There are many legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, including some new additions. While all of the legendary Pokémon in the game are great to have on a team, there is a clear leader regarding which is the best. The namesake of the game, Arceus, is a fantastic Pokémon and stands as the best legendary in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

Arceus

Arceus is a powerhouse of a Pokémon. By default, it is a Normal-type Pokémon, though Arceus has the ability to change its typing using plates. It has a weakness only to Fighting-type moves by default, though that will also change depending on the plate. Arceus has a solid 120 across all stats, making it a threat to opponents in every aspect.

Arceus’ Stats and Strengths/Weaknesses (Depending on plate)

  • Type: Normal (Changes with plates)
  • Stat Total: 720
    • HP: 120
    • Attack: 120
    • Special Attack: 120
    • Defense: 120
    • Special Defense: 120
    • Speed: 120
Damage ModifierMove Types
4x Increased DamageN/A
2x Increased DamageFighting Type
0.5x Less DamageN/A
0.25x Less DamageN/A
ImmunitiesGhost Type

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Other great Legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

The other legendary Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is also impressive, but Giratina, Palkia, and Dialga are the real MVPs. Origin Dialga and Origin Palkia are contenders as well, as there are very minor differences performance-wise, but Dialga and Palkia simply have a more practical application with their higher attack stat.

Giratina (Origin)

Giratina is an attack-heavy Pokémon but can hold its own in a battle as well. Its dual-typing of Ghost and Dragon gives it access to some great moves, like Shadow Force and Dragon Pulse.

  • Type: Ghost and Dragon
  • Stat Total: 680
    • HP: 150
    • Attack: 120
    • Special Attack: 120
    • Defense: 100
    • Special Defense: 100
    • Speed: 90

Dialga

Dialga’s Steel and Dragon dual-typing gives it a ridiculous amount of resistances and even immunity to Poison-type damage. It has a huge attack and special attack, letting it deal massive blows to opponents in battle.

  • Type: Dragon and Steel
  • Stat Total: 680
    • HP: 100
    • Attack: 120
    • Special Attack: 150
    • Defense: 120
    • Special Defense: 100
    • Speed: 90

Palkia

Palkia has slightly less HP than Dialga, but the same great attack capability. It has far fewer resistances, but its Water and Dragon-typing give it access to some pretty great moves like Hydro Pump and Spacial Rend.

  • Type: Dragon and Water
  • Stat Total: 680
    • HP: 90
    • Attack: 120
    • Special Attack: 150
    • Defense: 100
    • Special Defense: 120
    • Speed: 100

Want to read more about Pokémon Legends: Arceus and its lore? Check out What does “Arceus” mean? Name origin of Pokémon Legends Arceus on Pro Game Guides!

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