Great game, few suggestions
I love this game and play all the time. The controls are simple, only having to push a button to dodge or use a move. The game is great, but I have a few suggestions that would improve.
First, dodging. Sometimes when fighting a pokemon, you can tell if they are going to attack. If dodge, sometimes your Pokémon run towards the enemy or into a wall where the opponent is aiming. If you could make dodging more realistic like where they run so they can get as far as possible, that would be a huge improvement. Next, the move dig. This also may apply to other moves, but I mainly use a pokemon that knows dig. Dig should be able to move under pokemon or rocks and trees. It should also be able to dodge attacks underground like in the main games. It doesn’t make sense that if you are underground, and you get hit from a move that aims above ground. Finally, training. XP training should give more XP as you are sacrificing your pokemon. When doing move training you should also be able to choose your move or at least see what moves it can learn. As you do more move training, the percentage of success decreases. I am always constantly move training with pokemon of the same type only to give a 15% chance of success. Even if it succeeds, it gives a useless move that I won’t use at all. Great game, these suggestions could improve the game but it is amazing as usual, pokemon company.
No Forced Micro-transactions(Love the game)
By Yu Hiroshi
As said above, it’s not like the Harry Potter Mobile Game where you constantly have to spend time for energy to show up. Instead, the energy system feels in place with the core game mechanics and the platform.
In addition to that, I love all of the character animations and their designs. My favorite thing about the game as a whole is their over design of the game. However, even that has some flaws.
One thing I would find to improve about the game is to have the player actually control the Pokémon they have on their team, so we can actually get a game out of it. What also doesn’t help is that the Pokémon just do everything on their own, which is further exemplified in the auto battle button.
Something I would personally love to have is a multiplayer mechanic that ties in with the said controlling your Pokémon. Maybe you can directly control a single Pokémon with one or more friends playing as the other Pokémon in the team. Or maybe a competitive option where you can battle another team or player that has left multiple Pokémon out on the field to defeat you!
I really hope this game goes further beyond what it’s supposed to be because I really really love this game. I just wish it were a bit immersive and engaging. Good luck to the game devs and I hope you find my criticism good. Thanks for the game!
2nd chance/revive opportunities
I REALLY LOVE THIS GAME! I guess I’m only saying it because I didn’t play Pokémon Go which I guess for a lot of people was very addicted to it! Anyways getting to my point! I’d say the Expeditions get harder as you progress through the stages just like almost any other game we normally play.
Though I do have one possible suggestion to take into consideration which would be 2nd chance opportunities! When we go on an expedition and we get really close to almost passing it but in the end our Pokémon ends up failing and get all tired out, can you guys please implement a way for us to give us a 2nd chance revive opportunity at completing it!
For example, I’m currently on stage 11! The mewtoo boss stage, I’ve gotten really close on my first attempt to beating mewtoo the boss of stage 11 and my Pokémon got all tired out! I’ve gotten close on many other attempts thereafter and I was wondering if there is anyway to add a revive option so that we would have somewhat an easier and another shot to beat the expedition! I don’t mind spending as little as 10 pm tickets to continue on and giving us another shot before they die out again rather then wasting and losing all my ingredients and power stones that I collected during the expeditions! I hope you take this into consideration as the stages get harder and harder!
A Good Appetizer
By Jeremy Adam
This game is a nice little treat to keep any Pokemon fan busy until the new Pokemon Let’s Go comes out. Now keep in mind, it’s not like your usual Pokémon game so don’t go into it expecting the same catch, battle, breed mechanics. It’s a very much simplified kind of battling with mostly letting your Pokemon do all of the work. Each Pokemon has at max 2 skills that you can use by tapping the corresponding skill followed by a cool down period. Instead of catching you attract Pokemon by using ingredients you find along your expeditions to make soup with. And shinies are still present within the game and seem to be more likely to find than in previous Pokemon games. It’s a unique approach to Pokemon and it works. Especially for being mobile, it’s easy to play if you have a couple minutes of down time. The game does prevent you from playing long periods of time by only being able to have 5 units of energy at all times no matter how far into the game you are. Each expedition you go on takes one energy and it takes 30 minutes to regain back one energy. Of course you can make in game purchases to regain energy and other things to speed up the games process. All in all if any other this seems interesting to you I strongly recommend the download.
The game has a great cheerful vibe Plus a whole bunch of wonderful colors. It’s a really good time killer with my favorite first GEN Pokémon. The only problems I can point out is.. The scarcity of energy and the leveling up system and amount of Pokémon and gives you after each soup.
The scarcity of energy speaks for itself, once you do five quests, you’re forced to wait over an hour for the quest battery to recharge to max. I feel like the leveling up system is a little messed up. When you complete a quest gives you a moderate amount of energy which is good, BUT, when you’re trying to level up a certain Pokémon by feeding it other Pokémon it gives you an extremely unfair amount of xp for that Pokémon. I feel like it gives you a very small amount of Pokémon for each soup that you make... i’m pretty deep in the game and I still haven’t seen a soup that attracted TWO Pokémon, It’s always been one Pokémon that has a extremely low level. It’s unfair knowing that I have to go out on quests to get food knowing that the energy scarce and finally making a stew that attracts low level Pokémon that can’t even assist in helping my main team level up. I really do hope that you fix your energy and level up system. Overall it’s a really great game and I still recommend giving a try.
Definitely worth the download!
By Despacito 3
Fantastic experience all around. I love the change of environment with this Pokémon adventure game. It’s a little different from the classic Pokémon stories with the cubic structure and the new features such as cooking stews to attract new Pokémon for your team. I absolutely love having the ability to apply power stones to raise the HP and damage of your Pokémon. Im a huge fan of games with the idea of production and gaining power as you go on with your adventure and that’s exactly the experience you get from Pokémon Quest. My only few suggestions I would have are very minor, but could improve the gameplay tremendously. I would love to have the ability to zoom in and out of the base camp to gain a better view of the statues and adorable Pokémon. Also if the sensitivity of the scrolling on menus and panning across the island was slightly raised and made a little smoother, it would feel much more complete as a modern game. Eventually i would like to see ways to level up Pokémon and learn new moves without having to sacrifice other Pokémon completely. All in all, love the game. Highly recommend the download if you’re into Pokémon or just want to give it a try. 10/10
Found a bug, but great game!
Overall, a really nice game to play in the background, a few suggestions I would’ve put but some other reviewers beat me to it with suggestions for dodging and other mechanics.
I ran into a repeating bug while playing today, once with my Gyarados and the other with my Alakazam. I think the bug relates to either stat boosting moves or auto-play, since it only occurred when Gyarados used Dragon Dance and when Alakazam used Barrier near the beginning of the stage while on auto mode, I haven’t had it happen to my Golem, who doesn’t have any stat changing moves. Both occurrences had the Pokemon after using the move to stop responding to any commands following, whether it was to scatter or use another move. The Pokemon would also stand in place, which from my experience Gyarados stood still while Alakazam was stuck in a spinning loop. This bug had some negative impact on the runs I did, in which I had one less party member and the other two remaining Pokemon would constantly attempt to return to the bugged Pokemon.
Please look into it! Other than that, I haven’t had any major problems with the game!
One BIG Problem
By Curtis R. Shideler
I just can’t give this 5 stars until the energy system is removed. Now, I LOVE this game. It’s arguably one of my favorite Pokémon games ever. So, I was happy to support its success here on mobile and maybe someday on The Switch when I get one. I bought EVERYTHING you can. And while I can usually play without hinderance, today my battery ran out and I had already used my PM tickets up. I am forced to wait THIRTY minutes to go on one THREE minute expedition. SO, I can’t even play the $50+ game I bought! Please consider removing the battery/energy system for those of us who have purchased everything. I could attract thousands of Pokémon and never get that one level 98 Abra with one move, psychic bingos, and perfect stone balance... even if I COULD play anytime. Nintendo gains NOTHING more from me by limiting my play time. Other than that, I love everything else about this game. This is a great free-to-play game if you buy nothing. However, be warned, if you buy everything... it still feels like a free-to-play game because of the energy. Since it’s really a premium game with energy slapped on, Nintendo could easily take it away for those of us who have paid a console price for this.
An interesting aside
Don’t download this game unless you want to be disappointed. There’s so much left to be wanted from every aspect of this game. The premise of the game is that you are limited in energy and capability, and in order to surpass those limits and progress in the game you have to find stronger Pokémon and Power Stones; however it takes so much time to make such small steps toward increasing a Pokémon strength. Each level is designed to be stronger than your Pokémon could be as the previous levels will not provide strong enough power stones to bring you to an adequate level, therefore you are relying almost entirely on luck to win the already almost uncontrollable battles. Couples with that problem of luck, the dodging system is the way you are going to beat anything as the Bosses are all made to be able to kill you too easily, so as to set you back, force you to spend in game currency in hopes you buy there real world money on the game. However the dodging system is broken as well, and will send you running toward the enemy or nowhere. The developers I understand worked very hard but that doesn’t change the fact that the game needs some serious reworking before it’s playable.
Would be five stars if there was no energy bar.
By Marissa puppy
TAKE. AWAY. THE. ENERGY. BAR!!!!!! When I saw this it looked so fun and cute then I saw there was an energy bar and I immediately got turned away from the game. I’m still going to play it every now and then since that’s all you can do.... you have to wait 20+ minutes to gain ONE energy back. And you only get 5 to start with. I like games where I’m able to grind and get what I need and keep playing. Not be forced to shut it off cause I can’t do anything for another 20 minutes. That is honestly SO stupid and annoying. I get the game is free and you want people to buy the currency to buy more energy but that’s just.. no. This would be SUCH a great game if it had no energy system. It has so much potential. Please consider taking it away or at least lowering the wait time. Almost 30 mins is ridiculous. Especially since some of the cooking takes 4+ levels before it’s done cooking and the Pokémon take forever to level up unless you grind levels which, oh yeah, YOU CAN’T DO. I hope this game gets better because I love it.
Perfect Pokémon game for mobile, except...
The game has it all, the best (for me) generation of Pokémon, an ability to have everything in the game without having to pay. But the game could have a few upgrades, I’ll just name a few. The energy bar refills too slowly, perhaps 15 minutes and a maximum, without add ons, of 10 energy would be grand. Maybe just one of the too, but being able to get Pokémon every hour would make it a faster paces game and would promote players to keep playing the game and wanting to get all of the Pokémon. Also, the training system is just bad, unless the Pokémon you are using is at least 10 levels higher than the one you are training you get so little XP that I even feel bad using that Pokémon, move training as well. And last but not least, for trainers that chose Eevee, please, just please let me choose the evolution and don’t make it random, it was such a disappointment when all I wanted was a Vaporeon and got a Flareon....
Other than those 3 things the game is very good for an early version, hope it keeps getting better.
No need to remove battery, great game
By Cooper C.
This is a very good game, graphics are pleasing, easy to play, fun for all ages. For all those who think that battery should be removed, or no energy should be spent on completed levels, that just wouldn’t make any sense. If it took no energy to redo levels, then people would just play the first level over and over to quickly finish their cooking. It would break the idea of cooking per expedition. The first level takes little to no time to complete with higher power Pokémon so it would be too easy to just ply it over and over to get new Pokémon in your camp. The battery also prevents players for playing the game for too long in one sitting. I enjoy the battery because it makes me take time off the game and do something else for a while. And anyways, spending 25 credits to refill isn’t even that bad, that’s about 2 refills a day just with the daily bonus. Great game overall!
This game is a lot of fun, I rarely spend money on games, let alone mobile games. This game has a lot of potential. Sadly, ever since the latest update, my Pokémon have been bugging out a lot. Prior to the update, the Pokémon on my team would occasionally stop moving and I would be unable to select attack commands to give them (attack buttons were greyed out), and the Pokémon themselves did not move around or even attack as enemy Pokémon approached to attack it. However, after the update, this issue became even more prevalent, and began to affect, not only one Pokémon, but two at a time for the entirety of the stage I was playing. There are days when my Pokémon would freeze as bad as three stages consecutively. It is extremely frustrating because the Pokémon AI, even when it is working, is only okay at best; when the AI just stops working altogether, the game is crippled and unplayable. I hope the above is taken into consideration and fixed. This game is a refreshing step up from Pokémon Go, and has a unique charm that sets it apart from, not only Pokémon Go, but also other games as well.
I love the game but there is a bug.
By Ben the Hammer
I have not been playing this for very long about a day and I love it so much but there is one bug that I have found and something I want to complain about. The bug I found is I cooked something and I got a diglett and a bellsprout but diglett was level 30 and bellsprout was level 26 but diglett is supposed to evolve at level 26 And bellsprout at level 21. I was using the bronze cooking pot but shouldn’t it have been a dugtrio and a weepinbell instead I just need someone to fix this please. The other thing is the energy, the game needs energy to play and progress but it takes 30 minutes to get more now I’m not saying destroy the time or get rid of the energy and be able to play as long as you want I’m just saying have it take less time to get more energy like 10 minutes or 5 minutes or 15 minutes instead of 30 minutes.
Combat is too dang simple
This game has a lot of potential. Just wish you could manually move your team, rather than an relying on the AI and hoping it doesn't make a stupid decision. That also adds a kiting mechanic to the game. Tiny stuff that adds up to allow players to really push the game to it's limit. I understand the need to have an "Auto" option for more casual gamers since it's a mobile game, but those willing to pay attention to the game and want to take full control should be allowed to do so. As it stands the distance between the skill floor and cap is extremely thin, which makes for not nearly as interesting of a game as it could be.
Edit: I have stopped playing since writing this review. There really needs to be mechanics that players can discover or take advantage of, with controls the allow for (not require) very precise execution of game actions, for me to keep playing, as I see it so far.
Could have been so much more
By Danny Trumone
I got this game to explore and level up as a Pokémon, not to sit there idle and watch my Pokémon slowly attach other Pokémon and from time to time press a button and do slightly more damage for one second. This game could have been so much more, you can’t even explore, you just get teleported to some random little area where all you do is fight a couple of Pokémon, then fight a boss, then you leave with some weirdo little colorful boxes. Those boxes alone made me quit, why not just have the classic Pokémon items like protein and carbos to make your Pokémon better? But instead they decided to add something even more confusing. And one last thing what’s with the food making system? Why can’t we just catch Pokémon with poke balls?? Anyway, I’m done, as a summary this game could have done so much more in terms of exploring and making things more like a Pokémon game and less like a cookie clicker-clash of clans game where all you do is send someone into a battle and do nothing but watch them for the rest of the time. That wasn’t a perfect description but you know what I mean. Peace✌️
When it comes to writing reviews, I mostly focus on the negative aspects of the game due to the nature how most mobile games abuse in app purchases. Although this game also has in app purchases, it is not required to thoroughly enjoy this game.
I have been a Pokémon fan since the beginning with red and blue and have played every game available even on mobile devices like Pokémon Go, Pokémon Shuffle, and Pokémon Duel. Out of all the mobile Pokémon games available, this by far is my favorite game.
The mechanics are easy and fluent with an auto mode for battles and 1-2 moves per a Pokémon. The overall function of the game is stable and I am throughly impressed. The game mechanics are what make this truly enjoyable.
This game has a lot of potential and I am truly eager to see how it develops. A few recommendations I have for the developers is to improve.
The random generate content for mythical ingredients.
The move learner needs to be modified. Recommending the ability to see what’s moves and percentage of getting a specific move. Spent many a time recycling Pokémon to get a particular move the Pokémon should be able to learn to get something that I will never use.
The lvl up learner needs to have a better increase ratio. A lvl 100 should dramatically increase lvl up instead of gaining 1-2 lvls.
Last thing I would like is more after game actions. Thank you for the game.
Great game! Just one major bug
Love the game been playing religiously for the past three weeks, and don’t have any complaints other than recently, at the very beginning and occasionally throughout an expedition if you use a move that buffs a Pokémon (ie. Machamp w/ Bulk up), there is a chance that that Pokémon will freeze and fail to move for the rest of the expedition. This is very annoying and frustrating because it basically just wastes energy. This needs to be resolved quickly because until then the game is almost unplayable!
Update: I first posted this review two days ago. I just finished using my 5 energy that I had stored up, and on 4/5 expeditions two of my Pokémon froze. This led me to lose those 4 games which should have been simple farming levels. I love this game but it’s so frustrating not being able to play properly.
By Greaty noah
I have always been a huge fan of Pokémon. I had no idea this game even existed until I came across it in the AppStore. I didn’t expect much but it turned out to be one of my new favorite games. There are flaws but only one of them is a big deal. That one is the fact that you can’t control where your Pokémon go. So it gets annoying when they charge into the boss battle at 2Hp. I like (not quite love though) the animation and setup of everything in the game. Last but not least, DO NOT hack or cheat in the game, there’s a couple things I learned about that, one is that is almost always a scam. People will do anything to try and hack your device. Trust me it happened to me twice. Two is that they always have something to check if your human, and those almost always involve your stack of cash sittin’ next to you. Remember this Ok?
This needs to be fixed...
I really like this game a lot. Its fun interactive and not much of your own money is required. You can enjoy the game free as much as purchasing content. This game is pretty easy, put a little strategy to the game plan and the game is a breeze.
My major problem with the game is that, currently, I was in a match where I was under 1000 points within the suggestive level to enter the match. As I got to the end, while I was weakening the boss, I seen that my Pokemon attacks will not engage. My Pokémon took a lot a damage as I was spamming the attack button. I decide to retreat a little more back. Nope. Instead of running away from the boss, he ran right into him. Thus, causing his death and having to folk over 10 cards to retrieve what I’ve earned.
My point is, from my experience playin the game, if you are not at the suggestive level to start that match, the analytics will do everything it can to prevent you from winning match. I find it unfair, thats the solution to a scenario when a gamers out wits the system?
By Lucygoose puppy
I saw this on the top free list, at the time it was #2, so I figured that I would try it out. I was not disappointed. I only got this yesterday and I love it.
One of my favorite fetchers on this app is the auto on the quest levels. You can just hit one button and sit back and watch the Pokémon fight by them self’s. If your like me, it makes fighting way easier.
Another thing that I love about this is how easy it is to get Pokémon! All you have to do is put the food in the pot, play some levels (win or loose) then bam! You get more Pokémon! (You usually only get one at a time, but it still helps)
Also I like that you don’t have to pay to play the full game! You don’t have to really pay for anything in this game
One thing I would like in a future update, so you could name your base camp/ team
If your looking for a easy game I would highly suggest this game.
Edit: I had a read some other reviews that had a 1 stare rating, just because there data was not transferred from the NS! I don’t understand why they give it 1 stars just because of that! It makes no sense to me! I mean, I get that they were excited that this game could come out on 2 different electronic devices, but you shouldn’t expect it to transfer the data. That’s just my opinion
Quite fun, needs minor tweaks
I’m enjoying the game so far! Something that I would like to see change is the autofight mechanic. I’d like to be able to queue an attack for each of my pokemon so they use that move when it recharges, rather than their other move when it makes no sense to use it. Otherwise, the autofight option is good and you don’t have to worry about your team getting KO’d if you’re taking on an area where your team’s rating is decently higher than the recommended. I’d also like to see the strength of my Pokémon more easily, without the stones, so I can choose which to put stones into. That’s an interface that could use some tweaking to make it more interactive and easier to see what you need to see. Great potential with this game, looking forward to seeing where it goes!
Good Game, Could Be Better
By district sloth
This game is great it really is, however as a free to play player I fully beat this game in about two weeks. I now have nothing to really do besides complete my pokedex and make my pokemon stronger. But why need to make my pokemon stronger if ive already beat it? Thats why this game should have multiplayer battles and trading. It wouldnt be super difficult and confusing but quite simple. Find a random enemy online with similar battle power, and fight three against three. Just drop them in a map and fight, just like regular gameplay, but against real life opponents. Just make sure once a pokemon dies they cant come back. This idea is just a rough draft but something like this would keep the game alive and keep good players keep going. Also add friends and trading that would be sick. Hope you look at this and use my ideas thank you.
Great but could use some improvement
By Brendan Bruh guy86
The overall concept and design of the game is great! I love keeping all my Pokémon in a little habitat and then being able to explore the island with them. There are some issues though. One of them is the battery life. It completely drains my phone. The other small issue I have is the retreat button. Whenever I press it, my Pokémon just run in any direction opposite or in front of them. That’s a problem because usually, there is a wall behind them and an boss in front. Basically I’m cornered with no way out. We should be able to control that aspect of the game. One more small fix are some of the water type moves. Moves like surf and waterfall sometimes completely miss the target. My Pokémon will be right next to an enemy but when I use waterfall, it just phases through them doing no damage. Overall great game and I would defiantly recommend to friends!!!😁👍🏻