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How to catch Alpha Pokemon in Pokemon Legends: Arceus

Get yourself some strong Pokemon with this quick guide

Updated: Apr 21, 2022 3:13 pm
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Pokemon Legends: Arecus has introduced a bunch of new aspects for the franchise and whether you like them or not, Game Freak is certainly trying to breathe new life into a somewhat stale game series.

One such introduction is Alpha Pokemon, which roam free in the Hisui region, and are a force to be reckoned with. These Pokemon don’t just roll over and accept that they’re going to be caught, they will try everything in their power to not let you advance.

The question is, though, are you able to actually catch these Alpha Pokemon? We answer that and more below.

Can you catch Alpha Pokemon?

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As Alpha Pokemon are extremely strong variants that will fight you till the death, they’d certainly be handy to have in your own team, right? Well, we’re happy to report that you can, in fact, catch Alpha Pokemon.

This is no mean feat, however, and requires a bit of skill to get the job done. Let’s get into how to get it right.

How to catch Alpha Pokemon

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You know what they are, you know you can catch them but how do actually secure those Alpha Pokemon to create a Pokemon Trainer’s dream party?

Alpha Pokemon can be caught like any other Pokemon that you can encounter in the wild but unfortunately, they’re much more likely to wriggle out of that Poke Ball. To give yourself the best possible chance at guaranteeing that Alpha Pokemon catch, you need to do some item preparation.

First, craft some Heavy Balls. These allow for a better catch rate when used on unsuspecting Pokemon. Next, ensure you either have Oran Berries or if you know the Pokemon’s preferred food, you can use that also for increased effect.

After double-checking that you have these in your bag, the best strategy to employ is to sneak up to Alpha Pokemon from behind, either through crouching or using a Smoke Bomb, and throwing a Heavy Ball from behind. This will increase the catch rate dramatically and will hopefully allow you to secure that Alpha Pokemon with relative ease.

If you do fail, however, simply head back to Jubilife Village and this will reset the spawn of the Alpha Pokemon you’re after.

Alpha Pokemon – A complete list

Now you know all about how to catch those stronger Alpha Pokemon, what species will you be able to find in the lands of Hisui? Well, to save you encountering every single one, we’ve listed all Alpha Pokemon below along with their levels so you can get the strongest party going.

  • Bibarel – Level 16
  • Graveler – Level 30
  • Parasect – Level 30
  • Floatzel – Level 31
  • Staravia – Level 32
  • Golbat – Level 35
  • Rapidash – Level 40
  • Luxio – Level 40
  • Lopunny – Level 40
  • Stantler – Level 42
  • Scyther – Level 42
  • Snorlax – Level 45
  • Heracross – Level 45
  • Alakazam – Level 60
  • Blissey – Level 62
  • Infernape – Level 65
  • Pachirisu – Level 40
  • Carnivine- Level 40
  • Ursaring – Level 41
  • Skuntank – Level 45
  • Tangrowth – Level 45
  • Rhyhorn – Level 45
  • Hippowdown – Level 46
  • Toxicroak – Level 47
  • Hisuian Sliggoo – Level 50
  • Roserade – Level 50
  • Onix – Level 50
  • Raichu – Level 52
  • Lickilicky – Level 52
  • Ursaring – Level 55
  • Honchkrow – Level 55
  • Yanmega – Level 58
  • Vespiquen – Level 61
  • Torterra – Level 65
  • Machoke – Level 40
  • Drapion – Level 45
  • Purugly – Level 45
  • Octillery – Level 46
  • Tentacruel – Level 50
  • Golduck – Level 50
  • Ambipom – Level 50
  • Walrein – Level 50
  • Mothim – Level 56
  • Gyrados – Level 58
  • Lumineon – Level 60
  • Ninetales – Level 61
  • Gastrodon – Level 61
  • Dusknoir – Level 65
  • Empoleon – Level 69
  • Bronzong – Level 55
  • Mothim – Level 55
  • Luxray – Level 55
  • Gabite – Level 56
  • Crobat – Level 60
  • Golem – Level 60
  • Steelix – Level 60
  • Mismagius – Level 61
  • Clefable – Level 62
  • Electivire – Level 69
  • Hisuian Goodra – Level 70
  • Probopass – Level 73
  • Rhyperior – Level 74
  • Gliscor – Level 77
  • Hisuian Sneasel – Level 61
  • Swinub – Level 62
  • Glalie – Level 62
  • Piloswine – Level 65
  • Electabuzz – Level 65
  • Abomasnow – Level 68
  • Mamoswine – Level 68
  • Lucario – Level 70
  • Gardevoir – Level 70
  • Machamp – Level 70
  • Gallade – Level 70
  • Froslass – Level 72
  • Garchomp – Level 85

This is a pretty extensive list so finding them all is an incredibly tricky task. Fortunately, we’ve got a guide for all their locations too. Click here to find out all.

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