Pokemon Legends: Arceus is set in the old times in the Pokemon world at a time when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the land of the Hisui region, known as the Sinnoh region in modern times, you’ll join the Galaxy Expedition Team (or just 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.
The Galaxy Team will task the player to do missions in the game. Various people will also ask for help from the player in the form of requests. One of these requests is Request 111, titled ‘Abra’s Path of Solitude.’ This guide will teach you how to complete the ‘Abra’s Path of Solitude’ request.
Abra’s Path of Solitude
To unlock this request, the player must first complete the “Massive Mass Outbreak in the Icelands’ request (request 101) and the ‘Daybreak’ request (request 102), where the player must investigate the massive mass outbreaks in the Alabaster Icelands and complete the Daybreak DLC.
After doing the requirements mentioned above, you can now start this request! To do that, head on to the Training Grounds in the northwest of the Jubilife Village, and on the left side of the building (or behind Ingo), the player will find Gared, who is a member of the Security Corps. Talk to Gared, and he will ask if the player has tried Ingo’s Path of Solitude Battles yet. After selecting ‘Path of Solitude?’ on the prompt, he will explain that the Path of Solitude is a chance to master the art of battling with a single Pokemon. He will say that battling a formidable opponent with just one Pokemon in the player’s party feels like reaching for the stars as the player would have to know their Pokemon well to come up with the best strategy. Then, Gared will say that he has a request for the player about the Path of Solitude which is said to be tough to beat, so that is what he wants the player to do. Then, after that, a bunch of requests will start, and one of them is the “Abra’s Path of Solitude” Request!
After that, Gared will tell the player to show him the mark in the player’s Pokedex once the player has completed the Path of Solitude with any of the Pokemon he mentioned.
To complete this request, the player must defeat Ingo and his Mr. Mime in the Path of Solitude with only an Abra in the player’s party.
Before talking to Ingo to start the Path of Solitude, ensure that the player has an Abra that is Level 15 and above. Even though Ingo’s Mr. Mime is Level 84, the player does not need a high-level Abra because Ingo’s Mr. Mime will only use Mimic and not use any attacking moves, so this will be a straightforward battle.
Abra can be found in Windswept Run and Sandgem Flats in the Obsidian Fieldlands, and they can be found in these locations at all times of the day and in every weather condition. Abra will teleport as soon as it senses the player, and it can sense the player very quickly, so it is recommended to use some Feather Balls, Wing Balls, or Jet Balls to catch it from afar or use some Smoke Bombs and Stealth Sprays to get closer to them.
It is worth noting that Ingo’s Mr. Mime is a Level 84 Psychic and Fairy type Pokemon which means it has a weakness to Ghost type, Poison type, and Steel-type moves (super effective), a resistance to Psychic type and especially Fighting type moves (not very effective), and immunity to Dragon-type moves (no effect). Ingo’s Mr. Mime will only use one move called Mimic, which will copy its opponent’s last move.
Because Ingo’s Mr. Mime will only use Mimic, it is recommended to have Teleport and any attacking move in the player’s Abra’s moveset. Shadow Ball and Iron Tail would be great attacking moves as Shadow Ball is a Ghost-type move and Iron Tail is a Steel-type move which is super effective against Mr. Mime. However, as Shadow Ball only has 10 PP and Iron Tail only has 5 PP which the player might use up and still not defeat Ingo’s Mr. Mime, the player can also add an attacking move that has a lot of PP like Swift, which is a Normal type move and has 20 PP.
After training your Abra and letting it learn the recommended moves, head to Ingo on the left side of Captain Zisu in the Training Grounds and talk to him. Select the ‘Path of Solitude’ on the prompt, and select ‘Accept the challenge’ on the following prompt. Then Ingo will let you choose one Pokemon, so put your Abra in the party and remove all the other Pokemon so the player will only use Abra. After that, select ‘Begin’ on the following prompt, and the player can now begin the challenge!
In battle, the player can use Teleport first so that Ingo’s Mr. Mime will use Mimic and copy that move and use Teleport for the rest of the battle. After that, the player Abra can keep attacking Ingo’s Mr. Mime with any attacking move until it is defeated.
After defeating Ingo’s Mr. Mime, Ingo will say that the player Abra has reached the final station on its Path to Solitude and that he has added a mark on Abra’s page in the Pokedex that signifies its victory. Then, Ingo will reward the player with three Exp. Candy L as a prize for having completed the Path of Solitude.
Afterward, head back to Gared, still near Ingo, and talk to him. Gared will say that it was a thrill to see the player’s Pokemon best, the Path of Solitude. Then, finally, the player will be rewarded with one Seed of Mastery and three Exp. Candy M for your efforts, and the “Abra’s Path of Solitude” Request is now completed!
Now that you have completed the ‘Abra’s Path of Solitude’ Request, you can now try to complete other requests, complete missions, or complete Arceus’ task for you, which is to catch ‘em all!