Pokémon Mystery Dungeon DX: the best starters

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is finally available on the shelves, for this reason today we offer you the best starters to choose from to start your adventure in the best possible way

In this new chapter dedicated to Nintendo's pocket monsters, there are a good number of Pokemon to choose from to start the game. Choose a good combination between starter and Pokémon "partners" is essential to get started right from the beginning. A well-built team, in fact, allows you to cover a greater number of match-ups based on the opponents we may encounter in the dungeons. For this reason, today we want to offer you our advice on the best starters to start your adventure in the best possible way.

Avalanche starter

The main differences that we notice starting to play, between Mystery Dungeon and the main chapters of the Pokémon series, lie precisely in the choice of the starter. First, here you can choose between 16 different starters, unlike the series that has accustomed us to a limited choice between only 3 monsters. Second, the choice of the starter is bound to the answers we will give in a sort of preliminary quiz. Keep in mind that there are no right or wrong answers, the quiz is only used to outline your profile which will then be associated with a particular Pokémon.

The Pokémon to choose from are part of the first 3 generations, and there are a total of 16. Specifically, the starters available are:

  • Bulbasaur
  • Charmander
  • Squirtle
  • Pikachu
  • Meowth
  • Psyduck
  • Machop
  • Cubone
  • Eevee
  • Chikorita
  • Cyndaquil
  • Totodile
  • Treecko
  • Torchic
  • Mudkip
  • Skitty

The first piece of advice we would like to give you is this: follow your instincts and try to choose the answers of the test outlining an ideal personality of a Pokémon. With a basic knowledge of the types and temperament of starters, in fact, it is possible to make targeted choices and increase the chances of catching the favorite starter. A Charmander will surely have a brave temper, one Psyduck he will probably be more of a coward than the others and so on.

Also, try to fish for a starter that has more types, such as Charmander or Mudkip. Pokémon with more types, in addition to learning stronger moves over the course of the game, have better coverage against other types. This coverage, of course, will be expanded and the shortcomings compensated for by the partner Pokémon that you will be allowed to choose immediately afterwards. But first, let's focus on the best starters.

Charmander - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon DX: the best starters

Without beating around the bush: Charmander probably is the strongest starter to start with. In the early game of Mystery Dungeon, we will come across a large amount of Grass and Beetle Pokémon against which Charmander is very strong (with several of its abilities), being Fire-type. Being also Dragon type, Chamander will also learn "Dragon Wrath", a move known to inflict a large amount of damage on opponents. Since Dragon-type Pokémon are not easy to obtain in the game, they are already starting out stronger than others, and that is no exception for Charmander and his evolutions. Once the game is over, in fact, it will be possible make it evolve into Charizard, known to be one of the most powerful creatures of the first generation.

Machop - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon DX: the best starters

Machop is second on our list of the best starters to start with. Having only one type (Fight) and therefore only moves of that type, it turns out to be an excellent choice for the early game. In fact, in the first dungeons we will find a large amount of Normal and Rock type opponents, notoriously weak to Fighting-type Pokémon. Weakness towards Flying types can be easily filled from the partner Pokémon, without forgetting that Machop evolves into Machamp, the best Pokémon to inflict big damage in one hit. Besides really being very cool.

Pikachu - Pokémon Mystery Dungeon DX: the best starters

That's right. The most famous yellow rodent on the planet is one of the best game starter. While not ideal against Ground-type Pokémon (which we might often find in the game's early game), Pikachu has 4 attack moves all of different types. This allows it to be extremely viable both in the early stages of the game and progressing gradually. Choose a Water-type Pokémon as its partner (e.g. Squirtle, Mudkip, or Totodile) and you will be unstoppable.

Eevee – Pokémon Mistery Dungeon DX: i migliori starter

If you want to aim for a slightly steeper curve, but which can give you more results in the advanced pots of the game, Eevee is the choice for you. Although it is not exactly the best in the early game, being of the Normal type, this Pokémon has a couple of aces up its sleeve not bad. Once the Shimmer Cave, knowing what the requirements are to evolve, it will be possible to evolve Eevee in its main evolutions:

  • Flareon
  • Vaporeon
  • Jolteon
  • Umbreon
  • Espeon

In addition to choosing the evolution based on the type of your partner Pokémon, to be covered against a greater number of weaknesses, the choice of Eevee as a starter could be a great choice if you intend to catch all the Pokémon in the game. Eevee, in fact, is definitely difficult to be recruited later in the game, so choosing him as your starter could save you a lot of effort.

Psyduck – Pokémon Mistery Dungeon DX: i migliori starter

It is usually normal for Water-type fans to choose Squirtle, Mudkip, or Totodile, but let me tell you one thing: Psyduck is really cool. The confused duck may not be as charming or fearsome as its companions, but it really turns out to be a great alternative to the usual picks. In addition to being equipped with "Pistolacqua" from the very first levels, Psyduck is also Psychic type: this means that he has powerful moves like "Cozzata Zen" or "Confusion". The Water-type makes it perfect in early game against Rock, Fire and Normal-types, while the Psychic-type makes it strong against Fighting or Poison-types, as well as being able to learn a large number of TMs. So, have we convinced you to choose Psyduck?

So who do I choose?

So, have you chosen the starter to bet on? Please remember to choose with foresight the preliminary head answers you will be subjected to to get closer to your ideal Pokémon. In addition, we remind you once again to choose your partner according to the starter that will be assigned to you. The balance between types is essential in order not to struggle in the early game and to have a good balance even in the late game.

That said, we hope we have been helpful with our guide to the best Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX starters, and as always we invite you to stay tuned to Holygamerz for more news, updates and much more about the world of video games. Hello, coaches!

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