Northern Range

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Northern Range
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Northern Range 山脈
Northern Range
Northern Range RTRB.png
Basic info
Floors: 25
Rest stops: No
Traps: Yes
Monster Houses: No
Main type: Flying
Boss: Latios
Recruiting: Yes
Items: Allowed
Money: Allowed
Starting level: Current
Team members: 3

Northern Range (Japanese: 山脈 Northern Range) is a dungeon in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX that contains 25 floors.

The Northern Range can be accessed once the Southern Island Rescue Team Camp has been purchased, in addition to certain requirements. In the original games, HM Surf must have been obtained from Solar Cave, while in the remake, Buried Relic should have been visited at least once, although there has been an incident in the past where some players can still access Northern Range without having to actually visit Buried Relic.

The morning after these requirements have been fulfilled, a robbery takes place in Pokémon Square. The culprit is followed to the Northern Range and must be defeated to learn the motivation. Once the dungeon has been completed for the first time, a sequence of events will occur, giving the player access to Pitfall Valley.

The visual theme for 1F-7F is a rocky cave with lots of small ponds of water. 8F-16F is a craggy area filled with mist and clear water, and 17F-24F is a snowy peak.


Latios will stay in Pokémon Square after being defeated. It will freely offer to join the rescue team on the completion of Pitfall Valley, alongside his sister, Latias. Kecleon Shops can appear in this dungeon.

In Red and Blue Rescue Team, there is a random weather effect on floors 4, 8, 11 and 15.

Pokémon encountered

Generation III

Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Hoothoot 1-5 36 7%
  Beautifly 1-6 36 Unrecruitable
  Dodrio 1-7 25 Unrecruitable
  Jumpluff 1-7 40 Unrecruitable
  Ninjask 1-7 25 Unrecruitable
  Spinarak 6-11 34 7.8%
  Swellow 7-13 20 Unrecruitable
  Pidgeot 8-16 30 Unrecruitable
  Ledian 12-18 31 Unrecruitable
  Xatu 14-20 27 Unrecruitable
  Fearow 17-24 30 Unrecruitable
  Togetic 18-24 25 Unrecruitable
  Noctowl 19-24 30 Unrecruitable
  Seviper 20-24 25 7.2%
  Latios 25 30 Unrecruitable Boss
Latios cannot be recruited during a battle; see above.

Generation VIII

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Reason: Fainted Pokémon and Mystery House
Pokémon Floors Levels Recruit Rate
  Hoothoot 1-5 33 14.4%
  Beautifly 1-6 33 8.2%
  Pidgeot 1-7 36 10.8%
  Dodrio 1-7 33 8.2%
  Xatu 1-7 33 8.2%
  Ninjask 1-7 33 8.2%
  Ledian 6-11 33 10.8%
  Swellow 7-13 33 8.2%
  Fearow 8-15 33 10.8%
  Jumpluff 10-17 33 10.8%
  Noctowl 12-16 33 10.8%
  Togetic 14-20 33 8.2%
  Spinarak 17-22 33 14.4%
  Seviper 20-24 33 10.8%
  Latios 25 35 Unrecruitable Boss
See above
Fainted Pokémon
  Vileplume 2-25 37 100%
  Slowbro 2-25 39 100%
  Kangaskhan 2-25 35 100%
  Electabuzz 2-25 35 100%
  Snubbull 2-25 35 100%
  Larvitar 2-25 35 100%
  Wurmple 2-25 35 100%
  Kirlia 2-25 37 100%
  Snorunt 2-25 37 100%
  Shelgon 2-25 35 100%
  Spinarak 2-25 ? 100%
  Magnezone 2-25 37 100%
  Porygon-Z 2-25 37 100%
  Mamoswine 2-25 ? 100%
  Sunkern 2-25 ? 100%
  Quagsire 2-25 ? 100%
  Teddiursa 2-25 ? 100%
  Electrike 2-25 ? 100%
  Carvanha 2-25 ? 100%
  Spheal 2-25 ? 100%
Mystery House
  Graveler ? ? 100%
  Onix ? ? 100%
  Steelix ? ? 100%
  Probopass ? ? 100%
  Mawile ? ? 100%
  Lunatone ? ? 100%
  Solrock ? ? 100%
  Claydol ? ? 100%
  Relicanth ? ? 100%
  Metagross ? ? 100%
Strong Foe*
  Ninetales 5-7, 10-24 60 Unrecruitable
Latios cannot be recruited during a battle; see above.
Shiny Ninetales can only be recruited with a Friend Bow.


Generation III

Northern Range

Item Floors
  4-226 Poké 1-24F
  Def. Scarf 1-24F
  Gold Ribbon 1-24F
  Heal Ribbon 1-24F
  Joy Ribbon 1-24F
  Pecha Scarf 1-24F
  Persim Band 1-24F
  Power Band 1-24F
  Racket Band 1-24F
  Stamina Band 1-24F
  Warp Scarf 1-24F
  X-Ray Specs 1-24F
  3-4 Gravelerock 1-24F
  5-7 Iron Thorn 1-24F
  5-7 Silver Spike 1-24F
  Cheri Berry 1-24F
  Oran Berry 1-24F
  Pecha Berry 1-24F
  Rawst Berry 1-24F
  Blast Seed 1-24F
  Heal Seed 1-24F
  Hunger Seed 1-24F
  Quick Seed 1-24F
  Reviver Seed 1-24F
  Max Elixir 1-24F
  Aerial Ace 1-24F
  Attract 1-24F
  Brick Break 1-24F
  Bullet Seed 1-24F
  Calm Mind 1-24F
  Dig 1-24F
  Earthquake 1-24F
  Facade 1-24F
  Fire Blast 1-24F
  Flamethrower 1-24F
  Focus Punch 1-24F
  Frustration 1-24F
  Giga Drain 1-24F
  Hidden Power 1-24F
  Ice Beam 1-24F
  Light Screen 1-24F
  Psychic 1-24F
  Reflect 1-24F
  Rest 1-24F
  Return 1-24F
  Roar 1-24F
  Safeguard 1-24F
  Secret Power 1-24F
  Shadow Ball 1-24F
  Shock Wave 1-24F
  Solarbeam 1-24F
  Taunt 1-24F
  Thief 1-24F
  Thunderbolt 1-24F
  Torment 1-24F
  Toxic 1-24F
  Blowback Orb 1-24F
  Cleanse Orb 1-24F
  Escape Orb 1-24F
  Evasion Orb 1-24F
  Hurl Orb 1-24F
  Petrify Orb 1-24F
  Pounce Orb 1-24F
  Radar Orb 1-24F
  Rebound Orb 1-24F
  Rollcall Orb 1-24F
  Scanner Orb 1-24F
  Switcher Orb 1-24F
  Trapbust Orb 1-24F
  Trawl Orb 1-24F
  Warp Orb 1-24F
  Link Box 23-24F

Kecleon Shop

Item Floors
  Gold Ribbon 1-24F
  Joy Ribbon 1-24F
  Heal Ribbon 1-24F
  Pecha Scarf 1-24F
  Persim Band 1-24F
  Power Band 1-24F
  Racket Band 1-24F
  Stamina Band 1-24F
  Warp Scarf 1-24F
  Insomniscope 1-24F
  Scope Lens 1-24F
  X-Ray Specs 1-24F
  Apple 1-24F
  Big Apple 1-24F
  Cheri Berry 1-24F
  Oran Berry 1-24F
  Pecha Berry 1-24F
  Rawst Berry 1-24F
  Reviver Seed 1-24F
  Max Elixir 1-24F
  Blowback Orb 1-24F
  Hurl Orb 1-24F
  Lob Orb 1-24F
  Petrify Orb 1-24F
  Pounce Orb 1-24F
  Stayaway Orb 1-24F
  Switcher Orb 1-24F
  Warp Orb 1-24F

Traps encountered

Generation III

Note: The % are rough estimates.

Image Trap Floor 1-20 Floor 21-24
  Chestnut Trap 5.95% 5.62%
  Explosion Trap 2.38% 2.25%
  Grimy Trap 5.95% 5.62%
  Gust Trap 2.98% 2.81%
  Mud Trap 2.98% 2.81%
  Poison Trap 5.96% 5.61%
  Pokémon Trap 5.95% 5.62%
  PP-Zero Trap 5.96% 5.61%
  Seal Trap 2.97% 2.81%
  Selfdestruct Trap 1.78% 1.69%
  Slow Trap 5.95% 5.62%
  Slumber Trap 6.15% 6.74%
  Spiked Tile 5.62%
  Spin Trap 5.35% 5.06%
  Sticky Trap 2.97% 2.81%
  Summon Trap 5.96% 5.61%
  Warp Trap 5.95% 5.62%

Other encounters

Generation III

Image Tile Floor 1-20 Floor 21-24
  Wonder Tile 23.81% 22.47%
  Kecleon Shop 7%



In other languages

Language Title
  French Monts SeptentrionRTDX
Mts SeptentrionRB
  German Nordkette
  Italian Catena Nordica
  Korean 북쪽 산맥 Bukjjok Sanmaek
  Spanish Cordillera Norte

Locations in the Pokémon world in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, Blue Rescue Team, and Rescue Team DX
Major locations
Friend Areas/Rescue team campsTeam BasePokémon SquareKecleon Shop
Kangaskhan StorageMakuhita DojoWhiscash PondLuminous CaveHill of the Ancients
Tiny WoodsThunderwave CaveMt. SteelSinister WoodsSilent Chasm
Mt. ThunderGreat CanyonLapis CaveRock PathMt. BlazeSnow Path
Frosty ForestMt. FreezeMagma CavernSky TowerUproar Forest
Howling ForestStormy SeaSilver TrenchMeteor CaveFiery Field
Lightning FieldNorthwind FieldMt. FarawayWestern CaveNorthern Range
Pitfall ValleyBuried RelicWish CaveMurky CaveDesert Region
Southern CavernWyvern HillSolar CaveDarknight RelicGrand Sea
Waterfall PondUnown RelicJoyous TowerFar-Off SeaPurity Forest
Oddity CaveRemains IslandMarvelous SeaFantasy Strait
Unknown DungeonRB
Illusory GrottoRTDX
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