It’s only been a few months since the game launched in Early Access, and Temtem is already hugely popular. If you’ve read anything about Temtem, then you probably already know that it has been compared to Pokemon. Temtem is a monster collecting and monster battling MMO much like Pokemon. However, don’t fall into the trap of thinking you already know how to dominate the game based on your Pokemon skills. Temtem is its own beast altogether. Here we’re going to give you some survival tips and tricks so you can become a Temtem battling god in no time!
Pick Your Starter Temtem Wisely
The first thing you’ll be asked to do in the game is to pick your starter Temtem. You will have a choice of three Temtems called, Smazee, Crystle, and Houchic, and you can only pick one. You can still collect the other two Temtems out in the wild once you get to the area they hail from. Crystle is generally considered the strongest starter. Crystle has a solid mix of stats, attacks, and abilities that when used well can exploit the weaknesses of other Temtems. Crystle’s main selling point is versatility rather than specialization. However, you will come across Crystle in the wild much sooner than the other Temtems, so it’s actually in your best interest to pick one of the other two first.
Don’t Be Afraid to Spend Your Pansun
Pansun is the in-game currency and you can gain it through selling objects or beating other players in Temtem battles. You can use Pansun to buy medicines, cosmetics, and Temcards. Medicines keep your Temtems healthy during the battle and can massively sway the outcome. Temcards are used to capture and store Temtems. Put simply, you need to invest Pansun into your fights to win and get more Pansun. If you need more Pansun, you can also buy Temtem Pansun.
Capturing Temtem is Essential to Win Fights
Leveling your Temtem up is important, but it’s equally important to get yourself out in the world and capture new Temtem. Once you capture a particular Temtem, you will now be able to see which moves and abilities are effective against that Temtem every time you go against an enemy player who has one. This happens in real-time during the fight and works by using a color-coding system. Ineffective moves will be red, and effective moves will be green.
Additionally, you get Pansun for releasing Temtem back into the wild or for breeding Temtem. The more you have, the more Pansun you stand to gain.
Keep an Eye on Stamina
Stamina management is a key part of the game. Stamina is essentially your energy pool, and each time you execute a move, you will use some stamina. The stamina is displayed with a blue bar just underneath the health bar. If you don’t pay attention to stamina, then your Temtem’s stamina will become depleted and they will start taking damage each time they execute an ability. Eventually, they will be forced to sit out their next turn in combat to rest.