Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Tips for Catching Pokemon

Useful tips for catching wild Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Included are the best methods to catch Pokemon encountered in various locations of the Hisui Region, how to increase catch success rate, and other recommended strategies.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus - Tips for Catching Pokemon

Tips for Catching Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Below are useful tips for catching wild Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Keeping these strategies in mind will help you track and catch different Pokemon living in various areas of the Hisui Region.

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

Note that weather and time of day.

Pokemon Legends Arceus - Environment 1 Pokemon Legends Arceus - Environment 2

Environment conditions such as the current weather and time of day will affect the type of wild Pokemon that appear at various areas of the Hisui Region. Try visiting areas you have been to before under sunny, rainy, or snowy weather and during the day or at night to spot as many types of Pokemon as possible.

Day and Night Cycle Guide

Sneak up on Pokemon to get near them.

Pokemon Legends Arceus - Sneak up on Pokemon

Pokemon react differently when you approach them in the wild. Some are easily frightened and will immediately run away when they you get too close while others will attack you on sight. Try to observe how close you can get before a Pokemon senses your presence. This allows you to get a feel from how far you are able to reliably throw a Pokeball to catch certain Pokemon.

Pokemon Legends Arceus - Heavy Ball

It should also be noted that certain Pokeballs, particularly the Heavy Ball, have a significantly shorter throwing range. This is, however, compensated by the ball’s increased success rate when catching Pokemon.

Practice throwing Pokeballs on land, in the air, and at sea.

Pokemon Legends Arceus - Surfing

Obtaining the Celestica Flute lets you ride Wyrdeer, Hisuian Braviary, and Basculegion on land, in the air, and at sea respectively. Try to get a feel for each mount’s movement and elevation until you are able to reliably aim Pokeballs (as well as various throwable items) at wild Pokemon.

Pokemon Riding Guide

Increasing Catch Success Rate

Weaken Pokemon by battling them.

Pokemon Legends Arceus - Weaken Pokemon in Battle

Wild Pokemon are easier to catch when they have been significantly worn out. Send out your Pokemon to do battle with them and use Pokeballs when they the enemy has sustained considerable damage. The wild Pokemon should be too weak to struggle inside the Pokeball, giving you better chances of catching them.

Inflict status conditions.

Status ailments such as sleep and paralysis will prevent wild Pokemon from moving which makes them easier to catch. Try to bring along Pokemon that can inflict status conditions in your team, especially when exploring new areas in the Hisui Region.



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