Pokémon Legends: Arceus - How to evolve new Hisuian Pokémon and existing Pokémon?
Recently put your hands on the long awaited Pokémon Legends: Arceus? Then you have most certainly noticed how different the game is from previous main series Pokémon games. Worry not, most things you used to do in previous games is still doable, although somewhat differently.
In this article, we’ll dive into the mechanics allowing you to evolve the newly introduced Hisuian Pokémon as well as existing Pokémon with new evolution requirements.
Of course, this can all be avoided through trading, but if like myself you’re a lone wolf and hardcore grinder hoping to achieve this on your own, this post will help you.
WARNING! THIS POST CONTAINS SPOILERS
New Hisuian Pokémon/Evolutions
Let us start with those long awaited new Hisuian creatures that have been teased by The Pokémon Company over the past few months.
Ursuluna is a new third stage evolution to the Teddiursa/Ursuring family, that expands the Normal typing to a Normal/Ground type Pokémon. Ursuluna will be a great asset to your team as it is a mountable creature with the ability to break ore deposits or excavate treasures. To evolve your Ursuring into Ursuluna, you will require:
A full moon in the sky (Ursuluna)
With these two requirements completed, you will notice that any Ursuring you have will be marked as compatible for evolution.
Quick tip: To make it easier to reach the full moon, simply rest up at camp until you wake up under a full moon. Both Teddiursa and Ursuring can be found in the following locations:
Ursa’s Ring (Crimson Mirelands)
Sonorous Path (Coronet Highlands)
Kleavor is a new evolution from Scyther, a new Bug/Rock type Pokémon from the Hisui region. To evolve, you will require a Black Augurite, which can be obtained by defeating a wild Graveler or through treasures excavation with your newly obtained Ursuluna.
Black Augurite also becomes available for purchase later on in the game.
Scyther can be found in various locations, including:
Grandtree Arena (Obsidian Fieldlands)
Primeval Grotto (Coronet Highlands)
Hisuian Qwilfish will evolve into Overqwil by performing 20 times Barb Barrage in Strong Style. Qwilfish learns Barb Barrage at level 15. Overqwil is a new Dark/Poison type Pokémon from the Hisui region.
Qwilfish can be found in various locations in the game, including:
Ramanas Island (Obsidian Fieldlands)
Tranquility Cove, Lunker’s Lake, Islespy Shore (Cobalt Coastlands)
Basculegion evolves from Basculin by gaining 294 damage in recoil from your moves. Basculegion is a new Water/Ghost type Pokémon from the Hisui region.
Basculin can be found in various locations, including:
Tranquility Cove, Islespy Shore (Cobalt Coastlands)
Fabled Spring (Coronet Highlands)
Lake Acuity, Heart’s Crag (Alabaster Icelands)
Wyrdeer evolves from Stantler by performing 20 times Psyshield in Agile Style. Stantler will learn this move at level 21. Wyrdeer is a new Normal/Psychic type Pokémon from the Hisui region.
Stantler is quite common, you will be able to find then in the following locations:
Deertrack Heights (Obsidian Fieldlands)
Wayward Wood (Coronet Highlands)
Glacier Terrace (Abalaster Icelands)
Sneasler evolves from the newly introduced Hisuian Sneasel which can be found in the Coronet Highlands after quelling with the third Noble Pokémon. From the Mountain Camp, head to Celestica Trail; in this area you will find a pond at the top of a waterfall, Hisuian Sneasel is there.
To evolve it into Sneasler, you will need a Razer Claw. This item can be either occasionally dropped from Hisuian Sneasel upon defeating them, or alternatively purchased from the Trading Post for 1,400 Merit Points.
Hisuian Arcanine evolves from the newly introduced and fluffy Hisuian Growlithe; and requires a Fire Stone which can be either found as a drop from catching/defeating Fire type Pokémon OR purchased at the Trading Post for 1,000 Merit Points.
Hisuian Growlithe is fairly easy to find early on in the game. They spawn in the Windbreak Stand and the Veilstone Cape from the Cobalt Coastlands.
Hisuian Electrode evolves from the newly introduced Hisuian Voltorb which surprisingly rare. You can only find them in the Sacred Plaza of the Coronet Highlands.
To evolve, you will require a Leaf Stone which can be either be found as a drop from defeating/catching Grass type Pokémon in the wild OR purchased at the Trading Post for 1,000 Merit Points.
Goodra, Steel/Dragon type, evolves from the newly introduced Hisuian Goomy. To evolve, it will require Goomy to be level 50 and the evolution to take place in the rain or fog.
Goomy can be found in the Holm of Trials from the Crimson Mirelands.
Hisuian Lilligant, Grass/Fighter type, evolves from any Petilil found in the Hisui region, but will require a Sun Stone which can be found in the wild (with great luck) OR purchased at the Trading Post for 1,200 Merit Points.
Petilil can be found near the water in the Holm of Trials from the Crimson Mirelands.
Hisuian Avalugg, Ice/Rock type, evolves from any Bergmite found in the Hisui region when reaching level 37.
Bergmite can be found in Alabaster Icelands, more specifically in the Avaluggms Legacy and Arena’s Approach areas.
Hisuian Zoroark, Normal/Ghost type, evolves from the newly introduced Hisuian Zorua when reaching level 30.
Hisuian Zorua can be found in the final areas of Alabaster Icelands, mainly in the Bonechill Wastes.
Hisuian Braviary, Psychic/Flying type, evolves from any Rufflet found in the Hisui region when reaching level 54.
Additionally, players must reach the Alabaster Icelands, more specifically the Lake Acuity. That is where you will be able to find a wild Rufflet.
Hisuian Starters (Typhlosion/Samurott/Decidueye)
All starters will evolve in their Hisuian forms (third stage evolutions) when reaching level 36.
Existing Pokémon with new evolutions mechanics
For all Pokémon that would normally evolve through trading such as, but not limited to:
Haunter > Gengar
Machoke > Machamp
Kadabra > Alakazam
Players will require a Linking Cord, which is a new in-game item available in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Players can purchase the Linking Cord for 1,000 Merit Points from the Trading Post in the Jubilife Village OR obtain a free one from Request 64 ‘Getting to Know Ghosts’ which will require players to complete Gastly’s entry in their PokéDex.
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