Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX: Mystery Houses and Invitations Explained

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX: Mystery Houses and Invitations Explained

We show you how to get into the Mystery Houses in Dungeons, and where to get an Invitation.

After the main campaign of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX, you'll start to discover strange pink buildings in the Dungeons referred to as Mystery Houses, locked for those who don't have the right item. In this guide we'll explain how to open the Mystery Houses with Invitations, as well as where you can find them both.

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What are Mystery Houses?

Mystery Houses are randomly-occurring buildings that occur in Dungeons after completion of the main campaign. They're immediately identifiable as they don't seem to fit in anywhere: huge, pink buildings with yellow and green highlights and a gold front door. They're not exactly subtle. Approach the front door itself and you'll get a little message asking you to insert your invitation.

Invitations will allow you to crack open the house and get at the delicious treasure inside. | Joel Franey/USgamer, Spike Chunsoft/Nintendo

Where to Find Mystery Houses

As far as we know, Mystery Houses only appear in Dungeons that unlock after the campaign is over. For example, you won't find any in Mt. Steel, but they might be in Wyvern Hill. Aside from that, there seems to be no pattern as to what makes them appear - they just show up infrequently in certain Dungeon rooms.

How to Open the Mystery Houses

As you might've guessed, you'll need an Invitation item to enter. You can't unlock the building yourself, but there's a Pokemon inside who will open the door if you show you were invited. If you have an Invitation in your inventory, you can push it through the mail slot, whereupon the occupant will open the door and allow you in. This action uses up the Invitation, and you won't get it back. Instead, you'll have to find or buy another one.

How to Get Invitations

There's a chance you might've seen these items already, frilly pink, green and yellow envelopes that are sold fairly regularly by the Kecleon shop for 1000 coins. There's also a chance to get them from chests or as rewards for Rescue Missions. We recommend checking the Kecleon shop regularly - it's always good to have at least one in your inventory and a few more in storage.

There's not just loot - you can also make a new friend! | Joel Franey/USgamer, Spike Chunsoft/Nintendo

What's Inside the Mystery Houses?

Mystery Houses usually contain several helpful items, such as Orbs or Elixirs, as well as a couple of chests to bring out of the dungeon with you. More interestingly, there's the Pokemon who let you in. They tend to be fairly rare or at least strange (we encountered both a Wobbuffet and a Ditto in these houses), and by talking to them they'll offer to join your team. They also tend to have VERY good Rare Qualities that affect your whole team: the Wobbuffet we met allowed our team to tunnel through walls! Keep cracking open Mystery Houses whenever you can, because it's nearly always worth the effort.

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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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