How to Update Pokémon Legends: Arceus

In this article, you'll learn how to update Pokémon Legends: Arceus.


  • This update must be applied in order to use the game’s Internet features.

  • A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use the game's online features.

  • Save data will still be available for use after downloading the update.

  • The update will download and install automatically if the system is connected to the internet and the Auto-Update Software setting is enabled. If there is not enough system memory or microSD card storage to download the update, you will first need to expand or free up memory space and then follow the steps below.

  • All players must be using the same version of the software to play together. Please make sure you have the same update version as the person you are playing with.

On February 28, 2022, a new software update for Pokémon Legends: Arceus became available for download. Please take a moment to download and install this update while your Nintendo Switch console is connected to the internet.

Complete these steps

  1. Connect the Nintendo Switch console to the Internet.

  2. From the HOME Menu, select the icon for the software you wish to update without starting the game or application.

  3. Press the + or - Button on your controller, then select Software Update followed by Via the Internet.

  4. Once the update is installed, the newest version number will be displayed on the title screen.

Update history

  • Ver. 1.1.0 (Released February 28, 2022)

  • Ver. 1.0.2 (Released February 9, 2022)

  • Ver. 1.0.1 (Released January 27, 2022)

Ver. 1.1.0 (Released February 28, 2022)

  • Newly Added Requests
    New requests you can enjoy after viewing the game’s end credits have been added.* Some of these requests will task you with surveying occurrences of the mysterious Massive Mass Outbreak phenomenon, in which simultaneous mass outbreaks of Pokémon occur throughout an area of the Hisui region. You can keep enjoying Massive Mass Outbreaks even after completing the related requests.


    If you’re using a save data in which you’ve have already viewed the game’s end credits, you can enjoy post-credits content immediately after updating the game.

    * If you’re using a save data in which you’ve have already viewed the game’s end credits, you can enjoy post-credits content immediately after updating the game.

  • The Newly Added Eternal Battle Reverie
    After viewing the game’s end credits and completing all of the requests added in this update, you will be able to access the Eternal Battle Reverie. In the Eternal Battle Reverie, you’ll be able to meet Arceus in your dreams and attempt a test of strength. Hone your Pokémon battle skills and see how long of a win streak you can earn.

  • New Battles Added to the Training Grounds
    After completing all the new requests regarding Massive Mass Outbreaks, you’ll be able to participate in the Path of Solitude or the Path of Tenacity at the Jubilife Village training grounds.* In the Path of Solitude, you must choose one Pokémon to use in a difficult battle tailored to that specific Pokémon. When you complete one of these battles, your Pokédex will be updated with a new mark.

    In the Path of Tenacity, you will be able to enjoy battling the wardens and other characters you met during your journey.

    *To participate in all Path of Tenacity battles, you will have to complete several newly added requests in addition to those pertaining to Massive Mass Outbreaks.

  • New Features Added to the Photography Studio
    Once you complete the new requests mentioned above, people that you’ve met during your travels will come visit the photography studio, and you will be able to take photographs with them.

  • New High-Difficulty Balloon Race Added to Coronet Highlands
    After completing all the requests added in this update, you can try your hand at a new balloon race challenge in the Coronet Highlands. Utilize the various Pokémon you can ride and aim to complete the challenge.

  • An Additional Special Berry Harvest at the Farm in Jubilife Village
    You can now request a new special Berry harvest at the Jubilife Village fields and grow Berries that you previously could not.

  • Changes to the Function of the Ginkgo Guild
    When you buy items from Ginter at the Ginkgo Guild cart in Jubilife Village, you will now have several options to choose from.

  • Other Update Details

    • We have fixed an issue that kept players from advancing the mission “The Plate of Moonview Arena” if they took a specific action within that mission.

    • We have fixed an issue in which under certain conditions, the weather could become stuck in one state.

    • A number of other issues have also been fixed in order to improve your gameplay experience.

Ver. 1.0.2 (Released February 8, 2022)

  • Fixed an issue where, while offline, the screen could freeze after trying to pick up a lost satchel by throwing out a ball that contains a Pokémon.

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes made it difficult to catch Cherrim.

  • Fixed an issue where a certain event would not occur during a particular Mission, preventing the scenario from proceeding as intended.

  • Fixed an issue where players could obtain certain Pokémon twice instead of once only as intended, prohibiting the player from obtaining other certain Pokémon. The relevant Pokémon will appear for players who were unable to catch those certain Pokémon due to this issue.

Ver. 1.0.1 (Released January 26, 2022)

  • Fixed some problems for a better gaming experience.