Shaymin is another example of a Mythical Pokémon players can catch in Pokémon Legends: Arceus without the use of events. There is one catch, though: players need save data from Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield present on their Nintendo Switch console. If that criterion is met, Request #92: A Token of Gratitude will appear on Professor Laventon’s chalkboard after you beat the game. Here’s the full run-down!
After you’ve accepted the quest, a character will appear at one of the camps in Obsidian Fieldlands. She’ll give you a Gracidea flower and task you with locating a field of flowers. This field is actually the Floaro Gardens, which are located at the northwest corner of the map. Unfortunately, all the flowers in the field are dried-up and withered — but we’ll fix that in just a moment. Walk into the field, a cutscene will play, and Shaymin will appear!
Strangely enough, Shaymin can run from battle. If this happens, you’ll have to return to Jubilife Village and then come back. Better yet, save beforehand — that way you can just reset if something goes wrong. Shaymin appears at an incredibly high level – 70 – so you’ll need a team strong enough to contend against it. After catching Shaymin, you can use the Gracidea flower to transform it into Sky form! Just keep in mind that it reverts back into a hedgehog if it becomes afflicted with a status condition.
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