How to beat all bosses in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Pokemon Legends: Arceus is finally here, chronicling the adventures of a pokemon trainer in the early Sinnoh region, formerly known as Hisui. Among the many challenges you will face during this game, you will have several battles and critical trials that will test your skills and perseverance against many enemies.
From Noble Pokemon to Commander Kamado to Trials of the Lakes, this game will pit you against many powerful rivals, and if you want to be up to the task, you need to be prepared. Here’s everything you need to know about each boss fight in Pokemon Legends: Arceus.
How to Beat Kleavor
As the first Noble Pokémon, Kleavor will feature fair combat that teaches you the concept of balms and how they work, so you can quell the frenzy of the rest of the Noble Pokémon. Kleavor will attempt to either close the distance with a whirling attack or use stone spikes to attack from afar. Try to stay away from his line of attack and dodge him if necessary, while throwing salves until he’s stunned.
Once Kleavor is stunned, you can send a pokemon to battle it. Since Kleavor is a Rock/Bug type, Rock, Steel, and Water attacks will prove most effective, so try to prepare your team accordingly. Successfully defeating him in battle will make Kleavor vulnerable enough for you to hit him with more balms, and after that just repeat the process until the fight is over.
How to beat Liligant
The next noble will be Liligant, a Grass/Fighting pokemon that will display some serious dance moves. She’ll jump across the (very small) arena you’ll end up in, and you have to avoid being where she lands, you’ll take some serious damage. After a while, she’ll send out a shockwave that you’ll also have to dodge, and if you dodge her moves correctly and keep throwing balms, you’ll stun her.
Once Liligant is vulnerable, you can send a pokemon to fight against her. Since she is a Grass/Fighting type, Fire, Flying, Ice, Poison, and Psychic will damage her immensely, so you have plenty of options you can use when it comes time to prepare your team. After defeating her, she will recover and you just have to repeat the process until the fight is over.
How to defeat the Arcanine
Next comes the hisian form of Arcanine, a massively powerful pokemon that will challenge you in a very complicated arena. This noble will charge you at full speed, and since the arena is very complicated to navigate, you must maintain yourself in one extreme of the section you have chosen, to quickly escape to the opposite side as soon as its charge movement begins. After a while, Arcanine will fill the center of the arena with fire, further limiting your movement. However, if you pay close attention and successfully dodge, you can find large gaps to salve and stun him.
Once Arcanine is vulnerable, you can send a pokemon to fight it. Since it’s a Fire/Rock type, Water, Fighting, Ground, and Rock will deal some serious damage, so you have plenty of options you can use when it comes time to prepare your team. After defeating him, he will recover and you will have to repeat the process until the fight is over.
How to beat the electrode
The fourth noble pokemon will be Hisuian Electrode. This boss battle will require you to keep moving at all times, as the lightning and energy balls that Electrode will shoot at you will never stop chasing you until they hit you or Electrode explodes, dazed. Keep in mind that you have to avoid the area of effect of this explosion, but once you do, you can send a pokemon into battle with an electrode.
Since this pokemon is a Grass/Electric type, Water, Fighting, Ground, and Rock will deal some serious damage, so you have plenty of options you can use when it comes time to prepare your team. After defeating him, he will recover and you will have to repeat the process until the fight is over.
How to beat Avalugg
The fifth and final noble pokemon will be the gigantic hisuian Avalugg. This will be by far the most difficult of all noble fights, and you must keep constant attention on Avalugg to avoid the following moves:
- First, Avalugg will fire multiple rows of Ice Balls. Since they will be shot down one after the other, you just have to move around avoiding them as they pass.
- Then Avalugg will fire ice spears which will stay in the arena for a bit, you will see where they will land so you have to get out of the way.
- Finally, Avalugg will fire ice meteors, which will fly very fast and hit you if you don’t dodge quickly.
Once the attack sequence is over, Avalugg will be vulnerable for a very short time compared to other nobles, so hurry up and send a pokemon to fight it. After defeating him in battle and hitting him with enough balms, the sequence will change a bit, becoming harder and harder each time until the fight is over.
How to Beat Uxie’s Trial
As soon as you enter the Acuity Lake Cavern, you will be greeted by an Alpha Hisuian Zoroark. Since this pokemon is a Ghost/Normal type pokemon, Dark type moves will be more effective against it, so prepare accordingly. Once you’re done battling, Uxie will present you with a quiz, asking you to enter a number sequence based on how many eyes belong to the following pokemon: Combee, Zubat, Unown, Magneton, and Dusclops.
Hint: If you are feeling lazy or want to solve this riddle quickly, the sequence is 60131.
Once you complete the quiz, Uxie will reward you with the Key Item “Uxie’s Claw”, a part needed to craft the Red Chain.
How to Beat Azelf’s Trial
As soon as you enter the Valor Lake Cavern, you will be greeted by an Alpha Overqwil. Since this pokemon is a Dark/Poison type pokemon, ground moves will be more effective against it, so prepare accordingly. Once you defeat him, Azelf will present you with a test.
He will challenge you to hit him with salves, and the truth is that will be impossible. However, you must continue, as the test is about your perseverance, not whether you are able to hit it or not. Once he’s satisfied with your answers, he’ll reward you with the “Fang of Azelf” key item, a part needed to craft the Red Chain.
How to beat the trial of Mesprit
As soon as you enter the Verity Lake Cavern, you will be greeted by an Alpha Goodra. Since this pokemon is Steel/Dragon type, Fighting and Ground type moves will be more effective against it, so prepare accordingly. Once you defeat him, Mesprit will test you.
This test will consist of Mesprit asking you how you have felt at certain points in your journey, and it doesn’t seem to have a bad choice, as long as you agree to tell it your feelings at the start. Once the questions are answered, you’ll get the “Mesprit’s Plume” key item, a part needed to craft the Red Chain.
How to beat Beni
Just before you get to the top of Mount Coronet, Old Man Beni will be waiting for you, revealing a ninja outfit and unexpectedly challenging you to a battle. His pokemon team is as follows:
- Mismagius – Ghost – Level 59
- Sneasler – Combat/Poison – level 59
- Gardevoir – Psychic/Fairy – Level 60
- Gallade – Psychic/Combat – level 60
For this fight, you won’t need a very dedicated team, as a good Ghost-type move will wipe out most of Beni’s party, and for Sneasler, any Psychic-type move will likely do it in one hit. Don’t be reckless and be careful what styles you use (don’t give them too many extra turns), and you should be fine.
How to Beat Commander Kamado
After the intense battle against Beni, Commander Kamado will test his strength against yours, in a show of sheer stubbornness. His pokemon team will consist of the following elements:
- Braviary – Psychic/Flying – Level 61
- Clefable – Fairy – Level 61
- Snorlax – Normal – Level 62
- Golem – Rock/Ground – Level 61
Although most of the time it will be a short fight, remember to set up your items and your team accordingly before approaching Kamado, otherwise his party can inflict serious damage if you are unprepared. Considering the types of his pokemon team, your party will be better suited if you use Steel, Fighting, Water and Dark type moves as these will be more effective in dealing with this fight.
How to beat Dialga and Palkia
Upon reaching the top of Mount Coronet, you’ll find out about the time-space distortion that’s causing a lot of trouble in the Hisui region. Depending on who you sided with shortly before, Irida or Adaman, Palkia or Dialga will jump out of the rift first, with the other following right after the first battle ends. Both fights can be tough if you’re not careful, so don’t forget to bring Dragon and Fairy type pokemon to successfully defeat Palkia, and Fighting and Ground type pokemon to face Dialga.
How to beat Volo and Giratina
After completing the main game, the post-game story will take you to several locations across Hisui to obtain different legendary pokémons and the plates they protect. Once you collect them all, your friend Volo will reveal a dark secret atop Mount Coronet, and a battle will begin where you will face off against the game’s true villains. This fight will be by far the hardest in the game, since it will be your group against Volo’s group, then two more fights, with no healing in between. The full list of enemies is as follows:
- Garchomp – Dragon/Ground – Level 70
- Spiritomb – Ghost/Darkness – Level 70
- Lucario – Combat/Steel – Level 70
- Roserade – Herb/Poison – Level 70
- Togekiss – Fairy/Flight – Level 70
- Arcanine – Fire/Rock – Level 70
- Giratina (Modified Mode) – Dragon/Ghost – Level 70
- Giratina (Origin Mode) – Dragon/Ghost – Level 70
For this fight you need to be extremely prepared, so craft as many Revives and Max Potions as you can because you will definitely need them. Keeping Volo’s group type in mind, you’ll need a team that can deal bonus damage to all of these types without being too vulnerable in type matching when receiving damage. After defeating Volo’s group, he will enrage and dispatch his true partner, Giratina, who will fight you twice, first in her Altered Mode and then in her Origin Mode. Once you defeat the second phase of Giratina, the fight will finally be over.
Following: Pokemon Legends: Arceus – Complete Guide
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