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After you have rolled the credits of Pokémon Legends: Arceus, a whole new world of exploration opens up for you in the end game. One of the very first tasks that lies before you is searching for a series of missing plates you will need later in the game to summon you know who! Lucky for us, it looks like the Lake Trio may have one of them for us, and eventually, you can even capture them! Here’s what you need to do to find and capture Uxie, Mesprit, and Azelf in Pokémon Legends: Arceus.


How to find the Lake Trio in Pokémon Legends: Arceus



  • After the main story concludes, speak with Cogita at her home in the Ancient Retreat. After a quick chat, she will give you a few tasks. One of which is called Research Task 21: The Plate of the Lakes.
  • Head to Obsidian Fieldlands and go head West to Lake Verity. An Alpha Goodra will greet you. Defeat or capture it and Mespirit will appear and grant you a piece of the Red Chain, a powerful item you will need later in the game.
  • Head to the Alabaster Icelands and go North to Lake Acuity. There a Battle with an Alpha Zoroark will begin. After you capture or Defeat it, Uxie will appear asking you a a question about how many eyes certin Pokémon have. The answer to her riddle is “60131.” After giving her the correct answer, she grants you another piece of the Red Chain.
  • Finally, head to the Crimson Mirelands and head North to Lake Valor where Azelf resides. An Alpha Quilfish will greet you that you must capture or defeat. Afterwards, you will be tasked to hit Azelf with a balm. A task which is quite impossible. Azelf will ask you several times if you want to give up. Always say “No.” Eventually, Azelf will give you the final piece of the Red Chain and disappear.


How to catch the Lake Trio in Pokémon Legends: Arceus


With the Red Chain assembled, the Lake Trio will return to their lakes, awaiting you to capture them! Head back to each cave and start a battle with each of the Trio. If you have Ultra Balls on hand, they aren’t too hard to capture! And that’s it! you now have the Legendary lake guardians at your disposable! Use them well!


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