Pokémon Legends Arceus Daybreak update is here! V.1.1.0 introduces tons of new content, including changes to preexisting mechanics!
Whether you enjoy shiny hunting, Requests, or fighting your way through mass outbreaks, there’s something here for everyone!
Let’s look at what’s new in Pokémon Legends Arceus Daybreak!
How to Update to Daybreak
Before we check out the new content in Daybreak, let’s make sure we know how to install the latest update!
Luckily, you don’t need Nintendo Switch Online to install Pokémon Legends Arceus Daybreak. All you need is an internet connection to update your game!
- Connect your Nintendo Switch to the internet (System Settings)
- Move to the Pokémon Legends Arceus tile on the home screen and press the + button.
- Click Software Update.
- If the game has not updated automatically, click Via the internet.
- Wait for the game to update!
New Content in Daybreak
There is a lot to unpack with the Pokémon Legends Arceus Daybreak update. Let’s break things down one by one!
Massive Mass Outbreaks
The biggest new inclusion in Pokémon Legends Arceus Daybreak is Massive Mass Outbreaks. Players will need to complete the Main Quest to start this new content. Afterward, go to the Obsidian Fieldlands Heights Camp and talk to Mai. Once you complete Mai’s Request questline, you will be able to trigger Massive Mass Outbreaks.
How to Trigger Massive Mass Outbreaks
Massive Mass Outbreaks (MMO) are similar to regular Mass Outbreaks (MO). However, where only one species of Pokémon spawn in regular MOs, multiple species will appear during MMOs!
These MMOs will only last for a limited time, depending on weather conditions. It’s impossible to reach every area before the MMO subsides, so check the map and head to the closest areas first!
MMOs appear at random. Once Mai’s Request questline has been completed, you will have access to the MMO map to see what species appear in what areas. This is a great way to obtain rare, Alpha, and even Shiny Pokémon!
Several new Requests have been added into Daybreak that were not part of the base game.
Starting from Request number 95, these continue past number 120!
These new Requests range from investigating the new Massive Mass Outbreaks, delivering items, defeating Alpha Pokémon, and more!
New Shiny Hunting Methods
The best way to shiny hunt in Pokémon Legends Arceus Daybreak is with the new Massive Mass Outbreak system. However, this method only increases your odds of finding a shiny Pokémon and not the specific species you may be looking for.
Massive Mass Outbreaks can trigger secondary Outbreaks, which have a chance to spawn Alpha Pokémon exclusively. Popular YouTuber AustinJohnPlays detailed that battling Pokémon instead of catching them gives better odds for the same species to appear. Because of this, it increased your chances to find shiny Pokémon. Additionally, if the second Outbreak appears, you will have the chance to capture shiny Alpha Pokémon!
Eternal Battle Reverie
The Eternal Battle Reverie is unlocked after completing Request 102. Furthermore, you will have to have completed all main missions and catch every Pokémon in the game! After watching a brief cutscene in Jubilife City, you will unlock this new challenge mode. You’re good to go upon listening to the legendary Pokémon Arceus explain the rules!
The Eternal Battle Reverie is a gauntlet of battles. However, what makes this challenging are the restrictions placed on you. Items are forbidden, the lowest level encounter will be Lv.60, and the further you progress, those levels rise to Lv.100!
If your team faints, you will exit the mode. However, there are lots of wishes you can buy using points from victorious battles to help you. These include:
- Change Lead Pokemon (2pt): Switch your lead Pokémon (it otherwise stays the same throughout your session).
- Restore HP (10pt): Restore a party member to full health.
- Restore PP (30pt): Restore all Pokémon’s PP to max.
- Choose Different Opponents (10pt): Reroll to a new opponent.
- Inflict Status (5pt): Inflict one of the five major status conditions to your next opponent.
- Sacrifice HP for Points (2pt): Reduce your HP by 50% but double your next points gained.
Eternal Battle Reverie Rewards
There are lots of rewards for the dedicated trainers who complete the Eternal Battle Reverie. Players can expect to receive rare items like nuggets, Rare/EXP candies, Star Pieces, and more! Additionally, those who attain a 50 battle win streak and defeat Arceus will earn an exclusive mark on their Trainer card!
Path of Solitude
The Path of Solitude is unlocked after completing Request 102. You will need to empty out your team until you only have one party member. From here, speak to Ingo, and you can battle against one Pokémon. Every Pokémon in the game has a unique 1v1 opponent.
This enemy will usually counter your choice in some way, either in type or move set. Additionally, they will never be below Lv. 60 and items in battle are forbidden.
Path of Solitude Rewards
Unlike the Eternal Battle Reverie, the rewards for the Path of Solitude are more for aesthetics. You will receive Exp candies for each win. However, the main prize is that victorious Pokémon will receive a mark in the Pokédex commemorating their achievement.
There are plenty of difficult type matchups here (for example, Rowlet‘s opponent being Cyndaquil). So make sure to brush up on your type advantages beforehand! Knowing more than “dog pokémon beats cat Pokémon” is vital to your success!
There are 242 available Pokémon in Legends: Arceus. Check out the full list of Pokémon available in Legends: Arceus here.
While not part of the main Pokémon Legends Arceus Daybreak update, players can enter the code ARCEUSADVENTURE in the mystery gift menu to receive 30 Ultra Balls, 30 Gigaton Balls, and 30 Jet Balls.
Pokémon Legends: Arceus has recently received its latest DLC, Daybreak. It is unknown whether more DLC will be coming to the game at this time.