Check out our choices for the best Cassette Beasts to change into during the endgame and postgame.
Some Cassette Beasts can be pretty hard, especially during the final boss fights with Archangel and the last part of the main game. When you add in some big post-game material, you have plenty of reasons to record and train up some tough beasts to take with you.
After fully enjoying a full Cassette Beasts experience, we’ve come to the conclusion that most of the time, whoever you bring can and will do, but there’s still enough of a difference between the best and the rest for us to make this list.
Kingrave is one of Pawndead’s two possible final upgraded forms. When Pawndead evolves into Skelevangelist, he has to choose between two paths. Your Skelevangelist will turn into either Kingrave or Queenyx. Both are pretty cool, but we like Kingrave a little more than Queenyx.
You see, Queenyx has an absolutely amazing Speed and almost as good an HP. That’s great, but we have another choice on the list based on speed. What Kingrave brings to the table is a 220 Melee Attack that will blow your mind. When you add in the fact that it is based on Earth (which means it has a lot of melee attacks to choose from), you get a monster that hits with truly huge power every time it moves.
Artillerex is as strong as they come. It is a Fire-type Pokémon with a wide range of moves. It has strong Melee and Ranged moves, as well as enough moves that change the state of its opponent to put it to sleep. Right away, you can use the Ricochet passive’s ability to break through walls 50% of the time with a seemingly harmless ability like Meteor Barrage to surprise enemies with a highly protective stance.
This dinosaur friend even comes with a sticker of Headshot as its first letter. You’ll need ten action points (! ), but it does 200 base damage and doesn’t hurt your aim. It’s one of the most ridiculously powerful moves Cassette Beasts have. We think you should give Artillerex the Grounded sticker so that Lightning’s crippling Conductive tricks don’t tear it to pieces.
Your Velocirifile can evolve not only into Artillerex, but also into Gearyu. Don’t write off Gearyu just because we didn’t list it. The Metal-type focuses much more on Ranged alone, but it can use similar stickers and starts with Headshot. A good pick.
You can get Kuneko by completing Felix’s partner quest, which is needed to reach the main story’s goals. In other words, you can’t miss this girl, which is good because her remake species, Shining Kuneko, is a great one. The girl is an Astral-type, and her story says that she has control over the four elements of the world.
Shining Kuneko’s attacks are mostly limited to Air and Astral, but she works well with other stickers (called TMs in Pokemon) to give you more attacking and defensive options. Shining Kuneko’s base stats are all 140, which gives her a “jack of all trades” feel in a game where there are many different kinds of threats to deal with.
Who would have thought that one of the last forms of a species that was so common in the early parts of the map would be such a late-game threat? In fact, the parts of New Wirral closest to Harbourtown will be full of Carniviper fights, and it’s likely that you’ll have caught at least one of these small snakes a few hours into the adventure.
Carniviper changes into Masquerattle, which can then change into one of three types: Mardiusa, Jormungold, or the amazing Aeroboros. Put the Zephyr sticker on Masquerattle when it changes into Aeroboros to make sure it turns into Aeroboros. It has a good amount of HP, and its Ranged Attack, Ranged Defense, and Speed are all pretty good.
This Air-type has an advantage because it has access to a lot of passives that speed things up, like Pre-Emptive Strike, and can use Blizzard and Thunder Blast, which cover a surprising number of elements.
Lightning is one of the coolest types of Cassette Beasts. We always suggest bringing a Lightning-type along because the ability to give all enemies the “Conductive” debuff, which doubles their damage, is just too valuable to pass up. There are a few good options, but Meredith’s own remastered starter, Cat-5, is our favorite overall. So, all you have to do to get this cat electronic is join Meredith and finish her main quest story.
Cat-5’s base stats aren’t anything special, but its strikes more than make up for what it lacks in numbers. Charge and Battery will get you through all kinds of situations on their own. Like Shining Kuneko, Cat-5 has a wide range of stickers that work well with it. Everything will work well here, from Toy Hammer and Superheated Fist to Shrapnel and even Self-Destruct.
When we talked about someone we like more for their Speed than their Queenyx, we were talking about Glaistain. Find your way to the abandoned church on the western side of New Wirral to record this rare and hard-to-find animal. Glaistain won’t hold back in a fight, so be ready for a tough one.
Once it’s ours, we’ll need that kind of persistence to keep it that way. Glaistain will do its job whether you equip it with Melee, Ranged, or a mix of the two. Keep its 120-power Glass Cannon equipped to really tear your enemies to pieces when it counts, and keep those passives like Jagged Edge and Window as well.
Khepri can be found in both the Mount Wirral Caves and the Power Station, but be ready for a long drought. Some players have asked the creator to raise it at least a little bit for future playthroughs because the chance of running into it is so low. But while some rare monsters are hard to find because the company wants them to be, we think Khepri is hard to find because of how powerful it is.
The number for Khepri’s Melee Attack is… one. You’re right. One. You don’t want this beetle to hit people. To make up for it, its 300 Ranged Attack is the strongest in Basket Random game. With that much power, even moves like Shooting Star and Pustule Bomb, which do 60 damage, become powerful.
That’s good, because Khepri’s stickers don’t do much, but when you combine them with Headshot, nothing can stop it.