The third update for Pokémon Legends: Arceus is now live on the Nintendo Switch, and it adds new content to enjoy mostly post-credits, along with some other fixes and improvements. It bumps the latest entry in the series up to Version 1.1.0; be sure to use '+' on the HOME screen icon for the game to check your version and update manually if necessary.
It shouldn't take very long to download, and the new content goes a little beyond the details shared briefly in the Pokémon Presents broadcast. Nintendo has shared the full patch notes over on its official support page:
Ver. 1.1.0 (Released February 27, 2022)
- Newly Added Requests
New requests you can enjoy after viewing the game’s end credits have been added.* Some of these requests will task you with surveying occurrences of the mysterious Massive Mass Outbreak phenomenon, in which simultaneous mass outbreaks of Pokémon occur throughout an area of the Hisui region. You can keep enjoying Massive Mass Outbreaks even after completing the related requests.
*If you’re using a save data in which you’ve have already viewed the game’s end credits, you can enjoy post-credits content immediately after updating the game.
- The Newly Added Eternal Battle Reverie
After viewing the game’s end credits and completing all of the requests added in this update, you will be able to access the Eternal Battle Reverie. In the Eternal Battle Reverie, you’ll be able to meet Arceus in your dreams and attempt a test of strength. Hone your Pokémon battle skills and see how long of a win streak you can earn.
- New Battles Added to the Training Grounds
After completing all the new requests regarding Massive Mass Outbreaks, you’ll be able to participate in the Path of Solitude or the Path of Tenacity at the Jubilife Village training grounds.* In the Path of Solitude, you must choose one Pokémon to use in a difficult battle tailored to that specific Pokémon. When you complete one of these battles, your Pokédex will be updated with a new mark.
In the Path of Tenacity, you will be able to enjoy battling the wardens and other characters you met during your journey.
*To participate in all Path of Tenacity battles, you will have to complete several newly added requests in addition to those pertaining to Massive Mass Outbreaks.
- New Features Added to the Photography Studio
Once you complete the new requests mentioned above, people that you’ve met during your travels will come visit the photography studio, and you will be able to take photographs with them.
- New High-Difficulty Balloon Race Added to Coronet Highlands
After completing all the requests added in this update, you can try your hand at a new balloon race challenge in the Coronet Highlands. Utilize the various Pokémon you can ride and aim to complete the challenge.
- An Additional Special Berry Harvest at the Farm in Jubilife Village
You can now request a new special Berry harvest at the Jubilife Village fields and grow Berries that you previously could not.
- Changes to the Function of the Ginkgo Guild
When you buy items from Ginter at the Ginkgo Guild cart in Jubilife Village, you will now have several options to choose from.
- Other Update Details
- We have fixed an issue that kept players from advancing the mission “The Plate of Moonview Arena” if they took a specific action within that mission.
- We have fixed an issue in which under certain conditions, the weather could become stuck in one state.
- A number of other issues have also been fixed in order to improve your gameplay experience.
In addition to this if you input 'ARCEUSADVENTURE' in the Mystery Gift section you will receive 30 Ultra Balls, 30 Gigaton Balls and 30 Jet Balls; this can be redeemed pre-credits, too.
If you haven't played this title yet, what are you waiting for? It's proven to be a sales smash hit globally since its launch at the end of January; we also praised this entry in our review, noting how it was one of the best Pokémon games ever made.
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