Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX Friend Bow: where to get this important item

A key facet of gameplay in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is the ability to recruit Pokemon. This coveted item will help speed things along immensely. 

Once you’ve finished the main story, the Friend Bow is one of the first items you’re going to want to find. The effects of the bow are in the name - it makes recruiting Pokemon a lot easier. The description also states that it helps you recruit Shiny Pokemon, although it’s not certain whether the item is necessary to do that. 

Actually finding the friend bow in the first place is the real challenge here. It’s a rare drop in some of the bigger dungeons, but there are a few guaranteed places to get the item which will make your life much easier.


Where to get the Friend Bow in Pokemon Mystery Dungeon DX

The most reliable way to get the Friend Bow is through the 20th Floor of the post-game dungeon Solar Cave - it's a drop in here. To get this Dungeon just talk to Whiscash about Stormy Sea and he’ll also mention Solar Cave. Once inside the dungeon, simply progress through it until you hit the dungeon's 20th floor. At that point, the friend bow is yours.

The second way of getting this key item is by paying for the friend bow in any of the Kecleon Shops found in the optional Dungeon Joyous Tower. The Bow is a random item that can be found in the shop but by doing this you’ll have to pay 5000 Poke. Considering the randomness and price, it’s a much better idea to just go through Solar Cave.  If you really need it from the shop, however, keep in mind the shop refreshes every time you enter and exit a dungeon, so that's a way to force a shop inventory refresh, just like with how you might to get the Invitation to enter the Mystery House

If you have the Friend Bow, then it’s in your best interest to also try and have the Friendly Rare Quality. The combination of the two will make it a lot easier to recruit any Pokemon that come your way, and keep you from missing out on Shiny Pokemon.