The Pokemon Mystery Dungeon series, published by Nintendo and developed by Chunsoft, is a series based on the Pokémon RPG franchise. The first two games in the series, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team/Red Rescue Team were released on September 18, 2006. The second installments of the series, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness, were released on April 20, 2008. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky was released in October, 2009.
Blue/Red Rescue Team
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team are the first installments of the Mystery Dungeon series. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue Team is the second Pokémon game for the Nintendo DS. Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team is the last Gameboy Advance game ever to be released.
The game starts with a human who was transformed into a Pokémon and cannot remember anything. The human then befriends a Pokémon that becomes his/her partner. The team then recruit Pokémon to their team, face foes, and try to save the world, all while trying to discover the reason that the human transformed into a Pokémon.
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time/Explorers of Darkness, both released for the Nintendo DS, are the second installments of the Mystery Dungeon series. Like their predecessors, these installments are about a human who transforms into a Pokémon. However the main theme of these games are exploration, instead of rescue.
After helping a fellow Pokémon, the human will join an exploration team, discovering new dungeons, trying to capture a thief that threatens the world, and revealing shocking secrets. The games will feature Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection.
Explorers of Sky
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky was released in Japan on April 18, 2009 and announced at E3 2009 in North America which it will be released on September 23, 2009. The main plot is set to be an expanded version of the story in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time/Darkness. It also has five special episodes set in the past or future, they explore various characters.