Pokémon Legends: Arceus - How to Unlock and Use Base Camps

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A Pokémon Trainer at a Base Camp in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

As you adventure around the ancient region of Hisui in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you'll find yourself being a part of the Galaxy Expedition Team, completing research and filling your Pokédex as a result. Pokémon Centres and Pokémarts in prior titles served as a base for healing your Pokémon and gathering items; in Legends: Arceus, these are somewhat replaced by the likes of Base Camps.

In this guide, we explain how to unlock and use Base Camps in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

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How to Unlock Base Camps

As of right now, it is uncertain when Base Camps will first be unlocked in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Based of prior titles, we can assume that the first camp will be unlocked whenever you are assigned your first research task after joining the Galaxy Expedition Team, which will take approximately an hour of playtime.

How to Use Base Camps

Base Camps can be used for multiple activities in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, including healing and crafting.

Healing Yourself and Your Pokemon

Replacing Pokémon Centers, Base Camps will be where you go to restore the health of yourself and your party of Pokémon. Additionally, if you pass out while battling in the wild, you will be taken to a Base Camp to recover.

Crafting New Items


At Base Camps, there will be a workbench where you can craft new items using resources you've found. These items will help you with your research as a part of the Galaxy Expedition Team, and you'll be able to stock up on essential items to aid you in battle.

The crafting menu in Pokémon Legends: Arceus that can be accessed using a workbench at a Base Camp.
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In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you will also be able to use Base Camps to sleep until certain time periods, such as morning, noon, and night. This is a useful tool to use to catch Pokémon that are only available at certain times!

Reporting Research Task Progress


As a part of the Galaxy Expedition Team, you will report any progress on your research tasks to Professor Laventon. The Professor will be at Base Camps and is responsible for updating your Pokédex, so talking to him on occasion is vital!

A Pokémon Trainer speaking to Professor Laventon at a Base Camp in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
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That's all you need to know about Base Camps in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. For more help with your adventure around the ancient region of Hisui region, check out how to face Alpha Pokémon and Noble Pokémon, as well as the new Hisuian forms you'll come across.