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Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team

Moltres and Articuno

stargamergirl790 asks:
Added Jun 9th 2008, ID #120035

Moltres and Articuno

OK, so I have already recruted Zapdos and I ahve beaten moltres about 12 times but he still won't join my team!!!!! I got Zapdos to join the 2nd time I beat him, but this is just getting annoying!!!! Please help!
PS How many times do you have to beat all the other legandaries before they join your team? I already have Kyogre and Zapdos.


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dragonair907 answered:
Added 13th Jun 2008, ID #261189

Moltres took a long time for me too. Try going to recruit him alone this time or use a Friend Bow (although they are rare and you might want to save it for a different, harder-to-recruit Pokemon.) If you have been trying to recruit a legendary with three members in your team you can't do it because of your team's size.

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Guest said: 26th May 2015 | REPORT
if i remember correctly, your level also determine the recruiting percentage
Guest said: 28th Oct 2015 | REPORT
I got zapdos and moltres easy peasy but articuno won't appear when I get to the 5th floor in frosty grotto why
Guest said: 16th Jan 2017 | REPORT
you have to defeat the main storyline by beating rayquaza then articuno should be there
Guest said: 2nd Dec 2017 | REPORT
No raquaza does not have to be beaten for Articuno

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lolita lempika answered:
Added 15th Jun 2008, ID #261720

Are you sure that you have purchased his friend area yet?? I found a few hidden friend areas as rewards for doing missions....It would be frustrating to battle him so much only to find out that you still needed his friend area XD

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Guest said: 31st Jul 2016 | REPORT
How do you buy friend zones
Guest said: 22nd Sep 2016 | REPORT
Go to pokemon central and go to wigglytuff
Guest said: 24th Mar 2017 | REPORT
how to go to 99f in buried relic faster ? can i use a cheat in nintendo ds ?
Guest said: 15th Jul 2017 | REPORT
No there's no other way to get to 99th floors just stairs.but I don't know about using cheats.

XxRedxMoonxNinjaxX answered:
Added 30th Jun 2008, ID #265582

Well, legendarys are...extremly stubborn.
I don't think there's a certain amount of times to fight the Pokemon before it joins you...
Maybe, if you throw it's gummi at it, it'll help...I've heard it does.
I'm going to try that gummi thing on Groudon, because it's being a stubborn...!
But it could also be your team's size.
The legendary birds are about **** (4 stars) in size, sooo, that might be doing something.

Hope I Helped Some! ^^"

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Guest said: 2nd Jan 2018 | REPORT
Yep bro it took me 10 tries to catch moltrese but after the gummy trick I caught it the second time!
Guest answered:
Added 2nd Aug 2010, ID #345606

i have heard that if you throw a colored gummi that matches the color of your facing pokemon at it, there will be a 8/10 chance of it being recuited.

Guest answered:
Added 16th Jan 2011, ID #381622

I have groudon,kyorger and zapdos I have a friend bow on everyone of them and through a red gummie at moltres and a blue gummie at articuno. It took me 3 times on each.

Guest answered:
Added 27th Feb 2011, ID #389753

That's almost the same for me, except with articuno. I think I've beat him like 12 times already and he wont join, but I'm going to try the gummy thing. But yeah, a friend bow helps

Guest answered:
Added 7th Mar 2011, ID #391315

Try ho oh not stubborn beat him twice the dungeon has forty floors and his freind area you buy called rainbow peak

Guest answered:
Added 26th Mar 2011, ID #394896

It also depends on the IQ of the leader pokemon. If it's to low the Pokemon wont join. Gummis do help, but I don't know how much. I had to use 4 on groudon but I got him the 2ed try. That's gotta mean something. Also so legendarys want you to have 3 members on you're team or just 1. I've never eard of these friend bows though?

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Guest said: 2nd Aug 2014 | REPORT
if you try throwing a gummy of the same color you have a 8/10 rate of it joining you.
Guest answered:
Added 15th May 2011, ID #405499

A friend Bow helps you get fallen Pokemon to join you. For all legendary Birds this will really help some times it can get Legenday Pokemon to join you this is very importain for Legendary Pokemon Hunters

Guest answered:
Added 18th Jun 2011, ID #413550

The gummi thing dosent work I've tried like athousand times on articuno and moltress each and still havent got them

Guest answered:
Added 31st Jul 2011, ID #427410

I had a long and hard time trying to get moltres too. I got Zapdos and Kyogre before getting it too. I never used the gummies nor the friend bow. I used my Delcatty (my Starter Poke) to beat the Moltres for about 5 times and then I was able to recruit it (Before I had a Blaziken or a Zapdos with me then I realized that the size was too big because of Zapdos) . Remember that the leader Pokemon has to use the last strike, and having Sing Doubleslap linked tog really helps me.

Guest answered:
Added 5th Aug 2011, ID #429003

Gummies only work if you throw the gummi that the legendary likes but you have to throw 2 of them so that they will eat one

Poom3029 answered:
Added 7th Aug 2011, ID #429878

You may need to get to Lucario rank (which is ****ing hard) or level up to way higher levels and have a friend bow (the leader must hold it)

Dethsiezer answered:
Added 15th Aug 2011, ID #432833

Alright for me it is easy I will help- firstly gummy doesnt help I did it with lvl 31 tentacruel with gold rank team firstly rank and lvl helps but also the more damage you deal also helps but by little- and did you check team size you can only get the birds or some other big legend due to SIZE aka my tent was size 1 I even tried to get moltres with zapdos for bout 5 times and it didnt work and first time with my tentacruel so yes you need size 1 team and poke to get creatures size 4 aka zap molt and art ^.^ hoped at least 1 part of this helped because I got them all on first try after noticing size matters

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Guest said: 4th Oct 2011 | REPORT
thank you!!!
Guest said: 7th Apr 2012 | REPORT
well if you are using zapdos to recruit moltres, then it is impossible to recruit him, because u cant use a legendary to recruit a legendary. if u use someone else, then there is a 50% chance of getting moltres.
Guest said: 21st Mar 2013 | REPORT
Now u tell me
Guest said: 2nd Aug 2014 | REPORT
u need 1 of the legendary (or normal pokemon) colour gummy because a pokemon can't hold 2 items so defeat it while it is holding the same gummy and you have a 8/10 percent of getting it to join your team. this always works for me !
Guest answered:
Added 31st Aug 2011, ID #437614

Please don't disregard what I'm saying altohugh it soudsn fake -_- if you walk around the room it *GREATLY* increases your chances I couldnt get him either did that no gummys no bow and go him may be a quensidence but I saw it on another site aswell

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Guest said: 1st Dec 2011 | REPORT
Yeah. Me too. I found this interesting information (that is to room around - you must stick your pokemon to the wall - the boss area at least 3 times. Viola! I made to join the Lgendary birds with just 2 tries.. How about that?
Guest answered:
Added 30th Sep 2011, ID #443968

Omg I got articuno on my fifth go by throwing blue,sky and clear gummies at it then walking around it little place then finishing it yay so ya throw gummies and walk round the room btw fifth time veering it but first time using gummies and walking.

Guest answered:
Added 2nd Dec 2011, ID #460655

A friend bow really helps. I recruited Zapdos with a level 22 Absol. I haven't recruited Moltres or Articuno yet though. But, yes, a friend bow really helps.

Guest answered:
Added 8th Jun 2012, ID #513775

Ok, I've seen that if you say no to a wild poke on's request to join the team you hardly get others unless you high level compared to the others. So if a poke on tries to join tour team... Just a thought it might help. I'm having that same problem. I' through 1 gummi ( red) then walk around the ring and defeat multras(all that is hard and I am wasting Oran berries) and still nothing! Do you have to use your starter Pokemon?

Guest answered:
Added 12th Jul 2012, ID #522498

It seems I do better when I use my starting Pokemon or Partner! The friend bow and level definitely helps (check exact %s on google). Also, going alone helps I get them easily like this. Team Rank might help, but not so sure.

Guest answered:
Added 4th Sep 2012, ID #536929

I got him by hitting him 3 times with a gravel rocl and mudkip

Guest answered:
Added 13th Mar 2013, ID #576507

This worked for me, and I recruited Zapdos and Moltres in one try. I am currently working on Articuno. I also have Kyogre.

Simply go into their dungeon, alone. No team mates. Also, be sure to have a Friend Bow, which should be held by the leader. (Your character). Save in the check point, so if you fail at obtaining them, just shut off your system and retry. Hope this helps some people.

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Guest said: 28th May 2014 | REPORT
I got zapdos 3rd try by throwing a reviver seed at it straight away and walking around the room and killing it with a level 40 machoke currently working on moltres
Guest answered:
Added 2nd Aug 2014, ID #635041

If you need advice always throw the gummy of the same color. Only throw 1 because Pokemon can't hold 2 items

Guest answered:
Added 12th Apr 2015, ID #660226

Zapdos -- Probably the easiest of the lot. It's the lowest level of the birds so, if you have a Friend Bow, and a high level Pokemon (I used my Lv45 Delcatty called Alexis), it'll probably be 50% chance other than 30%.

Moltres -- It's okay to recruit. Didn't have a hard time with it, took 3 times without a friend bow, used the gummi stragegy, either just luck, or it works!

Articuno -- Hard time. I've been trying to recruit it for an hour now, using the gummi strategy, friend bow and more. He's the hardest of the lot, jees.

Kyogre -- 50% chance, Friend Bow will probably make it 60% chance, I got it on the first try.

Groudon -- -10% Chance. Haven't started him yet, hopefully, I'll get him! I have never recruited him before.

Rayquaza -- Same with Groudon.

Dogs -- Beat them first, then go recruit!

Lugia -- 99.9% if you have the right size you'll get him.

A shiny is not worth anything more than my Delcatty <3


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