Pokémon Quest

Nintendo, Game Freak

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OpenCritic Rating
66
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Critics Recommend
Based on 11 critic reviews
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Pokémon Quest

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Based on 11 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

0%

Critics Recommend

Based on 11 critic reviews
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General Information

Available on:Nintendo SwitchMay 30, 2018

Developer: Game Freak

Publisher: Nintendo

Tumblecube Island is the setting for Pokémon Quest, a rambunctious action RPG created by GAME FREAK inc., the developer of many of your favourite Pokémon titles. The landscape and inhabitants of Tumblecube Island have a boxy, cube-like look to them, resulting in a Pokémon adventure that looks like none before it. There is no denying that the cube versions of these Pokémon that were originally discovered in the Kanto region are simply adorable! GO EXPLORE! In this free-to-start adventure for Nintendo Switch, players set off on expeditions with a team of three Pokémon to explore Tumblecube Island and find its hidden treasures. The Pokémon will move on their own, leaving it up to the player to direct their attacks when wild Pokémon approach. POWER STONE POWER! By equipping your Pokémon with Power Stones found during your journeys, you can customise their skills. Different Power Stones grant different effects such as increased energy, strength, speed and more! As your Pokémon’s levels increase, they will be able to equip more Power Stones. SET UP CAMP! Players have a Base Camp to relax at in between missions. At the Base Camp, ingredients found during expeditions can be cooked into delicious treats that are bound to attract new Pokémon to join your team. The Base Camp can also be customised with a wide variety of cute decorations that will grant special effects to your team. Some items will be available for purchase from Nintendo eShop. With so many Pokémon to befriend and treasures to discover, Pokémon Quest is sure to delight Pokémon fans everywhere!

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Pokémon Quest Reviews

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Pokemon Quest can be a cute little distraction when taken in bite-sized pieces, but it's best served with a lot of patience. It's cute, and its systems are much deeper than they seem, but trying to build my perfect team definitely drove me a little crazy.

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With passive gameplay and constant random elements, Pokémon Quest is entirely forgettable

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Pokémon Quest is a fun little time waster that will satisfy your collect 'em all urges until the real deal launches on Switch in November. This is, for all extents and purposes, a free-to-play mobile game though, so you will have to splash the cash if you want to get the most out of it, but it's far from a money sink. You can get everything you need in a single purchase, or unlock most of it slowly by playing for free. It's one of the most generous freemium systems out there. Overall, it's a great jumping off point for new fans of the series, and the cutesy art style just might win over veterans. Give it a shot.

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Pokémon Quest is, from top to bottom, a mobile game. I'm not sure why it released on Switch first, but it doesn't feel at home on the platform at all. With an odd art style, intrusive mobile game trappings, and boring gameplay, it's hard to recommend this watered down spin-off even to the most dedicated Pokémon fans.

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