One of the big new additions to the game franchise is the ability to ride Noble Pokémon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. Unlocked within the main story, these Noble Pokémon can be ridden when discovered as well as added to your team.
Here, we’re going through all ridable Pokémon in Legends Arceus, how to ride Pokémon, and how to get Wyrdeer, Ursaluna, Basculegion, Sneasler, and Hisuian Braviary into your team for battles.
Once you’ve unlocked a ridable Pokémon, press + to summon it and + again to return to travelling on foot.
Wyrdeer Riding Controls: Y to Jump, hold B to Dash, A to pick-up items, Left/Right and+ to summon/dismount.
Wyrdeer is the first ridable Pokémon that you encounter in Legends Arceus. As you’re working through the Missions in Obsidian Fieldlands with Adaman, you’ll meet Wyrdeer in a cut scene after beating the Alpha Kricketune at Deertrack Heights. When you return later in the Mission, Wyrdeer becomes ridable.
Wyrdeer is a land-based mount that can make it quicker and easier for you to get across the map in Legends Arceus. Its ability to Dash makes this even faster, as does its powerful Jump, which can get you up to hard-to-reach platforms on hillsides.
How to get a Wyrdeer in your team in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
If you want to get Wyrdeer in your team in Legends Arceus, you’ll first need to catch a Stantler in Wayward Wood of Coronet Highlands, Deertrack Heights of Obsidian Fieldlands, Windbreak Stand in Cobalt Coastlands, or Alabaster Icelands’ Glacier Terrace.
To evolve Stantler into Wyrdeer, you’ll need to level it up to at least Level 30 and change its moves within your team screen so that it knows Psyshield Bash. Next, you need to use Psyshield Bash a total of 20 times in Agile Style across battles to trigger its evolution and get the Normal-Psychic Wyrdeer.
Ursaluna Riding Controls: Y to Dig when prompted, A to pick-up items, Left/Right and+ to summon/dismount.
Ursaluna is the second ridable Pokémon that you’ll partner with in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. When you follow the main Missions out to Crimson Mirelands and meet Calaba, you’ll eventually prove yourself worthy of meeting and attempting to calm Ursaluna.
Ursaluna is a land-based mount whose only purpose is to discover buried treasure. Using the coloured radar that appears in front of the Pokémon, you can follow green blips until they turn orange and then into triple orange blips. When prompted, you press Y to Dig and uncover the buried treasure. The treasure ranges from bulk loads of Iron Chunks to Ursaring’s evolution item, Peat Block.
How to get Ursaluna in your team in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
To get an Ursaluna in your Pokémon team for battles in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you’ll first need to catch and level up a Teddiursa into an Ursaring or catch an Ursaring in the wild. Both of these Pokémon can be found in Ursa’s Ring in Crimson Mirelands as well as along Sonorous Path in the Coronet Highlands.
Once you have an Ursaring, you’ll need to find the evolution item Peat Block. To find Peat Block in Legends Arceus, summon the ridable Ursaluna by pressing + and follow its radar until you dig up a Peat Block. Next, you need to wait for a full moon. To speed up this process, go to the tent at a base camp, select Until Nightfall, check to see if the Peat Block will work in your Satchel, and if not, rest again until the next night and try again.
Basculegion Riding Controls: Y to Jump, hold B to Dash, ZR to Throw, Left/Right and+ to summon when in water.
The third Noble Pokémon to join your adventure is the Big Fish Pokémon, known as Basculegion. Once you’ve made it to Cobalt Coastlands, you’ll embark on a Mission line that will take you to Firespit Volcano, for which you’ll need the ridable swimming Pokémon. Palina and Iscan will join you for this part of the adventure.
Basculegion is a water-based ridable Pokémon, enabling you to swim across deep water and do so quickly. Its Dash controls make swimming from coast to coast rather fast, and its Jump allows you to get up on steeper islands. Uniquely, you can also throw Poké Balls and your team Pokémon out while riding Basculegion. To get more aiming time, after you’ve pressed Jump, hold ZR to go in slow motion.
How to get Basculegion in your team in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
This Water-Ghost Pokémon is said to be the result of a Basculin being possessed by the souls of those in its school. To reflect this, you replay the suffering with your Basculin. First, you’ll need to go to Tranquillity Cove or Islespy Shore of Cobalt Coastlands, Lake Acuity in Alabaster Icelands, or Fabled Spring in the Coronet Highlands to catch a Basculin.
Next, it needs to get the move Wave Crash into its set (learned at Level 34) and then used 27 times across battles. Each use of Wave Crash also damages the user – so this process may take several battles. Once you’ve met the criteria and the prompt shows, you’ll be able to evolve Basculin into Basculegion.
Sneasler Riding Controls: A to pick-up items, Left/Right and+ to summon/dismount.
Once you reach the Coronet Highlands in the Pokémon Legends: Arceus main Missions, you’ll find yourself chasing down Melli with the help of Ingo. He will eventually bring you to the Noble Pokémon Sneasler.
Sneasler is the ridable Pokémon that allows you to climb up cliffs and scale steep surfaces. Having Sneasler opens up a great many places that you previously couldn’t access in the initial three areas revealed in Legends Arceus. You can pick up items while riding Sneasler, and it automatically starts climbing cliffs and trees if you walk into them while riding.
How to get Sneasler in your team in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Ranking as one of the strongest Pokémon in Legends Arceus, you won’t be able to find Sneasler in the wild. So, you’ll first need to catch a Hisuian Sneasel in the wild. To do this, go to Celestica Trail or Primeval Grotto in Coronet Highlands or Avalugg’s Legacy and Glacier Terrace in Alabaster Icelands.
If you see a bunch of Sneasel, be sure to catch or battle them all. This is because Sneasel can drop its own evolution item, the Razor Claw, which is needed to evolve Sneasel into Sneasler. Alternatively, you could collect Lost Satchels around the maps until you amass 1,400 MP to get the Razor Claw from Simona’s Item Exchange. Then, all that you need to do is give Sneasel a Razor Claw to evolve it into Sneasler.
5. Hisuian Braviary
Braviary Riding Controls: Hold B to Dash, hold Y to Dive,Left/Right and+ to summon/dismount.
The fifth and final ridable Pokémon that you’ll get in Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the Hisuian Braviary. You’ll have the chance to impress the Noble Pokémon in battle once you’ve reached the highest platform of Snowpoint Temple in Alabaster Icelands, after completing the puzzle and trial put to you by Sabi.
When you summon Braviary from the ground, you’ll be swooped up into the air and then begin to glide, which means that you’ll constantly be losing altitude. So, for maximum flying distance on this ridable Pokémon, it’s best to summon Braviary from a high place or while falling from a high area. Use the Dive controls for a safe landing or, for a more daring drop, press + to fall from Braviary, + again for it to catch you close to the ground, and then + one more time for a quick landing.
How to get Hisuian Braviary in your team in Pokémon Legends: Arceus
To get Hisuian Braviary, you can either catch one in Alabaster Icelands (Lake Acuity) or catch a Rufflet in the same area and then level it up to Level 54. At Level 54, Rufflet can evolve to Hisuian Braviary. Despite being the final ridable Pokémon that you get in Legends Arceus, Braviary is the most straightforward to add to your team.
That’s all of the ridable Pokémon in Legends Arceus, how to use them, and how you can get the Noble Pokémon into your battle team. Each offers a quite unique typing and is needed for you to complete the Pokédex.