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How to recruit Moltres, Zapdos & Articuno in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX

Published: 9/Mar/2020 23:01 Updated: 10/Mar/2020 18:37

by Meg Bethany Koepp


If you’re wanting to know how you can recruit Legendary birds Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno to your Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX rescue team on Nintendo Switch, then look no further – we’ve got you covered.

The Mystery Dungeon series first released on the Game Boy Advance in Japan in 2005, before Red & Blue Rescue Team came to the West in 2006. On March 6, Nintendo and The Pokemon released a remake of the popular dungeon-crawler which included a plethora of new features including Mega Evolutions and autosave.

Something that returned, though, is the ability to recruit Legendary Pokemon to your team, including mythical birds Moltres, Zapdos, and Articuno. If you’d like to know how to find them, we’ve got everything you need to know.

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The Legendary birds make a return in DX.

How to recruit Moltres, Articuno & Zapdos

If you’ve played far enough into the game, you’ll know that you have to fight the Legendary birds in the main campaign, but you sadly can’t add them to your team… Yet. To get the mystical creatures, you’ll first need to finish the story mode.

For Moltres, trainers will need to head to the peak of Mt. Blaze, just like in the main story. Battle him again with Water-type moves, and once defeated, he’ll join you automatically.

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Moltres sits atop Mt. Blaze.

Zapdos can be found on the top floor of Mt. Thunder, and is weak to Rock and Ice-type moves so use those in order to dispatch him quickly. Getting the type advantages right can save you a lot of time with the birds.

Mt. Freeze hosts Articuno at its peak, and like the other two, using its weakness is key – Fire in this instance. None of the encounters are too difficult if you come prepared, and recruiting monsters along the way to gain a larger team makes it all the more easy.

If you find the fights tough, it’s recommended that you level up to at least 45 for a better chance at winning, though the higher the better.


Pokemon community stunned after card collection worth millions surfaces

Published: 27/Nov/2020 21:06

by Brent Koepp


The Pokemon Trading Card Game hobby was rocked in November when a man rediscovered his mind-blowing complete collection of the rare 1999 Base Set. The fan has stacks of every character, including hundreds of Charizards.

Despite releasing decades ago, the Pokemon TCG has seen a major explosion in value in 2020. Cards once traded on playgrounds and stuffed into 90s children’s binders are now selling for as much as a sports car. 

A man went viral after discovering their collection may be one of the most complete sets to ever exist. The fan’s unfathomable amount of rare collectibles could actually have an impact on the future of the hobby’s prices.

Screenshot of Pokemon Trading Card Game collection worth millions.
YouTube: PokeMans Alex
A jaw-dropping Pokemon card collection surfaced on YouTube.

Pokemon fan discovers TCG collection is worth millions

Pokemon cards have never been more popular this year as the collectible hobby has now even taken over platforms such as YouTube and Twitch. Celebrities such as former rapper Logic are dropping hundreds of thousands of dollars to scoop up the rare Nintendo items. 

On November 22, a video went viral online of a man showing off his mind-blowing collection that has many collectors turning their heads. “Literally got all of my Pokemons stuff out of the loft from my recent move,” YouTuber PokeMans Alex explained before showing off his astonishing collection.

Holding up a stack of rare holographic cards from the 1999 base set, the fan exclaimed, “As you can see they are mint, and have not been touched for so long.” The TCG collector then revealed his unprecedented number of Charizards. “I don’t know if you are ready for this,” he warned, before holding up a stack of 111 cards of the rare starter ‘mon.

(Charizard cards start at 07:56)

To put that into perspective, in October a PSA graded 10 of the same item is now selling for $30k alone. The content creator emptied over seven binders on his table to reveal a 1999 base set that was not only complete, but also had stacks of over 50 of the same card for every single character.“I’m ready to put all of these away back in the safe where they are now gonna stay,” he said.

Veteran Pokemon card YouTuber PokeRev reacted to the video on November 26 and exclaimed, “Did you open all these packs as a kid? It’s just an insane amount of holo cards. When we were kids, just to get a couple holos from the base set was really good. But to have thousands is insane!”

Other famous collectors such as British rapper Randolph commented, “Unreal mate.” Gaming YouTuber Ali A wrote, “How did you originally collect SO many cards!? Are you looking to sell any of them?”

Screenshot of YouTube comments reacting to million dollar Pokemon card collection.
Other famous Pokemon collectors took notice of the insane set.

At the time of writing, it’s unclear just how much the YouTuber’s incredible Pokemon haul is worth. None of the collectibles have actually been looked at by professional grading companies PSA or Beckett. And the majority of its value revolves around its condition and score.

A set of this magnitude is unprecedented and could have a severe impact on what TCG cards are worth in the future. A big factor in an item’s selling price hinges on it having a low population. PokeMans Alex’s collection could soon flood the market should he decide to get things graded.