29 Sep 2021 2:44 PM +00:00

How to Catch Alpha Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

As soon as players saw the first Pokémon Legends: Arceus trailer, there was one thing on their minds. Yes, that terrifying Ursaring chasing the player character across the overworld, eyes red with rage. Okay, maybe we were thinking about Cyndaquil too, but it's basically one thing.

As we get closer to the Legends: Arceus release date, the more information we're getting about the revolutionary game. We've found over 150 confirmed Pokémon in Legends: Arceus so far, including some exciting Hisuian forms, but it's the new states you can find the monsters in that is really interesting.

As well as powerful Noble Pokémon, there's one other new addition to Pokémon Legends: Arceus, Alpha Pokémon. These scary, enraged monsters charge at you through the undergrowth and can knock your actual character unconscious -so you need to be prepared for a fight.

Here's everything we know about Alpha Pokémon so far:

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Where Do You Find Alpha Pokémon?

From what we've seen so far, you can find Alpha Pokémon roaming about the Hisui region. You'll notice them because of the glowing red eyes and their incredibly aggressive manner when they charge at you from across the plains. Seriously, they're hard to miss.


How Do You Catch Alpha Pokémon?

It looks like you just need to battle the Alpha Pokémon and catch it in the regular manner. However, there could be an additional mechanic - similar to the shields on Noble Pokémon - which needs to be destroyed with Balms before you can take on the monster beneath.

Perhaps we'll have to calm the Enraged Alphas down before we can catch them? Or maybe players won't be able to catch them at all.

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Confirmed Alpha Pokémon

We don't know if every Pokémon can be an Enraged Alpha Pokémon, but at the moment it seems like there are a few scattered around the map to act as bosses, and foils to the Noble Pokémon.

Here's a few Alpha Pokémon that we know for sure will be appearing:

  • Electivire
  • Gyarados
  • Honchkrow
  • Luxray
  • Ursaring

Other than them, it's anyone's guess!

That's everything we know about Alpha Pokémon and their Enraged tendencies so far, but as the game creeps closer we'll keep this page updated with the latest information.