Temtem: Early Access – 10 Best Temtems You Can Catch Right Now | Locations Guide

Battles are a lot more complicated in Temtem — instead of just fighting with a single critter, you’ll have to manage two. That means your team of Temtems is even more important, and you’ll want to pick the best battle buddies to conquer the many, many challenges of this Early Access game.

With that in mind, I’ve rundown the very best Temtems available so far in the list below. You’ll find quick summaries on each one, and locations where you can find and capture these worthy additions. The best Temtems were ranked in the Alpha for Temtem, so there are going to be changes before the final release in the future. For now, these are some of the definitive best captures in the game, so it only makes sense to grab as many as you can.


More Temtem guides:

Simple Type Chart | All Type Strengths & Weaknesses | Which Starter Should I Pick? | Best Starter Guide | How To Breed Temtems | Eggs, Inheriting Values, Shinies & More | How To Train TVs | Farming Spots To Increase Your Stats Faster


Saku [Nature / Wind]

Saku evolves from Kaku (+11 Levels) and is the highest rated Temtem in the game — for now! It’s an Air Specialist with high defense against Earth, Water, Nature and Wind.

  • Locations:
    • Deniz, The Gifted Bridges
    • Omninesia, The Canopath & The Glassyway
    • Tucma, Kupeleleza

Gyalis [Crystal / Melee]

A highly rated Temtem with a nice mixture of attacks and buffs. No evolutions. High defense against Toxic and Electric.

  • Locations:
    • Tucma, Mines of Mictlan

Volarend [Toxic / Wind]

A debuffing Temtem with killer counters. Evolves from Zephyruff (+22 levels) and has high defense against Water, Nature, Earth, and Toxic.

  • Locations:
    • Tucma, Kupeleleza

Tuvine [Wind / Crystal]

A determined fighter with tanky buffs at high levels. Evolves from Tuwai (Complete the ‘Cultist Hunt’ quest) and has high defense against Mental, Wind, and Toxic.

  • Locations:
    • N/A – Find Tuwai on Tucma, Corrupted Badlands. Then, go to Kupeleleza and complete the “Cultist Hunt” quest. Gain access to the Crystal Shrine to evolve.

Pigepic [Wind]

Tough pig with great buffs, status cures, and debuffs to put enemies to sleep. Doesn’t evolve. Has high defense against Earth and Wind.

  • Locations:
    • Deniz, Prazine Coast & Thalassian Cliffs & The Gifted Bridges & Aguamarina Caves

Barnshe [Mental / Wind]

A tricky Temtem with lots of status cures and Special Attacks. Doesn’t evolve. Has high defense against Neutral, Earth, Wind and Melee.

  • Locations:
    • Deniz, Windward Fort

Raize [Fire]

An all-out fighter that’s great at burning down enemies. Evolves from Raiber (+11 levels) and has high defense against Fire, Nature, and Crystal.

  • Locations:
    • Omninesia, Anak Volcano
    • Raiber is a Starter Temtem.

Oceara [Water]

A debuffer with powerful aquatic attacks. Doesn’t evolve. High defense against fire, water, and earth.

  • Locations:
    • Deniz, Aguamarina Caves

Kinu [Nature / Mental]

Another trickster with lots of buffs, cures, and few direct attacks. Great for support. Doesn’t evolve. High defense against neutral, water, nature, earth, and melee.

  • Locations:
    • Omninesia, Giant Banyan

Anahir [Crystal / Fire]

A brawny battler with lots of burn effects. Doesn’t evolve. High defense against nature, electric, mental, crystal and toxic.

  • Locations:
    • Omninesia, Anak Volcano