Pokemon Legends: Arceus: How to master moves

Learn how to master moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus so you can unleash Agile and Strong stance whenever needed.

When your Pokémon master moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, they’ll unlock the ability to swap the attack into Agile and Strong stances. It’s a powerful new feature to the battle system, but you’ll first need to know how to master moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. This new system requires putting in time or spending a valuable resource. In this guide, we’ll walk you through all the options available to master moves.

How to master moves

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There are two ways to master moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. The first, is level up Pokémon with that move equipped. Each time your Pokémon levels up, it’ll also level up its skill with any equipped moves. It doesn’t actually matter whether you’re using the move or not – so long as it’s equipped to your Pokémon, the move will be mastered after several levels. 

As a result of this system, it’s important to swap in your preferred moves as soon as possible, because at higher levels, it’ll take far longer to increase enough to master moves. XP-granting items like Rare Candy can also help speed up this process.

When a Pokémon masters a move, a small scroll icon will appear next to it in the move list. You can then use Agile and Strong stance for that move. Make sure you change your Pokémon moves to ensure you’re gaining mastery for the attacks you want.

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The second method to master moves in Pokémon Legends Arceus is to spend a Seed of Mastery at the training grounds. In Jubilife Village, speak with Zisu at the training grounds – they’re found at the opposite end of the street to the expedition gate.

Provided you have a Seed of Mastery in your storage or Satchel, Zisu can use it to help your Pokémon master moves instantly. The downside to this route is that Seeds of Mastery are extremely rare. You’ll gain them through quests including tracking down the wisp locations around each map.

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Because Seeds of Mastery are so rare, we recommend saving this method for how to master moves for higher-level Pokémon. It’ll speed up the process massively for high-level creatures when compared to early levels you can blast through quickly.

That’s all we can teach you about how to master moves in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Check out our other guides including how to mass release Pokémon so that you’re boosting your effort levels alongside those moves.

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Henry Stenhouse serves an eternal punishment as the Associate Editor of AllGamers. He spent his younger life studying the laws of physics, even going so far as to complete a PhD in the subject before video game journalism stole his soul. Confess your love of Super Smash Bros. via email at henry.stenhouse@allgamers.com, or catch him on Twitter.

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