Cooking (Japanese: 料理 Cooking) is a feature in Pokémon Quest that enables the player to attract and befriend island Pokémon. Evolved Pokémon cannot be befriended. Cooking usually attracts one Pokémon, but there is a 4.3% chance of attracting two Pokémon, and a 0.5% chance of three Pokémon. The Pikachu Surfboard decoration increases the chance of attracting multiple Pokémon by 1.5 times.
There are ten ingredients that can be used for cooking. These ingredients are obtained by completing expeditions. Rarer ingredients can be obtained by completing stages with greater difficulty. Various decorations can be bought at the Poké Mart to increase the size of ingredient drops.
|Tiny Mushroom||Soft and small ingredients.||Mushroom||Red|
|Big Root||Soft and precious ingredients.||Plant||Red|
|Bluk Berry||Soft and small ingredients.||Sweet||Blue|
|Icy Rock||Hard and precious ingredients.||Mineral||Blue|
|Apricorn||Hard and small ingredients.||Plant||Yellow|
|Honey||Soft and precious ingredients.||Sweet||Yellow|
|Fossil||Hard and small ingredients.||Mineral||Gray|
|Balm Mushroom||Soft and precious ingredients.||Mushroom||Gray|
|Rainbow Matter||Very precious ingredients that can substitute for any other ingredients.||None||None|
|Mystical Shell||Special ingredients.||Mystical||None|
Ingredients are cooked together in a cooking pot at the base camp. Better pots are unlocked as the player progresses through the story. Better pots require more ingredients but attract higher level Pokémon.
The player is provided with one cooking pot as default. Expedition packs can be purchased as additional downloadable content to obtain extra cooking pots.
Five sets of ingredients must be combined to cook a recipe. Using more precious ingredients increases the quality of the dish. Small ingredients provide one point, precious ingredients provide two points, very previous ingredients provide three points, and special ingredients provide two points to the overall quality of the dish. Higher quality recipes take longer to cook but attract rarer Pokémon and Pokémon of higher level.
|10 or greater||Special|
Recipes require a certain number of turns to cook. Going on an expedition reduces the number of turns by one each time. The number of turns required depends on quality of the dish and the cooking pot used.
Cooking with better pots attract Pokémon with higher level and IVs. Better cooking pots also provide greater bonuses to the Pokémon's stats.
|Pot||Level||Max possible IV||Stat bonus||Turns to cook|
|Bronze Cooking Pot||16-30||50||50||2||4||5||6|
|Silver Cooking Pot||31-70||100||100||3||5||6||7|
|Gold Cooking Pot||71-100||100||300||4||6||7||8|
Having Mystical Shell as one of the ingredients increases the length of cooking by one.
List of recipes
Some recipes require ingredients that may overlap with another recipe. The game selects which dish to make by finding the first recipe to have its requirements fulfilled starting with #2. If no recipe is found, the result will always be #1 Mulligan Stew à la Cube.