new Regi-Pokemon, Regieleki Regidrago, in the Crown Tundra

Published: 23/Oct/2020 16:47 Updated: 23/Oct/2020 16:57

by Paul Cot


The Pokemon Sword and Shield Crown Tundra DLC has brought an array of new and returning Legendary Pokemon with some brand new Regi-Pokemon among them. Here’s where you can find Regieleki and Regidrago.

The original Regis were introduced all the way back in the Hoenn region. Since then, there hasn’t been any new ones released, so the addition of Regieleki and Regidrago will certainly be welcomed.


They are only available in the Crown Tundra portion of Pokemon Sword and Shield. Fortunately you can get them almost immediately, which is in contrast to the story driven process of catching Calyrex.

The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away

Before we can get these exciting new Regi ‘mons though, we’ll need to catch the originals. They can be found in temples throughout the Crown Tundra, and unlike in Pokemon Ruby and Sapphire, they are easy to encounter.


Here’s Regirock, Regice and Registeel’s temple locations:

  • Regirock: Northeast of Dyna Tree Hill
  • Regice: Snowslide Slope
  • Registeel: West of Giant’s Bed
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Regirock, Regice and Registeel are actually pretty easy to get hold of in the Crown Tundra…

Catch Regirock, Regice and Registeel first

When you reach any of the above locations, you will be given a small puzzle to solve. Don’t worry, as we said before you don’t need to be a Pokemon master to solve these.

When opening Regirock’s temple in Dyna Tree Hill you’ll be greeted with the message: “Let the first Pokemon hold a never-changing stone.” Sounds complicated, right? Wrong.


Simply give the first Pokemon in your party an Everstone and you’ll be granted access to the temple.

Meanwhile, Regice’s temple asks you to “Walk together with a living crystal of snow.” So, to open the temple, you’ll need to make a Cryogonal your Buddy Pokemon.

By sheer coincidence (not so much), there’ll be one outside in the closest patch of grass. Buddy up with one and you’ll be encountering Regice in no time.


Lastly, there is the formidable Registeel. This is even easier than the first two as the message, “Let ring the piercing note that will wake the giant of steel,” requires nothing more than a whistle.

That seems an overly simplistic way to awaken one of the strongest Legendary Pokemon, but we’re not complaining. Each temple has a pattern of Regi dots on the floor. To begin the encounter of each Regi, light up all of these by walking across them – it really is that simple!


Regieleki OR Regidrago

Unsurprisingly finding Regieleki and Regidrago isn’t as easy. Firstly head over to the Giant’s Foot within the Crown Tundra.

Eventually, you’ll come to a tunnel overlooking a lake, these are the Roaring-Sea Caves. Jump on your aquatic bike and make your way down there.

This will take you to an area called the Frigid Sea. You’ll need to jump back in the water very quickly, making your way to the land opening to your right. Try to avoid the Avaluggs which are disguised as icebergs!

Keep making your way round to find the temple where Regieleki and Regidrago reside. Unfortunately, you cannot get both of these Pokemon, at least within the same save file. So, you’ll need to make a tough choice between the electric or dragon-type Regi.

Use the pattern on the left to encounter Regieleki, and the one on the right for Regidrago…

The temple – Split-Decision Ruins

As you approach the temple, there is a Pokeball on either side. The one on the left contains the TM Thunder and the one on the right Outrage – their sides indicate which of Regieleki and Regidrago you’ll encounter.

To enter you’ll need to have all three of the original Regis in your party. This of course shouldn’t be a problem, given we have just caught all of them. At this point, we’d recommend saving just in case you change your mind on anything.

Upon entering the Split-Decision Ruins you’ll notice you’re shown two patterns. Remember these, as the left one will result in encountering Regieleki and the right Regidrago.

Using the circles on the ground, walk across them to make one of these two patterns. Walk over to the statue and you’ll be able to encounter the Regi-Pokemon you chose via the pattern.

Both of these will be at Level 70, just like other Legendary ‘mons. It’s a shame you can’t get both of them, which makes your decision all the more important.

One other very exciting thing about these Regis, and the originals, is they can all be found in Shiny form, unlike a lot of other Legendaries that are Shiny locked. It may take you a lot of soft resets, but if you’re patient enough, you could have four Regi-shinies by the time you complete The Terrible Titans Lurking Locked Away chapter.

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