Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gold Rescue Team

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The name currently in use is a fan translation of the Korean name.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gold Rescue Team (Korean: 포켓몬 불가사의 던전 황금 구조대 Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gold Rescue Team) was a free PC demo of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Blue Rescue Team. It could be downloaded by players who registered an account on the official Korean Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Special Players Site[dead link].[4][5] The demo was released exclusively in South Korea on August 11, 2007.

Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gold Rescue Team
포켓몬 불가사의 던전 황금 구조대
Gold Rescue Team title screen.png
Title screen of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gold Rescue Team
Basic info
Platform: PC
Category: Dungeon crawler
Players: 1
Connectivity: None
Developer: Chunsoft
Publisher: Nintendo
Part of: Generation III side series
Release dates
Japan: N/A
North America: N/A
Australia: N/A
Europe: N/A
South Korea: August 11, 2007[2][3]
Hong Kong: N/A
Taiwan: N/A
Japanese: N/A
English: N/A

The game's subtitle as shown on the title screen is Challenge the Gold Rank! (Korean: 너도 골드랭크에 도전하자!). Like Red Rescue Team, the game is played solely on one 240×160 screen, not the two screens of the DS. The window is enlarged by a factor of 2, increasing the size of the display to 480×320. However, like Blue Rescue Team, the title screen uses a background of white clouds in a blue sky.

The demo's file size is approximately 450 MB.[5] The build dates shown in the window title bar, PKDi ver 1.0 [Jun 25 2007] 22:53:37,[6][7] is a month after the equivalent build date for the Korean version of Blue Rescue Team, PKDi ver 1.0 [May 17 2007] 19:16:08,[8] indicating that it was developed after Blue Rescue Team.

As the demo required a connection to an online server to function, it can no longer be played.

On February 12, 2024, the "run.exe" file for the demo was found on Daum Café 고명진 and shared anonymously to a TheCuttingRoomFloor user who uploaded the .zip file containing the .exe to tcrf by Sawalk. As the game files are all missing, the .exe file will crash upon opening it.[9]


The demo contains gameplay from the first part of Blue Rescue Team, up through encountering Xatu at the Great Canyon.[10]


  • Despite not having been released in Japan, the demo was given a Japanese name (Japanese: ポケモン不思議のダンジョン 黄金救助隊) in the original name field of the GRB rating.


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