Like many modern RPGs, the latest Pokémon games include not one, but several crafting systems. Well, at least two of them (maybe more, I’m early). One of them is the whole TEE M system, beautiful and complex. The other one… makes sandwiches? This food trick is quite strange and not very clearly presented. I’m here with guidance to hopefully help both of us figure out what to do with these things.
Once you get past the initial parts of Pokémon Scarlet and Violet, you will encounter someone outside having a picnic. They will introduce you to the concept of a picnic and then send you on your way. As you roam the open world, you’ll have the option of having a picnic of your own that suspends the world around you, frees your Pokémon team, and lets everyone just dream of a spell.
You can talk to your Pokémon, wash them, throw a ball, or make yourself a sandwich. Sandwiches are made up of three components: recipes, ingredients, and choices. You choose a recipe, manually mix the ingredients, then pierce with a pickaxe to close the deal. So what the hell are these sandwiches actually doing? Well, all kinds of things.
When you choose a recipe, you can see what each sandwich will give you. You’ll see different types of boosts, from changing the frequency of certain Pokemon types, experience boosts, item drop modifiers, and more. These “food power” bonuses have different levels and durations, depending on the recipe and more. And if you want to get more recipes, you can find them by talking to certain NPCs in Sandwich Shops.
If you like, you can also improvise and just throw the ingredients on the bread and see what happens. In any case, when it comes to placing ingredients, you need to be careful, as if you drop something, you could potentially change the properties of the finished product.
All this is very stupid.