In order to tackle some of the late-game content in Pokemon Quest, you'll need to build a team of the best pokemon in the game. There's 151 to choose from, with a variety of different moves that they can learn. To help you decide, we've put together a guide on the absolute best pokemon in Pokemon Quest. In this Pokemon Quest Best Pokemon Guide, we'll go over what the best pokemon are in the game, teach you how to put together a team, and which pokemon you should be singling out early on.
There’s plenty more to see in Pokemon Quest so we’ve been busy putting together a ton of guides to help you. Head over to our Pokemon Quest Guides hub for details on how best to lure pokemon, all of the recipes explained in Pokemon Quest, a breakdown of exactly how Evolutions work, and more.
Best Pokemon in Pokemon Quest
As in any Pokemon game, there is no one-stop answer for who the best pokemon is Pokemon Quest, but there are some that do seem to be surprisingly powerful at preset. The following list is the best pokemon you can find in Pokemon Quest, made up of pokemon that you should absolutely have in your team.
- Machop - If you’re looking for an absolute defensive tank to put into your party, you can’t do much better than Machop using Bulk Up with some good Bingo Bonuses applied. Even in later stages, it holds its ground and very rarely goes down. Definitely one of the best buffer pokemon in Pokemon Quest.
- Alakazam - For your attacking pokemon, go for an Alakazam. Its Psychic attack is great in terms of DPS, and is sure to take earlier bosses down with ease. Alakazam will evolve from Kadabra at Level 36.
- Golem - As long as you ensure it has Dig, Golem is one of the best ranged attackers there is. Dig is an incredibly powerful AOE attack, and Golem is just as hardy as you’d expect. Cook up some Stone Soup a la Cube to attract Rock-Type Pokemon.
- Kangaskan - There’s one build in particular that makes Kangaskan a great choice for those looking to do a ton of damage. Equip it with Whack Whack and Wait Less power stones then spam Mega Punch. You won’t be disappointed with the results. Cook up some Plain Crepe a la Cube to attract normal-type Pokemon.
- Starmie - A pokemon that has proven itself incredibly useful in the late game section of Pokemon Quest is Starmie. Equipped with Hydro Cannon, you've got the best DPS you can find in the game. Great for taking on World 12 bosses.
Now you know some of the best pokemon in Pokemon Quest, you should head over to our Pokemon Quest Recipes Guide to learn the best ways to get them.
How to Build the Best Team in Pokemon Quest
There are lots of different options to consider when building a team in Pokemon Quest, meaning it's not just about putting together the best pokemon. Different Expeditions call for different teams from time to time, but there are some general tips and tricks, and bases you need to cover to ensure you have the best possible chance at surviving each wave. We’ve gathered them together in the following list:
- Defensive Pokemon -You’ll need at least one defense-focused pokemon in your team, to hold down the front of the pack. Add in power stones which boost HP, and move stones which allow defensive buffs to be shared across the team, like the Sharing Stone.
- Ranged, AoE Pokemon - Once you’ve got your defensive element sorted, you’re naturally going to move onto attacks. Make sure you have a pokemon in your team that excels at long-ranged, AoE attacks. This will allow you to do damage to multiple enemies at once, at a distance. You’ll want to use power stones which boost the attack stat, and move stones which increase spread like the BroadBurst Stone
- Melee, up close and personal Pokemon - Finally you want a pokemon that can do as much DPS as possible, and at a relatively close range. This pokemon should be used as your go-to in terms of beating bosses, and should be bolstered by attack power stones and the Wait Less move stone so they can attack more frequently
Once you have these basic elements down, experiment with plugging in different pokemon into each role, and pay attention to any move stones you get while playing. A lot of it will come down to personal preference, but in the late stages especially, you’ll need a balanced team covering all three roles.
Pokemon Quest Best Early Game Pokemon - Best Pokemon to Start Out With
Getting a good start in Pokemon Quest is key to suceeding later on in the game. And while there is certainly no wrong way to play the game, there are some better ways than otehrs to spend your time in the early hours of the game. Here are the best pokemon to use early on in Pokemon Quest.
- Onix - Onix has a great use early on in that it can be used as a defensive tank to absorb damage. It has great HP stats too, making it a must-have as early as you can get your hands on one.
- Pinser - A great attacking pokemon to have in your team. High attacking stats and a diverse moveset both help Pinser be one to consider in your Pokemon Quest team.
- Jolteon - Jolteon and its Thunder attack will give you a real advantage against large groups of enemies.
- Machop - Much has been said about how hardy Machop is in Pokemon Quest, with some players even choosing to build teams comprised only of Machop. It's mostly due to the Bulk Up move, which when combined with a Share Stone, seriously buffs your team defense.
We’ll be updating this list as we find more of the best pokemon in Pokemon Quest, and any more roles to consider in your team. If you have any suggestions, feel free to drop them in the comments. For tips on how to evolve and level-up your pokemon, head over to our Pokemon Quest Evolution Guide. For tips on how to teach your team specific moves, visit our Pokemon Quest Move Learning Guide.
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