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 Hisui region, known as modern-day Sinnoh, you will join the Galaxy Expedition Team (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. Additionally, various people will also ask for help from the player via requests. One of these requests is Request 41, titled ‘An Elegant Tail.’ This guide will teach you to complete the ‘An Elegant Tail’ request.
The Charm Lost in the Swamp
To unlock this request, the player must first receive the ‘A New Mission’ mission which is the ninth mission of the game. After quelling the Lady of the Ridge Liligant’s frenzy, the player must go back to Commander Kamado and report the player’s success.
After doing the requirements mentioned, you can now start this request! To do just that, head to the southwest part of Jubilife Village, and on top of a hill, you will find a man in green clothing named Asabei. Talk to Asabei, and he will tell the player about a Pokemon with what, according to him, has a remarkable tail. He will then say that it was hiding behind some rocks when he found it with its tail poking out, and he would give anything to see it again. He will then ask the player if you could catch that Pokemon he is talking about. He will also describe the Pokemon’s tail as elegant and swirly, like a spring. Finally, he will say that he will reward the player if the player shows it to him after you catch it. And, just like that, the request has started!
The Pokemon that Asabei is referring to is a Glameow. If you have one, the player can talk to Asabei again and show the Glameow. If you don’t, Glameow can be found in the Cobalt Coastlands (in Crossing Slope, near Gingko Landing, near Aipom Hill, and Veilstone Cape) and in the Alabaster Icelands (in Avalugg’s Legacy). Glameow can be found in these locations at all times of day and in every weather condition.
Suppose you decide to battle it before catching it. In that case, it is worth mentioning that Glameow is a Normal-type Pokemon with a weakness to Fighting-type moves (super effective) and immunity to Ghost-type attacks (which do not affect Normal-type Pokemon like Glameow).
If you decide to distract it with food, Glameow’s preferred foods are Hearty Grains, Plump Beans, and Springy Mushrooms.
After catching a Glameow, head back to Asabei, still at the top of a hill in the southwest part of Jubilife Village, talk to him, and on the prompt, select the Glameow. After that, Asabei will confirm that it is indeed that Pokemon that he saw with an elegant tail. Asabei will continue to marvel at the Glameow’s tail, then the Glameow will meow, and Asabei will compliment its meow. As Asabei thinks the Glameow is already attached to him, and he thinks they will get along easily, he will try to pet it, but the Glameow will reply with a scratch. Asabei will then be shocked by this and realize that he got carried away. He will then thank the player for showing him a Glameow, and he will say that he will one day find a Pokemon with the perfect tail, and he would like them to become fast friends, just like the player and your partner Pokemon. Finally, Asabei will reward the player with two Aux Evasion and two Grit Gravel.
Now that you have completed ‘An Elegant Tail’ request, you can try to complete other requests, complete missions, or complete Arceus’ task for you, which is to catch ‘em all!