Throughout your time in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you’ll come across a small suite of Noble and rideable Pokémon that are impossible to get into your party during your initial encounter. However, as they do exist in the region, you will need to obtain party versions of them at some point to complete the Pokédex. Some of them, such as Kleavor, Ursaluna, Basculegion, and Wyrdeer, can even be quite tricky to get, so this Pokémon Legends: Arceus guide will explain how to get all the useful Noble and rideable Pokémon.
In order to obtain Kleavor, you’ll need to evolve a Scyther, though this is easier said than done. This particular evolution line requires an item known as Black Augurite. The easiest method to acquire it is to complete Request 68 — A Nosepass to Guide the Way, which rewards a Black Augurite on completion. However, since this is a sidequest reward, you can only do this one time.
Otherwise, Black Augurite is a rare drop from Graveler, which is commonly found in the the Obsidian Fieldlands, Crimson Mirelands, and Coronet Highlands. Alternatively, there is a small chance that Ursaluna can dig up the item in the Crimson Mirelands, though fighting Graveler would be the fastest option, especially with a good counter to it.
If you’re missing a Scyther to evolve, you can find them immediately around the Grandtree Arena in the Obsidian Fieldlands, near where you fought the Noble version of Kleavor. Once you obtain the Black Augurite and a Scyther, simply give it to the creature and voila! You now have a Kleavor to call your own!
Lilligant is the second Noble Pokémon you’ll face, and thankfully, she’s a lot easier to evolve into, retaining her usual evolution method. First, you’ll need to find a Petilil, which can be found in the Cottonsedge Prairie subregion of the Crimson Mirelands. Next, you’ll want to obtain a Sun Stone. If you’re feeling adventurous, they can possibly be found in Space-Time Distortions or by digging with Ursaluna, but save yourself the trouble and take the easy way out. Occasionally, you’ll be able to buy these as one of Ginter’s special offers outside Galaxy Hall for 5000 PokéDollars, but you can also buy them through the Trading Post for 1,000 Merit Points. Lastly, completing the simple Request 85 — At Home Under the Eaves will reward you with a Sun Stone upon its completion.
Once you have these two components, just give Petilil the Sun Stone, and you’ll have your Lilligant!
Arcanine also retains its usual method of evolution, which is to give Growlithe a Fire Stone. First, you’ll need to catch a Growlithe, which can be found in the Windbreak Stand and Veilstone Cape subregions of the Cobalt Coastlands. Next, you’ll need to obtain a Fire Stone, again either through distortions, Ginter (5000 PokéDollars), or the Trading Post (1000 MP). Occasionally, you might also be able to find a Fire Stone by digging up Red Ore deposits. Lastly, you can get a free one as a reward by choosing it after completing Request 52 — Eevee’s Evolutions.
Unlike past versions of the Pokémon, Electrode also requires an evolution stone to evolve. Since Hisuian Electrode is a Grass / Electric type, we’ll need to give Voltorb a Leaf Stone this time. Voltorb can be found in the Sacred Plaza subregion of the Coronet Highlands. Leaf Stones have a chance to be found either in distortions or in leafy piles in the Cobalt Coastlands or Crimson Mirelands. You can also purchase them from Ginter for 5000 PokéDollars or from the Trading Post for 1,000 Merit Points. Lastly, you can get a guaranteed Leaf Stone from Request 73 — Which Is the Real Burmy?. For this request, you’ll need to catch one of each variant of Burmy, which can be found in Hisui’s various regions in shaking trees.
The last of the Noble Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Avalugg is among the easiest to obtain. There are two main methods to get it in your party. First, you can evolve a Bergmite, which are pretty common in the Alabaster Icelands. They also commonly attack upon digging up shaking ore deposits in the region. Bergmite naturally evolves at Level 37, so you shouldn’t have too much work to do to train it up. If you want perfect Pokédex info on Bergmite, you’ll need to do this at least once anyway. If you want to skip all that work though, catchable Avalugg will spawn at Avalugg’s Legacy in the Alabaster Icelands in the postgame and can even be found in mass outbreaks if you’re lucky.
Wyrdeer starts a pattern of the rideable Pokémon being a bit more involved to obtain in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Stantler can be found as early as the game’s first region, the Obsidian Fieldlands, or as late as the Cobalt Coastlands. In the Obsidian Fieldlands, you’ll want to head to Deertrack Heights, while in the Cobalt Coastlands, head up to Wayward Wood. This Stantler will need to be at least level 31 before it can evolve. This is because the evolution only becomes available after successfully using the attack Psyshield Bash in Agile Style a total of 20 times. Though Stantler learns this move at level 21, it won’t master it (which allows you to use the different styles) until 31. Once you land Agile Style Psyshield Bash 20 times, all you’ll need to do is go into your party and hit the X button over the Stantler to evolve it.
Continuing the theme started by Wyrdeer, Ursaluna is a major pain of a rideable to obtain in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, easily ranking among the hardest and most convoluted evolutions in the game. This new Ursaring evolution not only requires a specific item to evolve, but also requires you to use it at a specific time.
The key item for obtaining Ursaluna is the Peat Block. Unfortunately, finding one relies on random chance. To have an opportunity to find one, hop on Ursaluna and use its item-finding ability to find dig spots in the Crimson Mirelands. You may also be able to find them in other areas, but I’ve only had luck in the Mirelands. Alternatively, you can also get a guaranteed Peat Block by completing Request 86 — Gone Astray… in the Icelands, though you can only get one using this method.
Once you have a Peat Block and an Ursaring (found around the Crimson Mirelands’ Ursa’s Ring or Coronet Highlands’ Sonorous Path areas), you’ll need to wait until a full moon to complete the process. Head to any camp and rest until nighttime. There’s no clear way to determine when a full moon is out besides looking at it, so you’ll have to wait a short while to get visuals on the moon. Alternatively, go into your item menu and attempt to use the Peat Block on Ursaring. If it’s not a full moon, it won’t work. Repeat the process of resting until you get a full moon, then use the Peat Block on Ursaring to get your Ursaluna!
Similar to Wyrdeer, Basculegion requires battling with its base form in order to evolve, though this time it doesn’t require either of the Strong or Agile Styles. Instead, Basculin needs to take at least 294 points of recoil damage without fainting. This can be accomplished using either Wave Crash, starting at Level 34, or with Double-Edge, starting at Level 43.
Hisuian Basculin can be found in multiple places around Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Areas with large bodies of water, such as Tranquility Cove and Islespy Shore in the Cobalt Coastlands, Fabled Spring in the Coronet Highlands, and Lake Acuity and Heart’s Crag in the Alabaster Icelands all contain this creature. If you’re having trouble catching it in the overworld, remember you can always enter a battle with it to guarantee your throws will hit.
The way you evolve Sneasel is almost the same as normal, though with one key difference. To get Sneasler, you’ll first need to find a Hisuian Sneasel, either around the Alabaster Icelands or Coronet Highlands. It’s important that this Sneasel is the Hisuian form, since you can obtain Johtonian Sneasel in the game via Space-Time Distortions and this form will only evolve into Weavile.
You’ll also need a Razor Claw. This item has a chance to be held by Sneasel when you catch it, or you can take a chance on finding it in Space-Time Distortions. Alternatively, for a more consistent method, you can buy Razor Claws from the Trading Post for 1,400 Merit Points. Much like Ursaluna, you’ll need to give this item to Sneasel at a specific time, though thankfully this restriction is a lot looser. It just needs to be daytime for the evolution, so go rest at a camp if needed. Then give the Razor Claw to Sneasel to get your Sneasler!
Braviary stands out among the rideable Pokémon as being the simplest to obtain, as it’s no different than obtaining a Braviary in other games. You’ll need to catch a Rufflet, which is a common spawn around the Alabaster Icelands’ Lake Acuity or Heart’s Crag areas. Depending on where you catch it, a standard Rufflet should be between Level 49 and 53. Simply raise it to Level 54, then tell it to evolve in order to snag the Psychic / Flying type. Alternatively, there’s a chance Braviary can spawn in a mass outbreak around Lake Acuity, though evolving a Rufflet would easily be the more reliable method.
Hopefully this guide will help you obtain versions of the Noble and rideable Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus for your Pokédex. If you found it to be useful, let us know below, and check out more of our Pokémon Legends: Arceus guides:
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