Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in the olden times in the Pokemon world when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in Hisui, 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.
In the game, there are Pokemon who appear larger than their regular counterparts with glowing red eyes, which means they are filled with Wild Might that increases all of their stats and reduces the damage they receive from status conditions and increased combat capabilities are found all over the Hisui region. These Pokemon are called Alpha Pokemon.
In this guide, we will learn where to find an Alpha Clefable!
The Alpha Pokemon will always be at a higher level than their regular counterparts. They will always be aggressive once they notice the player (except for Mantyke and Mantine) and will never run away (except for when the type of Alpha Pokemon appears during a certain time of day or if a Space-Time Distortion appears around them).
Alpha Pokemon will roar and release a shockwave once they notice the player, and if the player is close enough, the player may get staggered and get knocked to the ground for a short while.
The player can catch Alpha Pokemon, regardless of the Alpha Pokemon’s level, by battling with it and then eventually throwing a Poke Ball.
The player, however, can catch Alpha Pokemon without battling by sneaking around the Alpha Pokemon in the tall grass or by using stealth items and then throwing a Poke Ball; however, the player cannot do this if the player’s current obedience level is significantly lower than the Alpha Pokemon’s level.
Additionally, suppose the player has a hard time catching an Alpha Pokemon. In that case, the player can increase the catch rate of catching an Alpha Pokemon by raising the player’s Star Rank (the player’s Survey Corps rank), which can be done by completing Research Tasks and talking to Professor Laventon in any of the Base Camps.
Three types of Alpha Pokemon can be found in the game: fixed Alpha Pokemon that will always spawn and can be found in certain areas of the game and will always be at a fixed level, random Alpha Pokemon, which may only appear once the player has quelled the area’s frenzied Noble Pokemon, and Alpha Pokemon in Massive Mass Outbreaks which can appear as a second wave in the same location as the first wave.
As the other two are random, we will discuss fixed Alpha Pokemon, specifically an Alpha Clefable.
Clefable is a Fairy Type Fairy Pokemon with a body that looks like a star, long pointed ears with brown tips, black eyes with wrinkles on both sides, a pair of dark pink wings, curled fur over its forehead, and a long and tightly curled tail. According to its Pokedex entry in the game, there is a legend that says that Clefable listens to the voices of its kin living on the moon during clear and quiet nights.
An Alpha Clefable can be found on the right side of the Fabled Spring (west of Wayward Wood or southeast of Bolderoll Ravine) in the Coronet Highlands, and the area mentioned in every weather condition can only be found here at night. The Alpha Clefable that can be found in this location is a Level 62 Pokemon.
It is recommended to sneak to the back of the Alpha Pokemon, using the tall grass or stealth items like Smoke Bombs, and throw the player’s Pokemon or Poke Ball on its back to catch it unawares, which assures that the player moves first in battle.
If you plan on distracting it with food before catching it, it is worth mentioning that Clefable’s preferred food is Dazzling Honey.
Suppose you plan on battling a Clefable first before catching it. In that case, it is worth noting that, as mentioned, Clefable is a Fairy-type Pokemon which means it has a weakness to Poison-type and Steel-type moves (super effective), a resistance to the Bug-type, Dark-type, and Fighting-type moves (not very effective), and an immunity to Dragon-type moves (no effect).
Aside from the Alpha Clefable found in the Coronet Highlands, the regular, non-alpha, Clefable can also be found in Massive Mass Outbreaks in the Coronet Highlands.
Now that the player has an Alpha Clefable, the player can try to use the Alpha Clefable to complete other requests, missions, or Arceus’ task for the player to catch ‘em all!