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To bag yourself new pokemon in Pokemon Quest, you'll need to cook food to lure them to your base camp. This is done by following Pokemon Quest Recipes. Each recipe requires different ingredients and once cooked, attract a specific type of pokemon. There are recipes to attract psychic pokemon, others which draw in legendary pokemon, and more. To help you make sense of it all, we've put together this Pokemon Quest Recipes Guide. It's got details on every ingredient in the game, info on Rare Ingredients, and a list of all of the recipes in Pokemon Quest.
For everything else on Pokemon Quest including mobile release date, pricing, beginner’s tips and more, head over to our Pokemon Quest guides hub. Of course, Pokemon Quest isn’t the only Pokemon game on Nintendo Switch this year, for details on Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee, visit our Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Eevee guides hub.
Pokemon Quest Recipes
There are a bunch of different recipes to make in Pokemon Quest. You'll need to know all of them to catch every pokemon, and some even require Rare ingredients to make. That's why we've put together a Pokemon Quest Recipe Guide to give you all the info you need. It all starts with collecting ingredients by going on expeditions, then chucking them into a cooking pot to make the desired recipe. There's a fair bit to get your head around, so keep reading for more help.
Pokemon Quest Recipe Ingredients
There are eight different standard ingredients to use in Pokemon Quest. They can be added to the pot in your base camp in different combinations to make different recipes in Pokemon Quest. You’ll collect ingredients while out on expeditions, they are dropped by defeating pokemon. Here’s every standard ingredient in Pokemon Quest.
- Tiny Mushroom - Red, “Soft and small”
- Apricorn - Yellow, “hard and small”
- Fossil - Grey, “hard and small”
- Bluk Berry - Blue, “soft and small”
- Big Root - “soft and precious”
- Icy Rock - Blue, “hard and precious”
- Balm Mushroom - Grey, “soft and precious”
- Honey - Yellow, “soft and precious”
Pokemon Quest Rare Ingredients
There are two types of Rare Ingredient to find in Pokemon Quest. You can pick them up by defeating rare and powerful pokemon found at the end of certain Expeditions. They possess special qualities, and create dishes which attract rare and legendary pokemon in Pokemon Quest. Here are all of Rare Ingredients in Pokemon Quest Explained.
- Rainbow Matter - Can be used to substitute for any other ingredient
- Mystical Shells - Used to make Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube and attract rare and legendary pokemon
Pokemon Quest Cooking Tips - How to Cook the Pokemon Quest Recipes
Cooking in Pokemon Quest can be a little daunting at first, but there are some general tips that will help you get the hang of it in no time, and start attracting awesome pokemon into your camp. We've collected some helpful Pokemon Quest Cooking Tips below:
- Target specific types of pokemon by making specific recipes, this will help you build out several teams of pokemon to cover any situation
- You can spend PM Tickets to finish recipes early, this can be useful if you have any going spare and aren't looking to spend them on decorations
- Every recipe has a description giving clues as to what it will make when added to a dish
- Getting more cooking pots, while it does cost money, is the absolute best way to get better pokemon fast
Pokemon Quest Stew Recipes
Unlocking recipes in Pokemon Quest is easy, you’ll first need to make them using ingredients you’ve earned while out on Expeditions. Each recipe has a description which gives you an idea as to what you’ll need to put in your cooking pot to attract a certain type of pokemon, the number in brackets next to each ingredient refers to the exact amount you need to put in. It'll help you work out what every meal does in Pokemon Quest. Here is the Pokemon Quest recipes list explained.
- Mulligan Stew a la Cube - Any ingredients you can find initially. Attracts low-level normal type pokemon like Rattata and Pidgey
- Yellow Curry a la Cube - Made of apricorn (4) and whatever else you can find. attracts yellow pokemon like Bellsprout.
- Red Stew a la Cube - Use mostly red ingredients like Tiny Mushrooms, Big Roots (5), attracts Red Pokemon like Charmander.
- Blue Soda a la Cube - Use Mostly Blue Ingredients like Bluk Berries (5), attracts Blue Pokemon like Nidoran.
- Grey Porridge a la Cube - Cook with Grey ingredients like Fossils (4), Balm Mushrooms, attracts Grey Pokemon like Machop.
- Mud Pie a la Cube - Use Fossils (2) mixed with other ingredients, attracts Ground Pokemon like Diglett, Geodude, Onix, Sandshrew
- Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube - Made up of “A whole lot of mystical things”, basically Rainbow Shells and matter, attracts Rare pokemon.
- Get Swole Syrup a la Cube - Made up of sweet things like honey (1) and berries (2) and a Tiny Mushroom (1), attracts Fighting Pokemon like Mankey.
- Watt a Risotta a la Cube - Soft and yellow things, essentially just apricorn (1) and honey (2) and Tiny Mushroom (2) mixed together. Attracts Electric Pokemon like Voltorb.
- Hot Pot a la Cube - Mix mushrooms (3) and berries (2), attracts Fire Pokemon like Magmar, Charmander, Ponyta, Vulpix.
- Light-as-Air Casserole a la Cube - Mix Fossils (2) and Roots(2) and an Icy Stone, attracts Flying Pokemon like Spearow, Aeridactyl, Doduo, Farfetch'd, Scyther.
- Stone Soup a la Cube - Mix up Fossils (3) and Apricorns (2), attracts Rock pokemon like Geodude, Rhyhorn, Onix, Kabuto.
- Brain Food a la Cube / Psychic Stew - Add Bluk Berries (3) and Apricorns (2), attracts Psychic Pokemon like Abra, Jynx, Exeggcute, Mr. Mime.
- Sludge Soup a la Cube - Add Tiny Mushrooms (3) and Balm Mushrooms (2), attracts Poison Pokemon like Grimer, Bulbasaur, Ekans, Gastly, Koffing.
- Veggie Smoothie a la Cube - Use Big Roots (3), Apricorns(1) and Balm Mushrooms (1), attracts Grass Pokemon like Bulbasaur, Bellsprout, Oddish, Tangela.
- Plain Crepe a la Cube - Add Bluk Berries(3) and Fossils(2), attracts Normal Type Pokemon like Jigglypuff, Kangaskan, Porygon, Rattata, Meowth, Eevee, Ditto.
- Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube - Bluk Berries (3) and Tiny Mushrooms (2), attracts Water Pokemon like Magikarp, seel, Staryu, Poliwag, Psyduck.
- Honey Nectar - Use Apricorn (1), Bluk Berry (2), Honey (2), attracts bug pokemon like Caterpie, Pinsir, Scyther, Weedle
Pokemon Quest Honey Farming - Ingredient Farming
Honey is a hugely useful ingredient in Pokemon Quest. It's also pretty rare, but there are some ways to get a lot in a relatively short time. The first way is to spend money on a Venusaur Planter. The Venusaur Planter increases the likelihood that defeated pokemon will drop yellow ingredients, like Honey for example. If you're playing entirely free to play, then you can grind the level 6-5 boss. it'll drop 3-5 Honey each time, so is a great way to build up your supply.
Pokemon Quest Grass-Type Recipe
If you're looking to attract more grass-type pokemon to your Base Camp in Pokemon Quest, you'll need a Grass-type recipe. There are a few to choose from, but the Veggie Smoothie is the best way to go for catching Grass pokemon in Pokemon Quest. It's made of Apricorn, Big Root and Mushrooms.
Pokemon Quest Abra Recipe
We've seen a lot of demand for Abra in Pokemon Quest. It's mostly due to how powerful Alakazam is in the game, so we figured we'd give you some tips on exactly how to attract Abra in Pokemon Quest. To attract Abra in Pokemon Quest, you'll need to make Psychic Stew. You can find the recipe for it in the list on this page, but in short it attracts psychic pokemon like Abra, Jynx and Mr. Mime
Pokemon Quest Cooking Slots
A good tip to keep in mind when figuring out how much of each ingredients to use is to not the wording of the description. Each description uses the terms "A whole lot", "A lot", "A few", and "A little" to give clues on ingredient amounts in Pokemon Quest. Here's what each one means:
- A whole lot = 4 cooking slots
- A lot = 3 cooking slots
- A few = 2 cooking slots
- A little = 1 cooking slot
Mystical Shell Farming in Pokemon Quest - Ingredient Farming
If you want to attract Legendary pokemon to your camp, you'll need Mystical Shells. Mystical Shells are only dropped by defeating legendary Pokemon. You can find them at World 12, where defeating a Legendary Pokemon will grant you a small percentage chance for getting Mystical Shells. Level 12-B is the best place to go to farm Mystical Shells, as you can collect between two and four Mystical Shells just for completing the first two waves.
Pokemon Quest Legendary Recipe - How to Make Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube
If you're looking to get Mewtwo, Legendary birds and other rare pokemon, you'll have to cook up some Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube. For that, you'll need Mystical Shells, which are collected as random drops while playing the game. Four Shells is enough to make the dish, and you can add in any other ingredient into the other slots. Mystical Shells are different to Rainbow Matter, which is used to replace other ingredients in recipes. Once it's cooked you'll attract rare pokemon to your base camp.
How to Get More Cooking Pots in Pokemon Quest
As you progress through more and more expeditions in Pokemon Quest, you'll require higher levels of pokemon in order to beat each one. Attracting high level pokemon in Pokemon Quest is very similar to attracting other pokemon. You'll need to upgrade your cooking pot in order to lure the best pokemon in, with three upgrades available in total. You can get new, better Cooking Pots by buying each of the Expedition Cosmetic Packs located in the store. Here are all of the cooking pot upgrades in Pokemon Quest:
- Default Pot - Slots Require 3 of each ingredient.
- Bronze Pot - Slots Require 10 of each ingredient = Level 20+
- Silver Pot - Slots Require 15 of each ingredient = Level 40+
- Gold Pot - Slots Require 20 of each ingredient = Level 70+
Each subsequent Cooking Pot Upgrade in Pokemon Quest requires more and more ingredients in each slot. This will allow you to attract the best pokemon in Pokemon Quest.
How to Attract Every Pokemon in Pokemon Quest
Now that we've given you all the info to make each recipe in Pokemon Quest, you can start working towards catching them all. To make it even easier, we've got a full list of pokemon and how to catch them in Pokemon Quest. We'll list each one, along with the exact Pokemon Quest recipe you'll need to make in order to lure them in.
- Bulbasaur - Sludge Soup a la Cube, Veggie Smoothie a la Cube
- Charmander - Hot Pot a la Cube, Red Stew a la Cube
- Squirtle - Blue Soda a la Cube, Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Caterpie - Honey Nectar
- Weedle - Honey Nectar
- Pidgey - Light-as-Air Casserole a la Cube
- Rattata - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Spearow - Light-as-Air Casserole a la Cube
- Ekans - Sludge Soup a la Cube
- Pikachu - Yellow Curry a la Cube, Watt a Risotta a la Cube
- Sandshrew - Mud Pie a la Cube
- Nidoran ♀ - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Nidoran ♂ - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Clefairy - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Vulpix - Hot Pot a la Cube
- Jigglypuff - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Zubat - Blue Soda a la Cube
- Oddish - Veggie Smoothie a la Cube
- Paras - Veggie Smoothie a la Cube
- Venonat - Sludge Soup a la Cube
- Diglett - Mud Pie a la Cube
- Meowth - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Psyduck - Brain Food a la Cube
- Mankey - Get Swole Syrup a la Cube
- Growlithe - Hot Pot a la Cube
- Poliwag - Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Abra - Brain Food a la Cube
- Machop - Get Swole Syrup a la Cube
- Bellsprout - Veggie Smoothie a la Cube
- Tentacool - Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Geodude - Stone Soup a la Cube
- Ponyta - Hot Pot a la Cube
- Slowpoke - Brain Food a la Cube
- Magnemite - Watt a Risotta a la Cube
- Farfetch'd - Light-as-Air Casserole a la Cube
- Doduo - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Seel - Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Grimer - Sludge Soup a la Cube
- Shellder - Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Gastly - Brain Food a la Cube
- Onix - Stone Soup a la Cube
- Drowzee - Brain Food a la Cube
- Krabby - Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Voltorb - Watt a Risotta a la Cube
- Exeggcute - Veggie Smoothie a la Cube
- Cubone - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Hitmonlee - Get Swole Syrup a la Cube
- Hitmonchan - Get Swole Syrup a la Cube
- Lickitung - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Koffing - Sludge Soup a la Cube
- Rhyhorn - Stone Soup a la Cube
- Chansey - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Tangela - Veggie Smoothie a la Cube
- Kangaskhan - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Horsea - Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Goldeen - Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Staryu - Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Mr Mime - Brain Food a la Cube
- Scyther - Honey Nectar
- Jynx - Brain Food a la Cube
- Electabuzz - Watt a Risotta a la Cube
- Magmar - Hot Pot a la Cube
- Pinsir - Honey Nectar
- Tauros - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Magikarp - Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Lapras - Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Ditto - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Eevee - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Porygon - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Omanyte - Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube
- Kabuto - Stone Soup a la Cube
- Aerodactyl - Light-as-Air Casserole a la Cube
- Snorlax - Plain Crepe a la Cube
- Articuno - Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube
- Zapdos - Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube
- Moltres - Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube
- Dratini - Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube
- Mewtwo - Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube
- Mew - Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube
Pokemon Quest Special Recipes
In Pokemon Quest, there are varying levels of specialty that a recipe can attain. To get higher level recipes, like Very Good and Special Recipes, you'll need to use high quality ingredients. High quality ingredients include Rainbow Shells, Icy Rock, Honey, Big Root, and a few others. Below you'll find the criteria for each level of Pokemon Quest Recipe:
- Normal - Low quality ingredients only
- Good - 1 or 2 high quality ingredients
- Very Good - 3 or 4 high quality ingredients
- Special - 5 high quality ingredients
That’s everything you need to know about Ingredients and Recipes in Pokemon Quest. We’ll be adding more guides as we spend more time with the game, so stay tuned for further updates. As you complete more Expeditions and your pokemon get stronger, you’re going to want to look at how Evolutions work in Pokemon Quest. For all the details on Evolutions, head to our Pokemon Quest Evolutions Guide.
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