If you didn’t know, every pocket monster in Pokémon Quest has their own Bingo Bonus to consider. However, while we’re told that a Pokémon’s strength is determined by the Power Stones that it uses, the Bingo Bonus is a gameplay mechanic that is never explained in the free-to-start action RPG.
If you are wondering what the Bingo Bonus is, first head to the screen where you can allocate Power Stones to any slots that your Pokémon have unlocked. In the top-right corner, you will see a magnifying glass icon that, once tapped, will show a far more detailed breakdown about that Pokémon’s strength.
It more clearly shows you how their base Hit Points (HP) and Attack (ATK) are improved by the Power Stones that they are using, but you will soon notice the Bingo Bonus section. While swapping out your Power Stones for the more powerful ones that you are rewarded with on your Expeditions is important, the Bingo Bonus is something else that you will want to pay attention to.
The way it works is that as you level your team up in Pokémon Quest you will continue to unlock more Power Stone slots for the Pokémon that you are using. When you unlock three slots in a row and fill them with Power Stones, that Pokémon will activate a Bingo Bonus – with each having three in total.
As you can see with my Paras (soon to be a Parasect), I have been able to fill two rows with three Power Stones that has unlocked two Bingo Bonuses. So far, that has reduced the wait time for any Grass-Type moves to recharge by 5 percent and increased the HP that the Mushroom Pokémon has whenever it recovers after being knocked out in an Expedition by 20 percent.
I’m also about to unlock another Power Stone slot that will let me activate the last Bingo Bonus, which is the most beneficial seeing as it will boost the Pokémon’s Attack by a massive 550. It’s clear to see, then, that these are an important aspect to consider when playing Pokémon Quest, especially when the difficulty starts to significantly ramp up in the later Worlds.