Everything We Know About Pokemon Quest for Nintendo Switch

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Pokemon Quest was officially revealed today alongside Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee. Both are for the Nintendo Switch, but Pokemon Quest is available to download, for free, today worldwide on the Nintendo eShop. The new Pokemon adventure will be available for free on mobile in late June.

Described as a “rambunctious expedition RPG” by developer Game Freak, Pokemon Quest features cube-ified Pokemon called Pokexel adventuring on the island of Tumblecube, where everything is a cube. It features only the first generation of Pokemon for now.

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In Pokemon Quest, Pokemon will move on their own as they explore, automatically charging enemies. Players control their party Pokemon by tapping the Switch screen to make them perform their move.

“Players will be able to personalize their Pokemon and develop a strong bond with their Pokemon friends while battling their way through the adventure,” said Shigeru Ohmori, director at Game Freak.

One way to personalize Pokemon in Pokemon Quest is by using “Power Stones” that give Pokemon unique stats.

When not battling and searching for new items, you will be able to customize your Base Camp with decorations that also provide in-game benefits; and cook recipes to attract new Pokemon to add to your party. For example, making yellow curry “made with a whole lot of yellow” attracts yellow Pokemon. In the trailer, this concoction attracts a Pikachu.

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“Everything the Switch offers makes this a great game to play,” said Daniel Benkwitt, Pokemon Company senior manager of consumer marketing. “It has that great gameplay for the more casual player, but at the same time it has deeper gameplay for those who want to experience more.”

When the mobile version is released, there won’t be any shared data with the Switch version.

For more Pokemon news, make sure to read about everything you need to know about Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s Go Eevee, and the mysterious core Pokemon RPG.

Let’s Go Pikachu and Let’s go Eevee are both available for preorder on Amazon.

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Casey DeFreitas is an Editor at IGN and can’t wait for Gen 8. Catch her on Twitter @ShinyCaseyD.

SOURCE: IGN.com

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