Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in the old times in the Pokemon world at a time when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the land of the Hisui region, known as the Sinnoh region in modern times, you’ll join the Galaxy Expedition Team (or just Galaxy Team for short) as a member of the Survey Corps stationed in Jubilife Village. You will be tasked to meet every species of Pokémon from the Hisui region to complete the region’s first-ever Pokédex.
The Galaxy Team will task the player to do missions in the game. Various people will also ask for help from the player in the form of requests. One of these requests is Request 108, titled the ‘Bidoof’s Path of Solitude.’ This guide will teach you how to complete the ‘Bidoof’s Path of Solitude’ request.
Bidoof’s Path of Solitude
To unlock this request, the player must first complete the “Massive Mass Outbreak in the Icelands’ request (request 101) and the ‘Daybreak’ request (request 102), where the player must investigate the massive mass outbreaks in the Alabaster Icelands and complete the Daybreak DLC.
After doing the requirements mentioned above, you can now start this request! To do that, head on to the Training Grounds in the northwest of the Jubilife Village, and on the left side of the building (or behind Ingo), the player will find Gared, who is a member of the Security Corps. Talk to Gared, and he will ask if the player has yet tried Ingo’s Path of Solitude Battles. After selecting ‘Path of Solitude?’ on the prompt, he will explain that the Path of Solitude is a chance to master the art of battling with a single Pokemon. He will say that battling a formidable opponent with just one Pokemon in the player’s party feels like reaching for the stars as the player would have to know their Pokemon well to develop the best strategy. Then, Gared will say that he has a request for the player about the Path of Solitude which is said to be tough to beat, so that is what he wants the player to do. Then, after that, a bunch of requests will start, and one of them is the “Bidoof’s Path of Solitude” Request!
After that, Gared will tell the player to show him the mark in the player’s Pokedex once the player has completed the Path of Solitude with any of the Pokemon he mentioned.
To complete this request, the player must defeat Ingo and his Eevee in the Path of Solitude with only a Bidoof in the player’s party.
Before talking to Ingo to start the Path of Solitude, ensure that the player has a Bidoof above Level 50, as the player would have to battle Ingo’s Level 50 Eevee. Unfortunately, there is no high-level Bidoof that the player can catch and use against Ingo’s Eevee, so the player would have to train one.
With that in mind, it is recommended that the player’s Bidoof has a Nature that boosts Attack, like Adamant, or increases Defense, like Bold and Lax. Then, the player can boost Bidoof’s Effort Levels, focusing on boosting Bidoof’s Attack, Defense, and Sp. Attack, using Grit items.
After training your Bidoof, head to Ingo on the left side of Captain Zisu in the Training Grounds and talk to him. Select the ‘Path of Solitude’ on the prompt, select ‘Accept the challenge’ on the following prompt; then Ingo will let you choose one Pokemon, so put your Bidoof in the party and remove all the other Pokemon so that the player will only use Bidoof. After that, select ‘Begin’ on the next prompt, and the player can now begin the challenge!
It is worth noting that Eevee is a Normal type Pokemon which means it has a weakness to Fighting-type moves (super effective) and immunity to Ghost-type moves (not very effective). Ingo’s Eevee will use two moves which are Quick Attack, which will allow Eevee to attack multiple times consecutively, and Baby-Doll Eyes, which will weaken the player’s Bidoof’s damage output. It is also worth noting that, aside from the regular attack, Ingo’s Eevee may use these moves in either Agile or Strong Style.
It is recommended to let the player’s Bidoof learn Ice Beam and keep attacking Ingo’s Eevee with it as it has a chance to inflict Frostbite, which can be additional damage. Learning and using Thunderbolt will also be good as it has a chance to inflict Paralysis on the opposing Pokemon. Bidoof’s Double Edge would also be great, but you have to be careful as the recoil will also inflict damage on Bidoof.
After defeating Ingo’s Eevee, Ingo will say that Bidoof has reached the final station on its Path to Solitude and that he has added a mark on Bidoof’s page in the Pokedex, signifying its victory. Then, Ingo will reward the player with three Exp. Candy L as a prize for having completed the Path of Solitude.
Afterward, head back to Gared, still near Ingo, and talk to him. Gared will say that it was a thrill to see the player’s Pokemon best, the Path of Solitude. Then, finally, the player will be rewarded with one Seed of Mastery and 10 Exp. Candy S, for your efforts, and the “Bidoof’s Path of Solitude” Request is now completed!
Now that you have completed the ‘Bidoof’s Path of Solitude’ Request, you can now try to complete other requests, complete missions, or complete Arceus’ task for you, which is to catch ‘em all!