How to Complete the Strange Happenings at Midnight Request (Request 16) in Pokemon Legends: Arceus


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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, currently the Sinnoh region, 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 Hisui region Pokémon species to complete the region’s first-ever Pokédex.

How to Complete the Strange Happenings at Midnight Request (Request 16) in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

The Galaxy Team will ask the player to complete missions. Additionally, various people will also ask for help from the player in requests. One of these requests is Request 16, titled ‘Strange Happenings at Midnight.’ This guide will teach you how to complete the ‘Strange Happenings at Midnight’ request.

Strange Happenings at Midnight

To unlock this request, the player must first unlock ‘The Frenzy of the Lord of the Woods’ mission (the seventh mission in the game), where the player must quell the Noble Kleavor’s frenzy. Additionally, the player must battle or catch a Pichu and add it to the Pokedex.

After that, you can start this request. You can do so by waiting or resting until nighttime then heading to the houses in the middle of Jubilife Village, where you will see a woman with blue hair and dressed in purple named Sanqua. You will find her facing the door of her house with her arms crossed. Talk to her, and she will tell the player she does not feel alone when trying to sleep at night and has found some unusual things inside like burnt Berries or hear some clattering. Then, she will ask the player to go inside her house and investigate. However, you can only attempt to investigate her house during the night. And, just like that, the request has started!

To complete this request, the player must investigate and discover what is happening inside Sanqua’s house. To enter her house, talk to Sanqua outside and confirm on the prompt. Upon entering her home, the player must first investigate a few items inside before the culprit appears. To find the culprit, this is what the player must do:

  1. First, go near the table at the far end of the house and investigate the basket in the middle. A cutscene will play where the player will get a faint smell of Berries inside the basket then the player will hear a noise from the front end of the room near the door.
  2. Next, go to the table covered with a big white cloth near the entrance of the house and investigate it. Another cutscene will play where the player will hear another noise from beneath the cloth. Select ‘Draw it back’ on the prompt then the screen will fade to black and when the scene fades back in the player apparently has seen sparks fly and something that runs by you. After that, the player will hear another noise from near the closets on the far end of the house.
  3. Next, go to the green partition on the left side of the table and investigate it. Another cutscene will play where the player will see a Pichu behind the partition. Sanqua will then enter the house because of the noises. Afterwards, she will find the Pichu which is apparently the Pichu she found injured in the forest a while ago. The Pichu will then go near Sanqua and give her a Berry for fixing it up.

Sanqua will then realize that the thing haunting her house is just a cute and grateful Pichu, and all her worrying of it being something scary was pointless. She will then reward the player with seven Nanab Berries for your efforts.

Now that you have completed the ‘Strange Happenings at Midnight’ Request, you can try to meet other requests, complete missions, or complete Arceus’ task for you, which is to catch ’em all!

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