Pokémon spinoffs come in varying levels of success. Some, like Pokémon Quest, or Magikarp Jump, are cute adventures that feel lovingly crafted. Others, like Pokémon Pinball, Pokémon Snap, or Pokémon Stadium, offer goofy, fun avenues to explore within a beloved franchise. And then there’s Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX, a game best considered a very expensive, pokémon-themed fidget spinner.

Rescue Team DX is a remake of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team, a complementary pair of games released in 2005 for Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance. As in the original, the player assumes the role of a pokémon who forms a rescue team. Missions typically involve plunging into randomly generated dungeons to find…

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