This page offers a guide on how to complete Request 79: Balloon Race in the Icelands in Pokémon Legends: ARCEUS (PLA).
This request can be picked up from the Balloon Race man at Icepeak Camp in Alabaster Icelands. He’ll only be there once the camp has been set up, after finishing Request 78: Setting Up the Icepeak Camp. This time, you’ll be tasked with popping 30 out of 50 Balloons!
How to Pop 30 Balloons in the Icelands Balloon Race
This is the Balloon Race to end all balloon races! In previous races (Request 15 and Request 47), you’ve not really had to use all of the mounts to get the ballons, but this time you’ll need to use Wyrdeer, Sneasler, and Basculegion to make your way across the race course.
The best advice we can offer for the race is to boost and speed yourself up as much as possible when you’re on the back of Wyrdeer or Basculegion. And also don’t forget to double jump as Basculegion too - you’ll need to do this once you reach the edge of the waterfall! You’ll also want to accept the game’s suggestions to press to change to another mount - for example, if you’ve reached a cliff side press to change to Sneasler when the prompt comes up! Same goes for when you’re up in the air and you’re prompted to switch to Braviary. It’s a lot easier to do it this way than to frantically switch through mounts the usual way.
It’s quite a tricky course and you might struggle to get all the way to the end but so long as you pop 30 out of 50 balloons then you’ll have completed this request and you’ll earn x3 Nuggets! You can always come back at a later date to try to beat your score!