Cooking recipes and ingredients in Pokemon Quest

How to become the Gordon Ramsay of Tumblecube Island.

There's a new Pokemon game out for Nintendo Switch right now, and it's free to get started. Pokemon Quest plays quite differently to previous games in the beloved series, with a trio of Pokemon automatically battling waves of enemies in the wild in order to gain EXP and earn items to make themselves stronger.

A key difference is that you no longer catch new Pokemon using Pokeballs, but must instead lure them into your basecamp by cooking different recipes in your pot using ingredients foraged during your exploration. Trouble is, the game doesn't give you much guidance on what to cook, or how, in order to attract your preferred Pokemon types. Worry not, wilderness gourmet. We've got everything you need to know right here.

How to Cook in Pokemon Quest

The "how" part is pretty simple. Just tap on the cooking pot in your camp, and drag five ingredients into it and start cooking. Each recipe will take a certain number of expeditions before it's ready, although you can speed it up by using PM tokens if you want. The idea is that you experiment with different combinations of ingredients, and whenever you discover a new recipe - there are 18 in total - it gets added to your recipe book for future reference. Each time you cook, you'll attract one new Pokemon to your camp and can add them to your team.

Cooking Ingredients in Pokemon Quest

There are ten ingredients on Tumblecube Island, though some are more common than others. Even once you've unlocked a recipe, the description is deliberately vague and there are often multiple combinations that will give the same result. That's because each ingredient has several properties that a recipe might require. For example, you may be asked to add "a lot of sweet things and a few hard things". Just scan the list below and pick items that have the neccesary properties.

Apricorns - yellow, hard, small, vegetable
Balm Mushrooms - gray, soft, precious, mushroom
Big Roots - big, red, soft, precious, vegetable
Bluk Berries - blue, soft, small, sweet
Fossils - gray, hard, small, mineral
Honey - yellow, soft, precious, sweet
Icy Rocks - blue, hard, precious, mineral
Tiny Mushrooms - red, soft, small
Mystical Shell - rare mystical item

Cooking Recipes in Pokemon Quest

There are 18 different recipes to make in Pokemon Quest, and here's a list of what Pokemon type each one attracts, and the sort of ingredients needed to cook it.

It's also worth decoding the vague amounts the game suggests. When it asks for "all", that is pretty self-explanatory. Just make sure all five ingredients match the criteria. When it asks for "a little", that means one item. "A few" means two. "A lot" means three, and "a whole lot" is four.

Also bear in mind that as you progress through the game, you will unlock different cooking pots which require more ingredients per slot but attract higher level Pokemon. You will also eventually be able to have more than one pot on the boil at the same time, so plan ahead!

Recipe: Mulligan Stew a la Cube
Ingredients: Any
Example: two apricorns, two berries, one fossil
Attracts: most common Pokemon

Recipe: Red Stew a la Cube
Ingredients: any red ingredients
Example: five tiny mushrooms
Attracts: red Pokemon

Recipe: Blue Soda a la Cube
Ingredients: any blue ingredients
Example: two bluk berries, three icy rocks
Attracts: blue Pokemon

Recipe: Yellow Curry a la Cube
Ingredients: any yellow ingredients
Example: three apricorn, two honey
Attracts: yellow Pokemon

Recipe: Gray Porridge a la Cube
Ingredients: any gray ingredients
Example: five fossils
Attracts: gray Pokemon

Recipe: Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube
Ingredients: A whole lot of mystical things
Example: At least four mystical shell
Attracts: rare Pokemon

Recipe: Brain Food a la Cube
Ingredients: A lot of sweet things and a few hard things
Example: two apricorns, three berries
Attracts: psychic-type Pokemon

Recipe: Get Swole Syrup a la Cube
Ingredients: A lot of sweet things and a few mushrooms
Example: two berries, one honey, two tiny mushrooms
Attracts: fighting-type Pokemon

Recipe: Honey Nectar a la Cube
Ingredients: A whole lot of sweet things and a lot of yellow
Example: two berries, three honey
Attracts: bug-type Pokemon

Recipe: Hot Pot a la Cube
Ingredients: A lot of mushrooms and a little red
Example: two berries, three tiny mushrooms
Attracts: fire-type Pokemon

Recipe: Light-as-Air Casserole a la Cube
Ingredients: A lot of minerals and a few plants
Example: two big roots, two fossils, one icy stone
Attracts: flying-type Pokemon

Recipe: Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
Ingredients: A whole lot of soft things and a lot of blue
Example: three berries, two tiny mushrooms
Attracts: water-type Pokemon

Recipe: Mud Pie a la Cube
Ingredients: A few minerals and a lot of soft things
Example: two berries, two fossils, one tiny mushroom
Attracts: ground-type Pokemon

Recipe: Plain Crepe a la Cube
Ingredients: A lot of sweet things and a few gray
Example: three berries, two fossils
Attracts: normal Pokemon

Recipe: Sludge Soup a la Cube
Ingredients: A whole lot of mushrooms and a lot of soft things
Example: two balm mushrooms, three fossils
Attracts: poison-type Pokemon

Recipe: Stone Soup a la Cube
Ingredients: A whole lot of hard things and a few minerals
Example: two apricorns, three fossils
Attracts: rock-type Pokemon

Recipe: Watt a Risotta a la Cube
Ingredients: A whole lot of soft things and a lot of yellow
Example: one apricorn, two honey, two tiny mushrooms
Attracts: electric-type Pokemon

Recipe: Veggie Smoothie a la Cube
Ingredients: A whole lot of plants and a few soft things
Attracts: grass-type Pokemon

That's how you cook in Pokemon Quest. Now you can go forth and craft the perfect menu to attract your ideal Pokemon squad, rather than blindly throwing stuff into a pan to see what happens! We'll update this guide if any more cooking tips come to light, or if more features are added to the game.

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