Pokemon Quest is super simple on the surface, but actually has quite a lot of depth to it. This page covers all of the tips you need to succeed with your adorably cube-ular Pokemon.
EditHorde Those Ingredients
I don’t suggest throwing ingredients into your pot willy-nilly. Later on, you’ll unlock better pots that require even more ingredients per recipe, and you will run out fast. If you want to be really strategic, think of the specific Pokemon you want, then look up the Recipes list on IGN’s Pokemon Quest wiki to see exactly what to cook so that nothing goes to waste.
EditAuto Play is Fine, Unless…
If you’re grinding expeditions way below your level, controlling your Pokemon is not that important. But some levels could use input, especially if that expedition includes Pokemon that self-destruct like Koffing and Voltorb! When you see those Pokemon gearing up to explode, you can strategically tell your team to scatter and lose no one to the blast.
EditGet a Defensive Pokemon
This is one of the most important things you can do. Put a defensive Pokemon with a TON of HP on your team to work as an anchor. They will be your survivor that never goes down. Get a Pokemon like Onix or Golem with Harden, then give it as many Sharing Stones as possible to beef up your whole team. This strategy should absolutely help you hang on in even the toughest boss fights.
EditTeam Composition Matters
Building on that defensive Pokemon tip, think about how each Pokemon on your team covers the others. Having trouble getting past a tough boss? Consider using two Pokemon that can stat-boost your team, or getting a Pokemon that can confuse your opponent with Supersonic or Confuse Ray. Check out Best Pokemon in Pokemon Quest for more details on which Pokemon to choose and how to build a team.
EditPay Attention To Power Stones
Some power stones grant more than just an HP or Attack boost. These are game-changing. Hit Healing is one of the best abilities to stack especially with squishy, damage-dealing Pokemon like Alakazam. Natural Healing is a must with tank Pokemon; and Critical hit rate combined with critical damage can make a huge difference on damage output. It’s not all about the raw numbers!
EditMoves Are Just as Important as Pokemon
Some Pokemon could be great in theory, but without the right moves, they’re really not all that. An Onix without harden is crippled, and an Alakazam without a damaging move is useless.
EditLook At Bingo Bonuses
Bingo Bonuses activate when three Power Stones in a row line up. Each pokemon has Three Bingo Bonuses, and each of these can be one of three. Before putting time and effort into a Pokemon, check its Bingo Bonus, as they can completely change the Pokemon for the better. For example, one of Snorlax’s bonuses gives it plus 550 attack, giving it some of the highest raw stats in the game.
EditType Doesn’t Matter (Much)
Unlike your traditional Pokemon games, weaknesses don’t come into effect in Pokemon Quest. Your Vulpix won’t take extra damage from a water-type move, but it WILL get a strength bonus if you send it to Gloomy Grove. Move types do come into play, however, with Bingo Bonuses. Some Pokemon get boosts to only certain types of attacks, so pay attention to this to get the most out of your Pokemon.
If you are planning on spending money on DLC, use it wisely. Do not worry about the Power Stones, buying the Expedition Pack(s) is much better. You can eventually obtain all the Power Stones throughout the game. Also, if you’re thinking about buying the DLC, do it earlier than later. The free Pokemon you’ll get will benefit you earlier in the game, as will the special decorations and PM Ticket boost.
EditCompleting the Pokedex
If you gotta catch ’em all, then focus on completing the game first before completing the Dex. Then, you will be able to level up Pokemon quicker to evolve.
EditDon’t Forget to Collect PM Tickets
PM Tickets are useful when you fail a mission and want to collect tickets, to refill your battery, and to purchase useful decorations that will help you progress faster.
1. Log in daily to get the Member Service bonus PM Tickets.
2. Check out How to Earn PM Tickets to learn how to get the most PM Tickets.
EditThe Pokemon Matters When Training
When either training to gain more EXP or change a move always either use the same Pokemon species, Pokemon family, or type of Pokemon for the best outcome. Also, if there’s a move you want your Pokemon can learn at a lower tier of evolution, make sure to change it before it evolves. A final form evolution is incredibly difficult to teach new moves to.