How to save in Pokémon Quest. That’s the question that the more than one million players that have been spending hours with the free-to-start action RPG since it released this week have been asking.
It’s an understandable concern too, seeing as the mainline games require that you manually save – resulting in the constant fear that your Nintendo 3DS battery may run out or you will accidentally close the game, losing you hours of grinding or Pokédex hunting in the process.
In Pokémon Quest, there is less reason to worry. The game regularly autosaves but, unfortunately, isn’t particularly clear about where or when it actually does so. In looking to help, we’ve experimented in an effort to see where it does and doesn’t save to hopefully make you fret less.
The autosave appears to happen whenever you move between menus, whether that be loading the Expeditions map or Base Camp. And, understandably, you can’t save when your pocket monsters are out on an Expedition.
Remember that Game Freak has developed the action RPG for both Nintendo Switch and mobile, so the autosave frequency is likely more of a concern that players would close the app and accidentally lose their progress. The benefit is that you don’t need to worry as much as normal.
Pokémon Quest is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide and will release on mobile later this month.