Cooking (Quest)

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Cooking in Pokémon Quest

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.

Ingredient Description Type Color
Quest Tiny Mushroom.png Tiny Mushroom Soft and small ingredients. Mushroom Red
Quest Big Root.png Big Root Soft and precious ingredients. Plant Red
Quest Bluk Berry.png Bluk Berry Soft and small ingredients. Sweet Blue
Quest Icy Rock.png Icy Rock Hard and precious ingredients. Mineral Blue
Quest Apricorn.png Apricorn Hard and small ingredients. Plant Yellow
Quest Honey.png Honey Soft and precious ingredients. Sweet Yellow
Quest Fossil.png Fossil Hard and small ingredients. Mineral Gray
Quest Balm Mushroom.png Balm Mushroom Soft and precious ingredients. Mushroom Gray
Quest Rainbow Matter.png Rainbow Matter Very precious ingredients that can substitute for any other ingredients. None None
Quest Mystical Shell.png 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.

Pot Number of ingredients used Unlock requirement
Quest Pot.png Cooking Pot 3 Available from start of game
Quest Bronze Pot.png Bronze Cooking Pot 10 Main Quest: Clear Backforth Brook
Quest Silver Pot.png Silver Cooking Pot 15 Main Quest: Clear Pincushion Plain
Quest Gold Pot.png Gold Cooking Pot 20 Main Quest: Clear Chamber of Legends

Cooking recipes

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.

Points Quality
5 Standard dish
6-7 Good
8-9 Very Good
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
Standard Good Very good Special
Cooking pot 1-15 10 0 2 4 5 6
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.

No. Image Name Ingredients Description Ingredients Needed Pokémon
1 Quest Recipe 01.png Mulligan Stew à la Cube Whatever ingredients you like 5 random ingredients Favorite food of some Pokémon on Tumblecube Island
2 Quest Recipe 02.png Red Stew à la Cube A whole lot of red 4 red ingredients Favorite food of reddish Pokémon
3 Quest Recipe 03.png Blue Soda à la Cube A whole lot of blue 4 blue ingredients Favorite food of bluish Pokémon
4 Quest Recipe 04.png Yellow Curry à la Cube A whole lot of yellow 4 yellow ingredients Favorite food of yellowish Pokémon
5 Quest Recipe 05.png Gray Porridge à la Cube A whole lot of gray 4 gray ingredients Favorite food of grayish Pokémon
6 Quest Recipe 06.png Mouth-Watering Dip à la Cube A whole lot of soft things and a lot of blue 4 soft ingredients
3 blue ingredients
Favorite food of Water-type Pokémon
7 Quest Recipe 07.png Plain Crepe à la Cube A lot of sweet things and a few gray 3 sweet ingredients
2 gray ingredients
Favorite food of Normal-type Pokémon
8 Quest Recipe 08.png Sludge Soup à la Cube A whole lot of mushrooms and a lot of soft things 4 mushroom ingredients
3 soft ingredients
Favorite food of Poison-type Pokémon
9 Quest Recipe 09.png Mud Pie à la Cube A few minerals and a lot of soft things 2 mineral ingredients
3 soft ingredients
Favorite food of Ground-type Pokémon
10 Quest Recipe 10.png Veggie Smoothie à la Cube A whole lot of plants and a few soft things 4 plant ingredients
2 soft ingredients
Favorite food of Grass-type Pokémon
11 Quest Recipe 11.png Honey Nectar à la Cube A whole lot of sweet things and a lot of yellow 4 sweet ingredients
3 yellow ingredients
Favorite food of Bug-type Pokémon
12 Quest Recipe 12.png Brain Food à la Cube A lot of sweet things and a few hard things 3 sweet ingredients
2 hard ingredients
Favorite food of Psychic-type Pokémon
13 Quest Recipe 13.png Stone Soup à la Cube A whole lot of hard things and a few minerals 4 hard ingredients
2 mineral ingredients
Favorite food of Rock-type Pokémon
14 Quest Recipe 14.png Light-as-Air Casserole à la Cube A lot of minerals and a few plants 3 mineral ingredients
2 plant ingredients
Favorite food of Flying-type Pokémon
15 Quest Recipe 15.png Hot Pot à la Cube A lot of mushrooms and a little red 3 mushroom ingredients
2 red ingredient
Favorite food of Fire-type Pokémon
16 Quest Recipe 16.png Watt a Risotto à la Cube A whole lot of soft things and a lot of yellow 4 soft ingredients
3 yellow ingredients
Favorite food of Electric-type Pokémon
17 Quest Recipe 17.png Get Swole Syrup à la Cube A lot of sweet things and a few mushrooms 3 sweet ingredients
2 mushroom ingredients
Favorite food of Fighting-type Pokémon
18 Quest Recipe 18.png Ambrosia of Legends à la Cube A whole lot of mystical things 4 mystical ingredients Favorite food of Extremely Rare Pokémon

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 料理 Liuhléih
Mandarin 料理 Liàolǐ
France Flag.png French Plats
Germany Flag.png German Kochtopf
Italy Flag.png Italian Cucinaf
South Korea Flag.png Korean 요리 Yori
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cocinar

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