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 species of Pokémon from the Hisui region 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 Pachirisu!
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 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 completely random, we will discuss fixed Alpha Pokemon, specifically an Alpha Pachirisu.
Pachirisu is an Electric type EleSquirrel Pokemon with a small, white with a faint bluish tint body that looks like that of a squirrel, a pair of black and white eyes, a yellow circle on its cheeks, a mouth with a single visible tooth, a pair of blue ears, a pair of short arms, a pair of short legs, a long and large tail that is almost as big as its body, three blue spikes at the top of the curl of its tail, and a blue stripe on its back from the top of its forehead to the tip of its tail. According to its Pokedex entry in the game, Pachirisu is a calm pokemon but will still present danger when its electrified tail or cheeks is touched. Additionally. Pachirisu species related to the Pikachu line.
Alpha Pachirisu can be found southwest of Gapejaw Bog (south of the Golden Lowlands or northwest of the Holm of Trials) in the Crimson Mirelands and can be found here at all times of the day and in every weather condition. The Alpha Pachirisu 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 Pachirisu’s preferred foods are Springy Mushrooms, Dazzling Honey, Hearty Grains, and Plump Beans.
Suppose you plan on battling a Pachirisu first before catching it. In that case, it is worth noting that, as mentioned, Pachirisu is an Electric-type Pokemon which means it has a weakness to Ground-type moves (super effective) and a resistance to Electric-type, Flying-type, and Steel-type moves (not very effective).
Aside from the Alpha Pachirisu that can be found in the Crimson Mirelands, the regular, non-alpha, Pachirisu can also be found in other parts of the Crimson Mirelands (in Cottonsedge Prairie) and can be found here at all times of day and in every weather condition. Aside from that, Pachirisu can also be found in Massive Mass Outbreaks in the Crimson Mirelands and the Alabaster Icelands.
Now that the player has an Alpha Pachirisu, the player can now try to use the Alpha Pachirisu to complete other requests, complete missions, or complete Arceus’ task for the player, which is to catch ‘em all!