With Pokémon Legends: Arceus now out in the wild, GameFreak have started to release updates to improve the quality of life of their epic game. This is standard practice for games and developers these days, so it’s no surprise to see even a highly polished title get the patch treatment within weeks of release. While most patches may only offer a light round of updates, they’ll still make your Hisuian expedition that bit better.
In this guide, we’ll break down all of the Pokémon Legends: Arceus patch notes and what they mean for the game. Some of the early fixes mostly revolve around obvious or immediate problems, but updates should continue as long as the developer and player base keep finding little bugs. And no, I don’t mean Wurmple.
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POKÉMON LEGENDS: ARCEUS VERSION 1.1.0 PATCH NOTES
Below are all the patch notes in the latest update to Pokémon Legends: Arceus.
- 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.”
Pokémon Legends: Arceus version 1.0.2 patch notes
- “Fixed an issue where, while offline, the screen could freeze after trying to pick up a lost satchel by throwing out a ball that contains a Pokémon.”
This one is pretty self-explanatory. A minor glitch with satchels has been fixed, making it easier to collect Pokémon Legends: Arceus merit points.
- “Fixed an issue that sometimes made it difficult to catch Cherrim.”
Until this patch, players had a problem catching Cherrim in its sunshine form. This issue was particularly problematic as a sunshine Cherrim is necessary for completing quest 17 “To Bloom or Not to Bloom”. Thanks to the update, you can now catch a Cherrim and complete the quest.
- “Fixed an issue where a certain event would not occur during a particular Mission, preventing the scenario from proceeding as intended.”
Specific to a particular mission, no spoilers, this update removes a game progression glitch.
- “Fixed an issue where players could obtain certain Pokémon twice instead of once only as intended, prohibiting the player from obtaining other certain Pokémon. The relevant Pokémon will appear for players who were unable to catch those certain Pokémon due to this issue.”
This final update fixes an issue where two of the same Pokémon spawn in a specific instance instead of two different Pokémon. Players who experienced the original issue can now catch the missing Pokémon for their Pokédex.
There you have it! The update will automatically download, and an installation will begin before the next time you play. With that sorted, all you have to do is head out into Hisui and fill up your research. For more critter catching fun, be sure to see our listings for all future Pokémon Go events.