TemTem Trailer Shows Off Starters, Which Critter Will You Pick?


TemTem, the upcoming critter collection game, has released a trailer detailing the three starters you will get to pick from when the game enters Steam Early Access in January. The three starters, Crystle, Smazee, and Houchic, all have different types and styles of play. All of them are also very cute, so if you tend to decide on your starters based on their design, then best of luck picking a favorite.

Crystle is a tough Crystal-type, with good Defense and HP stats, and is best used against Electrical and Mental-type TemTem. Crystle can also put out plenty of damage with its Crystal Blade and Crystal Spikes attacks.

Smazee is a Melee-type, that looks a lot like a cute little monkey. Smazee does impressive starting damage and is best used against Earth and Crystal-type Tem Tem. Houchic is your potential introduction to Mental-types. Mental-types are best used against Neutral and Melee-types and can stack effects to increase their speed and interfere with their enemy’s attempts to attack and defend.

No matter which starter you pick, you will run into different types of TemTem that you will be strong or weak against, so building up a diverse team, leveling up and your TemTem, and evolving them is very important if you want to succeed in your mission to become a great TemTem tamer.

The Pokémon games very much inspire TemTem, but from our time in the game, it is clear that it is trying to refine the formula and offer enough to players so that it can stand on its own two feet. The starter TemTem are all great fun to play and offer their strengths and challenges in the early game. They all have an evolution tree as well, although we won’t spoil anything for you here.

TemTem will enter Early Access on Steam on Jan. 21, 2020.