Pokémon Café Mix

-0.80
Neutral
Price: Free
Ads: No
In App Purchases: Yes

iOS App Store
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Temporal Dark PatternsTemporal Dark Patterns

This game has 10 reported Temporal Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-1.11

3 votes
Daily Rewards -
3 / 0 votes
Encourages return visits every day and punishes you for missing a day.

3 votes
Wait To Play -
3 / 0 votes
In-game timers that make you arbitrarily wait for something.

2 votes
1 votes
Grinding -
2 / 1 votes
Being required to perform repetitive and tedious tasks to advance.

1 votes
1 votes
Infinite Treadmill -
1 / 1 votes
Impossible to win or complete the game.

1 votes
2 votes
Can't Pause or Save -
1 / 2 votes
The game does not allow you to stop playing whenever you want.

3 votes
Playing by Appointment -
0 / 3 votes
Being forced to play according to the game's schedule instead of yours.

2 votes
Advertisements -
0 / 2 votes
Forced to watch ads or given rewards for watching ads.

Monetary Dark PatternsMonetary Dark Patterns

This game has 18 reported Monetary Dark Patterns. There are 21 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

-0.99

4 votes
Premium Currency -
4 / 0 votes
Exchange rate between real money and in-game currency disguises the real price of items.

4 votes
Pay to Skip -
4 / 0 votes
Spend money to avoid waiting for a timer to expire.

3 votes
1 votes
Waste Aversion -
3 / 1 votes
Capped inventory forces you to destroy items or upgrade inventory. Also, having small amounts of left over premium currency.

2 votes
1 votes
Artificial Scarcity -
2 / 1 votes
Limited time offers with unnecessary urgency.

2 votes
1 votes
Anchoring Tricks -
2 / 1 votes
Placing a cheap item next to an expensive item to make it look more affordable.

1 votes
3 votes
Pay to Win -
1 / 3 votes
A player can spend real money to purchase something that gives them an advantage in the game.

1 votes
2 votes
Accidental Purchases -
1 / 2 votes
Making it easy to accidentally spend money with no confirmation or ability to undo or refund the action.

1 votes
2 votes
Gambling / Loot Boxes -
1 / 2 votes
Spending real money to play a game of chance for a reward.

3 votes
Recurring Fee -
0 / 3 votes
Encourages players to play as much as possible to get their money's worth.

4 votes
Power Creep -
0 / 4 votes
A permanently purchased item in the game becomes less valuable over time.

4 votes
Pay Wall -
0 / 4 votes
The game becomes impossible to continue playing without payment.

Social Dark PatternsSocial Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Social Dark Patterns. There are 12 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

2.37

2 votes
1 votes
Reciprocity -
2 / 1 votes
Feeling obligated to return a favor, share resources, trade an item, etc.

1 votes
1 votes
Social Obligation / Guilds -
1 / 1 votes
To avoid letting down your friends, you are obligated to play when you don't want to.

2 votes
Social Pyramid Scheme -
0 / 2 votes
You get a bonus for inviting your friends and then they have to invite their friends.

2 votes
Friend Spam / Impersonation -
0 / 2 votes
The game sends spam to your contact list or social media account.

3 votes
Encourages Anti-Social Behavior -
0 / 3 votes
The game incentivizes players to lie, cheat, or backstab other players to get ahead.

1 votes
Fear of Missing Out -
0 / 1 votes
If you stop playing you'll miss out on something or be left behind and unable to catch up.

2 votes
Competition -
0 / 2 votes
The game makes you compete against other players.

Psychological Dark PatternsPsychological Dark Patterns

This game has 3 reported Psychological Dark Patterns. There are 9 votes indicating the absense of a dark pattern.

1.87

1 votes
1 votes
Invested / Endowed Value -
1 / 1 votes
Having already spent time and money to improve your status in the game, it's difficult to throw it away.

1 votes
1 votes
Complete the Collection -
1 / 1 votes
The urge to collect all the items, achievements or secrets in a game.

1 votes
1 votes
Aesthetic Manipulations -
1 / 1 votes
Trick questions or toying with emotions or our subconscious desires.

2 votes
Badges / Endowed Progress -
0 / 2 votes
Reluctancy to abandon a partially completed goal, even one forced upon the player.

1 votes
Illusion of Control -
0 / 1 votes
The game cheats or hides information to make you think you're better than you actually are.

1 votes
Variable Rewards -
0 / 1 votes
Unpredictable or random rewards are more addictive than a predictable schedule.

2 votes
Optimism and Frequency Biases -
0 / 2 votes
Overestimating the frequency of something because we’ve seen it recently or memorably.

App Store Ratings

iOS:  (0.00) with 0 votes.
Google Play:  (4.46) with 69,868 votes.



Recent Dark Pattern Reviews

Premium Currency reported on Nov 3, 2021
Additional Acorns can be purchased using real money.
Anchoring Tricks reported on Nov 3, 2021
Special bundles are offered along with choices of purchasing Acorns ranging from US$1 to US$100.
Waste Aversion reported on Nov 3, 2021
In the Remix update, staff levels are capped unless Acorns are used to unlock them.
Reciprocity reported on Nov 3, 2021
In the Remix update, energy (Stamina) may be gifted.
Pay to Skip reported on Nov 3, 2021
The energy can be replenished using Acorns, where Acorns can be exchanged using real money.
Wait To Play reported on Nov 3, 2021
Hearts (or Stamina in the Remix update) is the energy mechanic that replenishes every 30 minutes


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Screenshot Pokémon Café Mix is a unique puzzle game where the player is now the owner of a café that serves delicious treats to Pokémon.

Complete puzzles by linking together Pokémon icons to prepare drinks and dishes for your Pokémon customers as they have a wonderful time at the café!

Order’s up! Your next Pokémon customer awaits.

■ Grand Opening!
Experience what it’s like to run your own Pokémon Café that serves cute and delectable offerings for Pokémon customers.

■ Order’s Up!
Drag Pokémon icons in a swirling motion to link them together and solve challenging puzzles that create a variety of drinks and dishes with adorable Pokémon motifs.

■ Help Wanted!
Befriend and recruit your favorite Pokémon by serving amazing treats to create special friendships.

■ Seconds, Please!
As your café becomes a hit with the Pokémon customers, you’ll be able to expand the café to accommodate your booming business, allowing for more Pokémon guests and new café offerings.

Note: This game is free to start, with in-app purchases available.


Recommended specifications for Apple iOS
・ iOS 12.0 or later, 64-bit
Note: Compatibility is not guaranteed for all devices that meet the above specifications. This application may not operate properly due to your device’s performance, specifications, application usage, and the like. We may require some time to prepare the application to be compatible with the latest OS version.