Will There Be Another Pokémon Mystery Dungeon?
The Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series has been a beloved Pokémon spin-off ever since the series began with Red Rescue Team for the Game Boy Advance and Blue Rescue Team for the DS. The sequels that followed for the DS, Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness, were also successful, and enhanced Explorers of Sky is considered by many fans to have one of the best stories in the Pokémon series.
The first Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game released for the 3DS, Gates to Infinity, is not as beloved among fans. due to tedious changes it made, but 2015’s Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon was a return to form.
So, what comes next?
Some players worry Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon might be the last game in the series, because it was marketed as “the definitive Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game.” However, that doesn’t mean they can’t improve upon the formula even more–especially since many fans play these spin-offs for their stories.
If the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon series continues, either on the 3DS or the Switch (or a different 3DS successor), what can we expect? The series has become somewhat formulaic, following certain patterns both for its story and characters. The next game would be an excellent chance to try something new with the story and take the series in new directions. Meanwhile, the gameplay could be tweaked to avoid repetition and give the player more things to do.
There hasn’t been an announcement of a new Pokémon Mystery Dungeon yet, but we hope there will be in the future. What do you want to see from the next Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game?