Pokemon Legends: Arceus controls guide

Learn the Pokémon Legends: Arceus controls for exploration and battle!

Even experienced Pokémon players will find themselves starting afresh in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. To help you get to grips the new open format, we’ve rounded up the Pokémon Legends Arceus controls on Nintendo Switch. Check the lists below to find out how to perform each action while exploring the world and while battling.

Pokemon Legends: Arceus controls guide

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You’ll find the Pokémon Legends: Arceus controls split into two different sectors. The first is for the controls when exploring Jubilife Village and the Hisui region, researching new Pokémon as you go. The second set of controls only apply during battles. Note that these include details for how to instruct Pokémon during turn-based battles, while the former set will need to be used during Noble fights while controlling your human character.

General Pokémon Legends: Arceus controls

Control

Action

Left Analog Stick

Move 

Click In Left Analog Stick

Dash

Right Analog Stick

Move camera

A

Investigate/Talk

B

Crouch

X

Swap between Item and Poké Ball Bar

Y

Dodge

L or R

Change Item or Pokémon

Zl

Focus on nearby target (first person if no targets nearby)

Zr

Aim and throw item or Pokémon

Minus

Check Arc Phone (incl. map)

Plus

Ride Pokémon

D-Pad Up

Open Menu

D-Pad Down

Open Pokédex

D-Pad Left or Right

Ride a different Pokémon

Battle Pokémon Legends: Arceus controls

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Control

Action

Left Analog Stick

Move 

Right Analog Stick

Move camera

A

Select move

B

Run away

X

Ready item or Pokémon

Y

View action order

L or R

Change Item or Pokémon

Zl

Change target

Zr

Throw item or Pokémon

Plus

Check status

D-Pad Up

Check Items

D-Pad Down

Check party Pokémon

Those are the full Pokémon Legends: Arceus controls for Nintendo Switch. Be sure to visit our hub page for the game to find more useful tips!

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