If you want to 'catch 'em all' in Pokémon Quest, you've got to learn to cook. Curiously, that's the way you lure and subsequently catch Pokémon in this iteration. You gather ingredients while out on expeditions, and combine them together at your base to create a bunch of different recipes.

Each recipe will attract a different type of Pokémon, so it helps to learn them all. That way you can focus on catching the types of Pokémon you need at that particular point in time. And you will need a certain type, as each level gives certain types bonuses to HP and attack.

In this guide, we're going to list all of the recipes in the game, and help give you a better understanding of how cooking works so you can catch your Bulbasaur in no time. Bon Appétit!

How does cooking work in Pokémon Quest?

While your Pokémon are out exploring the world and completing expeditions, they'll pick up a bunch of different ingredients. When you're back at your base camp, you can chuck these in your cooking pot to create a variety of different dishes.

Each dish attracts a different type of Pokémon, and as soon as you've discovered a new one you'll receive the recipe for your dish. If you want to create it again, you can simply tap on your cooking pot and then scroll through your found recipes until you've found the one you want. Pick the appropriate ingredients and you'll create the dish yet again.

Dishes can either attract types of Pokémon (fire, flying), colours of Pokémon (red, blue), or rarities (common, rare).

How long does it take to cook a dish?

Dishes progress cooking while you're out on expeditions, and generally take between two and six expeditions to cook. You can speed this up by spending 20 TM Tickets at any point.

Pokémon Quest ingredients list

Ingredients come in a variety of different forms, and each has a colour and a set of characteristics associated with it. That's with the exception of Rainbow Shells and Rainbow Matter, the latter of which substitutes any ingredient, and the former of which is used exclusively to catch legendary Pokémon.

Ingredient Colour Characteristic
Tiny Mushroom Red Soft / Small / Mushroom
Bluk Berry Blue Soft / Small / Sweet
Apricorn Yellow Hard / Small / Plant
Fossil Gray Hard / Small / Mineral
Big Root Red Soft / Precious / Big / Plant
Icy Rock Blue Hard / Precious / Mineral
Honey Yellow Soft / Precious / Sweet
Balm Mushroom Gray Soft / Precious / Mushroom
Rainbow Matter All Substitutes any ingredient
Rainbow Shells All Mystic

Pokémon Quest recipe list

Recipes allow you to catch specific types of Pokémon, and are based on their colour, type, and rarity. Pokémon Quest keeps the exact recipes deliberately vague, but thanks to Reddit user "andrewmaxedon", we've created a table below that entirely takes away the guesswork.

Recipe Ingredients Ingredients That Meet Criteria Pokémon Type
Mulligan Stew à la Cube Anything Anything Common Pokémon
Red Stew à la Cube At least four red ingredients Tiny Mushrooms / Big Roots Red Pokémon
Blue Soda à la Cube At least four blue ingredients  Bluk Berries / Icy Rocks Blue Pokémon
Yellow Curry à la Cube At least four yellow ingredients Apricorns / Honey Yellow Pokémon
Gray Porridge à la Cube At least four gray ingredients  Fossils / Balm Mushrooms Gray Pokémon
Mouth-Watering Dip à la Cube At least four soft and at least three blue ingredients Soft: Tiny Mushroom / Bluk Berries / Big Roots / Honey / Balm Mushrooms

Blue: Bluk Berries or Icy Rocks

Soft and Blue: Bluk Berries
Water Pokémon
Plain Crepe à la Cube At least three sweet ingredients and at least two gray  Sweet: Bluk Berry / Honey

Gray: Fossil / Balm Mushroom
Normal Pokémon
Sludge Soup à la Cube At least four mushrooms and at least three soft ingredients Mushroom: Tiny Mushroom / Balm Mushroom

Soft: Tiny Mushroom / Bluk Berries / Big Roots / Honey / Balm Mushrooms

Soft and Mushroom: Tiny Mushroom / Balm Mushroom
Poison Pokémon
Mud Pie à la Cube At least two minerals and at least three soft ingredients Minerals: Fossil / Icy Rock

Soft: Tiny Mushroom / Bluk Berries / Big Roots / Honey / Balm Mushrooms
Ground Pokémon
Veggie Smoothie à la Cube At least four plants and at least two soft ingredients Plant: Apricon / Big Root

Soft: Tiny Mushroom / Bluk Berries / Big Roots / Honey / Balm Mushrooms

Soft and Plant: Big Root
Grass Pokémon
Honey Nectar à la Cube At least four sweet and at least three yellow ingredients Sweet: Bluk Berry / Honey

Yellow: Apricorns / Honey

Sweet and Yellow: Honey
Bug Pokémon
Brain Food à la Cube At least three sweet and at least two hard ingredients Sweet: Bluk Berry / Honey

Hard: Apricorn / Fossil / Icy Rock
Psychic Pokémon
Stone Soup à la Cube At least four hard things and at least two mineral ingredients Hard: Apricorn / Fossil / Icy Rock

Minerals: Fossil / Icy Rock

Hard and Mineral: Fossil / Icy Rock
Rock Pokémon
Light-as-Air Casserole à la Cube At least three mineral and at least two plant ingredients Minerals: Fossil / Icy Rock

Plant: Apricon / Big Root
Flying Pokémon
Hot Pot à la Cube At least three mushrooms and at least one red ingredients Mushroom: Tiny Mushroom / Balm Mushroom

Red: Tiny Mushroom / Big Root

Mushroom and Red: Tiny Mushroom
Fire Pokémon
Watt a Risotta à la Cube At least four soft and at least three yellow ingredients Soft: Tiny Mushroom / Bluk Berries / Big Roots / Honey / Balm Mushrooms

Yellow: Yellow: Apricorns / Honey

Soft and Yellow: Honey
Electric Pokémon
Get Swole Syrup à la Cube At least three sweet and at least two mushroom ingredients Sweet: Bluk Berry / Honey

Mushroom: Tiny Mushroom / Balm Mushroom
Fighting Pokémon
Ambrosia of Legends à la Cube At least four mystic ingredients Mystic: Rainbow Shells Rare Pokémon