Alternate Forms Guide for Pokemon Legends: Arceus
What are Alternate Forms?
In Pokemon Legends: Arceus, certain Pokemon can be given unique items that will allow them to change into a new form. While not confirmed in official material, these alternate forms are expected to grant the Pokemon new typing, moves, and other special characteristics in battle.
Alternate Form vs Evolution
Alternate forms can be seen as a type of special evolution which only a select few species are able to attain. Many of these new forms are accessible to Legendary Pokemon you encounter much later in the game. Unlike normal evolution, however, alternate forms are likely to be only temporary and will allow the Pokemon to change back to its regular form (to be confirmed).
Throughout the main story, you will acquire a number of items that can only be used on specific Pokemon to change them into their alternate forms. Having these in your satchel gives you an option to change a Pokemon to its new form when it is advantageous to do so against certain enemies in the game.
Pokemon with Alternate Forms
Below is a list of all Pokemon that are able to access alternate forms, including the required items to use, and new typing, moves, and properties gained.
|Pokemon||Form Change Item||Details|
|Dialga||Adamant Crystal||Allows the Pokemon to assume its Origin Forme.|
|Palkia||Lustruous Globe||Allows the Pokemon to assume its Origin Forme.|
|Landorus||Reveal Glass||Allows the Pokemon to assume its Therian Forme|
|Giratina||Allows the Pokemon to assume its Origin Forme.|