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I remember making something like that way back when I didn't know when the guides even existed. It was one of my first posts on Psypoke. Heh, memories.

You can find it here.

Using the site or my post, it matters not - just so long as you get your answers.


Tue Oct 30, 2007 8:42 pm
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Linking Moves

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon introduces a new battling mechanic known as move-linking. This allows you to link up two or more moves to be used consecutively in a specific order when in battle, saving you several turns in battle as well as preventing the enemy from making any response to your first move used.

While linking up moves can be powerful, it also depletes the PP of each linked move each time you execute a particular combo. When the PP of all moves in the combo are depleted, the moves become separated. As such, care has to be taken when using combos so as to prevent such a scenario. Generally, combos are recommended only for Boss Battles, so that PP would not be wasted on single wild Pokemon which can be easily defeated without the use of such combos.

Linking Up at the Gulpin Shop

Outside of dungeons, you can link up moves any time at the Gulpin Shop, which is found in Pokemon Square.


Select to Proceed once you speak to Gulpin. This will lead you to a menu displaying all the moves that your Pokemon knows. The bottom window would display shortcuts such as using the R button and the keypad to shift the order of the moves.


Select a move and choose "Link" to link it up with the move below it in the menu. For instance, choosing to Link Bubble would link it up with Bite. By choosing to link the Bubble-Bite combo, you will then link these two moves to Ice Beam, resulting in a three-move combo. The screenshot below shows two combos: Bubble-Bite and Ice Beam-Surf.


When you're done with all the linking up and all other changes, simply press B and exit the shop.

The Link Box

It is also possible to link up moves without Gulpin's aid when you are in dungeons. To do so, you will need a Link Box, an item which allows you to link and delink moves.


The process of linking up moves is the same as that at the Gulpin Shop, although you are unable to relearn nor forget any moves. Simply select "Link" to link a move with the next move.


Linked Moves in Battle

As afore-mentioned, linked moves would be used consecutively without giving the enemy any pause to respond to you. For instance, the screenshot below shows Squirtle using the Bubble-Bite combo on a wild Phanpy.


Move Combos

With this new mechanic, it is possible to come up with many move combos which would inflict maximum damage on your foe. Typically, a stat-lowering move followed by attacks would be the most effective way to deal damage. Tail Whip followed by Bonemerang and Screech followed by Body Slam are but two examples of combos which you can try. Alternatively, link up four high-damage attacks together and use the entire combo on an enemy Boss. It is up to you to experiment for yourself which combos work best for your purposes. Good luck!


Sat Dec 15, 2007 9:09 pm
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sN0wBaLL wrote:
Linking Moves
I am skipping all these.

SN0wBaLL, thanks for writing this guide! Now you solved my only sutpidity in PMD!!

Now I gotta test linking on my level 1 Pokes and then rearrage my high level Pokes' movesets.

Oh wait, one thing concerning that "Group Safety" hidden tactic...
I think I should experiment that with my group of Nidrans since they are of the same species. (male of female, I experiment either one gender group.)


Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:18 pm
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Sure, go experiment with the hidden tactics. Even I am not too sure what exactly they imply =x


Mon Dec 17, 2007 9:09 pm
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Recruitment Rates for every Pokémon (I'll keep on editing this, I'll do 15 at a time).

Bulbasaur 12.5%
Ivysaur -19%
Venusaur (never recruits)
Charmander 11.7%
Charmeleon -19%
Charizard (never recruits)
Squirtle 11.7%
Wartortle -19%
Blastoise -33.9%
Caterpie 10.2%
Metapod -19%
Butterfree (never recruits)
Weedle 11.4%
Kakuna -19%
Beedrill (never recruits)

Sorry if this info is already available on the website.


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Wed Dec 19, 2007 2:36 am
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We're planning to add that information to the main site soon, so stay tuned.

EDIT: Never mind... here's what I have (aka the full list) for now. The site version should probably come soon.


Last edited by sN0wBaLL on Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:26 am, edited 1 time in total.

Wed Dec 19, 2007 3:20 am
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List of Recruitment Percentages

Below is a list of base Recruitment Percentages for all Pokemon in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon. Note that these are base percentages, hence the recruitment bonuses from the Friend Bow and your Pokemon's level have not been factored in. For more information on recruiting Pokemon, please refer to the site's Recruitment Guide.

The List Itself (Arranged by Dex Numbers)

Bulbasaur 12.5%
Ivysaur -19%
Venusaur Impossible
Charmander 11.7%
Charmeleon -19%
Charizard Impossible
Squirtle 11.7%
Wartortle -19%
Blastoise -33.9%
Caterpie 10.2%
Metapod -19%
Butterfree Impossible
Weedle 11.4%
Kakuna -19%
Beedrill Impossible
Pidgey 10.1%
Pidgeotto -19%
Pidgeot Impossible
Rattata 9.5%
Raticate Impossible
Spearow 11.9%
Fearow Impossible
Ekans 12.4%
Arbok Impossible
Pikachu -19%
Raichu Impossible
Sandshrew 10.4%
Sandslash Impossible
Nidoran (f) 13.3%
Nidorina -19%
Nidoqueen Impossible
Nidoran (m) 12.6%
Nidorino -19%
Nidoking Impossible
Clefairy -19%
Clefable Impossible
Vulpix 12.2%
Ninetales Impossible
Jigglypuff -19%
Wigglytuff Impossible
Zubat 13.7%
Golbat -19%
Oddish 12%
Gloom -19%
Vileplume Impossible
Paras 11.4%
Parasect Impossible
Venonat 11.4%
Venomoth Impossible
Diglett 10.9%
Dugtrio Impossible
Meowth 12%
Persian Impossible
Psyduck 10.8%
Golduck Impossible
Mankey 10.9%
Primeape Impossible
Growlithe 10.6%
Arcanine Impossible
Poliwag 8.1%
Poliwhirl -19%
Poliwrath Impossible
Abra 10.4%
Kadabra -19%
Alakazam Impossible
Machop 10.5%
Machoke -19%
Machamp Impossible
Bellsprout 9.3%
Weepinbell Impossible
Victreebel Impossible
Tentacool 8.3%
Tentacruel -30%
Geodude 9.1%
Graveler -19%
Golem -30%
Ponyta 10.9%
Rapidash Impossible
Slowpoke 12%
Slowbro Impossible
Magnemite 12.8%
Magneton Impossible
Farfetch'd 7.2%
Doduo 7.3%
Dodrio Impossible
Seel 3.9%
Dewgong Impossible
Grimer 12.2%
Muk Impossible
Shellder 12.2%
Cloyster Impossible
Gastly 1%
Haunter -19%
Gengar Impossible
Onix 9.6%
Drowzee 7.9%
Hypno Impossible
Krabby 8%
Kingler Impossible
Voltorb 8.1%
Electrode Impossible
Exeggcute 6%
Exeggutor Impossible
Cubone 10.5%
Marowak Impossible
Hitmonlee Impossible
Hitmonchan Impossible
Lickitung 8.6%
Koffing 7.9%
Weezing Impossible
Rhyhorn 7.7%
Rhydon Impossible
Chansey 6.9%
Tangela 7.4%
Kangaskhan 7.6%
Horsea 12.4%
Seadra -19%
Goldeen 11.9%
Seaking Impossible
Staryu 8.9%
Starmie Impossible
Mr. Mime 7.4%
Scyther 10%
Jynx Impossible
Electabuzz Impossible
Magmar Impossible
Pinsir 8.3%
Tauros 7.9%
Magikarp 9.2%
Gyarados Impossible
Lapras 6.7%
Ditto 6.8%
Eevee 10.2%
Vaporeon Impossible
Jolteon Impossible
Flareon Impossible
Porygon 7.6%
Omanyte 8%
Omastar Impossible
Kabuto 7.2%
Kabutops Impossible
Aerodactyl 8.4%
Snorlax 2%
Articuno 30%
Zapdos 30%
Moltres 30%
Dratini 11%
Dragonair -19%
Dragonite Impossible
Mewtwo 99.9%
Mew 0.9%

Chikorita 11.4%
Bayleef -19%
Meganium Impossible
Cyndaquil 11.2%
Quilava -19%
Typhlosion Impossible
Totodile 11.4%
Croconaw -19%
Feraligatr Impossible
Sentret 7.3%
Furret Impossible
Hoothoot 7%
Noctowl Impossible
Ledyba 12.1%
Ledian Impossible
Spinarak 7.8%
Ariados Impossible
Crobat Impossible
Chinchou 8.7%
Lanturn Impossible
Pichu 5.1%
Cleffa 13.1%
Igglybuff 11.3%
Togepi 7.9%
Togetic Impossible
Natu 9.4%
Xatu Impossible
Mareep 11.9%
Flaaffy -19%
Ampharos Impossible
Bellossom Impossible
Marill -19%
Azumarill Impossible
Sudowoodo 10.4%
Politoed Impossible
Hoppip 8.5%
Skiploom -19%
Jumpluff Impossible
Aipom 7.2%
Sunkern 5.2%
Sunflora Impossible
Yanma 7.4%
Wooper 11.9%
Quagsire Impossible
Espeon Impossible
Umbreon Impossible
Murkrow 7.2%
Slowking Impossible
Misdreavus 8.8%
Unown (A-Z) 1.8%
Unown! 0.1%
Unown? 0.1%
Wobbuffet Impossible
Girafarig 7.6%
Pineco 9.4%
Forretress IMpossible
Dunsparce 7.6%
Gligar 8.5%
Steelix Impossible
Snubbull 8.1%
Granbull Impossible
Qwilfish 6.9%
Scizor Impossible
Shuckle 6.9%
Heracross 2.6%
Sneasel 7.7%
Teddiursa 11.4%
Ursaring Impossible
Slugma 11.4%
Magcargo Impossible
Swinub 10.9%
Piloswine Impossible
Corsola 8.3%
Remoraid 8.8%
Octillery -30%
Delibird 8.8%
Mantine 9.5%
Skarmory 6.8%
Houndour 11.4%
Houndoom Impossible
Kingdra Impossible
Phanpy 8.2%
Donphan Impossible
Porygon2 10%
Stantler 7.2%
Smeargle 6.8%
Tyrogue 8%
Hitmontop Impossible
Smoochum 8%
Elekid 10.3%
Magby 9.5%
Miltank 8.7%
Blissey Impossible
Raikou 0.1%
Entei 0.1%
Suicune 0.1%
Larvitar 12.2%
Pupitar -19%
Tyranitar Impossible
Lugia 99.9%
Ho-oh 99.9%
Celebi 99.9%

Treecko 11.2%
Grovyle -19%
Sceptile Impossible
Torchic 11.9%
Combusken -19%
Blaziken Impossible
Mudkip 12.3%
Marshtomp -19%
Swampert -33.9%
Poochyena 8.2%
Mightyena Impossible
Zigzagoon 8.5%
Linoone Impossible
Wurmple 7.4%
Silcoon -19%
Beautifly Impossible
Cascoon -19%
Dustox Impossible
Lotad 8%
Lombre -19%
Ludicolo Impossible
Seedot 11.2%
Nuzleaf -19%
Shiftry Impossible
Taillow 7.5%
Swellow Impossible
Wingull 12.5%
Pelipper Impossible
Ralts 1%
Kirlia -19%
Gardevoir Impossible
Surskit 3.8%
Masquerain Impossible
Shroomish 7.7%
Breloom Impossible
Slakoth 11.3%
Vigoroth -19%
Slaking Impossible
Nincada 7.4%
Ninjask Impossible
Shedinja Impossible
Whismur 8.8%
Loudred -19%
Exploud Impossible
Makuhita 10.2%
Hariyama Impossible
Azurill 10.2%
Nosepass 7.4%
Skitty 7.2%
Delcatty Impossible
Sableye 8.2%
Mawile 7.1%
Aron 7.8%
Lairon -19%
Aggron Impossible
Meditite 5.5%
Medicham Impossible
Electrike 7.8%
Manectric Impossible
Plusle 35%
Minun 35%
Volbeat 8.6%
Illumise 7.3%
Roselia 7%
Gulpin 6.9%
Swalot Impossible
Carvanha 8.9%
Sharpedo Impossible
Wailmer 8.2%
Wailord Impossible
Numel 8.1%
Camerupt Impossible
Torkoal 8.1%
Spoink 7.5%
Grumpig Impossible
Spinda 7.2%
Trapinch 8.3%
Vibrava -19%
Flygon Impossible
Cacnea 7.2%
Cacturne Impossible
Swablu 7.5%
Altaria Impossible
Zangoose 7.2%
Seviper 7.2%
Lunatone 5%
Solrock 5%
Barboach 8.3%
Whiscash Impossible
Corphish 8.8%
Crawdaunt Impossible
Baltoy 5.6%
Claydol Impossible
Lileep 7.3%
Cradily -30%
Anorith 8.7%
Armaldo Impossible
Feebas 9.2%
Milotic Impossible
Castform 7.4%
Kecleon -33.9
Shuppet 8%
Banette Impossible
Duskull 7.5%
Dusclops Impossible
Tropius 7.6%
Chimecho 6.9%
Absol 6.8%
Wynaut 9.6%
Snorunt 7.5%
Glalie Impossible
Spheal 8.8%
Sealeo -19%
Walrein Impossible
Clamperl 8.5%
Huntail Impossible
Gorebyss Impossible
Relicanth 7.9%
Luvdisc 8.6%
Bagon 7.6%
Shelgon -19%
Salamence Impossible
Beldum 7.8%
Metang -19%
Metagross Impossible
Regirock 0.1%
Regice 0.1%
Registeel 0.1%
Latias Auto
Latios Auto
Kyogre 50%
Groudon -10%
Rayquaza -10%
Jirachi 99.9%
Deoxys -10%

The List Itself (Arranged by Recruitment Percentage)

-33.9%: Blastoise, Feraligatr, Swampert, Kecleon

-30.0%: Tentacruel, Golem, Octillery, Shiftry, Cradily

-19.0%: Ivysaur, Charmeleon, Wartortle, Metapod, Kakuna, Pidgeotto, Pikachu, Nidorina, Nidorino, Clefairy, Jigglypuff, Golbat, Gloom, Poliwhirl, Kadabra, Machoke, Weepinbell, Graveler, Haunter, Seadra, Dragonair, Bayleef, Quilava, Croconaw, Flaaffy, Marill, Skiploom, Pupitar, Grovyle, Combusken, Marshtomp, Silcoon, Cascoon, Lombre, Nuzleaf, Kirlia, Vigoroth, Loudred, Lairon, Vibrava, Sealeo, Shelgon, Metang

-10.0%: Groudon, Rayquaza, Deoxys

0.1%: Raikou, Entei, Suicune, Regirock, Regice, Registeel, Latias, Latios, Unown!, Unown?

0.9%: Mew

1.0%: Gastly, Ralts

1.8%: Unown (A-Z)

2.0%: Snorlax

2.6%: Heracross

3.8%: Surskit

3.9%: Seel

5.0%: Lunatone, Solrock

5.1: Pichu

5.2%: Sunkern

5.5%: Meditite

5.6%: Baltoy

6.0%: Exeggcute

6.7%: Lapras

6.8%: Ditto, Skarmory, Smeargle, Absol

6.9%: Chansey, Qwilfish, Shuckle, Gulpin, Chimecho

7.0%: Hoothoot, Roselia

7.1%: Mawile

7.2%: Farfetch'd, Kabuto, Aipom, Murkrow, Stantler, Skitty, Spinda, Cacnea, Zangoose, Seviper

7.3%: Doduo, Sentret, Illumise, Lileep

7.4%: Tangela, Mr. Mime, Yanma, Wurmple, Nincada, Nosepass, Castform

7.5%: Taillow, Spoink, Swablu, Duskull, Snorunt

7.6%: Kangaskhan, Porygon, Girafarig, Dunsparce, Tropius, Bagon

7.7%: Rhyhorn, Sneasel, Shroomish

7.8%: Spinarak, Aron, Electrike, Beldum

7.9%: Drowzee, Koffing, Tauros, Togepi, Relicanth

8.0%: Krabby, Omanyte, Tyrogue, Smoochum, Lotad, Shuppet

8.1%: Poliwag, Voltorb, Snubbull, Numel, Torkoal

8.2%: Phanpy, Poochyena, Sableye, Wailmer

8.3%: Tentacool, Pinsir, Corsola, Trapinch, Barboach

8.4%: Aerodactyl

8.5%: Hoppip, Gligar, Zigzagoon, Clamperl

8.6%: Lickitung, Volbeat, Luvdisc

8.7%: Chinchou, Miltank, Anorith

8.8%: Misdreavus, Remoraid, Delibird, Whismur, Corphish, Spheal

8.9%: Staryu, Carvanha

9.1%: Geodude

9.2%: Magikarp, Feebas

9.3%: Bellsprout

9.4%: Natu, Pineco

9.5%: Rattata, Mantine, Magby

9.6%: Onix, Wynaut

10.0%: Scyther, Porygon2

10.1%: Pidgey

10.2%: Caterpie, Eevee, Makuhita, Azurill

10.3%: Elekid

10.4%: Sandshrew, Abra, Sudowoodo

10.5%: Machop, Cubone

10.6%: Growlithe

10.8%: Psyduck

10.9%: Diglett, Mankey, Ponyta, Swinub

11.0%: Dratini

11.2%: Cyndaquil, Treecko, Seedot

11.3%: Igglybuff, Slakoth

11.4%: Weedle, Paras, Venonat, Chikorita, Totodile, Teddiursa, Slugma, Houndour

11.7%: Charmander, Squirtle

11.9%: Spearow, Goldeen, Mareep, Wooper, Torchic

12.0%: Oddish, Meowth, Slowpoke

12.1%: Ledyba

12.2%: Vulpix, Grimer, Shellder, Larvitar

12.3%: Mudkip

12.4%: Ekans, Horsea

12.5%: Bulbasaur, Wingull

12.6%: Nidoran (M)

12.8%: Magnemite

13.1%: Cleffa

13.3%: Nidoran (F)

13.7%: Zubat

30.0%: Articuno, Zapdos, Moltres

35.0%: Plusle, Minun

50.0%: Kyogre

99.9%: Mewtwo, Lugia, Ho-Oh, Celebi, Jirachi

-All other Pokemon which are not listed are not recruitable


Wed Dec 19, 2007 4:25 am
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i find this varry usefull for PMD RRT AND BRT but now sence PMD2 ED and ET are out will you make a guide for that or will you give someone else that job cause i like this one alot.

Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:40 pm
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Hmmm. To be honest, I haven't decided if I will write up guides for PMD2, since I haven't even got the game... yet, that is. I also haven't decided if I am to continue writing guides for PMD1, now that PMD2 is out.


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