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Pokémon Legends: Arceus

What is the "Daybreak" DLC?

Vincent Lau

This page explains what the “Daybreak” DLC is, in Pokémon Legends: Arceus (PLA).

Sceencap from the Pokémon Presents, 27th February 2022.

From 27th February 2022 (aka “Pokémon Day”), a new free DLC called “Daybreak” was released for the game.

What’s in the “Daybreak” DLC for PLA

The “Daybreak” DLC contains a variety of new postgame content:

  • Dozens of new requests, revolving around mysterious Pokémon outbreaks and more.
  • Massive Mass Outbreaks, which are Mass Outbreaks on a larger scale.
  • New challenge battles including:
    • The Path of Solitude, where you fight with a single Pokémon.
    • The Path of Tenacity, which pits you against three consecutive opponents.
    • The Eternal Battle Reverie, an endless gauntlet offered by a, we’re guessing, very bored Arceus.
  • Ability to rematch Origin Dialga, Origin Palkia and Arceus at the Temple of Sinnoh.

How to Unlock the “Daybreak” DLC for PLA

To play the “Daybreak” DLC, you must be on the latest software version of PLA, which is currently Version 1.1.0.

This will require an Internet connection or you can match versions with another Nintendo Switch owner who’s already downloaded the latest software update.

How to Update Your Software

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  1. Manually: On the Nintendo Switch home screen, hover over the Pokémon Legends: Arceus game icon and press Joy-Con-ButtonPlus-Filled. Select “Software Update” and then pick the option that’s relevant to you, from “Via the Internet” or “Match Version With Local Users”.

  2. Automatically: If your Nintendo Switch is connected to the Internet and you leave it on Sleep Mode, the software update will automatically download.

After Updating Your Software

Once you have the latest software update, new requests will appear in Jubilife Village and the Obsidian Fieldlands. However, you must be in the postgame (Mission 19 or above).


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    Action RPG
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    10 January 2022
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    18 March 2022
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