Best Starting Pokemon & Partners in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX starting Pokemon and partner Pokemon are choices that you’ll have to make at the very beginning of the game. Your choice of starter and partner Pokemon can inform what the rest of your playthrough will look like. There are several things that we have to tackle here. For one, which are the best starter and partner Pokemon for you to choose? Then, there’s the matter of the quiz at the beginning that determines the nature of your Pokemon. You’re gonna want to know how to answer the quiz questions. If any of these questions have been bothering you, then our Best Starting Pokemon & Partners in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX guide is the right place to come.

Best Starting Pokemon & Partners in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX
Best Starting Pokemon & Partners in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX Best Starting Pokemon

The best starting Pokemon in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX will depend on your preferences, ultimately. However, there are a couple that we can kinda elevate above others. Specifically, it seems that Pikachu and Cyndaquil seem to stand a little bit above the others. In fact, Pikachu might just be the best choice of the bunch. Let’s briefly explain why.

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As an Electric-type Pokemon, Pikachu works fantastic in the early game. Plus, the Static ability is one of the better picks as a starter ability, and Pikachu can have it. On top of that, selecting Pikachu as your starter grants you access to the Vibrant Forest camp (formerly known as Energetic Forest), which is one of the best ones to have unlocked. There are some drawbacks to Pikachu, though. Cyndaquil can be better when it comes to stats, and Grass-types have some of the better moves in the game overall. However, this can easily be patched up with your partner, but we’ll cover that later.

In short, it seems that a combo of Pikachu and Cyndaquil / Charmander might be the best one to start with. Ultimately, though, the choice of Starter Pokemon and their partner is up to you. Almost everyone will have their own preferred pairing that works best for them. These are just recommendations. In fact, please feel free to share your ideal pairs of starters and partners in the comments.

How to Choose Starter Pokemon Nature in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX – How to Answer Quiz Questions?

To choose your starting Pokemon in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX, you’ll have to complete a brief quiz by answering multiple choice questions. This will determine your nature, and the best Pokemon for you. When that’s done, you can opt to disregard what the game tells you and select your own starter Pokemon. So, yeah, the quiz is completely pointless in this version of the game. However, if you do want to complete the quiz, here are the questions, and which answer points to which nature.

  • Are you often late for school or meetings?
    • Yes. (Relaxed, Sassy)
    • No. (Hardy, Hasty)
  • Are you a cheerful personality?
    • Yes. (Jolly, Naive)
    • No. (Quirky, Sassy)
  • Can you sincerely thank someone when you feel grateful?
    • Yes. (Calm, Docile)
    • No. (Quirky, Sassy)
  • Can you go into a haunted house?
    • No problem! (Brave)
    • Uh…N-no… (Quirky)
    • With someone I like. (Sassy)
  • Do you get the feeling that you’ve slowed down lately?
    • Yes. (Relaxed)
    • No. (Hasty)
  • Do you dream of lounging around idly without much excitement?
    • Yes.
    • No.
  • Do you like to fight?
    • Yes. (Impish, Timid)
    • No. (Calm, Lonely)
  • Do you hate to be the last person to leave class at the end of a school day?
    • Yes. (Lonely, Timid)
    • No. (Impish)
  • Do you tend to laugh a lot?
    • Yes. (Docile, Naive)
    • No. (Quirky)
  • Do you think you are cool? Be honest.
    • Yes. (Sassy)
    • No. (Relaxed)
  • Do you sometimes run out of things to do all of a sudden?
    • Yes. (Quirky)
    • No. (Hardy)
  • Do you like to noisily enjoy yourself with others?
    • Yes. (Jolly, Lonely)
    • No. (Timid)
  • Do others often call you childish?
    • Yes. (Jolly, Naive)
    • No. (Calm)
  • Do you occasionally consider yourself dull and overly cautious?
    • Yes. (Calm, Docile)
    • No. (Hardy)
  • Do you fall asleep without noticing?
    • Yes. (Calm, Relaxed)
    • No. (Hardy)
  • Do you feel lonesome when you are alone?
    • Yes. (Lonely, Timid)
    • No. (Sassy)
  • Do you often yawn?
    • Yes. (Calm, Relaxed)
    • No. (Hardy, Hasty)
  • Have you ever made a pitfall trap?
    • Yes. (Impish, Lonely)
    • No. (Calm)
  • How quickly do you respond to a text?
    • Reply right away. (Hardy, Hasty)
    • May reply, may not. (Quirky)
    • Too much trouble. (Sassy)
  • What do you do with your room’s light when you’re going to bed at night?
    • Leave it on. (Lonely, Timid)
    • Turn it off. (Calm)
  • When the going gets tough, do you get going?
    • Yes. (Hardy, Brave)
    • No. (Quirky, Sassy)
  • You are suddenly locked inside a pitch-black room! What do you do?
    • Kick the door. (Timid)
    • Cry. (Lonely)
    • Clean it. (Impish, Quirky)
  • You come across a treasure chest! How do you react?
    • Open it right away! (Hasty)
    • No… Could be a trap… (Timid)
    • It’s going to be empty… (Sassy)
  • You broke a rotten egg in your room! What will you do?
    • Open a window right away. (Docile, Hasty)
    • Take a sniff first. (Naive, Relaxed)
  • You receive a gift! But you don’t know what’s in it. You’re curious, so what do you do?
    • Open it now. (Hasty)
    • Open it later. (Calm)
    • Get someone to open it. (Timid)
  • You notice a wallet on the side of the road.
    • Turn it in to the police! (Docile)
    • Yay! Yay! (Naive)
    • Is anyone watching? (Impish)
  • You win a lottery! What do you do with the money?
    • Spend it now. (Hasty, Jolly)
    • Save it. (Hardy, Quirky)
    • Give it away. (Quirky, Brave)
  • You’re going bungee jumping for the first time. Since it’s scary, you decide to test the jump with a doll…The bungee cord snaps! Will you still try to make a jump anyway?
    • Yes. (Brave, Impish)
    • No. (Timid, Docile)
  • Your friend is being bullied! What do you do?
    • Face up to the bully. (Brave )
    • Caution the bully from afar. (Timid)
    • Heckle the bully from behind. (Brave, Impish)
  • Your friend fails to show up for a meeting at the promised time. What do you do?
    • Become irritated. (Docile, Hasty)
    • Wait patiently. (Relaxed)
    • Get angry and bail. (Hasty)
  • Your country’s leader is in front of you. How do you speak to him or her?
    • Speak calmly. (Calm)
    • Speak nervously. (Docile)
    • WHATEVER!! (Sassy)
  • A delinquent is hassling someone on a busy city street! What will you do?
    • Help without hesitation. (Brave)
    • Help, even if scared. (Brave, Hardy)
    • Call the police. (Docile, Relaxed, Timid)
    • Do nothing out of fear. (Timid)
  • A friend brought over something you’d forgotten. How do you thank your friend?
    • Say thank you regularly. (Docile)
    • Say thanks with a joke. (Lonely, Naive)
    • Say thanks, but be cool. (Sassy)
  • A human hand extends out of a toilet! What do you do?
    • Scream and run. (Timid)
    • Close the lid without a word. (Calm, Hardy)
    • Shake hands with it. (Brave, Impish, Naive)
  • A foreign person has started up a conversation with you. To be honest, you don’t have a clue what this fellow is saying. How do you reply?
    • “Haha! Yes. Very funny!” (Jolly)
    • “Um… Could you say that again” (Hardy)
    • “Right… Well, I gotta go.” (Timid)
  • A test is coming up. How do you study for it?
    • Study hard. (Hardy)
    • At the last second. (Relaxed)
    • Ignore it and play. (Impish)
  • It’s a weekend, but no one will play with you. What do you do?
    • Go on a trip. (Jolly, Lonely)
    • Hang around vacantly. (Calm, Relaxed)
    • Huddle in a corner. (Lonely, Timid)
  • It’s the summer holidays! Where would you like to go?
    • The beach! (Jolly)
    • Spas. (Calm)
    • Anywhere. (Quirky)
  • It’s the summer festival! Do you like carnivals?
    • Love them! (Jolly)
    • Don’t care. (Quirky, Sassy)
  • On vacation outings, you want to…
    • Go alone. (Hasty, Quirky)
    • Go with others. (Jolly, Lonely)
  • Grab any digit on your left hand with your right hand. Which digit did you grab?
    • Thumb. (Timid)
    • Index finger. (Hasty)
    • Middle finger. (Jolly)
    • Ring finger. (Sassy)
    • Little finger. (Lonely)
  • There is a bucket. If you put water in it, how much will you fill it?
    • Full. (Hardy)
    • Half. (Calm)
    • A little. (Quirky)
  • There is a person you like, but there’s no opportunity to get close. What do you do?
    • Bravely declare my love. (Brave, Hardy)
    • Might say hello… (Quirky)
    • Pull a prank to get attention. (Impish)
    • Look from afar. (Timid)
  • The road forks to the right and left. You are told there is a treasure on the right side. What do you do?
    • Instantly go right. (Docile)
    • It’s a trap! Go left. (Sassy)
    • Whichever! Choose on a whim. (Quirky)
  • Someone calls you “weird but funny.” How does that make you feel?
    • Happy! (Lonely, Naive)
    • Not happy. (Hasty, Sassy)
  • There is an alien invasion! What will you do?
    • Fight. (Go to the question below)
    • Run. (Timid)
    • Ignore it. (Relaxed)
  • You valiantly fight the aliens but you are defeated. An alien says to you, “YOU HAVE IMPRESSED US. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO SEE. JOIN US, AND TOGETHER WE SHALL RULE THE WORLD.” What will you do?
    • Rule with the aliens. (Relaxed, Sassy)
    • Refuse. (Brave)

The game won’t necessarily ask you all of these questions, but the last one will always be to choose your gender. This makes the final calculation of your ideal Pokemon for your gender and nature. Here’s the list of all the Natures your Pokemon can have, as well as which gender will get which Pokemon with said Nature.

  • Brave – Machop (Boy), Charmander (Girl)
  • Calm – Mudkip (Boy), Bulbasaur (Girl)
  • Docile – Bulbasaur (Boy), Chikorita (Girl)
  • Hardy – Charmander (Boy), Pikachu (Girl)
  • Hasty – Torchic (Boy), Skitty (Girl)
  • Impish – Pikachu (Boy), Cubone (Girl)
  • Jolly – Squirtle (Boy), Totodile (Girl)
  • Lonely – Cubone (Boy), Psyduck (Girl)
  • Naive – Totodile (Boy), Eevee (Girl)
  • Quirky – Meowth (Boy), Treecko (Girl)
  • Relaxed – Psyduck (Boy), Squirtle (Girl)
  • Sassy – Treecko (Boy), Torchic (Girl)
  • Timid – Cyndaquil (Boy), Mudkip (Girl)

Best Partner Pokemon in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX

Your best Partner Pokemon in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX will depend on your starter, of course. This is also where Pikachu and a few others stand front and center, since they work well with any type. Here is the list of potential starter Pokemon and which partner they synergize with nicely.

  • Bulbasaur – Any Water-type or any partner in general
  • Charmander – Pikachu or any Grass-type
  • Squirtle – Any Fire-type
  • Pikachu – Any partner
  • Meowth – Any partner
  • Psyduck – Any Fire-type
  • Machop – Any partner
  • Cubone – Any Fire-type partner
  • Eevee – Any partner, depending on which evolution you’re planning to get
  • Chikorita – Pikachu or any Water-type
  • Cyndaquil – Pikachu, Treecko, or Bulbasaur
  • Totodile – Any Fire-type
  • Treecko – Any Water-type
  • Torchic – Pikachu or any Grass-type
  • Mudkip – Any Fire-type
  • Skitty – Any partner

Once again, probably the ideal Starter / Partner combo are Pikachu and a Fire-type, and we recommend Charmander or Cyndaquil. You should maybe go for Cyndaquil, because Charmander is easy to recruit, but it really doesn’t matter that much. Pikachu is really strong against most types, and the Charmander / Cyndaquil is there to plug the holes against those that Pika can’t really deal with. But, as I’ve already stated, that’s all ultimately up to you and how you like to play.

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