Pokemon Quest Recipe Guide

Recipes in Pokemon Quest are one of the most important (and initially, most confusing) aspects of the game. They’re the primary way of getting new pokemon, and without the right recipe you just can’t get some pokemon. So here I’ve compiled the basic recipes, how to make them, and some supporting info to help get you going!

The information in this guide should apply 100% to both mobile (iOS and Android) and Nintendo Switch versions of the game, though I primarily play on Mobile. 

If this guide’s successful (and I keep playing the game) I’ll look into making other guides for the game. I started with just this one since I find myself always having to look it up anyway. As always, feel free to comment to ask questions or point out new info!

Basic Recipe Info

Recipes are the primary way of getting new pokemon in Pokemon Quest so it’s important to understand how they work to get what you want and avoid wasting materials.

Higher quality materials attract rarer pokemon but take more turns/expeditions to complete; early on you should focus on low-quality recipes to quickly fill out your common pokemon list and keep a steady flow of new pokemon and not worry too much about rare ingredients.

Note that higher-evolutions are never obtained through recipes, you’ll always get basic pokemon. Pokemon in Pokemon Quest appear to always evolve via level-up rather than other conditions. (Not sure about Eevee yet).

Pokemon Quest Recipes List

Note Rainbow Matter can generally be substituted for recipes to raise their quality level.

  • 1 Mulligan Stew à la Cube
    • Cost: Any combination that doesn’t match another recipe
    • Effect: Attracts a few specific pokemon
  • 2 Red Stew à la Cube
    • Cost: 4 Red ingredients
    • Effect: Attracts reddish pokemon
  • 3 Blue Soda à la Cube
    • Cost: 4 Blue
    • Effect: Attracts bluish pokemon
  • 4 Yellow Curry à la Cube
    • Cost: 4 Yellow
    • Effect: Attracts yellowish pokemon
  • 5 Grey Porridge à la Cube
    • Cost: 4 Grey
    • Effect: Attracts greyish pokemon
  • 6 Mouth Watering Dip à la Cube
    • Cost: 4 Soft 1 Blue
    • Effect: Attracts water-type pokemon
  • 7 Plain Crepe à la Cube
    • Cost: 3 Sweet 2 Grey
    • Effect: Attracts water-type pokemon
  • 8 Sludge Soup à la Cube
    • Cost: 4 Mushroom 1 Soft
    • Effect: Attracts water-type pokemon
  • 9 Mud Pie à la Cube
    • Cost: 2 Mineral 3 Soft
    • Effect: Attracts ground-type pokemon
  • 10 Veggie Smoothie à la Cube
    • Cost: 4 Plant 1 Soft
    • Effect: Attracts grass-type pokemon
  • 11 Honey à la Cube
    • Cost: 4 Sweet 1 Yellow
    • Effect: Attracts bug-type pokemon
  • 12 Brain Food à la Cube
    • Cost: 3 Sweet 2 Hard
    • Effect: Attracts psychic-type pokemon
  • 13 Stone Soup à la Cube
    • Cost: 4 Hard, 1 Mineral
    • Effect: Attracts rock-type pokemon
  • 14 Light-as-Air Casserole à la Cube
    • Cost: 3 Mineral, 2 Red
    • Effect: Attracts flying-type pokemon
  • 15 Hot Pot à la Cube
    • Cost: 3 Mushroom 2 Red ingredients
    • Effect: Attracts fire-type pokemon
  • 16 Watt a Risotto à la Cube
    • Cost: 4 Soft 1 Yellow ingredients
    • Effect: Attracts electric-type pokemon
  • 17 Get Swole Syrup à la Cube
    • Cost: 3 Sweet 2 Mushroom ingredients
    • Effect: Attracts fighting-type pokemon
    • I swear it’s actually called this
  • 18 Ambrosia of Legends à la Cube
    • Cost: 4-5 Mystical Ingredients
    • Effect: Attracts Legendary pokemon
      • Articuno, Moltres, Zapdos, Mewtwo and Mew are only available from this

Even if you don’t necessarily want pokemon of a specific recipe, I’d recommend going down the list and completing one of each recipe as one of your first tasks ingame. This not only completes your recipe book ingame for easy reference, but you get some rewards for completing Challenges as well.

Note that some combinations meet the requirements of multiple recipes, if this is the case the result is the lowest number from the list that it satisfies (not counting Mulligan stew).

In-Depth Recipe Info

Reading Recipe Terms

Quantity

When reading ingredients, the game means specific things when it uses terms like “a whole lot” vs “a few”. These can be handy to memorize so you don’t have to look them up as often.

  • A Little
    • 1 items
  • A Few
    • 2  items
  • A Lot
    • 3 items
  • A Whole Lot
    • 4 items
Flavor

When a recipe calls for a flavor, this is what it means.

  • Small
    • Tiny Mushroom, Bluk Berry, Apricorn, Fossil
  • Precious
    • Big Root, Icy Rock, Honey, Balm Mushroom
  • Red
    • Tiny Mushroom, Big Root
  • Blue
    • Bluk Berry, Icy Rock
  • Yellow
    • Apricorn, Honey
  • Grey
    • Fossil, Balm Mushroom
  • Mushroom
    • Tiny Mushroom, Balm Mushroom
  • Mineral
    • Icy Rock, Fossil
  • Plant
    • Apricorn, Big Root
  • Very Precious
    • Rainbow Matter
  • Mystical
    • Mystic Shell

Cooking Pots

Cooking Pots raise the level of attracted pokemon and increase the amount of ingredients used per-slot, but are otherwise the same in terms of which pokemon are attracted per recipe, quality per ingredients, amount of pokemon attracted etc.

The best pots also add somewhat to cooking time.

It’s up to you whether pots are “worth it” and it will largely depend on how many ingredients you use and whether you want to use the pokemon you catch vs using them for move training/pokedex completion.

  • Iron Pot
    • Level 1-15
    • 3 Ingredients each
  • Bronze Pot
    • Level 15-40
    • 10 Ingredients each
  • Silver Pot
    • Level 40-70
    • 15 Ingredients each
    • +1 turn cooking time
  • Gold Pot
    • Level 70+
    • 20 Ingredients each
    • +2 turns cooking time

Cooking More Dishes

You can currently only cook more than one dish by buying In App Purchases it seems. Each “Expedition Pack” ($5, $10, $18) adds a single extra dish you can cook at once.

The “Mini-expedition pack” does not include one, but does increase odds of multiple pokemon per dish.

Recipe Quality Levels

Quality determines both how long a recipe takes in turns/expeditions, and the “rarity” of pokemon that will be returned. Some pokemon require specific quality levels or they will not appear.

  • Small Items
    • 1 Quality point
  • Precious Items
    • 2 Quality Points
  • Very Precious items (Rainbow Matter)
    • 3 Quality Points
  • Mystical Items (Mystic Shell)
    • 4 Quality Points

Specific Pokemon List

Work in progress. Some pokemon can only be summoned with more expensive ingredients from the same recipe, so it’s a bit more complicated than one of 18 recipes for each pokemon

Shiny Pokemon

As far as we’ve been able to tell, there’s no consistent method of getting Shinies in Pokemon quest. Shiny rates are allegedly higher in Pokemon Quest (I’ve summoned ~400 pokemon without seeing one though, so I’m not sure that’s very true).

Using more precious ingredients changes which pokemon you get, so don’t use more expensive ones hoping for a Shiny, as it may prevent you from getting the specific pokemon you wanted in the first place! Quality of recipe has no bearing on shinies.

If you’re low on ingredients, you may prefer to use a lower-level cooking pot and get lots of lower-level pokemon and grind a Shiny pokemon up manually rather than aiming for a level 70 Shiny from the get-go. Low level recipes are faster too of course.

Note Shiny pokemon are a purely cosmetic difference, not that Shiny-hunters tend to care.

You get a Challenge reward (some PM tickets) when you get your first Shiny, so while they’re sorta easy to miss (just a star on their stats card), you won’t miss your first one.

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