Pokémon Legends: Arceus — How to get Alolan Vulpix

Three Alolan Vulpix Pokemon Legends Arceus
Three Alolan Vulpix Pokemon Legends Arceus (Image credit: iMore)

During your travels through Pokémon Legends: Arceus' Hisui region, you'll have the chance to encounter 242 Pokémon. The regular Fire-type Vulpix shows up in Cobalt Islands, but if you want a special Ice-type Alolan Vulpix, you'll have to unlock a specific sidequest and complete the task it puts before you. It's pretty easy to do and soon you'll have your special snow-white friend in no time.

How to unlock Request 83: Snow-White Vulpix in the Snow

Keaka Pokemon Legends Arceus Alolan Vulpix Sidequest (Image credit: iMore)

You'll only be able to get your hands on an Alolan Vulpix in Pokémon Legends: Arceus once you've unlocked the proper sidequest.

  1. You must first reach Star Rank 5 or higher.
  2. Catch a regular Vulpix, located halfway along the Veilstone Cape within the Cobalt Coastlands.
  3. Go to Jubilife Village and enter the Galaxy Guildhall.
  4. Enter Professor Laventon's room and interact with the blackboard.
  5. Accept the Request 83: Snow-White Vulpix in the Snow.
  6. Now head to Alabaster Icelands.
  7. Talk to a man named Keaka at the basecamp to initiate the sidequest.

Where to find the five Alolan Vulpix

Pokemon Legends Arcues Alolan Vuplix Locations (Image credit: iMore)

You'll be rewarded with an Alolan Vulpix if you can find the five Alolan Vulpix that are playing in the snowy landscape. They are all located in the Avalanche Slopes, so head there and start looking around.

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1. On a cliff facing south into the Avalanche Slopes area. A Wisp is also located here if you haven't grabbed it yet.
2. Up on a cliff on the east side of the Avalanche Slopes near a Vivichoke plant.
3. Next to a tall rock with several dead trees around it.
4. On a cliff on the west side of the Avalanche Slopes. Ambipom spawn nearby.
5. On a cliff on the southeastern side. Near where the Alpha Garchomp spawns.

How to get Alolan Vulpix

Get Alolan Vulpix Pokemon Legends Arceus (Image credit: iMore)

Once you have located all five Alolan Vulpix, return to the basecamp and talk to Keaka. One of his Alolan Vulpix takes a liking to you and you get to take it with you. Alolan Vulpix first showed up in the Sun and Moon Pokémon games and doesn't spawn in the Hisui region naturally, so you'll only be able to get one.


Alolan Vulpix fits beautifully into the Alabaster Icelands so it's no wonder it was the only Alolan Pokémon to make it into Legends: Arceus. Get ready to show it off or you can also evolve it into Alolan Ninetales using an Ice Stone.

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  • Hi, An additional requirement is that you need to have already either seen or caught the regular Vulpix. I was rank 9 and couldn’t figure out how to unlock request 83 until I caught the regular Vulpix at the Cobalt Coastlands.
  • Thank you for that information. I've included it in the guide.
  • You also need to unlock Braviary as a rideable before the quest becomes available on the board.