Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the latest game in the franchise and while some of the mechanics are similar to the older games there are some changes that you should know about. In this Pokemon Legends: Arceus beginner’s guide, we are going to give you some tips and tricks that are going to help you catch ’em all.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Tips And Tricks

The following are some tips and tricks that you should keep in mind when playing Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

Starter Pokemon Are Buffed

The stats of the starter Pokemon have been buffed. The same goes for Pokemon that you find in the wild early on. This makes them harder to catch. With that in mind, Potions now heal more HP. They will heal 60 HP as compared to 20 in the older games. This comes in handy as the HP of starter Pokemon has been increased.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Starter


If you want to learn more about the starter Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus you can check out our starter Pokemon guide. You can also check out our guide on how you can get all 3 starter Pokemon in the game.

How To Catch Pokemon Effectively

There are different ways of catching Pokemon. We recommend using the Wind Ball, which you can use from far away without the Pokemon noticing you. If you hit the Pokemon then there is a high chance that it will be caught. Note that the wind ball throws are a bit higher so you should aim a bit lower and then throw in order to get a proper hit.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Tips

Sneaking up on a Pokemon increases your chances of catching it. If you get close enough then you can use a heavy ball in order to increase your catch rate even further. If you are having trouble catching a Pokemon then you can use berries to make things a bit easier or you can use your Pokemon to battle and bring down the HP of the Pokemon that you want to catch.

You Can And Should Feed Pokemon

Not only can you feed your Pokemon XP candies and other items to increase your friendship level, but you can also feed wild Pokemon to increase your research level. Furthermore, each berry that you can feed has different effects. The Pinap Berry for example when fed to a wild Pokemon will increase the XP that you earn once the Pokemon has been caught. Furthermore, the Razzberry is going to make catching Pokemon easier.

Use Your Pokemon To Gather Resources

While exploring you will find resources that you can gather. You find fruits on trees and crystal-like materials. Throw your Pokeball at these and have your Pokemon collect these materials. Throw the ball at a crystal to have your Pokemon attack and break it. You can throw the ball at a tree to have your Pokemon collect berries and different fruit from it.

Use Your Pokemon To Gather Resources

There are resources that you can pick up on your own. These include wood which you can find around trees. Rare resources have a shining effect. You can also throw your Pokeball at trees that are shaking to reveal Pokemon hiding inside.

Farming Can Be Used To Get Crafting Resources

The new farming mechanic allows you to grow crops and get resources that you can use to craft items. You will need Pokemon with different abilities in order to upgrade your fields. You will need different Pokemon that have abilities such as Dig, use water, and Rock Smash in order to upgrade your fields.

Remember to keep an eye on the crops and harvest them in order to make crafting easier.

You Can Nickname Your Pokemon At Any Time

An interesting feature in Pokemon Legends: Arceus is that you can nickname your Pokemon on the fly and do not have to go to an NPC in order to do that. You can do that by selecting the Pokemon and going through the menu.

To Evolve Or Not To Evolve?

Pokemon do not evolve on their own anymore. When a Pokemon can evolve you can select that option in the menu. If you do not want a Pokemon to evolve then you can choose not to select the evolution option. This should come in handy when evolving Eevee.

IVs And EVs Have Been Replaced By Grit

You can use Grit items to increase the stats of your Pokemon. These items include Grit Dust, Gravel, and Pebble. You can use these items to improve stats such as HP, Attack, Defense, Special Attack, Special Defense, and Speed.

Shiny Charm Increases Your Chances Of Getting Shiny Pokemon

If you are interested in getting Shiny Pokemon then you should get the Shiny Charm as it increases the chances of getting shiny Pokemon substantially. To get it you need to get every pokemon in the Pokedex to research level 10 except for the two that you get in the end-game.

Trade Evolution Pokemon No Longer Need Trading

You no longer need to trade with friends in order to get trade evolution Pokemon. If you are interested in evolving Pokemon like Gengar then you can buy items in order to do that.

Mass Outbreaks Can Be Very Useful

Different areas of the map have mass outbreaks which you can see on the map. These will have a bunch of specific Pokemon. For example, a Nosepass outbreak will spawn a couple of them in the area. You do not have to fight all of them, you can sneak up on them and catch them. This will allow you to catch multiple specific Pokemon at the same time.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus mass outbreaks

Mass outbreaks can also spawn Alpha Pokemon. The outbreaks only occur for a specific period of time so you should make the most of it while it lasts. If you are lucky, you could even find a Shiny Pokemon.

These are the tips and tricks that you should keep in mind when playing Pokemon Legends: Arceus. If you are interested in learning more then you can check out our guide on what Noble Pokemon are. For more content check out our Pokemon Legends: Arceus guides hub.

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