Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Post-Game Unlockables

A guide on all post-game unlockables in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Included are what to do after beating the game, all new research requests, obtainable Pokemon, items, events, and other extra content.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Post-Game Unlockables

Post-game Unlockables in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Several new features are unlocked after clearing Pokemon Legends: Arceus‘s main story, including post-game missions, research requests, obtainable Pokemon, key items, and events. Below is a list of all post-game unlockables and how to access them in the game.

Please note that we are still in the process of updating this page. New information will be added when the game comes out.

New Missions

Pokemon Legends: Arceus features new main story events that you can access after finishing the game. New missions in Jubilife Village that pick-up where you left of after the final battle become available once you load your cleared game save data.

Main Missions Walkthroughs

New Research Requests

Additional research requests become available after you have beaten the game’s main story. Doing so will allow you to catch more powerful Pokemon that begin to appear in the Hisui Region.

Requests Walkthroughs

The Darksome Nightmare (Darkrai Research Request)

A new research request to catch the Mythical Pokemon Darkrai will appear if you have save data of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond or Pokemon Shining Pearl on your Nintendo Switch system. Afterward finishing the main story and viewing the end credits, load your cleared game save file. Then, head to the Galactic Hall and check the blackboard near Professor Laventon to find the request.

A Token of Gratitude (Shaymin Research Request)

Another research request is unlocked after clearing the game if you have save data of Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield on your Nintendo Switch system which allows you to catch the Mythical Pokemon Shaymin (Land Forme). As with the Darkrai research request, load your cleared game save file and check the request board at the Galactic Hall to initiate the Shaymin research request.

New Obtainable Pokemon

All Other Starter Pokemon

Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Cyndaquil IconCyndaquil Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Oshawott IconOshawott Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Rowlet IconRowlet

After clearing the main story, you will be able to obtain the two Starter Pokemon that you did not choose in the beginning of the game. Simply talk to Professor Laventon at the Galactic Hall to receive them.


Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Giratina

Following the post-game missions allows you to obtain Giratina in Cobalt Coastlands’ Turnback Cave once you have defeated Volo at Mount Coronet during the mission Seeking the Remaining Plates. Once you have captured Giratina, you will also obtain the Griseous Core, allowing it to change forms.


Arceus, the game’s titular Pokemon, is only obtained during the final post-gamemission The Deified Pokemon after you have caught all Pokemon in the game (with the exception of the Mythical Pokemon Darkrai and Shaymin). Once you have achieved this feat, head to the dais at the Temple of Sinnoh and use the Azure Flute to obtain Arceus.


Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Darkrai Icon

As previously mentioned, Darkrai can only be caught during the post-game request The Darksome Nightmare if you have save data of Pokemon Brilliant Diamond or Pokemon Shining Pearl on your Nintendo Switch system. After accepting the quest, head to Clawberclaw Cliffs in Mount Coronet. Note that you will need to come back at the spot at nigh to make Darkrai appear.

Shaymin (Land Forme)

Similar to Darkrai, Shaymin can only be encountered once you have beaten the main story and have save data of Pokemon Sword or Pokemon Shield on your system. Once you have initiated the request A Token of Gratitude, you will be able to find Shaymin (Land Forme) in Obisidian Fieldlands.

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Hisuian Pokemon Type Matchup Chart and Guide
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