Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX: How to Move Across All Terrains

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX: How to Move Across All Terrains

We show you how to get through water, lava, over chasms or even pass through solid walls.

The ability to move through any terrain or tile in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX is a massive advantage, allowing you to navigate enemies, obstacles and access items you couldn't before. Here's how to move across or through all types of terrain.

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How to Move Across Water

The first obstacle you'll likely come across in a dungeon are areas of water, some of which will provide additional paths between rooms, even blocking off items in later parts of the game. Water can be crossed, appropriately by any Water-type Pokemon, as well as Pokemon that flies or levitates, such as Magnemite, Zapdos or Gastly. Just move them onto the water tile like it was regularly ground, and you should be able to cross it normally. Any Pokemon that can't cross water will simply stop at its edge and refuse to move.

How to Move Across Lava

Lava functions similarly to water, but with some differences and more danger. Lava can be crossed by levitating and flying Pokemon, as well as Fire-types. However, in the latter of these cases there's a catch: if you cross lava, it'll inflict a burn status effect if you're not a Fire type. This'll last until you're healed or move to the next floor. Elements like water and lava can inform what Starter you should pick in the beginning of the game.

How to Move Across Holes and Chasms

As you begin to move into more mountainous areas, there'll be holes in the ground. These can only be crossed by levitating and flying Pokemon, and there's no burn or similar status effect to worry about.

Mobile Ghost-types like Haunter can pass through solid objects at the cost of extreme hunger. | Joel Franey/USgamer, Spike Chunsoft/Nintendo

How to Move Through Solid Objects and Walls

This is the rarest and potentially most valuable power; to pass through solid walls where most other Pokemon can't follow. This power (referred to as being "Mobile") is normally limited to Ghost-type Pokemon, but if you're lucky enough to find the "Mobile Orb" item in a Dungeon, in the Kecleon Shop or as a reward from a Mission, you can temporarily grant Mobility to other kinds of Pokemon. There is a catch, however: your belly empties at an incredibly rapid rate while travelling through walls, going down by five for every turn you spend in there. You can go from a full stomach to starvation in a couple of minutes, so be careful about how you use it.

A Mobile Orb can give the same ghostly effect to any Pokemon. | Joel Franey/USgamer, Spike Chunsoft/Nintendo

Now you know how to move, you should move onto some of USG's other Pokemon content. You can take a look at Joel's review of Mystery Dungeon here, or see Nadia's report on the most popular Pokemon in all the world.

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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