Pokémon Legends: Arceus - Space Time Distortion Guide, All Rare Pokémon

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A player and their Staravia battle with a Porygon in a Space-Time Distortion in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, players are placed into the ancient past of Sinnoh, in a region that is named Hisui full of Space Time Distortions and Mass Outbreaks. Your player falls out of the sky and onto this distant, foreign land that lacks the like of Poké Marts, PCs, and gyms. This leaves you to join the Survey Corps and to explore the vast expanse of Hisui and study the Pokémon residing there.

Once you've managed to defeat the first Noble Pokémon, Kleavor, using some Forest Balms, things begin to get even stranger across Hisui. Sooner or later, you will see this dark swirls in the sky, appearing, and then vanishing a short while later. These are Space-Time Distortions, and they're a great way of getting your pastures full of rare Pokémon.

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These Space-Time Distortions are certainly something worth experiencing. So, in this guide, we have explained everything you need to know about Space-Time Distortions in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

A brief explanation of Space-Time Distortions is given by Rei in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

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What Are Space-Time Distortions?

Considering their name – Space-Time Distortions – these otherworldly swirls of energy in the sky seem to be a portal to another time and space. Essentially, they will drop items and Pokémon from different times and places into Hisui, and give players the chance to bag some different Pokémon or items.

However, this isn't all fun and games. The Pokémon that these portals drop are just as angry as the likes of Alpha Pokémon and Noble Pokémon, so the challenge that Space-Time Distortions present isn't without the risk of you and your party fainting.

When Do Space-Time Distortions Happen?

Space-Time Distortions in Pokémon Legends: Arceus will appear randomly, and only for a short time. If you can't see one, then you'll need to wait for an in-game notification that tells you one of the Distortions is forming.

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Once you get this notification, you'll need to whip out your Arc Phone to see where it is (indicated by a small vortex icon on the map), and then attempt to get to it within five minutes. Any longer and the Space-Time Distortion will simply dissipate into thin air again. Until another one happens. Make sure you've a healed party of Pokémon and some space in your inventory before wandering over to the vortex!

Additionally, should you find yourself in an unexpected battle, the timer to reach the Space-Time Distortion is paused. This is pretty neat for if you see a Pokémon on the way that you must capture.

A Space-Time Distortion in Crimson Mirelands is indicated by a small vortex icon on the Arc Phone map in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

What Should You Use Space-Time Distortions For?

When you arrive at a Space-Time Distortion in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you might feel a little underwhelmed, considering there is just this energy in the sky and the environment you're in is no different. However, sooner or later random Pokémon will begin to pop out from the Distortion.

The Pokémon that appear will be ones that will rarely, or never, be seen around Hisui. This is what makes Space-Time Distortions so valuable. For a short period of time, you're able to battle with and catch exclusive Pokémon that can't be found anywhere else in the game, and sometimes acquire rare items for doing so too. For example, evolution items and shards.

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Rare Pokémon Can Be Found At Space-Time Distortions

There's no telling which Pokémon you're going to personally run into at a Space-Time Distortion in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but we've listed who you can find at a Distortion, depending on region. You'll see enraged versions of Pokémon you're familiar with, but here are the ones you can't find elsewhere:

Obsidian Fieldlands

  • Sneasel
  • Weavile
  • Leafeon
  • Sylveon
  • Gengar

Crimson Mirelands

  • Cyndaquil, Quilava, and Typhlosion (post-game only)
  • Porygon
  • Porygon 2
  • Porygon Z
  • Umbreon
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  • Flareon

Cobalt Coastlands

  • Flareon
  • Vaporeon
  • Magnemite
  • Magneton

Coronet Highlands

  • Rowlet, Dartrix, and Decidueye (post-game only)
  • Cranidos
  • Rampardos
  • Shieldon
  • Bastiodon
  • Sylveon
  • Jolteon
  • Magmortar

Alabaster Icelands

  • Oshawott, Dewott, and Samurott (post-game only)
  • Scizor
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  • Glaceon
  • Espeon

That's all there is to know about Space-Time Distortions in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Make sure you're catching 'em all by referring to our Pokédex of all Pokémon in the title, and don't forget to keep our type-chart to hand to aid you in battle. Finally, why not look into customising your character, so you can adventure around Hisui in style?