Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX: Why Can't I See Enemies and Items on the Map?

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX: Why Can't I See Enemies and Items on the Map?

We explain why the in-game minimap is sometimes less helpful, and how you can change this.

In the later stages of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team DX, you'll notice that sometimes you won't be able to see enemies and items on the map outside whatever area you're inside. We'll explain why you can't see enemies and items on the map, and how you can fix that.

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Why Doesn't My Map Work?

Don't worry, the game isn't broken: certain Dungeons in Mystery Dungeon DX don't allow you to get map information outside of the room or section of corridor you're currently in, meaning you won't know where enemies or items are until you're close enough to physically see them. You can tell which Dungeons these are before you go inside, as there'll be a little icon in the top-right information box. If the Map section says "Can't Check", you'll be going in blind. These kinds of Dungeons tend to become more common the later in the game you get, limiting your ability to plan around the movements of enemies or make a beeline for loot.

This little signifier in the top-right tells you whether you'll be going in blind. | Joel Franey/USgamer, Spike Chunsoft/Nintendo

How to Fix Your Map

If you want all that environmental knowledge back, you'll need a pair of X-Ray Specs. These oddly bug-like glasses, when held, give you the power to see as you would as if it were the other type of Dungeon. They won't outline traps or anything properly hidden, but you'll be able to get real-time information on the position of enemies, allies and loot alike.

X-Ray Specs, when held, allow you to break the fog of ignorance. You'll look a bit weird, though. | Joel Franey/USgamer, Spike Chunsoft/Nintendo

Where to Get X-Ray Specs

These tend to be introduced to the game in the latter stages, after the main campaign is over, but you'll find X-Ray Specs in the way you'd find any valuable held item: as possible Rescue Rewards, occasionally sold by Kecleon, or as items found inside dropped treasure chests. These is no guaranteed way to spawn X-Ray Specs, so you'll have to keep playing and scanning the Bulletin Board each morning to see what's on offer.

We know how to do Mystery Dungeon and Pokemon here at USgamer. You can find Kat's first impressions with the game and her thoughts here, or follow this link to see Joel's review of the final thing.

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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