Questions tagged [pokemon-legends-arceus]

an action role-playing game developed by Game Freak for the Nintendo Switch, published by Nintendo and The Pokémon Company released on 28 January 2022

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Is there a way to prevent wild Pokémon from running away in battle?

I recently failed to catch a shiny Pokémon after it ran away from a battle. I know previous Pokémon games have had moves that prevent wild Pokémon from running away, but I don't know if they exist in ...
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Are Pokemon that spawn after a space-time distortion completely new ones?

I was approaching a space-time distortion, and was wasting some time waiting for it to start. When suddenly I heard the "sparkle" sound of a shiny Pokemon. That was so unexpected, also ...
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How long do I have to wait for another Massive Mass Outbreak?

Request 96, "Massive Mass Outbreak in the Fieldlands", requires you to clear three of the individual outbreaks within a Massive Mass Outbreak. I was severely waylaid clearing the first one, ...
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How to check Friendship in Pokemon Legends: Arceus?

Usually there's an NPC that lets you check the Friendship level with your Pokemon. Is there one in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, too?
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How do I check how many wisps are left in an area?

I would like to check which areas I still have uncollected wisps in. I know the game tells me how many wisps are left after I collect a wisp, but I can't remember which areas I've cleared. How do I ...
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What determines how many merit points a lost satchel is worth?

Whenever I find another player's lost satchel I'm awarded Merit Points. The amount of points I earn is different for each satchel. What determines how many Merit Points a lost satchel is worth?
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Does Stealth Spray work while riding Basculegion?

The description for Stealth Spray says: When used in the field, this spray muffles the sound of your footsteps and makes wild Pokémon less likely to notice you for a short time. Does the Stealth ...
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What happens if you defeat one of the Lake Guardians?

One of the missions you get after completing the main story is What happens if you defeat one of these Pokémon instead of catching them? Does the mission become uncompletable?
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Does the weather affect the noise I make?

For example, does rain enhance my stealth movement? In some games (i.e. Zelda BotW) your steps are softer and all of your movement is drowned out by the sound of rain, so it's harder for monsters to ...
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How often does Ginter restock?

Near Galaxy Hall, the merchant Ginter occasionally sells a random item at a fixed price. After buying an item, I can't buy from him again until he restocks with a different item. How often does Ginter ...
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How did I get extra pastures?

As I've played Pokemon Legends, I noticed I've been getting additional pastures to store Pokémon in. I started the game with 8 pastures and now I have 31. What did I do to earn these additional ...
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Does showing Prima a complete Pokédex do anything?

In the Diamond Settlement of the Crimson Mirelands, there is a man named Prima who says he'd love to see the Galaxy Team Pokédex when it's done. What happens if you talk to Prima after the Pokédex is ...
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How long does it take to grow crops in Pokémon Legends: Arceus?

In Jubilife Village, you can pay Colza to grow crops. These crops take time to grow and cannot be collected until they've been harvested. How long does it take for crops to grow? Do different crops ...
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What would cause a move with 100% accuracy to miss?

Every now and then while battling a wild Pokémon, there will be times where a move with a 100% accuracy will miss multiple times in a row under (what seems to be) normal conditions. This has also ...
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Will time distortions disappear if I rest at camp?

I got notified that a time distortion was forming while I was on an expedition. However, several of my Pokémon are injured and need healing. Will the time distortion disappear if I rest at a camp to ...
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Is there a reason to complete additional research tasks after a Pokédex entry is completed?

A Pokémon's entry in the Pokédex is considered complete once you reach Research Level 10. However, there are usually several unfinished tasks left after a Pokemon's research is "complete". ...
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Does ball type affect the distance a captured Pokemon can be thrown?

Some types of Pokeballs have different throw ranges when catching Pokémon. Do the different Pokeball throw ranges apply to captured Pokémon? IE: Can a Pokémon caught in a Feather Ball be thrown ...
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Can a Pokémon evolve while it's fainted?

Let's say I level up a Pokémon until I get the option to evolve it. Will I still be able to evolve that Pokémon if it faints in battle or will it need to be revived first?
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What does a red arrow icon next to a research task mean? [duplicate]

In the Research Tasks section of the Pokédex, some tasks have a red arrow icon next to them. What do these red arrows mean?
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Are there any drawbacks to using candies to level up your pokemon?

I'm very much an old school Pokemon fan, only played the first 3 generations of games so I haven't kept up with the meta. From my understanding, rare candies were quick and easy ways to level up a ...
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Is it faster to run or dodge roll?

I'm having a tough time trying to determine which form of movement is faster in the game since I can't reliably hit the dodge-roll button exactly when it is off of cooldown. As you see in many ...
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Does the Pokemon affect resource gathering?

When in the field, some resources require you to throw Pokemon at them to collect, such as berry trees and ores. I'm not very far into the game, but so far, it seems like any Pokemon I've thrown can ...
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Are there any in-game hints towards the evolution methods for story-based Pokemon?

After many hours of trying to keep the game spoiler-free as best I could, I eventually looked online the methods to evolve the mountable Pokemon, particularly Basculegion, Ursaluna, and Wyrdeer. These ...
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Is there a way to quickly navigate to the Pokedex entry for pokemon I'm carrying with me?

Since I'm often trying to complete research for the Pokemon I'm carrying around with me, I frequently find myself wanting to check their Pokedex entries. However, as my Pokedex grows in size, I've ...
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How is research level calculated?

For the longest the time, I assumed that research level was heavily tied to how many you have caught for each species. Well my assumption was invalidated after maxing out this Skuntanks research level ...
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Do "sky" pokeballs have any other use other than catching flying pokemon?

The "sky" pokeballs (feather/wing/jet) seems to only work on pokemon you see in the field that are flying in the air. Throwing them at pokemon on land or in sea does nothing and it just ...
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What is considered a "Form" for the Pokedex research task?

One of the research tasks that seems to be present on most Pokémon's research task is "Number of different forms you've obtained." My initial assumption is this referred to catching the ...
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Is it possible to find and eventually catch the starters?

I have had my starter Cyndaquil on my team my entire play through. Leveled him up all while handling research items along the way. However I got too eager to evolve my Cyndaquil and evolved him with a ...
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How does Agile or Strong style affect status moves?

In Legends Arecus, there is a new mechanic where you can apply Agile Style or Strong Style after mastering a particular move. Per the in-game description, Agile Style increases attack speed but lowers ...
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Do Heavy Ball variants work the same way in battle?

The intent of the Heavy Ball, Leaden Ball, and Gigaton Ball seems to be that they have a higher catch rate than the basic balls in exchange for a much shorter throwing arc, rewarding you for sneaking ...
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Is it possible to increase the satchel size?

The default satchel size is 20 items, which fills up pretty quickly by having various pokeball types and picking up items in the overworld. Is there anyway to increase the satchel size, or am I stuck ...
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What are the odds for a Pokemon being shiny in Legends: Arceus?

How does exactly shiny Pokemon work in Legends: Arceus? Are stars/squares shiny variants still present? And what about shiny-locked ones?
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