Weather patterns in Pokémon Legends: Arceus were revealed recently by a player, giving the odds of each possible weather pattern across the areas that make up the Hisui region. Weather patterns behave differently in Pokémon Legends: Arceus than other Pokémon games, with moves that trigger weather events removed. However, the type of weather present in each area has effects on Pokémon spawns and the effectiveness of moves in battle, making it crucial to be aware of.

Currently, Pokémon Legends: Arceus‘ weather patterns are made up of eight options – Sunny/Clear, Intensely Sunny, Cloudy, Rainy, Snowy, Foggy, Rain-stormy, and Snow-stormy. The weather patterns don’t appear in Jubilife Village, which is always in a state of Sunny/Clear skies. It has also likely been noticed by most players that not every weather type is possible in each area within Pokémon Legends: Arceus‘ Hisui region, with Fog and Snow limited to certain locations. Because of this, players will need to travel to certain areas to take advantage of the benefits provided by every forecast.


In a post shared by Sibuna_Switch on Twitter, a chart was provided breaking down the odds of each weather type across all areas. The chart shows that every location is weighted to have at least a 40 percent chance of Sunny/Clear weather, with the rest of the available chances divided by the area’s possible weather patterns. The chart also gives the time duration for weather pattern lengths, with weather in some areas, like the Obsidian Fieldlands, lasting between four to six minutes, and locations like the Alabaster Icelands ranging from two to four minutes. According to the details below the chart, the same weather pattern can occur several times in a row, creating long periods of rain, sunshine, or snow.

Players looking for a specific type of weather in any area of Pokémon Legends: Arceus can visit a Base Camp and sleep until morning. This will reset the weather for the map, giving players control originally taken away with the removal of weather-changing Pokémon moves. This will be especially helpful for those trying to evolve a Pokémon with a specific weather pattern requirement, like Hisuian Sliggoo, which only evolves into Hisuian Goodra during Rainy or Foggy weather. It can also be helpful to toggle Sunny/Clear weather in locations like the Alabaster Icelands, to help prevent Frostbite from affecting the non-Ice-type Pokémon in a player’s party.

While the majority of the weather patterns in Pokémon Legends: Arceus appear to be similar to the Wild Area weather in Sword and Shield, currently, there are no sandstorms for players to tackle in any of the areas of the Hisui region. However, it is possible this type of weather could be introduced via potential DLC for Pokémon Legends: Arceus alongside a new area map sometime in the future. While nothing has been confirmed by Nintendo regarding extended content for Pokémon Legends: Arceus, the possibility of additional content would likely be exciting for those enjoying the new mechanics in the game.

Source: Sibuna_Switch/Twitter

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