The Pokémon series is known for several features that are staples of the franchise and return for practically every game. Besides the Pokémon, catching and battling wild Pokémon are some of the most important aspects. So you might be wondering how to battle wild Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.

To battle wild Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you will need to equip a Pokémon of your own and throw it at the wild Pokémon or near it. This will release your Pokémon and engage the wild one in battle. Once in battle, you will need to defeat it, capture it, or run.

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To defeat a wild Pokémon in battle, you must reduce its HP to zero by using your Pokémon’s attacks. These can be used in the Agile style or the Strong style, and you should mix up your strategy depending on which Pokémon you face. Matching up type to exploit its weakness will help as well.

If you intend to capture the Pokémon instead, weaken it but not knock it out. If you knock it out, you cannot catch it. Battling wild Pokémon is a good way to increase your odds of capturing a Pokémon and leveling up your own.

For more information on Pokémon, check out All New Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus and All Special Bonuses in Pokémon Legends: Arceus on Pro Game Guides.

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