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Request 103 'Digging for Tomorrow' in Pokémon Legends Arceus explained

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Digging for Tomorrow is one of the Requests added to Pokémon Legends: Arceus with the Daybreak patch.

Numbered Request 103, you're asked to calm a Pokémon causing trouble within the Oreburrow Tunnel in the Obsidian Fieldlands.

Completing this Request will earn you two rewards that will assist you in surveying the Hisui region.

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How to start Request 103 'Digging for Tomorrow' in Pokémon Legends: Arceus explained

Digging for Tomorrow - Request 103 - is only available during Pokémon Legends: Arceus' post-game. If you've already done so, the Request 103 will already be available for you, but, if not, you must first complete the main campaign and watch the credits.

When you're ready, you can start this Request by talking to Kochika in Captain Cyllene's office within the Galaxy Team's headquarters.

He'll ask for assistance in calming down a Pokémon within the Oreburrow Tunnel, so it's off to the Obsidian Highlands we go!


Our Pokémon Legends Arceus walkthrough will help you pick a starter Pokémon and win the Kleavor boss fight. You’re also tasked with filling the Hisui Pokédex by obtaining new evolutions like Kleavor by evolving Scyther, Wyrdeer by evolving Stantler, Sneasler by evolving Hisui Sneasel and Overquil by evolving Hisui Qwilfish. There’s a host of new evolution methods, including ones for the Eevee evolutions. Take the time to complete Requests too, such as The Sea’s Legend, Wurmple’s Evolved! and finding the Wisp locations. Don’t forget to track down every Unown location too.


Oreburrow Tunnel entrance locations in Pokémon Legends: Arceus explained

The Oreburrow Tunnel is located along the eastern edge of the Obsidian Highlands in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and has two entrances.

Oreburrow Tunnel entrance locations in Legends: Arceus.

One is located north of the Grandtree Arena, while the other is south of the Grueling Grove. Both are easy to reach thanks to your mount Pokémon, but depending on your approach, and whether you've visited the location before, you may have to break some rocks to gain entry.

The entrances to the Oreburrow Tunnel.

Once you're inside the Oreburrow Tunnel, head to the central cavern to find an Alpha Onix. Kochika will then arrive and ask you again to calm the Pokémon.

To do this you need to interact with Alpha Onix and start a battle with it - Alpha Onix is Level 60 and you're unable to catch it.

Both water and grass-type Pokémon are super effective against Onix, so we recommend choosing a high levelled Pokémon from one of these types. If, however, you don't have one of these Pokémon on hand, Onix is also weak to fighting, ground, steel and ice-type moves.

After defeating Alpha Onix, Kochika will decide to befriend it and your quest is complete.

In thanks, he'll give you 20 Iron Chunks and 1 Grit Rock.

Here's how to complete other requests in Arceus:

Good luck battling Alpha Onix!

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