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…
RecipeDescriptionIngredientsPokemon Type AttractedMulligan Stew à la CubeWhatever ingredients you likeAny 5 Ingredients. Best with 5 Rainbow MatterAll, RandomRed Stew à la CubeA whole lot of red5 Big Root or 5 Tiny MushroomReddish PokemonBlue Soda à la CubeA whole lot of blue5 Icy Rock or 5 Bluk BerryBluish PokemonYellow Curry à la CubeA whole lot of yellow5 Honey or 5 ApricornYellowish PokemonGrey Porridge à la CubeA whole lot of gray5 Balm Mushroom or 5 FossilsGreyish PokemonMouth-Watering Dip à la CubeA whole lot of soft things and a lot of blue1 Icy Rock, 2 Bluk Berry, 2 Honey or 3 Bluk Berry, 2 Tiny Mushrooms, Water-typePlain Crepe à la CubeA lot of sweet things and a few grey3 Honey, 2 Balm Mushroom or 2 Bluk Berry, 1 Honey, 2 Fossils Normal-typeSludge Soup à la CubeA whole lot of mushrooms and a lot of soft things3 Balm Mushroom, 1 Tiny Mushroom, 1 Rainbow Matter or 3 Balm Mushroom, 2 Tiny MushroomPoison-typeMud Pie à la CubeA few minerals and a lot of soft things3 Honey, 2 Icy Rock or 3 Tiny Mushroom, 2 Icy RockGround-typeVeggie Smoothie à la CubeA whole lot of plants and a few soft things3 Big Root, 2 Apricorn or 3 Apricorn, 1 Tiny Mushroom, 1 Big Root or 3 Big Root, 1 Balm Mushroom, 1 ApricornGrass-typeHoney Nectar à la CubeA whole lot of sweet things and a lot of yellow3 Honey, 1 Bluk Berry, 1 Rainbow Matter or 2 Bluk Berry, 2 Honey, 1 ApricornBug-typeBrain Food à la CubeA lot of sweet things and a few hard things2 Honey, 1 Icy Rock, 1 Apricorn, 1 Bluk Berry or 3 Bluk Berry, 2 ApricornPsychic-typeStone Soup à la CubeA whole lot of hard things and a few minerals3 Icy Rock, 1 Fossil, 1 Rainbow Matter or 2 Apricorn, 2 Fossils, 1 Icy RockRock-typeLight-as-Air Casserole à la CubeA lot of minerals and a few plants3 Icy Rock, 2 Big Root or 2 Fossils, 2 Big Root, 1 Icy RockFlying-typeHot Pot à la CubeA lot of mushrooms and a little red3 Balm Mushroom, 2 Big Root or 3 Tiny Mushroom, 2 Bluk BerryFire-typeWatt a Risotto à la CubeA 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 ApricornElectric-typeGet Swole Syrup à la CubeA lot of sweet things and a few mushrooms2 Bluk Berry, 2 Tiny Mushroom, 1 Honey Fighting-typeAmbrosia of Legends à la CubeA whole lot of mystical thingsMixture of Mystical Shell and Rainbow MatterRare 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.
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