History VideoGame / PokemonMysteryDungeon

31st Jan '16 1:22:51 PM TokoWH
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* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo: Just like the main series, there are only subtle differences in item and Pokémon appearance rates. (Additionally, the ''Rescue Team'' games are on differing systems, which means there are a few touchscreen features in ''Blue'' that aren't in ''Red'', and Pokémon can be traded between them with just one system.)
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* OneGameForThePriceOfTwo: OneGameForThePriceOfTwo: ** Just like the main series, there are only subtle differences in item and Pokémon appearance rates. (Additionally, the ''Rescue Team'' games are on differing systems, which means there are a few touchscreen features in ''Blue'' that aren't in ''Red'', and Pokémon can be traded between them with just one system.)

** Averted with ''Gates to Infinity'', which has no counterpart. Though there is a surprisingly small amount of recruitable Pokémon (as it's mostly just Unova Pokémon).
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** Averted Starting with ''Gates to Infinity'', which has Infinity'' though, this seems to have been a process that was dropped, as both it and ''Super Mystery Dungeon'' have no counterpart. Though there is a surprisingly small amount of recruitable Pokémon (as it's mostly just Unova Pokémon).counterpart game.
31st Jan '16 1:17:07 PM TokoWH
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* {{Retcon}}: ''VideoGame/PokemonSuperMysteryDungeon'' confirms all the previous games take place in the same world. In the process, it also rewrote a few things about the previous games... ** The Wigglytuff in T/D/S was originally male in his debut game. Come ''Super'' though, ''she's'' now a girl. ** In ''VideoGame/PokemonMysteryDungeonGatesToInfinity'', Umbreon and Espeon were originally referred to as being a brother and sister team. Once again, in ''Super'', as well as [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfrA3X_Qcwg bonus video on one of Nintendo's channels]], either this was {{Retcon}}ned into making them unrelated, or there's some implied BrotherSisterIncest going on between them...
30th Jan '16 1:07:09 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:350:Imagine a world where only Pokemon roam. Including YOU.]] -> ''"Introducing the newest Pokémon ... ''YOU!''''" -->-- '''{{Tagline}}''', ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red/Blue Rescue Team'' A [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]-themed entry in Spike Chunsoft's (originally Chunsoft's before the merger with Spike) ''Mystery Dungeon'' (''Fushigi no Dungeon'') {{Roguelike}} franchise. The games center around a world populated ''exclusively'' by Pokémon (with no humans to be seen), who live in towns and cities, run shops, and go on adventures in [[RandomlyGeneratedLevels randomly-generated dungeons]]. ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon'' as a whole is notable from the main series for two reasons, one being that it's the first entries in the entire Pokémon franchise to place special emphasis on CharacterDevelopment and a compelling StoryArc (as opposed to the series's usual quest ToBeAMaster and to [[GottaCatchThemAll catch 'em all]]), typically involving a human who [[FishOutOfTemporalWater awakens in the Pokémon's world]] to discover that they've somehow been transformed into a Pokémon themselves. They become best friends with another Pokémon, form an adventure team, and go on a QuestForIdentity over the course of many adventures, as clues about their MysteriousPast reveal that their ultimate destiny is nothing less than SaveTheWorldClimax from an imminent destruction.
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[[caption-width-right:350:Imagine [[caption-width-right:350: Imagine a world where only Pokemon Pokémon roam. Including YOU.]] -> ''"Introducing ->''"Introducing the newest Pokémon ... ''YOU!''''" -->-- '''{{Tagline}}''', -->--'''{{Tagline}},''' ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red/Blue Rescue Team'' Team.'' A [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} Pokémon]]-themed Franchise/{{Pokemon}} themed entry in Spike Chunsoft's (originally Chunsoft's before the merger with Spike) ''Mystery Dungeon'' (''Fushigi no Dungeon'') {{Roguelike}} franchise. The games center around a world populated ''exclusively'' by Pokémon (with no humans to be seen), who live in towns and cities, run shops, and go on adventures in [[RandomlyGeneratedLevels randomly-generated dungeons]]. randomly generated dungeons.]] ''Pokémon Mystery Dungeon'' as a whole is notable from the main series for two reasons, one being that it's the first entries in the entire Pokémon franchise to place special emphasis on CharacterDevelopment and a compelling StoryArc (as opposed to the series's usual quest ToBeAMaster and to [[GottaCatchThemAll catch 'em all]]), GottaCatchThemAll), typically involving a human who [[FishOutOfTemporalWater awakens in the Pokémon's world]] to discover that they've somehow been transformed into a Pokémon themselves. They become best friends with another Pokémon, form an adventure team, and go on a QuestForIdentity over the course of many adventures, as clues about their MysteriousPast reveal that their ultimate destiny is nothing less than SaveTheWorldClimax from an imminent destruction.
25th Jan '16 7:34:14 PM Superjustinbros
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The gameplay is what you would expect from a {{Roguelike}}, except with battle mechanics loosely resembling those of the main Pokémon series: All 400-plus individual species (which you can "recruit" to become members of your team), all [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 17 elemental types]], moves, abilities, and StandardStatusEffects from the main series show up in a manner better suited to the different nature of gameplay. The Pokémon themselves are represented faithfully with 8-directional walking and attacking sprites and dialogue portraits (an impressive feat in and of itself!).
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The gameplay is what you would expect from a {{Roguelike}}, except with battle mechanics loosely resembling those of the main Pokémon series: All 400-plus 700-plus individual species (which you can "recruit" to become members of your team), all [[ElementalRockPaperScissors 17 18 elemental types]], moves, abilities, and StandardStatusEffects from the main series show up in a manner better suited to the different nature of gameplay. The Pokémon themselves are represented faithfully with 8-directional walking and attacking sprites and dialogue portraits (an impressive feat in and of itself!).
11th Jan '16 12:14:31 AM Malco
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The player character and their partner will eventually have to fight and defeat Legendary Pokémon in every game.
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* DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu: The player character and their partner will eventually have to fight and defeat Legendary Pokémon [[spoiler:and maybe an EldritchAbomination]] in every game.
11th Jan '16 12:10:14 AM Malco
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* AdventureGuild: Rescue teams, Explorer teams (explicitly so with Wigglytuff's Guild), and adventurer teams.
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* AdventureGuild: Rescue teams, Explorer teams (explicitly so with Wigglytuff's Guild), and adventurer teams.teams, and the Expedition Society.
8th Jan '16 7:02:32 AM Quanyails
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* PlayerExclusiveMechanic: All Pokemon--playable and enemy--share the same set of mechanics. One advantage player characters have is the ability to collect items in their Bag.
3rd Jan '16 9:23:47 PM Quanyails
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** The player's team always moves before the enemy, so moves that depend on speed such as Vital Throw, Payback, or Quash have different effects instead. ** Moves that use the mechanic of switching in a battle have different effects. Pursuit receives a damage boost on a status condition instead. Ally Switch, Baton Pass, and After You switch Pokemon locations, and the latter two moves give the switched Pokemon a stat boost.
29th Dec '15 3:53:28 AM Quanyails
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* PragmaticAdaptation: Most of the game's mechanics carry over from the main video game series, but some get reworked: ** Because gender isn't recognized outside of cutscenes, moves that require a specific gender work on all Pokemon (even Pokemon that are officially genderless). Rivalry gets reworked to trigger on typing rather than gender. ** Stats don't get modified upon evolution, so species with DivergentCharacterEvolution don't actually diverge. For instance, Gallade still focuses on high special attack while being a physical attacker in the main series. ** Happiness is not a mechanic, so Frustration and Return use other metrics to scale their power--IQ or Connections, depending on the game. ** False Swipe is useful in the original games, where HPToOne is optimal for catching Pokemon, but the ''Mystery Dungeon'' series does not allow the player to collect Pokemon that way. ''Gates to Infinity'' changes the mechanic to increase the chance of recruiting a Pokemon by knocking it out with this move... but then ''Super Mystery Dungeon'' is forced to reverse the change due to the lack of a recruiting feature.
28th Dec '15 3:54:52 AM PinkCelebi
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* KidHero: Every player and partner are completely unevolved. They still somehow manage to defeat Legendaries and can [[CurbstompBattle curbstomp some of them,]] [[RandomNumberGod if the RNG is nice to them.]] It seems to be a plot point in Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, since the Micro Direct shows a scene where the partner says that kids can't join the Expedition Society.
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* KidHero: Every player and partner are completely unevolved. They still somehow manage to defeat Legendaries and can [[CurbstompBattle curbstomp some of them,]] [[RandomNumberGod if the RNG is nice to them.]] It seems to be a plot point in Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon, since the Micro Direct shows Dungeon makes this a scene where the partner says that kids can't join the Expedition Society.plot point.

** ''Adventure Squads'' averts this by letting the player pick their hero and partner from the starting roster for each squad, with preset genders for each character. ''Gates'' averts this, letting you outright pick your player and partner characters (and their gender in the Japanese versions.)
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** ''Adventure Squads'' averts this by letting the player pick their hero and partner from the starting roster for each squad, with preset genders for each character. ''Gates'' averts this, letting you outright pick your player and partner characters (and their gender in the Japanese versions.)) ''Super'' plays with this; while the quiz is back, you can pick something else if you want.

* RankInflation: Most missions (and outlaw Pokémon) are ranked from E to A (and S) for difficulty, but the scale extends even farther with missions rated *1 through *9.
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* RankInflation: Most missions (and outlaw Pokémon) are Mission can be ranked anywhere from E to A (and S) for difficulty, but the scale extends even farther with missions rated A, followed by S and *1 through *9.*9; although how far it goes depends on the game.

* {{Roguelike}}: To cater to the younger demographic, though, it's actually a fair bit easier than most Roguelikes. At least, until the end credits roll, then the [[DifficultySpike kid-gloves come off]].
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* {{Roguelike}}: To cater to the younger demographic, though, it's actually a fair bit easier than most Roguelikes. At least, until the end credits roll, then the [[DifficultySpike kid-gloves come off]]. In Super Mystery Dungeon, the spike seems to be there ''[[NintendoHard right from the start]]''.
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