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How to Trigger the Full Moon in Pokémon Legends: Arceus

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Key Takeaway

To trigger a full moon, simply keep resting until nightfall. Do this continuously until the night of a full moon.

You’ll need a full moon if you want to obtain an Ursaluna or complete Request #67 in Pokémon Legends: Arceus. You can let time pass organically, or you can use a simple trick to trigger a full moon whenever you want.

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    How to Get the Moon to Be Full

    A player about to sleep in a camp bed until nightfall to force a full moon night to happen.

    Either in your house’s bed in Jubilife Village or in a camp bed, you can rest until any time of day. This will progress time until the next day or night. By continually doing this, you can essentially fast forward time until the right type of night.

    Check the Night Sky

    A player riding Sneasler looking at a full moon from atop a mountain.

    If you’re unsure what moon phase is active, be sure to look up at the sky when night falls. This will help you gauge how much longer you’ll need to wait and how many more nights you’ll need to skip through.

    While it’s dark, you can also make great use of this time by seeking out Pokémon that only spawn when the sun is down. Plenty of Ghost-type pocket monsters appear during the darkest hours, so get ready for some spooky encounters!

    Reasons Why You’ll Need the Moon to Be Full

    As mentioned earlier, there are a couple of key things that need to be done during a specific part of the moon cycle. The first is that Ursaring can only evolve when there’s a great white disc in the sky. Although, you’ll also need a Peat Block for this specific evolution.

    The second is for Request #67 “The Clefairy’s Moonlit Dance”. For this request, you’ll need to find a bunch of Clefairy dancing when the sky is as bright as possible. You’ll need to head to the Fabled Spring in the Coronet Highlands for this. Just be wary of the Alpha Clefable in the area.