After about two days of game play, we’ve created a detailed guide on what to do and what not to do as a beginning and upcoming Poké Duelist. Please refer to this guide when in doubt, as some early mistakes can be quite costly.
Understanding the material structure
There is several different currencies and materials in the game, with different purposes. You will always receive materials from Booster Packs and Daily Missions, ranging from Gold Coins to Fusion materials. For better understanding of Cubes, please read our Cube guide – it’s not that complex! 🙂
Overall, you always want to hold on to a health heap of Gold Coins, exchange Ingots and hoard Blue XP material as a beast. Be cautious with Green Material, as it only empowers your Pokémon normal white attack – not much of a fare.
Simple, yet important, material tips and tricks:
- Don’t use Yellow Cubes (Ingots) in the Fusion screen, as Ingots can be exchanged for massive amounts of Gold in the shop
- Don’t spend your Fusion resources unless you will Level Up your Pokémon with confidence
- Avoid spending resources “for the long run” – in Pokémon Duel, you always want to go for the immediate benefit.
Understanding Battles and Farming in Pokémon Duel
Pokémon Duel is a game based around two things: dueling and farming. You should try to be good at both things at once to finish the game easily. Let’s talk battles first!
You can win by achieving one of three conditions on the field, with varying degree of difficulty to achieve:
- Move one of your figures into the enemy start position – as explained in the tutorial, reaching the marked Enemy Start will result in your victory
- “Wait/No Moves” victory – occurs when your opponent can not make any next moves. It is achieved in several ways:
- Kicking out all of opponent Pokémon from the field
- Occupying two opponent Spawn points (corner markers on the map)
- Applying conditions on opponent figures – Wait, Freeze or Sleep will do the trick!
- Timed victory – make your opponent run out of time, boring.
As you can see, the victory options are plentiful, yet similar. Along the same line is finding your deck’s play style.
Find your deck’s play style
There are three types of decks and play styles, plus some variations that occur when you combine these styles:
- Attacker – high attack power, low miss radius, fast moving figures
- Defender – varying defensive and recoiling mechanics, slow moving figures that are hard to knock out
- Controller – field specialist, uses cards and figure mechanics to gain advantage and outsmart opponent
As you might imagine, finding synergies and counters is rather challenging in a game with so much randomness, but remember: a good deck will eventually top the opponent.
Farming the Quest Mode
The single player “Quest” mode can be found by clicking on the 6 dots icon on your main screen then selecting the bottom right Quest button. It’s often overlooked as it’s not introduced in the Tutorial.
You start of with Training Center, move through Ulex and the rest of the island, claiming rewards and fighting your way through. The quests rewards are great and the quests are rather easy.