Whether you’re at the start of your journey or looking for things to do as you wait for new content. Catching rare Temtem is a fantastic way to occupy your time.
Today we’ll take you on a journey around the archipelago’s as we go on a hunt for the 9 rarest Temtem.
To kick off our list let’s talk about Barnshe. A powerful Mental type and one of the first rare Temtem you can capture early on in your adventure. Barnshe is a beast when it comes to special attack and special defense. Boasting some of the highest base stats in those two areas.
In other areas, Barnshe isn’t bad either but in conjunction with some of its powerful mental techniques, Barnshe is an absolute force to be reckoned with.
With the help of technical courses and breeding, Barnshe can learn Water, Mental, Earth, Wind, Toxic, and even Neutral techniques making it a flexible choice for any team.
Where Can I Find Barnshe?
Barnshe can only be found in one location. On top of the Windward Fort where you first fought Lady Lottie. An encounter rate of just 5%, it may take a minute to find but trust me having one on your team is worth it. Especially if you didn’t pick Houchic as your starter.
Nessla is the envy of every one’s eye and currently one of the most talked-about Temtem in the game and for good reason. Nessla’s base stats are impressive, performing above average in pretty much every category.
Nessla’s Electric Synthesize trait is another reason why this Temtem is so great. When attacked with electric abilities, instead of taking damage Nessla restores health. Which means it can stay on the battlefield for an extended period of time without the use of items.
Nessla is the king of farming and a solid choice in PvE but there are some better options for competitive play. Nessla’s abilities like Iced Stalactite and Electric Storm are nice but don’t compare to some of the other offensive techniques pushing well over 100 damage.
That being said Nessla is a great addition to any team and worth picking up as soon as possible.
Where Can I Find Nessla?
Once you clear the first dojo you’ll be able to access new areas including locations to find Nessla. You can find Nessla at the waterfall on route 2 in the Thalassian Cliffs and around the house near the southern part of Deniz.
When it comes to speed and special attack there is no Temtem more equipped than Oceara. A rare Water-type with a simple yet effective toolkit.
The stars really aligned with this Temtem which makes it a serious contender for consideration when the competitive scene eventually blows up. Oceara touts a small move set, just seven techniques but it’s the emphasis on special attacks that makes this Temtem so deadly.
Blizzard and Aquatic Whirlwind, each deal well over 100 damage and when you factor in the Special Attack stat the true strength of Oceara becomes clear. Where Oceara does drag behind is in the stamina department. Having slightly below average base stats and a toolkit that frequently requires 20+ stamina. It’s a small hiccup and an overall impressive Temtem.
Where Can I Find Oceara?
Oceara can currently be found in the Aguamarina Caves in 2 small pools at the base of waterfalls.
If you’ve reached the Nanga Dojo, you’ve most likely already had a run-in with a Kinu. Nature and Mental type capable of locking down the battlefield.
When it comes to base stats, Kinu is all about special defense boasting one of the highest in the game. Special Attacks, Stamina, and Speed are also impressive factors while the rest lags slightly behind.
Kinu is all about team play with a wide assortment of utilitarian abilities that can shift the tide of a fight. Of course, we can’t sleep on Beta Burst a powerful Mental technique or Lifeful Sap an unbelievably strong healing move.
Where Can I Find Kinu?
Kinu can only be found in the Giant Banyan and does require you to progress further into the game. But once accessible this is definitely a Temtem worth picking up.
We told you in our very first Temtem guide that picking a starter wasn’t an exclusive decision. That you’d have the chance to find them in the wild.
While not a game-changer in terms of baseline stats, Crystle is still worth picking up. Being one of the few Crystal types in the game means having an edge over enemies that are weak to Crystal techniques. And that’s not something one can easily pass over.
Where Can I Find Crystle?
Crystle can be found in one of two locations. On Kupeleleza (Route 12) or in the southwestern portion of the Mines of Mictlan (Route 11).
If I were ranking Temtem at this point in the game. Gyalis would be at the top of my list without standing baseline stats for HP, speed, and attack.
This Temtem is all about dishing out physical damage to its opponent. The shocking thing is Gyalis isn’t even that much of a glass cannon, it’s just a good pick all around.
The combination of Neutral, Melee, and Crystal techniques gives you options when dealing with enemies. The ability to learn powerful techniques like Major Slash and Crystal Spikes through technical courses and breeding makes this Temtem and absolute must get.
Where Can I Find Gyalis?
Gyalis can be found in the southwest portion of the Mines of Mictlan (Route 11) currently the only known location for capture.
Since we’re in Lala land talking about absolutely insane Temtem we might as well talk about Valash. A neutral in crystal type that’s easily the most consistent when it comes to baseline stats.
Across the board, Valash boasts an impressive baseline with above-average stats in all seven categories. With Speed and Special Attack pushing even higher.
The techniques are no joke either, with five of the learnable moves dealing well over 100 damage. Offensive abilities are largely Neutral and Crystal but through the use of technical courses and breeding, Valash can expand even further learning Melee and Earth techniques.
Where Can I Find Valash?
Valash is another Temtem gated behind story progression but once you get far enough you’ll be able to find one in the northeast section of the Mines of Mictlan (Route 11).
Another rare and powerful Temtem is Shuine. A crystal and Water-type found in Tucma. Shuine has an interesting set of base stats with high stamina, speed, above-average attack, and special attack. Everything else starts to lag behind.
Shuine’s most powerful abilities Ninja Jutsu and Crystal Bite are both special attacks that play to this Temtem strength.
The higher than average stamina means you’ll be able to sneak in more techniques before resting or using an item. That could mean the difference between life and death in a battle.
Where Can I Find Shuine?
At this point in the game, Shuine can only be found in the southeast of the Tucma subsurface in the Kakama Cenote.
How could we end this article without talking about Tuwai? The toucan like Temtem you got minutes into the game. While Tuwai isn’t impressive when it comes to stats, it’s the Eevee of Temtem and still rather elusive.
At the time of making this article, only one form of Tuwai evolution is known but at least two more are planned. Tuwai is a Wind Temtem but when it evolves, it takes on a new type based on evolution.
Where Can I Find Tuwai?
Tuwai can currently be found at the Crystal shrine after defeating the Crystal Cultists in the corrupted badlands.
We plan on covering Tuwai and the Cultists in much greater detail in a future guide but you might as well pick up a few now and save yourself some time down the road.
With over 160 Temtem planned for launch, I doubt this will be the last time we talk about rare encounters but it’s a good place to start.
Building up your Temdeck sets you on the right path for success if you’re interested in breeding or competitive play. But it’s also just fun to go out and adventure and catch some Temtem.