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, key items, and events. It is also worth noting that the majority of Legendary Pokemon, including Arceus itself, can only be obtained after beating the game.

Click on the link below to view an in-depth guide on how to obtain all Legendaries in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.

How to Get All Legendary Pokemon

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 Icon Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Oshawott Icon Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Rowlet Icon

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. This is especially convenient if you did not manage to encounter any of the three Starters (or any of their evolutions) in various space-time distortion portals throughout the game’s main story.

Which Starter Pokemon Should You Choose?

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf

Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Uxie Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Mesprit Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Azelf

Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf can be caught during the post-game mission The Plate of the Lakes after talking to Cogita at the Ancient Retreat. This mission requires you to visit Lake Verity in Obsidian Fieldlands, Lake Acuity in Alabaster Icelands, and Lake Valor in Crimson Mirelands to complete each of the Legendary Pokemon’s trials. Upon doing so, you will be able to catch Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf by returning to their respective locations.


Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Heatran

Heatran is encountered during the post-game mission The Plate of Firespit Island which is also accessed after talking to Cogita at the Ancient Retreat. To find Heatran, go to Cobalt Coastlands’ Firespit Island and enter the cave of the volcano to the northwest.


Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Cresselia

Cresslia is found at Moonview Arena of Cobalt Coastlands during the post-game mission The Plate of Moonview Arena. As with other post-game Pokemon, you must initiate this mission by speaking to Cogita at the Ancient Retreat after beating the main story.

Landorus, Thundurus, and Tornadus

Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Landorus Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Thundurus Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Tornadus

Landorus, Thundurus, and Tornadus are all encountered in the post-game request The Incarnate Forces of Hisui after clearing the mission Seeking the Remaining Plates. Once you have started the quest, Landorus will begin to appear in Ramanas Island of Obsidian Fieldlands, Thundurus in Cobalt Coastlands near the camp by the water during heavy rain, and Tornadus in Alabaster Icelands during a blizzard.


Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Enamorus

Enamorus will begin to roam the Scarlet Bog of Crimson Mirelands after catching Landorus, Thundurus, and Tornadus and speaking to Cogita at the Ancient Retreat.


Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Giratina

Giratina is found during the post-game request On the Trail of Giratina. Head to 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-game mission 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 battle and obtain Arceus.

How to Catch Arceus

Once you have defeated Arceus, you will also get the Legendary Plate form change item which will allow the deity Pokemon to gain all typing in the game.


Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Darkrai Icon

The Mythical Pokemon 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, the Mythical Pokemon 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.
Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Shaymin Land Forme Icon

New Obtainable Equipment

The Shiny Charm is a key item that increases your chances of encountering Shiny Pokemon in the wild. It is only obtainable during the post-game stages after reaching research level 10 on all Pokemon in the Hisui Pokedex. Because of the Shiny Charm’s immense usefulness when Shiny Hunting, it is among the most sought-after items players try to acquire after clearing the main story.

How to Get the Shiny Charm

Other Strategy Guides

Getting Started

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New Features New Pokemon
Game Controls Permanent Events
Pre-Order Bonuses Save Data Bonuses
Starter Pokemon Post-Game Unlockables

Useful Guides

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Best Pokemon Teams Mythical Pokemon
Hisuian Pokemon Type Matchup Chart and Guide
Gender Guide Nature Guide
Food Guide Arc Phone Guide
Base Camp Guide Galaxy Expedition Team Rank Guide
Day and Night Cycle Guide Pastures Guide
Riding Pokemon Crafting Guide
Photography Guide Ginkgo Guild Guide
Trainer Battle Guides Action Order Guide
Agile and Strong Style Guide Frenzied Pokemon Guide
Alpha Pokemon Guide Alpha List and Locations
Favorite Food List and Guide Crafting Recipe List and Locations
Tips for Catching Pokemon How to Trade Pokemon
How to Increase Pokedex Research Level How to Catch All Legendary Pokemon
How to Change Outfits How to Change Hairstyles

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