Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX: Auto-Mode Explained

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX: Auto-Mode Explained

We'll show you how to use Auto-Mode.

One of the newest features in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX is Auto-Mode, in which you can allow the game to control your Rescue Team of Pokemon to explore dungeons more efficiently. We'll explain how Auto-Mode works here, and what you can expect when you turn it on.

What is Auto-Mode?

Auto-Mode is a new feature that gives control of your rescue team over to an AI in the game, essentially allowing it to explore for you. Auto-Mode stops the moment an enemy gets too close or when a team member takes damage, passing control back over to the player until the threat is dealt with. When there's no nearby enemies, Auto-Mode moves the team to any items on that particular floor via the quickest possible route, collecting them as the player would. When all the items are gone, it then moves them to the staircase and down to the next floor.

Auto-Mode is the most efficient, if not the most tactical, means of sweeping dungeons. | Joel Franey/USgamer, Spike Chunsoft/Nintendo

How to Use Auto-Mode

Auto-Mode can be triggered at any time there isn't an enemy too close by pressing the L-button on the Switch (it won't trigger if an enemy is nearby). Auto-Mode then takes control, showing a white circle around the rescue team leader. That circle marks the point wherein, if an enemy enters, Auto-Mode stops and normal play resumes. By using it to quicken the sections between combat encounters, Auto-Mode allows players who prefer combat to essentially have exploration handled for them (though be warned; the AI is not especially smart and may walk you into opponents even when you're not ready for them).

That should be all you need to know about Auto-Mode and the best way to use it. If you need to know more, we've got pages on the best way to handle hunger and empty bellies, or you can follow this link to learn how to switch party leaders and manage tactics.

Joel Franey

Guides Writer

Joel loves books, games, comics and drinks that make a person feel like they just got kicked in the head by a mule. He has a Masters in writing from Sussex, which he somehow got by writing about Superman. He is absolutely NOT three children in a long coat, so please stop asking.

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