Pokémon Legends: Arceus - How to Craft Poké Balls

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Pokemon Legends Arceus Trainer Throwing Poke Ball

It seems that Poké Balls are not ready-made in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. They are a crucial piece of equipment for any Pokémon trainer to have. It allows you to capture and securely (as well as comfortably) house your Pokémon companions. In this guide, we're going to show you how to craft them and what materials you will need to do so.

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How to Craft Poké Balls

To craft a Poké Ball, you will need to collect specific materials while you are exploring the Hisui Region first. You will need to find these materials for one Poké Ball:

  • x1 Apricorn
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  • x1 Tumblestone

Once you have collected these materials, head to the workbench at your Base Camp. Interact with the bench and you will see this screen:

Pokemon Legends Arceus Poke Ball Crafting Screen
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Select the Poké Ball and choose how many of them you want to craft. Then, simply press the appropriate command to craft them. As you will be using a lot of these Poké Balls, it will be useful to have them in your "favourites" category. To do this, highlight the Poké Ball while you are on this crafting menu and press Y.

What Is a Poké Ball Used For?

Once you have a Poké Ball, you can use it to capture wild Pokémon. Sometimes you will be able to sneak up on a species and throw the ball at it to capture it with ease. However, some wild Pokémon will put up a fight. To capture the Pokémon you must battle it. To initiate battle, throw your Poké Ball at it and choose which of your companions you want to help you. Once the health of the wild Pokémon is low enough, throw another Poké Ball at it to capture it.

When you are on the crafting screen for your Poké Ball, why not take a moment to learn how to craft potions too? Also, we have plenty of other guides to help you through Pokémon Legends: Arceus. We have one that walks you through character customisation and another that shows you how to ride Pokémon. Yes, you can ride Pokémon!