Pokémon Legends Arceus: How To Catch Mesprit


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Pokemon Legends: Arceus presents several Pokemon that may only be caught if the player fulfills certain requirements. An example is the Hisuian Electrode, which you can only catch by evolving a Voltorb using a Leaf Stone.

Pokémon Legends Arceus: How To Catch Mesprit

Another is the Hisuian Lilligant, which you can only catch using a Sun Stone to evolve a Petilil. Every Legendary and Mythical Pokemon in the game is similar in that you can only capture them under specified circumstances.

An example is the legendary Arceus, which you can encounter and capture once the player has captured 239 of the game’s 242 Pokemon. The Legendary Pokemon Mesprit, also encountered in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, is not exempted from these rules.

This guide will teach us how to catch the Legendary Pokemon Mesprit in Pokemon Legends: Arceus! Take this as a spoiler alert for some post-game missions and plot details!


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Mesprit, the 226th Pokemon in the Hisuian Pokedex, is a Psychic type Emotion Pokemon, one of three Legendary Pokemon known as the Lake Guardians, along with Uxie and Azelf. The legendary Mesprit has a small, gray body that looks like that of a fairy’s, a magenta-colored top part of its head and center of its head, a pair of wide eyes with orange irises and black pupils, a small mouth, a red gem on its forehead, four drooping appendages on top of its hair that make it look like its hair, a pair of arms with stubby hands, a pair of short legs with stubby legs, and two tails with tips that look like crests and a small, red gem on each tail.

According to its Pokedex entry in the game, Mesprit is called the Being of Emotion, and, according to legend, people feared Mesprit because anyone who showed disrespect would have messed up emotions.

Mesprit is a Psychic-type Pokemon which means it has the following:

Weakness to:2x
(super effective)
Fighting-type and Psychic-type moves
Resistance to:0.5x
(not very effective)
Fighting-type and Psychic-type moves

Its base stats are:

Special Attack105
Special Defense105

Catching Mesprit

As previously noted, you can only face Mesprit, a Legendary Pokemon, under special conditions. To face Mesprit, the player must take on Mission 21, called “The Plate of the Lakes” Mission.

Mission Unlock

To unlock this mission, the player must complete the game’s main story by finishing Mission 18, called “The Counterpart” mission, where the player must calm Palkia or Dialga in their Origin Form and catch either of them using the Origin Ball.

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After finishing the game’s main story, the player must complete Mission 19, called “A New Day Dawns,” and Mission 20, called “The Researcher of Myths,” a Mission where the player must go with Volo to look into the Legendary Pokemon in the Hisui region.

By the end of Mission 20, after the player obtains the Stone Plate, Volo will say that Cogita knows more about the plates they are looking for. So, head to the Ancient Retreat, enter the small house, and talk to Cogita. After a few bits of dialogue, she will ask what brought the player and Volo to her.

Select any of the options on the prompt, and she will explain that the plates were given to the ancestors of Pokemon like Kleavor and Wyrdeer, but that is all that she knows. After more dialogue, Cogita will say that there are other mysteries in the Hisui region to be solved, and the player may stumble on the path they are looking for by solving them.

After thinking about it, Cogita will remember the Pokemon of the Lakes and other mysterious Pokemon and then ask which the player wants to hear about. Select “The three lake Pokemon” on the prompt, and Cogita will say that the player already met them when creating the Red Chain, so she will say that the player should visit them to show them how strong the player has become. After that, the “The Plate of the Lakes” mission will begin!

The Plate of the Lakes

As mentioned above, this is the mission where the player will finally meet Mesprit. This is the same with the other Lake Guardians, Uxie and Azelf. To find Mesprit, the player must head to the island in the middle of Lake Verity. This is in the western part of the Obsidian Fieldlands.

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Upon arriving on the island, approach the cave entrance and enter it by pressing the A button. Inside, a cutscene will play where Mesprit will appear!

Finally, Mesprit

Mesprit will teleport around the room and send beams of light to attack the player. Stocking up on stunning items like Spoiled Apricorns, Snow Balls, Sticky Globs, or Balls of Mud to throw to Mesprit to stun it. However, the player must hit it with these items five times to stun it. After you stun it, throw one of your Pokemon at Mesprit to face it in a battle. This is now your chance to catch Mesprit!

Versus Mesprit

The best way to catch Mesprit is to weaken it and inflict status conditions. The player will face a Level 70 Mesprit, which is a Psychic-type Pokemon so, again, it is weak (super effective) to the Bug-type, Dark-type, and Ghost-type moves and resistant (not very effective) to Fighting-type and Psychic-type moves.

There is no need to worry if Mesprit is accidentally defeated, as the mission will not be completed unless Mesprit is caught. If defeated, Mesprit will just respawn in the cave for the player to try to catch it again.

The same methods can be done with the other Lake Guardians, Uxie and Azelf, to catch them and complete “The Plates of the Lakes” mission. Uxie can be found in the middle of Lake Valor in the northeast of the Crimson Mirelands. Azelf, on the other hand, can be found in the middle of Lake Acuity in the Alabaster Icelands.

Now that the player has captured the Legendary Lake Guardian Pokemon Mesprit, the player can use Mesprit to complete post-game missions, finish requests, or even battle and catch the other Lake Guardians in Pokemon Legends: Arceus!

We hope you have enjoyed this guide on Pokemon Legends Arceus: How To Catch Mesprit!

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