Pokemon Quest is the latest free-to-play spin-off of the Pokemon series for Switch, iOS and Andorid, and it’s a little different to the core games or even Pokemon Go. In this game, your Pokedex-filling adventures are driven by cooking recipes that Pokemon love.
Cooking in Pokemon Quest is essentially how you attract different Pokemon and get them to hang out at your base camp, join your team and become willing to head out on special expedition missions in order to progress the game. Everything runs in something of a circle: you’ll want to recruit Pokemon through cooking to send them out on missions, and you’ll want to send Pokemon out on expedition missions to get your hands on new ingredients in order to cook better dishes and get higher level, more powerful Pokemon.
In addition to this other series staple features are present, so in between cooking you’ll spend some time leveling up Pokemon, teaching them moves and keeping them happy at camp – but none of this can happen unless you can cook the recipes and dishes Pokemon lkike with the ingredients you have. So – on this page we’re going to run down recipes and ingredients, plus touch on the cooking pot upgrades.
Cooking Pots in Pokemon Quest
The first thing you need to quickly understand about Pokemon Quest is your gradually improving and evolving choice of Cooking Pots. When you start the game you’ll only be able to use the basic, default cooking pot that’s a standard-looking iron-like pot – but as you progress through Pokemon Quest you’ll gain pots that will grant you better cooking abilities – and that in turn will power up your recipes, though it’ll also use more ingredients.
Don’t forget that better quality Pokemon Quest recipes will result in rarer species or higher levels of Pokemon being attracted to your camp – so be sure to upgrade your pot. You upgrade your pot gradually by completing expeditions – so focus on getting through the various expeditions as a priority. These are the different pots:
- Default Cooking Pot: Each slot requires 3 of each ingredient used.
- Bronze Cooking Pot: Each slot requires 10 of each ingredient used. Level 20 and up
- Silver Cooking Pot: Each slot requires 15 of each ingredient used. Level 40 and up
- Gold Cooking Pot: Each slot requires 20 of each ingredient used. Level 70 and up
Pokemon Quest Recipes: every meal you can cook and what each does
Here’s the full Pokemon Quest recipes list, alongside some suggestions of what ingredients to use to get the best results from each recipe. Keep in mind that these aren’t the only working combinations, and you should experiment: different ingredient combinations for each recipe will yield different Pokemon being attracted to your camp for you to recruit.
A Plain Crepe a la Cube will attract normal-type Pokemon, for instance – so if you wanted Eevee, who is normal-type, that’s what you’d cook to attract it. (Then you’d follow our handy Pokemon Quest Eevee Evolution guide to choose your evolution.) Remember that there’s a random chance to attract the Pokemon you’re after with any stew, so you might have to make multiple attempts – and remember too that some Pokemon are of multiple types. Anyhow, here’s the full recipe list in a handy table format…
|Recipe||Description||Ingredients||Pokemon Type Attracted|
|Mulligan Stew à la Cube||Whatever ingredients you like||Any 5 Ingredients. Best with 5 Rainbow Matter||All, Random|
|Red Stew à la Cube||A whole lot of red||5 Big Root or 5 Tiny Mushroom||Reddish Pokemon|
|Blue Soda à la Cube||A whole lot of blue||5 Icy Rock or 5 Bluk Berry||Bluish Pokemon|
|Yellow Curry à la Cube||A whole lot of yellow||5 Honey or 5 Apricorn||Yellowish Pokemon|
|Grey Porridge à la Cube||A whole lot of gray||5 Balm Mushroom or 5 Fossils||Greyish Pokemon|
|Mouth-Watering Dip à la Cube||A whole lot of soft things and a lot of blue||1 Icy Rock, 2 Bluk Berry, 2 Honey or 3 Bluk Berry, 2 Tiny Mushrooms,||Water-type|
|Plain Crepe à la Cube||A lot of sweet things and a few grey||3 Honey, 2 Balm Mushroom or 2 Bluk Berry, 1 Honey, 2 Fossils||Normal-type|
|Sludge Soup à la Cube||A whole lot of mushrooms and a lot of soft things||3 Balm Mushroom, 1 Tiny Mushroom, 1 Rainbow Matter or 3 Balm Mushroom, 2 Tiny Mushroom||Poison-type|
|Mud Pie à la Cube||A few minerals and a lot of soft things||3 Honey, 2 Icy Rock or 3 Tiny Mushroom, 2 Icy Rock||Ground-type|
|Veggie Smoothie à la Cube||A whole lot of plants and a few soft things||3 Big Root, 2 Apricorn or 3 Apricorn, 1 Tiny Mushroom, 1 Big Root or 3 Big Root, 1 Balm Mushroom, 1 Apricorn||Grass-type|
|Honey Nectar à la Cube||A whole lot of sweet things and a lot of yellow||3 Honey, 1 Bluk Berry, 1 Rainbow Matter or 2 Bluk Berry, 2 Honey, 1 Apricorn||Bug-type|
|Brain Food à la Cube||A lot of sweet things and a few hard things||2 Honey, 1 Icy Rock, 1 Apricorn, 1 Bluk Berry or 3 Bluk Berry, 2 Apricorn||Psychic-type|
|Stone Soup à la Cube||A whole lot of hard things and a few minerals||3 Icy Rock, 1 Fossil, 1 Rainbow Matter or 2 Apricorn, 2 Fossils, 1 Icy Rock||Rock-type|
|Light-as-Air Casserole à la Cube||A lot of minerals and a few plants||3 Icy Rock, 2 Big Root or 2 Fossils, 2 Big Root, 1 Icy Rock||Flying-type|
|Hot Pot à la Cube||A lot of mushrooms and a little red||3 Balm Mushroom, 2 Big Root or 3 Tiny Mushroom, 2 Bluk Berry||Fire-type|
|Watt a Risotto à la Cube||A whole lot of soft things and a lot of yellow||3 Honey, 1 Balm Mushroom, 1 Big Root or 2 Tiny Mushroom, 2 Honey, 1 Apricorn||Electric-type|
|Get Swole Syrup à la Cube||A lot of sweet things and a few mushrooms||2 Bluk Berry, 2 Tiny Mushroom, 1 Honey||Fighting-type|
|Ambrosia of Legends à la Cube||A whole lot of mystical things||Mixture of Mystical Shell and Rainbow Matter||Rare and Mystical Pokemon|
Pokemon Quest Ingredients: all ingredient types and their properties
We’ve sort of spoiled some of making Pokemon Quest recipes above in our recipe list, but you should still get to know each ingredient individually. You’ll find the in-game description gives you clues – the Get Swole Syrup asks yhou for ” a lot of sweet things and a few mushrooms”, for instance, while the Light-as-Air Casserole asks for “a lot of minerals and a few plants”. You can puzzle out recipe ideas by looking at these ingredient descriptions – and remember, all ingredients are gathered through adventuring on expeditions.
- Tiny Mushroom – Soft and small.
- Big Root – Soft and precious.
- Bluk Berry – Soft and small.
- Icy Rock – Hard and precious.
- Apricorn – Hard and small.
- Honey – Soft and precious.
- Fossil – Hard and small.
- Balm Mushroom – Soft and precious.
- Rainbow Matter – Very precious ingredients that can substitute for any other ingredients. Acts as 2 Precious ingredients
- Mystical Shell – Special ingredient, used to attract mythical Pokemon.