Pokémon Quest available now on Nintendo Switch

The game is free-to-play with DLC packs available for purchase.

Along with yesterday’s reveal of Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon: Let’s Go, Eevee was the promise of a new “core Pokémon RPG” in 2019 and the unveiling of Pokémon Quest. Pokémon Quest is a free-to-play side game that’s available for download right now on Nintendo Switch, and will release on Android and iOS sometime late June.

Pokémon Quest is quite different in style than other Pokémon titles. Set within the world of Tumblecube Island, which feels fairly reminiscent of Minecraft, players are given the ability to capture and train box-shaped Pokémon. Game Freak has named these cute box Pokémon “Pokéxel” characters, which are comprised primarily of first generation Pokémon.

In the game, you can expand your roster by customizing your base and cooking food in hopes of attracting new Pokémon. While out exploring Tumblecube Island, players will be able to select three Pokémon for battle. Pokémon Quest doesn’t include the traditional turn-based combat, and instead requires players to tap their Pokémon's attack meters after they’ve filled up.

Pokémon Quest is free-to-play, though it does include paid DLC options. The DLC options for Pokémon Quest include the following package options…

Expedition Pack ($4.99)

  • Cooking Pot: Increases the number of dishes you can cook at the same time by one.
  • Poké Ball Model: Increases the number of PM Tickets received as a service for members by 20.
  • Perfect Pair Statue: Increases the maximum battery charges by one.
  • PM Tickets +100
  • Lv. 1 Nidoran ♀ with special move
  • Lv. 1 Nidoran ♂ with special move

Great Expedition Pack ($9.99)

  • Cooking Pot: Increases the number of dishes you can cook at the same time by one.
  • Great Ball Model: Increases the number of PM Tickets received as a service for members by 30.
  • Eevee Arch: Increases the maximum battery charges by one.
  • Lapras Pool: Doubles the chances of attracting multiple Pokémon with your cooking.
  • PM Tickets +100
  • Lv. 1 Lapras with special move

Ultra Expedition Pack ($17.99)

  • Cooking Pot: Increases the number of dishes you can cook at the same time by one.
  • Ultra Ball Mode: Increases the number of PM Tickets received as a service for members by 40.
  • Pikachu Arch: Increases the maximum battery charges by one.
  • Gengar Balloon: Doubles the drop rate of all ingredients.
  • Snorlax Lounger: Doubles the Exp. received from expeditions.
  • PM Tickets +100
  • Lv. 1 Snorlax with special move

Pokémon Quest is available now for free on Nintendo Switch, and will release on mobile devices in June. What do you think of Pokémon Quest so far? Do you plan on purchasing any of the DLC packs for the game? Let us know down in the comments below and stay tuned for more Pokémon Quest news!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. When she's not gaming or caffeinating, you can reach her at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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