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What are Alpha Pokémon?

By
Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers up-to-date information on Alpha Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: ARCEUS.

What are Alpha Pokémon?

Alpha Pokémon are new to Pokémon Legends: "Arceus" IconArceus. These Pokémon are much larger than their normal variants with large red eyes. They have a red symbol when you battle them and in the in-game menu. They are large because their size value has been maxed (set to 255) which means they are the largest size they can be for that particular species! They are, naturally, tougher than standard Pokémon, but if you manage to weaken and capture them then you’ll have a great ally! Alternatively, if you defeat them, you’ll get some rare loot. They also have 3 stats guaranteed to have an effort value (EV) of 3, implying 3 IVs of 31 and may have moves normally requiring the Move Shop to obtain. There is also a small chance for them to be shiny!

Alpha "Snorlax" IconSnorlax (Credit: The Pokémon Company).

How do you obtain Alpha Pokémon?

You’ll occasionally run into Alpha Pokémon on your journeys into the wild. Be careful though, they’re always hostile and will chase you down if they spot you, so tread carefully! Alpha Pokémon are typically found at fixed locations on the in-game map. There is also a small percentage chance to encounter a random Alpha Pokémon that is not a fixed spawn (provided you have defeated the Noble Pokémon from that region). Alpha Pokémon will respawn when you come back to the area after catching or defeating them. Higher level Alpha Pokémon are the hardest to catch. When you catch an Alpha Pokémon, you will get increased rewards for completing a survey. Certain Pokémon may have Research Tasks that require you to catch an Alpha Pokémon variant.

Alpha Pokémon are stronger and scarier than standard Pokémon (Credit: The Pokémon Company).

Where to Find Alpha Pokémon

Below you can find a list of pages which show all the fixed Alpha Pokémon spawns in the game. Each page contains map marker links to our interactive maps showing exactly where you can find them in the open world.

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Guide Information

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