Head over to Paldea and enjoy all the delicacies that the region has to offer. Whether you’re out picnicking or visiting a restaurant, from paella to takoyaki, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes. For Trainers and their Pokémon, though, mealtime is a powerful experience—literally. Eating certain foods grants special benefits called Meal Powers, so you should never go exploring on an empty stomach.
There’s a plethora of Meal Powers that can be obtained from food sold by vendors or by eating sandwiches at a picnic such as: Catching Power, Egg Power, Encounter Power, Exp. Point Power, Humungo Power, Item Drop Power, Raid Power, and Teensy Power. They’re generally self-explanatory—if you’re searching for valuable Tera Shards, for example, eating a meal that grants Raid Power will increase the rewards received from successful Tera Raid Battles! A single meal can bestow multiple Meal Powers, but you’ll only be able to benefit from one meal at a time, so choose your food carefully and stack up as many useful benefits as you can.
Food is clearly an important part of Paldean culture, and one of the best ways to enjoy eating with friends and Pokémon is by picnicking in the great outdoors! Whenever you need a break from your adventures, try setting up a table, making a few sandwiches, and spending some quality time with your team. You might even find a Pokémon Egg once all the fun is done! You’ll also be able to customize your picnic table and acquire picnic goods as you progress through your journey. Just remember that you’ll only be able to use your Picnic Set where there’s plenty of space for your Pokémon to run around.
Some say that there is endless potential between two slices of bread. Along your journey, you’ll have the opportunity to purchase ingredients for picnics—and we’re not just talking lettuce and tomatoes! You can pack your sandwiches with all sorts of ingredients, and the ones you choose will directly affect what kinds of Meal Powers you receive. As you make progress on your Treasure Hunt, you’ll unlock a myriad of sandwich recipes to create works of culinary art and experience the wonder of Meal Powers!
Making sandwiches in real life is a relatively easy task, but while you’re out picnicking in Paldea, you’d better put your game face on. Whether you’re working on a solo sub or joining with friends to pile condiments onto a giant baguette, you’ll stack up ingredients in a fun-filled minigame to try making the ultimate sandwich! When you make sandwiches with friends, there’s an even greater chance that your sandwich will hit its peak potential and bestow more potent Meal Powers.
Pokémon enjoy eating sandwiches and hanging out, but they also love to play! During your picnics, you’ll be able to toss out a ball and spend some quality time with your teammates outside of battle. Deepening the bonds between Trainer and Pokémon is one of the best ways to strengthen your team, so keep an eye on their happiness and play with them during picnics. Some Pokémon even evolve once you’ve strengthened your friendship, so keep that in mind on your adventures!
It’s only natural that you and your Pokémon may end up getting a bit messy while journeying through the great outdoors of Paldea, and there’s no better way to freshen up than by giving your Pokémon a good old scrub. Washing your Pokémon will restore their HP and cure all status conditions. Be careful where you wash, though, because some Pokémon don’t like being scrubbed everywhere—or even being washed at all! Keep your Pokémon clean and healthy and stay ready for your next battle!
Once you’re done making and enjoying sandwiches, you may want to check on your basket, because you might find a few items waiting for you—including Pokémon Eggs! Whether you’re picnicking by yourself or hamming it up with friends, there’s a chance that an Egg will appear in your basket based on the species of Pokémon participating in the picnic. But like any gathering, you’ll need to think carefully about who to invite. Hosting a picnic with only two compatible Pokémon of differing genders and a shared Egg Group is a great way to guarantee which species will hatch from the Eggs you find there. And if for any reason you don’t want the Eggs that show up in your basket, you can always donate them to the academy for someone else to care for!