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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.


Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer transforms into Nessa in epic TikTok

Published: 24/Nov/2020 21:00 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 22:59

by Brent Koepp


A Pokemon Sword & Shield cosplayer made waves on TikTok after sharing her mind-blowing transformation in Gen 8’s Water-type Gym Leader, Nessa.

The Pokemon franchise entered its eighth generation with the release of Sword & Shield on the Nintendo Switch. The 2019 RPG introduced players to a whole new cast of characters and was the debut of the Galar region.

A talented cosplayer celebrated the game by bringing popular character Nessa to life with an insanely accurate portrayal. The artist’s stunning video transformation into the Gym Leader will leave fans of the Water-type Trainer in awe.

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The Sword & Shield Gym Leader has already become a fan-favorite.

Pokemon cosplayer transforms into Gym Leader Nessa

At the start of the Gen 8 title, the protagonist receives an invitation to the Pokemon League by reigning Champion Leon. On the player’s quest to become the very best, they face off against a host of new Gym Leaders – including Nessa of Hulbury.

Cosplayer ‘nerdtasticmel’ made a splash on Instagram after sharing her incredible true-to-life take on the Trainer. The artist faithfully recreated the heroine’s signature two-piece white and blue Galar league uniform.

Mel’s re-creation of the attire is full of little details, such as the water drop logo on her crop top and the number 049 on her swim shorts. She also faithfully included the character’s belly button chain accessory which wraps around her stomach.


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As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the cosplayer uploaded a video to TikTok which shows how much work goes into artist’s bringing their favorite characters to life. The clip shows nerdtasticmel’s epic transformation in the Sword & Shield heroine.


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Despite only releasing at the end of 2019, the eighth gen RPG is already the third-highest selling game in the entire franchise. Proof that Pokemon’s addicting “Gotta Catch ‘Em All” design is more popular than it’s ever been.

In October, the title got its second major DLC expansion, The Crown Tundra. While it’s unclear if the add-on will be the last content the Switch release gets, the update closed out the Galar region with an epic finale.