The Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series hasn’t been in the spotlight as of late considering the last title, Super Mystery Dungeon, released in 2015 to lukewarm reception. The series has always been in the shadows compared to the mainline games but it’s still one of the best Pokemon spin-offs out there and now that Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is coming out for the Switch, here are some reasons why the roguelike franchise is worth looking into.
There’s an In-Game Personality Quiz to Determine Your Starter
Unlike the usual methods used to choose your “starter” Pokemon in the mainline titles, the Pokemon Mystery Dungeon games do things a bit differently –you get to play as a Pokemon that is determined by a thorough personality test.
Are you sad yet tough like a Cubone? Are you bright and bubbly as a Bulbasaur? Or perhaps you’re similar to a silly and volatile Totodile?
After answering a few questions, you’re then assigned to a specific Pokemon and then you can also choose your partner Pokemon that will act as your best friend of sorts throughout the story.
There’s really no other Pokemon game out there that puts you in the shoes of a Pokemon in this manner and the personality quizzes are something that I used to be obsessed with as a kid to find out which questions would land which starter.
Luckily in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, you’ll be able to retake the test multiple times just in case you don’t like the Pokemon you got.