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Pokémon Legends: Arceus — Star Rank Guide

Pokemon Legends Arceus Switch Professor Laventon Hero
Pokemon Legends Arceus Switch Professor Laventon Hero (Image credit: iMore)

The latest Pokémon game, Pokémon Legends: Arceus, has really shaken up what players are used to seeing. One of the largest gameplay changes includes getting rid of the Gym Badge system and replacing it with Star Rank. Now, instead of progressing through the game by defeating gym leaders, your sole focus is on building the first Pokédex.

Your research tasks include catching, battling, and evolving Pokémon to learn more about them to put into the Pokédex. These tasks earn you points toward your Star Rank. This big change from other Pokémon games does have some sweet rewards. In addition to opening different regions of the map, you will also earn the ability to use new Pokéballs along with the recipe for them, as well as some other items that are useful in battle. While we haven't made it all the way through the Star Ranks yet, we will be sure to update it as soon as possible. Here's the breakdown so far.

Star Rank rewards

Star RankHighest Pokémon level that obeysReward
One20Heavy Ball Recipe, Revive Recipe
Two30Feather Ball Recipe, Super Potion Recipe
Three40Great Ball Recipe
Four50Leaden Ball Recipe, Hyper Potion Recipe
Five65Wing Ball Recipe
Six80Ultra Ball Recipe, Max Potion Recipe
SevenAllGigaton Ball Recipe
Eight-Jet Ball Recipe, Full Restore Recipe
Nine-10 Rare Candy, 20 Grit Pebbles
Ten-TBD

Shoot for the moon

Make your journey through the Hisuian Region of Pokémon Legends: Arceus and explore new areas as your Star Rank grows. The rewards you receive at each new rank will make your battles and catching Pokémon even easier. Now that you know what's ahead of you in this game, go earn your stars!

Alex Huebner
Alex Huebner

Alex has been working with iMore as a Freelance Gaming Writer for three years. You can also find a few articles of hers on Android Central and Windows Central. She regularly covers Nintendo Switch games and accessories as well as iOS game apps. In addition to the Nintendo Switch, you may also find her playing on the PlayStation and PC. When she doesn’t have a controller in hand she likes to spend her time with her husband, son, and dogs, exploring new places, or hiding away with a book (or comic book). A few of her favorite games include the Zelda franchise, Little Nightmares, and Animal Crossing.