Pokemon Legends: Arceus Ultimate Petilil Guide


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In Pokemon Legends: Arceus, the player is encouraged to live up to one of the franchise’s most famous lines, “Gotta catch ’em all,” as a member of the Survey Corps tasked with discovering everything they can about the Pokemon in the Hisui region, (modern-day Sinnoh). On top of that, the legendary Arceus will give the player a personal mission to find all of Hisui’s Pokemon.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus Ultimate Petilil Guide

This guide will discuss everything you need to know about Petilil in Pokemon Legends: Arceus!


Petilil, the 93rd Pokemon in the Hisuian Pokedex, is a Grass-type Bulb Pokemon that has a small, light green body that looks like a plant bulb, a white face with a pair of brown eyes that are shaped like an elongated oval, three green leaves on top of its head, a green marking around its neck that looks like a bib, and a stubby torso with a pair of stubby arms and a pair of stubby feet.

According to its Pokedex entry in the game, people value the leaves on top of a Petilil’s head for their medicinal effects. It says that the leaves make for a bitter drink which can effectively relieve fatigue by drying the leaves in the sun, boiling them, then drinking.

Basic Information

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Petilil is a Grass and Fighting-type Pokemon which means that has a Grass-type Pokemon which means it is weak (super effective) to the Bug-type, Fire-type, Flying-type, Ice-type, and Poison-type moves and resistant (not very effective) to Electric-type, Grass-type, Ground-type, and Water-type moves.

Petilil’s base stats are 45 HP, 35 Attack, 50 Defense, 70 Special Attack, 50 Special Defense, and 30 Speed for a total of 280.

Petilil can be evolved in Pokemon Legends: Arceus to a Hisuian Lilligant using a Sun Stone.

Petilil likes Springy Mushrooms and Crunchy Salts, which, similar to berries, can be flung at it to either feed or divert it, allowing it to be caught or battled while it is unaware.

When a Petilil is captured or defeated in the wild, it will drop a Vivichoke and Lum Berry, which the player will obtain.


To find a Petilil, the player can only head to the following area:

In the Crimson Mirelands: in the Holm of Trials and Cottonsedge Prairie.

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The player can encounter a Petilil in this area at all times of the day and in every weather condition.

Aside from that, there is a chance that the player can encounter a group of Petilils in Massive Mass Outbreaks in the Crimson Mirelands.

Research Tasks

The following are the Research Tasks in Petilil’s Pokedex entry in Pokemon Legends: arceus:

MultiplierResearch TaskObjectives
x2Number caught1/3/6/12/25
x2Number of small specimens you have caught1/2/5/7/10
Number you have caught without being spotted1/2/5/10/20
Number defeated1/2/4/10/15
Times you have seen it use Poison Powder1/3/6/12/25
Times you have given it food1/3/5/7/10
x2Number you have evolved1

To be considered complete, a Pokemon’s Pokedex entry needs to reach Research Level 10. After a Research Task objective gets accomplished, the Research Level of a Pokemon’s Pokedex entry rises by one level, except when the Research Task objective has a multiplier of x2, in which case completing one of its objectives grants two Research Levels rather than one.

Completing Pokedex entries and fulfilling Research Task objectives will award the player with Research Points, increasing the player’s Star Rank in the Galaxy Team if enough is earned.

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To quickly complete Petilil’s Pokedex entry, the player can catch three Petilils without being spotted, feed one food or berries five times, then defeat one.

Doing all these will tick the first and second objectives of the “Number caught” Research Task to raise four Research Levels because of its x2 multiplier, beat the first and second objectives of the “Number you have caught without being spotted” Research Task to add two Research Levels, tick the first, second, and third objective of the “Times you have given it food” Research Task to gain three Research Levels, and tick the first objective of the “Number defeated” Research Task to get the final Research Level needed to get to Research Level 10 and complete its Pokedex entry.


Players can level up their Petilil or learn new moves at the Training Grounds.

Leveling Up

As Petilil levels up, it can learn and master the following moves:

MoveTypeLearn LevelMaster LevelPowerAccuracyPP
Stun SporeGrass-type91808020
Poison PowderPoison-type152508020
Energy BallGrass-type21318010010
Sleep PowderGrass-type294008020
Leaf StormGrass-type4759110905

Training Grounds

Petilil can learn the following moves by speaking with Captain Zisu in the Jubilife Village Training Grounds (northeast corner of the village):

Baby-Doll EyesFairy-type010020
Magical LeafGrass-type6020
Energy BallGrass-type8010010

Relevant Request

Petilil is involved in request 29, called “The Search for Bitter Leaves” Request.

To unlock this request, the player must first receive the “Arezu’s Predicament” mission, the eighth mission in the game where the player is tasked to quell the Lady of the Ridge Liligant’s frenzy.

To start this request, go to the center road of Jubilife Village and find a woman dressed in green and holding a broom near the houses on the left side (if facing the Galaxy Hall) named Shinon. Talk to her, and she will ask for the player’s help to fetch a plant for her to make medicine.

She will then describe the plant as having three leaves and being very bitter, making a person dizzy. Because she doesn’t know where it grows or how to find it, she will refer the player to Anise of the Medical Corps

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Next, enter the second house from the south on the houses on the right side of the center road (turn on guidance on your Missions & Requests for better navigation). Inside, the player will find an old man and woman sitting on the floor. The older woman is Anise, whom Shinon was talking about.

Talk to Anise, and she will tell the player that the three-leaved plant is a Pokemon that can be found in the Crimson Mirelands. She then says it may shock Shinon if she finds out the plant she is looking for is a Pokemon, so Anise will ask the player to bring the Petilil to her first.

After that, the player must catch and bring Anise the Pokemon with three leaves, Petilil! It is important to mention that the player will not be able to get the Petilil back once it is given to Anise, so catch one or a few for yourself.

Then, return to Anise, talk to her, and select Petilil on the prompt. Anise will then ask the Petilil if it would share a few of its leaves, and Shinon will enter the house to follow up on her request but instead be startled because of the Petilil. Anise will then explain to Shinon that the Petilil is just sharing its leaves so she can make their medicine.

Finishing the Request

Shinon will then be in disbelief that the ingredients came from Pokemon, and because she is afraid of them, she will say that she will no longer make the medicine. Anise will then tell Shinon that she fears Pokemon because she knows nothing about them and that her ignorance should be more frightening than the unknown.

Anise will then point out that the Galaxy Team established the Survey Corps to learn more about Pokemon and that their efforts should not be wasted. Shinon will gradually overcome her fear by getting to know the Petilil the player captured. 

Finally, the “The Search for Bitter Leaves” Request is completed, and the player will be rewarded with three Fine Remedies and five Hopo Berries for their efforts.

Petilil is easier to find, catch, and use in battle with the help of this guide. Petilil can be a great companion in the player’s party in Pokemon Legends: Arceus, helping with missions, requests, and even the legendary Arceus’ goal to catch ’em all!

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