Where To Find The Other Starters In Pokémon 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.

When you begin your journey in Hisui, you’ll be offered one of three adorable Pokémon to take with you on your quest. During your journey, you’ll see the two you didn’t pick hanging out with the professor, but did you know there’s a way to get the two you didn’t pick without trading?

Where to find the other starters in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

In order to get whichever Pokémon you didn’t choose out of Rowlet, Cyndaquil and Oshawott, you simply need to see the end credits roll, which happens after you finish most of the game. We say 'most' because there are still several big end game quests that you can take on once this has happened.

When you spawn back in the Galaxy building, speak to the professor and you’ll be gifted two level 5 versions of whichever Pokémon you didn’t pick, aiding you on completing the Pokédex — something you’ll have to do if you want to complete another certain quest.

So there you go. Simple!

If you’re interested in how to catch the Generation 4 starters, Piplup, Chimchar or Turtwig, we have a guide for that, too — you can find the link below.


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.

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