No matter what game you play knowledge is key to success and after spending dozens of hours with Temtem we wanted to make sure no one was left in the dark.
In this guide, I will be sharing beginner tips that you should know before playing the game. Temtem is new and there’s a lot to learn so let’s get straight into it.
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Catching Every Starter
Everyone knows that Temtem and Pokemon are similar games but one of the biggest differences with Temtem is that tamers will eventually be able to catch every starter. Once they’ve unlocked the specific area where that Temtem resides.
What we’ve learned from playing in the early alpha and from other players online is that Crystle actually shows up much sooner than the other Temtem. So if you’re a true collector at heart or just want to try and build a competitive team as soon as possible, picking a different starter is in your best interest.
Temtem is still an incomplete game in fact only 50% of the planned content is available at the start of early access. That means Smazee and Houchic the other starters may not be available for some time. Long story short if you’re trying to game the system, avoid picking Crystle first. It’s well known that Crystle shows up in the wild much sooner than the other two starters. So if you can resist the temptation to have a Crystal type on your team right from the start it may be worth it.
Spend Your Pansun
This may be obvious to a lot of you but if it helps just one or two players avoid making some early game mistakes I’ll be glad we included it.
You’ll be fighting a lot of tamers in Temtem, more than most monster collection games. You’ll have to deal with a team that’s constantly under attack. Each time you defeat an enemy tamer you get some Pansun, the currency in Temtem.
Don’t be afraid to spend it on items that will keep you alive. Of course, this game isn’t a sprint it’s a marathon. But stacking up on essential items can keep you in the fight. Just don’t be stingy, you may want that sweet costume now but trust me making sure your Temtem stay alive is far more important.
The Secret To Evolution
This is a quick little tip for anyone coming over from the Pokemon world. Evolution works just a bit differently in Temtem. In other games, you may be trying to get your monster to a specific level. In Temtem, it’s all about how many levels the creature has gained since capture.
The team behind our Temtem guides is doing a decent job updating content as they can so if you want to see how many levels it takes before your Temtem evolved it’s not a bad place to start.
Unlocking Your Tempedia
Capturing Temtem is an essential part of the game for more than one reason. When you capture a Temtem your Tempedia updates and you’ll now be to see new information about that specific Temtem when fighting them.
Simply put capturing a Temtem means you’ll now be able to see in real-time what moves are and aren’t effective against that particular Temtem. Moves that aren’t effective will turn that target selection reticle red while moves that are super effective will turn the target green.
It’s a great way to avoid using a type chart or memorizing matchups. Another reason why capturing Temtem is an essential part of the game.
The MVP Of Island One
By now if you’ve read any of our guides, you’ve probably picked up on the fact that we’re huge fans of the Temtem Ganki. Especially, when it comes to the first island. Ganki is an electric and wind Temtem that absolutely dominates on Deniz.
Once you’ve reached the Thalassian Cliffs you’ll be able to catch this Temtem so spend the extra time running around in the grass and save yourself some headaches down the line.
I should note that Ganki isn’t unstoppable, you should never rely on just one Temtem to pull you through battles. But getting a Ganki early on will allow you to keep forging ahead with little resistance.
Capture And Release
I mentioned before that catching Temtem is an essential part of the game. I mean Tem cards are only 15 Pansun, it’s like the game is trying to tell us something. Well, that insight may not be far off once you reach the second island. You’ll get access to the free Temtem Society which will reward you with money and weekly breeding items for releasing Temtem.
You know that option you probably glanced over because you were about to release that price to Pigepic back into the wild. Now we can’t confirm if releasing Temtem before reaching the free society counts or if you should wait until after you reach it before you release but we’d rather play it safe.
The bottom line is this, catch as many Temtem as you can as often as you can’t spend the time and money to build up a huge database. You’ll be able to release them for money and you’ll need them for selective breeding. So, get cracking on it now and save yourself some time on the back end.
Reorder On The Fly
Are you tired of going into your menus to reorganize your team? well, you can do it much quicker if you look at the bottom right-hand corner of your screen. You’ll see your same team just in small circles. You could actually click and drag those around and reorganize on the fly saving you time and a few clicks.
More Than An Ace
For a few Temtem guides now we’ve been preaching that all you need to do is get a Ganki and all of your problems will melt away. But the truth is you need to have a much broader mindset if you want to efficiently progress through the game.
But what the heck does that mean? Simply put, take advantage of the 2v2 system and start strengthening the weaker Temtem that could play a big part in your team down the line. Think about type diversity and don’t let low levels prevent you from raising a potential star.
Taking this one step further, you should also start paying attention to Temtem single values or SVs. While Temtem has randomized stats ranging from 1 to 50, the higher the number the more potent the stat and that can be a game-changer on the battlefield and during the breeding process.
Stats can get complicated and we plan on covering them in much greater detail in a future guide but start paying attention now and it’ll pay off dividends down the stretch.
Temtem is quickly becoming one of our favorite games and there is so much more to come. If you want to stay up to date with everything going on make sure to visit more of our articles and guides about Temtem.