Pokemon Cafe Remix
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Back in August during a Pokémon Presents showcase it was confirmed that Pokemon Cafe Mix was getting a substantial update. Well, it's now live on Switch, iOS and Android, even bringing a rebrand with a name change to Pokemon Cafe ReMix.

So, what does it add? It's actually a meaty update that will likely make the game feel quite different for those that have fallen away. Last week an official summary of changes was given, an excerpt is below.

In addition to the traditional levels, there are new game modes to try out in Pokémon Café ReMix!

Pokémon Visiting Mode (main orders)

Prepare drinks and dishes by completing puzzles for customer Pokémon that come visit the café. As the café owner, you can select which visiting Pokémon you want to take an order from. You may also use golden acorns to bring in different customer Pokémon.

You can now also serve a heaping helping to a Pokémon to get bonus friendship levels when you complete an order, as well as serve an additional order to a customer whose order you took previously. Try any one of these methods when you want to recruit a specific Pokémon or get lots of items to help a specific Pokémon grow.

Note that the current Pokémon invitation system will be discontinued. Also, if you have completed all of the main orders currently available, you will still be able to play Master Café Mode. (Up to main order #300 will be available at the time of the major update.)

Past Orders Mode

Pokémon Visiting Mode (main orders) can be played again after completion. For instance, if you clear an order with one star, you can try again and aim for three stars. When retrying a past order, the difference in earned stars will be added to the friendship level of the customer Pokémon you served during your re-challenge.

Menu Development mode

Once your staff Pokémon and their levels meet certain conditions, you will be able to develop new menu items. In Menu Development, you complete a puzzle by assigning the Pokémon that has met the criteria for the new menu item as the leader.

Training mode

Train to level up individual staff Pokémon. As you raise your staff members’ levels, they will be able to tackle puzzles with an advantage and develop new menu items.

Extra Orders mode

The main orders that were available until now will become extra orders, and you will be able to play up to order #1,200. You will be able to increase a Pokémon’s friendship level in this mode as well.

You will also receive special rewards once you complete certain orders. The rewards are the following:

Order #100: Charmander
Order #600: Pikachu with chef’s whites
Order #1,200: Lucario with chef’s whites

There's more, too, so it's worth checking out the full page; it's also worth noting that your progress will carry over as the update is applied, so you may start getting some extra rewards and goodies right away.

Like a number of games like this it's free-to-start, so it may be the perfect time for us Cafe slackers to check it out for the first time, too.

Are you planning to take a look at Pokémon Cafe Remix?

[source cafemix.pokemon.com]