Pokémon Legends: Arceus Walkthrough

Page 1

  • In An Unfamiliar Land
  • The Galaxy Team’s Entry Trial
  • The Basics of Crafting

Page 2

Page 3

  • The Frenzy of the Lord of the Woods
  • Arezu’s Perdicament
  • A New Mission
  • The Lordless Island

Page 4

  • Scaling Perilous Heights
  • The Slumbering Lord of the Tundra
  • Disaster Looming

Page 5

  • The Trial of Lake Verity
  • The Trial of Lake Acuity
  • The Trial of Lake Valor
  • Atop Mount Coronent

Page 6

  • The Counterpart
  • A New Day Dawns
  • The Researcher of Myths
  • The Plate of Prelude Beach

Page 7

  • The Plates of the Lakes
  • The Plate of Firespit Island
  • The Plate of Moonview Island
  • The Plate of Snowpoint Temple
  • Seeking The Remaining Plates

Getting to Work on Research Tasks

Side (Re)Quests

Immediately after crafting the Poké Balls, Laventon will appear and give you a Pokédex.

Just before leaving, you’ll be stopped by Beauregard. The guard outside of Galaxy Team HQ. He will have a request for you.

Requests act as side quests in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The request he gives you is called “Wurmple Can Evolve.” If you catch a Wurmple, you can give it to Beauregard to complete this request. There will be a separate guide for Requests as we will be focusing on the main story missions here.

There are few more requests you can pick here in Jubilife Village as you make your way out to Fieldlands Camp.

You can check to see where the requests are by pressing – and checking your map. They will be listed as blue and white diamond icons on the map.

Fieldlands Camp

Leave Jubilife Village and head to Fieldlands Camp.

Once there, you’ll be speaking with Laventon and Akari/Rei. Laventon will explain Research Tasks to you. You will need to complete these tasks in order to complete your Pokédex.

If you thought the tutorials were over yet, not quite.

Run after Akari/Rei to continue to learn about the new mechanics of the Pokémon Legends: Arceus open world.

You’ll be walked through how to complete a research task using the Bidoof that we caught earlier.

To check research tasks for a specific Pokémon, target it out in the wild with ZL and then press Down on the D-Pad. You can practice these or complete a few here before moving on if you’d like.

When you’re ready to go, run after Akari/Rei again.

You’ll now be practicing more research tasks on wild Starly in the area. You can do more tasks, or catch up with Akari/Rei.

When you reach Akari/Rei for the third time, we’ll be instructed to complete a research task while battling against a Buizel. So find a Buizel and battle it. We want to see it use the Aqua Jet attack in battle. You can actually catch one use it yourself in battle. It does not have to be used by a wild Buizel.

You can do that now or later.

Meet with Akari/Rei for a fourth time and they will give you a Crafting Kit. This will allow you to craft items away from a workbench. In addition to that, you’ll also be given the recipe for Potions.

  • Potion Recipe
    • 1 Oran Berry
    • 1 Medicinal Leek

Spend some time catching Pokémon and completing research tasks out here. When you’ve completed enough and are ready to move on, head back to the camp and speak with Laventon. You will need to gain at least one rank before you can progress further.

You’ll automatically be transported back to Jubilife Village. Head to Galaxy Team HQ and speak to Cyllene. She’ll give you the rank of First Star. With the rank of First Star, you’ll now be able to use Heavy Balls. Pokémon up to level 20 will obey you in battle as well.

She will also give you the recipes for Heavy Balls and Revives.

  • Heavy Ball Recipe
    • 1 Apricorn
    • 1 Black Tumblestone
  • Revive Recipe
    • 1 Vivichoke
    • 2 Medicinal Leeks

After that, the fourth mission will be completed.

A Request From Mai

The next missions begins with you having another meal with Laventon and Akari/Rei. They’ll give you a little more info on research tasks and requests from NPCs. They will eventually start discussing Mai with you as well.

On the next day, it’ll be time to meet Akari/Rei at the training grounds in Jubilife Village. If you have any Pokémon you’d like to switch out from your party, you can do that now.

You can also explore more of Jubilife Village and speak to the various vendors.

Training Grounds

When you’re ready, head over to the training grounds by following the objective marker.

When you reach the training grounds, Akari/Rei will explain they have a Pokémon of their own as well. This Pokémon is none other than a Pikachu, but there’s a problem. They are having an issue battling as a team. They will ask you for assistance in coming together as team. So, be ready to battle again Akari/Rei.

  • Akari/Rei
    • Pikachu Lv. 9

I know you’re feeling bad for them, but we must show no mercy. Defeat the Pikachu and beat Akari/Rei. There’s a lot to be learned from losing. Akari/Rei will figure it out.

After the battle, Akari/Rei will explain the different types of Pokémon and their attacks. You should always matchup against an opposing Pokémon’s weakness.

After learning about types, your conversation will be interrupted by Zisu.

Zisu is the Captain of the Security Corps. She will give you some advice and explain that you Pokémon can master their attacks. Pokémon moves can be performed in different styles. These are strong style and agile style.

When in a battle, you can highlight a move and press L or R to switch the style of a move.

You can speak to Zisu to teach your Pokémon some new moves, or you can head out to the objective and continue on with the story.

Mai Time

When you get to the Obsidian Fieldlands, you’ll immediately run into Volo.

He’ll teach you the Secret Back Strike Technique. This will allow you to hit a Pokémon in the back with a Poké Ball which will surprise it. This will increase your chances of catching the Pokémon.

Following the conversation with Volo, you can now head to the objective marker. Speak to the NPC on the bridge and he’ll let you pass.

On the other side of the bridge is Akari/Rei and Mai.

After the introduction, you’ll be forced into battle against Mai. All she has is her Munchlax, but it’s Rollout attack can be a bit of a pain.

  • Mai
    • Munchlax Lv. 10

After winning the battle, Mai will heal up your Pokémon and give you five Vivichokes.

Mai will ask you to follow her to Deertrack Heights to help with an issue there. You can catch Pokémon, pick up requests and complete research tasks on the objective marker if you’d like.

When you reach Mai, she will explain what Alpha Pokémon are. Alpha Pokémon are bigger and stronger versions of Pokémon that can also know attacks that are rare for their kind. They can be caught, but will be tougher to catch.

You will even battle against an alpha Kricketune here. You can catch it as well.

After the battle against the alpha, your conversation will be interrupted by the appearance of a Wyrdeer.

After the Wyrdeer leaves, Akari/Rei will approach and tell you its time to set up a base camp.

This will be the end of the mission.

Summoned by Commander Kamado

The screen will fade to black and the base camp will be set up at Deertrack Heights. This will be a new destination to select when leaving Jubilife Village.

You’ll now be automatically transported back to Jubilife Village where you will be having another meal with Laventon and Akari/Rei.

During the meal, you’ll hear about a Kleavor attack. You better believe we will be eventually investigating this Kleavor.

After the meal, you’ll sleep. Akari/Rei will wake you in the morning and tell you to hurry to Kamado’s office.

Leave your room and you’ll overhear an argument between Irida and Adaman. These are the leaders of the Pearl and Diamond clans.

When the argument ends, you can head inside to the HQ or you can pick up the two requests from around town.

There are also requests in Laventon’s office on the chalkboard inside of the HQ on the first floor. There is another request on the second floor.

Go to Kamado’s office on the third floor. Listen in on the conversation between Kamado, Irida and Adaman.

At the end of the meeting, you’ll have your next mission objective. You’re going to have to go study Kleavor.

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