When Pokémon Legends: Arceus was released in January 2022, players around the world were hyped to discover the world of Pokémon in a whole new way. At the time of writing, it’s still 2022… and the game has almost completely fallen off. Still, there are many out there still playing, and if you’re looking for a list of 100% completion requirements (and links to more than a few helpful resources), you’ve come to the right place!
This section is reserved for tasks that are definitely, definitely required to earn 100% completion. If you ask 100 random people if these tasks count towards that goal, most of them won’t have any idea what you’re talking about. But most of the ones who do know what you’re talking about will probably say yes! Some of these are a little daunting, so get ready for a long, tough, and difficult grind.
- Raise all 242 Pokémon to Research Level 10. For this task, we’re assuming that you catch all of these Pokémon within the game itself rather than trading or transferring them. This means that by completing this task, you’ll also have caught all the Legendary Pokémon and all of the Unown forms. We’ve got guides on both Legendary Pokémon and Unown locations, and you can find a list of them right here!
- Obtain every possible crafting recipe. A good chunk of these are obtained from the craftsman shop in Jubilife Village. Save up some money with our infinite money guide and make sure to grab all the recipes you can!
- Max out your Satchel’s storage space. This winds up costing a lot of money, so do check out the infinite money guide we listed above for some help. The good news is, by the end of this task you’ll be able to hold lots of items in your pouch!
- Complete all Requests. There are a grand total of 27 story missions and 122 side quests. This also entails finding all of Spiritomb’s wisps hidden throughout the land! Several of the later requests involve finishing the Path of Solitude with certain Pokémon. Hopefully you don’t mind taking on Ingo’s Path of Solitude Challenges, because…
- Complete the Path of Solitude with all 242 Pokémon. This is it. By far the toughest task to finish in this game. You’ll need tons of EXP Candies, and you’ll need to level up weak baby Pokémon like Shinx and Kricketot to extremely high levels without evolving them. There aren’t many that are up to this task, but each Pokémon who completes the Path of Solitude will receive a neat little mark on their Pokédex entry. Spoiler alert: it’s not worth it.
- Find every Old Verse. These are items hidden underground that you can sniff out while riding Ursaluna. There are a total of twenty of them to find, and there are four of them in each of the five main areas.
- Purchase all clothing and hairstyle options. Again, you’ll need a ton of money for this — 100% completion in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is super expensive. Grind up some money and purchase all of these options from Jubilife Village.
- Win 50 battles in the Eternal Battle Reverie. This is a unique game mode where Arceus itself challenges you to a series of difficult battles. Win fifty, and you’ll receive a neat little mark on your trainer card. Bring bunches of Legendary Pokémon and you’ll probably be fine!
Pokémon Legends: Arceus is up there as one of the most difficult Pokémon games to fully complete. If these tasks are too intimidating for you, don’t feel bad! You certainly don’t have to 100% complete every single game you play. If you do decide to take on this challenge, please check out our list of guides for the game — they’ll certainly help you out.
Most of the tasks involved with 100% completion for this game are required, and there’s only one that’s optional. That being said, this one is absolutely crazy — you’re going to have to spend hundreds of hours on this alone, and there’s barely anything to show for it in the end!
- Fully research all 242 Pokémon’s Pokédex entries. Many Pokémon require that you use Agile or Strong style moves over seventy times each, which is a huge and rather pointless time sink — especially since there’s no real reward. It’s up to you, but we don’t consider this essential for true 100% completion since there’s no reward or even acknowledgment from any character in the game.
If you do manage to fully research every single Pokémon, one: you’re crazy. Two: you did a great job! Again, if you need any help accomplishing any of these specific tasks, please reference our full list of Pokémon guides via this link or join our Discord server! We’ve even got ones for other Pokémon games, including Sword and Shield and Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl! You can also access our full lineup of 100% completion guides via the link below. Enjoy!
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