Pokémon Legends: Arceus may be an all-new kind of Pokémon experience, but some things are staying the same. Just like Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl before it, Trainers will be able to access some bonus content for having play data from other titles in the series on their Nintendo Switch. Among them are Legendary Pokémon and customization outfits that come from every pair of Pokémon games that have come to the system.  

Among them is the Mythical Pokémon Shaymin (specifically in its Land Forme), which was not available in BDSP on their launch. Anyone interested in obtaining this adorable, grassy hedgehog and potentially accessing its Sky Forme will be happy to know it’ll appear in Legends: Arceus at launch. 


Where to find Shaymin in Pokémon Legends: Arceus



To access Shaymin, you’ll need to have a play record from Pokémon Sword or Pokémon Shield on your Switch. This will grant you access to a special research request where you’ll be able to encounter Shaymin (Land Forme) in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. 

You can accept this request in Jubilife Village after you have seen the game’s credits.

After accepting this request, you’ll be given a location where you can then go to track down Shaymin. Fly over there and seek this Gen IV Mythical out!


How to catch Shaymin in Pokémon Legends: Arceus


Since the game isn’t out yet, we aren’t totally sure whether there are any special requirements needed to catch Shaymin, but once the game is out, we’ll be sure to update this guide!


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Written by Ricky Berg

When he isn’t writing for Nintendo Wire, Ricky’s anticipating the next Kirby, Fire Emblem, or if the stars ever align, Mother 3 to be released. Till then he’ll have the warm comfort of Super Smash Bros. to keep him going.