On August 4, 2009, Chunsoft released a set of 3 WiiWare Titles: Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Keep Going! Blazing Adventure Squad!, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Let's Go! Stormy Adventure Squad!, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Go For It! Light Adventure Squad! These titles were never released outside of Japan, making them inaccessible to players who do not know Japanese.
After years of silently working in the background, a group of fans released an English translation to make the games accessible to many more, titled Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Radiant Adventure Squad, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Wildfire Adventure Squad, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Tempest Adventure Squad.
Instructions from their readme file:
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Adventure Squad Series Readme:
-1.0 initial release
Instructions: Use a .bps patcher such as Flips: https://www.smwcentral.net/?p=section&a=details&id=11474
PMD_Radiance_Hikari.bps can be applied to: Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Mezase! Hikari no Boukendan : Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Radiant Adventure Squad
PMD_Wildfire_Honoo.bps can be applied to: Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Susume! Honoo no Boukendan : Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Wildfire Adventure Squad
PMD_Tempest_Arashi.bps can be applied to: Pokémon Fushigi no Dungeon: Ikuzo! Arashi no Boukendan : Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Tempest Adventure Squad
If Flips says the file is incorrect, try applying the header patch to your base WAD first.
There are two dumps of the WAD floating around with differences in header/footer.
If you had the Japanese version previously played on Dolphin, be sure to uninstall it from
your NAND by right clicking it on Dolphin's home screen before loading the translated WAD file.
-Slowking's team sort menu does not properly sort alphabetically due to changes to the name screen.
-DS Download Play features have not been translated. They are still functional, but your team
leader's name may appear incorrectly and move names remain in Japanese.
FAQ about the game/translation:
1:Which version should I play? What's the difference?
The games have the same plot, but Pokémon appearing in dungeons differ between the three.
-Radiant version has primarily Elecric-type/yellow-colored starters
-Tempest version has primarily Water-type/blue-colored starters
-Wildfire version has primarly Fire-type/red-colored starters
The save files for all three games are linked. Recruiting a team member or placing an item
in storage allows it to be used in all three games, so please pick whichever one you'd like.
2:What should I expect from the game compared to the other Pokémon Mystery Dungeon games?
These games were released on the Japanese Wii Shop Channel for 1,200 Nintendo Points each;
that's about a third of the price of a regular Pokémon Mystery Dungeon game. The plot is
relatively light, but the games include every Pokémon through Generation 4 and have unique
mechanics that haven't reappeared in the series since.
3: Why these titles over X title? Why was this term translated this way?
The three subtitles were named after Looplets in Super Mystery Dungeon; the set included
names of other games in the series, and we wanted to preserve the connection to the 3DS
title, as characters and items from this game also made appearances there. Names of new
mechanics and items have been localized to the best of our ability.
4:Do passwords to unlock Pokémon still work in the translation?
The new Buddy Passwords can be found by pushing the Home button on your Wii console or emulator,
then clicking Operations Guide. Due to a few changes to the name entry screen, the passwords are
different from the original Japanese game. We opted not to use certain currently-in-use terms
among fans, like "Pal Password", over concerns that those looking for the updated passwords from
this game only find the listings from the original release. Note that the online manual for this
game is inactive, and may crash, so please do not attempt to access it via the Operations Guide
5:Are event Pokémon included in the game/can every Pokémon be recruited? Is there online support?
This translation is prepatched with Wiimmfi and RiiConnect24. Our team worked with the server owners
to restore these lost events. All of the known event Pokémon have been restored and should be fully
functional. From the Main Menu, turn the Distribution Service on to allow connection to RiiConnect24,
and check for Wii-Mail on your home menu. To receive the other event Pokémon, access Wonder Mail W to
see a list of event missions and enter Buddy Passwords for other exclusive Pokémon.
For information on setting your system up for Wiimmfi support, please check https://wii.guide/wiimmfi.html
For information on setting your system up for RiiConnect24 support, please check https://wii.guide/riiconnect24
-Wiimmfi: Dialga, Giratina, and Arceus are available at all times via Wonder Mail W.
-RiiConnect24: cycles Mew, Darkrai, Jirachi and Palkia on a monthly basis, with the Pokémon switching on the first of each month.
Your Wii Console's date must be set to match the current timeframe or the events will not work. Talk to Farfetch'd after receiving
the Wii-Mail to activate them.
Friend Rescues are not currently supported as of 4-28-2020 (v1.0 release date).
If they are restored in the future, the changes necessary are server-side, so there should be no need to update
the patch. Dates sent via Wii-Mail reflect the original distributions and may not be accurate, but the events
will be in rotation each month.
6: How do I make this work on my PAL/NTSC/etc. Wii:
You can use ShowMiiWads to change the .wad file's region. For PAL users: Due to a difference in the way the
games are rendered between NTSC/PAL the game may show a black screen upon loading. This is remedied by going
into Wii System Settings > Screen and changing the display settings from 60hz mode to 50hz mode.
7:Are the games canon to the series?
A few characters and items originating in this game also appear as cameos in Super Mystery Dungeon,
but its plot and events are overall not connected. We worked to keep those references intact and
Additional Info/Technical Modifications:
This game's item database was modified from Explorers of Sky's. Unused items in the code were found
to have leftover data from this port; most were fully functional, and some even had unique models, so
these have been restored. They have not been added into the main game, however, so they require
Action Replay/cheats to access. In the original Japanese game, these did not have their names (these were blank)
and all displayed as Plain Seeds until a bit was unset in order to re-enable them.
These include the following fully-functional items:
-Trap Scarf, Goggle Specs, Space Globe, the Seven Treasures, Amber Tear, Gabite Scale, Sizebust Orb
Lost Loot, Gold Fang, Corsola Twig, Cacnea Spike, Rare Fossil, Tight Belt, Wonder Chest,
Unown Stones, some TMs, and the color Bow items.
Partial functionality exists for the following items, which may have unique models not seen elsewhere:
-Link Box (opens the move menu, but does not allow move linking; code does still exist for
linking, however, which seems to work fine even with the Stack mechanic)
-Exclusive Items: No functionality, but some have unique models.
Unused moves from Rescue Team: Excavate, and Spin Slash, remained in the code, but had their names
blanked out. These have been assigned their proper names, but beyond script modifications, remained
untouched. Please enjoy discovering some of these unique development relics via cheats.
Item Icons from Super Mystery Dungeon have been upscaled and used in the game. These were not in the
original Japanese release.
SOS Mail system has been reworked to use keywords from Pokémon Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald's EasyChat as a basis for
Thank you for playing our translation. Please support official Pokémon merchandise, including an official translation
in the event one is released.
Credits (See also attached credits.png):
SpecialAgentApe: Hacking, Gameplay Text Porting, Splash Screen Artwork, Localization
Higsby: Story Translation
Lonechallenger: Minor Translation
wowjinxy: Splash Screen Hacking
ShinxHijinx: Testing/Gummi artwork
Lady Ariel: Testing
Davin Ockerby: AT7 Research
Gericom: AT7 Research
Darkshade: Graphic Design/Wi-Fi Restoration
Friendsxix: Wi-Fi Restoration
shutterbug2000: Wi-Fi Restoration
Larsenv: Wi-Fi Restoration
mm201: Wi-Fi Restoration
Billy-: Wi-Fi Restoration
Special Thanks to Project Pokémon staff and researchers
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