This page offers a guide on how to complete Request 47: Balloon Race in the Coastlands in Pokémon Legends: ARCEUS (PLA).
This request can be picked up from the Balloon Race Man, who can be found at Coastlands Camp in Cobalt Coastlands. Naturally, you’ll only be able to access this request once you’ve completed Request 46: Setting Up the Coastlands Camp, since he’ll only appear at the camp. For this balloon race he’ll ask you to pop 24 out of 40 balloons in under 1 minute and 20 seconds.
How to Beat the Balloon Race in the Coastlands
All you have to do to complete this request is pop 24 out of 40 of the balloons on the course - so 60% of the balloons! This balloon race is a bit more challenging than Request 15: Balloon Race in the Fieldlands, because there are a lot more moving balloons and balloons you’ll need to jump for. In this race you’ll be on the back of your basculegion for a majority of the race and occasionally you’ll spot two balloons in the air. To be able to grab both you’ll need to double jump (press twice) to remain in the air long enough. Some of the high up balloons also move which can be tricky to grab too, so if you’re just going for the request completion, try to focus on the easily obtainable balloons!
To reach the end of the race in time (not a requirement for this request), you’ll also need to make sure to boost/speed up using quite often!
If you don’t pop 24 balloons on the first go, don’t worry too much as you can just try again! Once you’ve hit that requirement though, the request will be completed and you’ll earn x1 Nugget and x10 Ultra Balls. You can return at any time to try to pop all 40 balloons or better your score!