Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in olden times in the Pokemon world when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the Hisui region, 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 Hisui Pokemon species 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 requests. One of these requests is Request 36, titled ‘Watering with Care.’ This guide will teach you how to complete the ‘Watering with Care’ request.
Watering with Care
To unlock this request, the player must first unlock Basculegion as a rideable Pokemon which is part of ‘The Lordless Island’ Mission (the tenth mission in the game). The player must quell a frenzied Hisuian Arcanine. Additionally, the player must first encounter or catch a Sudowoodo and add it to the player’s Pokedex.
Sudowoodo can be found in the Crimson Mirelands (around Cloudpool Ridge) and Coronet Highlands (Celestica Ruins). Sudowoodo can be found in these locations at all times of day and in every weather condition. However, it is worth noting that Sudowoodo is not a very common spawn around Cloudpool Ridge in the Crimson Mirelands, so the player may have to keep resetting the map by going back to Jubilife Village and then back to the Crimson Mirelands until a Sudowoodo shows up.
Head to the Galaxy Hall and proceed to Professor Laventon’s room on the left side of Captain Cyllene’s office. In Professor Laventon’s room, you will find a blackboard just behind Professor Laventon himself. There are a few requests on this blackboard that the player can take on. Read what is on the blackboard, and the prompt, select the ‘Watering with Care’ request. After doing the requirements mentioned above, you can now start this request! And, just like that, the ‘Watering with Care’ request has started!
According to the request description, a villager named Odo is worried about a Sudowoodo that seems to be under the weather, and he wants the player’s advice on what to do. To complete this request, this is what the player must do:
- First, head out of Professor Laventon’s office and the Galaxy Hall, go to the Front Gate of Jubilife Village, then head to the Bogbound Camp in the Crimson Mirelands.
- Upon arriving at the Bogbound Camp in the Crimson Mirelands, you will find a man dressed in blue carrying something on his back named Odo near Professor Laventon. Talk to Odo, and he will show the player a Sudowoodo in the area. He will then say that the Sudowoodo looks pretty listless, so he gives it a whole feast of berries.
- Even though he gave it a lot of berries, it still seems like the Sudowoodo has no energy. Odo will then mention that he figured, as it is like a plant, that may be the Sudowoodo needs to be watered, so he thinks they should use Water Pulse at it and feel better in no time. So, Odo will ask the player to bring a Pokemon that can use Water Pulse to help the Sudowoodo.
- Now it is time to find a Pokemon that can perform Water Pulse. If you chose Oshawott as your starter Pokemon, Oshawott could learn Water Pulse when it reaches Level 18. If Oshawott is not your starter Pokemon, the closest and easiest Pokemon that the player can catch that can learn Water Pulse is a Psyduck from around the Golden Lowlands and Gapejaw Bog in the Crimson Mirelands (or in The Heartwood in the Obsidian Fieldlands, around Bathers’ Lagoon in the Cobalt Coastlands, or around Lonely Spring in the Coronet Highlands) and let it learn Water Pulse when it reaches level 11. Alternatively, if you already have a Buizel, it can learn Water Pulse when it reaches level 18 or if you already have a Shellos, it can learn Water Pulse when it reaches level 9.
- Once you have a Pokemon that can perform Water Pulse, head back to Odo, still near Professor Laventon in the Bogbound Camp in the Crimson Mirelands, talk to him, and select the Pokemon that can perform Water Pulse. After that, and after the player’s confirmation, the screen will fade to black for a second, and you will hear your Pokemon perform a Water Pulse. Then, the Sudowoodo will be agitated when the screen fades back, and a battle against the Sudowoodo will commence!
- Now the player must defeat the Sudowoodo! It is worth noting that Sudowoodo is a Rock-type Pokemon (even though it looks like a tree) which means it has a weakness in Fighting-type, Grass-type, Ground-type, Steel-type, and Water-type moves (super effective) and resistance to Fire-type, Flying-type, Normal-type, and Poison-type moves (not very effective).
- After defeating the Sudowoodo, Odo will apologize to the Sudowoodo as it does not like getting wet. Then, Odo will also apologize to the player for dragging you into this, and he will say that he thought he was helping, but he did not understand Sudowoodo. After that, he will tell the player to keep working on the Pokedex to educate people like him. Finally, Odo will reward the player with 15 Heavy Balls and three Exp. Candy S.
Now that you have completed the ‘Watering with Care’ Request, you can now try to complete other requests, complete missions, or complete Arceus’ task for you, which is to catch ‘em all!