Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX introduces a new mechanic with its Rare Qualities. These qualities are like an extra ability Pokemon can have, and as long as one team member has a Rare Quality the entire team can benefit from it.
These Rare Qualities can make dungeons easier to deal with and increase the survivability of your team. Knowing which ones you want is important, especially since Pokemon that ask to join your team can have them too. If a Pokemon asking to join your team has a Rare Quality you are looking for, or could benefit you for the dungeon, you will want to recruit them.
Here are the top 10 Rare Qualities you should look out for in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX.
Steamroll is by far the best Rare Quality, especially for your offensive Pokemon. What Steamroll does is make attacks that some Pokemon are immune to hit them anyway. For example, Earth Power with Steamroll can hit Flying type Pokemon, and Pokemon with the Levitate ability. Steamroll also makes moves that are not very effective do their normal amount of damage. So you can use Heat Wave on Water types and do tons of damage.
Being able to hit all Pokemon for neutral damage is an amazing ability. You do not have to worry about the typing of your moves with Steamroll. Just bring your Pokemon that have moves that hit the entire room, and you can breeze through any dungeon with Steamroll.
Brawl makes your moves more powerful if there are more enemies in the room. This is a situational Rare Quality as it is useless in corridors or rooms with few enemies.
However, it can be a lifesaver when dealing with Monster Houses or lots of enemies suddenly closing in on you. This is more likely to happen on high numbered floors in the harder dungeons. In other words, Brawl is more useful in the difficult dungeons, and that alone makes it very valuable.
If you manage to find yourself against many enemies though, Brawl can allow you to do massive damage and save your team from fainting.
3. Small Stomach
Small Stomach is an excellent Rare Quality on extremely long and dangerous dungeons. What Small Stomach does is completely refill your belly from any food item.
Be aware that not everything you can eat restores hunger. An edible item will only refill your belly if it restores your belly by 1 point.
Small Stomach’s power is made stronger by Perfect Apples. By eating two Perfect Apples, you can raise your belly’s capacity to 200, giving you even more time before you have to eat and making your hunger easy to deal with.
4. Rapid Bull’s Eye
Rapid Bull’s Eye is one of the Rare Qualities that fills a unique type of strategy in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. What it does is make multi hit moves never miss. This is powerful because multi hit moves are the strongest moves in the game.
Some examples of multi hit moves are Pin Missile, Arm Thrust, and Fury Swipes. Their only weakness is their poor accuracy, which Rapid Bull’s Eye takes care of.
One of the best Pokemon to use Rapid Bull’s Eye on is Cloyster. This is because Cloyster has the Skill Link ability which makes all multi hit moves hit 5 times. This makes it a force to be reckoned with in any dungeon.
Another Pokemon that Rapid Bull’s Eye is strong on is Heracross, because it can learn Bullet Seed, Arm Thrust, Pin Missile, and Fury Attack.
5. Leave Half
Leave Half is a Rare Quality that is great if you do not have access to a lot of items. With Leave Half, if you use a Big Apple, Perfect Apple, Max Elixir, or Reviver Seed then they turn into an Apple, Max Ether, or Tiny Reviver Seed respectively. This gives you two uses out of one item, although the second use is a lower quality. It also makes inventory management easier, since you get more value out of items without using up more space.
Leave Half can also be utilized in dungeons where you cannot bring in any items, such as Purity Forest, since it will give you more use out of anything you find throughout the dungeon.
Friendly increases the chances of a Pokemon asking to join your rescue team. This can be helpful in trying to recruit Pokemon with Rare Qualities.
Each time a Pokemon asks to join your team there is a random chance for it to have a Rare Quality. Many times recruiting a Pokemon with a Rare Quality allows you to make your journey much easier, as your team will gain more flexibility.
For example, if you do not have Steamroll, and you recruit a Pokemon with Steamroll, then you no longer have to worry about type differences for the rest of the dungeon.
7. Recoil Boost
Recoil Boost greatly powers up moves that deal recoil damage, or moves that damage the user if they miss. Some examples of moves effected by Recoil Boost are Double Edge, High Jump Kick, and Flare Blitz. All these moves already have high base damage, so adding the bonus from Recoil Boost will make them hit incredibly hard. Being able to deal such heavy damage will allow you to take on any opponent.
Just be cautious if you are surrounded by multiple enemies, as they could take you out. Pairing a support Pokemon that can heal your team can help counter the negative effects from recoil moves, allowing you to take advantage of these strong moves. Check out my guide on the best support Pokemon to help you make your picks.
8. Riled Up
Riled Up will boost your Attack and Special Attack whenever you take damage from an enemy. Stat boosting can really make a difference, making the floor easier to deal with.
Riled Up is guaranteed to work on every floor in a dungeon, and taking a small bit of damage is worth the boost. Plus with Riled Up you do not need to run stat boosting moves and can run damaging moves instead.
9. Mind over Matter
If you do not have any support Pokemon, or want to free up a move slot, Mind Over Matter is a strong Rare Quality. What Mind Over Matter does is cure all status conditions when you or your team steps on a Wonder Tile. With this you can remove status clearing moves on your Pokemon, such as Aromatherapy, and fill the slot with a damaging or other support move instead.
Just be aware that this only works if your stats have been lowered as well. If you just have a status effect, then the Wonder Tile will not cure it.
Mind Over Matter is more useful on long journeys rather than short ones, so if you only have to go a few floors I would not bring a Pokemon with this Rare Quality.
10. Wary Walk
Wary Walk protects your team from traps by disabling and breaking any traps you step on. This can be valuable in lengthy dungeons as traps become more common.
Normally, stepping on a trap at the wrong moment can definitely cause you to get knocked out in a dungeon, or just be annoying by getting rid of some valuable items such as Reviver Seeds and Oran Berries. Having this Rare Quality means you do not have to rely on Goggle Specs to avoid traps and can hold something more useful instead.
Those are the top 10 Rare Qualities in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX. Each gives you a chance at trying a variety of different play styles.
These Rare Qualities can make long dungeons easier to deal with, and faster to get through. You can defeat enemies quicker or preserve the items you have.
I hope this helps you decide which Rare Qualities to use on your team. Stay tuned for morePokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX guides and content.