Pokemon Legends: Arceus takes place in olden times in the Pokemon world when it was rare to find harmony between people and Pokemon. Set in the Hisui region, 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 Region Pokemon species 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 109, titled “Eevee’s Path of Solitude.” This guide will teach you how to complete the “Eevee’s Path of Solitude“ request.
Eevee’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 yet tried Ingo’s Path of Solitude Battles.
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 develop 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 “Eevee’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 Hisuian Zoroark in the Path of Solitude with only an Eevee in the player’s party.
Before talking to Ingo to start the Path of Solitude, ensure that the player has an Eevee above Level 55, as the player would have to battle Ingo’s Level 50 Hisuian Zoroark. Unfortunately, there is no high-level Bidoof that the player can catch and use against Ingo’s Eevee, so the player would have to train one. Though very rare, the highest level Eevee player can find in the wild is around Level 45-53 from Space-Time Distortions in the Bonechill Wastes and the Heart’s Crag in the Alabaster Icelands.
With that in mind, it is recommended that the player’s Eevee has a Nature that boosts Sp. Defense, like Calm or Gentle, as Ingo’s Hisuian Zoroark will mainly use Sp. Attack moves. Then, the player can boost Eevee’s Effort Levels, focusing on increasing Eevee’s Sp. Attack, Sp. Defense, and HP, using Grit items.
It is worth noting that Ingo’s Hisuian Zoroark is a Level 50 Normal and Ghost-type Pokemon, which means it has a weakness to Dark-type moves (super effective), a resistance to Bug-type and Poison-type moves (not very effective), and immunity to Fighting-type, Ghost-type, and Normal-type moves (no effect).
Ingo’s Hisuian Zoroark will use two moves: Snarl, a Dark-type move that deals damage and lowers its opponent’s offensive stats, and Nasty Plot, which will boost its offensive stats. It is also worth noting that, aside from the regular attack, Ingo’s Hisuian Zoroark may use these moves in either Agile or Strong Style.
Check this request’s description; it will give a tip to use the opponent’s moves against them. So, it is recommended to let the player’s Eevee learn Mimic and use it once Ingo’s Hisuian Zoroark uses Snarl as, again, this move is a Dark-type move that is super effective against Hisuian Zoroark and will lower its offensive stats. The player’s Eevee can also learn and use Calm Mind to increase Eevee’s Sp. Attack and Sp. Defense stats.
After training your Eevee 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 ‘Path of Solitude’ on the prompt, and select ‘Accept the challenge’ on the following prompt. After that, select ‘Begin’ on the following prompt, and the player can now begin the challenge! Then Ingo will let you choose one Pokemon, so put your Eevee in the party and remove all the other Pokemon so the player will only use Eevee.
After defeating Ingo’s Hisuian Zoroark, Ingo will say that the player’s Eevee has reached the final station on its Path to Solitude and that he has added a mark on Bidoof’s page in the Pokedex that signifies its victory. Then, Ingo will reward the player with three Exp. Candy L as a prize for completing 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 10 Exp. Candy S, for your efforts, and the “Eevee’s Path of Solitude” Request is now completed!
Now that you have completed the “Eevee’s Path of Solitude” Request, you can try to meet other requests, complete missions, or complete Arceus’ task, which is to catch ‘em all!