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Pokémon Legends: Arceus Cheats and Tips


Catching Pokemon

Unlike in traditional Pokemon games, wild Pokemon can be seen roaming about the environment in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, adding a new wrinkle to the catching process. Some monsters such as Starly will flee if they detect your presence, requiring a more stealthy approach, while others like Shinx are more hostile and will directly attack you if you’re spotted.

Pokemon Legends also gives you a greater degree of control than past titles. This time around, you must manually aim and throw a Poke Ball at a wild Pokemon to catch it. You can also choose to send out one of your own monsters to battle and weaken the wild Pokemon before attempting to capture it.

New battle strategies

Like other Pokemon games, battles in Pokemon Legends occur in turn-based fashion, but the title introduces a new wrinkle to the battle system in the form of battle styles. This time, you can command Pokemon to use Agile Style or Strong Style versions of their attacks. 

Agile Style sacrifices some power but will allow your monster to move again more quickly. Strong Style attacks, meanwhile, take longer to unleash, but are much more powerful — good for finishing off a weakened opponent.

These new battle styles open up a new layer of strategy to encounters. For instance, you can command your Pokemon to use an Agile Style Thunder Wave to ensure it quickly paralyzes the opposing monster, reducing its speed and giving your own monster more opportunities to unleash followup attacks.





Jubilife Village

Between missions, you’ll spend much of your time exploring Jubilife Village, the largest settlement in the Hisui region. In addition to the Galaxy Team’s headquarters, the village is home to a variety of different vendors, including a hair stylist and clothier where you can customize your trainer’s appearance. You can also deposit Pokemon you’ve caught at the pasture and take photos with your monsters at the studio.

How to get Darkrai

Players hoping to get Darkrai in Legends Arceus will need to have a save file of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, which was the most recent title released on the Nintendo Switch. Then you’ll have to complete the main story first. In the post-game, make your way over to Jubilife Village. The BDSP save copy will allow you to take on a research request and catch Darkrai.

Trainers who played Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl (and past Pokemon releases on the Switch) will remember that the Sinnoh remakes also had a similar gift offering. Having a save copy of Let’s Go Eevee! or Let’s Go Pikachu! file would enable getting Mew, while a Sword or Shield file would let you obtain Jirachi by talking to NPCs in Floaroma Town.

Guide to Earning Money Fast in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

With new mechanics as to how you can earn money, the more knowledge you have, the easier it will be for you to put money in the bank. There are several ways in which you can achieve this.

One of the easiest ways is to farm items that are worth selling to the vendors. Look out for mineral deposits that are shining, that means you can get Star Dust from them to sell. Each one will go for $1,000, which is a good profit in any case.

If you happen to see a space-time disruption happening and have a party strong enough for that, head in and start collecting the Red, Blue, and Green shards. With a healthy supply of those and Star Dust, you can purchase the recipe for Star Piece, and start crafting the item that can sell for $5,000 a pop.

Other ways include completing Requests with a monetary reward, but the most reliable way to earn money in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is to turn in Survey Reports. That means capturing many Pokémon in one go, be it a new or already recorded monster, capturing them with a back strike, and wrangling in the Alpha versions.

The more you can accomplish before turning the report into Professor Laventon, and the higher rank you are in Galaxy Team, the better your rewards will be.

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