Where to Find an Alpha Dusknoir in Pokemon Legends: Arceus


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Learn where to find an Alpha Dusknoir in Pokemon Legends: Arceus!

Where to Find an Alpha Dusknoir in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

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 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, which increases all of their stats, reduces the damage they receive from status conditions, and increases combat capabilities that are found all over the Hisui region. These Pokemon are called Alpha Pokemon

In this guide, you will learn where to find an Alpha Dusknoir in Pokemon Legends: Arceus!

Alpha Pokemon

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 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 knocked to the ground for a short while.

The player will be able to 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 Dusknoir.

Alpha Dusknoir

Dusknoir is a Ghost-type Gripper Pokemon with a black and gray body with yellow accents and looks like a cyclops with an eyelid that looks like a mouth that is smiling, red pupils, and a yellow iris. Dusknoir has a yellow band near the top of its head with a short antenna shaped like a disc, two markings on its torso and back that look like pairs of eyes, and a wispy tail instead of feet. According to its Pokedex entry in the game, Dusknoir comes to the people whose lives have ended and escorts their souls to the afterlife, and, although it happens rarely, Dusknoir is known to take the souls of people who are still alive by mistake.

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An Alpha Dusknoir can be found in Deadwood Haunt (east of Bathers’ Lagoon and southwest of Sand’s Reach) in the Cobalt Coastlands and the area mentioned in every weather condition. However, it can only be found there at night. The Alpha Dusknoir found in this location is a Level 65 Pokemon.

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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 Dusknoir’s preferred foods are Springy Mushrooms and Plump Beans.

Suppose you plan on battling a Dusknoir first before catching it. In that case, it is worth noting that, as mentioned, Dusknoir is a Ghost-type Pokemon, which means it has a weakness to Dark-type and Ghost-type moves (super effective), a resistance to Bug-type and Poison-type moves (not very effective), and a immunity to Fighting-type and Normal-type actions (no effect).

Aside from the Alpha Dusknoir found in the Cobalt Coastlands, the regular, non-alpha Dusknoir can also be found in Massive Mass Outbreaks in the Coronet Highlands and the Alabaster Icelands.

Now that the player has an Alpha Dusknoir, the player can now try to use the Alpha Dusknoir to complete other requests, complete missions, or complete Arceus’ task for the player, which is to catch them all!

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