How To Unlock Better Poke Balls In Pokemon Legends Arceus
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Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the latest adventure in the Pokémon franchise, this time bringing with it a whole new open world, new catching mechanics and more.

While the deep mysteries of Hisui, and which Pokémon you’re going to encounter, are left for you to solve, there are a few big changes from classic Pokémon games that might take some getting used to. As you begin your journey, you may notice your bag filling up slightly quicker than you’d like.

How to increase your bag size in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Pokémon Legends Arceus is a very item-heavy game. You’re constantly picking things up from the ground, from Pokémon you capture, and not to mention a large number of crafting items required for Poké Balls and other essentials.

Thankfully, there’s a way to upgrade your bag. However, it’s not too cheap.

Head to Galaxy Hall

How To Unlock Better Poke Balls In Pokemon Legends Arceus
Image: The Pokémon Company / Nintendo Life

In Jubilifle Village you’ll find Galaxy Hall, the main building in the area, where you’ll report your findings, and your progress on the Pokédex. Just outside the captain’s room, there will be a character wearing a hat and red robes. He’ll offer to expand your bag for you.

Be warned, however, these expansions don't come cheap, and while your first few hits are practically free, you’ll be spending a lot of your limited budget upgrading the bag if you’re not careful.

Our advice is to make use of the chests that are present at every campsite in the world. There you can store old items you’re not going to use, or even things you plan to sell when you get back to camp and are ready to craft more Poké Balls.

You don’t need absolutely infinite space in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but it might be worth buying 5 or so upgrades to get started, just so you’re not constantly frustrated by leaving items behind, especially if they happen to be rare evolution items.


This article is part of our Pokémon Legends: Arceus walkthrough and guide series. You can find every Pokémon in the game using our Complete Hisui Pokédex List And Pokémon Locations guide, or hunt for specific hard-to-catch Pokémon with our individual guides, including Every Alpha Pokémon (with Maps), Every Rare Space-Time Distortion Pokémon, Where To Find Every Unown, Where To Find The Other Starters, Where To Find The Sinnoh Starters, How To Catch Darkrai, How To Catch Shaymin, Where To Find Hisuian Zorua, Where To Find Hisuian Growlithe, Where To Find Hisuian Electrode, How To Get Sneasler, How To Get Wyrdeer, How To Get Alolan Vulpix, How To Get Kleavor, How To Catch Tornadus, Thundurus and Landorus, How To Get Every Eeveelution, How To Catch The New 'Secret' Legendary, and (of course) How To Catch Arceus.

Elsewhere we've got starter guides with answers to simple questions like "How Do You Break Cracked Rocks?" and "How Long Is Pokémon Legends: Arceus?", plus tips on How To Swap Pokémon, How To Turn On Gyro Controls, or where to find specific items and make the most of your resources, including How To Increase Your Bag Size And Carry More Items and Where To Buy Every Evolution Item, Plus A Complete Price List. We also have our Ginkgo Guild Item List And Prices guide and cover How To Get Shiny Pokémon and how to access and complete various side quests and missions, such as The Sea Legend, the Eerie Apparitions In The Night Mission Guide - Maps With Every Wisp Location, and How To Defeat Volo, as well as a 'Snow-White Vulpix In The Snow' Map.

We also have a Ginkgo Guild Item List With Prices and explain How To Change Pokémon Forms, Every New Evolution Method, How To Unlock The Mystery Gift Function, in addition to a regularly updated Full List Of Mystery Gift Codes.

And finally, Where to Buy Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Nintendo Switch, if for some reason you haven't yet picked up the game!