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How to Spawn Space-Time Distortions in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

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Key Takeaway

Your best bet for finding Space-Time Distortions is to spend a lot of time in one of the five major regions of the game. The longer you are in a region, the more likely Space-Time Distortions are to spawn. You can increase the odds of this by not passing time and not having any menus open.

To find certain Pokémon and items in Pokémon Legends: Arceus, you’ll need to explore Space-Time Distortions, a mechanic based on time. You can spawn Space-Time Distortions in any major region of the game.

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    Tips for Spawning Space-Time Distortions

    Player flying with Braviary towards a shimmering rainbow dome. Players must wait a while to spawn space-time distortions.

    Space-Time Distortions start occurring after you defeat the Noble Kleavor in the Obsidian Fieldlands. Clear the main mission in which this happens before trying to hunt down one of these tears in reality.

    The more time you spend in a region, the more likely Space-Time Distortions are to spawn. Staying in a region for 40 minutes is enough time for at least one Space-Time Distortion to appear.

    However, this amount of time needs to be continuous. Resting at a campsite and using fast travel will decrease the chances of a Space-Time Distortion showing up. Also, having a menu open pauses time, which also lowers the odds. Going back to Jubilife Village will reset the spawning timer, so avoid doing that.

    Towards the end of the game, before the main mission where you need to battle Dialga and Palkia, Space-Time Distortions occur more frequently. That’s the point in the game, between missions 13 and 18, when it would be best to farm resources and catch most Pokémon that only appear in Space-Time Distortions.

    Due to the nature of how Space-Time Distortions spawn, you can use an AFK method to find them. Leave Pokémon Legends: Arceus running on your Nintendo Switch and come back every five to ten minutes to see if one has spawned. Be sure to not have a menu open, as this pauses the game and doesn’t let time progress.

    Actions That Delay Spawning

    Here’s a list of all the actions that will pause time or will delay Space-Time Distortions from spawning:

    • Resting at camp
    • Entering a cave
    • Entering a building
    • Returning to Jubilife Village
    • Opening a menu
    • Talking to an NPC
    • Battling wild Pokémon
    • Battling trainers

    Some weather conditions can also prevent Space-Time Distortions from appearing. Here are the three weather conditions that do so:

    • Intense Sun
    • Snowstorms
    • Thunderstorms

    Distortion Spawning Chances Based on Time Passed

    Time PassedChance of Spawning
    5 minutes10% (20% if after main mission 13 and before main mission 18)
    10 minutes30%
    15 minutes50%
    25 minutes75%
    40 minutes100%

    All Space-Time Distortion Pokémon Spawns by Region

    A Weavile standing on a bridge in Jubilife Village at night.

    Although the exact locations of Space-Time Distortions are random, the Pokémon that spawn within them are fairly consistent. Each region has a different pool of pocket monsters that can spawn. Also, some Pokémon will only spawn after you defeat or catch Palkia and Dialga.

    Obsidian Fieldlands

    Here are the common Pokémon found in Space-Time Distortions that occur in the Obsidian Fieldlands:

    • Eevee
    • Leafeon
    • Sylveon
    • Haunter
    • Gengar
    • Lickitung
    • Lickilicky
    • Onix
    • Steelix
    • Ursaring
    • Toxicroak

    And here are the rare spawns:

    Crimson Mirelands

    Here are the common Pokémon found in Space-Time Distortions that occur in the Crimson Mirelands:

    • Eevee
    • Flareon
    • Umbreon
    • Snorlax
    • Heracross
    • Luxio
    • Luxray
    • Floatzel
    • Drifblim
    • Lopunny

    And here are the rare spawns:

    • Porygon
    • Porygon2
    • Porygon-Z
    • Cyndaquil (after catching Dialga or Palkia)
    • Quilava (after catching Dialga or Palkia)
    • Hisuian Typhlosion (after catching Dialga or Palkia)

    Cobalt Coastlands

    Here are the common Pokémon found in Space-Time Distortions that occur in the Cobalt Coastlands:

    • Eevee
    • Vaporeon
    • Flareon
    • Kadabra
    • Alakazam
    • Mr. Mime
    • Rhydon
    • Skunktank
    • Carnivine

    And here are the rare spawns:

    Coronet Highlands

    Here are the common Pokémon found in Space-Time Distortions that occur in the Coronet Highlands:

    • Eevee
    • Jolteon
    • Sylveon
    • Magmar
    • Octillery
    • Ambipom
    • Drapion
    • Dusclops
    • Dusknoir

    And here are the rare spawns:

    • Cranidos
    • Rampardos
    • Shieldon
    • Bastiodon
    • Rowlet (after catching Dialga or Palkia)
    • Dartix (after catching Dialga or Palkia)
    • Hisuian Decidueye (after catching Dialga or Palkia)

    Alabaster Icelands

    Here are the common Pokémon found in Space-Time Distortions that occur in the Alabaster Icelands:

    • Eevee
    • Espeon
    • Glaceon
    • Pikachu
    • Raichu
    • Electabuzz
    • Scyther
    • Rapidash
    • Tangrowth
    • Sealeo
    • Walrein

    And here are the rare spawns:

    • Scizor
    • Oshawott (after catching Dialga or Palkia)
    • Dewott (after catching Dialga or Palkia)
    • Hisuian Samurott (after catching Dialga or Palkia)