The Coronet Highlands is the fourth area trainers reach in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and there are plenty of Alpha Pokémon that roam the snowy cliffs.
Mt. Coronet stands tall in the center of Hisui in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, and trainers can find and catch powerful Alpha Pokémon as they scale the snowy cliffs of the Coronet Highlands. As the fourth area players unlock in the game, the Coronet Highlands is home to some of the stronger Alpha Pokémon in the semi-open world of the Hisui region, and these fearsome foes can pose a major threat to players who approach them unprepared. However, with the right strategy and a good party of Pokémon by their side, players can battle these massive Pokémon – and even catch them and add them to their team.
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Alpha Pokémon are notoriously aggressive, and if they see the player passing by, they’ll chase them down and attack relentlessly until the player blacks out or escapes. Alphas make traversing Hisui all the more challenging, especially when trainers are exploring an area for the first time with a lower-level team of Pokémon. Not only are Pokémon Legends: Arecus’ Alpha Pokémon much bigger than the regular Pokémon of their species, but their eyes glow red with wild might, and players may notice that the background music becomes much more intense when an Alpha is nearby. This makes them easy to distinguish from the other Pokémon of the area, and players can strategically fight or flee depending on whether or not they’re ready to face an Alpha Pokémon. Blacking out in the field will cause the trainer to drop their Satchel and lose some of their inventory items, so it’s best to air on the side of caution when approaching an Alpha Pokémon in Legends: Arceus.
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Alpha Pokémon spawn at specific fixed locations throughout Hisui, making them easy to track down when trainers are ready for the challenge. However, Alpha Pokémon also have a chance to spawn during Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Space-Time Distortions and Mass Outbreaks, giving players the chance to catch Alphas that can’t typically be found roaming the wilds of Hisui. If an Alpha Pokémon evolves, its evolved form will keep its Alpha status, giving trainers the chance to collect an even wider variety of Alpha Pokémon than the ones that can be found in the wild.
How To Catch Alpha Pokémon In Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Coronet Highlands
While Alpha Pokémon can be some of the toughest opponents trainers face during their survey work in Hisui, it’s possible to avoid the fight altogether and catch them without battling. Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ stealth allows trainers to sneak up on Pokémon and throw a Poké Ball without being spotted, and while Alpha Pokémon have lower catch rates than normal Pokémon, trainers can increase their chances of catching an Alpha by hitting them in the back with an Ultra Ball or Leaden Ball. Ultra Balls unlock at Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Sixth Star Rank, so trainers may want to wait until they’ve ranked up in the Survey Corps to try catching Alpha Pokémon in the Coronet Highlands. However, trainers can use crafted items like Smoke Bombs and Stealth Spray to sneak close enough to an Alpha Pokémon to throw a weighted Leaden Ball, which will improve their chances of a successful catch if the Pokémon doesn’t see them.
Of course, battling Pokémon has been the cornerstone of the Pokémon franchise since its inception, and trainers can always lower an Alpha Pokémon’s HP to make it easier to catch. However, these battles aren’t to be taken lightly as Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ powerful Alpha Pokémon can easily wipe the trainer’s team if they come to the fight unprepared. Alpha Pokémon have higher Effort Levels than their regular counterparts, and they’re able to learn moves through leveling that others of their species can only learn from the Move Tutor, which allows them to use unique moves in the wild.
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Fortunately, Alpha Pokémon have Type weaknesses like any other Pokémon, and players can take advantage of Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Strong Style and Agile Style moves to whittle down the Alpha’s HP. Catching or defeating an Alpha Pokémon will reward the trainer with useful leveling items like Grit Items and EXP Candy, and Alphas will respawn once Legends: Arceus Trainers return to Jubilife Village. The following Alpha Pokémon can be found at these locations throughout the Coronet Highlands:
Gligar (Celestica Ruins, Lv. 52)Bronzong (Clamberclaw Cliffs, Lv. 55)Luxray (Sacred Plaza, Lv. 55)Mothim (Wayward Wood, Lv. 55)Gabite (Clamberclaw Cliffs, Lv. 56)Carnivine (Lonely Spring, Lv. 57)Crobat (Wayward Cave, Lv. 60)Golem (Bolderoll Ravine, Lv. 60)Steelix (Celestica Trail, Lv. 60)Mismagius (Stonetooth Rows at night, Lv. 61)Clefable (Fabled Spring at night, Lv. 62)Electivire (Cloudcap Pass, Lv. 69)Hisuian Goodra (Ancient Quarry, Lv. 70)Probopass (Primeval Grotto, Lv. 73)Rhyperior (Sacred Plaza, Lv. 74)Gliscor (Primeval Grotto, Lv. 77)
Alpha Clefable Only Comes Out At Night In Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Alpha Clefable can be found in the Fabled Spring of Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ Coronet Highlands, and thanks to Clefable’s association with the moon, it’s no surprise that it can only be found at night. This pure Fairy-Type Pokémon can use a variety of different types of moves, including Ice, Electric, Normal, and Fire, and its balanced Special Attack and Special Defense stats make it versatile in battle. Typically, trainers can only add Clefable to the Pokédex by evolving Clefairy with a Moon Stone, but catching Alpha Clefable will allow them to complete Clefable’s entry without evolution. Alpha Clefable is resistant to Fighting, Dark, and Bug-Type moves and has immunity against Dragon-Type attacks, but it’s weak to Poison and Steel-Type moves.
Alpha Gabite Is A Swift Attacker In Pokémon Legends: Arceus
While the level 87 Alpha Garchomp that stalks the Alabaster Icelands is Pokémon Legends: Arceus’ most powerful Alpha Pokémon, trainers also have the chance to catch and evolve its middle evolution, Gabite, as an Alpha in the Coronet Highlands. Alpha Gabite is much easier to catch at level 56, but this Dragon/Ground-Type is still a force to be reckoned with even in its middle evolution form. Its high attack and speed stats make it a swift and strong physical attacker that’s able to knock Pokémon out rapidly, and trainers will have to be prepared to counter it with a strong defensive Pokémon. Alpha Gabite is resistant to Fire, Poison, and Rock-Type moves and immune to Electric, but it’s weak against Dragon, Fairy, and Ice-Type attacks. Alpha Pokémon will put up a fierce fight in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, but with the right strategy, trainers can add these massive ‘mon to their team.
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