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Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Mission 4: Getting to Work on Research Tasks

By
Vincent Lau

This is a guide for Mission 4: “Getting to Work on Research Tasks” in Pokémon Legends: Arceus (PLA).

How to Start Mission 4

(1 of 2) Professor Laventon will give you this mission.

Professor Laventon will give you this mission. (left), For this mission, youll be working on the Pokédex. (right)

Mission 4 will be given to you by Professor Laventon immediately after completing Mission 3. Your task is to return to the Obsidian Fieldlands, which you briefly visited during Mission 2, and work on improving your Pokédex, which Laventon just gave you.

1. Head for the Front Gate

(1 of 2) The people of Jubilife Village need you to solve their Pokémon-related problems.

The people of Jubilife Village need you to solve their Pokémon-related problems. (left), Its a good idea to accept requests as soon as you see them. Many requests youll naturally fulfill by playing the game. (right)

Initially, you’ll walk along with the Professor and Akari/Rei. Noticing you’re heading out, one of the guardsmen standing outside Galaxy Hall will catch your attention. This fellow, Beauregard wants a favor from you.

After speaking to Beauregard or otherwise, make your way to the Front Gate to depart from Jubilife Village. Like last time, choose the Obsidian Fieldlands, towards the south-east, as your destination.

2. Follow Akari/Rei to Receive Tips

Upon arriving at the fieldlands, Laventon will teach you about Research Tasks.

(1 of 2) Research Tasks for Oshawott.

Research Tasks for Oshawott. (left), Research Tasks for Bidoof. (right)

Next, Akari/Rei will teach you an important technique for use during sticky situations.

(1 of 2) Dodge to avoid attacks from wild Pokémon.

Dodge to avoid attacks from wild Pokémon. (left), Getting hit by Pokémon will reduce your health and can eventually cause you to faint! (right)

What happens if you don’t dodge though?

Anyway, head forward, towards where you encountered the Bidoof. Akari/Rei will give another handy tip.

(1 of 2) When focusing on a Pokémon, press the Down button…

When focusing on a Pokémon, press the Down button… (left), …to quickly access their Research Tasks. (right)

Continue ahead, near where you captured the Starly. Towards the left, Akari/Rei is waiting with more nuggets of advice. He/she will encourage you try doing some Research Tasks for Starly, since you’re here.

Akari/Rei’s next location is further away. He/she can be found at the south-west corner of Horseshoe Plains. From where you fought and captured the lone Shinx, head east along the riverside. Here, Akari/Rei will suggest taking on the aggressive Buizel nearby.

Finally, Akari/Rei can be found north of the previous location, in-between three Apricorn trees.

(1 of 2) The Crafting Kit lets you craft anywhere!

The Crafting Kit lets you craft anywhere! (left), You can access the Crafting Kit via the Key Items tab. (right)

Besides the Crafting Kit, you’ll also be given the Potion Recipe.

3. Report to Professor Laventon

After your last conversation with Akari/Rei, whenever you feel like you’ve done enough, return to the base camp and chat to Professor Laventon. As a reminder, you can fast-travel via the map.

(1 of 2) Laventon will reimburse you for all your hard work.

Laventon will reimburse you for all your hard work. (left), Additionally, he will update your Pokédex progress. (right)

Laventon will accept your survey report and give you money based on the number and levels of Pokémon you’ve caught etc. Furthermore, he’ll update your Pokédex progress, tallying up any new Research Tasks you’ve completed and awarding the corresponding amount of research points.

If you’ve earned enough research points for the next Expedition Rank, you’ll be escorted back to Jubilife Village.

4. Report to Captain Cyllene

(1 of 2) At First Star rank, Pokémon up to Level 20 will obey you.

At First Star rank, Pokémon up to Level 20 will obey you. (left), That was hardly a challenging mission, eh? (right)

Back at the village, make your way to Galaxy Hall, straight ahead and on the right. Inside, report your day’s hard work to Captain Cyllene. She’ll take a look at your Pokédex progress and upgrade your Expedition Rank if you’ve earned enough research points. On this occasion, she will promote you to the First Star rank.

That’s all for this mission. Your colleagues will invite you to The Wallflower to dine, then the day will end.

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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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