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Temtem - Tips and Tricks (Things Game Doesn't Tell You)

Jan 23, 2020    

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Tips: Things Temtem Doesn't Tell You

  • You can't change your name: When you boot up the game for the first time, your first task is creating a character to roam the world of Temtem. This includes things like body type, pronouns, hair style and your name. Your name is something that can't be changed and that's important to note because if you pick something you don't like, you're stuck with it. It's also the name other players in the game will see.
  • Some evolutions lines aren't complete: Only 76 Temtem are in the game while it's in Early Access and this means that some evolution lines cannot be completed yet. This includes your starter so after it evolves for the first time, don't expect a second evolution (for now).
  • You won't get much money: There are a lot of tamers in Temtem and each time you beat one, you get paunsuns, which is the currency of the game. It's easy to empty your pansun balance on things like healing items and stamina restoration items, but you should know that replenishing the balance will take a while. We're not saying that you shouldn't spend your pansun — just be wary on what you spend it on.
  • Locations: Your in-game map will show a lot of things but one thing it won't show is the name of a location. When you're looking at your map, you'll see it in its entirety but you won't see where on the map Zadar is or where Arissola is located. Where these locations lie on the map is on you so when you arrive to a new area or find an area of interest, make a point to look at the map and make a mental note of where you are.
  • You're supposed to lose the first battle: Your first Temtem battle comes just after you select your starter and you are guaranteed to lose. You're supposed to lose. The game doesn't tell you this, but it's a part of what comes next so if you lose, don't bother resetting your progress or restarting the game.
  • You can play with other players in the game: You might have known this already because the game is an MMO but Temtem doesn't explain how to play with other players. To do this, open your menu and press E three times to reach a list of people nearby in the game world. You can select to play with them. This consists of battling, roaming the world together and trading Temtem and items.
  • Pay attention to the rings under a Temtem: After you select a technique during a battle, you have to select a Temtem. When you do, you should notice a ring that's one of three colors. If you haven't caught a Temtem that matches the type of Temtem you're battling, the ring will be white. This doesn't really tell you anything. However, if you have caught a Temtem of the type of Temtem (note: type, not species) you're battling, the ring could still be white. This means the selected technique will do standard or neutral damage. If this ring is red, the technique will do half-damage and if the ring is green, the technique will do double damage.
  • There aren't any tutorials: The game will hold your hand through a few of its mechanics the first time you encounter the, but beyond that, there aren't any ways to learn about something in-game. There isn't a journal with explanations of everything you've learned and there isn't a hint system. So, if you can't figure something out, chances are the game will not help you understand.
  • There are side quests in the game: Temtem is an MMO and one staple of MMOs is an abundance of quests. There are, of course, the main quests, which guide you through the story of Temtem, but there are also a number of side quests. These kinds of quests usually don't take too long and consist of just one or two steps. When you look at the right side of the screen, your main will be the quest at the top of the list and the quests with exclamation marks next to them are your in-progress side quests.
  • Your Tempedia can tell you a lot: The Tempedia is the Pokedex, as it were, of Temtem. It keeps track of all caught and seen Temtem as its primary function, but it also serves as a great window into the stats of your caught Temtem. When you select a Temtem that you've caught, you can view its SVs and TVs as well as its current general stats. You can also see techniques and traits here too.
  • What TVs are: TV stands for Training Value and they're similar to EVs of Pokemon fame. They are stat boosts that sit on top of your standard stats. You can only have 500 for a single stat like HP or Speed but only a grand total of 1000 across all seven stats (HP, Stamina, Speed, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense). Each species of Temtem yields a different TV once it's defeated.
  • What SVs are: SV stands for Single Value and these are your standard stats associated with each stat category. If a Temtem has 40 as its SV for stamina, the Temtem's stamina is 40.
  • Check every trash can: Pokemon veterans might already know this trick but people new to this might not realize how many items are hidden inside trash cans in both that game and Temtem. When you see a trash can in a building or outside, press F to interact with it and chances are there's an item sitting inside waiting to be obtained by you.

Game:   Temtem