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How to increase Star Rank and Star Rank rewards in Pokémon Legends Arceus

Our in-progress list of Galaxy Expedition Team ranks.

The Star Rank in Pokémon Legends: Arceus marks both your position within the Galaxy Expedition Team and how much you've learnt about the Hisui region's Pokémon.

You'll also receive a selection of Star Rank rewards, such as new items and access to a new location, every time you reach a new rank.

Below you'll learn how to increase your Star Rank and, if you'd like to learn more about the game, visit our Pokémon Legends: Arceus walkthrough.

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How to increase Star Rank in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

To increase your Star Rank in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you need to collect Pokémon Research Points by completing both Research Tasks and Pokédex entries.

At the end of every survey, you'll be able to see how many Pokémon Research Points you've earned during the Pokédex Progress Report section. These points are then tallied, so you know how close you are to the next Star Rank.

Once you've gathered enough points to reach a new Star Rank, visit Captain Cyllene in the Galaxy Hall for an assessment.

Reaching a new Star Rank will grant you a selection of rewards, including new items, crafting recipes, areas, increase the amount you earn from survey reports and ensure Pokémon at certain levels obey you in battle.

You will, at times, have to raise your Star Rank during the game's main campaign - which you can learn more about in our Pokémon Legends: Arceus walkthrough - so make sure you keep an eye on how many Pokémon Research Points you've collected.

This, thankfully, is easy to do since the front of your Pokédex records your current Star Rank, how many Pokémon Research Points are required for the next rank and the total number of points you've earned so far.


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.


Star Rank rewards list: What each Star Rank unlocks in Pokémon Legends Arceus listed

There are, in total, 10 Star Ranks for you to earn in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, with you beginning with no Star Rank at all.

Every time your Star Rank increases, so does the rewards you earn from survey reports.

Below you'll find all of the rewards for the Star Ranks we've unlocked so far, including the amount of Pokémon Research Points required to unlock them:

Star RankPoints Required to UnlockRewards
First Star500Use Heavy Balls
Crafting Recipe: Heavy Balls
Crafting Recipe: Revive
Pokémon up to Level 20 obey your orders in battle
Second Star1300Use Feather Balls
Crafting Recipe: Feather Balls
Crafting Recipe: Super Potion
Pokémon up to Level 30 obey your orders in battle
Unlocks Crimson Mirelands
Third Star1700Use Great Balls
Crafting Recipe: Great Balls
Pokémon up to Level 40 obey your orders in battle
Unlocks Cobalt Coastlands
Fourth Star2500Use Leaden Balls
Crafting Recipe: Leaden Balls
Crafting Recipe: Hyper Potion
Pokémon up to Level 50 obey your orders in battle
Unlock Coronet Highlands
Fifth Star2500Use Wing Balls
Crafting Recipe: Wing Balls
Pokémon up to Level 65 obey your orders in battle
Unlock Alabaster Icelands

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Good luck increasing your Star Rank in Pokémon Legends: Arceus!

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