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Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Request 117: Magikarp's Path of Solitude

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Vincent Lau
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This is a guide for Request 117: “Magikarp’s Path of Solitude” in the “Daybreak” DLC for Pokémon Legends: Arceus (PLA).

How to Unlock Request 117

(1 of 2) This is the last time youll see Gared…

This is the last time youll see Gared… (left), …Is what wed like to say. (right)

After completing Request 102, you can receive 10 requests related to the Path of Solitude–including this request–by speaking to Gared at the Jubilife Village Training Grounds.

1. Participate in the Path of Solitude with Magikarp

To complete this request, you must conquer the Path of Solitude with the strongest Magikarp you can muster.

Speak to Ingo at the Training Grounds with Magikarp as your only party member and choose the “Path of Solitude” option. You can change your party by choosing the “Select Pokémon” option when speaking with Ingo.

Warden Ingo

(1 of 2) Whoever designed this challenge needs to be slapped with a Magikarp.

Whoever designed this challenge needs to be slapped with a Magikarp. (left), Your opponent is an Electrode who will try and make a misery of your life. (right)

Pokémon Level Type
Electrode (Hisuian) 55 pokemonplatypeelectric.pngpokemonplatypegrass.png

Of the first batch of Path of Solitude requests, this one takes the cake by far. When reading the request description, you’re recommended to bring a “sturdy” Magikarp, but nothing short of a Level 90+ Magikarp will pass this frankly ridiculous challenge.

(1 of 2) Your Magikarp must survive not just one…

Your Magikarp must survive not just one… (left), …But two Self-Destructs. (right)

You see, Magikarp has no moves it can learn, besides Splash, which does nothing. Meanwhile, its opponent will use Self-Destruct to massively damage Magikarp and itself. The key to winning is surviving not one, but two Self-Destruct attacks. If it was just one Self-Destruct, this battle could be won at a far lower Level…

Besides that, your Magikarp needs a Defense-boosting Nature, like Bold. Otherwise it must be higher Level still! Plus it needs max Effort Levels in HP and Defense. Please tell us you didn’t waste all your Grit Rocks.

The hardest part is obviously grinding Magikarp to Level 90+. We hope you saved all your Exp. Candies and Rare Candy! You can also buy Exp. Candies from Bonn, near Galaxy Hall, but they aren’t cheap.

(1 of 2) Try grinding the Alabaster Blissey to begin with, then using candies near the end.

Try grinding the Alabaster Blissey to begin with, then using candies near the end. (left), These are the kind of stats your Magikarp needs to survive. (right)

If you only need experience, a good place to grind is the two Blissey at the Alabaster Icelands (here and here). Wait for them to turn their backs at you, then toss Magikarp to surprise them. Afterwards, immediately switch to your main damage dealer. That way, Magikarp will receive more experience than simply being in your party. If you wait, these Blissey will re-spawn (you can try KOing Ambipom or other nearby Pokémon in the meantime).

Reward for Request 117

Were guessing not many people will see this completion screen.

For outlasting Electrode, Ingo will give you some rewards such as Exp. Candies or Grit items. Additionally, for your first clear, he’ll add a “Path of Solitude” stamp in Magikarp’s Pokédex page.

Show the stamp to Gared to complete this request, earning you:

  • Seed of Mastery x1
  • Exp. Candy L x1

If you’ve completed all 10 of Gared’s initial requests, he’ll give you 5 more, starting with Request 118 and ending at Request 122.

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MeiTow

Just wanted to say that my alpha Magikarp survived this fight at level 83 or 85 (I was leveling up Wurmple as well) with 2 hp. lol

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Just wanted to say that my alpha Magikarp survived this fight at level 83 or 85 (I was leveling up Wurmple as well) with 2 hp. lol

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms,
    Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    10 January 2022
  • Last Updated
    18 March 2022
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