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  • Summary: Welcome to Tumblecube Island, where Pokémon have turned into cubes?

    Set off for adventure in the Pokémon Quest game. Venture out with your Pokémon buddies on expeditions across Tumblecube Island in search of loot in this free-to-start action-adventure. Modify your Pokémon buddies with
    Welcome to Tumblecube Island, where Pokémon have turned into cubes?

    Set off for adventure in the Pokémon Quest game. Venture out with your Pokémon buddies on expeditions across Tumblecube Island in search of loot in this free-to-start action-adventure. Modify your Pokémon buddies with discovered Power Stones to make your ultimate expedition team.

    With a cube-shaped art style, Pokémon Quest is unlike any Pokémon game you've seen before. The simple gameplay makes it easy to hop into expeditions and start exploring Tumblecube Island with the help of your Pokémon buddies. Afterwards, head back to your base camp where you can use the loot you found during your adventure to befriend more Pokémon. Attract various Kanto Region Pokémon to your base camp by cooking up dishes made with collected ingredients! You can even decorate your base camp with fun items that provide helpful bonuses that make your expeditions more beneficial.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Jul 16, 2018
    75
    The first two hours of this game was fun, but in the end, the duplication of gameplay still makes me feel boring. Finishing this game needs too much luck instead of techniques, what's more, the silly AI always stops you from passing levels.
  2. Sep 10, 2018
    72
    Pokémon Quest is free and has, even with its limitations, quite addictive elements and even quite deep. The game is made for a more expanded audience and may not please the most purists and conservatives.
  3. May 30, 2018
    70
    It's almost instantly forgettable, but Pokemon Quest is a charming and enjoyable way to fill the time before the bigger games land.
  4. Jun 8, 2018
    70
    Pokémon Quest is a wonderful experience that is easily played in short bursts and feels properly at home on Nintendo Switch in particular as it makes great use of the tablet-like aspect of the system. Those interested in this cute cube-styled world should give Pokémon Quest a try as it’s truly a delightful treat for every type of Pokémon fan.
  5. Jun 19, 2018
    68
    Pokémon Quest is a decent spin-off. The core mechanics showed depth, but you can fell disappointed with the unreliability of the movements and the randomness of the move change system.
  6. Jul 13, 2018
    65
    Pokémon Quest is really repetitive but guess what, it’s still catchy as hell. And you can play it without spending no money. It’s far from perfect though, mostly because of its poor readability.
  7. Jun 22, 2018
    40
    Pokémon Quest is, from top to bottom, a mobile game. I’m not sure why it released on Switch first, but it doesn’t feel at home on the platform at all. With an odd art style, intrusive mobile game trappings, and boring gameplay, it’s hard to recommend this watered down spin-off even to the most dedicated Pokémon fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
  1. Jul 12, 2018
    10
    Best game of all time.Addicting gameplay,charming and unique visuals and a top-tier OST make this a masterpiece brimming with personality andBest game of all time.Addicting gameplay,charming and unique visuals and a top-tier OST make this a masterpiece brimming with personality and brilliant design. Expand
  2. May 30, 2018
    10
    free and addictive all the bad ratings are lying addicting amazing game 10/10
  3. May 30, 2018
    10
    love the game it is perfect free and addicting to play. i recommend to every one
  4. Jun 4, 2018
    7
    In the beginning i didn't think much of this game as it is designed exactly like a mobile game (mainly touch controls, waiting over time forIn the beginning i didn't think much of this game as it is designed exactly like a mobile game (mainly touch controls, waiting over time for things to happen, use special tickets to not wait etc) but as it was for free I gave it a go and I must say it's pretty addictive and fun!

    It's a whole different way to play Pokemon: it has a real time battle system with cooldown attacks and it has a cooking system in order to attract new Pokemon. The game design is simple for casual playing yet it has sufficient depth and variety and also allows for strategy in creating a good team of 3 Pokemon and move through the different areas.

    Only downside in the game (apart from the fact that you have to wait for the "battery recharge" until you can move on and do more missions) is the fact that Pokemon move automatically by themselves and many times they tend to be too far away from the enemy in order for a special attack to hit or they might be facing a completely wrong direction and totally miss the targets.

    Overall I was pleasantly surprised and i think it's good fun.
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  5. Jun 1, 2018
    6
    This game is clearly designed for mobile phones, not for the Switch. The non-touch controls are clumsy. I'll pick this up when it hits iOS,This game is clearly designed for mobile phones, not for the Switch. The non-touch controls are clumsy. I'll pick this up when it hits iOS, and probably enjoy it a lot more. Expand
  6. May 30, 2018
    5
    This is just silly. It's a slightly entertaining "game" to watch, but that's all that you do. The game plays itself, there's auto-set,This is just silly. It's a slightly entertaining "game" to watch, but that's all that you do. The game plays itself, there's auto-set, auto-select and auto-battle buttons. The only two effects the player really has on the game are choosing what order you want to go on the quests in the game (just the order, not actually doing anything on them), and choosing whether or not to pay money to make the game go faster.

    Since it's a free download, you might as well check it out, but I don't know why anyone would ever spend money on this. There's literally nothing to do here.
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  7. May 30, 2018
    0
    Can this really be considered a game? Seriously, even the main series games have more gameplay than Gachamon. (If you want a good gacha game,Can this really be considered a game? Seriously, even the main series games have more gameplay than Gachamon. (If you want a good gacha game, just get Xenoblade 2 instead). Then again, it's a free game by a company that doesn't listen to their consumers, what should I expect?

    Cons:
    - Everything: Meh graphics for even a Switch game, gameplay basically doesn't exist, frame rate goes down to 5 FPS in loading screens.

    Overall, Pokemon Quest is an abomination known to mankind that doesn't even deserve a 1/10 from me, nor does it deserve my usual "warrants a" motto. Also, lag in loading screens is like saying ET for the Atari 2000 is a masterpiece unironically.
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