How to change movesets in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

There’s a lot of magic at work when it comes to what made Pokémon so popular in the first place. Something about the creature design, the ability to collect new ones on your journey, the RPG mechanics and more brought this series to a peak of popularity where it remains today. Pokémon Legends: Arceus is the first major game to make significant changes to any of these formulas, especially the battles. It’s still all about moves, with each Pokémon learning and using different moves against each other, but many of the details have been tweaked.

In past games, the way you could change a Pokémon’s moveset wasn’t always an option. Once you’ve learned up to four moves, each new move you might learn will replace one, with no way to get it back, except for a few special situations where items are used. This was a restrictive and even stressful system which Pokémon Legends: Arceus removes in favor of a more flexible system that encourages you to play with new moves. Changing Pokémon’s moves Pokémon Legends: Arceus is pretty easy once you know how to do it, so let us add this new skill to your move list with this tutorial.

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How to change your Pokémon’s moveset

Just like in previous games, your Pokémon will always be limited to 4 moves they can use in battle at any given time. As Pokémon progress, they’ll occasionally have the ability to learn new skills, but now you don’t have to choose which one you’ll lose, perhaps forever, when the fifth move is learned. You can replace their active moves from the list of total moves the Pokémon knows at any time.

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Step 1: Once the Pokémon has learned more than four moves, open your bag and select the Pokémon you want to change movesets for.

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Step 2: Choose Change of move the ability to see a list of all the moves Pokémon know on the left, and the ones they’ve equipped on the right.

Step 3: Select the move you want your Pokémon to learn from the total list of moves on the left, followed by the move it will replace on the right.

Step 4: Press x to confirm your changes.

Step 5: Close the menu and your Pokémon will have a brand new set of moves!

Other ways of learning new movements

Aside from just leveling up, you can also teach your Pokémon new moves by talking to Zisu at the training ground in Jubilife Village. Somewhat like HMs from previous games, she can teach your list moves that they would otherwise never get through leveling alone. The moves a Pokémon can learn will still be limited based on their evolution and current level, and each move Zisu teaches will cost you some Pokébucks, but it might be worth it to give your Pokémon an extra edge in battle that they wouldn’t otherwise get.

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