Poke Balls are arguably the most essential item in every Pokemon game because it is used to capture and store Pokemon. The same can also be said in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, as the game’s primary goal is to catch every Pokemon in the Hisui Region. In this iteration, however, players are introduced to Poke Balls as items that have just been invented since this game takes place way before the modern Pokemon games.
One of the Poke Balls in Pokemon Legends: Arceus is the Feather Ball. The Feather Ball has a long throwing distance, making it great to use to catch Pokemon flying high up in the air or small and agile.
Also introduced in Pokemon Legends: Arceus is a new mechanic called Crafting. With Crafting, you can create various items like Poke Balls, healing items, and more using crafting ingredients found all over the Hisui region. With Crafting, you can make items instead of buying them. In this guide, you will learn how to craft Feather Balls.
Do note that you can’t craft right from the start of the game, but you do unlock the function early on. After completing the Galaxy Team’s Entry Trial, players can start the Basics of Crafting mission, which is the game’s third mission. Captain Cyllene also gives you the recipe to craft Poke Balls after completing the Galaxy Team’s Entry Trial.
For the Basics of Crafting mission, Akari or Rei will teach you how to craft items by introducing you to the Craftworks, where you can find a Workbench to create items. You can find a Workbench in the Craftworks in Jubilife Village or at the campsite.
After that, you will get another mission in which you’ll be instructed to work on Research Tasks. Try to finish this mission, and you will reach a part where Akari or Rei will require you to catch a Buizel. However, you will need to battle the said Pokemon first before you can catch it. Additionally, Akari or Rei will teach you that you’ll need to see a Pokemon perform a specific move in battle to complete some research tasks. When you finish these tasks, Akari or Rei will reward you with a Crafting Kit for completing the challenges.
What’s the difference between a Workbench in the Craftworks or at the campsite and the Crafting Kit? With the workbench, you can craft items using the items you have in your satchel and the items you have kept in storage. Again, you can only access the workbench in the Craftworks and the campsite. On the other hand, aside from using the Crafting Kit anywhere, you can only craft using only the items you have in your satchel.
Crafting Feather Balls
To obtain the crafting recipe for Feather Balls, you must first achieve Second Star Rank. Captain Cyllene will give you the crafting recipe for Feather Balls when you do. Fortunately, this is done relatively early on in the game.
To craft Feather Balls, you need one Apricorn and one Sky Tumblestone.
You can either purchase these materials, or you can find them all around the overworld, so you don’t have to spend a single Pokemon dollar. However, if you don’t have time to farm for items, the option to purchase them is still there.
To obtain some Apricorn, as stated previously, you can find Apricorn trees all over the Hisui region. More specifically, you can find them in these zones: Obsidian Fieldlands, Alabaster Icelands, Cobalt Coastlands, Coronet Highlands, and Crimson Mirelands. There are three Apricorn trees northwest of Horseshoe Plains in Obsidian Fieldlands. You can obtain at least 15 Apricorns from this zone alone. To get Apricorn from Apricorn trees, you need the help of your Pokemon. To do this, aim and throw one of your Pokemon to a tree, then your Pokemon will come out and strike the tree to harvest the Apricorn. The selected Pokemon will also gain experience for you helping out.
Apricorn can also be obtained after catching or defeating Pokemon, specifically Starly, Staravia, Staraptor, and Kricketot.
Additionally, you can pay Colza 500 Pokemon Dollars to plant Apricorn harvests at the Farm in Jubilife Village to get plenty of Apricorns.
It is also possible to purchase Apricorn for 40 Pokemon Dollars from Anvin in the Craftworks.
To obtain Sky Tumblestones, you need to find blue ores all over the Hisui region. These look similar to the regular Tumblestone’s rust-colored stones but in blue. To get Sky Tumblestones from these rocks, you also need the help of one of your Pokemon. You can also do this by throwing out one of your Pokemon, and your Pokemon will come out to strike the rocks and harvest the Tumblestone!
There are a lot of Sky Tumblestones to harvest south of the Base Camp at Crimson Mirelands. You can also find SkyTumblestones around Obsidian Fieldlands, Coronet Highlands, Cobalt Coastlands, and Alabaster Icelands. Still, the area near the Base Camp in Crimson Mirelands would be the most accessible place to find them.
Sky Tumblestones can also be obtained after catching or defeating Pokemon, specifically Porygon, Porygon2, Porygon-Z, and Mantyke.
Alternatively, it is possible to purchase Sky Tumblestone for 100 Pokemon Dollars in the Craftworks by talking to Anvin (given that it is already added to his wares).
Now that you have crafted some Feather Balls, you can try to catch Pokemon far away, especially Pokemon that are flying up in the air as ordinary Poke Balls can’t reach them. However, you have to anticipate where the Pokemon is going while aiming to hit the Pokemon. Because of its long range, the travel time from your spot and the Pokemon can be quite long; you will miss the Pokemon if you aim exactly at it. Additionally, set the crosshairs slightly lower than where the Pokemon is while aiming as throwing the Feather Ball also has a bit of an arc.
Now that you know how to craft Feather Balls in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, start farming for some Apricorns and Sky Tumblestones, craft as many Feather Balls as you want, and continue the mission that Arceus has bestowed upon you to catch ’em all!