'Pokémon Quest' Recipes: Cooking Guide for the Nintendo Switch Game
For most Pokémon games, you catch wild Pokémon by throwing a Pokéball after exhausting them in battle. But in Pokémon Quest, players must put on their aprons and attract Pokémon with their culinary prowess.
Here’s a guide to all the ingredients and recipes currently in the game, and how to use them.
To Be a Pokémon Trainer, You Must First Become a Chef
It’s an essential life skill that is cost efficient and spiritually rewarding, but other than that, it’s the only way to get new Pokémon in Pokémon Quest. That makes this game a quirky and more humane spin-off than the core titles in the series. Rather than beating feral Pokémon into submission, in Pokémon Quest, you feed them. Think of it as winning hearts and minds through stomachs.
But the blocky, pixelated Pokémon that live on Tumblecube Island are picky eaters. That’s where recipes come in.
Use Recipes to Attract Different Types of Pokémon
Different dishes will attract different sorts of Pokémon, so if you want a big stable, you have to be a flexible chef.
You can’t use dishes to attract a specific species of Pokémon, but you can use them to attract specific types. For example, you can’t make a dish that will guarantee a Pikachu joins your base camp, but you can make Yellow Curry to attract yellow-colored Pokémon and Watt A Risotta to bring electric-type Pokémon.
Redditor andrewmaxedon made a helpful post on the Pokémon subreddit with all the recipes and ingredients in the game. That redditor’s list can be read below:
- Mulligan Stew a la Cube - Any common Pokémon
- Red Stew a la Cube (At least 4 red ingredients) - Red Pokémon
- Blue Soda a la Cube (At least 4 blue ingredients) - Blue Pokémon
- Yellow Curry a la Cube (At least 4 yellow ingredients) - Yellow Pokémon
- Gray Porridge a la Cube (At least 4 gray ingredients) - Gray Pokémon
- Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube (“A whole lot of soft things and a lot of blue”) - Water Pokémon
- Plain Crepe a la Cube (“A lot of sweet things and a few gray”) - Normal Pokémon
- Sludge Soup a la Cube (“A whole lot of mushrooms and a lot of soft things”) - Poison Pokémon
- Mud Pie a la Cube (“A few minerals and a lot of soft things”) - Ground Pokémon
- Veggie Smoothie a la Cube (“A whole lot of plants and a few soft things”) - Grass Pokémon
- Honey Nectar a la Cube (“A whole lot of sweet things and a lot of yellow”) - Bug Pokémon
- Brain Food a la Cube (“A lot of sweet things and a few hard things”) - Psychic Pokémon
- Stone Soup a la Cube (“A whole lot of hard things and a few minerals”) - Rock Pokémon
- Light-as-Air Casserole a la Cube (“A lot of minerals and a few plants”) - Flying Pokémon
- Hot Pot a la Cube (“A lot of mushrooms and a little red”) - Fire Pokémon
- Watt a Risotta a la Cube (“A whole lot of soft things and a lot of yellow”) - Electric Pokémon
- Get Swole Syrup a la Cube (“A lot of sweet things and a few mushrooms”) - Fighting Pokémon
- Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube (“A whole lot of mystical things”) - Rare Pokémon
- Tiny mushrooms - red, soft, and small
- Big roots - big, red, soft, precious, and vegetables
- Bluk Berries - blue, soft, small, and sweet
- Icy rocks - blue, hard, precious, and minerals
- Apricorns - yellow, hard, small, and vegetables
- Honey - yellow, soft, precious, and sweet
- Fossils - grey, hard, small, and minerals
- Balm mushrooms - gray, soft, precious, and mushrooms
As you can see, some of the recipes are intentionally vague, and the exact combinations and number of ingredients needed for each one are still being discovered. If you discover your own, feel free to contribute to andrewmaxedon’s thread.
Do it for your fellow trainers. Do it for Pikachu.