Recruitment is the main method of obtaining Pokémon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team. There is a limit of 413 Pokémon at one time.

Recruiting of Pokemon

  1. It must be the team leader who defeats the wild Pokémon.
  2. The team must not have more than 4 Pokémon, i.e. a full team.
  3. After recruiting the Pokémon, the Size of Pokémon in the team can't be higher than 6 stars.
  4. If the newly recruited Pokémon or the team leader faints before making it to the end of the dungeon, reaching a relay point or warping out of the dungeon, the new recruit(s) will leave the team forever.
  5. Some Pokémon Bosses can't be recruited on the first visit to the dungeon.
  6. Some dungeons disallow the recruiting of Pokémon.
  7. The recruitment rate of the Pokémon must be higher than zero.

Recruitment Rates

See Recruitment Rate.