Where to Find an Alpha Machoke in Pokemon Legends: Arceus


Randrew Mendrico

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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.

Where to Find an Alpha Machoke in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

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 increased 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 Machoke!

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 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 will 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.

There are three types of Alpha Pokemon that 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 talk about fixed Alpha Pokemon, specifically an Alpha Machoke.

Alpha Machoke

Machoke is a Fighting type Superpower Pokemon with a blue-gray body that, weirdly enough, looks like that of a human’s, a face that looks like that of a reptile’s but with a short snout, a pair of eyes with red irises and black pupils, a wide mouth with four visible pointed teeth with two in the upper jaw and two in the lower jaw, three brown ridges on top of its head, a pair of the muscular arm with dark red stripes with five fingers on each hand, large pectoral muscles, black markings on its lower body that looks like briefs with a black and gold power-save belt that looks like a championship belt, and a pair of muscular legs with five toes on each foot. According to its Pokedex entry in the game, Machoke is a sturdy creature that boasts its muscular physique and limitless stamina. Additionally, Machoke loves to train above all else and voluntarily assists with tasks like construction and clearing land.

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An Alpha Machoke can be found near the shore west of Castaway Shore (south of Windbreak Stand or north of Gingko Landing) in the Cobalt Coastlines and can be found here at all times of the day and in every weather condition. The Alpha Machoke that can be found in this location is a Level 40 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 Machoke’s preferred foods are Springy Mushrooms, Dazzling Honey, Hearty Grains, and Plump Beans.

Suppose you plan on battling a Machoke first before catching it. In that case, it is worth noting that, as mentioned, Machoke is a Fighting-type Pokemon which means it has a weakness to Fairy-type, Flying-type, and Psychic-type moves (super effective) and resistance to the Bug-type, Dark-type, and Rock-type moves (not very effective).

Aside from the Alpha Machoke that can be found in the Crimson Mirelands, the regular, non-alpha, Machoke can also be found in the Obsidian Fieldlands (at the top of the Obsidian Falls), in the Coronet Highlands (in Balderoll Ravine and Cloudcap Pass), and in the Alabaster Icelands (in Arena’s Approach, Icebound Falls, and Snowfall Hotspring) and Machoke can be found in these locations at all times of the day and in every weather condition. Aside from that, Machoke can be found in Massive Mass Outbreaks in the Cobalt Coastlands and in the Alabaster Icelands.

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

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