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How to change pokemon in legends arceus?

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Fortunately, changing your party in Pokémon Legends Arceus is just as easy as it ever was. It may not be immediately obvious how you’re supposed to go about it, but once you know what you’re up to, it should be a breeze.

Whether you want switch out your starter for a newly caught Alpha Pokémon or you’ve finally managed to find yourself an Eevee, swapping party members in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is quick and painless.

Here’s everything you need to know about how to change Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

In Pokémon Legends: Arceus, there are two different ways to switch Pokémon depending on where you are.

If you’re in Jubilife Village and want to change your Pokémon, all you need to do is head over to the Pastures. This is the ranch-like area tucked away to the side of the village — it’s pretty much impossible to miss given that about 50 of your Pokémon are wandering around behind the fences.

When you arrive at the Pastures, speak to the woman by the main gate. She’ll ask if you want to see all of your Pokémon — once you say yes, you’ll be able to switch out your party members for Pokémon in the Pastures, which are basically just Legends: Arceus’ version of boxes from older games.

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Ariane TobyMac
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So, rather than just sticking to your first set of Pokémon/moves/nicknames for the entire game, read on to learn how you can change all of that!

If you're wondering how to change your party in Pokémon Legends Arceus, the answer you're looking for is just to the east of Jubilife Village.

Once you're able to access this area, you will find a female NPC there who is running a little farm for you - the game refers to this area as 'Pastures', and it serves as an ancient equivalent to the Boxes mechanic (which you might remember from previous Pokémon games).

If you want to change your party in Pokémon Legends Arceus, go and speak to this NPC and they will allow you to swap the creatures in your party for the ones in your Pastures. It's like a pre-digital version of Bill's PC, basically!

If you're out and about nowhere near the village, you can also access your Pastures and swap out your party members by talking to the Galaxy Member at the camp site. Just tell him, 'I want to see my Pokémon', and he'll allow you to access the Pastures menu. Simples.

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Pokémon Battles with other trainers are fairly rare in Pokémon Legends Arceus, but if you do find yourself in a battle and you want to swap out your Pokémon, it's pretty easy to do.

While you're in a battle, this is how you change Pokémon in Pokémon Legends Arceus:

In a nice spin on the usual formula, in Pokémon Legends Arceus, your Pokémon will remember every move they ever learn. They no longer have to forget the old ones. You can only take four moves into battle with you, though, and there's a handy spot in the bag menu which allows you to change your Pokémon moves at any time while you're out and about in the wild.

To change your Pokémon's moves in Pokémon Legends Arceus, this is what you need to do:

In another tweak that has really streamlined a process from the previous games, changing Pokémon nicknames does not require help from a special NPC in Pokémon Legends Arceus. Instead, you can change a Pokémon's nickname any time you want from the bag menu.

To change a Pokémon nickname in Pokémon Legends Arceus, just follow these steps:

There you have it, then - three different ways to change your Pokémon in Pokémon Legends Arceus and make your gameplay experience that little bit more personalised.

And here's one final thing you might want to change to give your Pokémon Legends Arceus experience a little extra personal touch - you can change your human character's clothing at any time by heading to your bedroom in Jubilife Village. Approach the mirror and interact with it, and this will bring up your wardrobe options.

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Asawari Jagdale
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Whether you’re trying to find the perfect type matchup for a boss fight or you’re looking to complete some extra Pokedex tasks, you’re going to need to be able to switch up your party while you’re on the go. The mechanic to do so is a little confusing at first, so I’ll be walking through how to do it in this guide.

There are two key methods of changing your Pokemon in Legends: Arceus.

You can change your Pokemon party in the field by using a camp, or by heading home and doing it in Jubilife Village. Each option provides you with the same tools, so it just depends on where you are in the world.

Changing your Pokemon party while in the field and dealing with wild Pokemon is a lot quicker than you first might think. Instead of having to run home and do it in the village, you can head back to your nearest camp and speak to one of the NPCs to access the Pastures.

If you’re not near a camp, remember you can fast travel by opening the Arc Phone and selecting the camp icon with the map cursor. This’ll save you the journey back, and help you access your Pokemon party options much quicker.

Once you’re at the camp, speak to the Galaxy member NPC. You’ll usually find them by the tent, and they’re always wearing the typical red outfit.

When speaking to this NPC, scroll down the menu and pick ‘I want to see my Pokemon’ to access the Pastures feature. The Pastures feature in this game is pretty much the equivalent to the Pokemon boxes.

This’ll take you to the screen where you can change your Pokemon party and access all the Pokemon that you’ve already caught. If you can’t see the Pokemon that you want to add to your party, hit R as they may be in the next Pasture over. You can also press + to see all the Pastures at once.

If you’ve played any Pokemon games before, you’ll be very familiar with the mechanics here.

You can move your Pokemon in and out of your party as you please, and check summaries for more information about each individual Pokemon. It’s a great place to learn more about your Pokemon types, and what moves they’ve currently got in their roster.

You can also change their markings, move sets and name, too. It’s a handy screen and can be accessed from any camp that you end up at in the game. There’s also the option to release any Pokemon that you’d like to send back to the wild.

It’s not just the camps that offer access to the Pasture feature, either. If you’re in Jubilife Village, you can head directly to the Pastures and access the same features.

Here’s a screenshot of where it’s located on the map.

All you need to do is return to Jubilife Village and come out of the main gate. Then, turn left and head over the bridge to get there. From there, you’ll see an NPC outside called Marie.

Simply speak to Marie, and you’ll be able to access the same Pastures screen as the one that you can access from a regular camp.

If you walk alongside the area, you’ll be able to see the Pokemon that you’ve caught hanging out together. It’s a small feature but I absolutely love it. Seeing my Eevee taking a nap in the sunshine and my Munchlax walking around looking for snacks is simply adorable.

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Pokemon Legends Arceus adds a whole host of new gameplay mechanics that longtime fans of the franchise will be unfamiliar with. Even some of the most basic features like how Pokemon evolve have changed. If you’re wondering how to change Pokemon in Legends Arceus, we’ve got all the info you’ll need right here.

It’s not immediately clear how to swap Pokemon in and out of your party outside of battle, but there are actually a couple of ways to do this. Before venturing out into Hisui’s open-world areas, the party can be adjusted in Jubilife Village.

This second option is the best one for those who don’t want to return to Jubilife while exploring. The base camps can also be warped to using fast travel, so it’s easy to drop by for some quick changes.

There’s also more than one way to change your Pokemon while in the middle of a battle. The HUD is showing a lot at once on the right side, but you can simply press Down on the D-Pad to bring up the list of Pokemon in the party. From there, just pick one to swap to. This will take up a turn, so be careful when switching in and out.

This second option is a bit more streamlined. You can cycle through the Pokemon pictures at the bottom-right corner of the screen with R and L, then press X to choose the Pokemon to swap into the battle.

That’s everything you need to know about how to change Pokemon in Pokemon Legends Arceus. Be sure to check out our guide wiki for more tips, tricks, and other useful info on the game as you journey through the Hisui region.

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  • When it's your turn, press down on the D-pad.
  • On the Pokémon menu that appears, select the Pokémon that you want to send out.
  • From the little drop-down menu that pops up, select 'swap Pokémon'.
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