Personality Quiz FAQ by Sonictrainer

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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky

  • Personality Quiz FAQ
  • Created by Sonictrainer

Introduction

Hi, my name is Ryan aka Sonictrainer and this is the fourth guide I've posted online and the first guide I've ever done for a Pokémon game. I made this guide to so people wouldn't have to take the Personality Quiz 100 times before getting the starters they wanted.

If you look in the Prima Guide at the Personality Quiz Questions and answers, you'll notice on other side the divider lines are in the wrong place, giving certain questions the wrong choices.

Updates

9/4/12

  • Reedited certain sections
  • Corrected some errors

6/18/12

  • Reedited certain sections

5/20/11

  • Turned the guide into a Formatted FAQ

11/20/09

  • All Questions have Nature Points
  • Organized Questions into 2 separate categories
  • Fixed a couple errors

11/1/09

  • More Nature Points Added

10/28/09

  • Corrected an Error in FAQ Section
  • Updated Contact Info

10/22/09

  • More Nature Points Added

10/21/09

  • More Nature Points Added
  • Found a question I was missing
  • Added Someone to Special Thanks Section

10/17/09

  • Guide posted online

Background Info

Pokémon or Pocket Monsters is a popular RPG that started in 1996. The game is based on creatures with different abilities that a human could use to conquer other humans to prove who is the best aka Pokémon Masters. Overtime, spinoff versions of Pokémon were made that are somewhat similar to the main RPG games. Mystery Dungeon is one of the more popular ones. This is the first time an expansion has been added to a spinoff version though.

Starter/Partner Pokémon Info

Unlike in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time/Darkness, there are 5 new starters that can be chosen and well as a few new partner Pokémon.

The Starter you get through the personality quiz is the main character you can control in the main game.

Once you've obtained the starter Pokémon from the Personality Quiz, you can choose your partner, which is another Pokémon who will aid you in every dungeon. However, they cannot be the same type as your starter. Also, watch your partner's back in the dungeons, because if they get defeated, you get defeated.

Pokémons Name and National Dex NumberTypeStarter or Partner Choice?
1. BulbasaurGrass/PoisonBoth
4. CharmanderFireBoth
7. SquirtleWaterBoth
25. PikachuElectricBoth
37. VulpixFireBoth
52. MeowthNormalPartner Choice Only
132. EeveeNormalBoth
152. ChikoritaGrassBoth
155. CydnaquilFireBoth
158. TotodileWaterBoth
231. PhanpyGroundBoth
252. TreeckoGrassBoth
255. TorchicFireBoth
258. MudkipWaterBoth
300. SkittyNormalBoth
387. TurtwigGrassBoth
390. ChimcharFireBoth
393. PiplupWaterBoth
403. ShinxElectricBoth
446. MunchlaxNormalPartner Choice Only
447. RioluFightingBoth

How the Quiz Works

Like the last Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games, the Personality Quiz is based on 8 random questions (or more) with each answer adding points to a certain nature. Each nature represents a Starter Pokémon with a specific gender as shown in the following chart.

NatureMale ChoicesFemale Choices
BoldTurtwigSquirtle
BravePikachuCharmander
CalmChikoritaCydnaquil
DocileCharmanderBulbasaur
HardyTorchicTreecko
HastyShinxPikachu
ImpishPiplupChimchar
JollyTotodileEevee
LonelyBulbasaurMudkip
NaïveChimcharSkitty
QuietTreeckoChikorita
QuirkySquirtlePiplup
RashMudkipTorchic
RelaxedPhanpyVulpix
SassyRioluTotodile
TimidCydnaquilTurtwig

In total, there are 16 different natures: Brave, Bold, Calm, Docile, Hardy, Hasty, Impish, Jolly, Lonely, Naïve, Quiet, Quirky, Rash, Relaxed, Sassy, and Timid. Depending on the gender and nature, you can get the Pokémon you want.

When you first start the Quiz, this will always be the first question:

First Question: Did you play "Explorers of Time" or "Explorers of Darkness"?

  • Yes.
  • No.

Although it seems like this question is useless since it doesnt raise any nature points, it will do this: If you choose Yes to this question you will most likely get questions that will increase your chances of becoming one of the newly added Starter Pokémon (Vulpix, Eevee, Phanpy, Skitty, Shinx, and Riolu). Also, your chances of recruiting certain Pokémon into your Team will be higher.

Besides the first question and last question (which asks about gender) all the other questions are random.

Example 1

Player P just started the quiz and is on question 2.

Random Question 1: Have you ever said "nice to meet you" to someone you've met previously?

  • Yes. (Brave +2, Relaxed +1)
  • No. (Calm +1)

Player P picked Yes.

So now their Brave score is 2, their Relaxed score is 1, and the other nature scores are still 0. So far, their potential starter is either Pikachu or Charmander since Brave has the highest score.

Player P answers the next Question

Example 2

Q: Do you want to be taller someday?

  • Totally! (Sassy +2)
  • Of course not. (Calm +1)

Player P picked Totally!.

So now their Brave Score is 2, their Relaxed score is 1, their Sassy score is 2, and all the other nature scores are still 0. Now, their potential starter is Pikachu, Charmander, Riolu, or Totodile since both Brave and Sassy have the same score.

In the event the score is tied towards the end, an extra question will be added to break the tie.

Example 3

Player P answers the last Question with Rash being his highest Score

Final Question: Are you male or female?

  • Male.
  • Female.

Player P chose Female. So their Quiz Result will be a female Torchic, since Rash was their highest score and they chose female.

Note: Not sure if there are any significant differences between picking a boy or girl version of the Pokémon you want. If there is, let me know. However, be aware that some of the starters are only available to one gender (Vulpix, Eevee, Phanpy, Skitty, Shinx, and Riolu).

All Questions, Answers, and Results

Most of the questions from the Personality Quiz in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Time/Darkness have changed. Here are all of the questions, answers, and their nature points.

First Question: Did you play "Explorers of Time" or "Explorers of Darkness"?

  • Yes.
  • No.
Questions with 2 Choices
QuestionChoice 1Choice 2
Have you ever blurted something out without thinking about the consequences first?Yes. (Lonely +2 and Relaxed +2)No. (Hardy +1)
Do you want to be taller someday?Totally! (Sassy +2)Of course not. (Calm +1)
Once you've decided something, do you see it through to the end?Yes. (Hardy +2)No. (Quirky +2)
Have you ever said "nice to meet you" to someone you've met previously?Yes. (Brave +2 and Relaxed +1)No. (Calm +1)
Have you ever looked at your reflection in a mirror and thought, "What a cool person"?Certainly! (Jolly +1, Naive +1, and Sassy +2)Well, not really... (Hardy +1)
Have you ever thought that if you dug in your backyard you could find buried treasure?Yes. (Naive +2)No. (Quiet +1)
Do you prefer to play outside rather than inside?Yes. (Bold +1, Jolly +2, and Relaxed +1)No. (Calm +1)
You discover a beat-up-looking treasure chest in some ruins. What do you do?Open it! (Brave +2, Hasty +2, Impish +2, and Rash +1)Get help opening it. (Timid +1)
Have you ever realized you were hogging the conversation?Yes. (Rash +2 and Sassy +2)No. (Docile +1 and Quiet +1)
When you see a switch, do you feel an overwhelming urge to flip it?Yes. (Hasty +2)No. (Calm +1)
Have you ever forgotten you bought something and bought another one?Yes. (Hasty +1, Quirky +2, and Rash +1)No. (Quiet +1)
Do you think it's important to always aim to be the best?Of course! (Lonely +1 and Sassy +1)No. (Calm +2 and Quirky +1)
Do you want to be famous?Yes. (Lonely +2 and Sassy +2)No. (Relaxed +1)
If you saw someone doing something bad, could you scold them?Of course! (Bold +1, Brave +2, and Sassy +2)Not really. (Timid +1)
Have you ever told a joke that just completely fell flat?Yes. (Impish +1 and Naive +2)No. (Calm +2)
Do you like lively parties?Yes. (Jolly +2 and Lonely +1)No. (Quiet +1)
Are you truly sincere when you apologize?Of course. (Bold +1 and Docile +2)That's not easy to admit! (Lonely +1 and Timid +2)
Do you like karaoke?Yes. (Jolly +2 and Sassy +2)No. (Hasty +1 and Timid +1)
You're hiking up a mountain when you reach diverging paths. Which kind do you take?Narrow. (Impish +2 and Naive +1)Wide. (Quirky +2 and Timid +1)
Your friend takes a spectacular fall! What do you do?Help my friend up! (Brave +2 and Lonely +1)Laugh! It's too funny! (Impish +2, Naive +2, and Rash +1)
Have you ever accidentally called a teacher "Mom" or "Dad"?Yes. (Rash +2)No. (Quiet +2)
There's a rumor around about a ghost haunting the school bathrooms! What do you do?Scary...bathrooms! (Docile +2 and Timid +1)Go in there anyway. (Bold +1, Jolly +2, and Relaxed +1)
Your friend is running a little late to meet you. Is that OK?Yes. (Bold +2 and Relaxed +1)Not at all! (Hasty +1 and Lonely +2)
Do you think that, no matter what, life goes on?All the time! (Jolly +1 and Relaxed +2)Never. (Quiet +1)
Do you think blaming something you did on someone else is sometimes necessary?Of course! (Quiet +2 and Sassy +2)No way! (Brave +2)
Questions with 3 Choices
QuestionChoice 1Choice 2Choice 3
You're at a movie theater. What are you there to see?An action movie. (Impish +2 and Sassy +1)A drama. (Hardy +2)A romantic movie. (Quirky +2)
You have a really important test tomorrow! What do you do?Study all night long. (Hardy +2)Wing it! I'm sure it will be fine! (Relaxed +2)Test?! I think I have a fever... (Naive +2)
You're in class when you realize that you really have to go to the restroom! What do you do?Ask for permission to leave. (Brave +2, Bold +2)Sneak out. (Hasty +1)Hold on until class ends! (Timid +1)
Do you think you have good study habits?Yes. (Docile +2)No. (Naive: +2, Rash +1)Well, I never lose at sports! (Impish +2)
You're packing your classroom's snacks for a picnic when you get hungry. What do you do?Eat just a tiny bit. (Hasty +2)Hold myself back and pack it all up. (Hardy +2)What snacks? They're in my belly! (Rash +2)
You see a cake that is past its expiration date, but only by one day. What do you do?Not a problem! Chow time! (Brave +2, Relaxed +1)Think about it briefly, then decide. (Timid +1)Get someone to try it first. (Bold +2)
You've just stuffed yourself with a good meal when a great dessert arrives. What do you do?Eat it. Who cares if I'm stuffed? (Hasty +2, Rash +1)Turn it down. It's too fattening! (Hardy +1)Yum! I love dessert the most! (Bold +2, Jolly +2, and Relaxed +1)
Your friend has made a meal that tastes terrible. They ask, "How is it?" You say...?"Terrible!" (Brave +1 and Quiet +1)Just smile. (Calm +2 and Lonely +1)"Um, it's...good." (Rash +1 and Timid +1)
You're eating at a very fancy restaurant known for its food. Which course do you select?Seared steak. (Impish +2 and Naive +2)Healthy fish. (Hardy +1)Anything! It's all good! (Bold +2)
Everyone's sharing a dessert, and there's an extra piece. What do you do?Don't tell anyone. (Bold +2 and Timid +1)Let everyone know. (Docile +2 and Rash +2)First come, first served! (Impish +2)
Your friend offers to treat you to dinner. What do you do?I'm there! (Bold +2)Allow me. (Jolly +2)Thanks... (Quirky +2)
Everyone around you is laughing hard at something you think is pretty boring. What do you do?Nothing, really. (Brave +2 and Bold +1)Laugh along. (Lonely +1 and Timid +2)It depends on the situation. (Quiet +1 and Quirky +1)
Do you prefer to be busy or to have a lot of free time?Being busy. (Lonely +2, Sassy +1)Free time! (Calm +2)In between. (Quirky +2)
You're about to buy a popular game when someone else gets the last copy! How do you feel?Whatever. (Calm +2)Annoyed. I was here first! (Jolly +2 and Relaxed +2)I shed a few tears. (Lonely +2)
You run into a new person that you haven't talked to very much before. What do you do?Make small talk. (Calm +1)Say nothing! (Quirky +1)Make an excuse to get away! (Timid +2)
You take off your shoes to realize your socks are two different colors! What do you do?Get embarrassed! (Docile +2)Again?! (Rash +2)I meant to do that! (Jolly +2)
Good news and bad news... Which one do you want to hear first?The good news. (Relaxed +2)The bad news. (Bold +1 and Naive +2)I don't want either. (Timid +2)
Did you make any New Year's resolutions?Of course! (Hardy +2)Nope. (Quirky +2, Rash +1)What are those? (Relaxed +2)
You're in a completely silent assembly when you suddenly hear someone pass gas! How do you react?Roll on the floor laughing! (Jolly +2 and Naive +2)Just let it go by... (Docile +1, Impish +1)Who was that?! (Brave +2)
You're running a marathon, and at the start you fall flat on your face! What will you do?I'm not giving up yet! (Brave +1 and Hardy +2)Just give up. (Quirky +2)Shout, "START OVER!" (Bold +2 and Rash +1)
You find something at a great bargain price! What do you do?Buy it right away! (Hasty +2)Think about whether you need it. (Quiet +1)Demand an even bigger discount! (Bold +2)
You've been asked to do a difficult task. What will you do?Do it myself. (Brave +1, Hardy +2)Ask someone to help. (Docile +1)Make someone else do it! (Bold +2 and Sassy +1)
You notice that a toy you bought for full price yesterday is marked down to half price today! How do you feel?Heartbroken... (Hardy +2)Aaaargh! (Docile +2)Bad timing, I guess... (Bold +2 and Calm +2)
The phone's ringing! What do you do?Answer right away! (Hasty +2, Lonely +2)Wait a bit before answering. (Quiet +1)Ignore it and let it ring. (Timid +1)
Your friends seem to be making plans to hang out, just out of earshot. You think...I want to go too! (Naive +2)No big deal. (Lonely +2)Will they invite me? (Timid +1)
Do you think it's important to be fashionably late?Yes. (Bold +2 and Quiet +2)No. (Brave +2)I don't know. (Docile +2)
You've won big on a raffle ticket! You say...Woo-hoo! (Jolly +1 and Naive +2)I can't believe it... (Timid +1)This is my little secret. (Quiet +2)
Your friend suddenly won't listen to you, when everything was fine yesterday. What happened?Maybe they're sick. (Hasty +2)They're lost in thought. (Quiet +2)What?! Why?! (Timid +1)
You fail miserably! Everyone found out, and they're disappointed in you... What do you do?Try and hide. (Timid +1)Think of an excuse. (Naïve +2 and Sassy +1)Drop down and play dead! (Rash +2)
You're on a stroll when a TV crew pounces on you for an interview. What do you do?Run away! How embarrassing! (Timid +2)Answer questions properly. (Brave +2 and Sassy +2)Yuck it up! Woo-hoo! I'm on TV! (Bold +1 and Naive +2)
The people at the next table are singing for someone's birthday. What do you do?Stay on the sidelines. (Calm +1)Sing along! (Jolly +2 and Naive +2)Walk away. (Lonely +1 and Sassy +2)
You see a big and comfortable bed. Your first reaction is to...Jump on it! (Hasty +1 and Sassy +1)Belly flop! (Impish +2)Curl up. (Lonely +2)
You're daydreaming...when your friend sprays you with water! What do you do?Get mad! (Hasty +2)Get sad. (Lonely +2)Woo-hoo! Water fight! (Impish +2, Jolly +2, and Naive +2)
How are your mornings?Always in a rush! (Brave +2 and Impish +2)Always perfect. (Quiet +1)They are OK. (Docile +1 and Timid +2)
You've been invited to a wonderful party. It's time for the party to start, but there's nobody there! You think...?Did something happen? (Docile +2 and Lonely +2)Maybe I have the day wrong? (Jolly +2 and Relaxed +2)Let's get this party started! (Bold +2)
Questions with 4 Choices
QuestionChoice 1Choice 2Choice 3Choice 4
What's your studying style?Working hard, every day. (Hardy +2)If I remember to... (Quirky +2, Hasty +1)I just cover what I need to. (Quiet +1)I can't really do it alone... (Lonely +2)
You've been handed a large bag as a souvenir. What do you do?Wait until I get home to open it. (Docile +2)Shake it! (Naive +2)Open it! (Rash +2)It's smaller than everyone else's... (Lonely +2)
Hey, what's that? There's someone behind you! So...did you look just now?Don't do that! It scared me! (Timid +2)OK, I admit it. You tricked me. (Docile +2)No way. I didn't fall for it. (Lonely +2 and Sassy +2)Huh? What? (Relaxed +2)
You want to reveal that you like someone a whole bunch! What do you do?Show it a little by playing together. (Jolly +2 and Quiet +1)Make it obvious by...playing a prank! (Lonely +2 and Naive +1)State it clearly for all to hear! (Bold +1, Brave +2, and Impish +2)Keep it to myself! It's too risky! (Timid +1)

The Final Question: Are you male or female?

  • Male.
  • Female.

Questions with Bold Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Turtwig and for female players who want to start out as Squirtle.

QuestionBold AnswerNature Points
Do you prefer to play outside rather than inside?Yes.Bold +1, Jolly +2, and Relaxed +1
If you saw someone doing something bad, could you scold them?Of course!Bold +1, Brave +2, and Sassy +2
Are you truly sincere when you apologize?Of course.Bold +1 and Docile +2
There's a rumor around about a ghost haunting the school bathrooms! What do you do?Go in there anyway.Bold +1, Jolly +2, and Relaxed +1
Everyone around you is laughing hard at something you think is pretty boring. What do you do?Nothing, really.Brave +2 and Bold +1
Good news and bad news... Which one do you want to hear first?The bad news.Bold +1, Naïve +2
You want to reveal that you like someone a whole bunch! What do you do?State it clearly for all to hear!Bold +1, Brave +2, and Impish +2
You're on a stroll when a TV crew pounces on you for an interview. What do you do?Yuck it up! Woo-hoo! I'm on TV!Bold +1 and Naïve +2
You're in class when you realize that you really have to go to the restroom! What do you do?Ask for permission to leave.Brave +2 and Bold +2
You see a cake that is past its expiration date, but only by one day. What do you do?Get someone to try it first.Bold +2
You've just stuffed yourself with a good meal when a great dessert arrives. What do you do?Yum! I love dessert the most!Bold +2, Jolly +2, and Relaxed +1
You're eating at a very fancy restaurant known for its food. Which course do you select?Anything! It's all good!Bold +2
Everyone's sharing a dessert, and there's an extra piece. What do you do?Don't tell anyone.Bold +2 and Timid +1
Your friend offers to treat you to dinner. What do you do?I'm there!Bold +2
You've been invited to a wonderful party. It's time for the party to start, but there's nobody there! You think...?Let's get this party started!Bold +2
You're running a marathon, and at the start you fall flat on your face! What will you do?Shout, "START OVER!"Bold +2 and Rash +1
You find something at a great bargain price! What do you do?Demand an even bigger discount!Bold +2
You've been asked to do a difficult task. What will you do?Make someone else do it!Bold +2 and Sassy +1
You notice that a toy you bought for full price yesterday is marked down to half price today! How do you feel?Bad timing, I guess...Bold +2 and Calm +2
Your friend is running a little late to meet you. Is that OK?Yes.Bold +2 and Relaxed +1
Do you think it's important to be fashionably late?Yes.Bold +2 and Quiet +2

Questions with Brave Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Pikachu and for female players who want to start out as Charmander.

QuestionBrave AnswerNature Points
Have you ever said "nice to meet you" to someone you've met previously?Yes.Brave +2 and Relaxed +1
You discover a beat-up-looking treasure chest in some ruins. What do you do?Open it!Brave +2, Hasty +2, Impish +2, and Rash +1
If you saw someone doing something bad, could you scold them?Of course!Bold +1, Brave +2, and Sassy +2
Your friend takes a spectacular fall! What do you do?Help my friend up!Brave +2, and Lonely +1
You're in class when you realize that you really have to go to the restroom! What do you do?Ask for permission to leave.Brave +2 and Bold +2
You see a cake that is past its expiration date, but only by one day. What do you do?Not a problem! Chow time!Brave +2 and Relaxed +1
Your friend has made a meal that tastes terrible. They ask, "How is it?" You say...?"Terrible!"Brave +1 and Quiet +1
Everyone around you is laughing hard at something you think is pretty boring. What do you do?Nothing, really.Brave +2 and Bold +1
How are your mornings?Always in a rush!Brave +2 and Impish +2
You're in a completely silent assembly when you suddenly hear someone pass gas! How do you react?Who was that?!Brave +2
You're running a marathon, and at the start you fall flat on your face! What will you do?I'm not giving up yet!Brave +1 and Hardy +2
You've been asked to do a difficult task. What will you do?Do it myself.Brave +1 and Hardy +2
Do you think it's important to be fashionably late?No.Brave +2
Do you think blaming something you did on someone else is sometimes necessary?No way!Brave +2
You want to reveal that you like someone a whole bunch! What do you do?State it clearly for all to hear!Bold +1, Brave +2, and Impish +2
You're on a stroll when a TV crew pounces on you for an interview. What do you do?Answer questions properly.Brave +2 and Sassy +2

Questions with Calm Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Chikorita and for female players who want to start out as Cydnaquil.

QuestionCalm AnswerNature Points
Do you want to be taller someday?Of course not.Calm +1
Have you ever said "nice to meet you" to someone you've met previously?No.Calm +1
Do you prefer to play outside rather than inside?No.Calm +1
When you see a switch, do you feel an overwhelming urge to flip it?No.Calm +1
Have you ever forgotten you bought something and bought another one?No.Quiet +1
Do you think it's important to always aim to be the best?No.Calm +2 and Quirky +1
Have you ever told a joke that just completely fell flat?No.Calm +2
Your friend has made a meal that tastes terrible. They ask, "How is it?" You say...?Just smile.Calm +2 and Lonely +1
Do you prefer to be busy or to have a lot of free time?Free time!Calm +2
You're about to buy a popular game when someone else gets the last copy! How do you feel?Whatever.Calm +2
You run into a new person that you haven't talked to very much before. What do you do?Make small talk.Calm +1
You notice that a toy you bought for full price yesterday is marked down to half price today! How do you feel?Bad timing, I guess...Bold +2 and Calm +2
The people at the next table are singing for someone's birthday. What do you do?Stay on the sidelines.Calm +1

Questions with Docile Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Charmander and for female players who want to start out as Bulbasaur.

QuestionDocile AnswerNature Points
Have you ever realized you were hogging the conversation?No.Docile +1 and Quiet +1
Are you truly sincere when you apologize?Of course.Bold +1 and Docile +2
There's a rumor around about a ghost haunting the school bathrooms! What do you do?Scary...bathrooms!Docile +2 and Timid +1
Do you think you have good study habits?Yes.Docile +2
Everyone's sharing a dessert, and there's an extra piece. What do you do?Let everyone know.Docile +2 and Rash +2
You've been handed a large bag as a souvenir. What do you do?Wait until I get home to open it.Docile +2
Hey, what's that? There's someone behind you! So...did you look just now?OK, I admit it. You tricked me.Docile +2
How are your mornings?They are OK.Docile +1 and Timid +2
You've been invited to a wonderful party. It's time for the party to start, but there's nobody there! You think...?Did something happen?Docile +2 and Lonely +2
You take off your shoes to realize your socks are two different colors! What do you do?Get embarrassed!Docile +2
You've been asked to do a difficult task. What will you do?Ask someone to help.Docile +1
You notice that a toy you bought for full price yesterday is marked down to half price today! How do you feel?Aaaargh!Docile +2
Do you think it's important to be fashionably late?I don't know.Docile +2

Questions with Hardy Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Torchic and for female players who want to start out as Treecko.

QuestionHardy AnswerNature Points
Have you ever blurted something out without thinking about the consequences first?No.Hardy +1
Once you've decided something, do you see it through to the end?Yes.Hardy +2
You're at a movie theater. What are you there to see?A drama.Hardy +2
Have you ever looked at your reflection in a mirror and thought, "What a cool person"?Well, not really...Hardy +1
You have a really important test tomorrow! What do you do?Study all night long.Hardy +2
What's your studying style?Working hard, every day.Hardy +2
You're packing your classroom's snacks for a picnic when you get hungry. What do you do?Hold myself back and pack it all up.Hardy +2
You've just stuffed yourself with a good meal when a great dessert arrives. What do you do?Turn it down. It's too fattening!Hardy +1
You're eating at a very fancy restaurant known for its food. Which course do you select?Healthy fish.Hardy +1
Did you make any New Year's resolutions?Of course!Hardy +2
You're running a marathon, and at the start you fall flat on your face! What will you do?I'm not giving up yet!Brave +1 and Hardy +2
You've been asked to do a difficult task. What will you do?Do it myself.Brave +1 and Hardy +2
You notice that a toy you bought for full price yesterday is marked down to half price today! How do you feel?Heartbroken...Hardy +2

Questions with Hasty Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Shinx and for female players who want to start out as Pikachu.

QuestionHasty AnswerNature Points
You discover a beat-up-looking treasure chest in some ruins. What do you do?Open it!Brave +2, Hasty +2, Impish +2, and Rash +1
When you see a switch, do you feel an overwhelming urge to flip it?Yes.Hasty +2
Have you ever forgotten you bought something and bought another one?Yes.Hasty +1, Quirky +2, Rash +1)
Do you like karaoke?No.Hasty +1 and Timid +1
You're in class when you realize that you really have to go to the restroom! What do you do?Sneak out.Hasty +1
What's your studying style?If I remember to...Quirky +2 and Hasty +1
You're packing your classroom's snacks for a picnic when you get hungry. What do you do?Eat just a tiny bit.Hasty +2
You've just stuffed yourself with a good meal when a great dessert arrives. What do you do?Eat it. Who cares if I'm stuffed?Hasty +2 and Rash +1
You find something at a great bargain price! What do you do?Buy it right away!Hasty +2
Your friend is running a little late to meet you. Is that OK?Not at all!Hasty +1 and Lonely +2
The phone's ringing! What do you do?Answer right away!Hasty +2 and Lonely +2
Your friend suddenly won't listen to you, when everything was fine yesterday. What happened?Maybe they're sick.Hasty +2
You see a big and comfortable bed. Your first reaction is to...Jump on it!Hasty +1 and Sassy +1
You're daydreaming...when your friend sprays you with water! What do you do?Get mad!Hasty +2

Questions with Impish Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Piplup and for female players who want to start out as Chimchar.

QuestionImpish AnswerNature Points
You're at a movie theater. What are you there to see?An action movie.Impish +2 and Sassy +1
You discover a beat-up-looking treasure chest in some ruins. What do you do?Open it!Brave +2, Hasty +2, Impish +2, and Rash +1
Have you ever forgotten you bought something and bought another one?Yes.Hasty +1, Quirky +2, and Rash +1
Do you like karaoke?No.Hasty +1 and Timid +1
You're hiking up a mountain when you reach diverging paths. Which kind do you take?Narrow.Impish +2 and Naive +1
Your friend takes a spectacular fall! What do you do?Laugh! It's too funny!Impish +2, Naive +2, and Rash +1
Do you think you have good study habits?Well, I never lose at sports!Impish +2
You're eating at a very fancy restaurant known for its food. Which course do you select?Seared steak.Impish +2, Naive +2
Everyone's sharing a dessert, and there's an extra piece. What do you do?First come, first served!Impish +2
How are your mornings?Always in a rush!Brave +2 and Impish +2
You're in a completely silent assembly when you suddenly hear someone pass gas! How do you react?Just let it go by...Docile +1 and Impish +1
You want to reveal that you like someone a whole bunch! What do you do?State it clearly for all to hear!Bold +1, Brave +2, and Impish +2
You see a big and comfortable bed. Your first reaction is to...Belly flop!Impish +2
You're daydreaming...when your friend sprays you with water! What do you do?Woo-hoo! Water fight!Impish +2, Jolly +2, and Naive +2

Questions with Jolly Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Totodile and for any players who want to start out as Eevee (Eevee can only be a female Starter).

QuestionJolly AnswerNature Points
Do you prefer to play outside rather than inside?Yes.(Bold +1, Jolly +2, Relaxed +1
Do you like lively parties?Yes.Jolly +2 and Lonely +1
Do you like karaoke?Yes.Jolly +2 and Sassy +2
There's a rumor around about a ghost haunting the school bathrooms! What do you do?Go in there anyway.Bold +1, Jolly +2, and Relaxed +1
You've just stuffed yourself with a good meal when a great dessert arrives. What do you do?Yum! I love dessert the most!Bold +2, Jolly +2, and Relaxed +1
Your friend offers to treat you to dinner. What do you do?Allow me.Jolly +2
You're about to buy a popular game when someone else gets the last copy! How do you feel?Annoyed. I was here first!Jolly +2 and Relaxed +2
You've been invited to a wonderful party. It's time for the party to start, but there's nobody there! You think...?Maybe I have the day wrong?Jolly +2 and Relaxed +2
You take off your shoes to realize your socks are two different colors! What do you do?I meant to do that!Jolly +2
You're in a completely silent assembly when you suddenly hear someone pass gas! How do you react?Roll on the floor laughing!Jolly +2 and Naive +2
Do you think that, no matter what, life goes on?All the time!Jolly +1 and Relaxed +2
You've won big on a raffle ticket! You say...Woo-hoo!Jolly +1 and Naive +2
You want to reveal that you like someone a whole bunch! What do you do?Show it a little by playing together.Jolly +2 and Quiet +1
The people at the next table are singing for someone's birthday. What do you do?Sing along!Jolly +2 and Naive +2
You're daydreaming...when your friend sprays you with water! What do you do?Woo-hoo! Water fight!Impish +2, Jolly +2, and Naive +2

Questions with Lonely Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Bulbasaur and for female players who want to start out as Mudkip.

QuestionLonely AnswerNature Points
Have you ever blurted something out without thinking about the consequences first?Yes.Lonely +2 and Relaxed +2
Do you think it's important to always aim to be the best?Of course!Lonely +1 and Sassy +1
Do you want to be famous?Yes.Lonely +2 and Sassy +2
Are you truly sincere when you apologize?That's not easy to admit!Lonely +1 and Timid +2
Your friend takes a spectacular fall! What do you do?Help my friend up!Brave +2 and Lonely +1
What's your studying style?I can't really do it alone...Lonely +2
Your friend has made a meal that tastes terrible. They ask, "How is it?" You say...?Just smile.Calm +2 and Lonely +1
Everyone around you is laughing hard at something you think is pretty boring. What do you do?Laugh along.Lonely +1 and Timid +2
Do you prefer to be busy or to have a lot of free time?Being busy.Lonely +2 and Sassy +1
You're about to buy a popular game when someone else gets the last copy! How do you feel?I shed a few tears.Lonely +2
You've been handed a large bag as a souvenir. What do you do?It's smaller than everyone else's...Lonely +2
Hey, what's that? There's someone behind you! So...did you look just now?No way. I didn't fall for it.Lonely +2 and Sassy +2
You've been invited to a wonderful party. It's time for the party to start, but there's nobody there! You think...?Did something happen?Docile +2 and Lonely +2
Your friend is running a little late to meet you. Is that OK?Not at all!Hasty +1 and Lonely +2
The phone's ringing! What do you do?Answer right away!Hasty +2 and Lonely +2
Your friends seem to be making plans to hang out, just out of earshot. You think...No big deal.Lonely +2
You want to reveal that you like someone a whole bunch! What do you do?Make it obvious by...playing a prank!Lonely +2 and Naive +1
The people at the next table are singing for someone's birthday. What do you do?Walk away.Lonely +1 and Sassy +2
You see a big and comfortable bed. Your first reaction is to...Curl up.Lonely +2
You're daydreaming...when your friend sprays you with water! What do you do?Get sad.Lonely +2

Questions with Naive Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Chimchar and for anyone who wants to start out as Skitty (Skitty can only be a female Starter).

QuestionNaive AnswerNature Points
Have you ever looked at your reflection in a mirror and thought, "What a cool person"?Certainly!Jolly +1, Naive +1, and Sassy +2
Have you ever thought that if you dug in your backyard you could find buried treasure?Yes.Naive +2
Have you ever told a joke that just completely fell flat?Yes.Impish +1 and Naive +2
You're hiking up a mountain when you reach diverging paths. Which kind do you take?Narrow.Impish +2 and Naive +1
Your friend takes a spectacular fall! What do you do?Laugh! It's too funny!Impish +2, Naive +2, and Rash +1
You have a really important test tomorrow! What do you do?Test?! I think I have a fever...Naive +2
Do you think you have good study habits?No.Naive +2 and Rash +1
You're eating at a very fancy restaurant known for its food. Which course do you select?Seared steak.Impish +2 and Naive +2
Good news and bad news... Which one do you want to hear first?The bad news.Bold +1 and Naive +2
You've been handed a large bag as a souvenir. What do you do?Shake it!Naive +2
You're in a completely silent assembly when you suddenly hear someone pass gas! How do you react?Roll on the floor laughing!Jolly +2 and Naive +2
Your friends seem to be making plans to hang out, just out of earshot. You think...I want to go too!Naive +2
You've won big on a raffle ticket! You say...Woo-hoo!Jolly +1 and Naive +2
You fail miserably! Everyone found out, and they're disappointed in you... What do you do?Think of an excuse.Naive +2 and Sassy +1
You want to reveal that you like someone a whole bunch! What do you do?Make it obvious by...playing a prank!Lonely +2 and Naive +1
You're on a stroll when a TV crew pounces on you for an interview. What do you do?Yuck it up! Woo-hoo! I'm on TV!Bold +1 and Naive +2
The people at the next table are singing for someone's birthday. What do you do?Sing along!Jolly +2 and Naive +2
You're daydreaming...when your friend sprays you with water! What do you do?Woo-hoo! Water fight!Impish +2, Jolly +2, and Naive +2

Questions with Quiet Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Treecko and for female players who want to start out as Chikorita.

QuestionQuiet AnswerNature Points
Have you ever thought that if you dug in your backyard you could find buried treasure?No.Quiet +1
Have you ever realized you were hogging the conversation?No.Docile +1 and Quiet +1
Have you ever forgotten you bought something and bought another one?No.Quiet +1
Do you like lively parties?No.Quiet +1
Have you ever accidentally called a teacher "Mom" or "Dad"?No.Quiet +2
What's your studying style?I just cover what I need to.Quiet +1
Do you think it's important to be fashionably late?Yes.Bold +2 and Quiet +2
Do you think blaming something you did on someone else is sometimes necessary?Of course!Quiet +2 and Sassy +2
Your friend has made a meal that tastes terrible. They ask, "How is it?" You say...?"Terrible!"Brave +1 and Quiet +1
Everyone around you is laughing hard at something you think is pretty boring. What do you do?It depends on the situation.Quiet +1 and Quirky +1
How are your mornings?Always perfect.Quiet +1
You find something at a great bargain price! What do you do?Think about whether you need it.Quiet +1
Do you think that, no matter what, life goes on?Never.Quiet +1
The phone's ringing! What do you do?Wait a bit before answering.Quiet +1
You've won big on a raffle ticket! You say...This is my little secret.Quiet +2
Your friend suddenly won't listen to you, when everything was fine yesterday. What happened?They're lost in thought.Quiet +2
You want to reveal that you like someone a whole bunch! What do you do?Show it a little by playing together.Jolly +2 and Quiet +1

Questions with Quirky Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Squirtle and for female players who want to start out as Piplup.

QuestionQuirky AnswerNature Points
Once you've decided something, do you see it through to the end?No.Quirky +2
You're at a movie theater. What are you there to see?A romantic movie.Quirky +2
Have you ever forgotten you bought something and bought another one?Yes.Hasty +1, Quirky +2, and Rash +1
Do you think it's important to always aim to be the best?No.Calm +2 and Quirky +1
You're hiking up a mountain when you reach diverging paths. Which kind do you take?Wide.Quirky +2 and Timid +1
What's your studying style?If I remember to...Quirky +2 and Hasty +1
Your friend offers to treat you to dinner. What do you do?Thanks...Quirky +2
Everyone around you is laughing hard at something you think is pretty boring. What do you do?It depends on the situation.Quiet +1 and Quirky +1
Do you prefer to be busy or to have a lot of free time?In between.Quirky +2
You run into a new person that you haven't talked to very much before. What do you do?Say nothing!Quirky +1
Did you make any New Year's resolutions?Nope.Quirky +2 and Rash +1
You're running a marathon, and at the start you fall flat on your face! What will you do?Just give up.Quirky +2

Questions with Rash Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Mudkip and for female players who want to start out as Torchic.

QuestionRash AnswerNature Points
Did you make any New Year's resolutions?Nope.Quirky +2 and Rash +1
You're running a marathon, and at the start you fall flat on your face! What will you do?Shout, "START OVER!"Bold +2 and Rash +1
You discover a beat-up-looking treasure chest in some ruins. What do you do?Open it!Brave +2, Hasty +2, Impish +2, and Rash +1
Have you ever forgotten you bought something and bought another one?Yes.Hasty +1, Quirky +2, and Rash +1
Your friend takes a spectacular fall! What do you do?Laugh! It's too funny!Impish +2, Naive +2, and Rash +1
Do you think you have good study habits?No.Naive +2 and Rash +1
You've just stuffed yourself with a good meal when a great dessert arrives. What do you do?Eat it. Who cares if I'm stuffed?Hasty +2 and Rash +1
Your friend has made a meal that tastes terrible. They ask, "How is it?" You say...?"Um, it's...good."Rash +1 and Timid +1
Have you ever accidentally called a teacher "Mom" or "Dad"?Yes.Rash +2
Have you ever realized you were hogging the conversation?Yes.Rash +2 and Sassy +2
You're packing your classroom's snacks for a picnic when you get hungry. What do you do?What snacks? They're in my belly!Rash +2
Everyone's sharing a dessert, and there's an extra piece. What do you do?Let everyone know.Docile +2 and Rash +2
You've been handed a large bag as a souvenir. What do you do?Open it!Rash +2
You take off your shoes to realize your socks are two different colors! What do you do?Again?!Rash +2
You fail miserably! Everyone found out, and they're disappointed in you... What do you do?Drop down and play dead!Rash +2

Questions with Relaxed Answer Points

For players who want to start out with Phanpy (Phanpy can only be a male Starter) and for players who want to start out as Vulpix (Vulpix can only be a female Starter).

QuestionRelaxed AnswerNature Points
Have you ever said "nice to meet you" to someone you've met previously?Yes.Brave +2 and Relaxed +1
Do you prefer to play outside rather than inside?Yes.Bold +1, Jolly +2, and Relaxed +1
Do you want to be famous?No.Relaxed +1
Your friend is running a little late to meet you. Is that OK?Yes.Bold +2 and Relaxed +1
There's a rumor around about a ghost haunting the school bathrooms! What do you do?Go in there anyway.Bold +1, Jolly +2, and Relaxed +1
You see a cake that is past its expiration date, but only by one day. What do you do?Not a problem! Chow time!Brave +2 and Relaxed +1
You've just stuffed yourself with a good meal when a great dessert arrives. What do you do?Yum! I love dessert the most!Bold +2, Jolly +2, and Relaxed +1
You're about to buy a popular game when someone else gets the last copy! How do you feel?Annoyed. I was here first!Jolly +2 and Relaxed +2
Good news and bad news... Which one do you want to hear first?The good news.Relaxed +2
Hey, what's that? There's someone behind you! So...did you look just now?Huh? What?Relaxed +2
You've been invited to a wonderful party. It's time for the party to start, but there's nobody there! You think...?Maybe I have the day wrong?Jolly +2 and Relaxed +2
Did you make any New Year's resolutions?What are those?Relaxed +2
Do you think that, no matter what, life goes on?All the time!Jolly +1 and Relaxed +2
Have you ever blurted something out without thinking about the consequences first?Yes.Lonely +2 and Relaxed +2
You have a really important test tomorrow! What do you do?Wing it! I'm sure it will be fine!Relaxed +2

Questions with Sassy Answer Points

For players who want to start out with Riolu (Riolu can only be a male Starter) and for female players who want to start out as Totodile.

QuestionSassy AnswerNature Points
You're at a movie theater. What are you there to see?An action movie.Impish +2 and Sassy +1
Do you think it's important to always aim to be the best?Of course!Lonely +1 and Sassy +1
Do you prefer to be busy or to have a lot of free time?Being busy.Lonely +2 and Sassy +1
You've been asked to do a difficult task. What will you do?Make someone else do it!Bold +2 and Sassy +1
You fail miserably! Everyone found out, and they're disappointed in you... What do you do?Think of an excuse.Naive +2 and Sassy +1
You see a big and comfortable bed. Your first reaction is to...Jump on it!Hasty +1 and Sassy +1
You're on a stroll when a TV crew pounces on you for an interview. What do you do?Answer questions properly.Brave +2 and Sassy +2
The people at the next table are singing for someone's birthday. What do you do?Walk away.Lonely +1 and Sassy +2
Do you want to be famous?Yes.Lonely +2 and Sassy +2
If you saw someone doing something bad, could you scold them?Of course!Bold +1, Brave +2, and Sassy +2
Do you like karaoke?Yes.Jolly +2 and Sassy +2
Have you ever looked at your reflection in a mirror and thought, "What a cool person"?Certainly!Jolly +1, Naïve +1, and Sassy +2
Hey, what's that? There's someone behind you! So...did you look just now?No way. I didn't fall for it.Lonely +2 and Sassy +2)
Do you want to be taller someday?Totally!Sassy +2
Have you ever realized you were hogging the conversation?Yes.Rash +2 and Sassy +2
Do you think blaming something you did on someone else is sometimes necessary?Of course!Quiet +2 and Sassy +2

Questions with Timid Answer Points

For male players who want to start out with Cydnaquil and for female players who want to start out as Turtwig.

QuestionTimid AnswerNature Points
There's a rumor around about a ghost haunting the school bathrooms! What do you do?Scary...bathrooms!Docile +2 and Timid +1
You discover a beat-up-looking treasure chest in some ruins. What do you do?Get help opening it.Timid +1
If you saw someone doing something bad, could you scold them?Not really.Timid +1
Do you like karaoke?No.Hasty +1 and Timid +1
You're hiking up a mountain when you reach diverging paths. Which kind do you take?Wide.Quirky +2 and Timid +1
You're in class when you realize that you really have to go to the restroom! What do you do?Hold on until class ends!Timid +1
You see a cake that is past its expiration date, but only by one day. What do you do?Think about it briefly, then decide.Timid +1
Your friend has made a meal that tastes terrible. They ask, "How is it?" You say...?"Um, it's...good."Rash +1 and Timid +1
Everyone's sharing a dessert, and there's an extra piece. What do you do?Don't tell anyone.Bold +2 and Timid +1
The phone's ringing! What do you do?Ignore it and let it ring.Timid +1
Your friends seem to be making plans to hang out, just out of earshot. You think...Will they invite me?Timid +1
Your friend suddenly won't listen to you, when everything was fine yesterday. What happened?What?! Why?!Timid +1
You fail miserably! Everyone found out, and they're disappointed in you... What do you do?Try and hide.Timid +1
You want to reveal that you like someone a whole bunch! What do you do?Keep it to myself! It's too risky!Timid +1
You're on a stroll when a TV crew pounces on you for an interview. What do you do?Run away! How embarrassing!Timid +2
Are you truly sincere when you apologize?That's not easy to admit!Lonely +1 and Timid +2
Everyone around you is laughing hard at something you think is pretty boring. What do you do?Laugh along.Lonely +1 and Timid +2
You run into a new person that you haven't talked to very much before. What do you do?Make an excuse to get away!Timid +2
Good news and bad news... Which one do you want to hear first?I don't want either.Timid +2
You've been handed a large bag as a souvenir. What do you do?Don't do that! It scared me!Timid +2
How are your mornings?They are OK.Docile +1 and Timid +2

FAQ

Just a few questions Ive heard being asked repeatedly.

Q: Should I get this game?

  • A: If you like Pokémon, liked/played the original PMD games, but havent played Explorers of Time/Darkness yet, I would recommend this version. Otherwise you can rent it.

Q: Which Starter/Partner should I pick?

  • A: Each starter and partner has their own strength and weaknesses, so whatever you pick is good.

Q: How do I get a (color) Bow?

  • A: Im not sure what determines the color of the bow. I heard that it matches the color of the DS the game originally starts in. I also believe the bow is affected by the Pokémon you end up with.

Q: When can I evolve my starter?

  • A: After defeating Darkrai, go and complete some missions. Then, Manaphy will appear and ask to join your team. After saying Yes, complete some more missions. What happens next is that Manaphy will appear in the morning and tell you about the Marine Resort. Next, when you go into Treasure Town, the 2 Ursaring will tell you that Luminous Spring has changed. Now you can evolve your starter and partner.

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Special Thanks

  • Nintendo: making/publishing the Pokémon games
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