When you think of Pokemon, it’s almost certain that one particular creature comes to mind: Pikachu. That’s why were here to tell you how to catch Pikachu in Pokemon Legends: Arceus!
Despite being just another one of the 151 Pokemon in the original Red and Blue versions of the game on the Game Boy – with no special focus on the character at all – the cute, yellow, electric mouse became synonymous with the Pokemon brand.
And it’s all thanks to it being the companion of main series protagonist Ash in the animated adaptation of the video game.
Pikachu has remained the most popular Pokemon ever since. He even ending up being voiced by none other than Ryan Reynolds in the live action Detective Pikachu movie, which truly demonstrates Pikachu’s iconic status.
Though Pokemon Legends: Arceus takes us way back to the dawn of the relationship between humans and Pokemon, Pikachu can still be found in the wilderness of Sinnoh.
And we’re here to help you get your hands on the most beloved of all Pokemon!
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Where To Find Pikachu In Pokemon Legends: Arceus?
You can find Pikachu on land in the Nature’s Pantry area of the Obsidian Fieldlands. Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, head to the Alabaster Icelands.
You can also happen upon Pikachu in either the Bonechill Wastes or Heart’s Crag via Space-Time Distortions there.
Regardless of where you try to find Pikachu, be aware that its spawn rate is pretty low.
If you happen to come across the even rarer unevolved form of Pikachu – Pichu – which you can find in the Floaro Gardens or Nature’s Pantry areas of the Obsidian Fieldlands, we’d definitely recommend trying to catch them and evolving them into Pikachu.
How To Evolve Pichu Into Pikachu In Pokemon Legends: Arceus?
Evolving Pichu is relatively straightforward, if a little abstract.
You simply need to have a high friendship rating with Pichu during the daytime – and it’ll be ready to evolve into its more recognisable Pikachu form!
How To Raise Friendship Levels In Pokemon Legends Arceus?
The Friendship Level of a Pokemon can range between 0-225. When it reaches 160 or higher, consider it high enough for your Pocket Monster to evolve.
In order to raise Friendship, the easiest method is to simply break mineral rocks or use a specific Pokemon to shake a tree. Each time you do one of these actions, it’ll raise the Friendship Level of the Pokemon you use by 1 point.
Levelling up Pokemon or winning a battle with them also raises Friendship.
How To Check Friendship Levels In Pokemon Legends Arceus?
It’s surprisingly difficult to actually check on the Friendship Level of your Pokemon, but very straightforward once you know how.
The only method available is to talk to Bellamy near the Sheep pens in Jubilife Village.
However, to unlock the ability to talk to Bellamy, you’ll first need to complete quest 7 – ‘The Frenzy of the Lord of the Woods’ – and request 28, Measuring Your Compatibility’.
What Do Bellamy’s Answers Mean?
Talk to Bellamy, then select the Pokemon whose Friendship Level you’d like to check. He’ll then give you a slightly cryptic answer which will tell you what Friendship Level your Pokemon is at. The most important answers are as follows:
- If he says ‘it can still be better’, the Friendship Level is between 100-149.
- If Bellamy says ‘you must be great partners’, your Friendship Level with that Pokemon is between 150 and 199.
- When he says the relationship is ‘excellent’, that means the Friendship Level is between 200 and 254.
- Lastly, if Bellamy tells you it’s at its maximum, that means your Friendship Level is 255.
So there you have it – you should now be fully armed with all of the information on how to catch Pikachu in Pokemon Legends: Arceus!
We have numerous guides on catching and evolving elusive Pokemon here on Retro Dodo, so stick around and check those out if you’re getting stuck. Here’s a handy list of links to our evolution guides!
- Discover How to Evolve Gligar into Gliscor in Pokemon Legends: Arceus,
- Learn How to Evolve Ursaring in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
- Find out How to Evolve Dusclops in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
- Learn How to Evolve Haunter in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
- Check out How to Evolve Graveler in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
- Discover How to Evolve Kadabra in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
- Learn How to Evolve Machoke in Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Also, if you happen to come across Uxie on your journey through Sinnoh, be sure to check out our guide on how to solve Uxie’s ‘eyes’ puzzle in Pokemon Legends Arceus. It’s a bit tricky, so we’re here to help you with that too!
Good luck on your quest to catch ‘em all!
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Jason – who lives in the UK – has had a lifelong interest in video games, which all started when he discovered Space Invaders in the early 80s. The first game he ever completed was Wonder Boy in Monster Land on the Sega Master System – which remains one of his proudest gaming achievements. Jason is a passionate writer – and has been writing about gaming since the late 90s. He currently runs pop culture blog midlifegamergeek.com, which he updates on a daily basis (and has written more than 700 articles on the blog alone!).
Outside of video games, Jason is a keen tabletop gamer, film buff and comic book fan.