Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity
The weakest installment in the Mystery Dungeon franchise.
Platforms: Nintendo 3DS
Release Date: JP November 23, 2012

NA March 24, 2013

Developer: Spike Chunsoft
Publisher: Nintendo

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity is a RPG released on the Nintendo 3DS in Japan on November 23, 2012, and in the US on March 24, 2013

Bad Qualities

  1. Less starter Pokémon to choose from, comparing to Explorers having 19 starter Pokémon, in this game you can only choose between 5 starter Pokémon making it more of a downgrade.
  2. No personality quiz, which the previous games had.
  3. The story is largely a rehash from Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers, though it is a lot different.
  4. While the game transitioned to 3D, the graphics have not aged well, and it was later improved in Super Mystery Dungeon.
  5. Focusing on fifth generation Pokémon, only 144 total Pokémon are available, and there are very few Pokémon from the first four generations.
  6. This game almost killed off the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon franchise.
  7. In the non-Japanese versions, you can't choose your Partner Pokémon's gender.

Good Qualities

  1. More Pokémon from Generations 4 - 5 were added.
  2. The Legendary battles have improved.
  3. It was the first Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game to be in 3D, despite the graphics not aging well.
  4. It's anime trailer is awesome and it's animation improved from the previous Pokémon Mystery Dungeon anime specials.
  5. Awesome soundtrack.
  6. The sequel, called Pokemon Super Mystery Dungeon saved the series for good. And it caused the remake of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Rescue Team to happen.


The game didn't sell very well, it only sold over 475,152 copies worldwide.

Gaming magazine Famitsu gave Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity a score of 38 out of 40. IGN rated the game a "Bad" 4.5/10. It holds a rating of 62.34% on GameRankings, based on 31 reviews.




9 months ago
Score 1
I actually have this game.

No bias

2 months ago
Score 0
I just like the soundtrack is relaxing and beautiful


one month ago
Score 0
This game was weaker than previous entries, but it was still pretty good.

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