Welcome to the beginner’s guide for Pocket Knights! Pocket Knights is, as of the time of this writing, exclusively an iOS app, but considering its popularity, an Android version in the future would not be surprising. This card battling RPG is fairly low budget and doesn’t look like much at first, but it’s very unique, in depth, and has more than enough to keep you very busy. There’s a lot going on within this game, so read on for the beginner’s guide to Pocket Knights!
You start off without too much of an idea of what to do; however, it quickly becomes apparent. You’ll spend most of your time questing through the tower area or battling in the World area. The “tower” missions cost energy. You start off in chapter 1, and each step that you take will move the progress bar forward by one. Once the progress meter fills up (for example, 9/9 or 10/10 or some other number depending on the chapter), you will be able to move onto the next chapter.
The world screen pits you in battles against computer-controlled teams of players. They start off fairly easy to defeat, but if you don’t keep up your card boosting, then you will end up stuck losing constantly. Battles will take place automatically, with each side taking turns. Each character will execute a powerful “rage” attack once every 2-4 turns; otherwise, every attack will be a normal standard attack.
You progress through the world similarly to how you would progress through a tower, and battles in the world cost you action points (represented by the “boot” icon). They take far longer to regenerate than energy, but they go a lot farther, since a battle costs only five action points. Each location on the world map has a certain number of stages, which you can earn between 1 and three stars on – if you three star an entire location, then you can open the treasure chest at the end.
On your main map screen, you start off with very few locations, but more will unlock as you go. The castle is where you can collect your gold and your honor, and later on, your runes. The warehouse is where you can use, store and combine items, but it runs out of space quickly. Upgrade your castle to increase your collections and your warehouse to open new slots, but you’ll want to use your diamonds (premium currency) to unlock even more warehouse slots, which will very quickly become necessary because when you don’t have any slots left, you won’t be able to advance in the tower or world until you clear some space.