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  • Summary: Complete touch-based puzzles to serve dishes and drinks to adorable Pokémon customers.

    Link together Pokémon™ icons to clear puzzles as you work to build up your very own café in Pokémon Café Mix, a free-to-start game for the Nintendo Switch™ system! Meet the goals for each puzzle before
    Complete touch-based puzzles to serve dishes and drinks to adorable Pokémon customers.

    Link together Pokémon™ icons to clear puzzles as you work to build up your very own café in Pokémon Café Mix, a free-to-start game for the Nintendo Switch™ system! Meet the goals for each puzzle before you run out of turns—link a certain number of icons, get a high score, or even destroy sugar cubes to serve up Pokémon themed menu items.

    Meet and grow your café staff of charming Pokémon eager to help

    Recruit Pokémon to help out at the café (in their adorable uniforms) by building friendship and expand your café and menu offerings by completing puzzles. Each Pokémon staff member has a Café Skill that will come in handy during puzzles!

    Golden Acorns can help you complete puzzles and recruit more Pokémon!

    Earn or purchase Golden Acorns, the in-game currency, and redeem them to regain hearts, continue puzzles, and get helpful items.

    As you complete puzzles to build a world-class café, you’ll face obstacles such as sugar cubes, dollops of whipped cream, and tomatoes! Use your puzzle skills to clear them and employ the help of Pokémon’s Café Skills for some extra oomph! In addition to Café Skills, each Pokémon staff member has a specialty. Match a Pokémon’s specialty with the dish or drink you are making for bonuses in puzzles.

    In addition to recruiting more Pokémon staff members and growing your collection of menu items, the café itself will expand as you play! Getting new tools or having areas added to your café may even draw in more customers. All the action in Pokémon Café Mix unfolds in a playful art style that brings out the cuteness of your Pokémon pals and patrons. It’s time to become a café owner, solve puzzles, and bring joy to Pokémon patrons!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 5, 2020
    80
    Pokémon Café Mix may not be the most challenging Pokémon game to ever grace your console, but its cheerful and addicting nature is a nice addition to the fighting franchise that's sure to make you smile.
  2. Jul 2, 2020
    80
    Pokémon Café Mix is an easy-going and relaxed puzzle game, with plenty of nostalgic elements of my childhood playing Pokémon games. It's all very cute, with Pokémon themed menu items that look wonderfully appetising, and the swirling puzzling is ideal for introducing this world to younger family members.
  3. Jun 25, 2020
    70
    A decent start. The microtransactions aren’t massively intrusive, the energy system isn’t too debilitating and the stages aren’t Candy Crush Saga-style efforts where it’ll take you 70 goes to get lucky enough to eventually clear them. These are all qualified by the word “yet”, though, and that’s the thing to bear in mind as this game evolves on a fortnightly basis. It’s yet to be established whether this is the sort of mobile game that lulls you in with a false sense of security and then, later down the line, hits you with ridiculously difficult stages that will almost certainly need power-ups to clear (we see you, Dr. Mario World). For now, though, we’re happy.
  4. Jun 29, 2020
    70
    Pokémon Café Mix is adorable and exploits the Pokémon brand in some innovative directions, but gets repetitive fast and some puzzles aren't very well designed.
  5. Jul 20, 2020
    60
    With fun puzzle gameplay, Pokémon to catch and a decent serving of charm and polish, Pokémon Café Mix offers enough to satisfy the hunger of many a Pokémon fan, but it’s slow mechanics and lack of depth may cause others to shop elsewhere.
  6. Jul 14, 2020
    50
    Pokémon Cafe Mix has a great aesthetic to it. Still, the imprecise nature of its physics leads to equal parts fun and frustration.
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  1. Unless you’re extremely against the principle of free-to-play games, Pokémon Café Mix is a delightful little puzzle game with some neat ideas and an adorable visual presentation. It’s a gentle game for tough times.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jun 23, 2020
    10
    It's a great puzzle game with fun mechanics and a fidget interface. So immersive and so intuitive. I just love it. Pretty good Pokémon puzzle game.
  2. Jul 26, 2020
    10
    So funny and cute! Addicting! And the best of it: it’s free! Awesome Switch game!
  3. Jun 25, 2020
    8
    The game is really fun, but it has some annoyances.

    For example: when you start a order (level), you have to choose a leader Pokémon linked
    The game is really fun, but it has some annoyances.

    For example: when you start a order (level), you have to choose a leader Pokémon linked to a skill. Once you use a life, the level layout becomes visible. Some levels require a certain skill, like a directional blast, otherwise they are almost impossible to clear. So if you chose the wrong Pokémon, you have to restart, losing a life in the progress. Lives take 30 minutes to replenish.

    Another thing is the luck based aspect of some levels. One type of level requirement are the horns, a little power-up that has to been used a certain amount of time. However, they drop at random. Your move limit is between 10/15 moves at the most levels, so sometimes it occurs that not enough horns are dropped before your moves are up. Unfortunately this happens a little too often...

    What I do like about this game is the rate of new mecaniques being introduced. Around every ten levels, a new obstacle in the form of food is being added to the mechanics pool. This makes every level feel unique.

    Also the art style is really amazing. The hand painted Pokémon all have really smooth animations and look very cute!

    Overall it is a solid puzzle game, I just wished the things mentioned above will be addressed in a future update.
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  4. Jun 25, 2020
    7
    Pokémon café mix Is a fine puzzle game that is pretty easy. It feels like this game is targeted to kids, and if that's the case then I don'tPokémon café mix Is a fine puzzle game that is pretty easy. It feels like this game is targeted to kids, and if that's the case then I don't see why this is a bad game. I personally believe that the puzzles might be a little to hard for a kid in the late game? But at least the visuals are cute. The only complaint I have is that I have to take the switch out of the dock in order to play it. Expand
  5. Jun 23, 2020
    7
    Pretty good... I wish there weren't in-app purchases though. Need to play more to see if it's pay-to-win, but so far i'm enjoying it.
  6. Jul 6, 2020
    6
    Honestly, as a fan of Pokemon series, that's looks like a cheap already 10times seen product. I am quite ungrateful because that is just cute,Honestly, as a fan of Pokemon series, that's looks like a cheap already 10times seen product. I am quite ungrateful because that is just cute, but doesn't shine. We want real Pokemon adventures, not another Mobile cheap game. Expand
  7. Jun 25, 2020
    3
    What is this GameFreak? Just a cute but even worse CandyCrush clone. Or a trash Pokemon Link Version. We get it, you just want to insert mikroWhat is this GameFreak? Just a cute but even worse CandyCrush clone. Or a trash Pokemon Link Version. We get it, you just want to insert mikro transactions to generate more money. How about make some good game? Expand