Pokémon Quest is better on mobile than the Switch

Game Freak’s free, “rambunctious action RPG,” Pokémon Quest, is finally available for mobile devices. Though it may have launched on the Nintendo Switch first, it’s the iOS and Android versions that feel like the most natural place to play the game.

Pokémon Quest’s model is not conducive to long stretches of play time. The cube-y, cutesy adventure is a mix of tap-driven battles and passive gameplay popularized by games like Neko Atsume. You split your time between a base camp, where you can train your pokémon or cook up food to attract new friends, and adventuring through the island. But your actions are gated by time limits. If you want to fight, you’ll have to make sure you have the battery energy to do so; cooking meals requires you…

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Author: Megan Farokhmanesh

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