Team PokéPals (チーム ポケダンズ Team Pokédans) is a Rescue Team from the anime special, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Explorers of Sky - Beyond Time & Darkness. It is comprised of Piplup and Chimchar. Sunflora and Grovyle have acted as temporary members in the 1st and 2nd specials respectively.
The two main Pokémon of the team are Piplup and Chimchar. Piplup, however, is a human who was turned into a Pokémon, and was at first reluctant to be in an exploration team.
Although not part of Team Poképals, Sunflora from the Wigglytuff Guild accompanied them on their first mission in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness. Team Poképals also appeared alongside Grovyle in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of the Sky - Beyond Time and Darkness.
- Sunflora (temporarily).
- Grovyle (temporarily).
In the manga
In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness manga
Team Poképals appeared in the manga adaptation of Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness.
- The name Poképals is the default name for the player's team in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky.
- Likewise, in the Japanese version of the games, the name Pokédans (ポケダンズ) is the default name.
- Turtwig is the only Sinnoh starter Pokémon that isn't in Team Poképals.
- However, one special manga featured Chimchar and Turtwig as his partner.
- All the temporary members of Team Poképals are pure Grass-type.