How Long to Beat Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Pokemon Legends: Arceus‘ main story consists of a series of missions that take you across different locations in the Hisui region. Each of these story missions will have multiple objectives such as catching and battling specific wild Pokemon, taking on other Trainers, retrieving key items, and exploring new areas.
How many main story missions are there in the game?
The total number of main story missions have not been confirmed in any official material. More information on this will be added when the game comes out.
Aiming for 100% Completion
Pokemon Legends: Arceus features several optional side quests called research requests that you can clear while going through the game. These often reward you with useful items or let you explore new areas to find new Pokemon in the wild. These side missions are likely to extend the play time further should players try to clear as many of them as possible during the course of the main story.
More story content can be accessed after beating the game which will allow you to begin new missions and requests and obtain new Pokemon (including certain Legendary Pokemon) and items. As with past Pokemon games, it is possible that Pokemon Legends: Arceus will have a fairly lengthy post-game scenario to keep players preoccupied even after finishing all main story missions.
Adding more hours to play time is the goal of completing the Hisui Pokedex which is likely to unlock new features as well. Players will only be able to complete the Pokedex during the post-game stages as certain requests to encounter some Mythical Pokemon only appear after beating the game.