What are Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreaks?

Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreaks are a great way to fill out your Pokédex and sang those ever-illusive shinnies. But how? Grab your Pokéballs, let's dive in!

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Growlithe outbreak

Pokémon Legends: Arceus is a great entry into the popular series, offering plenty of new evolutions, mechanics, and more for you to discover. Of course, these include the highly desirable Pokémon Legends: Arceus shiny Pokémon. But it’s pretty tough to get that shiny you’ve been jonesing for. And though that makes it all the more satisfying when you finally snag one, sometimes you can’t help but wish your chances were a little higher.

What’s this? A Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreak has hit? Well, this just might be your chance! In this guide we tell you all about mass outbreaks in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, what they mean, and how to make the most of them to fill out your Pokédex and add those strong, sparkly critters to your team.

If you’re looking for more help on your Poké-adventure, be sure to check out our Pokémon Legends: Arceus mystery gift codes guide, Pokémon Legends: Arceus starters, and Pokémon Legends: Arceus battle styles to get you started. We’ve also got guides to all the Pokémon Legends: Arceus noble Pokémon, Pokémon Legends clans, and many more.

What are Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreaks?

Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreaks, or mass outbreaks, are events that see swarms of Pokémon go to a specific area on the map. As you progress through the game, you’re notified of these mass outbreaks, which each last for 15 minutes.

When you get to the location, there are four of the same type of Pokémon gathered together, and, as you catch them, more spawn in their place. This is super handy for filling out your Pokédex entry on the specific Pokémon featured in the outbreak, and also significantly increases your chances of getting yourself a shiny.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus character approaching an outbreak

What are the Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreak shiny catch rates?

As mentioned above, one of the biggest bonuses to Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreaks is the increased catch rate for shinnies. You can push these rates even further by having a shiny charm and perfect research for the Pokémon featured in the outbreak. Here are the stats.

  • Base – 26 in 4096 (one in 158.2)
  • Species research level ten – 27 in 4096 (one in 152.9)
  • Species research perfect – 29 in 4096 (one in 141.7)
  • Species research level ten and shiny charm – 30 in 4096 (one in 137.02)
  • Species research perfect and shiny charm – 32 in 4096 (one in 128.49)

If you’re wondering how to get your hands on the shiny charm, head over to our Pokémon Legends: Arceus shiny Pokémon guide.

Which Pokémon appear during Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreaks?

There are a heap of critters you can catch during Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreaks, with each area having their own list. Here’s who you can catch in each section of the map.

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Chansey and Shinx

Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreak Obsidian Fieldlands

  • Pikachu
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Paras
  • Parasect
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Abra
  • Kadabra
  • Ponyta
  • Rapidash
  • Chansey
  • Mr. Mime
  • Scyther
  • Magikarp
  • Gyarados
  • Eevee
  • Pichu
  • Qwilfish
  • Stantler
  • Wurmple
  • Silcoon
  • Beautifly
  • Cascoon
  • Dustox
  • Chimchar
  • Monferno
  • Starly
  • Staravia
  • Staraptor
  • Bidoof
  • Bibarel
  • Kricketot
  • Kricketune
  • Shinx
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Combee
  • Buizel
  • Floatzel
  • Cherubi
  • Shellos
  • Gastrodon
  • Buneary
  • Mime Jr.
  • Happiny

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Haunter and Psyduck

Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreak Crimson Mirelands

  • Paras
  • Parasect
  • Psyduck
  • Golduck
  • Geodude
  • Graveler
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Lickitung
  • Rhyhorn
  • Rhydon
  • Chansey
  • Tangela
  • Togepi
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Murkrow
  • Teddiursa
  • Ursaring
  • Roselia
  • Barboach
  • Whiscash
  • Turtwig
  • Grotle
  • Kricketot
  • Kricketune
  • Budew
  • Combee
  • Pachirisu
  • Stunky
  • Skuntank
  • Bonsly
  • Happiny
  • Hippopotas
  • Hippowdon
  • Croagunk
  • Toxicroak
  • Carnivine
  • Lickilicky
  • Tangrowth
  • Yanmega
  • Petilil
  • Goomy
  • Sliggoo

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Buizel and Growlithe

Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreak Cobalt Crosslands

  • Vulpix
  • Growlithe
  • Machop
  • Machoke
  • Tentacool
  • Tentacruel
  • Chansey
  • Tangela
  • Magmar
  • Togepi
  • Aipom
  • Qwilfish
  • Remoraid
  • Octillery
  • Mantine
  • Magby
  • Duskull
  • Dusclops
  • Spheal
  • Sealo
  • Walrein
  • Piplup
  • Prinplup
  • Starly
  • Staravia
  • Staraptor
  • Buizel
  • Floatzel
  • Shellos
  • Gastrodon
  • Ambipom
  • Drifloon
  • Drifblim
  • Glameow
  • Purugly
  • Happiny
  • Chatot
  • Skorupi
  • Drapion
  • Finneon
  • Lumineon
  • Mantyke
  • Tangrowth
  • Basculin

Pokémon Legends: Arceus Clefairy and Scyther

Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreak Coronet Highlands

  • Clefairy
  • Zubat
  • Golbat
  • Geodude
  • Graveler
  • Onix
  • Voltorb
  • Rhyhorn
  • Rhydon
  • Chansey
  • Scyther
  • Electabuzz
  • Magicarp
  • Gyarados
  • Cleffa
  • Sudowoodo
  • Yanma
  • Misdreavus
  • Gligar
  • Heracross
  • Sneasel
  • Teddiursa
  • Ursaring
  • Elekid
  • Nosepass
  • Roselia
  • Chimecho
  • Shinx
  • Luxio
  • Luxray
  • Budew
  • Chingling
  • Stunky
  • Skuntank
  • Bronzor
  • Bronzong
  • Bonsly
  • Happiny
  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Hippopotas
  • Hippowdon
  • Croagunk
  • Toxicroak
  • Yanmega
  • Rotom
  • Goomy
  • Sliggoo

Pokémon Legends: ArceusMachop and Duskull

Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreak Alabaster Icelands

  • Machop
  • Machoke
  • Gastly
  • Haunter
  • Likitung
  • Chansey
  • Eeevee
  • Aipom
  • Misdreavus
  • Gligar
  • Sneasel
  • Swinub
  • Piloswine
  • Stantler
  • Ralts
  • Kirlia
  • Gardevoir
  • Duskull
  • Dusclops
  • Chimecho
  • Snorunt
  • Glalie
  • Bidoof
  • Bibarel
  • Ambipom
  • Drifloon
  • Drifblim
  • Chingling
  • Bronzor
  • Bronzong
  • Happiny
  • Gible
  • Gabite
  • Munchlax
  • Riolu
  • Snover
  • Abomasnow
  • Mamoswine
  • Basculin
  • Zorua
  • Zoroark
  • Rufflet
  • Braviary
  • Bergmite
  • Avalugg

And that’s it for our Pokémon Legends: Arceus outbreak guide. If you’re looking for a fresh adventure outside of the Pokéworld, check out our list of the best Switch RPGs or best Switch adventure games to find something new to play.

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