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 and 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, we will learn where to find an Alpha Electivire!
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 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 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 completely random, we will discuss fixed Alpha Pokemon, specifically an Alpha Electivire.
Electivire is an Electric type Thunderbolt Pokemon with a large humanoid body, yellow fur, black stripes, red eyes, a black spot on its forehead, a black electric outlet symbol on its back, and two antennae with bulbous tips. According to its Pokedex entry in the game, Electivire’s electrical output rises along with its heart rate. Additionally, Electivire can unleash an electric current measuring up to 20,000 volts from its tails.
An Alpha Electivire can be found slightly south of Cloudcap Pass (northeast of Moonview Arena or north of the Sacred Plaza) in the Coronet Highlands and can be found in the area mentioned at all times the day and in every weather condition. The Alpha Electivire that can be found in this location is a Level 69 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 Electivire’s preferred foods are Dazzling Honey, Springy Mushrooms, Hearty Grains, and Plump Beans.
SupposeSuppose you plan on battling an Electivire first before catching it. In that case. In that case, it is worth noting that, as mentioned, Electivire is an Electric-type Pokemon which means it has a weakness to Ground-type moves (super effective) and resistance to Electric-type, Flying-type, and Steel-type moves (not very effective).
Aside from the Alpha Electivire found in the Coronet Highlands, the regular, non-alpha, Electivire can also be found in Massive Mass Outbreaks in the Coronet Highlands.
Now that the player has an Alpha Electivire, the player can try to use the Alpha Electivire to complete other requests, missions, or Arceus’ task for the player to catch ‘em all!