While the game's main story may have ended, there is still plenty to be done in the Hisui region, with several side missions to complete and more pocket monsters to catch. One Pokémon that Trainers can add to their Pokédex is the legendary Heatran.
This guide will explain how to catch this legendary Pokémon, which side mission to complete and the best Pokémon to use in battle.
Where can you find Heatran in Pokémon Legends: Arceus?
Once Trainers have completed the mainline story, they must travel to the Ancient Retreat and look for Cogita. After chatting to the NPC, a series of tasks will trigger, which Trainers will need to complete for her.
One of these tasks is an optional side mission, Research Task 22: The Plate of Firespit Island. Select this mission and head out for the Cobalt Coastlands to begin.
To reach this location, set a course for the Firepit Island travel waypoint on the island's east side. Upon arrival, look for Warden Palina and head left from her location to find Warden Iscan and Irida outside the volcano's cave northeast on the island.
Speak to the NPCs before heading inside, where you'll find the Fire/Steel-type Pokémon ready for battle. Before engaging with Heatran, Trainers will need to drop the Pokémon's shields by covering it with mud.
Before starting this side mission, Trainers who acquired the Mud Ball item will find it easier to catch Heatran. Otherwise, grab some mud nearby to remove its shields and then battle with Heatran.
How to defeat Heatran in
Pokémon Legends: Arceus?
To defeat Heatran, any powerful Water, Ground or Fighting Pokémon will be most effective in this battle. However, based on the game's Pokédex, we recommend using Gyarados, Machamp or Lucario to overwhelm Heatran's moves.
Once Heatran's HP reflects yellow or red, the Pokémon should be ready to catch, which we suggest doing with a Great or Ultra Ball.
If Heatran isn't successfully caught, keep your Pokémon's HP high enough to survive the encounter whilst continuing to throw Poké Balls at Heatran.
After Heatran is caught, Trainers will have added another Pokémon to their Pokédex to use in future battles. In addition, catching Heatran will award them the Iron Plate, which will come in handy later when catching Arceus.
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