Just a few days ago Nintendo released Pokémon Quest for Switch and it looks like the game has been already downloaded more than one million times. Unlike other games of the popular series, the process of collecting creatures requires real patience and luck. This game will not demand your total commitment, but instead, it’s best to enjoy it over the shorter time spans.
The starting point of the game is a base camp, where you will have a chance to choose your own pokémons. You can decide to stick to your old friends known from Pokémon: Let’s Go, so Eevee or Pikachu, or opt to befriend others: Charmander, Squirtle or Bulbasaur.
Once you select your three new companions, you’ll be ready to start your expedition. While exploring new levels, you’ll encounter countless wild pokémons, against whom you’ll have to fight. The battles in Pokémon Quest don’t require any special strategy, but they’ll give you a lot of fun. Every creature you own has only two moves available but using the right combination of stones, which you can find on the battlefield, you can turn your pokémon into a real fighter. There is an auto mode in the game, allowing you to advance faster through levels, but of course, you’ll have more fun if you control the battles yourself. Another interesting part of Quest is the fact that you can attract new pokémons by simply cooking in your base. Different types of food will appeal to different creatures and it’s only up to you to figure out the exact way it works.
Since Pokémon Quest is a free-to-play game, there are some limitations included in the gameplay, but you can overcome them by using real cash. Anyway, as mentioned before, this game wasn’t designed to keep you engaged for hours on end, but to give you maximum fun whenever you have some spare time. Soon, you’ll also be able to play Pokémon Quest on your phone, as a mobile release is expected to follow shortly.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.