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Pokémon Quest recipes list and ingredients explained

How to assemble recipes and attract creatures to your camp in Pokémon Quest.

Pokémon Quest recipes are an important part of the Nintendo Switch and mobile free-to-play game, allowing you to cook ingredients and attract Pokémon to your party.

Creating recipes is about combining the right ingredients, all of which have unique properties. Learn how they work, and you'll start attracting new types of Pokémon to your camp in no time.

Why cooking is important and how Pokémon Quest recipes work

Cooking recipes in Pokémon Quest allow you to attract new Pokémon to your base camp, which can then be added to your party.

The more Pokémon you have, the more options you have when it comes to expeditions (certain types will do better in some than others, for example), as well as allowing you to fill out your Pokédex.

The cooking process is simple enough. Head to your camp, then tap on the pot. You'll then be asked to fill the pot with ingredients, forming a recipe.

Different recipes attract different Pokémon. Some recipes are super simple - red food makes for a red curry, attracting red Pokémon - though others are a little more complex.

When you've made a recipe, it'll take some time to cook. The number that appears above the pot indicates how many expeditions it'll take to cook. Alternatively, you can throw 'money' (PM Tickets) at the problem, with 20 tickets allowing you to speed up the process.

The game will let you know when the recipe is ready. Head back to the pot, receive your new Pokémon, and continue the process again!

Pokémon Quest recipes list

The following is a complete list of Pokémon Quest recipes. Note that there is no defined way of getting certain Pokémon; instead, particular recipes will attract certain sorts of Pokémon, whether it's by colour or type.

Pokemon Quest recipeIngredientsPokémon attracted
Mulligan Stew a la CubeAnythingCommon Pokémon
Red Stew a la CubeRed ingredients onlyRed Pokémon
Blue Soda a la CubeBlue ingredients onlyBlue Pokémon
Yellow Curry a la CubeYellow ingredientsYellow Pokémon
Gray Porridge a la CubeGrey ingredients onlyGrey Pokémon
Mouth-Watering Dip a la Cube"A whole lot of soft things and a lot of blue"Water Pokémon
Plain Crepe a la Cube"A lot of sweet things and a few gray"Normal Pokémon
Sludge Soup a la Cube"A whole lot of mushrooms and a lot of soft things"Poison Pokémon
Mud Pie a la Cube"A few minerals and a lot of soft things"Ground Pokémon
Veggie Smoothie a la Cube"A whole lot of plants and a few soft things"Grass Pokémon
Honey Nectar a la Cube"A whole lot of sweet things and a lot of yellow"Bug Pokémon
Brain Food a la Cube"A lot of sweet things and a few hard things"Psychic Pokémon
Stone Soup a la Cube"A whole lot of hard things and a few minerals"Rock Pokémon
Light-as-Air Casserole a la Cube"A lot of minerals and a few plants"Flying Pokémon
Hot Pot a la Cube"A lot of mushrooms and a little red"Fire Pokémon
Watt a Risotta a la Cube"A whole lot of soft things and a lot of yellow"Electric Pokémon
Get Swole Syrup a la Cube"A lot of sweet things and a few mushrooms"Fighting Pokémon
Ambrosia of Legends a la Cube"A whole lot of mystical things"Rare Pokémon

Thanks to andrewmaxedon on reddit for helping flesh out the above list.

Pokémon Quest ingredients list

Recipes are formed of ingredients, which you'll collect in a variety of ways, including running expeditions, recycling Power Stones and completing quests.

Each has a different characteristic, which helps inform what the recipe will be. As the above table shows, you need certain colours, softness and size in order to create different outcomes.

They are described as follows:

  • Tiny Mushroom - Red, "soft and small"
  • Bluk Berry - Blue, "soft and small"
  • Apricorn - Yellow, "hard and small"
  • Fossil - Grey, "hard and small"
  • Big Root - Red, "soft and precious"
  • Icy Rock - Blue, "hard and precious"
  • Honey - Yellow, "soft and precious"
  • Balm Mushroom - Grey, "soft and precious"

There are also two other types of ingredients we have yet to unlock, which we'll describe in a future guide update. But for now, between these two lists, you have a go at experimenting with recipes and attempt to get the Pokémon you want!

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