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How do Requests work in Pokémon Legends Arceus?

How to help the Hisui region residents.

Requests are optional side missions you can complete in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Each Request challenges you to complete a task - such as catching a specific Pokémon - in return for a reward. Some Requests, however, involve traversing the Hisui region in search for collectibles or hidden Pokémon encounters.

On this page you'll find everything we know about Requests and, to learn more about the game, visit our Pokémon Legends: Arceus walkthrough.

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How do Requests work in Pokémon Legends Arceus?

Requests are the optional side quests of Pokémon Legends: Arceus given to you by the residents of Hisui region - both in Jubilife Village and the various locations you'll visit - or from the Blackboard in Professor Laventon's lab.

You'll know if a character has a Request for you by the icon floating above their head, which also appears on the Arc Phone's map. Some requests, however, do start automatically as part of Legends: Arceus' storyline.

Requests can be found on the blackboard or by talking to people.

A Request can range from catching a specific Pokémon to filling in a Pokédex entry to collecting certain items, such as berries, for a character. Some people may even challenge you to a mini-game and certain Requests have multiple stages for you to complete.

There are also Requests which span the whole Hisui region, such as Request 22 - Eerie Apparitions in the Night. This Request challenges you to hunt down all 107 wisps hiding in different parts of Hisui, so make sure you keep an eye out!

Upon completing a Request, you'll receive a reward. Sometimes it's something small, like Poké Balls or berries, other times it might be a Pokémon encounter or an upgrade to a facility in Jubilife Village, such as adding a new field to the farm. For this reason, we recommend completing as many Requests as possible, so you can unlock new features like the Friendship Checker.

Completing Requests can also help you complete Research Tasks and, in turn, your Star Rank.

To check which Requests you've collected, open your Arc Phone and press Y when viewing the map. This will bring you to the Mission and Request page where you'll find all the Requests you've both activated and completed. Here you can select a Request to track, so its objective occasionally appears on-screen as you play.

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.

Each request has also been assigned a dedicated number - Mushroom Cake Marketing, for example, is always Request 6 - making it easy to figure out which requests you may be missing.

If you want to know how to complete specific requests, here's the more difficult ones we've covered in detail:

Finally, if you have save files from past Pokémon titles on your Nintendo Switch, you'll also be able to unlock requests which lead to encounters with Darkrai and Shaymin in Legends: Arceus.

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