The newest entry in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series, aptly titled Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon, looks to be shaking up the way you recruit other Pokémon to become your allies. The game will feature an item called the Connection Orb, which allows you to see the connections between different Pokémon in a way similar to the affinity chart from Xenoblade Chronicles. The Connection Orb will include Pokémon you’ve met as well as others connected to them, and it allows you to see those Pokémon’s personal worries and concerns. Solving their problem will prompt them to join your team. For example, the first Pokémon you meet in this way, Sylveon, is lost in a scary forest, giving you the opportunity to help her out.
You’ll also be able to recruit Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to your team. The exception is Hoopa, which you’ll be able to temporarily summon to aid you in dungeons after acquiring an item called the Warlock’s Pot. Using the Warlock’s Pot in a dungeon will call Hoopa to fight alongside you in that dungeon. Hoopa will also summon more Legendary and Mythical Pokémon to the dungeon, although they’ll sometimes appear as your enemies rather than your allies.
Some new story details have been revealed, as well. As in past games, you’ll play as an amnesiac Pokémon, and in this game a Nuzleaf is kind enough to take care of you. You’ll also attend a school with other Pokémon children, including your adventurous partner Pokémon, who wants to create a map of the world. Your other classmates include a Pancham, Shelmet, Deerling, Goomy, and Espurr. Some of the teachers at the school include a Simipour, Watchog, Farfetch’d, and Audino.
There are plenty of screenshots and artwork to accompany all of this information, as well. You can check them out in the gallery below, and leave a comment to share your thoughts on the new information.