Pokemon Legends: Arceus takes place in the olden times of the Pokemon world 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 Galaxy Team) 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 ask 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 110, titled the ‘Wormadam’s Path of Solitude’This guide will teach you how to complete the ‘Wormadam’s Path of Solitude’ request.
Wormadam’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 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 “Wormadam’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 Togekiss in the Path of Solitude with only a Wormadam in the player’s party.
Before talking to Ingo to start the Path of Solitude, ensure that the player has a Wormadam around Level 70, as the player would have to battle Ingo’s Level 70 Togekiss.
As Wormadam has three forms (Plant Cloak, Sand Cloak, and Trash Cloak), it is recommended that the player use the Wormadam in Trash Cloak form as it can because it is a Bug and Steel-type Pokemon; use Steel-type moves which are super effective against Togekiss.
Unfortunately, there is not a very high-level Wormadam that the player can catch and immediately use against Ingo’s Togekiss, so the player would have to train one.
Wormadam in the Trash Cloak form can be found by striking shaking trees by throwing one of your Pokemon at it in the Cobalt Coastlands and the Alabaster Icelands. Even though it is not guaranteed that a Wormadam will drop down from the tree, it is recommended to check the shaking trees in Bonechill Wastes, Whiteout Valley, Arena’s Approach, Icebound Falls, Glacier Terrace, Lake Acuity, Heart’s Crag, and, especially, Avalanche Slopes in the Alabaster Icelands. The highest possible level Wormadam in Trash Cloak form that the player can find in these areas is around Level 46-62. Wormadam can be found in these locations at all times of day and in every weather condition.
It is recommended that the player’s Wormadam has a Nature that boosts Defense, like Impish and Lax, or boosts Attack, like Adamant and Naughty. Then, the player can boost Wormadam’s Effort Levels, with a focus on boosting Wormadam’s Defense and HP, using Grit items.
It is worth noting that Ingo’s Togekiss is a Level 70 Fairy and Steel-type Pokemon, which means it has a weakness to Electric-type, Ice-type, Poison-type, Rock-type, and Steel-type moves (super effective), a resistance to Dark-type, Grass-type, and especially Bug-type and Fighting-type moves (not very effective), and immunity to Dragon-type and Ground-type moves (no effect). Ingo’s Togekiss will use two moves which are Aerial Ace, which is a Flying-type move that never misses, and Fairy Wind, which is a Fairy-type attack move. It is also worth noting that, aside from the regular attack, Ingo’s Togekiss may use these moves in either Agile or Strong Style.
Because Ingo’s Togekiss has a high Sp. Defense, it is recommended to let the player’s Wormadam learn and use Iron Head against Ingo’s Togekiss as it is a physical attack and thus deals more damage. Learning and using Steel Beam is also okay. However, as it is a special attack, it will not deal as much damage because of Togekiss’ high Sp. Defense.
After training your Wormadam 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 next prompt. Ingo will let you choose one Pokemon, so put your Wormadam in the party and remove all the other Pokemon so that the player will only use Wormadam. After that, select ‘Begin’ on the next prompt, and the player can now begin the challenge!
If the player’s Wormadam is trained correctly, the player can use Iron Head in Agile Style two times, then, on the next turn, use Iron Head in Strong Style to deal significant damage to Ingo’s Togekiss.
After defeating Ingo’s Togekiss, Ingo will say that the player’s Wormadam has reached the final station on its Path to Solitude and that he has added a mark on Wormadam’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 “Wormadam’s Path of Solitude” Request is now completed!
Now that you have completed the ‘Wormadam’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!